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Fabric and Textiles

I met Anya and Ryan months ago when we were discussing their save the dates. Anya’s wedding planner, Emily of Izzey Design, and I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely couple at their home. They were perfect hosts. While sitting down with the bride, wine glass in tow,  I noticed that her eye was drawn to fabrics and textiles. More specifically, she loved repeating patterns with round shapes. That was my starting point. As you can imagine, when I found a handcrafted paper, that looked like fabric, and had gold, round mums, I nearly fell out of my chair. It was perfect! Even the colors were perfect! From there, I created a mock up. The invitation was adorned with linen fabric sewn to the paper. The RSVP in a similar style. The only thing left in question was how to keep them together as one grand package. As you can see in the photo below, I decided on a belly band sealed with the couple’s logo that is not only on their save the dates, but will also be incorporated throughout the ceremony and reception.

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I like to call it, “eclectic”

Being creative for other people is one thing…being creative for your own event is just plain stressful! Most people think that being a designer would mean that I would easily be able to create paper goods for my own wedding. You would think I would be able to whip out an invitation suite in a days time. That’s exactly what I thought until I actually sat down to start sketching.

My mother used to say that she loved shopping with me because I loved everything. I would pick up a shirt and say, “I love this!” I would grab a purse off the rack and say, “Mom, this is amazing! I have to have it!” My taste is all over the place that it makes it challenging to pick a direction, but even more challenging to stick with it.
The image attached in this blog in the direction I have chosen to stick with for the wedding. There are other pieces that go along with the invite, however I’ll leave those a secret for now.
Until next time…
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