Custom Invitation Design

Hi there!

Are you looking for a totally unique invitation design for your big event? Whether it's for a Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, or special celebration, a custom illustrated invitation can be just the touch to set your event apart from all the rest.

To help you understand the process, here is how a recent rehearsal dinner invite came to life:

The invitation, front and back

(The 5" x 7" invitation, front and back)

The, oh so thoughtful, groom's mom contacted me about creating a fun, custom illustration for the rehearsal dinner invitation. She wanted the invitation to tell the story of the Bride and Grooms' journey across the U.S. from Fairfax, Virginia (groom's home town) to San Diego (bride's hometown) where the wedding was to take place, and they would be setting up their new home together.

The MOG sent me photos of the couple posed as she wanted them sketched along with a map of their road trip out to California. I got to work creating a sketch of the couple and map for the front of the invite. She also thought it would be fun to add illustrations of some highlights from their road trip to the back of the invitation. Again, she sent me photos of the four locations she wanted sketched so I could create the little 3" x 3" illustrations. After the watercolor sketches were complete, I sent the MOG the origional artwork along with a digital file of each, and she sent them to her printer to create the invitations.

The Invites were met with "ooohs" and "aaahs" from their guests. The origional watercolors were framed and presented to the soon to be Bride and Groom as a special surprise at the Rehearsal Dinner.

Photos of the process:

Each illustrations starts with a pencil sketch.

At work on the 8" x 10" illustration for the invitation front.

Completed watercolor sketch for the invitation front.

All done and ready to ship.

...and there you have it, an invitation like no other!

If you'd like me to create a custom illustration for your event please contact me at least 4 to 6 weeks before the digital files are needed for printing.

Cheers!

Karen

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