Some more print work today with a set of clean and contemporary wedding stationery, inspired by the streamlined lines of 1930s Art Deco design

When Melanie from Wedding planners Bellissimo Weddings got in touch to ask if I could help with some Art Deco-style invitations, I jumped at the chance! There’s something very satisfying about the clean, streamlined typography of that 1930s style – the strong geometric letter shapes and very structured layouts have been a timeless classic for wedding stationery, and for good reason!

Pieter and Roy also wanted a bit of an identity creating to tie everything together. I came up with something halfway between a logo and a monogram which incorporated their initials, reflected their love of cocktails, and tied in to the general aesthetic of their day with a splash of purple and a gradient rays pattern common to design of that era.

As well as celebrating their day at Bournemouth’s wonderful The Green House Hotel, the guys were having a follow-on event in South Africa a few weeks later. This required its own invitation, which when combined with an “Order of the Day” card and some oh-so-important drinks vouchers made for quite a comprehensive set!

The font just had to be House Industries’ Neutraface, inspired by the signage of 1930’s architect Richard Neutra and with a perfect balance between precise geometry and a warm and human feel. The final invitations were then printed on GF Smith’s iconic Colorplan paper, with a cotton-soft finish that complements the sleek type perfectly. Take a look at the finished product below…


Paper: A6 350gsm Colorplan White
Design: Swash and Fold
Fonts: Neutraface (House Industries)