Last summer, we had a couple come to us and request that their invitations reflect the scenery of their wedding location by including a single large pine tree. Always happy to take on the challenge of a custom job, I was eager to accommodate their wishes. Honestly, I was a bit surprised that this was the first time a pine tree had been requested by a client (you know, given all that wood you see on our website!).
Before I began working on the new illustration, I searched around a little bit online in order to study photos of actual pine trees. It wasn’t long before I realized I didn’t have to look very hard at all though. Here in North Carolina, there never seems to be a lack of pine trees. Just a quick glance out of a window around here will reveal quite a few nearby. Really, they are everywhere and so are their needles; but it’s okay because their silhouettes against the setting sun are quite a lovely sight.
To further enhance the woodsy feel of the invitation set, the couple chose to use walnut wood for the invite. A warm chocolate brown ink was used for the text and a pop of color was added by the use of olive ink. To wrap it all up and create a cohesive feel, ecru cotton paper was selected for the paper elements.
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For quite some time now we have been planning to update the website with new designs. However, we are very much behind schedule and here it is… the middle of October already! We really didn’t take into account that the summer would be jam-packed with working on clients’ jobs – leaving little time for anything else. Fortunately though, just as the temperature outside is finally cooling down a bit, I think we can work in the time to update the website. I won’t give any specific dates as we wouldn’t want to get any hopes up. But soon… I promise! Until then, I think another sneak peek is way overdue:
Here you can see a little envelope detail in action – teal ink on pearl white cotton paper with a combination of Lily Wang and Arabic typefaces. Enjoy!
If you were to look out of our studio window right now and spot all of the green leaves on the trees, you would never guess it is officially fall. It has been a hot and sticky summer here, but it seems to finally be cooling down a bit. Let’s hope those pretty fall colors will be on their way soon.
Until then, this photo above will just have to hold me over. At the request of a recent couple I was working with, I created this motif based on aspen trees for their invitations. Also incorporated throughout the set, were the pair of aspen leaves that can be seen in the background. Perfect for fall, they chose to combine copper ink and ecru cotton paper. Not seen in this photo are the actual invitations, which were made out of walnut. In addition to the invitations, we also created some table cards and place cards – all out of walnut as well.
Nicole and Taylor were recently married in Aspen, Colorado – so congratulations to the happy couple!
As mentioned in the last post, I will try and upload several sneak peek images of the new designs that are on their way. Above you see a sample utilizing a combination of spring green and chocolate inks, maple wood, and crisp white cotton paper. The selected typefaces are Bolivar and Trajan – a combination I find elegant with just a touch of attitude.
I would like to mention that this motif was created at the request of a bride. We felt it would be a perfect addition to our catalog, so we are keeping it around.