Save The Date Cards + Logo + Invitations For Las Vegas Botanical Garden Wedding
Beach Proposal-Garden Wedding Blend
Save The Date PostcardGrant's ocean-front surprise proposal was a long time in the making. He had Ashley's stunning sapphire ring custom made, invited a few of their best friends to the beach near their home in Charleston, and shipped in New Mexican ristras and champagne. Then, with the waves crashing in the background and with their friends watching secretly from the bushes, Grant got down on one knee. Their pal Michael Robinson lent his photography skills and captured the sweet moment and the afternoon's resulting celebration on film. They chose to use this image of his for their Save The Dates.
Since they'd be moving from Charleston to Las Vegas soon and had booked Springs Preserve botanical garden before their wedding ceremony and reception, the couple decided to include botanical elements in their Save The Dates. Their direction plus a Photoshop filter and some Illustrator manipulators helped me create this save the date postcard, which I hope blends beach and botanical garden with flair.
Vegas Soldier-Chic Air Force Patch
Wedding LogoBoth Air Force pilots, Ashley and Grant envisioned a logo that resembled a military-style patch. Their visions stopped there, though, I had to get creative. Using the information I had about their wedding venue (a secluded meadow near the butterfly pavilion at Springs Preserve) and the limited knowledge I have of military patches, I came up with few drafts to get a better idea of their wants. Adding a couple flutterbies to the same Illustrator pattern from their save the date postcards, I presented a center circle that met their approval. Intertwining rings completed that portion of the logo.
Putting their names and the wedding date in the outer ring seemed best to me, so I carried over the save the date sans serif for their names and then jazzed up the wedding date with a distressed serif font and a couple tiny hearts.
But the Vegas element was still missing, the couple said. I advised against dice, since a marriage should never be a gamble, and against martini glasses, because a wedding is more meaningful than a night in a penthouse club. So a city skyline wrap (plane included) topping off their wedding logo was an ideal way to represent the city of their union.
I ordered wine and beer glasses printed with this logo for them, and Ashley turned the logo into a stamp, which she used on the wedding invitation envelopes and on the seating chart, among other things at their reception.