Art Deco is the word in wedding invitations for 2013!

Woo, it has sure been a while! Things have been amazing lately though – so much to tell! Firstly, I went to EWE – the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza – which was amazing! So much fun and so many great people there. My lovely friend and wedding hair stylist extraordinaire Cherry came along to help me out, which was great. I love this blog entry about EWE, by the fabulous photography team at Toast.

We had loads of fun there and met some great people. EWE is an amazing wedding fair and I cannot wait for the next one!

The most fun thing I have been doing lately though is BESPOKE JOBS. Oh yes; I sure do love that bespoke work. And there’s been plenty of it lately. Art deco seems to be a real trend for 2013 and I’ve had two art deco inspired commissions lately. One is for a couple who are getting married at Fazeley Studios in Bham, where the marvelous EWE was held! They are a very cool couple who are having their own private film screening at the Electric Cinema as part of the reception. The Electric is an amazing art deco luxury cinema, where you can watch a movie from a sofa and get served drinks by waiters. Wow. So, I designed the suite with an art deco feel and created a little camera logo that can be used throughout the suite and on the day. The invites also feature metallic silver ink, which on the textured card has a very subtle metallic sheen and adds a touch of class to the event.

Art Deco Cinema Ticket Invitations

Art Deco Cinema Ticket Invitations

Art Deco Cinema Ticket Invitations

The other art deco invitation delight on the list is a real beaut. They wanted to use Cadbury’s purple as one of their colours, and for the secondary colour, I unknowingly chose the colour of the moment – mint. Mint has been on everyone’s trend list for 2013 weddings. It’s not hard to see why – it is beautiful. So I was very pleased to see I was on trend with this invite! We went for simple elegance and cute typography for this one. I can’t show you the whole thing yet, because they haven’t sent them out yet and I don’t want to spoil the surprise! But here’s a sneak preview…

Other than that, customised illustrations are where it is at! I’ve been doing lots and lots of lovely invitations for people all over the world, and creating customised illustrations of them, their venues, their outfits and even their pets! I can’t tell you how much I love doing these jobs. Here are a few of my favourites from the past year.

And I’m happy to say, I have lots of great news in my personal life! My dad is having a busy year this year. He’s getting married AND retiring! So I was lucky enough to be able to create invitations for both of these happy events. They chose a combination of my Forest Friends and Country Fete invitation styles and it was fun to illustrate them 🙂 For the retirement do invite, we went for a bespoke typography based vintage looking design, because my dad is a bit vintage…

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