Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fall Wedding - Miami Retro Inspired

Yey!! Our first fall wedding feature for the year! When Shaunta contacted us, she said she loved our our site because it was so colorful and that is just what she was looking for. Fall in general is such a colorful time of year, which makes it all the more fun for wedding invitation designs. There are so many rich colors options to chose from. Shaunta's wedding colors are oranges, browns and raspberry.
She loved the idea of a chocolate pocket fold with two different shades of orange shimmer insert cards. We incorporated the raspberry as an ink color and Swarovski crystal embellishments.

Through this process we have also had the pleasure of working with Gabrielle Tucker from Faire La Fete, Shaunta's wedding coordinator. She is so sweet to work with and does great work! She even designed their monogram for them.

The design inspiration for this invitation, was based on the location of the reception, The Orion Ballroom in downtown Dallas. A few words from Gabrielle describing the event: "This location was chosen because it is located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Dallas skyline. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by waiters that will serve different martinis such as: lemon drops, cosmopolitans, cherry martinis, and passed hor d’ourves. For comfort, we will have a very sexy and hip lounge area equipped Miami-style furniture (white, leather lounge seating) and custom-made pillows with their monogram."

After reading the description, I knew I wanted the invitations to have kind of a retro/contemporary feel. We chose 3 different retro-styled patterns for each insert card. The square pattern really reminds me of patterns in architectural/landscaping elements you would see in Miami, and wait until you see all of the fun accessories to come...

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