In the past I've had some interest in how I go about producing my custom designs and how I gain inspiration. I would love to share my process and how a custom design goes from start to finish.
I always like to go a little further and pull my own inspiration board together based on the details the bride has given me. Here were a few things that inspired the invitation design:
19th century design/typography/advertisements
57 chevy (the groom's contribution)
colors: red and seafoam
vintage new orleans signage
this was particularly challenging because I had to mesh 19th century style with 1950's style, and throw in a car somewhere. I've certainly learned a lot about mixing the styles of different eras. Here is the final design for the invitation, reply card, and welcome party invitation:
the car illustration is my pride and joy. another fun detail in the invitation is that we pulled the fonts from the "Sazerac" logo (see first board in the middle with the glasses) and used them in different places -- "october eighth" " new orleans" and "august first" all use this unique looking font. here it is in more detail:
I love using little details that only the bride and groom know their significance. in this case, the fonts used are reminiscent of a New Orleans originated cocktail. The guests may not notice, but it makes the invitation that much more special.