You've seen all of Marnie and Jamie's beautiful paperie, designed by Cheree Berry. The bride also worked with another talented creative, Kate Harmer of Hum Creative. Check out Marnie's post below to find out more.
While flipping through a Seattle bridal magazine, I admired a gorgeous real wedding in our venue, Sodo Park. Since we were just beginning to plan, I checked out the couples’ wedding website to see what I could learn from their experience. I found myself swooning over the site’s clean, illustrated design. It was just what I wanted.
As it turned out, the bride, Kate Harmer, is the supremely talented designer of Hum Creative. You’ve probably seen her work. Among many other projects, she’s created websites for Hello Giggles, Mindy Kaling, and She & Him. I contacted Kate and she generously offered to create our wedding website (image below) by riffing on her own site, while incorporating elements of our Save the Date party horn by Cheree Berry Paper.
This was my first experience of the type of collaboration that made planning our wedding so much fun. The designers and crafters never spoke to each other, but it was delightful to see the daisy chain of ideas. Danielle Rowe of Brown Paper Design would put a peony in a centerpiece, and that would inspire a sugar peony on The People’s Cake wedding cake, and a paper peony on the La La Laurie midnight hats! For the website, Kate incorporated the fonts and colors of the Save the Dates, as well as design details. The confetti from the mailing label topped the homepage. Our silhouettes from the stamp linked to the story of how we met. Best of all, Kate created a tiny illustration of the party horn itself to link to the events for the weekend.
Kate also designed an invitation for a party we threw Thursday night for my out-of-town girlfriends. We billed the event as a “Sushi Supper” so I imagined the invitation as an aerial view of a bento box (check it out below). Kate wildly improved that idea. The party begins on the front of the flat card with a smattering of sushi, and ends on the back with just a few grain of rice. I loved seeing our wedding colors in another treatment. For an extra special touch, Kate perforated the bottom of the invitation so that our guests could tear off the chopsticks as an event reminder.