REHEARSAL DINNER INVITATION
The party truly begins with the invitation. For Britt and Byron’s rehearsal dinner, Scriptura developed a paper trousseau based on their mutual love of African landscapes and wildlife. Prior to deciding on a theme for the dinner, the groom’s family met with our creative team. During the course of the conversation Margaret became certain their passion for Africa would translate into dynamic illustrations.
DESIGNED TO TELL A STORY
Our creative team drew inspiration from the 1985 drama Out of Africa, cartouches from antique maps, and vintage storybooks. Research across these platforms converged to inform the Burkhalter’s custom monogram at the top of their invitation. Four intertwining B’s, for Britt Buchanan and Byron Burkhalter, marry into a symmetrical monogram possessing the visual unity of a celtic knot. The frame surrounding the letterforms, reminiscent of a compass rose, evokes a sense of exploration. Illustrations of two giraffes flank the sides of the monogram, nestled in the folds of a banner reading “Burkhalter”. Information typeset in a combination of subtly weathered script and structured capitals draws upon the natural landscape while maintaining a tailored look. A panoramic safari scene printed on handmade German paper spans across the invitation, bringing to mind a page from a vintage storybook. To complete the narrative, an antique French map of Africa serves as an envelope liner.
AFTER PARTY INVITATION
The corresponding after party invitation prompts guests to enjoy celebratory cocktails with a fitting illustration of wildlife drinking from a watering hole.
Britt and Byron’s custom monogram carried over into matching cups and cocktail napkins for the rehearsal dinner.
Custom notepads featuring our watering hole illustration and monogrammed gift tags made for a fun memento of the occasion.
REHEARSAL DINNER & AFTER PARTY
After seeing the invitations, the venue embraced the theme with gusto. To enhance decor, Scriptura provided menus, table cards, and the vintage map for the seating chart.
We were delighted to get mother of the groom, Kathy Burkhalter’s, account of the after party. Upon entering, guests walked through a staged jungle complete with wildlife noises and dramatic safari scenes. A smoking antique Jeep with a gorilla next to it flanked the driveway. The hosts draped their rotunda in netting and decorated with orchids, torches and casbah tents. Bartenders wore safari hats and life-sized African animal cutouts looked on from the surrounding shrubbery. It was the perfect post toast party to follow the stately seated dinner.
The couple shared some photos with us of their honeymoon in Africa, they clearly had two tons of fun!
LIFE IMITATES ART
This photo of two giraffes at the watering hole from Britt and Byron’s Safari honeymoon is the illustration from their invitation come to life.
This is one adventure we didn’t want to end. Thanks for taking us on safari!
ARZBERGER FREE ENGRAVING PLATE FOR STATIONERY
Now through July 12, 2017 Scriptura is offering Arzberger’s free engraving plate special with the purchase of stationery. Arzberger is known for the utmost quality in unique engraved stationery and an exquisite selection of envelope linings from all over the world. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Arzberger has been crafting beautiful stationery since 1922. Scriptura turns to the Arzberger album for customers with high design sensibility, and a desire for a coordinating stationery and calling card trousseau. Don’t you think it’s time you gave yourself the gift of stationery that suits your personality while benefiting from this fabulous sale?
SCRIPTURA’S NEWEST SIGNATURE RETRO TORNADO PEN
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Scriptura’s newest custom Retro 51 Tornado features our Laissez Crest design. Our design is inspired by the elaborate cartouches of antique maps and engravings, which we reinterpreted as a crest that embodies the celebratory nature of New Orleans. A charcoal background with black and gold embellishments surrounds the crest. Accents are brushed antique brass, and the pen body is printed in matte varnish. The label on the packaging features a representation of the full wrap of the design. These pens are limited edition with a production run of 300, $50.00 each. Doesn’t it make you want to pick up your stationery and write a note?
HELP THE GRADUATE STEP OUT IN STYLE WITH THE PERFECT GIFT FROM SCRIPTURA
A graduate in any field is sure to appreciate a gift certificate to create their own custom stationery at Scriptura. This gift is an opportunity to give something meaningful and truly personal, while ensuring it will speak to the tastes of the recipient.
BLIND EMBOSSED ITALIAN LEATHER WALLET
A gift for the graduate that makes an impression. Personalization is available for $10.00 with the purchase of any Bosca wallet at Scriptura. These wallets come in a wide array of leather colors, finishes, and layouts to suit a variety of tastes.
Our new letterpress jotter cards feature our signature illustrations ranging from Louisiana’s state bird, the brown pelican, to a poised fountain pen in charcoal grey. Paired with our favorite leather jotter holders, these offer an opportunity to create a personalized gift set in one visit.