Alice in Wonderland
Even though I got married in October 2013, I still love weddings; the romance, dresses, church and venue decoration, flowers, cakes and in particular, wedding stationery! I cannot put my finger directly onto why I find stationery appealing, other than that I love all the variety of designs, colours, graphics, typography, illustration, card shapes, themes etc….
You can get really creative with weddings and there are so many themes to choose from, for example; Las Vegas, seaside, The Great Gatsby to summer floral. For my wedding, my husband and I chose a theme that was personal to us – Alice in Wonderland. We have both enjoyed both films (by Disney and Tim Burton) and have read the book. Deep down I think it is also part of each of our childhoods, reading fantasy stories and enjoying looking at John Tenniel’s illustrations. To add to this, we wanted a fun theme that would appeal to our adult and child guests.
Alice in Wonderland wedding stationery collection
I wanted my designs to have a ‘taste’ of Alice in Wonderland, using the rabbit character, heart icon and the queen’s crown only. Thus concentrating on the end purpose, that is for a romantic, informal wedding and not a fancy dress party!
I selected a ‘hand-drawn look’ font and chose colours that were a close match to my husband’s kilt, made in his family tartan. I also kept the images and text centre aligned (seems to be popular in wedding stationery) and added a chequered pattern on the reverse of the daytime and RSVP cards.
For the reception, I designed a seating plan and coordinating table character cards. The tables and decor were styled in Alice in Wonderland too. The overall effect was colourful and fun.
Seating plan,wedding cake and reception venue decorations
Other Alice in Wonderland ‘Tea Party’ invitations that I have found and liked, by Jag Nagra of Page 84 design
The cerise pink and gold colour scheme together with the type lock-ups really piqued my interest. They stand out very well against the clean white background. In addition, the way that the text and imagery fit tightly together create a visually satisfying composition and capture the fun and crazy element of the story.