When Jennifer approached me to design a customised wedding invite for her and her fiancé, I was thrilled. Stephane is French but grew up in Asia while Jennifer is Chinese and they wanted a design that reflects the Chinese tradition well.
In this piece, I took inspiration from traditional Chinese paintings and explored the incorporation of a portrait as the centre piece. Going for a modern, minimal and clean look, while retaining traditional Chinese elements, the portrait was done with textured brush strokes to capture the beautiful and raw emotions of the bride and groom. I kept the strokes light and numerically, as little as possible to provide sufficient resemblance of the two yet allow room for imagination for the receiver. Stephane can also be identified with a slight butt chin and tousled hair to accentuate his French origin. Additionally, to bring out the unity between the two, they can be seen embracing each other in bliss.
With the portrait and names in calligraphy being more abstract and fluid, I pulled the piece back together with centred guiding lines in red and a complementary sans serif font.
Of course, not forgetting the classic red ink stamp with the word "囍" to further accentuate the Chinese tradition and a strategic placement of the word "光臨" to balance out the composition.
They later re-engaged my services for a menu design and Thank You email design (not pictured) for their lovely guests.
A big thank you to Jennifer and Stephane for trusting their design needs in me and heartfelt congratulations to them both.