A Wedding Invite, Pondy Style
A local wedding invite found its way to my office desk a few weeks ago. I was totally fascinated by the visual mix of French Colonial, Catholic, Tamil, and Hindu, the perfect representation of what Pondicherry is all about. The cover is Hallmark, a floral cliche image, pink roses and the rest:
Page 1 goes back to one colour printing. It shows a colonial looking couple, with the white wedding dress and everything:
Note the cross at the top of the second page, and the couple putting garlands on each other near the bottom. Using flower garlands is an important ritual in a Hindu wedding, however it is used here as a symbol only.
A thali with an envelope, another illustration that decorates the wedding invitation.
Illustration detail - couple putting flower garlands on each other. I really love the detail here although it looks typical, the stark and simple lines make it stand out.