Sunday, August 15, 2010

Here Come the Brides

Yay - more "Simchas" on my humble blog!
I've spent most of July working on wedding invitations for two of my friends, brides-to-be, who have always been awesome, and also lucky in finding their "other halves". So now we have four wonderful people, making for two amazing couples :)

This "commission adventure" was trying and exhausting, but also inspiring, fulfilling and a true learning experience. Plus, it's always fun to see satisfied clients, especially knowing them personally (and getting invited, too!).

So we start with Ela and Meir, who are getting married tomorrow (!!) -
lots of ideas had been raised, explored, tried, changed and canceled (most of which revolve around their beloved dog, Pasho):

As you can see, we went for the purple idea at the end, not forgetting Pasho, but also the happy couple itself:


... and back

The gifts for the guests in their wedding will be lovely jars of homemade jam, so I also designed the stickers for the jars, which gave Pasho another chance to get center-stage:

some suggestions^

Final sticker design

Moving on to the eternal Dana and Arbel, who, after lots of easily-rejected ideas, went for the opening card:



Back (it's a pilot thing)

See the magic trick? It's the same good old Dana and Arbel, only on this particular day they're more fantastically dressed :)

The animator in me wanted to do an entire (small) flipbook as an invitation, showing their abridged history together (they know each other from infancy!), but budget and logistics forced it out of the question. Oh well, two years ago i was commissioned to make them a comic of their life story, which is proudly hanging in their living room :)

~ Good luck to all the happy couples in their joined lives and their celebrations, spreading the love and all that jazz!! ~

here are some official photos of the happy couples -
they look gorgeous! but do they look anything like the invitations?

Ela & Meir:

Thanks for orchestrating this one, Ela!

Dana & Arbel:

1 comment:

  1. Maya, you're the best!
    As I have stated many times before -
    the invitations are absolutely *perfect*,
    and we are immensely grateful for all of your efforts and hard work.
    I here by declare that we will proudly display any future creation of yours in our home.