Posted by Jayme Smith Murray - Color and Design Expert:
IVORY, GOLD, and ACCENTS OF BLACK
From a vintage topper adorning your cake to a script font on your favor, there’s something inherently classic about incorporating a decorative element into the details of your wedding. I could easily see a program cover or save the date designed as illustratively as the vintage Philadelphia Art Studio sign (upper left-hand corner), or an invitation that combines serif, script, and decorative fonts as lovely as the Alembic Bar logo. Simple palettes, such as black, ivory, and gold, allow such decoration to shine without feeling too overdone. Consider having the ornamentation on your stationery blind-embossed, a letterpressed technique that makes an impression on the paper without using ink. Embossing delicate frames like those on the tin types (bottom left and right) onto your stationery elements would set the stage for the most elegant affair! Will you be incorporating decorative elements into your wedding details?
Top row, from left: Art Studio Imprint on a vintage photograph from the flickr collection of JoAnne Ouellette; Cake topper from "Martha Stewart's Wedding Cakes" book; Logo for the Alembic Bar in San Francisco; Headline from our "Pastel Cakes and Confections" story, Spring 2007; Paper bird from Cotton Bird Designs; Beethoven album cover from the flickr collection of Erik Nitsche; Tin types photographs by Laurie Frankel; Bride photograph from our "In Perfect Shape" fashion story, Summer 2006.