Monday, March 26, 2012

Custom Calligraphy Design for Wedding Save the Date

Custom Calligraphy Save the Date Design, $50
Are you tired of cookie-cutter Save the Date invitations? Want something a little more modern, and unique?

I was so thrilled to be contacted by a recent bride who just wanted a simple Save the Date invitation for her San Diego wedding - but she wanted it to have a handwritten appearance (cue, calligrapher!) I met with her for a consultation a few weeks ago, where she showed me sketches of what she envisioned, printouts of things she had liked on, and asked me to tie it all together.

I have to say, working within these parameters is so exciting for me. I love using my creativity to piece together something completely unique. The challenge always is - as I'm sure it is with every wedding vendor - is matching the vision that the bride has in her mind.

So I practiced and sketched, trying to fit all the pieces together in a coherent way. She wanted the coastline of California to be drawn on the left side of the invitation, with the Pacific Ocean and the actual wedding location of San Diego to be identified. I poured everything into coming up with a design she would love, then held my breath as I sent it over. After a few minor edits (like removing her original request for a compass rose - she thought it looked a bit too much like a treasure map!) she said she absolutely loved it!

Above is the final product: I also made this into a digital file and was able to easily manipulate the image to conduct the bride's revisions using Photoshop. She then took the file to a printer to have them printed and mailed, and I can't wait to see the final product when I meet her for her wedding invitation consultation in June!

If you are interested in some custom calligraphy work for your Save the Date or Wedding Invitation, please contact me to discuss your project, pricing, and find out what we can do to make your vision become a reality!

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