Monday, May 04, 2009

Chicken eggs and wedding invites, oh my!

Thank you for everyone's well wishes from the last post! Things are still crazy here as I now have the Surtex show in two weeks. Doing a trade show and getting married all within a month of each other = absolute craziness!

I wanted to finally post my chicken wedding invitations though! As many of you who might be artists/designers/illustrators, the first thought after getting engaged was...not the dress, or anything else, but....oh what am I going to do in terms of the invites?!? I had so many elaborate things going through my mind: sending everyone bound books, or a box, or a poster in a big tube. In the end, I wanted to keep things simple and sophisticated. Hard to do because I realized I struggle with doing anything sophisticated.

I ended up doing a tri-fold invitation, which gave me the story book feeling but much more simple than actually doing a book. The concept was (of course, us designers had to have a concept for an invite, haha!) a path on which we went from the streets where we first met to St. Thomas for the ceremony, and back to New York for the reception. Here is a picture of my "assembly line":

To finish my theme of a chicken wedding, we had plastic egg favors filled with chocolates tied with a matching blue ribbon, thanks to my mother-in-law (again)!
It was very easy to come up with some matching thank you flat cards afterwards.
Thanks again to all the well wishes, I'm off to do some Surtex stuff and hopefully survive the next two weeks. Back again soon!

29 comments:

Sooah Barbieri said...

wow, sooooooo cute! love your invitations and egg favors.

miremari said...

so great!!!! :) lovely, funny and romantic!!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Jannie!!! these are the coolest invites, gifts and thank yous...so perfect!!!!

Thanks for sharing these....

hugs
Diana

Debbie Meyer said...

I love them! Great colors, and those chickens are so tweet! (hee-hee)Congratulations & best wishes to you both.

Roberta said...

completion!
What fun it must have been!!!

J. E. Morris said...

These are absolutely perfect! The muted colors make them classy but still fun. Wonderful job!

Frizz said...

OMG - how perfect. It's too sweet.
Good luck with Surtex. Can't wait to find out how it goes for you. I think you will hit a home run there!!

Xavier Salomó said...

Hi, chiken girl!
CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you will be very happy (and mathboy too, of course!)
Regards

Jennifer said...

The invites are adorable! I love the idea of using a tri-fold card. :-)

Carli said...

looks great! congratulations again

roz said...

OH WOW, what lucky family and friends to receive such a fun invite. FABULOUS. Just so adorable and so in keeping with who you are. Just love it.

queen of rudeness said...

I've never seen so awesome invites!

"Maggie" said...

Love the invitation an eggs, lovely idea! I too made my wedding invitations years ago and made one for my brother too. It really sparks one creativity.

Laura Zarrin said...

Love the concept! So perfect for you. Much more fun than the usual invitation.

Becky said...

So Creative - I love the whole theme & that you designed your wedding invites! They look great :)

Spadazzle said...

Sooooooo Cute! I love the whole thing- how it is like a story :) It is so personal. Love the eggs too! Soooooo CUTE!!!! COngrats :)

clara said...

Congratulations and have a wonderful time together! Love the cute and fun-loving design!

Michelle Lana said...

Congrats Jannie!!! I didn't know..super cool!

Red Fish Circle said...

I love them too, these are so great! I will not be at Surtex - I have two family graduations, one is my son's in MA, but my rep will be showing my work. I work through a textile design studio, so more of my print design will be there vs. illustration. I hope the show goes well for you. Looking forward to the reports.

blogojan said...

nice.. :)

love it much!!

Emily said...

hihi...fiercely quirky! I am fascinated by the avalanche of small things that a wedding can entail...
impressed by your personal touch!

Lynne Chapman said...

So lovely! The two little chicken heads peaking in the bottom are such fun, and the path that leads you through the fold-out works brilliantly. Good luck with the big day!

Tom Barrett said...

Congrats, Jannie!

The invites are cool!

Best wished to you!

Kay Aker said...

How romantic and how you!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Beautiful invites and a lovely wedding cake and photo. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! and best wishes to the two of you!

iSew said...

Oh my gosh, those are the coolest invites ever. And I LOVE that you had a chicken themed wedding. ha!

Tracy said...

Beautiful cards! And how cute to make the egg favors!!!! You have to be a blast to hang around :)you're so creative!

life without novacaine said...

Love, love, love your invites. You are so clever! Very nice job, hats off to you. Thank you for sharing.

Your photo of you and your man on the beach is incredibly beautiful.

donna Farrell said...

so perfect!!