Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh The Places We've Been...

...well, I know I'VE been M.I.A., but the title of this blog entry refers to my latest project.

... My client contacted me and wanted to do some favors for the festivities that were being held the night before her friend's wedding. She is a bridesmaid in the wedding and thought it would be fun to do something for all the girls and the bride to help everyone relax and have fun as they spent the night before the big day in the bride's suite.

... The theme came from talking to the bridesmaid about all the girls and where they are from, where they have been, and what adventures they have had together. Not all the bridesmaids know each other well, so this was also an opportunity for the girls to get to know one another better.

... And so, the idea of "Oh The Places We've Been" came to be! we settled on a travel theme for the favors, creating well traveled "suitcases" from simple gable boxes. I created stickers that highlighted where all the girls were from, where they had studied, where they had traveled, and where they have lived. Let me tell you, these girls are globetrotters! The wedding is taking place in LA, so I created retro-looking "luggage tags" for each girl with the destination as "Cara's Wedding, LAX"

... The travel theme was carried through all the tags and labels, and the colors of the wedding were used here and there...brown, silver, green, and rust...neat color combo, I think! Perfect for a Thanksgiving weekend wedding!

... Since the girls don't all know each other, my client and I thought it would be fun to devise a little "game" or activity for them while they spend the evening together. So, each girl got a card in her pack that asks her to tell a story, a funny moment, a special memory of times they've had with the bride. It's a way for all the girls to get to know how they all connect, AND hear some fun stories about the bride!

... Included in this favor pack are: water, advil, a personalized champagne glass (automatic wine charm!), and a soothing gift pack of soap, lotion, and body wash to help the girls relax as they get ready for the big day.

... I had a ton of fun doing this project, it was a great idea on the part of my client! I just wish I could be there to hear all the wonderful tales of this fun, well traveled bride! I hope to post some better pictures soon!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah:
    Thanks again for these awesome gifts. They were beautiful and really made all the girls ooh, ahh and feel special and recognized.

    You're brilliant!