Heart Eyes, Yo.

Hearts.  It’s a pretty standard wedding motif, and for good reason.  Hearts are a perfect symbol of love, and what’s a wedding without love?  Being a wedding vendor, I knew I’d have to create an invitation with a hearts motif.

But being me, I knew I couldn’t do something standard.  I tried, I really did, but I just can’t do things and have them turn out like other people’s.  I guess that’s why my business is successful, though.  This is the hearts design I came up with.

Blue Heart invitation
Hearts Collection signature style invitation in shades of blue and green.

 

Pretty swanky, huh?  I really like the signature style because there’s an extra opportunity to personalize things with the side panels.  Blue and green are usually my go to colors when designing because those were my wedding colors.  I also really like using pink tones and shades of orange in initial designs.

 

Blue Heart invitation
Hearts Collection invitation inserts.

Previous Client Work

I really wasn’t sure how this would look in other colors, but thankfully my clients are always really creative in their ideas, and we have worked together to create some really beautiful invitations featuring this design.  Like this one, doesn’t the pink just pop?  It makes me think of the type of gum with the liquid goo inside – it’s such a juicy color.  I love the stripe of green and the hearts seem to pop right off of it.

Pink Hearts
Pink hearts with a green stripe for previous client Linda, who has excellent taste when it comes to color choices.

 

Playing the Blues

There is some pretty cool stuff clients have done in shades of blue.  I always go for a turquoise shade, which is my signature color and the color I painted my office walls.  But seeing these again, I realize that I’m really limiting myself.  These are pretty rad – there is such gorgeous depth in these blues, and I love both the purple and tangerine they have chosen as accents.  Man my clients are awesome.

blue hearts with purple
My client Erica chose a pretty rad scheme of vibrant blue and deep purple. Haha! Deep purple. Am I the only one playing songs in my head now? GAH I’M OLD.
navy hearts invitation
Cassie and I played around with a few different shades to get the perfect color of navy that really made the tangerine stripe popped. I love how the hearts are cream colored to match the text, instead of just white. SO AWESOME!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely adore this last hearts collection.  A brown and blue color scheme always looks classy and hip at the same time.  Being a versatile scheme, it can be fresh and funky, it can lean towards the more rustic side if the blue is on the pale side, or it can be very classic if the motif is something traditional.  I think Shawna nailed it with this one.

brown blue hearts invitation
Shawna’s contemporary version of the popular brown and blue color scheme looks amazing. She sent me a photo of her bridesmaids dresses and I worked off of that. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

 

The back and forth

Generally, I’m not a huge fan of hearts.  However I’m really digging this hearts invitation and especially what my past clients have done with it.  I’m really excited to see what my new clients can do to really make it their own.  I think it’s so cool that I can come up with something when I’m designing, and then my clients can make it their own in ways I hadn’t considered (and I’m a pretty creative person).  I think the back and forth between us is really interesting and I really get to know my clients’ and their tastes.  We tend to email/text and sometimes my clients have used my inbox as a therapy session, too, which I don’t mind at all!  A lot of the time we are facebook friends at the end of the process (hey I’m still old school) and in some cases I’ve had a chance to watch my clients go on to start families of their own.

And to think… it all started with some hearts and a lot of love.

Side by Side – The Signature Pocket

Playing with the Signature Pocket

Signature pocket invitation for circular wedding collection

The cool thing about the Signature pocket invitation is that you have the space on each side to jazz it up and really make it your own.  You can do this by personalizing the side panels with photos or unique quotes or phrases.

Signature pocket invitation for modern wedding collection

In the past, our clients have used the side panels to showcase photos of their resorts as a way of convincing guests to come to their destination wedding on the beach, and I have to take a moment here to say that I got a little jealous that I wasn’t invited because DANG those places looked awesome.  One client was getting married in Italy and included photos of a Tuscan winery near her wedding venue on the left side panel and her ceremony location on the right.

We have also had guests include adorable pictures of themselves on the panels, which is a great way to create one of a kind invitations using our designs.  We of course do this for you at no charge, along with changing the colors and fonts of our designs.

Steal these phrases:

But what if you’re not into pictures, but still love the Signature pocket invitation?  Quotes or phrases are most commonly used on the side panels.  Some clients have used lines from their favorite songs, and we have even included something from a Dr. Seuss book for one of our quirkier couples!  The side panels make our invitations really versatile.

Can’t think of anything awesome to write?  Look here for some inspiration:

Hearts will be practical only when they are made unbreakable. – Wizard of Oz

Our love will move us forward.

Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting.  So… get on your way!  – Dr. Seuss

Forever begins today.

When your heart speaks, listen.

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.

And the two… shall become one.

Now, always and forever.

Two lives, two hearts, joined by love.

His love is the sunshine that keeps me warm.

To me, she’s the rainbow after the storm.

Signature pocket invitation for swirls wedding collection