This was a cool assignment I received a while ago. The idea was to find a wedding gown and then design a wedding invitation/RSVP card set inspired by it. I already knew what dress to use for this project:

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I took this photo of a bridal dress shop window in Seville because the dresses inside were absolutely stunning to me. I never actually gave a thought about my dream wedding until I saw this particular flamenco-styled gown with a gold-embroidered ruffled tiered skirt and a tuft of feathers on the waist. I figured that this is something all brides-to-be experience and I wanted to capture that moment in my invitation set design.

With these thoughts in mind, I decided to design 2 set ideas based on the gown design and that sentimental context underneath it.


This set aims to capture the moment of finding the perfect gown to usher in the bride-to-be’s new life. The set is a bridal dress shop window where the woman spots the perfect dress for the first time, with the wedding invite doing double-duty as a pocket to hold the RSVP card. The invite info is screen-printed on acetate, the RSVP card is the watercolor painting and information digitally printed on both sides of cardstock, and the RSVP envelope flap has a large scalloped edge to resemble awning over the “shop window”. This set aims to customize the bride-to-be’s special moment, so the dress in the shop window would be any design and not the dress in the photo above.


This set design is more traditional and focuses on the actual gown design. I take the most prominent aesthetic, the ruffled skirt, and incorporated it into a circle invitation. The wedding invite has the same function here; it’s a pocket for the RSVP card and envelope, which are both a simple square shape using script calligraphy and serif font.

These are just specs, but my crafty-sense is tingling when I look at them and I might try and create live samples of each one. Stay tuned! 🙂