I don't always get to meet the people I work with in person, in fact it's really the exception to the rule. Most of my clients are too far for us to ever meet in person so I typically do a lot of skype and facetime when I "meet" my clients, so it's always a treat when I get to actually sit with someone face to face! Kristin lives not too far from me, so we met to talk about her wedding and invites before we started the process and she was so sweet and lovely that I knew working with her would be so much fun! Kristin and her fiance were getting married in Minnesota near their family home, so we wanted to tie in the lovely lakes and green scenery in a more abstract way. So with some leafy details and loose watercolor landscapes we were able to tie in the natural wedding colors. She knew she wanted to include a map, so I painted little icons of the reception and ceremony sites as well as some other area details. One of my favorite details is how you can see the map through the vellum envelope. The whole thing came out so soft and pretty, and worked perfectly with the look of their whole day!