TARDIS - A Doctor Who Wedding Suite

TARDIS - A Doctor Who Wedding Suite

This is probably my favorite wedding suite to date. I'm a huge Doctor Who fan, so I had so much fun putting this suite together. From the watercolored TARDIS, down to the tiny little written details in the RSVP. (Allons-y & I'm so sorry- seriously, love!)

I started with a sketch on my iPad Pro in Procreate. It was the first suite I've sketched out digitally, and using the iPad Pro made it so easy. It even recorded the video process of it.

I wanted the idea of space incorporated into it, but I wanted it to be subtle. So I decided to do a galaxy wash as the duplexed backer, leaving the more traditional watercolor for the TARDIS on the front with florals. The text is all aligned to the right on the invite and the rsvp card, so the ribbon tying it all together got aligned to the left. 

The calligraphy was also done on my iPad Pro with Procreate. It gave it a beautiful look between traditional and brush. Because the lines were thicker, I was able to overlay the galaxy wash on it, so that the galaxy was also incorporated on the front of the pieces.

With the envelopes, I went with a darker metallic stock. The color's name was Sparkling Sapphire- seriously, how could I not go with it? They were perfect, just gorgeous. For the wax seal, I had a Gallifreyan signet ring that I used. So instead of just a flower or fleur-de-lis, there are legitimate Gallifreyan glyphs. Let's not forget the liners. When you open up the envelope, there's a TARDIS with the galaxy wash. 

I wanted to have the TARDIS illustration on the place cards, but I also wanted them to be more than just printed place cards, so I decked the right edges of them. That combined with the metallic sapphire ink I used, they turned out perfect.

All together, the suite turned out gorgeous. I love it all, and couldn't be happier with a Doctor Who wedding suite.

Vintage Outdoor Wedding

Vintage Outdoor Wedding

My sister in law recently got married, and I had the joy to help her coordinate it. I've never put a wedding together before, and thankfully, I had a ton of help. Although, I can't say I'd like to do it again in the future. I think I'll leave the planning to the professionals and stick with stationery. Am I right?

So she wanted a vintage tea-party wedding. It was outdoor, at her family's Florida farm. Everything turned out gorgeous. The weather even cooperated with us, and if you're familiar with Florida weather at all, you know that's quite a feat. I got to do all the paper goods and signage, but I also got to help with the cake. My mom does wedding cakes, so I helped her out with the floral cake topper. I have found a new love for floral arrangement. I won't be quitting stationery for it, but suddenly I want to decorate my house with flowers. Everywhere.

The photographer did an amazing job as well. I will forever sing her praises. As a matter of fact, I've included her website link. Seriously, if you're in need of a photographer in the central Florida/southern Georgia area, she's awesome.
http://www.lisagphoto.com

 Included are some of my favorite photos from the wedding. Just- so pretty. I can't get over it.

Droids - A Star Wars Wedding Suite

Droids - A Star Wars Wedding Suite

When sketching out this invitation suite, I had so much fun picking out the different colors to match the droids. Color swatches after color swatches, color matching and reprinting. But they came together wonderfully. Even C3PO, who's envelope color is a brilliant shimmering gold.

The artwork actually worried me at first. I'm used to doing watercolor florals. Nice loose florals that just come together on the paper. But to add a sketch of a droid in there, and blend him in? I was paranoid it would only look good in my head and come out a big blotchy mess on paper. But I was so pleased with the result of these droids. 

In the end, I got exactly what I was working for. A Star Wars themed wedding invitation that looked beautifully elegant, but stayed in it's theme.

May the force be with you.

Always - A Harry Potter Wedding Suite

Always - A Harry Potter Wedding Suite

To kick off my geek wedding invitations, I've created a modern and simple Harry Potter themed suite. I went with a grayscale theme to stay away from any of the house colors, not wanting to show favoritism. (Though I am a proud Hufflepuff.) The quote is one of the most romantic and heartbreaking ones from the movies, and it gets my feelings in a twist every time I hear it. I couldn't not use it.
With the fronts focusing on simplicity, I used grayscale florals on the backers to make it more modern. With the use of vellum envelopes, the florals make the invitations pop. Combining those florals with the Hogwarts wax seal and silk ribbon, the entire suite really comes together.

Made the Switch

Made the Switch

I've been debating for a while now whether to move away from tumblr or not. Don't get me wrong, I love the tumblr community. Very much so. I just wanted more out of my website than a blog. I wanted my brand and information to be more prominent than the blog itself. So I've switched to squarespace. With tumblr, I felt pressured to post an update every day or so. I was sacrificing quality for quantity, and I really don't want to do that anymore. So from now on, my blog posts will consist of finished projects and professional photos. I'm still going to be posting a lot of WIP and behind the scenes pictures and information, but those will now be on my Instagram Stories. Feel free to follow me on Instagram to see those. They disappear after 24 hours, but no one really wants those types of pictures to hang around though, do we? I was looking back at some of my tumblr posts from two years ago, wondering why I ever posted them. Unfinished, work in progress shots that were not photographed professionally and edited quickly, and in reality- I wasn't sure my audience even cared about them. A few did, and while I'm grateful, I feel that InstaStories are a better fit for pictures and updates like those, while my blog will be a better fit for finished projects and gorgeous photos.

So this is my new website. I'm focusing on my calligraphy and invitation services. I'll still be posting blog entries, but with better content and a little less frequently. But fear not, the geek is not disappearing. While I'm focusing more on the wedding industry bit of things, there's a real need out there for luxury geek stationery. That's where I come in. Look forward to lots of geek wedding invitations and reception pieces.