When one of my oldest friends announced that she was engaged to her long time partner, I jumped at the chance to contribute in some way to their wedding stationary. Coming from a massively talented and creative family, I knew she’d have offers coming at her left, right and centre, so I was massively touched when she asked me of all people to paint a map to be sent out to her guests with the invites.
As usual, I used watercolours to paint the background and buildings, before hand-lettering the roads, buildings and town names. To minimise the risk of making any irreversible mistakes, I did some editing on the computer and sent it off to her as a high-quality PNG file to get checked and printed. I was so nervous to hear what she thought and so it was such a relief when she came back to me with simply: “shit me, it’s gorgeous”.
I was even more chuffed when I received my wedding invite in the post, and saw how lovely it looked printed onto postcard sized cream card stock, and how perfectly it went with the rest of her wedding invitation suite. The artistic bride, with the help of her technologically savvy youngest sister, created the rest of the suite, which turned out just perfectly. The stationary fit so well with the colours and feel of the wedding day; with the bride and her family adding beautiful handmade touches here and there, like hand-lettered place cards (by the bride), a stunning three-tiered wedding cake and delicious biscuit wedding favours (by her sister).
If you’re interested in getting a custom map painted for your wedding or another special occasion, then head over to the wedding stationary shop to see more examples and to get a quote.