My husband and I recently celebrated a combined wedding reception on the East Coast with my Father-in-Law and his new bride. Joe asked me to design a coffee mug with our names and wedding dates to be given out as wedding favors.
At first I was hesitant, because I thought it would be silly to do hand calligraphy on something that could be done by computer much more quickly and uniformly. Then Justin explained that I had creative license to design something between the names. Interest piqued.
I went with a Gothic Textura Quadrata hand with some cadel flourishes. I was sorely tempted to doctor up the results in photoshop, as numbers are a particular weakness of mine, but I let them fly with all their glorious imperfections. I then designed a fleur de lis within lined flourishes, and an infinity symbol featuring the word "Love." The mugs turned out quite nice.
|We're all sweaty after several hours of dancing (with crazy party favors!)|
|Laughing through the "posed" picture|
|Super sweet picture of my parents (notice the wedding favors on the table behind them!)|