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Stationery | Our Wedding Suite

There may only be one answer to the question, “Which stationery project should I feature first?”  Our own, of course!  Today’s first post is a closer look at our very own wedding invitation.  This remains to be one of my favorite stationery projects to date – it served as the invitation to our nearest and dearest to join us for one of the most blessed events of our life together as Mr. & Mrs. Grubb!

Aside from the fact that I got to be my own client, the creative process behind this suite was truly unique in that I was able to collaborate with another artist.  Josie Wolfe of Calligraphy by Josie provided the most central design elements – the main invitation is entirely done by Josie’s hand!  Several key phrases of the other pieces in the suite were also drawn by her hand – Kindly Respond, Dinner & Desserts, Reception and so on – all held together in a textured red pocket folder.  I love the original flourishes and slight irregularities that characterize hand drawn calligraphy.  There is a warmth and elegant tradition to the art.  And best of all, the result is one of a kind!  Coupled with a traditional serif font, accents of an art deco typeface, and little vintage icons, the result conveyed the 1930s -1940s inspired feel the Mr. & I were hoping to achieve.  Josie’s penmanship on the outer envelope finished off the suite.

Hand drawn calligraphy conveys the warmth and traditional elegance of a bygone era.

Icons with a vintage feel convey the content of each supporting card: Directions, Reception, and a pre-wedding Party.

A textured red pocket folder held together event details and the RSVP postcard.

Key phrases in hand drawn calligraphy on each card accent the main invitation.

A hand drawn Map on the back of the Directions card complimented the hand drawn feel of calligraphy.

RSVP postcards offered a spot for guests to write a personal message.  To this day we have held onto these as a keepsake!

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Milda AKA Mom - October 25, 2010 - 6:03 pm

All the details and how it all came together are surely very memorable. Great Blog!

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