All in the details

To say that we've been busy in the studio is an understatement. There's been scarcely enough time in the day to get jobs out the door, let alone photograph and blog them. However, last weekend, free for a change from endless summer craft fairs, I spent a short while taking some shots of our recent designs and print work. Here are a collection of details from invites for fall weddings.

The lime and magenta/purple combination has been big this past year. It's an eclectic pairing but these art nouveau inspired vines suited the scheme nicely.

Silhouetted wildflowers were striking in a rich red on bright white paper.

I just love the effect of a super-pale tint fully bleeding under rich, dark text. A forest of birch trees abstracted beautifully, captivating rather than competing with the invitation copy in a simply delicious shade of dusty plum.

This snippit is from a wedding where the couple asked for something akin to henna art. I'd had peacocks on the brain which inspired some of the elements in the design.

Alexa and Dan's rehearsal dinner will be a traditional Mexican meal so I designed them some papel picado banners for the invite.

The same couple will be marrying at a vineyard in California's wine country so I sketched the barn where they'll be married overlooking the rolling vineyards.

This last little bi-plane banner is part of a belly band which will wrap around the invitation suite (flying over a sketched city skyline). The couple hired a calligrapher to write each guest's name in the banner so they'll have a personalized invitation. What a great idea!

The wedding scene has quieted down for the time being, which is perfect as we head straight into the Gift Show and then printing for the holiday season in the early fall. Maybe we'll even find time for a vacation!