We loved Kimberly & Steven’s design vision. Along with their fabulous wedding planner Simone, we helped them balance a palette of neutrals with vibrant fuchsia accents. The overall effect felt fresh and modern but utterly warm and inviting.
Planning & Design: Simone Lennon Events
Photography: Jasmine Star
Floral Design: Atelier Joya
Venue: Calistoga Ranch
Invitations: A Day in May
We love this playful invitation for a bridal luncheon. The carved names in the bark of the tree evokes memories of sweet, young, summer love.
An envelope liner is a unique way to add a little something extra to any invitation. Below are a few digitally printed liners that really pack a punch with their bright colors, bold graphics, and playful patterns.
An 80th birthday is quite a milestone, so we wanted to make this birthday party invitation feel extra special. We incorporated the birthday boy’s love of music by printing the score of a song that he wrote himself on a metallic copper envelope liner. And to really highlight the big 8-0, we used a blind embossed hit on the save the date and cranked it up a notch for the invite with a foil stamp. I have a feeling this was a rocking party!
Years ago we worked with photographer Annabelle Breakey to brand her production studio, AB Productions. To bring a little fun and whimsy to the identity, we brought in a bumble bee ilustration to represent the “B” in the title. It remains one of our favorites.
We love a good design challenge. So when we were asked to create an invitation for a B’nei Mitzvah, we wanted to be sure it was a perfect balance of the two children – they were sharing this day, but they also needed to be individualized.
We chose two different shades of blue to represent the two names. We alternated using the two blues for the text and for the colored edging of the various cards, but our favorite detail was combining the two blues into the ampersand. We loved the combo!
This year we’ve redesigned our logo, and we’ve redesigned our blog, and now it’s time to redesign our website.
Over the last few months we’ve been working on a new layout for adayinmay.com, and just last week we held a photo shoot to photograph all of the work – new and old – that we’ve been working on. We found a fabulous photographer, Carol Vaziri, and had a blast experimenting with backgrounds, textures and embellishments.
Stay tuned for the official launch later this year!
We love the different representations of an ornate feather quill in this wedding invite. From the silver and bronze combination on the folder to the subtle blind hit letterpress on each card to a bit of flair on the return envelope, the simple use of one single design element really brings this invitation suite together.
It can be hard to pair patterns together and make them work, but this wedding invitation successfully combines several ornate designs into one cohesive suite. The combo of gold and red keeps the design elegant and elevates the entire feel.
We love the playful approach to the American flag for this pre-wedding weekend barbecue invitation. Such a fun and patriotic design!
I’m up in Lake Tahoe this week enjoying the crisp mountain air and gorgeous blue water and remembering this fun invitation from last year. Thankfully I haven’t run into any bears yet, but love it as a design element…
We’re loving the intensity and passion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup… and, yes, we admit, we’re also loving the uniforms and colors! Here’s A DAY IN MAY’s own FIFA World Cup…
We love this invitation for a seaside wedding up north in Sea Ranch, CA. On the save the date we printed the wave in a bright blue and on the main invitation it became more subtle through a blind hit pattern behind the text. The recurring wave image was perfect for this wedding overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Working with this client was extra special because the bride was an old college friend of Lesley’s – plus the wedding took place in Italy – double fun! Alison tapped into her Italian roots and planned her summer wedding in the hills of Tuscany. Set in a gorgeous villa surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, we highlighted the flora of the area in all of the printed pieces.
Our studio is located in the lovely Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco. One of our favorite neighbors is Chronicle Books – a gem of a bookstore. For those of you that don’t know of Chronicle Books, they are an independent publisher in the Bay Area that make beautiful, imaginative, charming books and games. I never met a Chronicle Book that I didn’t love.
Last week, as we walked to our studio, their Union Street store caught our eye with a very colorful and cheery Spring window display. The bright orange and yellow tissue flowers remind us of one of the very first designs from our Signature Invitation Collection. With a burst of sunshine and sunflowers, the Sunshine line remains one of the most popular designs to this day.
If your garden is anything like mine, you’ve realized that spring has officially sprung. The flowering vines are taking over the walls, the ferns are reaching for the sky, and the maple trees have never been more vibrant. I do believe this is cause for celebration. Check out this party invitation celebrating the arrival of Spring from a few years back.
The gowns on the red carpet from the Met Gala last week were a sensational display of color. They reminded us of some invitation designs from past years…
photo credit: Karolina Kurkova, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liu Wen, Emma Stone, Arizona Muse
It’s now Siete de Mayo, but can’t we celebrate Mexican heritage and pride anytime of year? Check out these festive invitations from years past for weddings destined for Mexico.
We are sad to see Easter come and go so quickly this year. The kids just love dying eggs and hunting for them, eating chocolate bunnies, and playing with baby chicks and rabbits. There is nothing cuter than a little bunny, right?
Check out these baby announcements and thank you cards from years past where we’ve incorporated our sweet furry friends.
photo credit: eggs
It’s always fantastic to work with an event planner that pushes you as a designer. This is the first time we explored using handmade paper as envelope liners and we feel like it’s opened up a whole new world of design options for us. Sofia Crokos takes risks with pattern and color that are always successful, and you can see below how the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean came to life at Elizabeth and Efrem’s beach chic wedding in Turks and Caicos.
Event Planner: Sofia Crokos Events
Photography: Dave Robbins Photography
Venue: Hotel Gansevoort in Turks & Caicos
Linens: Designing Linens