Yesterday Camille (my bridesmaid) spent the day developing the design elements for the save-the-dates and invites, and closer to the time, these elements will be worked into the menus, table numbers and thank you cards. We are sending out email save-the-dates soon, followed by invitations, directions and advice about Melbourne in the mail.
I was inspired by my walk through The Tuileries in Paris last April - and this has been the base of the colour scheme for the wedding. These are my colours. I knew they would feature in the wedding immediately on that grey afternoon in Paris.
And so Camille worked her magic in photoshop and illustrator to put together a completely beautiful set of save the date cards and invitations. Fonts were chosen from DaFont within about a minute - we selected two fonts that are, as my friend said, "so evocative of love and happiness". They're titled 'Always and forever' and 'A ray of sunshine'. We laughed because she has a graphic design eye and I have a writer's eye - directing her to follow the writing style guide of minimal capitalisation and a strict date format (I did not step into Bridezilla territory, I promise!). And Cam and I worked together to create a clever graphic - I'll let you know how it was done after the wedding!
Here's the almost finished draft.
Wedding invitation perfection. I am so lucky to have a BFF-bridesmaid who is amazing at graphic design. Very exciting!