Here they are :: paper elements we designed for Amy and Tracy's South by Southwest Wedding this month! I'm going to keep the text to a minimum since there are a lot of photos to share...
If this is the first time you're hearing about this modern, colorful wedding, check out Amy and Tracy's branding first so you can see where it all started.
Below // A quick look back at the wedding invitations ::
A three-layer reception invitation was composed of a tangerine cover sheet featuring their logo, a transparent text sheet, and a yellow back sheet. The pieces were sewn together at the top in yellow thread, and the invitation was stuffed into a turquoise envelope wrapped in a custom label.
Below // Signature Drink Flags ::
As a little surprise, we made 3 flag variations for Amy and Tracy's signature drink: a mojito!
Below // Cake Labels, Candy Labels, Tea for Two ::
I originally tried experimenting with HAND-DYED clothespins, but I couldn't get the color bright enough. Acrylic paint worked much better for this project!
For many of the signs, we used simple table tents but made them in Amy and Tracy's signature hexagon shape (just to spice things up).
Below // Words of Wisdom for the Lovebirds ::
For Amy's Bridal Shower, we made little bird cards on which guests could write marital advice. They were such a hit that we made more for the reception! The over-sized flag was made to draw attention to the cards at the table.
Below // Candy Table Sign ::
This was my FAVORITE paper element: a giant paper compass I DIY'd for their candy table. (Ok, maybe "giant" is stretching it, but it measured about 12" in diameter.)
To change things up, I wanted to incorporate something ROUND (instead of hexagonal or flag-shaped) so I decided a compass sign would be the perfect way to tie in the couple's theme: South by Southwest. (Tracy, the groom, is from Tennessee, and Amy, the bride, is from San Diego.) I have to say, this was one of the few times I made something that came out pretty darn close to how I imagined it in my head. If you're into experimenting with crafty things, you know that's a rarity.
If you're curious, I made the compass with a sheet of 13" x 19" paper, a scrap of yellow card stock, a round box top, floral wire, a pin, 4 bobbins (to create the space between the two round printed sheets), acrylic paint, foam tape, and glue.
P.S. After I finished this, my husband told me it looked like a clock. Pssht. I thought it was kind of awesome. :)
Ok, here are the last elements :: bathroom signs!
The paper in action! (Apologies for my mediocre phone shots, but we'll share Suzanna March Photography's photos when they're ready!)
Once again...CONGRATS, Amy and Tracy on a beautiful and FUN wedding! We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness. :)