I'm lucky to have a number of friendships rooted early in my childhood—some of my very first pals in life are still close friends today. When one of my first friends, Nicole, got engaged, I was thrilled to design her save-the-dates and invitations.
Nicole and I met when we went to preschool together and, incidentally, her future husband Daniel was just a few years ahead of us. This meant we all had the same adorable school photo one year, so for the save-the-date I merged Nicole and Daniel's school photos, as if they'd been together all along. We printed them on magnets to create the ultimate school-photo fridge adornment for friends and family.
Inspiration for the invitations came from Nicole's plan to use ribbons as decoration throughout the wedding, but it would be a formal affair and she wanted an invitation that would be elegant and timeless. I decided to photograph sheer, metallic ribbons in different arrangements to use as decorative elements, printed in black and silver ink for a little shimmer. The elegant but playful typopgraphy and silver wash on the back conveyed the occasion's lighthearted sophistication.
The invitation itself is composed to suggest a chuppah, the awning under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding. We used icons to indicate guests' dinner choices on the RSVP card, and I filled them with the ribbon texture so they blended with overall look.
Additionally, I designed a logotype for Nicole and Daniel to use however they pleased. They ordered a stamp to use for thank-you notes and hospitality bags, crafted custom coasters, and even went as far as to order a decal for the dance floor!
Congrats to Nicole and Daniel!