Sometimes our favorite design projects are those that we began half-heartedly and unexpectedly fall in love with, providing a magnificent and memorable spin on the creative process. Just ask Design Corral’s Sue Corral. “I have a secret: I’m not a big fan of wedding programs,” she wrote me. “They are usually very last minute and clients tend to just run out of steam at that point, so it’s always refreshing when someone asks for something really special and unique for their program.
“This past June, I was lucky enough to work on one of those ‘no detail overlooked’ weddings along with The Wedding Library. This event was a fabulous and glitzy Art Deco wedding at Gotham Hall in New York City. Everything from the period bridesmaids dresses to the confetti cannons at midnight contributed to the Gatsby-like vibe, and we were happy to help glam it up with glitter-dipped menus, silver and gold foil printing and glittered washi tape on almost everything. I think I still have sparkles in my hair.
“Their beautiful wedding program is an accordion format, bound at the cover and back with double ply stock. The accordion itself is flat printed on a single ply cover stock so it had enough weight to hold the covers and keep it from being hard to handle. There are four panels in the accordion, plenty of room to hold all the important information. In keeping with their Art Deco theme, the cover was foil printed in silver and gold, and the whole thing was bound together with a simple silver elastic band.
Wow! It is elegant without being overbearing, every element carefully considered to fit into a small but mighty package. “Overall, the program was small enough to fit in a man’s suit pocket,” Sue recalled, finishing, “This just might be my favorite wedding program yet!”