A few months ago I designed all the stationery for my wedding. I had illustrated a couple of wedding invitations before (see here), but this time, it was my own, which was extra sweet. :0)
We had a London wedding and as we had lots of foreign guests (my part of the guest list alone was a crazy mixture of people coming from Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the US!), I decided to design a very informal invitation and have a little bit of fun with the illustrations.
The feedback we received was great, which made me so happy.
A lot of my friends are in the creative industries and know that I am not a traditional person at all. So I expected that they would get a little kick out of the drawings. I was a bit worried about our older guests though: our grandparents, uncles and aunts. But everybody loved our invitations! I guess people are a little bored of the traditional formats with the long texts and serious colors. I guess they found it refreshing to see something different, with a bit of humor.
In the end, I just wanted to make everyone look forward to their trip to London. They were flying such long way to be there, I wanted them to be as excited as I was.
I also designed a map with information about our venue. Drawing a map was a little more challenging than I had anticipated. Especially because I was so worried that my guests would get lost around central London! Luckily, it all worked out in the end. The map was clear and no one got lost. I will post it here next. Stay tuned.