Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Best Day.

 2012 was a big year. While I don't usually like to delve too much into personal details on this little blog, I reserve the right to do so when I believe it is necessary! David and I got hitched back in August, and we were very fortunate to have our wedding featured this week on Green Wedding Shoes! Since the incredible photos by Sloan Photographers and our absolutely stunning video by Geoff Boothby of Sharkpig are out there for the world to see, I thought this might be an opportune time to share some of the paper goods from our shin-dig. 

And oh. Were there ever paper goods.


These are just a few of said paper goods.

The overall design of our invitation suite was eclectic - just like us! We drew inspiration from some mid-century design, the gold and coral/pink palette that we had already chosen for our wedding, my love for biting off more than I (or we) can chew, and the bond that holds us together - movies. We met in film school. We work together on films. And when we are not working, you can usually find us arguing the finer plot points of a movie we have just seen over cocktails. It is just what we like to do!


So our save-the-dates were Jaws themed. Why? Well, we were brainstorming one night and David drew a fabulous concept sketch (his drawings have much more character than mine do). It was so funny that I cried from laughing so hard.  The wedding was taking place on a lake, so water seemed appropriate. We already had a movie theme going, so Jaws could work right into that. And I loved the cheesy play on "saving" the date. We engineered the card so that when you pull the tab at the base, a pretty-little oxygen tank releases from or boat. If you have seen Jaws, you know why this happens. If not, well, maybe you should re-visit this post when you have.

I designed the cards (based on David's sketches) and he figured out the necessary mechanics to make them work the way we wanted them to! Teamwork!


Then came the actual invitations. This is where the "I love to bite off more than I can chew" aspect of this project comes in. Our save-the-dates were so unique that we had no idea how to step-it-up for the invitations. Except by making them 3 layered, full-on pop up movie-marquis cards. So that is what we did!

We liked the idea of having our names in lights, so we designed a movie-marquis around a pop-up mechanic. Each card was cut and glued by hand, then secured with a little painting that I had done of the two of us (top image) and wrapped in a gold-glitter belly band. To make them extra fancy (and to spread as much glitter across the country as we possibly could), we lined the envelopes with gold glitter paper as well. I wanted our guests to feel as though they were opening an envelope from the academy awards. Well, I don't know if Academy Award envelopes have gold glitter in them, but maybe they should.


This is just a taste of all of the crazy projects we worked on for our wedding day, but you can certainly see more over at Green Wedding Shoes. It was a wonderful day, David is a wonderful boy, and all of the time we spent on our little projects (I think) was completely worth it.

As a random side note - I wanted to give everyone a little heads-up that I recently updated the shop! A bunch of new prints with (hopefully) more to come soon. Thank you, as always, for continuing to check back.  Have a wonderful week!

84 comments:

griselda sastrawinata said...

LOVE!!!! Thanks for sharing

Juan Bugarin said...

Everything looks wonderful, Brittney! Congratulations to you and David :)

Panna Totti said...

It was amazing! I wish you all the best and congratulations.

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Your wedding looked beautiful. And you're just as pretty as your drawings !

I wish you loads of happiness !



Amy Kim said...

Congratulations to you and David!! Your invitations were beautifully executed!!

Stephanie Gibree said...

Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a lot of fun with the designs. I especially love the flower bouquet.

Annie H. said...

Beautiful! And congratulations! :)

Hanna said...

So fun :) I'm such a sap, your wedding video had me chocked up a little.

qtilla said...

Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!

linnette from paperglitter.com said...

Wow!! Congratulations to the both of you. This has to be my favorite wedding EVA!!!! You look so pretty --I adore your glittery dress! Cheers!

Betsy Bauer said...

A beautiful wedding and a beautiful couple! Congrats to you and David! :)

ann said...

These are incredible! Thanks for sharing :)

Faye Yong said...

Really beautiful and creative! <3 Congrats!!!

Maggie said...

These are wonderful! Congratulations! Love your art a lot. I have a bunch of it decorating my house!

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Vivianne said...

Aw, these are just adorable!

Rob Sesser said...

These are amazing! Love your work!

Jade Sheldon said...

I am so, so thrilled for the two of you. I'm an artist and my husband and I were married last May. We tried to infuse our own artistic talents into our wedding too: I think it makes the day all the more meaningful and personal.

Kellen Pocock said...

Dude... I would totally want these for my wedding.

Sara said...

GORGEOUS! Wow, I'm so jealous of your talent. Congrats!

Britni Brault said...

Congratulations! What a lovely wedding. Now bring on the Disney animation babies;) Jk

antuanette sun said...

congrats to you both <3 I love your wedding invitations!!

Jenny Sherman said...

OHHH EMMMMM GEEEEEE this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! And what a beautiful vido on the page. <3 gorgous, funny, awesome, my heart exploded! Congrats too :D

Loren said...

I love your wedding! Congradulations and wish you the best!:D I really love your card designs! Thanks for sharing!:D

Aira said...

Congratulations to you and David!!! Absolutely Lovely :)

Sourabh said...

Awesome!! Congratulations! :-)

Mélanie said...

So beautiful, so creative! Congratulations!!!

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Marsi said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing and belated congrats.

Jagriti Khirwar said...

This is all so beautiful.
I am a big fan of your artwork.
And congratulations on the wedding.
Have a great married life:)

Aminder Dhaliwal said...

so awesome!
I love the secret glitter-spreading plan haha :)

congrats!

debanjan said...

Congrats ! thats such a good news.

I love ur artworks and have been following ur blog for years. and its so beautiful to see how design and art is integrated in the small little nice things of ur life. Wonderful.

Cheers and congrats once again.

Mona said...

AGH This is all so gorgeous and awesome!!

Kapuschati said...

Super amazing and beautiful! LOVE it!

Zar Galstyan said...

Amazing! Congrats to you and David Brittney, you looked stunning, and your wedding looked magical!

David G. Ferrero said...

Wonderful work!!

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Aaron Ludwig said...

Congrats!

Bon Bon said...

AMAZING! perfect perfect, and oh, perfect! xoxo

PA said...

Your savethedate is amazing !!
You have a bride's bouquet that my wife would have loved to have had on our wedding.

Thanks for sharing this special work with us.

I wish you all the best !

Jennie said...

All of it is wonderful. You two are obviously well suited and delightfully happy

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That's really kind of you to share the post with us:).Wedding is "The Best Day" of human .Looking forward to your next post!

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Dawn said...

Love seeing your art, your wedding looked fabulous, what a handsome couple. Wishing you a long happy and creative marraige!
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your invitations and save the dates are amazing. any chance you would be will to design something similar to sell?

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Hi Brittney. How timely - I just came across your blog and it is 1 year tomorrow that you and David were married. Congratulations! Looking at the photos and video I appreciated all the creative efforts but I was caught up in the spontaneous beautiful moments of happiness that I saw, moments that can last a lifetime. My wife and I have been married 30 years and still have that feeling of excitement about being together and I hope that you and Davis will have the same throughout your marriage. All the best.

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