Back in October we blogged about designing a new range of wedding stationery for a future bride to be. After she sent out all the invitations, we then began working together on her on the day wedding stationery.
Here’s our journey to create her table plan, place cards, menus, order of services, favour stickers, table names and signs.To begin with we started with a formula one theme for the table stationery, (a joint love between the two of them). I worked on a car design to go on the table plan and table names but on all the other stationery she wanted it to be more ‘weddingy ‘, so it would feature the the original floral design from the invitations (which was a hand drawing of all the flowers in her bouquet).
As time went on, we exchanged multiple emails, ideas and designs and the brief slightly changed. The table plan would now have an old vintage map as the background with the tag line ‘Where in the world are you?’ Using F1 circuits from around the world, I would create luggage tags for each table setting and attach to the map. We incorporated the menu onto the table plan to cut down on clutter on each table, and I added the floral detail to tie the whole piece together
From here we worked on the table name cards and place settings. With the same colour and theme we used the blue and greys combined with the corner flower details. She had 8 tables in total called; Monaco, Sao Paulo, Silverstone, Marina Bay, Yas Marina, Catalunya, Suzuka, Monza.
On each table setting, the bride to be planned to hand out seed packets for every female guest. She wanted to tie the designs together, so we worked together on creating some coordinating rectangle stickers for her to stick on each packet. They read…’ Wildflower Seeds, Let the love grow, Thank you for celebrating our special day, M & A, 17th April 2014′.
To commemorate the loved ones that could not be with them on their special day, the bride asked me to make a sign for her to put in a frame. It had a little poem on and had the corner floral detail again.
Finally, she wanted an ‘order of service’ but wasn’t having a ceremony in a church. So instead we worked on an ‘order of the day’ to include all the important elements; “Get Married, Canapés and Champagne, Bar Open, Take Photos (lots), Speeches, Eat Lots, Cut Cake, First Dance, Be Merry, Party, Carriages at 1 am”.On the reverse was my favourite bit, a poem at the top that read “When April and Michael pass your way, ” Then underneath was a clear glassine envelope ready to be filled with confetti. Then right at the bottom was a little thank you list. Both sides included the floral design and colour scheme.