at Goodwood House
The couple planned for many guests to join them over a weekend of celebrations at Goodwood House in West Sussex. Invitations were individually personalised and adapted depending on whether guests were staying the whole weekend, the whole day, or just the evening celebrations. Using self-addressed envelopes and personalised menu reply cards allowed the couple to easily coordinate whilst portraying their personality, values, and expectations for guests through defined and elegant pocket folder invitations.
The warm colour tones of the family house (built in 1616–17) embrace romance and glamour, which was the attraction for the couple. The estate mansion has royal connections and boasts the world-renowned Festival of Speed and a magnificent racecourse.
The prescribed palette was pink, gold, and cream, evoking nostalgia and romance and a link to the Ballroom at Goodwood. Masterpieces in gold gilt frames adorn the rose-pink walls within Goodwood House. ‘You should see the Ballroom, it’s amazing’. Said, Donna.
Thank you for making everything look so beautiful.
Donna and Fred Maplesden
on the day
The French style of Louis XV was an instant attraction to the couple. Blending these characteristics from the Grade 1 listed building was a significant consideration to successfully creating a contemporary and timeless style.
The Nineteenth Century etching of Goodwood House Scene In The Park became the hero of the stationery, along with racing prize cups.
The illustration continued through to the on-the-day pieces, which combined menus, a seating plan, table names, and an order of service booklet. A personalised menu wrapped around a napkin was used as an alternative solution to replace centre-piece menus and individual place cards.
Both lithograph and digital printing were used in conjunction with specialist die-cutting and stamping of the hot foil monogram.
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