Today I put all of our Deco elements together to create two beautiful wedding invitations based on the Disco Deco WeddingBrand Style Guide for Brent & Jacqueline. I received a gorgeous font for review from Paulo W at Intellecta Design called Invitation Script. It is a calligraphic superscript family that includes multiple variations for each letter as well as ornaments and fleurons. You could literally spend days playing with the possibilities. If that is not enough value, they currently have a special introductory offer of 25% off at MY FONTS. This was the perfect project for a font like this, as it would work as the fluid and elegant counterpart to the more hard-edged Deco fonts.
I created a lovely monogram based on lettering I found in the book, The Encyclopedia of Monograms by Leonard F. Lee, and decided to incorporate pearls à la Daisy Buchanan. How beautiful would this monogram look if it were pearlescent foil-stamped!
This first invitation is more formal and takes advantage of all of the variations of Invitation Script as well as its lovebird ornament. I kept the line spacing or “leading” tight so that it looks like it was hand-calligraphed. You could also use thermography on this one and that would give it an engraved look at a fraction of the cost.
In the second version, I paired Invitation Script’s ornaments with a revival Deco font called Arthur Cabinet which is also available at My Fonts.
Next up, I will put the Disco Deco Style Guide together for you.