NEW! | Wedding Invitations

It's been on my "to-do list" for quite some time to take my company into the wonderful world of weddings! But with so much on the go - running V SHOP, keeping up with design clients, working at my 'day-job' part-time - I simply haven't had the time to even think about creating a line of wedding stationery... until I was pretty much forced to! (But in a good way!)

In October, I was contacted by Terminal City Club to create an invitation for their annual Hush Wedding Soirée in February. And with this task, also came an invitation to participate in the wedding show as a vendor. At this point, I had nothing to do with weddings in my shop. I immediately thought that this would be a great opportunity to get my butt into gear and finally make the leap into the wedding industry! So, I agreed, and the panic slowly started to creep in. Over the course of the four months I had to prepare for the show, little by little, I began creating a line of wedding stationery. It was difficult for me to create these pieces, as I no longer was able to limit it within my brand and my design-style. If you're here on my blog, surely you have had the opportunity to see that my products are all black and white (with a hint of gold). I decided to create twelve invitation suites that would reach a diverse audience of potential clients. This task became so much more daunting than I thought it would be. I had to imagine all of the potential wedding styles that are out there. While there are far more than twelve styles of weddings, it became even more daunting to limit it to twelve stationery suites. What posed as an even more difficult challenge was coming up with names of individuals to include on the invites, as well as the location of the wedding, what time it would be at, when their "guests" had to RSVP, if they were registered at stores, etc., ALL while making sure it looked good. The names had to compliment each other, the wedding date had to go with the style of invite (for example: can't have a December wedding with the blooming suite), and the colours had to work together. The next step was coming up with pricing. I have done plenty of custom wedding invitations. But with custom wedding invitations, comes custom pricing. These prices had to be affordable, yet competitive. I did my fair share of research and had to come up with the best possible way to make these invitations available to my customers. For example, would I list them on my site but just have people email me to purchase them? Or would I actually make them an 'add to cart' option, like the rest of my products? To cut down on an extra step for my customers, and for me, I decided to make them available to purchase directly through my site. And... this all had to be ready to go BEFORE the wedding show. The couple of weeks leading up to the show included another show to sell my line of everyday stationery, and a staggering amount of design clients that all decided to proceed with their custom jobs at the same time. Figures! (Not complaining though! ;))

The Hush Wedding Soirée arrived and, not knowing what to expect from the other vendors, I was extremely nervous about my table display and if it would be up to par with the other wedding show pros. I had no idea what to expect from the night and if my designs would be well received. We packaged up 150 sample packages to give out to the guests so that they could leave with something to remember us by. Once the night was over, I was so relieved with how it all came together. Our table received so many compliments, as well as the stationery that caused so much stress and anxiety leading up to it. We are happy to already be serving some attendees of the Hush Wedding Soirée for their upcoming weddings! A big thanks to Terminal City Club for hosting a fantastic event and for including us! PS. If you want to see how our table turned out, head to our Instagram to see a couple photos!

Please take a look at our new line of wedding stationery, and let us know what you think! As always, we are still available for custom wedding invitations so that we can tailor the design to your big day! 

Each package includes a 5x7 wedding invitation, a small card (to be used for RSVP, registry info, reception info, directions, etc.), and an envelope. You can also add things on such as table numbers, a seating chart, wedding programs, place cards, and more! And if you have any questions, please contact us: victoriasenges@gmail.com

 
 

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Web Design | Chelsea Mason Photography
 
 
 

Another website design is in the books! This time, I had the privilege of designing a website for Chelsea Mason Photography. Chelsea is an Ottawa-based wedding photographer who specializes in documentary wedding photography with a clean, light and romantic aesthetic. She also specializes in shooting engagements, portraits, maternity & newborn, and boudoir. This girl has a great portfolio and love notes for days!!! Her clients clearly think so very highly of her and appreciate her professionalism, hard work, and stunning photographs.

