This particular set of invitations is for a formal military wedding this coming summer; specifically the Groom is a First Lieutenant in the Air Force. The colors are navy (the groom is wearing his dress blues) and ivory, so the color palette has been carried throughout all aspects of the wedding, starting with the Save-the-Dates and continuing with the invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, thank you notes, and programs.
I had the honor of helping the Bride and Groom with a number of their "print" projects. The Bride was having difficulty finding what she wanted within her budget (it's crazy how much invitations and Save-the-Dates cost!). Knowing that I had made our daughter's invitations, she turned to me for some help, and I was happy to help design what she was looking for.
Even though we worked long distance throughout the project, the process worked well. I would send several prototypes in PDF format and we would communicate back and forth via email/phone with any modifications she wanted from there
I used Kinko's for the actual print work since they have very reasonable print costs. The envelopes were ordered through LCI Paper which was the company I used when I made my daughter's invitations 2+ years ago. They have a great selection of styles and colors to choose from.
Since it is a formal wedding, the invitations included double envelopes, which is so very pretty. The belly band with their Monogram adds just the right touch! Beneath the belly band are all the details regarding the location and time of the ceremony.
For the Save-the-Dates, we used a photo from their engagement session with KB Digital Designs. I added the artwork and uploaded the PDF to Vista Print and the finished product was shipped directly to the Bride and Groom.
The rehearsal dinner invitations I was able to print using my home printer since it was a much more manageable quantity for my printer to handle.
You can see the "G" monogram has been a constant theme throughout all of the items. I'm so happy to finally share....these have been finished since January, but of course we had to wait until the guests had all received theirs in the mail. I'll share details of the remaining print items I designed after June 6, 2015!