Emily & James

This glamorous affair held in the grand and expansive New York Public Library was peppered with the quirky and personal touches of the bride and groom.

Using scans of botanical illustrations from 19th century Victorian books, we created several pieces of event stationery that doubled as a beautiful wayfinding system for the guests.

The illustrations were labeled by hand in custom mixed green ink, using fanciful block capitals inspired by the original lettering in the book. Folded place and escort cards were written in elegant Spencerian script calligraphy in grey, with the same block capitals on the inside designating the table name and number.

Calligraphy: table markers, menus, place cards, escort cards, reserved seating signs, envelope addresses

Venue: The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue

Wedding designs with Victorian botanical illustrations and hand calligraphy |
Botanical illustration wedding menu, escort card and place card in calligraphy |

Menu, escort card and place card

Botanical illustration wedding menu and table marker in calligraphy |

Bordered cards for the menus and non-bordered for table markers

Yarrow botanical wedding card with calligraphy |
Phasmatodea wedding card with calligraphy |

Card close-ups. The Phasmatodea stick bug was used for the bride and groom's sweetheart table!