Invitation Design: Jasmine

Damask-type patterns are all the rage this year, and not just for weddings. The distinctive pattern is all over bedding, wallpaper, window treatments, fashion, desk accessories -- pretty much whatever one can think of, someone has made it in damask. The excessive use of it fails to dampen my enthusiasm for it, though... I'm fascinated by the way the patterns use symmetry and organic shapes to form such striking designs.

My MOH Jasmine got married on 8.8.08, the luckiest day of the year, and her beautiful wedding had a running damask theme throughout. I was honored to create a damask design to help tie everything together, starting with the invitations.

A chocolate vertical pocketfold opened to reveal a centered main invitation panel, the top of which was accented with a green satin ribbon (to match the custom Pantone ink) and a dimensional monogram. The damask design ran across the top of the design, breaking around the monogram to further highlight its presence. I chose a pale ivory cover stock with a subtle column texture, creating a sophisticated dimension across each printed piece.

On the left side, three inserts let guests know all of the pertinent information. The bottom of each had a more subtle, scaled-down damask pattern to tie them in to the theme.

The wedding was a shaded but outdoor event in super sunny Las Vegas, so a program that doubled as a fan wasn't just a cute idea -- it was a must-have! It was two-sided, with ceremony information on one side and the bridal party details on the other. We stuck them together with a sheet of sturdy gold cardstock in between and a thick wooden popsicle stick as a handle. A corner punch purchased from the scrapbooking section at Michael's added a little bit of elegant detail.

Jazz's cute favors: mini bamboo steamers with jasmine-scented incense inside. I created a tiny matching tag (the one in the pic is a little bent from being carried home in my suitcase!) for them and we used matching green ribbon to hold it all together.

Matching table numbers too!


jane said...

you are so talented my dear. i heart you!

Kelly said...

These look amazing. :-) I can't wait to see more!

Charlene said...

Ohh, I love the whole paper suite!