The brief was to create a coherent identity for wedding stationery, invitations and signage that reflected both parties. The wedding was planned for the spring, and both the bride and groom are keen ramblers and naturalists. Full disclosure - I was the bride.
I used cyanotype printing, a printmaking method used by 19th Century botanists to “preserve” and capture the flowers and foliage we collected on a ramble.
A loose illustrative style was then used to create botanical imagery for the wedding invitations and reception signage.
Since I was becoming a ‘Cooper’, the name traditionally given to makers of beer barrels, the invitations were printed on G F Smith Gmund Bier paper stock, a creamy flecked paper which is made of the waste material of the beer brewing process.
Petals were collected from the English countryside for confetti, and cones were hand-marbled using the wedding colours.