Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Chap & Chapette, based in New Delhi, India! Enjoy:
How did you get started doing wedding invitations?
The Chap & Chapette story began with an inspiration of 17th century Europe’s hand crafted invitations and stationery that was the privilege of a chosen few. Reviving the heritage of global cultures, C&C celebrates the fine art of design in wedding invitations and social stationery. Set up in a country style farmhouse, C&C’s design house and store is located in the confluence of rich Indian luxury and the historic British Raj state of Delhi, India. Our artisanal design house creates social stationery, invitations and packaging. Drawing on its rich heritage and knowledge of art, writing and printing methods C&C creates memorable design collections. Chap & Chapette is a hat-tip to fine gentlemen and hatted ladies.
Read the full interview after the cut!
What is your favorite color combination?
Our artisanal design house collaborates with people to savor, reflect, explore and discover their identity through their wedding invitations and social stationery. Each design is based on storytelling specially crafted to reflect personal identities that are individualistic, memorable and timeless. The color stories are part of the process of visual storytelling. Although in context to the invitation suite, our favorite color combination is dusty rose and powder green.
What is the most unique invitation you have designed?
Each invitation suite is a magical journey of art, design and traditional printing techniques. One of the many unique invitations at C&C is for a birth celebration in a vintage countryside fair recreated with the French grandeur of Cirque De Soleil. At C&C we believe that an invitation not only sets the tone for the event but also creates a history of social etiquette for families and cultures. This invitation was beautifully crafted in many layers- a poetic storytelling creating the mood of the event, announcement in the form of historic beckoning, a custom made crest for the event and a unique vintage circus tent format.
Do you have a favorite typeface?
Typefaces in Chap & Chapette invitations and stationery are timeless, memorable and contextual to the invitation text. Our signature typeface for C&C’s communication is in the family of Goudy.
What is the most bizarre request you have received?
Every request is unique and a delightful challenge to use our design philosophy at C&C. We once had a bride’s request to create custom packaging for a life-size brass swan for gifting along with wedding invitations to carry the theme of the wedding. We created an exquisite package in swan fur white and champagne gold.
Ampersand or the word “and?”
Depends on the personality of the bride and groom and the context of the invitation wording. We also sometimes do a combination of ampersand for the bride & groom, ‘and’ for their parents. We always find a story to tell in every detail of the invitation.
Any advice for brides?
Wedding Invitations and Social Stationery mark the beginning of creating a new identity for brides with their grooms. We encourage brides to embrace their individuality and create unique reflections of themselves in their wedding stationery. Brides are like a peach, cherry or a damson and each of them have a unique identity.
Do you offer more than just stationery?
Our design house has created identities for eminent people to large institutions, packaging for weddings to luxury brands, coffee table books to brand languages for global corporate brands. With a specialized focus on wedding stationery, we are delighted to extend our products and services to create fine visual languages across the globe.
Lovely work, thank you for sharing! For more information about Chap & Chapette, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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