Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Love in Bloom.

For lovely newlyweds and childhood sweethearts, Heather & Alex, we created a chic custom-designed black-and-white letterpressed invitation suite, as classically elegant as the couple themselves. Heather writes for the Huffington Post as well as her own lifestyle blog, LA In Bloom, and Alex is a social media consultant, but together they own the Los Angeles art gallery, Taylor De Cordoba. Inspired and inspiring, their lives are full of dreamy West Coast road trips, a posse of talented friends, and creative homemade meals in their boho garden. Given their cozy lifestyle, we wanted to infuse the design with subtle style cues taken from the things they love . . . rustic California architecture, the beauty of Mexican florals, mid-century pottery, hiking in Ojai, handcrafted art, and the exquisiteness of fine food.
We designed six pieces for the suite, including; a hand-lettepressed postcard save-the-date, folded invitation tied with black silk-satin ribbon, RSVP postcard, place-cards signed in hand-calligraphy (by yours truly), table numbers, and menus.
Special attention was paid to the creation of the letters used in their monogram, along with each digit of their table numbers, as we custom illustrated each specimen using fragments of a vintage floral pattern found in a book on rare antique wood typography.
Congrats, lovelies!

Photo: Photo of Taylor & De Cordoba by Nancy Neil for Martha Stewart Weddings

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