I had an hour long chat with Amber late last week. She chose the Vintage Stamped Tree invitation after seeing our photo in The Knot, but had quite a different take on the concept…second to her savvy color palette and whimsical sensibilities is her inspiration for the invitation. The quote from the notebook is long – but crafts a lovely image in the mind…
“I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.”
~ The Notebook
The invitation design has now taken a different path than what you see here. I am planning to create an illustrated world living under and around Amber’s tree complete with a babbling brook, squirrels, dragonflies and a few more surprises. One detail is for sure – this invitation will tell a story, a visual story that will speak straight to the heart.