Stacy contacted me after finding my bio on The Knot. She’s planning a beautiful wedding in June and is using pink, ivory, and tan, with some gold accents. We talked briefly about some ideas for monograms, save-the-dates, and invitations, and she told me she loves metallic paper, ribbon, and rhinestones. This is clearly a woman after my own heart! So I was super excited when she hired me to design her save-the-date cards.
Stacy and her friend had already designed and printed magnets for the save-the-dates, and she was looking for a card to attach them to that gave her guests some additional information. This was an interesting challenge, as I had to find a way to coordinate with her existing design and introduce the monogram and color scheme.
We started with the monogram. I presented her with three different options:
Stacy and Shannon chose Monogram #1. I love the ornate swirls – they give you so many opportunities to embellish with rhinestones or hand-painted accents!
From there, I worked out a design for the A2-sized save-the-date card that incorporated the monogram and used the font from the existing magnet. Since the monogram is fairly tiny on the card, I changed the text in it to a chocolate brown for more contrast. The design was printed on my favorite natural white linen pearl cardstock and paired with a beautiful pink metallic euro-flap envelope. Here’s the end result:
Stacy, I hope all of your guests love them! I’m looking forward to working with you on the invitations in the coming months as well.