Wedding Invitation

Wedding!!!! 

As an artist, I REALLY wanted to design my own wedding invitation. I mean, as much as I was super busy with other details for the special day, it's kind of expected from an artist, right? 

I wanted my theme to be different- but still Holy. Unique,-but clear to the viewer what it was. With the help of my mother, I settled on "Shaar Harachamim" 'Gate of Mercy' Jerusalem. ( Or "The Golden Gate".) One of the eight gates of the old city walls of Jerusalem.

This was the initial piece that was pain
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Not 100% thinking about the fact that it will be the invitation background, I started to draw and colour with ink straight away, in beautiful, bold, reds, oranges, blues and dashes of gold paint.

I then added a new section, with the same design of colours for any extra writing. Completing this, I realized it was all a bit too bold for a wedding invitation. Words would just get lost. 

That was when Malka a talented family friend, came to complete the design, with her brilliant graphic design skills.

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A sepia wash, a paper border, and an added backdrop of the colour of our choice...and presto!

She is a marvel, Malka.

Doubled it up, added some smart writing on for the wedding details. Hebrew for the guests and family in the Holy land. And we had our invite! 

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Halved it again, so we had a base for our 'thank-you's

Used a draft of the initial drawing of the gate, for the cover of our 'Birchat Hamazon'.

And voila! Designs complete.