June 1, 2010

Happy New Year’s Wedding, Jacque + Chris

It’s the kind of inspiration that makes designers like us drool. A New Year's Eve wedding with all the fixins: a gorgeous couple, silver and magenta sequin, champagne, the Queen City Club (a spectacular Cincinnati venue) and a mother/daughter/groom's willingness to embrace the festive nature of their wedding date. Above all, Jacque and company wanted guests to have fun
and open an invitation that would get them in just the right spirit for a classic winter wedding followed by a glamorous New Year's Eve bash. First, a healthy dose of inspiration.
And then, the goods. We printed these invitations on a heavy shimmery stock to mimic the crystal beads used on Jacque's dress and the centerpieces. Festive scrolling graphics and fonts were inspired by the label of the most quintessential New Year's Eve party starter: a champagne bottle. Eloquently wrapped in a silver belly band printed with the words “It's Going to Be a Ball,” this invitation made you smile the moment it arrived.
Every flourish appropriately captures the spontaneity of falling confetti.
Crystal accents seriously make me want to say “10, 9, 8, 7, 6......”
A reception card with a bang.
Matching escort cards are attached to individual bottles of bubbly. (Yes, those are sequin tablecloths!)
And last but not least, a custom champagne bottle ice luge...a Giddy Ink first!
Honestly, we could hardly keep ourselves from crashing this one. Thank you Rachel at Raenovate for graciously featuring this wedding your blog. Jacque and Chris, thank you so much for the opportunity to design for you. We had a ball.