wedding invitations - Elegant Scrollwork Ampersand

Tags: wedding invitations, ampersand, scrolling, elegant, retro, vintage, flourish, typography, 1930s

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  • Minted Nov 21, 2013
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This design was inspired from the simple beauty of the ampersand character and what it represents when a man and woman are joined in marriage. The ampersand’s curving lines, extending scrollwork, and pop of color, make it the centerpiece of the design.

tags:

wedding invitations, ampersand, scrolling, elegant, retro, vintage, flourish, typography , 1930s

colors shown:

Lemon, Navy, Yellow, Blue

fonts:

Naive Inline, Coquette

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Wedding Invitation

submitted on:

Nov 21 2013

Edited on:

Nov 21 2013

average score:

3.52

comments:

6

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Up Up Creative on Dec 9, 2013 at 6:53am
Up Up Creative
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ooh, nice! welcome to minted!!

Kimberly Morgan on Jan 16, 2014 at 6:27pm
Kimberly Morgan
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Congrats on your first win!

Phrosne Ras on Jan 17, 2014 at 5:37am
Phrosne Ras
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happy this won! congrats!

Snow and Ivy on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:06am
Snow and Ivy
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gorgeous!! congrats on your win and welcome to Minted!!!

Snow and Ivy on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:06am
Snow and Ivy
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gorgeous!! congrats on your win and welcome to Minted!!!

Lori Wemple on Jan 17, 2014 at 12:08pm
Lori Wemple
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Congrats on your beautiful win too! and a belated warm welcome to Minted!! :)

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Jill Means on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:50pm
Jill Means
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I love the ampersand illustration! I agree that the time of the ceremony is not really significant and doesn't need to be huge. If you want to make another item big, I would make the venue bigger instead, it's more interesting and important.

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Katharine Watson on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:50am
Katharine Watson
  • Minted May 25, 2011
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This is so pretty! It looks like the names might be a bit off center? Also, I think I would rewrite the text as "3 o'clock" or "3 o'clock in the afternoon" instead of using "PM". I love the ampersand design!

Phrosne Ras on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:58am
Phrosne Ras
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Hi there :) Lovely - bit of advise - I would keep the time small like the other bottom copy and Im wondering if the date is necessary over the design at all, perhaps add it to the bottom text and lose the banner. this is really a lovely design! (i misght also consider dropping the frame and moving everything down a bit )