A few months ago I was asked by Michelle May, one of the lead designers at Checkerboard, if I would like to collaborate on an exciting project that she was working on for Checkerboard’s new Unveiled collection. Of course I said yes! Below is one of the beautiful collages that is part of this project which showcases their new line of stationary and I have to say from what I’ve seen the invitations are completely beautiful and very detailed! It’s probably best if I let Michelle tell a bit about the new collection…
“About the collection: Unveiled is a new Checkerboard wedding invitation album releasing this week at the New York Stationery Show. The immediate look of the book is so different, as it uses inspiration boards and beautiful imagery to set the tone for each ensemble. With images courtesy of Michele M. Waite Photography, Dom Miguel Photography, Cookie Creatives, Something Sweet by Michelle, and Sprout, beautiful collage boards make each suite come to life and create visual excitement, as each step of your wedding planning should be! The colorful collages of cool locations, wedding cakes, decorative cookies, and photojournalistic images were designed and inspired to capture the excitement and inspiration for each design by the artist. Each invitation suite may tell a story of your wedding; the planning, the gatherings, the parties, up to and through the main event of the wedding ceremony and reception. The common invitation text is taken to a new level with your excitement and personal connection to your guests in mind.”
And here’s a bit from the press release for the NY Stationary Show:
“Unveiled elevates the act of inviting through imagery and personal expression, making it a conversation between the couple and their guests. No longer are invitees mere spectators but rather they are now a part of the event just as they have been a part of the couple’s life. From stationery that tells the personal story of a couples first date, to coordinating note cards that add a distinctive and individual touch to an invitation, Unveiled welcomes your guests into the event as active participants..they may just become as excited as the bride and groom.
Unveiled features mindful juxtapositions of colors, from subtle tone on tone to bold pops of color such as vibrant corals partnered with aqua and bright watermelon on white. Fashion forward as always, we’ve expanded our extensive collection of envelope liners to include lively patterns such as whimsical balloons and antique maps along with luxurious imported Italian designs.
Unveiled has thought through all the little details that make a couple’s planning easier and their event more personal and unforgettable. Checkerboard invitations are sold internationally. Although this new line is not yet available to view online, you can visit your local stationer to see it in person.”
I thought that I’d start by sharing one of the beautiful boards that Michelle created. There are lots more but I figured that it would be best to enjoy them one at a time and also to spread the inspiration out over time…