Invitations: Jana + Eli

Client Feature, Design, Stationery, Weddings

JANA + ELI TOGETHERA little over a month ago my brother-in-law got married to his beautiful bride.  This is one of the weddings that I have probably been the most involved in, being a family member, bridesmaid (Seth was the best man), visual coordinator and of course, wedding invitation designer.  We all worked hard to make this wedding happen, from assembling countless of invitations to getting coffee and driving away with the bride and groom’s cake on our hood and it was so much fun.

When designing wedding invitations I ask all my clients about their engagement story, and ask them tell me if there are any icons, objects, or places that have real meaning in their relationship, for Jana & Eli it was the South Sister (where they got engaged). They wanted an invitation that would truly represent who they were, where they’d been and their wedding style: country vintage with a hint of modern and that’s how this design came along.

We followed that through with the decorations, using burlap as table runners, heirloom china, crystal and table cloths for the top table, Eli cut wood rounds for the center pieces, my mother-in-law used pretty sunflowers for the bouquets and our friend made chalkboard signs for directions.  Everybody got involved. Even my parents came out. And it was wonderful event.If you’re getting married in the near future, and would like visual direction and wonderfully designed invitations for your wedding, I’m currently booking for 2015 so get in touchPhotography by Victoria Carlson || See their engagement Story and Pictures

Invitation + JanaJana + Eli 0010Jana + Eli 0003 Top Table + Eli  Wedding PartyEli, Jana - Seth + I

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Sneaky Peak: Personal Passion Project

Mood Board, Weddings

Heylen Thienes - Gearing up for a side project

2014 Wedding season is wrapping up… wait who are we kidding, we’re right in the swing of it (or at least for us it is.  It seems that all our single friends have gotten engaged and are starting a whole adventure of their own with a new partner in crime.  And I love weddings, I love attending them, decorating for them, and wait for it… even designing for them.  I’ve just wrapped up the second invitation for the season and I’m starting to work on the third one. This mood board is a little sneaky peak of a personal, wedding related, side project I’m working on.  So fun and colorful!! Thank you Krista for inspiring this one…

SOURCES From L-R

The Little Gsp, The Girl Creative, Jefferson Cheng, Source not found :(, Wedding Cake from Style Me Pretty, Chelsea Fullerton Jones, Bridesmaid’s Gifts from Bridal Musings, Bespoke Bride

Mood Board: Jana + Elisha

Design, Mood Board, Stationery, Weddings

Jana & Elisha: Designed by Heylen Thienes

In case it hadn’t been pretty obvious from this post, there’s a wedding happening.  & I’m so excited! Not only because I love the two people that are getting married, but because I love weddings and every little detail that goes into making weddings beautiful.  Of course, it’s a lot easier when it’s not your own and you’ve already been through the process.  It’s easier to make decisions and experience has taught you what’s really important, what you’ll remember and what you won’t, what you should delegate and to whom.

As a bridesmaid and graphic designer it’s my pleasure to have been entrusted with the wedding invitations, I mean, look at that mood board.  I seriously cannot wait to see what these babies end up looking like. Stay tuned for the after effects.