Today I’m sharing another of my bespoke designs. The design for Sammii and Adam was a watercolour wedding invitation in style. Incorporating a hand painted illustration of their gorgeous cat! I met them ( Sammii & Adam that is … not the cat! ) at the Westpoint wedding show in Exeter back in October. They really liked one of my existing designs with its watercolour floral illustrations. They wanted though to incorporate some personal details and their colour scheme of pinks and greens. With one being from Cornwall and the other from Devon I used crossed Devon & Cornish flags on the belly band. I then did a painting of their cat wearing a bow tie sitting in amongst all the flowers they liked. He will be forever known in my head as ‘dapper cat’ as he looked so adorable in the bow tie!
I love creating invitations that are totally personal to the couple and their wedding so this was a fantastic brief to work on and I think the results were really lovely and the invitations were still pretty and elegant as well as fun.
The watercolour wedding invitation was accompanied by a matching rsvp and information card. It was then wrapped in the belly band and came with a crisp white envelope to match the card.
I love working on bespoke designs and am more than happy to adapt an existing design to make it more personal to you. If you take a look at the bespoke page of this website you will see I have a ‘Tailoring Fee’ which can be bought alongside any of the existing ranges. I can then change the colours of any range to suit you. If you also want a watercolour wedding invitation where I hand paint some extra details for you then get in touch by emailing [email protected] . I can give you a bespoke quote for the work.
I do love working on bespoke changes to my existing ranges for clients! I’m not in the slightest bit precious about my work so if you have some changes you wish to make to make it ‘more you’ and more suitable for your wedding then please don’t hesitate to ask! One of the bespoke changes I did recently was for the lovely Jacalyn.
Jacalyn really liked my Midnight Rose range of stationery but wanted to incorporate a watercolour flowers painting she had done herself into the design rather than my standard florals which I use. I absolutely loved the watercolour – so bright and fun and colourful! – Jacalyn is incredibly talented … oh and did I mention she is also a florist ? She works for Cottage Flowers in Ilminster if you’re interested in taking a look. http://www.cottageflowersandmore.co.uk/
Anyway I worked on incorporating Jacalyn’s gorgeous watercolour and gave it a dark grey background and the font style of my Midnight Rose range.
I also incorporated a jade green colour for the belly bands to pick up on the colours in the watercolour flowers and of course it came with matching rsvp and information cards. For these I took small elements of the watercolour flowers Jacalyn had painted and seperated them off to give a touch of the illustration to the top of the information card and the side of the rsvp.
I’m looking forward to working on the matching Order of Service very soon!
Incorporating existing artwork you might have is something I am more than happy to do as part of my work here at Knots & Kisses. I’ve had several clients in the past who already have a really lovely painting or sketch of themselves, or their wedding venue that they would like to incorporate. The only thing to bear in mind is that you have the permission of the original artist to do this.
But if it’s something you would like me to look at then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected]