time for another project spotlight!
liz and cole recently got married (just this past weekend, yay, woohoo, congratulations!), and the rinnykin team had a blast coming up with a sophisticated and distinctly new york design for their rehearsal dinner invitation. after doing some really fun work for liz’s bridal shower stationery (will post soon!), and their original nautical save the date, it was so special to be able to help design one of the last pieces their closest guests would receive before the big day.
the rehearsal dinner was held at the oh so swank, so chic locanda verde in tribeca (of mr. robert de niro fame). the groom’s parents (and fabulous hosts of this lovely soiree) wanted the invitation to tie into the luxurious feel of the wedding invitation, while still maintaining a unique, slightly more casual vibe. the space itself served as the inspiration – exposed beams, a beautiful stone fireplace, and long farm tables accompanied by the classically modern Le Marais chairs, not to mention the gorgeous secret garden views through the sky high french doors. everything ties together to create a truly magical and rustic space – accented simply with the warm glow of candlelight.
talk about a perfect jumping off point!*
recreating the warm, signature tablescape on paper was pure joy, as shown above.
ultimately however, the client and i agreed that since many people would be coming from outside of nyc and visiting locanda verde for the first time, the coolness factor of the custom handdrawn tablescape wouldn’t dawn on them until the rehearsal dinner.
so instead we went with a slightly more practical design which included a graphic map (for everyone coming from outside manhattan, and as a quick reference for the diehard new yawkers) and a sweet star to signify the magical event that was going to take place!
all in all a really fun project, for absolutely wonderful clients. and it sounds like it was a beautiful night, and a beautiful weekend. congrats again cole and liz and co.!
if you have an event coming up you’d like to really customize, by all means, reach out here! whether it’s a special venue, or a special pet, the rinnykin team specializes in custom illustration : )
*photo credit to noah fecks from the locanda verde site
names and information on invitations has been changed for privacy