Up next and in no particular order, we have Julie & Stefano. The long story short is that Julie saw the letterpress invitations we made for Alvin & Tammy’s wedding (upcoming) on Terence’s desk & loved them! So thank you to Terence for allowing me to meet such a tasteful couple!
I love delving deeper into my client’s cultural backgrounds and designing with sensitivity & cultural reverence, engined with a hint of fashion forwardness — towards what is hopefully an enlightened cultural hybridity.
Honouring Stefano’s Italian background, the lovely couple picked out 6 different patterns of paper made in Italy. I absolutely adore textiles & prints from Europe, to say the least, and Italian paper alike Chiyogami, steals my hearts whenever I step into paper stores around the world. I have always wanted to design a set of invitations that were not identical to each piece, so this was really exciting! The key was to find the perfect pairing of colours to tie all the invitations together so that when together, they are a series, but apart, they are unique in colour and character. Creative, fun and classy at the same time, there is a drop of vintage element in its design. I also drew from the patterns and extracted a particular floral element from each to draw by hand, which was then included on the inside of the invitation, according to the cover of the invitation.
Julie & Stefano are hosting their private party at the Rosewater, a prestigious supper club in downtown Toronto. Each guest is surprised with one of the 6 different invitation designs, which is enclosed with either the deep navy blue or tomato red ribbon and a tiny and classy monogram design. By bringing in two different colours for the ribbon and matting, the entire collection presents a divine vignette Italienne. Don’t you agree?
Yes! We did also line the baronial envelopes with the Italian prints — how could we not? It completes the look and we’re all about style & details. Stay tuned for the rest of their day-of stationery 😉
The Weddings in Review continues tomorrow…