When it comes to formal events, the details matter. Creating a unique and luxury experience for your guests starts with a design that is versatile enough to work across a variety of pieces: printed invitations, decor, signage, menus, escort cards, favors or gifts, cocktail napkins, runners, lighting or video displays, advertising. Using impeccably designed, cohesive pieces throughout your event creates a memorable, celebratory atmosphere for your guests.
Designs can be elegant in their simplicity or richly textured and varied. I draw inspiration for formal event designs from a variety of places, including the hosts’ preferences and taste, season, venue, and general theme. I can incorporate an organization’s branding elements while creating a unique look that is specific to the occasion.
Organizing a formal event often takes months and I’ll be with you every step of the way. You have enough to plan with the logistics and the endless moving parts that go into an occasion like this, leave the design details to me! From initial concepts, asset purchasing, art direction of any custom photography, design revisions, and print/vendor management, I’ll be an integral part of your event team. You can rest easier knowing that all of those tasks are in capable hands and off your plate!
I was incredibly pleased to work with Kate! She designed a wonderful and intricate suite from the general ideas I had expressed to her. Attention to detail and quick communication made working with Kate very easy.
Having Kate there to guide us through the beginning and end of our project not only made our lives easier but provided us with exactly what we were looking for on of the biggest days of our lives – we cannot thank her enough for that!
Overall,we were very happy with the design details of our invitations, programs, and signage. We never imagined the design you printed and I love that you took our conversations and made it into something we both loved!
Custom monogram features floral elements wrapping around characters, a motif repeated in table numbers.
Materials incorporate traditional Shaker chairs and textile patterns. Custom monogram appears on several items.
Layered brushstrokes in different shades create texture and echo the handmade feel of the typography.
From the larger concepts to the smallest detail, Kate made sure every piece complimented each other perfectly. Our guests responded very positively to the materials, which when compared to other wedding invitation resources, was both totally unique and reflective of our personal style.
Bold color on the main invitation establishes importance, with paler colors reserved for secondary information.
Monogram simplified in smaller applications, featured in a belly band comprised of lush floral pattern.
Two different textile patterns in different colorways are used as borders and individual elements throughout the event.
Variations of banner elements using different florals used on invitation and signage.
Shaker chairs represent the couple and relate back to the monogram. Elegant typography provides a polished feel.
Custom monogram used on several printed pieces works in both colorways.
Groups of flowers and foliage illustrations are used as accents and dividers across many materials for cohesive look.
Programs are tied together with the chair illustrations, a row of textile pattern, and sophisticated typography.
Unique RSVP cards encourage playful responses from guests and are lovely keepsakes after the event.