I was approached by Alana & James because they liked the style of stationery we offer and needed a bespoke design. They wanted something very personal to them that incorporated their favourite band, Muse. They chose their favourite Muse album artwork which was ‘Invincible’ and asked me to work it into the design. They asked me to create invitations, Reply Cards, Information cards, Table plan, Table names, Place cards, Venue signage and Thank you cards.
The Design Process
The first stage was to recreate the colourful smokey silhouettes, I asked for Alana and James to take pictures of their profiles which I could then cut-out in photoshop. I picked out some smoke brushes in Photoshop and used a gradient fill to create the rainbow effect. They didn’t want a dark background like the original so we decided white would be the best colour to show the full rainbow of colours. I thought we should keep it really simple for the inside of the invite whilst still bringing through the smokey design, so I created big bold typography filled with the coloured smoke. This was then carried through the rest of their stationery to create a consistent look, which they could also dress their venue with. I also created a monogram logo with their initials, which is something I like to design for each couple I work with.
A cool contemporary design which worked seamlessly together as a suite.
The Happy Couple
“Gemma is so talented! She took our brief (which we thought was quite a tricky one) and did a fantastic job, going above and beyond what we were expecting. The initials logo was a lovely touch, I added it to the first anniversary gift because it’s such a great reminder of the day. We have since framed our table plan as we asked guests to sign it instead of a traditional guestbook, which looks awesome on our wall. We’ve also framed the invite along with some funny photos of the evening too. We can’t recommend her highly enough!”