This super sweet project was truly a delight to work on, not only because I got to put together something really fun and bright, but also because the client was a dream!
Renee had ordered a rush batch of our Mad Hatter invitations for her future daughter-in-law’s bridal shower just a few weeks earlier. But with a full schedule of wedding events still on the horizon and a little more lead time, she decided to go for something more personal and commissioned Mountain Paper to create a custom look for the next party .
Like many southern belles, Elizabeth’s wedding palette was bright and cheerful. The blues and oranges were perfectly suited for her tropical destination wedding in Antigua, but also translated easily for events at home in Louisiana. Renee and her right hand man, Reagan, came to me with a charming idea for a die cut wedding gown card. They even shared a picture of the bride’s dress with me, purely for research! (Don’t worry, Lizzy, the pic stayed on lock-down!)
We put together a style guide that included a modern script, a bold pattern and ribbon detail with a die cut that was a pared-down version of the bride’s actual dress. The design itself is totally type-driven and simple because we wanted the unique shape to be the star.
After we ran these guys through the die cutter, I got down to some serious ribbon tying… and quickly realized that I actually didn’t know how to tie a perfect knot bow (for shame, I know!). They kept going all wonky and sideways on me. Thankfully, I found this handy tutorial and was a certified bow master in no time. Hey, you learn a new skill every day in this line of work…
We finished off the envelopes with a bold patterned liner (I’m calling it “gate peak” because it looks like the top of my wrought iron gate.) and printed all the addresses to save Reagan a hand cramp.
Of course, no southern bride would dream of entertaining without a stock of thank you notes, so we designed a batch of cards to match!
Thank you, Renee and Reagan, for coming to Mountain Paper for this project! Can we plan another party soon? I miss you guys already!