Design, Graphics, Invitations, Wedding

The Wedding Graphic Suite


photo by @TiarraSorte

November 16, 2019 – The best day of my life.  I’ve missed you. For the past year, I’ve been planning a wedding – my own. I must say I really enjoyed the planning process and part of that process was doing all the graphics for my wedding – I wouldn’t have it any other way.  For those that know me, I have a love for astrology. The stars were certainly aligned when my Sagittarius self met my person, who happens to be a Leo. We are both fire signs and very compatible.  He also has a love for astrology at an even deeper level.  Astrology played a very important role in the design of our Wedding invitation graphic suite.  I would love to share it with you….

The Wedding Invitation Suite


Three words to describe the theme of our wedding Modern | Vintage | Romantic and with a touch of Beastie Boy. For those that know my husband – it makes sense.  All black and white graphics with gold touches.  Since astrology is something that my husband and I are both into we wanted to incorporate our zodiac signs into the invitation and design a unique tarot card with symbols of our own personal relationship.

The Wedding Graphic Journey

The Save the Date was our teaser and hinted at the theme of our wedding. Myself pictured in a dress and stilettos with my husband in a full on Adidas track suit.  We love the juxtaposition.    The Save the Date tells our story how it all started back in St. Anne’s when he was in 1st grade and I was in Kindergarten.

The Rehearsal dinner invite carried the same theme of Black and White. On the front of the invitation were our zodiac constellations of the Sagittarius archer and the Leo the Lion.

I really loved designing every detail of our Wedding graphic suite.  It was so personal and so us!  For those that live in the Seattle area,  we worked with a local printing press to print our custom invitations – Perfect PressThe quality was amazing and the results were that luxe feel that we desired.  For both the Save the Date and Rehearsal Dinner invitation – we had our custom design printed by Artifact Uprising. All design by SADV | design .

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Fashion, Graphics, Invitations, Typography, Wedding

graphics // fashion STD

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I have been busy with wedding graphics lately. I have another Save the Date for you, but this one combines my two favorites – Fashion + Graphics. {Kaven} found me through my freelance work and had a vision to create a Save the Date invitation with a high fashion edge.  Him and his fiance took several photography looks with a high fashion vibe and the idea was to use these images as a series for their wedding suite. Loved working on this project. They really made my job easy with their amazing photo. Here is a glimpse of the first round of options + the monogram options…

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the end result…

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Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Portfolio, Typography, Wedding

graphics // infographic

Save the Date Infographic

Hello.  I’ve been working on some amazing projects and have been incredibly busy the last few months. I wanted to take time to share one of the projects I have been working on. I partnered with a couple {Lisa + Jonathan}. They came to me with an idea to create a unique Save the Date. The idea was to create an infographic and make it unique and very special to them.  Everything element of the design was collaborated together – fonts, stats, diagrams – all of it. I loved working on this project. It’s very unique and I wanted to share with you. Here is a glimpse…

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Fashion, New York, Party, Photography, San Francisco, Seattle, Wedding, Weekend

2014 // Top Blog Posts

2014

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve Eve. 2014 is almost over.  I would give this year a 7 1/2 out of 10.  That’s not too bad and we can even round-up.  It was a year full of experiences, friendships {good ones too}, love, loss, growth, and strength.  I learned to “be in the moment” and “be present” more. Time is such a valuable thing. I cherish the time with my family and friends and realize that it takes time to heal and grow. I’ve enjoyed sharing a glimpse of my style and life with you. Thank you for reading all the sparkle. Here is a glimpse of the most popular posts for 2014…

Top Post of the Year

Summer Wedding

1.  A Summer Wedding… {Sara+ David tie the knot}

2. Winter Wonderland  {Gensler Holiday decor}

3.  Last Fling Before the Ring. {Sara’s bachelorette party}

4. The Real Carrie Bradshaw Apartment

We heart Warby Parker

5.  Friday Eve Sparkles {Warby Parker photo shoot with Chelsea}

6. hair did {See the hair project with my friend Rachel}

7. Hello San Francisco

A New York Story

8. A New York Story

9. Anna Wintour // 73 Questions

10. Skirts Ahoy {A Perfect Summer Night on a yacht}

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A Summer Wedding…

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On August 21, 2014 my friends David + Sara got married. In previous blogs you can see their Engagement photo shoot + Sara’s Bachelorette Party.  They got married on a perfect Seattle day and even Mount Rainier made a little cameo.  The groomsmen were dressed in shades of gray and the bridesmaids were in hues of blush.  The wedding was absolutely picturesque. Sara looked absolutely stunning.  Everything was perfection. Here is a glimpse of the Sara + David wedding…

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Last Fling Before the Ring.

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In Lieu of my weekly {Week in Pictures} I decided to dedicate Sunday’s post to my friend {Sara}. Last weekend we celebrated her Bachelorette Party – Last Fling Before the Ring. I’m so very excited for her wedding this month.  Months ago I took photos for her Save the Dates {See blog post }.  She looked so beautiful the night of her bachelorette party. Her dress was sequined and sparkly – she was the perfect bachelorette. Here is a glimpse of our night…

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The Geisha Bride

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Who doesn’t like planning parties? I love love love to plan parties.

A friend/coworker recently got engaged. We are so thrilled for her. She is getting married in Japan and having a very traditional Japanese wedding ceremony. A few of us decided that we need to throw her a surprise bridal shower.

The theme of this shower – Geisha! Everything Geisha. Party planning will be commencing soon because we only have a month to plan this fabulous Geisha party. As a freelance graphic designer, I love to do print design and that includes invitations.

I found this photograph that was taken from a fashion show. It’s so perfect for the invite with the blend of East meets West. This Geisha looks fierce and inspires the look and feel for the invitation. The final touch was adding was ombre effect.

Details of the party were removed to keep this a surprise for the bride-to-be.More photos of the Geisha party to come in February.

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