A Game of Love & Laughter
My first and only full set stationeries to date. :D Jay first contacted me at the end of 2016, they were going to have a summer wedding back in their hometown, Latvia, at the countryside next to a lake. They wanted to have a fun theme incorporating elements from their favourite shows like F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Shrek. The most interesting part of their idea was to create a board game using their dating timeline.
After seeing the style of illustration they would like to go for, the idea just came to me that I have to draw out an imaginary landscape of a countryside as the cover of the board game as that will be where their Happily Ever After taking place. Swan and rose were requested because, if I remembered correctly, the Groom's name means swan and the Bride's, rose. :D
Noticed the line "A Game of Love & Laughter"? The font and colored dots took inspiration from sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S's title. *wink* ;p
I am so super proud to finish this board game! Because everytime there is a mistake or changes, I'd need to move the yellow brick one by one, and also to make sure the line will fit in all milestones. Most importantly, think of how to link up board game elements like jump forward, move back and miss a turn into their story!
Reading the detailed timeline consolidate by the Bride, made me feel like I knew this couple for years! Knowing every single details of their dating life. It was really tedious, but I had so much fun transforming the words into visuals!
This board game has a little something inspired by Shrek and that is... the onion carriage! :D
As most of their guests were from Latvia, the stationeries all have to be in dual languages. That was also quite a challenge. ;p
The couple came up with a prep info on the traditions and tasks for their bridesmaids and groomsmen which they have to accomplish before and during the wedding. And named this mission "Fellowship of the Rings", inspired by another favourite movie series, The Lord of the Rings.
And that was the invitation part.
Moving on to 2017, the process continued with a series of fun table names, every name starts with " The one with", just like the titles in F.R.I.E.N.D.S for every episode.
I had been thinking how to add in game elements to other stationeries and suddenly came across this brilliant idea of a spinning wheel! It is so perfect for the couple's drinks menu as they specially thought of 10 different types of cocktails for their bar, the names fitted nicely on the spin wheel and served as an awesome drinking game at the wedding!
The seating chart was another tricky item on the list, but I'm glad that it turned out great!
The couple was very detailed on their stationeries and they really did not want to leave out any single one of them.
Even their wedding favours, they requested to customize a full set of playing cards with elements from summer to winter, dating to wedding. It was really brilliant!
There are actually a few items which I didn't include in my layout. Like fun signages for their wedding stations; for photobooth, drinks bar, dessert bar and play area for kids, also mini tent cards for the buffet dishes. They even printed a huge backdrop of the countryside landscape for their photobooth. Everything were so cohesive, making the wedding looked very very complete.
There was also a digital Thank you card for their guests after the wedding.
Really love how everything came together for this project, hard work paid off! :D
Below are some of the photos on the actual wedding day, but most of them were taken by friends and relatives. ;p