This past February we were contacted by a bride named Cherl who saw our "Michael and Francesca" save the date on our website and loved it! She inquired as to whether we could do a version of this particular save the date for her and her fiance Shane. Besides incorporating her wedding color palette—green-brown, gray, and a hint of pink—Cherl wanted her save the date to have the same layout on the front and back of the card, with both illustrations of the bride and groom wearing the same clothing as in our own save the date.
She had one request, however. Cherl asked whether we would be able to use her daughter's drawing of both her and her future husband as the basis for the heads on the bride and groom.
Francesca scanned the hand drawings of both the bride and the groom into her computer and went to work on creating a new variation of the "Michael and Francesca" save the date using the drawings of this young child.
Cherl also had asked whether we would give her daughter an "Art by" credit on the back of the card! Who were we to refuse :-) (Out of respect for the little girl, we have not photographed the "Art by" credit on the back of the card) The card was digitally printed, while the return address was printed using a printing press.
Cherl and Shane—thank you for choosing Little Woman Design for your custom illustrated Save the Date! We wish you both a fantastic and joyous wedding day, and a lifetime of happiness! And, please let your daughter know that we would love to work with her again!
Special thanks to Nancy Tirrell Paravano, from the Paravano Company Inc for not only providing our photographs of this project, but for their fantastic job printing this save the date as well. Nancy's photography website can be found here, while the Paravano Company's website can be found by clicking here.
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