Posted 27 February 2011 at 4:32 PM | Comments (5)
My clients had some time to reflect on those designs and decided they had a particular fondness for the two cypress trees in the save-the-date card. They wanted the perennial coupling to be their wedding trademark. They also wanted to continue on the theme of Haifa’s Baha’i gardens in illustrated form, but incorporating the garden’s black iron gates and terracotta stone path were important this time.
Also, they really liked the idea of a gate-fold—when two parallel folds divide a sheet into three panels, and the two outside panels fold into the center. We could tape the panels together and then use the backside for addressing, which would eliminate the need for envelopes and give us some flexibility with size.
Since they weren’t sure how they were going to print the invitations, we decided to keep the design at least a quarter-of-an-inch away from the edge of the page. This would allow them to print at home if they wanted to.
Here’s the invitation, starting with the address side, flipping it over to the closed gate-fold, and then the final, open version:
We did a simple rearranging of the illustrated elements for their wedding program:
And their thank-you card:
And lastly, their seating cards:
Though illustrating the garden image took a lot of time, that’s precisely why working on this was so rewarding. When I think back to past projects, this one stands out as one of my most memorable.