When you have a graphic designer/artist best friend, wedding planning just goes differently. Everything seems like an option.

Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC

From the brides perspective – You want that custom lettered 8 foot chalk sign. Coming up. Hand painted window panes resting in all the trees, no problem. Custom head-table backdrop fit for an anthropologie store window. Sure, add it to the list. For a bride with a ‘the sky’s the limit’ attitude, this is a fantastic spot to be in. For the graphic designer friend, the challenge became how to reign my friend in and find the focus without stepping on her wedding planning dreams, all while maintaining her benchmark of ‘must fit into Martha Stewart Weddings’.

Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC

As Lindsey, the bride, would frantically shuffle through magazines and blogs… an enormous list of  ’ideas to do’ grew. Father of the Bride (in her mind) or Nancy Meyers (in mine) quickly became the epitome of what perfection was in regards to her wedding. With an arsenal of suppliers and industry insight in my back pocket, we created her and her lawyer husband’s ideal invitation.

Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC

Texture was the name of the game. It, and a colour palette, would make sense of the growing task list cohesive.

Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC
Letterpress, custom printed fabric, watercolour and a mix of paper, set the tone for the light and airy, casual and elegant wedding that Lindsey was after.
Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC
As an accountant, she is a champion list maker and strict task master. Which perfectly complimented my ‘creative tendencies’. She made the schedules, I did the work. Her husband waiting, but not too eagerly, for his ‘jobs’. We now know, he WILL punch confetti, but draws the line at going to the craft store alone.
Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC
The ‘Unlimited Graphic Design + Creative (within reason)’ gift certificate I gave her as an engagement gift might have got the ball rolling, but it was Lindsey’s drive for a Martha-worthy wedding that got us to the end.
Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC Heather Cranston | Letterpress Wedding invitation - HC
Wedding Video shot and edited by Scott MacKay: http://vimeo.com/55613182
 Venue: Bride’s parents home
Invitations: Designed by Heather Cranston/Bridesmaid, printed by Jason Wedekind/Genghis Kern  genghiskern.com
Lindsey & Derek Fabric (used on pillow and invitation): Spoonflower   spoonflower.com
Graphic Design and Signage: Heather Cranston/Bridesmaid