This morning I'm handing over this sweet Irish blessing to a lovely Irish groom who's getting married this Saturday and he commissioned me to do this as his gift for his bride. How sweet - and timely - is this?!
On today's to-do list is a trip to Lark Press. I must remember to bring limited cash and the debit & credit cards at home. Oh sure, my main purpose is to drop off invitation designs for letterpress printing but Jean has such great things in her shop! It's hard to just walk straight to the back without being distracted. Wonder where I can find some blinders...
Here's a picture of on what Jean's going to work her magic, camera ready invitations.
"But Alesia," you say, "I can't read the one on top!" Damn skippy, you can't, unless you read Danish! The bride, originally from the Pacific Northwest, went to Denmark as an exchange student and fell in love. Therefore, invites in English and Danish! I have fun working in a language I don't understand because then the letters and words are just design elements and I'm not reading. (I am now fascinated with the word 'klokken' - writing it and saying it. ) The plan is to have the invite cropped so some of the flourishes and letters are cut to the very edge, with some strokes just floating into space. That's part of Jean's magic. I cannot wait to see - and feel! - these once they've been letterpressed! The very thought makes my pulse quicken!
The bride & I are working via e-mail as she's there, I'm here. She is sooo much fun, and I'm learning a lot about wedding traditions in Denmark. The most entertaining tradition came up when I asked what, if any, her wedding colors were. It's tradition in Denmark for the groom to pick out the bride's bouquet and flowers. The bouquet is then placed at the entrance to the church awaiting the bride's arrival. I think the bride said it best "This tradition usually either elicits an 'aawwww' or an 'Oh my God, are they nuts?' from my American girlfriends." I must see pictures from the wedding to see how the groom did.