[Preface: I promise my posts won't all be this lengthy - just the first few, to help you understand my background a little bit]
Before all of the writing kits, stationery sets, stickers and cards, Terlie Design Co. was a wedding invitation business. Hard to believe how far it's come since then, but I often look back at old client work and am reminded of what drove me to do what I do. Creating pretty paper products is my passion, but designing invitation suites for couples [for the most important day of their lives, might I add], now that's something else. It's something far more personal. It requires a certain level of trust and client interaction that I don't often get with running my Etsy shop.
To say that I miss it, is an understatement. I designed wedding invitations and event stationery for 7 years and have seen many trends come and go. I saw preferences shift from handmade, to digital, and back to handmade again. Working for Paper Source opened my eyes to the surprisingly large number of brides that still appreciate traditional wedding suites -- mailable RSVP cards and all.
As I work on building my brand and moving my business forward, I think it's necessary for me to re-visit my roots and start marketing myself as an invitation designer again. Without having a structured work environment with hard deadlines and an annual review, it's totally up to ME to create my own goals, in order for me to keep my design skills sharp and to continue to grow as a professional.
I'm starting this series called "Wedding Wednesday" -- every second Wednesday, I'm going to challenge myself to mock up a new and different wedding suite.
This week, I created a suite I'm calling "Peach Floral"
INSPIRATION: I recently had a conversation with a friend about palette preference. She enjoys oranges and corals, and I discovered that I am more of a blue-tone girl. I thought it would be lovely to combine the two, to celebrate our new found (and awesome) friendship!
I had a lot of fun working on this project, and I look forward to designing more suites for future blog posts!
I'd love for you guys to suggest some color combos and/or themes, in the comments section! It's always such a hassle for me to come up with fake names and venues too, so feel free to include fictional details that I can use as well :)