my childhood best friend, sandy, is getting married in less than a month – eek! time has flown by in a blink of an eye, but i’m incredibly excited for her and her fiancé as they start this new, wonderful chapter of their life together. last august, i somehow convinced them to let me create their wedding invitations for their big day. sandy gave me all the freedom to design however and whatever i wanted. her only request was to have watercolor florals in the same color family as her wedding colors, blush and sage. i barely had any experience with watercolors and definitely had zero experience with photoshop and illustrator. nonetheless, she told me to go for it!
i wanted to share the final wedding invitation suite with you all, as i’m pretty happy with how they turned out. i learned a lot about watercolors (why are flowers so difficult to paint?!) and digitally editing artwork, thanks to the help of some talented friends. some key takeaways i’ve learned through this experience: be patient, don’t be afraid to mess up, and practice makes progress. i’m excited for future opportunities to design and create as i have so much more learning to go!