Monday, 8 June 2015

Wedding table place card illustrations

Speculative illustrations for a client for wedding table place cards.
The brief was for a rustic theme, with a lavendar colour scheme, although examples were presented in both lavendar and black ink.

The tables are all named after obscure Lincolnshire villages, with a total of 12 place cards. To expand upon generic wedding place cards that could've just been acquired elsewhere, to make these unique, additional visual elements were incorporated into the designs. 
Pode Hole inspired by Alfred Bestall

For Pinchbeck, a Spalding Flower Parade theme involved a lucky horseshoe tulip wreath in keeping with the South Holland area and bulb industry heritage.
The groom's Grandfather's prizewinning racing pigeons adorn the top of this head table illustration flanked by paper windmills to reflect further on the surrounding Dutch influence landscape.

Burton Coggles
Burton Coggles, close to Bourne Woods and Grimsthorpe Castle and the surrounding rambling landscape offers a wildflower trail, along with caterpillars and butterflies.

 Cowbit, pronounced "Cubbit", lies between Spalding and Crowland, with an agricultural and rural corn dolly motif.

Long Bennington - Bees and star jam
Fosdyke - Willow trees and windmills for this estuary location 

Grimblethorpe explores its Viking heritage
Norton Disney with an amusement park / showbiz theme

Mavis Enderby

Mavis Enderby avoids traditional bird cage designs often found in wedding stationery and decorative products, instead going for a bird's nest and birdhouse design. Marriage shouldn't be a metaphorical cage, no!
Old Bolingbroke

A straight up lavendar wreath in a horseshoe design, finished with a gothic arch, decorated with hearts, and celebrated with a flypast from The Red Arrows.

Tydd Gote

Tydd Gote, located
in the Wash Estuary between Holbeach and Sutton Bridge is possibly the location of Bad King John's lost crown jewels, which is why Tydd Gote has a medieval shield design flanked by seaweed. Waves at the bottom represent the tide overcoming King John's baggage carriage, with his horse in peril in the waves, and the crown jewels in the sea. 
Love locks for the happy couple follow the treasure quest theme.

Dry Doddington
A straightforward swans, swirls, and dandelion clocks theme for Dry Doddington.

Hand illustrated holders

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