When Jaisa & Charlie asked me to make a map for guests for their wedding day, I was a little nervous. They wanted something that would direct guests from the church to their wedding reception but was a bit more artsy than a Google Maps printout. This would be handed to guests along with the programs from their beautiful stationer so, you know, no pressure.
To start, I tracked down some tracing paper and traced a map of their wedding area that I had printed from the internet. I traced the major streets and made a bunch of copies of the tracing paper to start practicing on.
Their church and wedding venue were both fairly ornate, difficult-to-sketch buildings (you guys couldn't have gotten married in a teepee? or perhaps an igloo or a two-dimensional log cabin? those are structures I think I can draw pretty well), so it took a few different versions to get to what I wanted (the two below are both rejects):
Here's the finished product:
It was a lot easier than I would have imagined… give it a shot for your own wedding and stay homey!
These were so awesome and our guests loved them. The map was perfect and Caitlin is an awesome artistReplyDelete
That looks great! I love it!ReplyDelete
I love Chicago.....and your drawing of the cute giraffe's!!! I've been to a few weddings at St. Michaels....BEAUTIFUL church!!ReplyDelete
what an amazing map. I love it!!!! And I love that it is more personal..... shoot now I just wish I had a reason to make a map..... it might just be kind of cute wall art of a special place..... hummmm now you have me thinking!ReplyDelete
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