You guys, I am so excited about this guest post! One of my personal daily must-reads is indieBerries – a completely fresh and original (and award-winning!) blog just bursting with fun and creativity, written by the awesome Che. She documents her life in a series of hilarious cartoons, and she also just happens to be a craft goddess with a penchant for pretty stationery. I’m so honoured that she’s agreed to guest post for me today. Thank you so much Che! (I’ll give Durbs a big hello from you today!)
Hi, I’m Che from the blog indieBerries. I’m South African currently teaching English in South Korea and I write a personal/inspirational/design/cartoon-infused blog.
In spite of this tragic syndrome, I really love drooling over wedding blogs. I also stay up way past my bedtime being sucked into paper/design/invitation/craft/illustration/fashion/ stationery and photography blogs…
I graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies degree specialising in Graphic and Communication design and I’ve been putting my design skills to good use to make wedding save-the-dates, invitations and guest-books for some of my friends. I’ve recently launched my own site for freelance work which you can find here.
So this is the wedding work which I’ve been keeping busy with :)
These invitations were for two of my American friends who were married in Korea. The bride used my ‘scroll/pattern-type’ designs to create two different wedding invitations – a more formal one for family and a more casual one for friends as well as Thank You cards. If you look closely in the design, you will see their initials L and A.
I also did bachelorette invitations using a hand-drawn cartoon of the bride-to-be in her bachelorette outfit and wedding shower invitations for her playing on her love for owls and Amy Butler fabric and the idea of “feathering the nest”:
Currently I am busy working on a wedding guestbook for a South African couple who will be married on December 18th at Nooitgedacht. Their colour scheme for the wedding is Pink, Silver and Black.
The guest-book is very personalised and each page has a different layout including a photograph (or several photographs) of each guest. There are three questions which the couple would like each guest to answer including ‘Wie gaan die broek in die huis dra? –en waarom?’ (‘Who will wear the pants in the relationship – and why?’) and there is also a space for a message to the couple. The Guestbook is unique and handcrafted using ribbons, tapes and different textured silver, black and pink papers.
All the photographs taken in these spreads were taken by another South African Dominique Buck – and you can find more of her photography work here.