When my sister-in-law, Kailey, called to have me help with her save-the-dates, I was so honored. Her and her fiance, Adam, are both very talented artists. Kailey is a fine artist who specializes in mixed media collage with 2D and 3D elements, illustration, and installation. Adam is an amazing photographer who captures beautiful moments in his images.
I thought to myself, "What the heck do they need my help for?!"
But, it was such a unique project in the way that all of our talents came together to create their custom Save-the-Dates. Three artists blended thoughts, ideas, and drawings to create one beautiful card. A collaboration like that does not come around often! I was blessed that they asked for my help.
What I loved the most about this project was their sentimental concept that was carried throughout the drawings. Both Kailey and Adam drew the caricatures of themselves, which, are darling, by the way. Kailey also drew the large Peace Candle that is on the back of the Save-the-Date, which signifies their tie to Easton, Pennsylvania. I helped create the drawings of the city buildings and the skyline towers of Philadelphia and New York City which tie in the places they used to live and travel to see one another. Also, New York City was where Adam popped the question! (That's another amazing story...)
There are also design elements and drawings that are pulled directly from an illustration that Kailey and Adam created together the first year they met. Adam liked the idea of bringing some of those elements back and using them in their wedding stationery. Sentimental much? My heart melts...
Since the city-scape was such a vertical illustration, Kailey and Adam decided on a card that took on a taller shape. We then chose a unique, pearlized white cardstock that brought the colors and drawings to life with a subtle shimmer. The piece printed beautifully and they couldn't have been happier.
I was so honored that these two talented artists asked me for help on such a sentimental piece. Collaborating with them was exciting; not only as a fellow artist and designer, but as a part of their family. Kailey and Adam will be walking down the aisle in LESS THAN A MONTH, and I cannot wait to celebrate their wedding weekend with them.