wedding invitations - Lakeshore Love

Tags: wedding invitations, Chicago, urban, skyline, silhouette, watercolor, painting, artistic, calligraphy

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Carrie Pray
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 120 Comments made
  • 775 Votes cast

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A watercolor painting of the Chicago skyline forms the backdrop for this artistic, urban-inspired wedding invitation.

tags:

wedding invitations, Chicago, urban, skyline, silhouette, watercolor, painting, artistic, calligraphy

colors shown:

Royal blue, violet, white

fonts:

Missish, Avenir Next

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Wedding Invitation

submitted on:

Nov 09 2015

Edited on:

Nov 12 2015

average score:

2.56

comments:

0

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wedding invitations - Lakeshore Love by Carrie Pray

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Version 6 (poll) - submitted on Nov 09 2015 - hide

Carrie Pray on Nov 12, 2015 at 3:06pm
Carrie Pray
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 120 Comments made
  • 775 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the great feedback! I'm polling for square vs. horizontal and layout of the names and information.

Chris Griffith on Nov 12, 2015 at 5:58pm
Chris Griffith
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I like the square and the way the font is in B. Wondering if you want to consider a sans serif for the wording either all lower case or caps? Your design has a lovely edginess to it and I think the font would give it a more modern approach. Just a thought. :)

Maria Hilas Louie on Nov 12, 2015 at 5:58pm
Maria Hilas Louie
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The horizontal version works better with your landscape.

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Jennifer Wick on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:34pm
Jennifer Wick
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This is a night and day difference! Your skyline is gorgeous, I really like what's going on in D :) Maybe just to simplify it more, I'd keep all the type below the names in one centered paragraph instead of 2 columns. Then the names get the focus.

Simona Cavallaro on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:56pm
Simona Cavallaro
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D. Definitely prefer the simpler text layout to complement the pretty painted background.

Kimberly Morgan on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:56pm
Kimberly Morgan
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I'm voting for D. And I think Jen has given you good advice regarding the bottom type. I feel like your type and terrific skyline would stand out more if you kept the dark color going all the way to the bottom of the invitation.

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Carrie Pray on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:30am
Carrie Pray
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 120 Comments made
  • 775 Votes cast

Any feedback welcome! What I'm wondering specifically is if everything is legible, if the background is overpowering, and if I should remove the bokeh from the bottom. Thank you!

Design Lotus on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:24am
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My honest feedback... There just too much going on here. Maybe remove everything except for the text and add back one design element to see which one you like the best. Less is more... =)

Carrie Pray on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:22pm
Carrie Pray
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 120 Comments made
  • 775 Votes cast

So I scaled back significantly based on Amy's excellent advice (thank you!). Version A is just to show where it was before. Version B keeps the type in more or less the same layout, C & D change layout and show 2 different font options. Thank you!

Carrie Pray on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:22pm
Carrie Pray
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 120 Comments made
  • 775 Votes cast

So I scaled back significantly based on Design Lotus' excellent advice (thank you!). Version A is just to show where it was before. Version B keeps the type in more or less the same layout, C & D change layout and show 2 different font options. Thank you!