wedding invitations - Overjoyed

Tags: wedding invitations, modern, text, simple, word puzzle, holiday wedding, Christmas wedding

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Kim Dietrich Elam
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A simple word puzzle conveys the joy of the occasion.

tags:

wedding invitations, modern, text, simple, word puzzle, holiday wedding, Christmas wedding

colors shown:

shades of grey, rust

fonts:

Futura Lt BT, Myriad Pro, Bickham Script Pro

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Wedding Invitation

submitted on:

Sep 28 2011

Edited on:

Oct 01 2011

average score:

2.10

comments:

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wedding invitations - Overjoyed by Kim Dietrich Elam

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 1, 2011 at 6:43pm
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Thanks, Sarah! I think I agree...

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 30, 2011 at 5:06pm
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went back to Myriad Po for "Joyed," but kept Futura for all other non-script text

Sarah Brown on Oct 1, 2011 at 6:14am
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Love the color change! Just my two cents, but I preferred the body text all capitalized. This works too though!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 30, 2011 at 4:43pm
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Soooo - thank you for all the great feedback!!! Here's hoping this version pleases more voters (lots of conflicting views about the colors!). I also changed the main font to Futura - torn on how the new "JOYED" looks in Futura and bout the switch to lower case in the text. Comments always appreciated!

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Snow and Ivy on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:27am
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Oh wow!! Kim, you totally brought this to a whole new level. I LOVE it. Your attention to all of the little details really shows. The new colors are perfection! I could go on and on!! (Ps - thanks for your sweet comment :)

Allison Merten on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:30am
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I love the design, but am not a fan of the red and green. Are you using Myriad regular? I might see what it looks like with the light version. Otherwise, beautiful!

Erin Pescetto on Sep 30, 2011 at 10:29am
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Clever idea!! I love the change to the colors. I don't know if I'm feeling the Myriad. How about Gotham or Futura?

Melanie Severin on Sep 30, 2011 at 11:55am
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The concept is super cool, Kim! This is totally my opinion, so take it or leave it - I like the colours but I think it might look even better with a deep but neutral shade for the background (greyish perhaps). I think that would do two things: (1) Give the design more sophistication and make it less "Christmasy", more "wedding-y" (is that a word? lol) and (2) I think it would make your red stripes really "pop" and look super cool. You may have to play around with the shade of red and ditch the cream for a light grey if you did that. That's my two cents since you were asking for feedback! I do really like it as is though too :)

Sandra Picco Design on Sep 30, 2011 at 4:10pm
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This has really evolved, Kim! I think it's looking much more contemporary, but I would have to agree with Melanie about color. I think the red stripes read Holiday without the green. Or maybe change the cream to white throughout? In any case, it's looking good and you've done a great job refining it.

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:19pm
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Thank you, everyone, who took the time to give me so much thoughtful feedback - much appreciated!!! I'm hoping this is looking better than all the previous versions...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:20pm
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And - is it easy to figure out? or is is fancied up to the point that it no longer resembles a word puzzle?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:29pm
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Did I go a little crazy with the Bickham?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:31pm
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and if Bickham looks good, would a different sans serif font look better with it? I like the "joyed" in Myriad, but maybe there is a better font for the rest? All opinions appreciated!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 1:39pm
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Thank you, Wendy and Hailey, for your feedback! Wendy - I almost went back to teh blue and grey, but felt like these brighter colors may stand out more for voting (could be a mistake?). I've added some script and freshened the colors. An improvement?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 1:40pm
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should the green be darker?

Smeeta Sharma on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:01pm
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Wow! What a change. I love the stripes! I do like the colours but I wouldn't mind seeing it in something different. As Hailey suggested muted colours may work too and you could still keep that seasonal feel by adding pops of colour. Overall I think this is working so well now. Great job!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 9:01am
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I decided to take advantage of the "joy" and make it a holiday season wedding...

wendy fessler on Sep 29, 2011 at 9:25am
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hmmm- I did like the other colors better.

Snow and Ivy on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:00am
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Oh wow - I love seeing all of the iterations this has developed from. I think the "Joyed" concept is working really well now. The only thing I'm not sold on is the colors. The classic red and green doesn't feel 'special' - in a way that should separate it from other events that are more typical in the holiday season! Maybe a more muted/yellow-ish green... and a slightly orange-ish red would give it a bit of a fresh pop, sort of a modern but vintage color scheme?

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 8:04am
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Thanks for the feedback! Does this help? Should I keep the "overjoyed" in the blue, so it stands out and helps "solve" the puzzle?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 8:07am
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any suggestions/comments on the colors also appreciated!

wendy fessler on Sep 29, 2011 at 9:00am
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i think this is really fun - love the colors too.

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 5:18am
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Thank you both for your helpful comments!! I'm hoping this makes it clearer - "overjoyed" is now blue to match the puzzle text. Also, adjusted the text - hopefully better, yes? Thanks!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 29, 2011 at 5:19am
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oh, and I kept the whole puzzle text blue b/c I want it to e clear that it all goes together. Comments appreciated!!! Thanks!

Sandra Picco Design on Sep 29, 2011 at 6:38am
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Clever, Kim. Though I agree with Kerry about the "Joyed" maybe being a different typeface. It reads to me as their last name (even though they aren't married yet :)

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Paper Dahlia on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:42pm
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Cute! Although, it took me a minute to get the "overjoyed" concept...maybe that's just me. Is there a way to make the "joyed" text different from the names? To me it almost looks like that is their last name.

Smeeta Sharma on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:37am
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Simple yet interesting concept. I agree with Kerry's comment about changing the text as it looks like their last name. Also there are a few "rivers" in the body copy. Justification of text could be worked on a little more to get it balanced well.

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:33pm
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ALL comments, critiques, suggestions welcome!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:15pm
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not sure about the Futura... ALL comments, critiques, suggestions welcome!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:16pm
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or, maybe, I'm not sure about Strangelove...