hayley + ben

Happy Friday everyone! With the week coming to a close, I thought I would share my most recent finished work.

Hayley and her fiance' are having a small intimate wedding, but that in no way meant she didn't want beautiful invitations, etc. Despite being far apart (she's in Australia and I am here in the US) she contacted me a little while ago to see if I could design something for her.

I don't think I could have said yes any faster! Small wedding in Tasmania? Heck yes. Sounds like my kind of a party :)

Hayley really loved the peony design, but wanted it painted in shades of green as opposed to the reds or purples I normally do. She preferred brighter greens, so when painting the invites I paid close attention to blend the blues and yellows carefully, using just enough blue for depth, but mostly allowing the cheeriness of the yellow to pop. For the text, I took inspiration from "the old days" (personally I find weddings from the past to be much more intimate than today) and decided to hand write each invitation. Because Hayley wanted each person to be invited by name, this was a perfect fit! It took a few tries to make them perfect (thank God for my light table!) but I am so pleased with how these turned out.

Hayley has been such a joy to work with! From the very beginning she was really open to new ideas and seemed to trust that my creativity (and type A personality) would create something perfect and unique for her. For example, she was all for having me address black invitations with stark white lettering (a look I am absolutely in love with) in lieu of plain white envelopes. And to have everything unified, she asked me to create matching programs (I'll share these after the wedding so I don't ruin the surprise!) and place cards. I am so excited for these two and can't wait to see pictures of their day! With all I have heard, I know it will be amazing.

So what do y'all think about them?

Anyway- thanks for letting me share and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I'm hoping to make it to a friend's birthday party tonight (I've tried to squeeze too much into one night so we'll see) and then have a nice relaxing Saturday and Sunday. Any big plans for you all?