The Wedding

Wedding Invites, 2009

Wedding Invites, 2009

Being a designer means not having to pay somebody an outrageous amount of money to get your invitations printed… Like a lot of people these days, we were also on a budget, so inkjet printer and nice paper was the way to go (a little labor got us rounded corners and a custom-sized card, printed full-bleed to boot).

I did the illustration work while my lovely wife handled typography and a vector-drawn map (carefully edited and simplified) for directing people to the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception.

Our theme was travel, but we also wanted to show people the side of Wilmington, North Carolina that we really appreciated, the raw natural beauty of the ocean and pines. I think my illustration captures that pretty well, and the watercolor manages to be soft and organic without coming off as cheesy.