Archive | March, 2011

Pearl & Marmalade

15 Mar

This gorgeous print is on its way to me from Pearl & Marmalade. So the kind of work I want to be making…


Lizzie and Ben’s Save the Dates

2 Mar

Lizzie has been my friend since age 3, a bridesmaid in my wedding (and now I’m one in hers!), and now she’s a client. (Which is what I’m going to start referring to as, e.g. “This is my client,┬áMs. McKenna.” and “My client refuses to comment.”, etc.)

I have been working on Lizzie’s save the dates for her wedding, and this weekend she came in town to help me finalize what she wanted out of the design, and we got them ready to send out. It helped me crystalize some ideas I’ve had for her and Ben’s invitations, and it was super fun (because I got to hang with Lizzie and fellow bridesmaid, Elizabeth, and because we ate sticky buns and drank bellinis and got pedicures).


{the bride in her bling, stuffing envelopes}

I can’t wait for her July wedding and am just beside myself with happiness for her and her wonderful fiance. Ben’s love of old maps were an inspiration for these save the dates, which will be carried out through the invitations and wedding. In Illustrator, I made the map of Asheville and the little Grove Park Inn icon to mark the venue for their ceremony and reception. The overall layout never felt quite right until Lizzie and Elizabeth came over and we all talked it out. I’m so happy they were there because now it really feels totally right for them. My favorite thing about these, and about our ideas for their invitations, is that they feel like a true blend of Ben and Lizzie. I know their wedding will feel the same way.

Congrats Ben and Lizzie! More posts with thier invitations to come!