As you already know, I really really love working on wedding illustrations! Emily & Greg got in touch early last year to ask me to design their invitations, so we had plenty of time to make sure they turned out just right.
I can't take credit for the concept of these invitations, as Emily already knew she wanted to have herself, Greg and their (cheeky, gluttonous) cat pictured in flower-wreathed frames. I sketched a variety of layouts for E&G, and we settled on this version where we could showcase their names as well as their faces! The invitation is postcard sized, and we managed to squeeze in lots of personal details (that's my favourite bit of the process).
We decided that Emily, a poet, should be pictured reading some Sylvia Plath. I also gave her some earrings to match the flowers: peonies and lily of the valley. Greg's hanging out in his Boba Fett t-shirt, because why not?! Meanwhile, E&G's feline fur child is busy enjoying a slice of pepperoni pizza. The reverse of the postcards echoes the front, with bits of foliage and flowers 'hanging' over the edges. I really love the palette of dusty pinks and greens, and we added embossed forest green envelopes to match. The overall vibe we were going for was sweet but relaxed - much like Emily and Greg's wedding plans, and also very much like their personalities.
Weirdly enough, this was one of TWO times I've been asked to include pizza on a wedding invitation this year! I guess people who are currently of average marriage age grew up watching the Ninja Turtles? WHO KNOWS.
Emily and Greg, I hope you have the loveliest of lovely wedding days! You were so fun to work with, and without wanting to sound creepy, I really enjoyed drawing your smiling faces!