I was asked to take part in a creative shoot for the Sunstone Villa, by the photographer of these wonderful shots, Christianne. Built from imported limestone from a small village in France, and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria, the Tuscan-inspired Villa boasts 8,500 square feet of luxury living space.
I provided an invitation suite with custom hand-lettering and illustration, paired with a Letterpress print, onto handmade paper.
I also got the chance to create a giant scroll which was to cascade down the staircase in ripples of calligraphy. It was immense fun to do and the team were absolutely amazing, and included:
Photography: Christianne & Josh
713.201.0888 · @christiannetaylor
Coordinator/Florist: Tyler Speier
805.250.1135 · email@example.com
Rentals: Town and Country
805.770.3300 · firstname.lastname@example.org
Gowns Provided by: Claire Pettibone
Tux’s: Mission Tuxedo
HAMU: Team Hair & Make-Up
888.338.8326 · email@example.com
Backdrop Artist: Colette Cosentino
805.570.9863 · firstname.lastname@example.org
An absolutely magical wedding in a truly beautiful location. Puglia, Italy is a stunning destination for a wedding, so we needed an invitation which did the location justice.
Custom hand-lettering and illustration, paired with a Letterpress print, onto handmade paper created the perfect marriage of materials and processes to complement the perfect marriage of Roberto & Lollie.
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Whether it be on card, wood, glasses, bottles, oyster shells, driftwood, ribbon, marble, plastic, mirror or anything else you can think of, there’s most likely a way to tie in your wedding theme and elevate that sometimes overlooked, but oh, so sentimental element, the Place Name!
Anderson Valley, California. An absolutely stunning area of floral beauty. The couple have a very close link with the outdoors and the aim was to try and celebrate this as much as possible with the Save the Date, Invite, R.S.V.P. menu and hand lettered signage for the day.
A commission for the hand written words of William Ernest Henley’s phenomenal Invictus poem.
A collection of signage from different projects, from weddings to events. Mostly hand-lettered onto blackboards with chalk or paint markers.
I love the flexibility of a hand-lettered sign. It allows the content to be totally flexible and completely tailored to the event it's being used for.
Holly & James are a lively, fun and outstanding couple. They definitely know how to have a good time. The wedding was set in Egham in Surrey, England. A wonderful mix of modern meets traditional, which was mirrored in the wedding stationery suite.
Charlotte & Matthew are two exceptionally smart, warm and entertaining people, with an absolutely sensational sense of style and grandeur. The wedding day included a petting zoo, a brass band and all the bells housed in a location with a moat. You get the idea, stunning!
Gareth & Becky had a wedding set in Mold, North Wales. An absolutely picturesque backdrop, which didn't need much help to look breathtaking on their big day. This stationery set, which included invites, order of service, table numbers and a little signage on the day fitted right in.
BRINGING TOGETHER SO MANY VARIOUS PARTS AND ALSO COMMUNICATING THE COUPLES PERSONALITY.
With so many items to pull in, it was important to have a strong identity for the wedding which would keep the visual style consistent. The items designed and hand lettered included invites, menu's, order of service, signage, the cake, table names, favours and even the rings.
This wedding suite was a lot of fun to design. The bride and groom had a good idea of the overall style for the wedding and the colours to be used. The style created for them was sharp but still friendly with the floral decoration doing as much heavy lifting as the lettering.
Ed & Beth wanted something with a little elegance and tradition for their wedding invites and stationery suite. A little blush of colour gave these very simple invites the touch of elegance that represented the couple so well.
Chatting to Carly & Bill, it was very, very quickly obvious that these two like to have fun. So a little sparkle with the embossed rose gold type gave this suite the extra punch that it needed. The marble background echoed the materials at the venue and loose hand written style captured their spirit exceptionally well.
A RICH TURQUOISE AND SOME CLASSIC FLOURISHES WERE A MUST AS THE CENTRAL PARTS TO THIS SIMPLE, BUT VISUALLY RICH WEDDING STATIONERY SET.
Bold Typography, flowing feathery flourishes sprinkled with delicate bird icons set the tone. On the day items, such as the order of service, menu's place names and table plans finished the set.
An urban, neon-inspired wedding invite for Ian & Jo. The couple are a highly driven, stylish and fashion-forward couple, who wanted something a little different from the normal romantic invite.
Rob & Anna have the magical experience of a wedding in the most glorious of seasons. With the setting being the english countryside, the lighting trimmings and all the adornments had a green light.
With Jo being an optometrist and the couple having such a fantastic character, it seemed only right to use this fabulous aesthetic and really run with it.
A WEDDING SET ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF JERSEY MEANT THAT A SIMPLE, ELEGANT STATIONERY SET LEFT ALL THE HEAVY VISUAL LIFTING TO THE SETTING ITSELF.
Kristina being from the beautiful island of Jersey, returned there with her now-husband Tom. She had always dreamed of a wedding in the church she used to visit as a child and that's exactly what happened.
The stationery set was made up of a beautifully letterpressed white foil onto a rich maroon thick card stock. The order of service, table names and other details took on the visual elements intoduced with the main invite.