Vision for Gay Wedding Invitations

We’re opening up a new chapter in weddings as more and more gay couples are legally getting married. It’s an exhilarating time.

I was just chatting with a very talented event planner Katie Rose. It seems that so many wedding visuals are feminine – from guest books to invitations. Now we have an opportunity to create a whole new tone and vision for weddings for a new group of people getting married. It’s incredibly exciting.

Rugged

I like to think of a more masculine aesthetic as ‘rugged’ and I’ve turned to folk art for inspiration. I created a very bold invitation suite using Hungarian folk art. As many of you know, my father was Hungarian and I grew up surrounded by gorgeous Hungarian embroidery. I even remember writing a report on Hungarian folk art in elementary school.

a wedding invitation for the marriage of two men

Romantic

Are you under the mistaken impression that men aren’t romantic? I find that men’s romantic side translates into more robust look – less lace or chiffon, more damask or brocade. I’ve been musing over how to transform that into a wedding invitation – which gives a peek at my process.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Willow Tea Rooms

I’ve been thinking ‘architectural’ and really love Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose look is similar to Frank Lloyd Wright. His aesthetic is strong yet voluptuous. With a change in the
color palette – probably using deep, rich colors –  I can use this as a jumping off point to capture a masculine romantic mood. Stay tuned for more as this develops.

 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Willow Tea Rooms

 

I’m excited to be involved in creating gorgeous wedding invitations for gay weddings. It’s a heady time.

 

 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh