When you think about the 1920′s you think about Art Deco, flapper girls and more recently The Great Gatspy Movie. The 1920′s was an era of rich colours, bold geometric shapes which evoked luxury and glamour. It was a time when designers were embracing technology, rather than the organic motifs of Art Nouveau.
When I met with Eileen and John I was so excited to hear about their 1920′s theme wedding, where their guests were going to be asked to dress, as if being immersed back into this bygone era. When talking about their wedding stationery they wanted to keep to a very monochrome black and white theme, and through subtle geometric design and with the use of the right fonts, create a real setting for there wedding. Oh and also it needed to include a lot of diamantés.
The design that we settled on was a very simple design which had a very iconic Art Deco style shape at the top, with a bold border around the edge. One of the main parts of the design that evoked the 1920′s was the font. I am a true believer that with the right font, you can tell a story. This style followed through onto all the stationery, including the invitations, table names, table plan, place settings and order of service, each finished of with a little diamanté on the front. The card that we used for all the stationery was a pearlescent white card, which really contrasted against the black of the print and gave a real wedding feel.
I really loved creating this design for Eileen and John, and it was a real pleasure to work with them, bouncing ideas back and forth until it was just right, and had all the right elements they were looking for. I really hope they had a fantastic wedding day.