20 September 2011

PROJECT: Purple Fall Wedding Invitations


This year has definitely been the year for weddings in my closest circle of friends from high school. First my wedding, then Felice's, and now Nikki's. 

Nikki's wedding is in October, and her main color is purple. As a bridesmaid, I was so happy for the colors she chose— our dresses are a gorgeous sangria color that I can't wait to wear (and I'm also planning to wear to the Marine Corps Ball)!

I designed Nikki's save-the-dates earlier this year, using photos from the engagement session I also shot for her and Anthony, her husband-to-be. Nik's only request in the design process was "fall colors." She's definitely my easiest client to date! 



When it came time to design her wedding invitations, she said, "I trust you, do whatever you think." Talk about creative freedom! I kept with the purple and copper colors we used for her save-the-dates, as well as the leaf theme, which she had really liked.

I also love this pocketfold enclosure. It's two-sided, with the front for the invitation and the back for the additional pieces of information. As soon as I saw it, I knew Nikki would love it— she likes simple, clean, easy-to-navigate things. And I was right, she loved it!

I'm pleased with how these turned out, and so thankful to have had great clients like Nikki and Anthony to work with. I also love themed invitations!

17 September 2011

A Little Lost

Hi friends, I'm still here. To be completely honest, I haven't been blogging because I've been a bit discouraged in the department of self-employment. Work has been slow, and my self-esteem (and wallet!) has been suffering because of it.

I'm not sure if I made the right decision combining both my personal and professional blogs, and I'm not even sure if I can keep up Graphic Grace without the money to support it. I've began looking for full-time design jobs and other smaller, part-time jobs to keep me occupied (and the bills paid).

Of course, this isn't what I want to do. I want Graphic Grace to work and succeed. I think I just need a pep talk, or a kick in the butt to keep it going.

Either that, or a fairy godmother to make everything better.

For now though, that's where I've been. Once I decide what to do with this blog and my business, I will let everyone know. Thank you for your support throughout all of this.