Category Archives: wedding

Wedding signs

My younger brother MacGyver is getting married next month.  I’m so excited for him and his sweet bride to be.

I have several other signs to make this week. I’m so blessed to get to do what I love to do for the people I love. This glorious sunshine is a nice bonus. 🙂

LOTR Inspired Wedding Illustrations


A friend of a friend asked me to design their wedding invitations.  The theme was “Bilbo’s Party”.  After discussing it with the Bride and looking at some examples of things she and the Groom liked, we came up with the idea of having the illustrations be monochrome navy blue.  I’m really pleased with the outcome.  I did it in watercolor, my current medium of choice.  I especially like the effect the masked out moon and lanterns have on the main image.   I did use some white paint (like a cheater) for the details, but I think the art police will forgive me.

Jess_and_BrianThis is the front and back of the RSVP Card.  Which read “Will you make the journey?”  “Cordially Accept / Regretfully Decline”
Too cute, right?!

Jess_and_Brian_rsvpI’m just posting the illustrations and not the final designs because the wedding is this summer and I don’t want any of you crazy people crashing this sweet couple’s wedding.  😉


IMG_5036My little brother got married this past weekend to a beautiful, sweet, Christian gal! I’m so proud!  I cannot even tell you how happy I was when they asked me to be creatively involved with making the invitations.  It was so much fun, and I really like how it turned out.  IMG_5033
I designed a logo and had stamps made to use on the front of the invitation.

IMG_5020Then I surprised them with an address stamp to match  as a pre-wedding/house warming present.

IMG_5019 I really liked the idea of using stamps, especially since the designs are such that the stamps can be reused indefinitely.

IMG_5034The idea for the invitation is loosely based on a passport, as Caleb and Angelica love to travel.

IMG_5023This is also why the map is a rather prominent element (hand illustrated map in watercolor with digital elements).  IMG_5025Keeping it subtle and casually elegant was important to us, so we avoided any over the top travel theme-y stuff.

Caleb and Angelica came up with the clever wording and had the rad idea of placing a magnet with their photo in each invitation. IMG_5028 The “Party Pants” reference on the magnet was something I pulled out of the wording they came up with for the invitation.IMG_5029
One last thing I want to share was a little gift my mom and I put together.  We initially got the idea from a baby shower we went to recently where the guests all wrote letters to the little guy for each of his upcoming birthdays. We basically stole that idea.  IMG_5038We bought 35 blank greeting cards and then numbered them 1 – 35.  Then had all the guests at the bridal shower, the brides maids, the grooms men, the parents of the bride and the groom, and the pastor at the ceremony (also a good friend of the groom) write letters to the happy couple for them to open on each upcoming anniversary.  IMG_5040I painted their logo on the top of the box and did a little embellishment inside.  Personally, I think this is the most seriously amazing idea ever!