I may have already mentioned before that I am currently up to my elbows in party goodies, right?
Well, I am. My wedding anniversary is coming up end of May and we are planning a Bollywood Bling Themed Party! The hubs and I have been putting up with each other (hehe) for nearly 6 years now and together for nearly 10, so we figured it's something worth celebrating!! :)
British society is totally immersed in Indian culture and it just so happens that Indian cuisine is one of our favourites! So while the hubs is in charge of the booze and entertainment (no, and it does not involve him doing his "Slumdog Millionaire" dance impressions....), yours truly is in charge of ...you've guessed it - party goodies and the grub!
I love cooking Indian food - It's minimum effort, maximum satisfaction to me. Had we been living in the UK, I would have ordered the dishes from our local restaurant (even less effort, toooootal satisfaction), but in France they "sugar coat" the spices to cater for the French palate and it's just not the same!
Hopefully, I can do it justice and everything will come together nicely so I'll be able to show you guys the party goodies and the details in their full glory soon. But for today it's just a sneaky peek into the invites and the party labels I've so far designed for the occasion.
This party theme has been the most personal and most intricate to design so far. I tend to design each an every single element in all my printable party collections, from the shape of the invites right down to the curvature of the elephants trunk and the jewels on his paws. It's a meticulous process that in my case, determines how the rest of the collection will fan out.
There are times when I design the icons and party elements by hand first and then transfer to the computer. For this Bollywood Party Collection, I got inspired and went straight to work on the computer, skipping the hand-sketches and drawings stage.
I wanted something that symbolised love, and what screams love more than the renowned Taj Mahal?! (A monument built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife). So inspired by the real thing, I came up with my own version....
This is the Taj Mahal if Bird had designed it - With pink hearts off course! hehe
The other element of this collection is a classic Indian blue elephant. This one is toootally inspired by Indian films/musicals/spices and Bling! With the turquoise blue, bright yellow, burnt orange and "electric" pink colour palette of the party theme running through.
To tie in the design, I have used a font that "translates" English and gives it an iconic.....Hindi make-over! I chose black to emulate henna tattoos! :)
I really like it how it's all coming together and am soooooo excited about this party ! Can't wait to come back to show you guys the complete party collection! Wish me luck, 'cause I have tons yet to do...
Have a great weekend (yep, I'm off already)!