Kasia and Chadi were very open in creating something fresh, classic and tasteful when it came to their invitation design. My creative process usually includes 5 steps...
No. 1 - COLOUR
Kasia and Chadi's colour palette was composed of soft champagnes, blush pink and creams contrasting with a bold navy and a rich gold. I really enjoyed working with these colours because of the contrast between the soft and the bold.
No. 2 - STYLE / THEME
Kasia and Chadi described their big day as fun, romantic with traditions. Chad told me the story of how they met and how he proposed. They showed me their wedding venue and examples of invitations they liked which was enough to give me a good direction. With no particular theme in mind we came up with a classic and sleek invitation design.
No. 3 - DESIGN
Kasia and Chad were very open to suggestions and recommendations I had when it came to the design of their wedding invitations. The one element they really wanted to include were florals and having their very own wedding monogram designed. We decided to mix soft organic floral pattern with a bold navy stripe. After seeing various design options Kasia and Chad fell for the design shown in photos. The fonts and monogram design were kept classic and timeless when patterns were found to be a bit more playful and bold.
No. 4 - PAPER GOODS
I usually like to keep items in the invitation package such as invitation, reply, map card etc.. to softer cardstock colours. When printing on darker papers print colours tend to change quite a bit. Lighter papers keep colours pure and more accurate. So that said we kept Kasia and Chad's invitation package to a classic light cream colour but added a few blush pink cards in the mix. I love to do this I find it adds more variety to the overall invitation package.
No. 5 - SPECIALTY FRILLS
Gold envelopes were added and tied in well with the all printed pieces... matching navy addresses were printed onto each envelope. We also had monogram seals printed which Kasia and Chad applied to the back of their outer envelopes. Monogram seals were also added to thank you cards and to the packaging of bombonieres. If your budget permits adding a few wedding frills always adds a nice finishing touch. From save the dates, invitations and day of stationery each wedding frill can be match up to your wedding design.
Kasia & Chadi's wedding Invitations and stationery by Carte Blanche Design in Toronto
Beautiful photography by Karissa Sargent