Yup. You read that one just right.
Wedding themes, just like birthday party themes, seem to have reached a whole new level! And I’m not talking about the generic themes like Shabby Chic, Vintage, and Hollywood Glam etc. I’m pertaining to those one-of-a-kind weddings, that usually tell a story about the couples’ favorite things or hobbies. I’ve heard and read about Star Wars weddings, Disney weddings, Travel-themed weddings, Harry Potter weddings, and the list goes on!
Well, for my sister’s wedding, I was given the challenge of designing a Job Fair-slash-Resume type of invitation!
Short story: My sister was a headhunter at a recruitment agency. She and her boyfriend met there and became officemates. They fell in love. The End.
So, obviously, they wanted to go with a theme that told their story.
I must admit, it was quite a challenge to create a themed wedding invitation. But hey, I love a good challenge every once in a while.
And the first thing I do, for all of my projects, is to know and identify the color scheme and create a mood board. The couple wanted a rich shade of violets and purples, with a touch of white.
Next, I did my research – took some bits and pieces of ideas from different Job Fair posters and modern wedding invites. I still wanted to keep it classy and a bit fancy though, because it is still a wedding invitation, of course, so I kept that in mind.
For my first design, I decided to go dark, and use violet as the background for the invitations. Violet is a very elegant color, it also signifies luxury or royalty, so I thought it would be a nice shade to go all throughout the invites.
Although I limit my invitation designs to flat card designs, it’s because I love…
- how they look all together; they’re classic.
- the happy feeling you get when you browse through them one at a time, like looking through photographs.
- that they’re easy to produce and reproduce (for the last minute guests you forgot to hand out an invitation to).
The couple loved the cover invite which was like a job fair poster, that I turned into “Love” Fair. I also added cute graphics, and witty signs (haha).
After a few revisions, the couple decided to go for a lighter shade for the background. They would have the invites digitally printed on matte, ivory colored paper. The entourage pages were also redesigned to a resume-like form, on which the bride had a specific idea for, that we followed.
So, here is the final mockup…
And here are the final prints! We love them!
I’ve recently collaborated with the printing supplier, so I am happy to say that you may book me for Design+Print for wedding invitations too!
So if you’re interested, I would love to help you with your wedding plans and design your dream invitation!
Custom Design. 1 invitation concept for review and approval, up to 3 major revisions before final output. Final files will be sent as high-resolution JPG and PNG files. Includes moodboard, matching Save the Date and Thank you Card design.
Disclaimer: Design is limited to flat card invitation design only. For specialty print requirements and services, such as specialty paper, die cut, embossing, letter press, foil stamp etc., it will be on the part of the collaborating printing supplier (or your chosen printing supplier).
To get started, simply fill up an inquiry form, and I’ll get back to you with a quotation proposal.
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