Anticipate, Inspire, and Deliver

LAURA ANN bespoke illustration and design services began one piece at a time with the wedding stationery needs of my Princeton tennis coach, Kathy Sell for her wedding to Ramsey Smith in his hometown of Hilton Head Island (see the LAURA ANN Hilton Head Collection Bespoke Process).

Kathy's approach to communication through her stationery, which aligns with the artistic vision I share with my clients, is much like how she trained me on the tennis court - anticipate, inspire and deliver. As a tennis coach, she helped the team anticipate the strategies or shots we would need for an upcoming match, inspire us to visualize and take on those skills as our own in practice, then delivery with victory!

With event stationery design, the artist and client collaborate to anticipate the important visual cues of the event that can be foreshadowed through the stationery, whether locations, natural elements, fashion or decor. The client provides any custom images for inspiration. Together we inspire the guests to visualize the mood of the upcoming event, and through the coordinated effort deliver an unforgettable experience of shared love and joy.

Kathy's bridal shower invitation anticipated the beauty of the wedding's seaside town, and this amazing tree branch dress portrait.

Photo by Tracy Turpen

Kathy and Ramsey's illustrated rehearsal dinner invitation with custom nautical art anticipated their party's transportation to dinner by boat on the Spirit of Harbour Town.

Photo by Tracy Turpen

The custom art from Kathy and Ramsey's illustrated Save the Date anticipated the scenic tree and lighthouse backdrop of their wedding day portraits - all the more meaningful and memorable!

Photo by Tracy Turpen