jessica smith of peace. love. design. shares with us what made her fall in love with her job.
choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -confucius
three years ago, upon finishing the third wedding invitation i had ever done, i had a friend say “wow that is just so cool that you get to design wedding invitations! you are so lucky!” i sighed and under my breath mumbled its only temporary, i swear.
i have a confession to make. now although i have always been a hopeless romantic, i had absolutely no idea that i would fall so deeply head over heels in love with weddings. but when you step back and think about it, its romantic enough to find someone that you want to spend forever with. its that much more incredible that on one specific day, you stand before your closest friends and family, look into each other’s eyes and swear that you will love, take care of, and commit to one another for as long as you both shall live. it's beautiful and sacred. it covers my arms with goosebumps and fills my eyes with tears.
i know what you are thinking... a wedding invitation is a piece of paper i get in the mail, rsvp to and toss, hoping i kept the directions to the church. but when you really think about it, it is so much more. its the first chance you get to share the news. and even more so, its the first glimpse your guests get at your big day. it is what sets the stage.
which brings me to my next point. weddings can often get stuck in a rut. cheesy, corny, predictable. they can be completely generic and overdone. i think couples often forget that this is THEIR day. this is the first time many people will get to experience them as a couple. because i am one of the first stops on the way to the altar, i get the opportunity to encourage my clients to really think outside of the box when forming their wedding style. and trust me, i understand it isn’t easy (i'm in the midst of planning my own wedding!) i tell each and every client that it is time consuming and completely overwhelming to do it this way. but in the end, you will be standing at the altar, or getting a forkful of cake shoved into your face... and all the while, everything around you will reflect you and the love of your life. and the new life you are embarking on together.
my friend was right. i am lucky. everyday is an adventure, a new project, and a new idea. and i am just getting started.
so stay tuned.
so stay tuned.
peace.love.design. is a full service graphic design studio located in detroit, michigan featuring unique and custom designs for weddings, parties, events, and businesses. visit www.peacelovedesign.com for more information!