Planning a wedding can be stressful in it’s own right, but designing a wedding while planning it is stress to a whole ‘nother level.
My process for designing our wedding began by developing a visual language for the look and feel of our wedding’s brand. Working with my fiance, we viewed many wedding websites for inspiration. We looked at the general design of these sites as well as wedding photos.
From there, we wrote out a number of descriptors to figure out how we wanted our wedding to feel. We thought our wedding should be:
- Family Friendly
My main goal was to bring our personal character to the forefront. When developing a brand, I typically begin by gathering my inspiration materials and developing a mood board. This allows me to see all of my inspiration in one place and begin testing out which fonts, colors, and photography styles work with the mood I am designing to portray.
Once I established my colors and fonts, I then went on to design the wedding logo. I started sketching the wedding lettering on paper and after getting the sketch cleaned up in Adobe Illustrator I then adapted the logo to a font face, something I have never done before. Using that font face I created our RSVP cards and print invitations.
These SVG animations work across browsers and on most mobile devices (I implemented a static .png backup for incompatible browsers). I was extremely happy with the way these animations turned out, I feel they really give a lot of life to the page.
With the help of my fiancee, we were able to able to pull everything together in time for our big day. Not only did our guests appreciate the unified look and feel of our wedding but I learned a number of new skills along the way.
- Design Logo
- Design website and brand
- Design Print Materials
- Save the Date Cards
- RSVP Cards
- Wedding Programs
- Table settings
- Lawn Games
- Logo Design
- Font Design
- Photo Editing
- HTML5 & CSS3
- SVG Animation