Posted by: Lisa | March 3, 2009

A Modern Take on Double Happiness

Often times paying homage to one’s background comes up when a couple wants to incorporate elements of their culture into their wedding. Recently, I’ve had a bride-to-be who wanted to add a touch of Chinese inspiration to her invitations. But because her fiance is not, she didn’t want to have the Chinese elements be overwhelming.

I came up with a modern take on the Asian theme. It incorporates the character that means double happiness, one of the most recognized elements in a Chinese wedding. And since red and ivory happens to be in the bride’s color palate, that set the tone for the colors of the invitation.

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The double happiness character is used as a design element.
The color combination makes it stately and festive, and the choice of font mimics calligraphy.

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The invitation and RSVP sits inside a long pocketfold, which is then wrapped with
matching grosgrain ribbon, and topped off with a double happiness square.

Looks really elegant, doesn’t it?

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