I am very excited to see that one of my clients had their stunning bohemian outdoor wedding featured on Love My Dress. Their wedding photos were taken by Ashton Jean-Pierre and their wedding was held in the land of beautiful Maunsel House that has doves and peacocks in the gardens. The Wilde Bunch made all the gorgeous floral decorations and also the flower crown for the bride.
Last year, Lisanne and Andre asked me to design wedding stationery for them. I had designed some wedding invitations before that and enjoyed the challenge that comes with it – making sure that the design elements are consistent throughout the stationery, developing new styles of lettering and ensuring that clients are completely happy with the stationery for their special day.
For this commission, I had the opportunity to design not only invitations but also the table plan, food menus, name place cards, thank you postcards and signs. Lisanne and Andre were looking for a dreamy watercolour effect across the stationery, and pretty handlettering accented with curls. They also wanted the invitation to be an illustrative ‘map’ showing how they met at school, and then their individual paths through life while still being together, rejoining at the ivy covered manor with peacocks and pond where they were having their wedding.
For the rest of the stationery, we agreed on a simpler design consisting of a few leaves with the same watercolour effect. Food menus, name place cards and the table plan involved mostly text so the minimal design is a necessity not to distract from the important information. I did their thank you postcards after the wedding, for which I painted a pretty peacock piece with big ‘thank you’ lettering for the front of the cards and then wrote personalised messages by hand.
Like all of my other commissions, I am always super proud to see my work being admired and in this case, used for a super special day. Seeing wedding photographs with my work in them is a very lovely feeling!