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Wedding Website

For a special day

A friend of mine approached me after she got engaged. She was overwhelmed by the amount of details that need to be planned for a wedding so she asked for my help. With her direction, I designed a website to host all the event details and an RSVP form so she could avoid getting hundreds of responses in the mail. I also provided her with matching designs for her wedding stationary.

Home page

Mock-up of the landing page for a wedding website
Above: The home page featured a sweet quote from each partner, a countdown to the wedding date, and links to more content.

The challenge

This project was particularly challenging due to the content that I had to work with. The couple chose to incorporate some of their cultural traditions into the wedding, so I had to determine a way to create elegant and simple designs while accommodating for a multi-day series of events with several hundred invitees.

My approach

Research and compare

I started the project by searching for a variety of different styles of wedding websites. With the constraints known, I narrowed down my samples to a few layouts that would work and proposed them to my client.

Feedback and sketching

After the client pointed out some of the elements that she liked, I got to work designing the site. I also determined styling choices such as color scheme, typography, content voice, and imagery.

Prototype in Adobe XD

Since my client gave me a huge amount of creative license and decision-making power, I wanted to provide a pretty high-fidelity mock of the website for her to review.

Iterate and improve

After another round of feedback, I made changes to improve the website and put work into the smaller details, including custom icon and stylized Google maps.

Design to development hand-off

I worked closely with a developer to have the site built and tested, providing documentation and regular feedback.

Ship it like it's hot

After a final comb-through with an eye out for detail, we were ready to ship and celebrate with the bride-to-be.

It's in the detail

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Detail shot of custom iconsDetail shot of guestbook functionDetail shot of custom mapsDetail shot of RSVP formDetail shot of gallery page

Invitations

After completing the website, I turned to the task of creating matching stationary. I designed the invitations, RSVP cards, information cards, thank yous, engagement party invitations, table name plates, ceremony programs, dinner menus, and other event invitations.

Wedding invitation in black and white with a marble backgroundReception invitation in black and white with a marble background

Testimony

Aayla was a dream to work with. I realized what I was asking of her and that it would take a great deal of time. After several requests and changes I presented, she remained professional and never made me feel like I was asking for too much. All the products she designed turned out exactly how I wanted them: chic, yet elegant. Weddings are extremely stressful, and she took one of the biggest stressors off my hands to ensure I'd be the happiest bride around. Thank you so much, Aayla!

— Jamila, bride-to-be
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