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Art Deco Wedding Invitation

24 January 2008

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An Art Deco wedding. The bride came to me with a clipping from an old calendar and the idea for an oak leaf motif. Her inspiration for her wedding invitation included something in an Art Deco style, hence the clipping from an antiquated Art Deco cafe poster calendar containing a bit of letting she loved. And the oak leaf was symbolic of the San Francisco Bay Area, their home and the location of the wedding.

I developed an Art Deco style alphabet from the small example of about a dozen differing letters. For the oak leaf, I went for a more abstract, cut-out style illustration to offset the Art Deco calligraphy.

Designing, executing the calligraphy and illustration as well as working with the bride and groom was a lovely experience. Feeling truly part of the festivities, I was able to actualize their vision whilst creating my own.

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  1. January 25, 2008

    I love this!!! I used to work at a wedding invitation company and we always had requests for something like this but there were only really cheesy deco-y designs. Nice indeed!

  2. January 25, 2008

    I approve the design too. If I ever get married, I my suggest you to my soon to be wife…like that will ever happen. 😉

  3. January 30, 2008

    beautifully done

  4. January 31, 2008

    This is just stunning. oooh, I want something for Peacock Pavilions. Or maybe we can organize a swap?

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