Another fun set of invitations for a baby shower and, as always, I was excited to work on the project. The theme for this one was Disney’s Peter Pan, but the desire was that the theme would be a little more on the subtle side and be a little more elegant. We celebrated the mama-to-be last weekend, so now I get to share the invitations that went out!
This couple are big football fans and have a due date very close to the Super Bowl, so a co-ed football themed shower was a great choice for them. I had a lot of fun designing a whole new set of items for this theme and definitely ran with the ball – ha! There wasn’t one team to be rooting for, so I went with bright colors and lots of greens for the playing field itself.
I really enjoy how unique each and every baby shower is, based on the guests of honor and theme ideas. This one was so much fun, using the baby’s nursery colors and “favorite” animal as the shower theme. The colors palette was soft pink, coral, gold and mint green, paired with flamingos for the design element. Such a fun event to celebrate this coming baby!
My friend’s absolute favorite Disney movie is Mary Poppins, so she was excited to have this theme for her baby shower. And I was definitely happy to make the invitations and decorations for the special event. Instead of focusing on one part of the movie, I decided to include most of the popular elements, rather than focusing on a single idea. She also enjoys tea, so having a quasi-tea party also tied into the Mary Poppins theme really well. Congratulations on the little boy joining your family!
Another wedding full of personalized items! So glad to have these projects come my way and add some custom pieces to such an exciting day. Congratulations to the Hajdukovics!
A very unique seating chart – each table was designated a different board game, since it’s one of the couple’s favorite pastimes. Keeping board games in play (ha, see what I did there?), their guestbook was pieces of the Jenga game that guests personalized.
Wedding decorations are always fun, because each couple has different ideas about what touches they want to include at their wedding. For this wedding, there were a bunch of signs to make and a very unique piece shown at the end. I also got to bring out some different skill sets to put all these elements together. Congratulations to the Grohs!
This was the most interesting piece to me – a quilt block. The couple decided to have guests sign a piece of fabric, later to be made into a keepsake quilt, rather than a traditional guest book. I was asked to paint a rose in their wedding colors that would be the centerpiece of the entire quilt, which I was definitely happy to do.
My favorite part about weddings (besides the photography, of course) is how much they can be personalized to fit the bride and groom’s vision for their big day. I absolutely love small touches that make weddings feel unique, and get really excited when I’m the one who gets to create those pieces. Once the wedding invitation calligraphy was finished, Andrea (the bride) and I started discussing other elements for the wedding. She had some projects in mind for the reception and bridal party gifts, and I was more than happy to work on them for her. My absolute favorite project was the seating chart, designed on an old window!
Following the Save the Date, the next piece to work on was the invitation for YEAH! Berkeley’s upcoming fundraiser. I wanted to keep the color scheme in order to tie the printed pieces together, but make a more visually interesting piece to hold all the pertinent information. The final invitation and RSVP card are definitely eye-catching and a fun part of the event.
When this invitation came my way, there was a pretty clear vision for the look and feel. A color palette of oranges, pinks and soft colors was designated to get a bit of a beachy feel and the design needed to be modern and interesting without being sparse. With that direction and all the wording provided to me, I was on my way and came up with this fun little ditty. Congratulations to the parents-to-be!
After designing and screen printing invitations for Wendi and Sam’s baby shower, the next order of business was decorations that matched to brighten up the space for the event. As always, I tried out a few new items I’ve seen and made everything from scratch. So much fun!
Photos kindly provided by my mom and Sam, since I was busy setting up! Thanks!