Cultural wedding with a modern twist
My creative energy was in overdrive with this one!
When one of my best friends decided she was getting married, I was so excited. Obviously for the fact that she had found her 'One', but also because we are two very like-minded creative souls, and with this energy working together on an event - you can ensure the end result is going to be nothing short of 'visually exciting'!
The colour palette alone is enough to keep me up all night sketching ideas but the fact we have two people with a culturally rich background of African and Indigenous, the ideas came, shall we say ... naturally. I'm absolutely honoured to be an integral part of this most gorgeous wedding in being asked to provide the styling, invitations, ceremony & reception stationery and website design (as well as being the Chief Bridesmaid... naww!).
With an international and local guest list, we decided a website would be a great communication tool. It provides heaps of additional information freeing the invitations of all the extra stuff (as well as saving on postal costs). It is also doubling as a 'diary' as the 'Bride-to-be' has been posting her 'wedding planning' activities.
Here is the FIRE & ICE colour palette:
The families values are steeped in a rich cultural history and tradition, so the first stage in the design of the stationery & website was to create a family crest. The result also encapsulated their love and respect for the animal spirits. Leo - lion and Sagittarius - horse:
This symbol then flowed through all the stationery. Individual pieces designed are: invitation, information card (weekend events), wishing well card, response card, belly band and envelope liner.
Stationery for the ceremony and reception are to follow ... but you'll have to wait to see these!
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