30 January 2016

Cheers to 50 years!

Close friends of my parents recently asked me to design their 50th wedding anniversary invitation. What a wonderful request! I’ve known Tineke & Aad all my life and they are like an aunt & uncle to me, which made this a lovely personal commission.

Below are the first sketches I made for them. I wanted to either make a design with words that were meaningful to them, or a design with illustrations of meaningful things and situations.

After a family brainstorm (including a delicious homemade dinner) they decided on the illustrated version. I loved painting all the little details...

And here's the end result...

There are so many things they enjoy, as you can see! Never a dull moment for them. ;-) On the inside I painted a branch that's part of a beloved painting they own..

And this tiny cheese cube car is on the back... 

What's up with all the cheese, you might wonder? Well, the golden wedding couple used to be cheesemongers. They owned a very nice store, and yes: they also drove in this super fun cheese cube car! They have a great sense of humour. :-D

Happy 50th wedding anniversary dear Tineke & Aad! May many joy filled years follow!