Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wedding Invitations for the D'Angelo-Earlys

Invitations I designed for the happy couple!
Last weekend I was a witness for one of my best friend's weddings. The ceremony was short and sweet with lots of laughter and none of the rigidness that I've come to expect from weddings. It was heartfelt (I criiiiied), wonderful, and in a beautiful location we're both very close to.

They're so cute together! And look at those sparklers on their fingers!

Shteppé D'Angelo is a friend I've known since I was 11. Her name is originally Stephanie, but more than a decade of inside jokes has led my family and all of my present friends to refer to her as Shtep.

Stephanie > Step-on-me > Steppy > Shteppé > Shtep

Totally normal. 

Shtep and I met in middle school on our first day of 7th grade. We were the new kids in class. I was moving from Los Angeles, and she was moving from another town in the south shore of MA. Basically, two guidance counselors pushed us together and said, "MAKE FRIENDS!"

Shtep was wearing a black snake skin vest with matching flared pants and an Axel Rose bandana across her forehead. I was wearing silver leopard print pants, a poofy vest and a bucket hat. The first thing I said to her was, "I like your pants." And our fate as friends was sealed from there.

We're super-duper grown-ups now!

I'm not exaggerating when I say I feel that her husband, Chris, is the perfect person for her. We've seen much of each others' lives (including some lame ex-boyfriends on both counts), and I have no doubt that they're meant to be together. It's already been years! I'm not worried about them at all.

Front of the invitations.
Back of the invitations.

Special gold envelopes with a big pixelated heart stenciled on them!

 I designed their invitation, and they wanted to go with an old school video game style. The significance of the Mario/Princess Peach spin-off is that they met while he was the manager of a video game store. They're both super nerdy gamer nuts (tattoos included), and they have such a blast together. They were really happy with how they came out, and that's all that matters to me. I made them a special poster too for guests to sign at the reception.

With the poster at the end of the reception - I'm so happy they loved it.  <3

Congrats to them both, and thank you for including me for such a special day. 
Love you both. 


Veronica Fish said...


Colleen said...

I LOVE that wedding invitation and great that you could design it for someone who means so much to you.:)

Cristina Monterde said...

¡¡Me encanta vuestra original invitación!! Enhorabuena. http://originalidadysencillez.blogspot.com.es/