I love working on weddings. As a graphic designer, normally something I produce is the first indication of the style of the event that guests are invited to, and that’s a pretty special thing. It is an incredible opportunity to be part of someone’s dream day, whatever that looks like and to help alleviate some of the stress around weddings.
I worked with Kayla and Lewis to create a huge suite of collateral for their wedding, from their engagement party invitations through their wedding to the coffee cups for the recovery breakfast. Their wedding was held in the beautiful Hunter Valley, at Adam’s Peak Country Estate, truly one of the most stunning properties I think I have ever been to.
The couple were aiming for a more understated style for their wedding, a true country wedding with rustic (but not-too-rustic) touches. Kayla, in particular, was absolutely enamoured with different print effects and we got to work with both letterpress (debossed print) and a digital raised print as part of this beautiful wedding. Be still my beating heart.
I created a two beautiful hand-drawn type branding elements for the invitations, the ‘kayla hearts lewis’ device that appeared in the pre-wedding items, such as their engagement invitation, save the date and guest cards in all the hotel rooms; and the ‘K+L’ vine leaf device that appeared in their wedding day items, like invitations, programs and petal cones.
The most appreciated piece of collateral from the event was absolutely the programs, which were folded and wrapped around a paddle pop stick to create a fan. In the January heat, outside in the Hunter Valley, this was an incredibly thoughtful touch on the part of the bride and it was very much appreciated for the wedding.
I was so grateful to work for Kayla and Lewis alongside some other truly incredible vendors, like Kate from Two Wild Hands who did all the floral design, styling and signage; and Ben Howland, their photographer (and all images in this post are an absolute credit to him). The right vendors really make the process in the lead up to your wedding day much easier, and who isn’t grateful for that!
If you’re getting married in 2018 or 2019 and are looking for someone to help you with the stationery you need on the big day, I would love to be part of your wedding! Please get in touch via the Contact page and let’s make something beautiful for your wedding.