Invitation Inspiration: All That Jazz

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , , — Jody on October 2, 2013

This week’s Invitation Inspiration board features the wedding of Stacey White and Sean Jones at Jay Verno Studios. Because Sean is a famous trumpet player, the invitation was influenced by the couple’s love of jazz and the vibe of New Orleans. The color really popped on this fold out invitation for guests! The wedding was coordinated with Sean Grey International, Allison McGeary Floral & Common Plea Catering.

Invite Spotlight: The Maecenas Black Tie Benefit Gala

At Create Studios, we work with a lot of event planners to create custom branded invitations. Drawing out a vision for clients, we always have to tackle one big question: How are we going to draw out a vision for this event, while selling tickets to get people through the door?

Sam Badger, the sophisticated Director of Special Events at The Pittsburgh Opera, wanted to set the tone for this year’s Maecenas, to be held at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts stage. He came to me with an idea in mind: to create an invitation reminiscent of a 1960’s State Dinner at the Kennedy White House. With a bit of help and brainstorming, we decided on three themes for his vision: Understated, Elegant & Chic.

For an understated look, I used a black foil engraving on cream stock. The stylized MAECENAS XXIX laser cut out of black pearlescent paper looked elegant, while the combination envelope with foiled address label (partnered with the super cool French pouchette holding the invitation inside) kept the appearance chic.

The custom circular logo also picked up motifs of the historic Benedum Center where the party was held and the end result was a sparkling, sold-out Gala! Each couture guest drew in looks from many as they arrived in their gowns, long gloves and tuxedoes to dine and dance the night away in a spectacular setting created by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions.

I Wanna Marry You

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , — Jody on June 13, 2013

In honor of Pittsburgh Pride, Pennsylvania’s premier LGBT community festival, this week we are featuring an invitation for two special clients (let’s call them N&S) who recently celebrated their birthdays together in Paris. Oh la la!

Because the theme of this year’s Pride festival is “I Wanna Marry You,” I wanted to showcase some of my sample work for same-sex couples. Two grooms, two brides, our doors are open for marriages or unions of any kind.

For those of you celebrating Pittsburgh Pride this week, enjoy.

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