Chelsea contacted me in October after she had seen my work on Hannah Martin Photography's site. Chelsea already had a simple site set up, but she wanted something that would better display her work. Immediately I thought of designing a site that would feature large photos on the home page to show off her best images. During the design process, Chelsea headed to Mexico to shoot a wedding. This was perfect timing, as those images would definitely add something special to her site! So we chose one of her favourites from that wedding to be the first image you see. It totally leaves an impression! Here are some other pages from her site:

 
 

We chose to feature Chelsea's galleries in a grid set up. This goes with her 'clean' aesthetic and keeps everything simple and symmetrical. And, if you want to see the photos in their full length/width, you can click on the photos and they will pop up in a slideshow. This is a great way to feature any photographer's work!

 
 

Chelsea has different investment packages for different shoots, so we decided to keep each page separate so as not to confuse customers. Each page, though it contains different prices and information, is similarly set up with four photos that represent that specific package. It is an easy way to show off more of Chelsea's beautiful work!

As always, it's best to navigate the actual site yourself to get the full effect! Click here to see Chelsea's Mason Photography's site in action!

Thank you, Chelsea for giving me the opportunity to work on your site! I wish you all the best as you continue on in your business!!!

If you would like to inquire about website design, please contact me for more information on prices and how the process works!


Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram to see what I am up to!
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Web Design | Three Sites

Well hello there! It has been so long since I have updated my blog, and I can honestly say I really haven't had a free moment to do so! We have been SO busy over here, and it has been awesome! V SHOP has been hustling and growing, as well as the design services part of my business, Victoria Senges Design Co. I have had the privilege to recently design THREE websites that launched in the same week as each other... talk about stressful! But so worth it in the end! I am so happy with how they turned out and I couldn't be more proud to add them to my design portfolio. Let me walk you through the three of them and tell you a bit more about the process!

1. Joie & Luxe (Pictured Above, Far Left)
If you have read my blog before and been following along with my company since the beginning, you might remember when I branded 604 Lifestyle Management. Well the owner, Michelle, has relocated to the Okanagan and a new company began for her at the same time! She contacted me with a logo already complete, but just needed everything tied together into a website. So we both got to work - Michelle provided me with the content and photos, and I put the design together for the site. Joie & Luxe is an event & wedding management business that aims to take your event from memorable to absolutely, positively unforgettable. They provide different services for event planning, wedding planning, concierge services, as well as rentals. Michelle, as always, is wonderful to work with, and I am so happy she chose to work with me again! Wishing you all the best in this new business & lifestyle endeavour, Michelle! Be sure to visit the site: www.joieandluxe.com

2. Hannah Martin Photography (Pictured Above, Centre)
Eeek! I think this is my favourite web design to date. Mostly because Hannah Richter, the photographer behind Hannah Martin Photography, does amazing work and her photos are absolutely stunning! A website can only be as beautiful as it's photos... they really play a large role in the overall design. When Hannah and I met to discuss what she was looking for, we both agreed that something with a scrolling feature that allows her photos to span the entire width of the site would be best suited for her business. Hannah's romantic and dreamy style makes her a perfect photographer for weddings, engagements, and lifestyle photography. I am also proud to call Hannah a dear friend and she recently took photos for me! You'll find some of her photos on my home page, about page, and contact page. She is a ball of energy and immediately puts you at ease when she is taking your photos. She makes it fun and her creative eye is the icing on the cake! Hannah and I had so much fun working on this site together, as we are both 'creative perfectionists' (a term we have given ourselves), and we had many late nights messaging back and forth to ensure that every aspect of this site was absolutely perfect for her re-launch! You can take a look at the site here: www.hannahmartinphotography.com

3. The Crossing (Pictured Above, Far Right)
The Crossing is a church located in the Morgan Crossing area of South Surrey that I am thankful to be apart of! I have been on the church planting team since January 2016 and we just opened our doors to the public on September 18th. In the weeks leading up to launch, we realized we had to get a professional-looking site up so that we could share information about the church online. Hannah, from Hannah Martin Photography, is also a member of the church-planting team so we knew we could count on her for some awesome photos to work with! Hannah took photos of the school we are in, Sunnyside Elementary, as well as the Morgan Crossing area. I had some creative freedom on this project so I put together something that fit our brand as a church (which was easy to do since I created the logo for the church). Overall I am so pleased with how the site turned out and the simplicity makes it easy for people to navigate and find out who we are and what we believe at The Crossing. Check out the site here: www.thecrossingsouthsurrey.com

Now that the whirlwind of designing three sites at the same time is over, I have a bit more time to focus on other design projects for my customers and for V SHOP too! But I am always looking to add new clients and projects. If you like what you have seen in these three sites, please don't hesitate to contact me to see what I can do for you and your company! 

