Just over a year ago, I got to marry Jessica Kohout. It was incredible. And emotional. And I will never forget it.
Jess, my fiancé, hired me to design the paper goods. Buuuuuut because I’m an art director, designing paper goods became a mini branding project.
This was harder than I thought it would be. I never made anything so personal. I also had a tough client. Jess is a wedding photographer so she wasn’t going to allow anything to be hideous.
In designing this, we wanted what our wedding guests to interact with to be beautiful, intimate, and something that could only belong to our wedding. My wife and I wanted our guests to feel like the most important people in the world. Because that’s what they are to us.
Here are some of my favorite pieces from what turned out to be the happiest day of my life.
Jess and I were proud of what we sent to our guests. We hand painted each invite with two circles that overlapped. Those circles represented a lot to us. It represented two people coming together, it looked like two wedding bands, and it even looked like two O's (taken from my last name Onesto) finally being together.
We really wanted to make our wedding feel intimate and personal. So everything from the vinyl sign on the door, to the guests tags had a hand drawn element.
Each guest at our wedding is special to us. To communicate this we made different versions of our programs so that people would feel like their presence had a purpose.
Wedding food is probably what a guests remembers the most. So Jess and I made sure that the menu look as good as the food that was going to be served. Wedding planning tip: TLT Food will blow your mind.
Jess and I designed our own temporary tattoos. We thought it would just be a silly cheeky little thing, but people LOVED them. We saw tattoos on people's arms, backs, lower backs, even faces.