Late last year I was contacted by a couple looking for custom wedding invitations and paper suite to complement their modern Muslim wedding. Faizah & Zaahir (watch their adorable NY Times vows video here) came to me with a super clear vision of what they wanted: a suite of coordinating pieces including invites, guest info cards, escort cards, menus, programs, guest totes and even background graphics for their wedding website and photobooth.
While Faizah initially found me through my Etsy shop, they both lived in Brooklyn so we were lucky enough to meet in person to talk about what they wanted and flip through the book Islamic Geometric Patterns by Erig Broug, selecting various patterns to use throughout their paper suite. Over the course of the next few months I worked to churn out the various components.
First came the background graphic for their wedding website...
Then the invitations...
And finally the pieces for the wedding day itself, even including glam, gold patterned canvas totes for hotel guests!
|Guest Totes and Welcome Notes|
|Guest Tote and Welcome Note detail|
|Guest Tote detail|
In the end I was super pleased with the results. It was tons of work, but I always get so much fulfillment out of hand-preparing the screens and printing and cutting each piece. There's nothing like the satisfaction of seeing the stacks of completed paper goods that you made yourself, and it's an honor to be able to provide a couple with an important component to one of the most important days of their lives.
One of my favorite parts of the process was seeing how the photobooth graphic turned out. Their photobooth setup was done by We Love Photobooths.