The Pleasure of Your Company
The week before I went on vacation I was jam packed with last minute projects, one of them being my best friend’s wedding invites. Of course I left this project to do at the last minute, but am so happy with the outcome.
The top design above is the final illustration we came up with. I had a really tough time getting some concept together for her, neither of us like cheesy and that’s all that wedding invites seem to be. I don’t think that this isn’t cheesy, but at least it’s not hearts and roses and pink and purple. I originally wanted to do a Day of the Dead sort of thing, you know, “til’ death do us part”. Unfortunately, that was a little too morbid for the bride-to-be. I’ll save that for someone else. I found this beautiful skull made of flowers and I couldn’t get away from it, so I thought maybe two lovebirds in the same fashion would suit them better. We liked the many meanings of birds—freedom, love, joy, good fortune. Erin found a tapestry with two birds she liked, so I used that as a base shape for the bird design, turning up the wings as if they were flying rather than sitting. I decided to keep each bird unique, just like Adam and Erin, awwwww.
The second image is a couch design I saw at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. I was pretty impressed with the similarity and thought it was a beautiful design so I wanted to share it.