Jul 25

Save the Date - Michelle & Chris

Over the course of the past 8 months, we have been lucky to have had the chance to work with so many amazing couples on their wedding stationery! Without a doubt, one of our best-selling concepts is the custom-illustrated save the date that we offer. Looking back on our decision to open Little Woman Design, this is perhaps appropriate as it was our save the date that first made us think that our dream of opening our own graphic design studio could become a reality!

Many people have asked how closely Francesca's illustrations resemble the actual couple. We figured that we would let the pictures speak for themselves, but we also wanted to give our readers a look into the actual process. ​

The custom illustration begins with our couples sending us high-resolution head shots of themselves with which Francesca will base the illustration. We ask our couples what kind of clothing they would like their wedding-day avatars to be wearing. If they have photographs of said clothing, Francesca will incorporate the clothing as well. ​

Over the past year, we have done several new custom illustrated save the dates, including one based upon the hand-drawings of a child! In early May, we were contacted by Michelle, a wonderful bride who had fallen in love with Francesca's illustration style, and wanted her very own custom illustrated save the date featuring illustrations of herself and her fiance Chris.

During our initial consultation, Michelle stated that she wanted the save the date set against a backdrop of a night-time sky with Chris in a tuxedo and Michelle in her wedding dress. They asked for their wedding color palette of dark purple and black to be incorporated.

With the ideas at hand, Michelle and Christopher uploaded photographs of themselves to the digital workspace we provided them.

Francesca then created an illustration of Michelle and Chris before going to work on creating the nighttime sky with the words "Save the Date" appearing as if they had been written in the stars! Once her work was complete, Michelle and Chris were given the chance to provide their feedback, to ensure that they were entirely happy with how their wedding-day avatars had turned out.

After a few minor tweaks to the illustration, Michelle and Chris loved their save the date, and theirs was the first we had made into a magnet!

Francesca is now hard at work designing Michelle and Chris' wedding invitation suite, before moving on to their seating cards, table numbers, and ​thank you cards.

Francesca's custom digital illustrations of people are not limited to save the dates. They ​can be used for wedding invitations, shower invitations, and more! In fact, one of our couples have asked for a digital illustration of themselves to adorn their thank you cards... 

For more information about how we can make a custom illustrated save the date for you, or for any of our other products and services, please visit our contact page and we would be happy to meet you for your free initial consultation!​

Thank you, Michelle and Chris​, for allowing us to use your photos for this blog!

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