blue + yellow

5.27.2009

I just finished up 3 sets of custom invitations with 3 awesome couples:) I haven't taken any photos of the final products yet, so I thought I would share some past projects with you guys. Now that summer is just around the corner, its officially prime wedding season (P and I have 3 to go to this summer)...and nothing says summer like a crisp, fun palette of blue and yellow! There's so many shades and combinations of these two colors that work well together, the possibilities are practically endless. Here's 2 different projects I've used blue and yellow for:

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cornflower + bluebell + lemon

Julie and John got married last summer at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and wanted their big day to have a sophisticated garden feel. Julie's bridesmaids dresses were a pretty cornflower blue...pairing this with white automatically gave us the light, fresh palette they were looking for. Julie and John were also slightly obsessed with the idea of using lemons as part of their reception decor (sometimes you just get an idea in your head and you have to run with it). We thought adding a graphic image of lemons to their Save the Dates and invitations would also help reinforce the garden vibe (think botanical illustration) and the pop of yellow would play nicely with the blue and white. So I did a watercolor painting of 2 lemons (they're getting married after all, what a cute pair!) and we used this as the focal point, letting borders of cornflower metallic and smooth bluebell cardstock do the rest of the work.

Here's their Save the Date cards, which we formatted in a more modern tea-length size for a little unexpected twist. A combination of script font (some Bickham Script Fancy and some Champignon) and block font in both all caps and lowercase (New Baskerville BT - one of my fav serif fonts) gave us that elegant sophisticated feel, but kept things still feeling casual enough for an oustide garden wedding.





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navy + periwinkle + butter

Jessica and Michael got married in a rustic barn on Brooksby Farm two years ago. Jess told me she was using navy blue and yellow as her colors and that she wanted her invitations to conjure up the feeling of a beautiful sunny breezy day in New England (sounds good to me!). The venue was also very important to them (you know the kind of local that just dictates the direction you are going to go with your whole look and feel?!), so we decided to incorporate that into the invites as well.

I started by hand-drawing an illustration of the barn at Brooksby Farm. We could have probably used some clip art image of any old barn and it would have sufficed but we really wanted this to be personal and unique to them. Adding some fun pinstripes in yellow and white and periwinkle seemed like an obvious choice...can't you feel the sun shining down and the breeze rustling your dress now?! A wide band of navy grosgrain ribbon and a font that seems hand-written (Cezanne) added that bit of rustic farm to the mix. A directions card enclosure with custom map made sure no guests missed the celebration:)




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Think of all the gorgeous combinations of blue and yellow that could be used to achieve the perfect look for your wedding day! There's soft muted cream and light wedgewood grey-blue, bold mustard and deep denim, or turquoise and citrus yellow.

I'm assuming everyone knows about the awesome site that is Snippet & Ink..but if you don't, definitely check it out. Such a great resource for planning a wedding (or any other event)...or if you just love looking at color like me! Here's a few of Kathryn's infamous inspiration boards that feature blue and yellow...click on the link under the image to see her full posts (with image credits). Thanks for all the gorgeous eye candy!!!





{navy blue, lemon yellow, porcelain white}



{pale blue, pale yellow, pale white}



Did any of you use blue and yellow for your wedding colors? Would love to see pics:)

8 comments:

  1. ive done quite a few inspiration boards in those colors. check my site out sometime!

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  2. Hey Sarah! I had no idea this was MrsPaz's blog :) How great! So nice to hear from you! Id love for you to post my inspiration boards. Post away! & id love for you to add The Perfect Palette to your blog roll too :)

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  3. you are so talented! i have never been to new england and its one of my dream destinations. i am falling in love with your blog and dying for your nest post!!

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  4. Wow! I'm so impressed with your invitations and save the dates - I love how custom they are! I can definitely see you doing this full time :)

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  5. Aw, thanks, Maria! You are too sweet! I love it up here...you can come stay anytime:)

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  6. Thanks, Jennifer!! That means alot. I just left you a comment on your awesome blog, the house is looking great. I grew up in Pa, I love it down there:)

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  7. Sarah, these are so beautiful! You're such a talented artist, I can't wait to see more of your work. :)

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