Today’s guest post is by my good friend Alex of Wandering Paper Co! Alex was one of my college roomies and she’s an incredibly talented designer (Just read on – you’ll see!). She’s getting married TOMORROW and was kind enough to share her handmade invitations!
Hello, 500 Days of Engagement readers! My name is Alex and I am very excited to be guest-blogging about my wedding invitations here today. I am a graphic designer, so naturally I had to design my own wedding invitations! But first, I want to share with you a little bit about my fiancé, Philip, and me.
Philip and I met in 2012 when I moved to Dallas for a design job, and by 2013, we had started dating. Our partnership wasn’t just a romantic one; we teamed up on many creative projects as well. Through working together on his book, Miraclist, and my printmaking business, we’ve learned a lot about each other and how we function as a team.
Philip is a fantastic person to work with because he and I approach tasks so differently. I am very strategic and analytical; he prefers to dive right in. So when it comes to making creative decisions, he helps me speed up, and I help him slow down.
When we got engaged, we knew we wanted our wedding to reflect our creative partnership. The theme was inspired by this piece by one of my favorite graphic designers, Tord Boontje. We are having a lakeside wedding , and we’ve put together three of these panels to use as a backdrop for the ceremony.
The invitations take visual cues from the backdrop, with a cut-paper style design framing the invitation. The finished design was letterpressed on Crane Lettra 110#.
The cut paper theme will be reflected throughout the different pieces in the wedding décor, including the cake! I’m really happy with how everything turned out, and I’ve had a lot of fun designing such a personal project. I can’t wait to share the rest of the details! Maybe Jen will let me do another guest blog after the wedding 😉
Alex is a graphic designer and printmaker based in Dallas. Follow her on Instagram for more inspiring design work and travel-themed prints.