Friday, March 2, 2012

Plated: A beachy keen wedding

When one of my favorite clients asked me to create her brother's rehearsal dinner invitations with a beach theme, I knew exactly where to look for inspiration—Jake & Jodi's wedding photos. Jodi is one of my running partners and last April she and Jake were married at the beach. I remembered ooohing and ahhing over her photos with my other running pals last summer, so I knew they would be exactly what I needed to create my own beachy keen wedding rehearsal invites.

See, a beach theme is tricky. You could take it way too far and it will look like a one of those badly decorated condos in PCB. But I knew that Jodi had mastered what she calls "classic and clean beachy, without the tacky in-your-face beachiness" and that if I just looked to their wedding for inspiration, that I should come out pretty good.

So here's the final product. I used the blues, greens and tans, which is what my client already wanted. But then I loved the burlap shown above, so I recreated that texture in the bottom design element of the invitation. And I also liked the whimsical, yet not too fancy font in all of their signage so I found something a similar to use for the bride and groom's names.

What do you think? Did I achieve a clean and classy beachy keen invitation?

Photography above taken by 3 Photographers
Click here to see more photos from Jake & Jodi's beautiful beachy keen wedding

1 comment:

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Very cute! I definitely think you captured the beach feel!