art nouveau designs

Art Nouveau has long been one of my favourite styles, not just for design but also for art, furniture, antiques and architecture. I’m drawn to the organic lines and colours within the crafts which are gleaned from the natural world. So it was an absolute pleasure to incorporate this era into these designs I did last year for a bride who got married last month.

The main invitation is on cream matt lamination thick 600gsm card with gold encrusted edges to give a shimmery touch but in a very subtle and sophisticated way.

I wanted the colours to be on the muted side as I sought to be true to the nature of art nouveau. I believe these dusky pinks, warm yellows and luscious teals give an authentic feel to the invitation design.

Art Nouveau invitation with gold crust edges

I wanted the inserts to continue from the main invitation with the natural flourished corners and fluid line strokes. It was also a really good chance for me to have some fun and try out lots of different design concepts to show the bride before she picked these out as her favourite.

We decided rounded corners was the best option to compliment the circular design and organic strokes of the invitation.

Art Nouveau Wedding stationery set

The main invitation makes for a wonderful keepsake and a lovely surprise to come through any ones letterbox.

The main invitation has a muted colour palette to give it a classy feel.

This is the first time I used this particular stock and I’m really impressed myself with how the gold encrusted edges give such a glamourous edge which embellishes this particular style of card very well indeed.

Gold encrusted edges give an extra sophisticated finish to the cards and really ties in with the card design

The extras are all the same size and 140mm square to keep all relevant information concise and keep the overall design consistent,

Black and white borders continued with similar pattern to the main design really bring the invitation set design together.

 

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Art deco wedding stationery

Art Deco themed Stationery has seen a huge revival lately and no wonder! The Roaring twenties was a time of breaking conventions and stepping out for; jazz, glitz, glamour not to mention decadence. Its strong geometric shapes have and will stand the test of time for long to come. This style is bold and daring yet also very classy and romantic.

art deco stationery

Here is an example of a beautiful mid winter 1920’s themed wedding stationery set. The logo and borders were all tailored especially to requirements and were the perfect embellishment to the periodic fairy tale day. This particular bride had a strong vision of how she wanted her special day to look. Her theme colours were black, white and silver, so silver foil was a natural choice for this design. It works especially well on dark matt finished card. The custom made logo, border and text were ideal for this foiling effect and gives an extraordinary, unique yet classical finish. The details of the day were on smooth white paper in stark contrast to the main invitation with a thick custom made border to finish it off. All were contained in a small folder with a silver belly band to keep everything in place.

art deco stationery
art deco set

This particular set includes;
a 160mm x 220mm  folder 
an 148mm x 210mm a5 invitation 
an a6 order of service 
a custom size 148mm x 200mm detail sheet 
a silver belly band with a foiled logo.

 

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