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  • Contemporary Wedding In Purple & Lucite, at Andrew Richard Designs

    Once in a while, it’s so important to look back and celebrate! Let’s see how this wedding was made extra special through stationery design…

    URBAN FABRIC: This was the guiding vision of Natalie & Rob’s September affair at Andrew Richard Designs. Our invitation design set the tone for everything in the wedding, and reflects the style and taste of Natalie & Rob, who appreciate their urban lifestyle in downtown Toronto, and have a love for the vintage industrial. Photographed by Mango Studios, the wedding was published in Weddingbells, and here, we want to share a few more snapshots of their beautiful day. Starting with, of course, the unforgettable invitations that we lovingly hand-crafted…

    The most memorable part of this journey was probably when Natalie found us at one of our earlier wedding shows. She attended the same junior school as Deborah, our Art Director and Principal designer. It was probably 12 years since they had seen each other last, and yet by looks and by voice, they spotted each other immediately. Instantly, they clicked and after a creative consultation, the invitation concept began to take shape. Urban & history enthusiasts, Natalie and Rob brought two beautiful vintage books of Toronto photography and maps, which contained some of the most charming maps and geographic portrayals of our city. Natalie also shared her beautiful gown and the lace details, which we incorporated into the illustration of the city. Visually, it allowed us to juxtapose the delicate nature of lace up against an industrial look. Conceptually, it strengthened the idea of urban fabric as a weave and hybrid of networks and systems. We then added the finishing touches of silver presswork and some swarovski crystals which offered a beautiful sparkle to the pencil artwork and map of the shoreline.

    Planned by mom extraordinaire, Sally, the wedding was the perfect balance of glam and the city. Sleek, contemporary, and in haute style, the event left an impression on all guests. Each table was named after a street or place that was signficant to the couple, such as Madison Avenue, Main Street Unionville, King Street Toronto, etc. We created lucite “street signs” for each table, which stood like floating frames. The regal and substantial presence of purple was balanced by the crystals and translucent elements found in the stationery and china.

    Years later, we hope that guests will take out this beautiful custom boxed lucite invitation keepsake, and reminisce. If they happen to turn the invitation around this time, they will discover one last special touch: Natalie & Roberto’s names are quietly blind debossed on the backside too — every detail is so important in such a sophisticated design! God is definitely in the details…

    Natalie & Rob, you’ll both have a special place in our hearts at PALETTERA. Thanks for dreaming with us! Together, we made magic!