wedding invitations - Summer Gardens

Tags: wedding invitations, modern, paper lanterns, glowing, lush, garden, tent, citrus, invitation, wedding, party, cream, orange, lime, green, yellow

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comments from Amy and Tina:

I love paper lanterns. Lush citrus colors inspired me, but it's so easily adapted to any wedding palette.

tags:

wedding invitations, modern, paper lanterns, glowing, lush, garden, tent, citrus, invitation, wedding, party, cream, orange, lime, green, yellow

colors shown:

Grapefruits, limes, lemons, oranges, rich soil

fonts:

Clarendon Light, Sloop One, Bebas

design inspired by:

Sweet Sixteen

submitted on:

Feb 17 2010

Edited on:

Aug 15 2010

average score:

3.26

comments:

35

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Design Lotus on Feb 17, 2010 at 7:06pm
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I dish it. So I can take it. Tell me what you think and how I can improve this design. Just imagine I was designing this for your wedding...

Anne Holmquist on Feb 17, 2010 at 7:37pm
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Love it!!!

Three Kisses Studio on Feb 17, 2010 at 8:05pm
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I was at the gardening store this weekend, and they had these lanterns. I thought, "what a great idea for the wedding challenge!" And then you beat me to it!! :) But I think you executed it better than I would have. Very festive...I'd love to go to this wedding!

Sara Heilwagen on Feb 17, 2010 at 8:35pm
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The only thing that stands out to me is that the first and middle names run together a bit

cadence paige design on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:36pm
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Absolutely fabulous!

Karen Glenn on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:43am
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Really cool, Amy! I grew up with Japanese lanterns around my house--really fun! I guess the one thing that seems off to me is that there is no overlap in the lanterns. I would try staggering and/or resizing them just a bit, so that they fall more in front or behind one another--just in a spot or two. To me, just the size differences are not quite enough to give the depth perception--it's more like different sized lanterns all on one flat plane, if that makes sense. I would also agree to bumping the spacing between first and middle names just a hair :)

Carrie ONeal on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:53am
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I was waiting in anticipation to see what genius you put out there. This doesn't disappoint at all. It's beautiful!!!

Design Lotus on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:03am
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Thanks ladies! I adjusted the name spacing. I see your point Karen about the depth perception. They are actually different sized lanterns and I'm sacrificing the 'reality' factor for a clean and simplified design. Believe me, I was trying to do glowing lights inside and tenting. I had to stop myself from over complicating things - which is my tendency...

Tickled Ink Paperie on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:17am
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Very beautiful!! I love the illustrations and the treatment of the type. The colors are also bright and cheerful, which I love. Personally I would think it would be more for a less formal wedding (not black tie optional) or even a rehearsal dinner invite. Although I am very inspired by this design!!

annie clark on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:31am
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i really love the illustration, but the type feels like there's no hierarchy. i think a simple, more minimal type layout would make this design more appealing and usable.

Lisa Razza on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:26pm
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I like the treatment of the type; adding the two columns changes things up a bit. :) The lanterns and colors are also great! If I were to nit-pick, I would try reversing the color of the largest yellow lantern with the first one on the left. It seems to lose some of the contrast since it's the lightest color and it's standing out to me since it's the largest one. Also, I agree with Emily, this seems appropriate for an outdoor or informal wedding so maybe lose the "black tie". Great work as always!

- Keg Design - on Feb 19, 2010 at 5:59am
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it might be nice if all type (except names) was in the coral/red color - that way the names would really pop? nice work...

Jessica Strayer on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:16am
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great design and love the colors!! very summer evening!

Jennifer Postorino on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:48am
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i like where this is going! do you think you could connect the lanterns by a hanging "ribbon" or "wire" of some sorts? it could be in a very light color so it wouldn't dominate any of the design. that may give you the 3-d effect while still keeping things clean... and i'm not sure you need the 2 green lines on the sides by your info. the 1 in the middle may be enough. just a few thoughts :)

Design Lotus on Feb 20, 2010 at 7:22am
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Updated the fonts and colors. I wanted something a little less backyard and a bit more gardens feeling...

Three Kisses Studio on Feb 20, 2010 at 7:41am
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I like the font layout/selection much better. The focus now is appropriately split between the graphic and bride/groom names. Great job.

SunnyJuly on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:34pm
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love the changes to the font. It dresses it up a bit more and adds more texture!! Love it!

uphill industries on Feb 20, 2010 at 3:06pm
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ooh, i love this new version. it retains the playful quality, but feels more put together. the only thing i would say is that the names feel a little crowded by the script at the bottom.

Design Lotus on Feb 21, 2010 at 6:22am
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Good catch Miya - I fixed it. Thanks for the feedback Minties!

Holly on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:45pm
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Executed very well. Makes me think of a summer garden party too. Went to a wedding with these lanterns everywhere and it was wonderfully beautiful.

Jessica Bishop on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:47pm
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love the lanterns!! it definitely has a summer feel to it :)

Amanda Larsen Design on Mar 3, 2010 at 9:47am
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Lovely work, Amy! I especially love the festive colors and the warmth of this design. The type looks gorgeous!

Elena Kloppenburg on Mar 4, 2010 at 3:23am
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gorgous! I love lanterns too, and this design is really recreating a summer wedding atmosphere!

Citrus Press Co. on Mar 4, 2010 at 1:54pm
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Love the fonts and colours.

.Laura Hippe. on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:03pm
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Love, love, love this one! The lanterns are fun and playful. I'd definitely want to attend this wedding! My only suggestion is to move the "to" down a little. It just looks a little high at the moment.

Design Lotus on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:34pm
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Thanks Minties for the feedback. I made some minor adjustments.

Tickled Ink Paperie on Mar 6, 2010 at 12:13pm
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This is one of my favorites- I love your illustrations!

Oscar & Emma on Mar 8, 2010 at 8:25am
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great lanterns. perfect for a lovely summer wedding.

Two Pooch Paperie on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:41am
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this is great. I just went to a wedding last weekend that should have used this invitation :)

Carrie ONeal on Mar 13, 2010 at 6:08pm
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I know you posted this pretty early in the competition...but it still stands out as one of the best!

Donna on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:43am

Too bright.

Karen Glenn on Apr 6, 2010 at 8:47am
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Congratulations, Amy! Such fun invite!

Paper Dahlia on Apr 6, 2010 at 9:31am
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Congrats, Amy! Fantastic design!

kelli hall on Apr 6, 2010 at 11:30am
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yay amy! this is one of my favorites and well deserving of a win! you could plan a whole event around this piece

Laura Hankins on Apr 6, 2010 at 2:53pm
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Congratulations Amy- this was a real standout throughout the challenge!