Gavin & Arek Wedding Invitation
Gavin & Arek's Wedding
I was asked by the delightful Gavin Anthony to design and produce an Invitation for his Wedding (Civil Partnership) to Arek Rokicki in the Summer.
Gavin has a love of Medieval & Tudor history and heraldry (as have I!) so we took that as the starting point for the design, particularly as the ceremony and reception are taking place in the fabulous Middle Temple Hall (off Fleet Street), which is perhaps the finest example of an Elizabethan Hall in the country.
101 feet long and 41 feet wide, it is spanned by a magnificent double hammer beam roof. Begun in 1562 when Edmund Plowden, the famous law reporter, was Treasurer of the Inn, it has remained virtually unaltered to the present day. I used the architecture of the Hall to act as a frame for the design. The walls of the hall are literally covered in hundreds of heraldic designs, so I have alluded to that here, with the shields of England (Gavin) and Poland (Arek) at the top in the beams. The Lamb & Flag is the symbol of the Middle Temple.
I have removed the date and RSVP details - hence the spaces!
The image was printed as a two colour separation on high quality slightly off-white card. The colours were inspired by those on the Middle Temple Hall website, and the works of Edward Bawden.