Good Morning YOs. Today I have been working on a seating plan for the Ilford Magical Society. It's the third year this prestigious society have asked me to design and make the plan for them. It's based on playing cards with each table being a different number and suit.
I am a little bit in love with this reception stationery it must be said. The colours are so vibrant and lively. Louise Perry Weddings commissioned me to design and produce the stationery for a wedding taking place on Easter Sunday at Addington Palace in Surrey. The brief was to design the stationery around the couples existing wedding image caricature they had designed along with their Indian Vedic Ceremony.
I chose orange and purple for the colour theme because they are traditional colours used in Indian weddings and look vibrant and happy.
The first stationery piece I designed was the Order of Service, which included an Order of the Day, so that all 250 guests know where they need to be and when, along with the Ceremony details itself and a brief history of the beautiful Addington Palace.
The important factor was to ensure that all the text was legible so that everyone on the day can read it. All the information needed to fit into a six-page booklet with an outer cardboard cover. The booklet was printed on Nettuno paper and cardstock, giving a luxurious feel to the finished product.
The Place Cards are printed on the same Nettuno cardstock and feature the same Asian motif as the order of service.
The bride and groom came up with some fantastic names for their tables, which have real meaning to all their guests. The table name cards are also printed on Nettuno cardstock and made in to freestanding strut cards so that they can sit on the tables rather than in silver stands, which can sometimes get in the way of or distract from the centrepieces.
The seating plan also features the couple’s caricature along with the Indian motif. There are 25 tables so I decided to design it as a flat print board. This meant that I could make sure all the tables were even and fitted perfectly to the size of the board, allowing for the header and motif. There are more guests on the top table, which meant I had the opportunity to make this table stand out more.
The fonts used throughout the stationery are Italliano for headings and Andalus for the body of the text.