wedding invitations - Vintage Luxe

Tags: wedding invitations, formal, black tie, vintage, jewel, brooch, luxe, chic, gray, black, cream, blue, wedding, invitation

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comments from Amy and Tina:

Inspired by gorgeous vintage brooches. I wanted to create an invitation suite for those decked out hotel soirees - where everyone is dressed to the nines.

tags:

wedding invitations, formal, black tie, vintage, jewel, brooch, luxe, chic, gray, black, cream, blue, wedding, invitation

colors shown:

cashmere and midnight

fonts:

Gill Sans Std, Cezanne, Currency

design inspired by:

Sweet Sixteen

submitted on:

Feb 20 2010

Edited on:

Aug 15 2010

average score:

2.54

comments:

19

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Paper Dahlia on Feb 20, 2010 at 10:30pm
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This is really beautiful.

Three Kisses Studio on Feb 20, 2010 at 11:32pm
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Very elegant and unique!

Karen Glenn on Feb 21, 2010 at 7:22am
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Hi Amy. I've been struggling with what to say on this design. As always, feel free to ignore my thoughts! To me, the brooch designs come across like a combo of the hilt of an ornate ancient sword and those transformer robots. On the other hand, I think the colors and typography are stellar!

Lina Goldberg on Feb 21, 2010 at 9:10am
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Agree, it's very beautiful and elegant. I feel like the names need a bit more emphasis. Perhaps just size them up a tad.

Design Lotus on Feb 21, 2010 at 2:36pm
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I can see the "ornate ancient sword" thing but you lost me at transformers... =)

Karen Glenn on Feb 21, 2010 at 5:52pm
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It's the bottom one mostly. The top portion looks like the head with the open spaces as the eye sockets and the horned helmet above, the lower part is his shoulders and chest... You probably had to raise four boys through the fad--LOL! sorry--I should have kept my 'mouth' shut ;)

- Keg Design - on Feb 21, 2010 at 6:22pm
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i really like the ornate designs on top and bottom....did you draw them? or find them? super cool!

Sydney Newsom on Feb 22, 2010 at 5:32am
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They look like crosses to me, which seem quite appropriate for a lot of weddings. I think it is just beautiful. It would be pretty with a pale blue background and dark, dark brown text and graphics too! It's one of those that would work with any color palette.

Sydney Newsom on Feb 22, 2010 at 5:37am
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One more thing . . . I'm working on a "Vintage Filigree" Design, inspired by antique filigree wedding rings . . . which is taking forever. Anyway, just didn't want you to think I was being a "Copy Cat" when you see it come up in the gallery!! It doesn't look anything like yours but the inspiration is similar :)

SD Design on Feb 22, 2010 at 8:54am
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so pretty, amy! i don't see transformers :). they look like gorgeous pieces of jewelry. the only thing i'm not totally sure about is the third line being in the script. the church seems appropriate to emphasize for importance, but that line is distracting to me......maybe the date instead? just my opinion though -- all subjective, i know. it is a beautiful invitation!

Mande on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:36am
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Love the concept and the brooch at the top. The one at the bottom seems heavy to me. I love the different typefaces but maybe make the names a little larger?

cadence paige design on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:27am
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Gorgeous! You executed this so well! I feel silly making suggestions when I'm such a newbie to Minted, but did you try adding subtle color to the gem stones? Like a rich ruby in the center or amethyst to really pop like jewelry? Or a really, really soft blue to reflect like diamonds? Great flexibility for brides to customize to their wedding colors too. Love it!

Sandhya Rao on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:04pm
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this is a sure win!

cambria on Mar 2, 2010 at 11:44pm
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great typographic treatment! The illustration reminds me of gem encrusted crosses from the British Museum--but there isn't anything wrong with that. :)

Design Lotus on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:31pm
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Thanks Minties for the feedback. I made some minor adjustments.

Tickled Ink Paperie on Mar 6, 2010 at 4:54pm
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Gorgeous!!

beth perry DESIGN on Mar 7, 2010 at 1:32pm
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Oh! I love. Color, typography, layout. Reminds me of old hollywoood glamour. This is beautifully done!

Kristie Litchfield on Mar 7, 2010 at 9:28pm
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Woo - lovin' this design! Ornately beautiful and has a great vintage feel about it!

Candice Leigh on Mar 17, 2010 at 4:52pm
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This is the best I've seen so far, I adore this!