save the date cards - Modern Library

Tags: save the date cards, Library, Save The Date, Asian, Modern, Simple

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About Phyllis

Sweet Paper Studio
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
  • 3 Awards
  • 388 Votes cast

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comments from Phyllis:

My goal was to take the key elements Laurice and Alex were inspired by and really fuse them into a design that still reflected the sophisticated and modern aesthetic Minted was looking for. I really loved all of the design elements they were going for and I tried to take each one and pare it down in a really pleasing way that also let the photo be the centerpiece of the Save The Date. You can look at each element, like the shape of the library due date card and the fun and slightly throwback handwriting used for the names and know what it’s evoking, even in its most basic form. And since Laurice and Alex were engaged in Japan, I knew I definitely wanted to incorporate something reminiscent of that, but at the same time, didn’t want it to be too over the top and obvious, so I used a pattern from Japanese silkscreened paper as a subtle touch in the background. Hopefully these simple but sophisticated touches can resonate with other couples too – I’d love to see this design be adaptable to other couples in terms of color and background pattern.


save the date cards, Library, Save The Date, Asian, Modern, Simple

colors shown:

Red, Light Gold


Meta, Mrs. Eaves, Orator, Mrs. Blackfort

design inspired by:

Laurice and Alex

submitted on:

Apr 28 2008

average score:




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rating closed
final average score: 3.62
save the date cards - Modern Library by Sweet Paper Studio


Tim on May 1, 2008 at 6:36pm edit delete

Love the gold pattern cutting into the black and white image.

janny on May 1, 2008 at 6:57pm edit delete

This is a very nice piece and shows that the designer put a lot of thought in weaving meaningful elements for the couple. Well done Phyllis! It's modern and classy at the same time. Also love the pop of the red.

Alyson on May 1, 2008 at 7:45pm edit delete

I really like the subtle touches added to this design. The pattern doesn't detract from the photo, but makes a nice addition to the design, making it more interesting than just a streamlined photo. I absolutely love the font you used for the names -- it makes it look elegant, yet creative. I really like your choice of photo, too. Your design suits the photo perfectly.

kelly on May 2, 2008 at 2:45pm edit delete

I love this design...libraries are becoming so popular for weddings and I think this would suit those weddings perfectly. Nice job!

Sara on May 3, 2008 at 7:28am edit delete

this looks great Phyllis!!!!!! I really like how the red box stands out :)

Michael on May 3, 2008 at 9:59am edit delete

The more I look at this design, the more I like it. What caught my eye at first were the elements that were library-esque. And then I noticed the floral pattern and looked a little more at the couple's history and saw how subtly that was woven in. Really beautifully done. I also like that the library elements are not so obvious that this couldn't be used for other urban or collegiate settings.

Kiki on May 3, 2008 at 10:19am edit delete

Really lovely. Fonts well proportioned, and elements play well with the composition of the photo instead of detracting from the couple at all. Red and beigey gold work great w/ the b/w photo.

Anh-Chi on May 3, 2008 at 11:08am edit delete


Alex on May 3, 2008 at 11:20am edit delete

Love love love this design. The red on the b/w image works really well, and the library card motif gets the point across without being too literal. Poetry to my eyes.

Amy on May 5, 2008 at 6:03pm edit delete

This is my favorite of all in the entire contest! Love the red, the gold-beige abstract flowers, and the hint of "library" feel. This couple has some great engagement shots, don't they?