I've been working diligently on an invitation suite for Johanna for the past few weeks and thought it might be fun to show my readers a preview of her design. When going through the design process, I build everything in InDesign so that I can send PDF previews of the final designs to my clients. This takes a lot of time, but really is the best way for me to share my vision with my clients who in most cases aren't local. Once a design is finalized, it is an easy conversion process to create the final proofs for printing.
Below is Johanna's invitation in the final stages of the design process. After this final design was approved, we converted everything to proofs and had one final round of approvals before sending to print. I have since assembled these and sent them on their way to my client, but am holding off on showing them off until after the event has passed.
The outer envelope features a wrap-around label:
Perhaps my most favorite element of this design was a custom painting of the engaged couple from the bride's father that we used as the tab enclosure for this piece:
The 5x7 gatefold invitation was simple and carefree with a certain air of elegance. The RSVP cards and envelopes as well as an information card were tucked into a natural fiber paper wrap on the inside of the right gatefold: