SOOOOOO excited to share all the design work we did for Ryan and René’s wedding! Even more so because their wedding was jus featured on the ever-amazing Ruffled Wedding Blog! Be sure to check it out! This was seriously one of the funnest design suites I have had the pleasure of creating. The first thing Ryan and René knew they wanted to be a part of their wedding was a LOT of color. YES! You know we LOVE our color here at The Goodness. Hold on to your butts, there’s going to be a ton of fun stuff below!
It all started with Ryan and René’s save the date. They weren’t really sure what they wanted to do, but they know they wanted it to be different. René and I were talking about it and we had a conversation that pretty much wen’t like this:
René: “Let’s do something you’ve never done but always wanted to do.”
Me: Thinking…“What if we did a pop-up card?!!!”
René: “I love it! What if we were on a roller coaster?!!!!!!”
And with that the pop-up-save-the-date-on-a-roller-coaster was born.
It started with a rough sketch from René, from which I started to sketch the illustrations of Ryan and René. I scanned that and drew the stylized characters in Illustrator, along with the background. The envelope label and card front design was inspired by vintage Disneyland and amusement parks.
I also designed an insert to help guests book their rooms at the wedding venue. Color was a BIG part of the wedding so everything had to be super colorful! I was not complaining one bit! 🙂A few months later it was time to get to work on the wedding invitations. Since we’d done the save the date, the wedding theme had evolved from lots of color, to lots of color (but a more defined palette), travel, humor and sarcasm, and desserts! Needless to say, I was super excited to tackle combining all the themes in a way that was fun, beautiful and that worked. Below is the invitation suite I designed. So fun and full of color!When the guest received the invitation in the mail, this is what they saw. We used a clear envelope with a rainbow stripe printed paper inside, showing through.
On the flip side, because the envelopes were clear, you could see all the goodness inside, before you even opened it up. The envelope could be opened by tearing away that arrow return address label. Inside the envelope was this hand-drawn macaron pattern I created for the suite. It was subtle nod to the dessert theme at the wedding. The invitation and other pieces were printed on our in-studio 1950’s vintage letterpress machine, by none other than our very own Geoff Bardot!I used landmarks of some of the cities that they’d named their tables after. We also designed a schedule card and a super fun mad-libs RSVP.
Ryan and René created a display at the wedding to show off all the hilarious responses they received. Arrow clothespins pointed to their favorites. When it came time to design all of the paper goods for the wedding, the fun REALLY began. René really wanted to use funny phrases everywhere. We created a ton of colorful little signs to place around the lodge.
And a special one for the bathrooms:The reception was so awesome! Ryan and René’s idea was to incorporate their love of travel and desserts by naming each table after a city they’ve visited together and having the centerpiece of that table be a display of mini desserts that corresponds to the city. For the seating chart, I designed cards (in multi-colors, of course) for each table that sat on mini-easels.
We designed the table name signs that went into the centerpieces.
And little tent card to explain the desserts.These little signs were at Ryan and René’s seats. Little inside jokes for each other. Did I mention that there was ANOTHER dessert table filled to the brim with more delicious treats!?
And a wedding wouldn’t be complete without cake. Rainbow on the inside of course!AND CUPCAKES! Dessert overload? NO WAY!And last but certainly not least, possibly my favorite piece of design from the wedding were these menus and “napkin bands”. As I mentioned before, René was really in to having funning sayings everywhere. So we came up with the idea to make these awesome bands to go around the menu and napkin. Each had a funny-food related quote, phrase, or saying. These below are just a few, but there were over THIRTY different phrases! You cannot even imagine the hilarity that ensued as we sat together coming up with all of these.
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at Ryan and René’s super fun and colorful wedding design! I had so much fun working on this and am so thankful to Ryan and René for being so open crazy ideas! Love you guys! Be sure to head over to Ruffled to check out their featured wedding!