When you have access to a plethora of beautiful, professional photos, it’s like hitting a goldmine for a website design! And that’s just what we had while working with Vermilion Weddings on her brand new website!
After receiving Vermilion Wedding’s design questionnaire, it was very clear the photos would be front and center on this project to highlight her beautiful work. Luckily we were given plenty of photos to choose from and a great idea on how she wanted the site to look. Based off her questionnaire, we knew we wanted to focus on the following:
Incorporate as many photos as possible by using slideshow banners, photos as buttons, gallery pages, and anywhere else they made sense
Help develop compelling copy to highlight her experience and services in an elegant way
Create a private gated area for prospective clients and current clients to log in to receive additional information on her event planning services
Highlight the founder Minoti’s experience and expertise in a unique and subtle way throughout the entire website
Here's a peek at how it all turned out:
Believe it or not, one of our favorite pages ended up being the Testimonials page! Always important but usually pretty straightforward in terms of design, we were excited to introduce something a little different on Vermilion’s website. We pulled parts of the longer testimonials to highlight on the Testimonials landing page along with a picture of the couple and a button to click through to read the entire testimonial. For testimonials that didn’t have photos or were a little shorter, we put those in a carousel on top of a white overlaid banner image for people to clickthrough to read at the very end of the page as well.
As we mentioned, Vermilion had so many absolutely gorgeous photos to highlight the beautiful weddings she’s helped plan so we created different galleries for future couples to take a look at. We separated them into 5 main categories including:
We used 3 of her absolute favorite photos from each category to create a slideshow banner at the top and then we strategically added the best of the best of her weddings to highlight her expertise.
As previously mentioned, Minoti wanted to have a private dated area on the site she could send prospective clients to to learn the ins and outs of her different service packages (a proposal if you will) and another area for signed clients that she could direct them to with various resources to make their wedding planning journey as smooth as possible. To achieve this, we created password protected pages including the information for both. That way she can make sure only the couples she wants to see that information can see it!
While there were numerous other pages that went into this website, these were some of our favorite we wanted to share with you. The photos, red and gold touches and the copy we helped with really pulled together the luxurious, elegant vibe that she was going for and we’re so happy with how it turned out!