Design In August ~ Daiva the Diva of Design
I met Daiva recently at a lovely little bridal show and boy is she fabulous! She and her husband recently moved to Nashville from South Carolina. We hit it off instantly and I invited her on board my newest little creation - a cocktail party for brides on November 9, 2010 at the Noah Liff Opera Center. Check that out here! You could win $5,000 towards your wedding... Daiva did lovely designs for the party and has just recently launched her new site! Check out a post regarding stationary and weddings. She is sooo on point. Invitations are the first little peek that a guest has into your wedding. It MUST make a statement!
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.
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