Someone once said “the most difficult job for a carpenter is to make a furniture to his own taste”. I thought this applied only to carpenters, little did I know, that it was a big challenge for every creative person. We creatives set out for big ideas for ourselves but end up with a make shift and call it “simple”.
On the day of my proposal, she said “yes” but what I heard was “brief!!!” From that day I started thinking, looking for that idea that I will be proud of anytime.
So I had an idea of making my invite look like a “dollar bill”
Unfortunately, I got busy with work, wedding plans and other pressing jobs. So I decided to outsource it to an Art Director in Germany but then I asked myself“ couldn’t you have been able to do this if you decided to break your back a little?”
So I decided to visit this project every night and available weekends for two months. Thankfully, look and feel began to take shape and the fear of printing started to set in. I decided to talk to a person who has got experience in challenging printjobs.
Luckily, I was able to find everything for the job to be done from paper texture and quality to engraving materials and even down to the last font.
Immediately I saw the proof, I felt like I just climbed the tallest mountain ever, I was happy, I was impressed & proud of the fact that my greatest fear has been overpowered because the execution was beautiful, real and delivers the exact effect I wanted.
This became the standard for everything else like the programme of events, pre-wedding photographs except the wedding itself because they say here in Naija ”wedding is not for the couple but for the parents”
Levis said “Go forth”, Nike said “Just do it”. I say “Go forth and just do it”