Okay, so this my dears was the FAVE part of yesterday's suite. It's the R.S.V.P. and we created it to look like a vintage linen postcard. It turned out so much better than we even dreamed! If we had a larger budget (and more time) we could have had these printed on actual linen cardstock but really these turned out quite swell indeed!
I think it's important that you know the image was just a snapshot that we pulled from a free stock photo site. I think it would have been even more special if it was an image from the couple's travels but they aren't shutterbugs so we opted on the stock site. I hope when we do this suite in the future we will be able to get a photo that really means something to the couple because this would be so cool to turn into their personal stationery, don't you think? Here is the 'before' photo in all it's humble glory:
I really don't know if it's even possible but if it is I would love to turn the process of making this photo look like a vintage linen postcard into a Photoshop action for our creative photo kits (I am working on them scout's honor!) So the above photo was turned into this:
To say I love Photoshop is such an understatement. To say I love it and want to marry it isn't even enough. To say it changed my life is giving it plenty of credit but surely not as much as it truly deserves. We really were happy with the result of the RSVP and the printing was nice and yummy too, the stock was thick and the colors were spot on for this piece ( a rarity as you designers out there can attest). We think this would ROCK as a Save the date (but we are biased).
Being that this wedding is taking place in D.C. there was only one wedding planner that could pull this off, my very fave DC event designer--Ms. Maria Cooke of Ritzy Bee events + blog! It was a great coincidence that we were designing this suite and she was planning the couples wedding (I designed the Ritzy Bee logo!). I can't wait to see the pics. If you are planning a DC/Virginia based event and need something stunning Maria really is the end all, be all. Plus she's sweeter than sugar and has the best taste. What more could you ask for?