Our illustrators studied photographs of the wrought iron on the Pontalba and drew a similarly styled balcony. They then crafted a cipher monogram, in the style of the wrought iron and inset Ellie Atherton’s initials. The color scheme of silver, white and soft pink was used to coordinate with party décor.
The wrought iron railings of the Pontalba building, built in the late 1840s, feature an “AP” cipher for Micaëla Leonarda Antonia Almonester, Baroness Pontalba.
Our illustrator studied the cipher letterforms of the original Pontalba ironwork, and created a hand drawn version for Ellie Atherton. Letterpress printing reinforced the dimensional nature of this monogram.
Rob Atherton, Eugenie Atherton, Ellie Atherton, Betsy Crusel and Hap Crusel, Photo by Josh Brasted for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Family, close friends, and debutantes gathered for a Jazz brunch honoring Ellie Atherton. The Joe Simon Jazz Trio played music during the luncheon in Arnaud’s dining room, festively decorated with pink and white balloons.
Photo by Josh Brasted Photo for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
MENU & TABLE SETTING
Scriptura designed menus, featuring Ellie Atherton’s wrought iron inspired cipher monogram to correspond with the invitation.