Post # 1
Fiance is Canadian, I’m Swedish and we’re getting married in Sweden with lots of Swedish influences. As a result, we try to incorporate Canada in the celebrations as well. After all, we meet and feel in love here – of course we have to represent the Great White North and not only the smaller European version! We decided to have ice-wine as our favor, as that’s something Canada is famous for. We have the wine, will tap it as soon as we get the bottles delivered and after that we only have to label the bottles. I made the labels using the same style of illustrations I drew for our invitations… but now I’m not sure… It looks a little lopsided to me:
My problem is the way it curves towards the top. Total first world problem I know, but I can’t help looking at it feeling that something is a little skewed. So, bees – what do you think? Is this something I’m just imagining or do you think it would look better if I tried to make the decorations a little more balanced (more like a circle or a square)?
Oh, and just to clarify: the monogram is the initials for both our names (I and P) plus our common last name (C). That will not change, but with everything else I’m open to suggestions! 🙂
Post # 3
I like it! I don’t think the fonts match though. Can you change the top words and the year to a more rustic looking font?
Post # 4
I think it’s beautiful and not lopsided at all. I wouldn’t tweak it. I remember your drawing for your invitations, too–I love the whole thing!
Post # 5
@AlwaysSunny: Thank you! As for the fonts, I recycled the ones I’ve used for our invitations to keep with the theme.
Help with invitation wording!
Do you think it would look better if I used the same font for ‘2013’ as I used for ‘Ontario Icewine’?
@stillme: Thank you, I’m so glad to hear that you like it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@eocenia: I love it! I do think that changing the 2013 to match the font of Ontario Icewine would make for a more consistent look, though. I want to focus on your beautiful artwork, not on the fonts!
Post # 7
I would keep the font consistent. I personally like the 2013 font – it’s clean and readable, and contrasts nicely with the detail of the monogram and design.
Post # 8
I like it. I agree to change the Icewine font to the 2013 font.
Post # 9
@eocenia: You mentioned something about the top throwing you off…what if you added a red flower there right between/slightly under the two blue ones close together?
I also look at the ontario part and wonder if it’s too curly to completely match the rest of the paper suite that you have going – BUT 🙂 it is wine – so it can stand to be a little ‘classier’? then the rest of the suite.
These are a great idea though!!! I love the idea of wine as favors!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I have no clue on your question as Mr. Lk is in charge of graphics in our household. I just wanted to say…. Icewine = yum! Your guests are so lucky!!!!!!!!!
Post # 11
Lot’s of opinions on the fonts! I’ve created a sample of each – which one do you like the most, or should I stick with the two different ones?
@suburbian: Hi! Tried to add a red flower, but it looked too cluttered. Instead I made the cornflowers a little bigger and added some greenery. As for the curly font, it’s the same I’ve used for names and headings – I’m too bad at fonts to want to explore new options! 🙂
@lovekiss: Haha! We love ice wine too, so it feels appropriate. Each guests will get a 200ml bottle as their favor and we’ll also have different icewines to sample during the cocktail hour.
Post # 12
@eocenia: I honestly love them all 🙂 I voted for your no option on the survey earlier lol
I think the first of these two is the best though 🙂
Post # 13
I like the italics – but straight like the very first one, not curved around. Don’t think the 2013 font suits it as well. Looks lovely though!!
Post # 14
I wanted to like the 2013 font more, but the script works better. I think agree with @Hemnes: – script font but straight across.
Post # 15
Design 2 is definitely an improvement, but Design 3 would be my clear winner if the font on top were a little smaller and not curved.
Love the illustration!
Post # 16
@suburbian: Thanks, I think the Edwardian font looks better as well. It feels more “winey”. 🙂
Looking at the different drafts, I agree with you – it does look nicer when it’s straight!