 

Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram to see what new things we are up to!
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Company Branding | Hair By Casii

Today is a great day to share Hair By Casii's new brand! Casi is a professional hair stylist who specializes in cuts, colouring, extensions, opalex, and bridal/special event hair & makeup. She strives to help people feel beautiful and be the best version of themselves.

The company branding process began with making sure Casi and I were on the same page. When I asked Casi to describe what she was looking for, she said something elegant, classy, and sophisticated. She said that she likes black and white, and isn't afraid of a little sparkle! So, I put together this mood board to make sure we were heading in the right direction.

 
 

In order to make sure I was able to capture the correct look and feel that Casi was looking for, I asked Casi to pin some of her favourite photos that she would like to represent her brand. Our shared Pinterest board was looking very beautiful! I pulled some of the images and tied them together using blush pinks, greys, and gold from the photos. Casi was happy with the overall result so I moved forward with creating some logo options for her!

 
 

 

Casi ended up choosing my personal favourite, number 4. She was looking for something versatile, classy, and sophisticated, and I think we accomplished that with her logo. It is versatile enough to add in her blush pink & glittery gold accent colours.

After the logo was chosen, it was time to create her website! Since Casi's brand aesthetic was already nailed down, creating her website was fairly smooth sailing! After another detailed questionnaire, I was able to figure out what Casi was looking for and the purpose of her website. It was important to Casi to have some gold glitter in there, which is definitely a must-have since her logo is so versatile! Often if the logo is too busy, it can end up clashing with other accent colours. Luckily, Hair By Casii's brand is able to transform into many different directions. Take a look at some screen shots of my favourite pages of the website below:

 

HOME


home

ABOUT


about

BLOG


blog

Of course, it's always much better to see a website live and in action!!!
So head to www.hairbycasii.com to get the full experience!

 

It was such a blast working with Casi on her brand. I love black & white, and I love classy and sophisticated! So Casi and I were a perfect match on this project! If you're in need of a professional hair stylist, Casi's work speaks for itself. Be sure to check out her portfolio on her brand new website. Casi - I wish your career much success and I can't wait to see what comes for you next! You are one talented girl! I hope you feel your new brand will enhance your already successful business!

 

Check out Hair By Casii's brand board below which recaps all of the carefully curated brand elements.


What do you think of this company branding process? Leave your comments below, we'd love to hear what you think!

If you are in need of design services, we would love to help you!! Visit our design services page for more info, or email Victoria at victoriasenges@gmail.com


 
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Design Collaboration | She Is Clothing

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of collaborating with She Is Clothing on some new products! I stumbled across a post on Facebook one day when they were looking for a graphic designer to collaborate with. It's always hard to send that email when you know they have a bunch more talented designers pitching the exact same thing. Putting yourself out there is not an easy task, but I am so thankful I did! After a few trial designs, owner Kimberly emailed back saying she would like to move forward with my design! I was so over the moon. Moral of the story: go for it! There's no harm in trying. If you believe in yourself, others will too.

She Is Clothing is a brand I have admired since it launched just over two years ago. One of my friends got me their tank for my birthday and I was hooked once I heard the meaning behind each of their products. Their company is based on the verse from Proverbs 31:25, "She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs at the time to come." I have always admired their courage and boldness to step out in faith with this company. It's amazing to see it grow!

Kimberly has been so amazing to work with! She has all the ideas and I simply put her ideas into motion. It's been a great opportunity to work with them. Take a look at our latest collaborations:

 
 
 
 

Photography: Frances Eden Creative from www.sheisclothing.com

If you're interested in purchasing any of the above designs, click on the photo of the product you are interested in! It will take you directly to She Is Clothing's website where you can choose your size and checkout!

If you or your company would like to collaborate with us on something, please email victoriasenges@gmail.com or head to the contact section of our site!

What do you think about our design collaborations with She Is Clothing?
Let us know in the comments below!

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