Bay Area Designer | Turlock Wedding: Wedding Save-The-Date & Invitation

One of my absolute favorite things to design is wedding materials. I get so dang excited when I'm asked to design a custom save-the-date or an incredible wedding invitation and program. It's totally my style—romantic, sweet and creative. I adore this invitation I put together with for the amazing bride, Carissa (a.k.a. Mrs. Groen!).

Carissa and I met at our university, and we served on our college hour worship team together. She's an incredible human being and I am more than blessed to know her. I'm so grateful that she wanted me to do this for her. It felt so right! All she told me was she wanted something elegant, romantic and use her colors (grey and yellow) and her flowers (daisies). 

We started with the save-the-date. I designed a 4x6 photo basically with a beautiful type treatment to present the details and Carissa ordered it to be printed on a magnet. Shutterfly is one of my top recommendations for a commercial printer that is affordable. I think it turned out absolutely beautiful. Next, we worked on the invitation, which Carissa said she wanted it to be a little more elegant and unique but still carry the same theme as the save-the-date. The girl is a natural born branding know-how. 

The invitation is made up of 7 pieces: pocket invitation from Cards&Pockets, photo, vellum, map/directions insert, registry insert, RSVP card and RSVP envelope. I thought it would be incredibly sweet if we included another photo of the gorgeous couple and laid the details over it. So I printed it on vellum in a gorgeous typeface that totally made the whole thing feel so sweet and romantic. Carissa had the genius idea to attach the photo and vellum by ribbon instead of gluing it down. And look how beautiful it is!

The inserts were the hardest part—trying to find a way to fit all the information on their without making the type super tiny. And the RSVP card was so cute! We added lines on the back with prompts so that people could offer some advice to the newlyweds. And it all fit inside this (approximately) 4x6 pocket invitation from Cards&Pockets and came with envelopes! 

You might be wondering... how is this not an expensive invitation? Each invitation cost about $2.00 each. All paper was ordered from Staples and the A2 pocket invitations were $0.65 each. If you're looking for something elegant and unique but don't want to break the bank, I can design an affordable wedding invitation for any bride on any budget. 

-Angela