Friday, October 15, 2010

Silhouette Seating Chart

Last year I was asked to create a seating chart for a bride that would incorporate the couples' silhouette and the feathery theme she was using throughout her wedding. The bride did wear feathers in her headpiece, but I saw no parrots flitting around the groom. 
It was one of the most unique weddings I have ever been asked to work on.

I started with the draft above, using the photo the bride sent to me below.
The bride is an artist and was a student at Parson's School of Design at the time we were working on this and had a very strong idea of what she wanted, so I was ecstatic when my sketch was approved! It is so hard working for another artist; trying to imagine what they visualize ~ but this bride was fantastic!

...and voilà ~ here is the final piece.

It was such a fun and lively wedding! As soon as I receive some of her wedding photos, I will do a featured wedding and tell you all about it, post her invitation suite ~ which was one of my all time favorites and show you the large, oversized menu I designed.


  1. I have been following along for some time now...And I just wanted to tell you I love your work!
    You are such a gifted artist!
    I always look forward to seeing what you've been doing!
    Have a fabulous weekend

  2. So original Dana and it looks like two creative minds worked together. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the ensemble. Hope all is well. XO

  3. This is wonderful Dana!!!! I remember the fun you had working on this project!

  4. I love how you came up with the idea of putting the parrot on his shoulder. Beautiful my friend. xo

  5. Lovely work Dana! "Your perch for the evening" - how clever is that? Your lettering and illustrations are beautiful!!

  6. Very cool! I agree -- "Your perch for the evening" -- very clever. Check my blog - couple of posts back - to see what my cousin's wife did for their son's wedding. The bride and groom wanted my soap for favors at the reception. They decorated them perfectly for a beach wedding!

  7. Beautiful Dana...I love it...the sketch, the layout, the feel of it...everything. It is lovely!

  8. Spectacular. How long did that take you to do?

  9. Absolutely stunning and a great capture of the couple!