Let’s Get Weird

August, Wedding Invitation Designs

Let’s get weird! One of the new wedding invitation designs Raygan has been working on is simply adorable and quite distinct. It’s refreshing to see brides think outside the box and experiment with new designs that aren’t the traditionally fancy invitations. Lucy and Will’s wedding invitations are cute, fun, and much more interesting than the average wedding invitation. Their designs feature dog silhouettes, a quirky RSVP, and even give guests the option to request a song to be played at the reception! These invitations will surely bring a smile to every guest who receives them and they are definitely a keeper for memories! I’m sure their wedding will be fun and “weird” just like the invitations! (And by “weird” we mean absolutely entertaining and lively!).



Timeline Invitations

July, Wedding Invitation Designs

New wedding invitations are here! Jeff and Christine are getting married later this year and have some unique invites for their guests! The invitations are somewhat of a timeline of when the couple started dating, when the engagement occurred, and the wedding date of course! (Also in case the guests were unsure of what to expect at the wedding, the couple wrote it out for them: music, marriage, dancing!) The design also features penguin figures in the bottom corners, which are just adorable. Guests are able to RSVP on the back of the invites which include a lined section where guests can write their own little blurb about the upcoming celebration. These invitation cards are definitely full of personality and Raygan did a great job incorporating Jeff and Christine’s quirky tastes. Their guests will be in awe of the creativity and thought put into these beautiful invites!


Eye for Detail

July, Wedding Invitation Designs

Good morning all! I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend! We at Chikpea Graphics had a wonderful holiday! Now lets get back to what you missed from last week. Earlier this past week, Raygan worked on some beautiful wedding invitation designs for Shauna and her future husband, Hughey St. Clair. The invitations flaunt a sophisticated design with detailed cursive plum-purple writing. The look turned out great and Shauna even had the idea to put ribbon on the invitations to make them look even better. After receiving the finalized invitations Shauna sent us an email with her added touch and said “Thanks again for [the] excellent work with our invitations. Papermart.com ended up having a perfect plum paper ribbon with a similar striated pattern as the invitations. We played with tying them several ways…they looked lovely.” Shauna’s eye for detail and Raygan’s expertise is what made these wedding invitations perfect for the occasion. Below you can see the finished product for Shauna and Hughey’s wedding invitations. We’re sure their guests will be taken aback by the beautiful design!



Dream Wedding Winners!

June, Wedding Invitation Designs


After watching several videos submissions, the public has chosen Lauren and Kelby as the winners of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Dream Wedding Giveaway 2013 (valued at $100,000!).  Lauren and Kelby submitted a video explaining why they should win the dream wedding (along with many, many other engaged couples) and brought tears to our eyes as we listened to them speak of their love and commitment to one another. The happy couple will be married in October and will get to experience life as a married couple on their honeymoon in Aruba!  Since the wedding is coming soon, invitations need to be made and who better to design them than Chikpea Graphics? Raygan Ketterer will be designing the invitations for Lauren and Kelby’s wedding and, rest assured, they will be as beautiful as the bride.

For more about Lauren and Kelby’s story go to laurenandkelby.weddingwindow.com/index.cfm?fa=welcome

For information on Northern Virginia Magazine and their wedding guides and features, visit http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/weddings/

or http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/dream-wedding-giveaway-2013/ to check out the other contestants’ videos