A detail view of two custom wedding invites

Another round of wedding illustration!

Another colleagues wedding and another round of wedding illustration. It seems there’s an unintentional theme developing here.

A wedding invitation featuring a custom wedding illustration of the bride and groom

I was asked by Annie, a colleague at my 9 to 5, to create an illustration and invite design for her upcoming wedding. I took a slightly different approach this time and decided to vectorise the drawing so that it could be scaled up, should they wish to in future. To do this I had to be a little careful with the line work to make the live trace in Illustrator as painless as possible. It wasn’t too bad in the end and only needed some very minor tweaks as a vector.

An invite geaturing a custom wedding illustration of the bride and grrom

They were having the legal wedding in Oz and a second celebration back here, in London. Annie, the bride to be, asked that the Oz invite be light and summery and the London alternative have a more grungy/punk feel. This led to pastel blue and black backgrounds being used.

The inner sides of a fold out wedding illustration

Initially, Annie sent me a map to be used on the back page of the folded invite. That thing was ugly with a capital ugh, so we decided it would be cool to have an illustrated version. Cue Annie’s fella Paul, and a fine liner. He drew the whole thing by hand and I popped it not illustrator. The result was really cool and Annie ended up with a pirate–esque map that her guests can follow to find the destination.

A custom hand drawn map on the back side of a folded wedding invitation