Friday, July 24, 2009


Jenn and I got to be great email buddies over the past few months! We began her project, jeez, in March or April I think. Her and her fiance are living in Kenya currently. They are both in public health and are working on projects overseas [I think I understood her correctly?] I often got notes from her that said I'll be out of reach this week... off to Afghanistan, or the Congo! It was amazing to me that we were working on a project and she was on the other side of the world.

Jenn sent me a scan of a napkin sketch that they had in mind. They have lived in a number of different cities and wanted to incorporate each piece into their invite. Texas, Washington DC, Boston, London and Kenya. So each week I worked on a new component of the illustration. She gave me feedback each week and I altered and changed based on those comments. I lost count on how many weeks but I think it was pushing 12 before we printed! It just goes to show you that anything is possible these days on the web. Jenn and I only spoke once on the phone during our planned press check via twitter and the email images.

We stuck with a one color letterpress piece and I was able to add on last minute, the kissing icon in a hang tag size with some room left over on the plate. How much do you love their silhouettes? They took a photo of themselves against a white wall and I traced them for the illustration.

Components printed: Invite, Map/Info Card, RSVP, fold over Thank You card, and hang tag for the event and gifts.
Congrats Michael and Jenn have a wonderful wedding in October!


Jennifer said...

I have to say that working on this project with Richie has been the highlight of the wedding planning experience. She was communicative, reliable, helpful, creative and ALWAYS came through when she said she would. I'm not the easiest person to please and planning a US wedding from Kenya makes things so much more difficult but working with Richie was like having her right next door. She goes above and beyond to make sure she understands what you want and does a beautiful job on the pressing to boot. I will recommend her to all future friends needing a truly special invitation no matter where they live!

Richie Designs said...

it was a treat working with you as well!