I created Something Blue as an alternative the Mardi Gras Collection, where the Mardi Gras is bright and uses contrasting colours for the gradient, the Something Blue Collection uses tones of the same colour to create a much subtler Invitation Suite.
The main brief for this project was to create a subtler, more tonal version of the Mardi Gras Collection to showcase the difference that colour really makes to a design, and show those couple’s that might like the design of Mardi Gras but were frankly terrified by the colour choices that it didn’t have to be quite so drastic.
I went for the blue tones for the example, simply because that’s how I first imagined it and so thought I’d stick with my gut, and by a completely happy coincidence it lends itself fabulously to the Something Blue name to tie in with the old Wedding Phrase ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue‘, which if anyone asks was always intended but in reality it wasn’t.
Included in the Suite
The Something Blue Invitation Suite comes packaged in it’s own coordinating pearl envelope box, which opens to show the Suite tied up in satin ribbon finished off with a bow and a tag containing the couple’s initials.
The ribbon is undone to reveal a 5×7 main invitation, which has a pearl border in a coordinating colour to the colours of the Invitation. 2 single sided (or one double sided) additional information cards with up to 2 details on each (the example shows Accommodation and Getting Here on one and Reception and Gifts on the other), as well as an RSVP card and matching envelope which can be upgraded to having the couple’s address on.
What I Love About This Collection
I love the use of one colour, but different tones (as there are so many) to create a subtle but striking impact, as well as the versatility that this design creates – it can cater to anyone.
I’m also a big fan of how this collection looks when it’s all packaged up together, and hope that Guests will enjoy receiving such a package in the post to create a great feel for a couple’s big day!
What are your thoughts on this Collection?
Do you prefer this tonal version, or the more flamboyant Mardi Gras?