I recently got a the new iPhoneSE (hurray one that actually works finally!) and was so excited to get snap happy on my recent trip to the south coast. I’ve previously tried carrying a SLR around with me but honestly, its a hassle. They’re heavy and there’s lots of putting away and getting back out and keeping protected from the (imminent) rain. This was so convenient to pull out at a seconds notice. I also downloaded the Photoshop Express and Photoshop Fix Apps (full version is free for Adobe cloud members) and was pretty impressed with its capabilities. Here’s what I created with essentially free camera and software…
I am so lucky that my mother is such an avid gardener. In summer her garden is full to bursting with amazing flowers which I have taken full advantage of this year by photographing the ones that I thought would work nicely in my wedding designs.
Harriet came to me with a tight deadline and just a loose brief of what she wanted – Mauve, Lavender and Grey with an accent of navy, something floral and pretty. The rest was up to me, which i LOVE! These colours were a beautiful match, lending a rustic and romantic feel to the design.
I used Photoshop to cut out a few different flowers, filter them to give a painted effect and recoloured so they all blended through the same tones, in-keeping with the colour scheme. I then arranged and layered them over one another to create a backdrop for the text.
I chose a beautiful, classic typeface for the happy couple’s names and to pick out some titles. This paired well with a serif for a clean but elegant finish.
And I think the bride liked them too…
“Omg I am IN LOVE!!!! They are exactly what I wanted… Well more!!! Thank you so much they are so perfect, I must send you a picture of the bridesmaid dresses because you won’t believe how perfect they match them!!!”
The delightful Holly came to me with the task of creating wedding stationary for the marriage of her and her partner John. The two had enjoyed many a festival over the time they had known each other and they wanted to emulate this casual party feel throughout their big day. The evening setting was the beautiful Rivington Hall Barn, featuring high arced ceilings with huge saxon beams and decorated with hundreds of fairy lights. The surrounding area stretches as far as you can see with pretty fields and woodland, which on a balmy summers night would only add to the festival feel.
Photo Credit : http://www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk
The colour scheme was to be a paired back palette of blues, purples and pinks, leaning more towards the tones that you’d find in a field, not that on a promo poster. Pantone 240C (pink), Pantone 2656C (purple) and Pantone Process Blue C (blue). These bright colours worked well with black and white accents.
Graphically they wanted something fairly simple without to many elements. The background was striped to just two tones of blue in a simple sun ray formation. To soften the look I added some elegant swirl vectors and dainty white hummingbirds, a nod to the whimsical magic intended of the day. The predominant typeface used was ‘Bebas Neue’ which for the main title was finely stroked and a drop shadow applied. Secondly I used ‘Rosewood’, a western style serif font, often bringing a retro American desert scene to mind. Lastly I also incorporated a script font called ‘Yellowtail’ keeping this in a small point size, it worked well to add a touch of fun to the design.
For guests I produced day and evening invitations and an information card detailing the local hotels and messages such as suggested gifting. For the day itself I was also asked to create a seating plan (A2 board), table names (A5 place cards) and some A6 name tags that could be connected to lanyards for the VIP guests.