I drew two designs based off of pictures I already use of myself for marketing. They're based off the popular line-drawing style, but in all honesty, it took me much more than one line to finish them. I used my branding colour, sage, for all of it, for a monochrome look, as well as went with a matte finish. I got these printed by @makestickers, and the cost honestly isn't as much as the term "custom stickers" would usually make your wallet cringe. I got 50 of each style, circular and die cut, and will (hopefully!) be back for more soon.
This was an exciting little project, and I can't wait until we're able to physically hand things out in public again.
Weddings in the age of COVID-19 have been a huge question mark, but also a great new area to pioneer. A style of ceremony started popping up recently, dubbed a 'micro wedding'. These usually have very short guest lists, small wedding parties (or none at all), are usually outdoors, and give off a much more intimate vibe- they almost resemble an elopement ceremony. Some couples I've been booked by plan to have a micro-wedding now and anticipate holding a vow-renewal ceremony with a large dinner and dance once everything goes back to normal.
On Sunday, a bride (we were both members of the same orchestra during high school) DMed me to see if I was free the following Wednesday- they had decided at the last minute to try a microwedding instead of the Zoom wedding they had planned. They were able to get a beautiful venue booked (The Barn from the Fixer Upper!), and I was thrilled to try a socially distanced wedding for the first time in quarantine.
The Barn felt like a cozy setting for an intimate ceremony, but was still adjustable to follow guidelines for the COVID-19 era. The doors at the front were left open for constant airflow throughout the space. There was not a wedding party, and only eight guests. The officiant wore a mask and left after the ceremony, and the photographer stayed distanced from everyone. I was set up to the side of the foyer, wore a mask, and got plenty of breeze for air circulation the entire evening. There was only one chef, who stayed upstairs and cooked during the ceremony, only coming down to serve dinner. Over all, it was both a beautiful and safe setting, and is one option for holding your wedding until larger gatherings are more comfortable. It depends what area you live in and the couples situation so it’s nice to be able to have options. Wedding vendors and venues have been really adaptable and work hard to make sure that weddings are safe and just as special as they always were. I’m proud to be part of this community.
Because there wasn’t a wedding party, the bride chose to walk in from a room off the side of the dinning hall for her entrance. The music she picked out for the ceremony were two songs from Hamilton: The Musical, 'Wait for It' and 'Helpless', which I played respectively before she entered, and right after they were introduced to the guests as husband and wife. It was my first time playing either song, even though I've been in love with the soundtrack for years, and I found that they both fit very well with the upbeat, intimate vibe of the whole wedding. You can hear a shortened version of my arrangement of 'Helpless' playing during the vlog up above!
After the ceremony, they popped open a bottle of champagne and had a toast outside. As the sun set, they enjoyed dinner, and I kept playing for a couple of hours. Both before the ceremony as guests arrived, and after as they ate the three-course dinner, I played a mix of pop covers, Celtic and classical music in the background (music that you can find listed here!).