Saturday, June 11, 2011


I had the pleasure of first meeting Eileen and her mom Elizabeth at the Wedding Workshop a few months ago and was so excited when she called me to design Save The Dates for her upcoming wedding taking place in Ireland. Eileen showed up with her vision in hand........a Celtic Knot, she wanted this to be the jumping off point. The Celtic Knot is such a beautiful symbol to use, it represents a constant connection without ever breaking which is exactly what marriage is suppose to be. I was able to see pictures of the church where Eileen and Daniel would be getting married........the front doors to this Church are so beautiful and just fit seamlessly with Eileen's vision. Her color palette of deep eggplant and soft green complete the whole look of a wedding taking place in Ireland. We chose a 5x5 twist card in Amethyst with a stunning soft shimmery green envelope called Serpentine. The text was a combination of two colors of ink printed on a textured cream card stock called Magnolia.

I wanted the design to have an old world feel of Ireland to it which is why I choose to use a vintage elegant frame with scrolls, to continue the feel of Ireland I used a font called Keltic. Eileen wanted her Save The Date to have a little bit of sparkle so clear glitter was applied to the Celtic Knot which darkened it just a bit.  Most people think an envelope is just used to hold the invitation but who says that you can't make your guests addresses a part of your design.....I LOVE using the outside of an envelope to give a peak of what's inside. When you send invitations you want your guests to have a sense of anticipation, by including their names into your design really gives them the feeling that they matter.  I say this all the's the little details....those are what will make your event go from nice to extraordinary.

Eileen mailed her Save The dates last week I was extra excited because this is the first time one of my designs was going "Down Under"......I received an email from her last night saying everyone LOVED THEM and how the design has inspired a future tattoo.......which is a first for me. Next up..........are the Wedding Invitations looking forward to another laughter filled design session with Eileen, Elizabeth and the FAMOUS Shirl.........can't wait:)


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