I know a while back I mentioned that I have a lot of mid-century greeting cards (of which only a handful are really usable, alas), and I also know that I may have mentioned that there was a lot of bridal shower-related content in that batch.
With bridal showers comes weddings and wedding bells, and I figured you’d appreciate some wedding bell content, for some reason. On with the show!
I like the simple colour scheme in this card, though I didn’t appreciate the texture when I was cleaning it up. Huff, pout, etc. The little bit of colour could be knocked out and replaced if that was your thing, though. I’m reminded of newspaper wedding announcements, with their simple monochrome drawings, even if this is a gift card. The bells would be fun on their own without any of the flowers or lace.
These bells are silver foil on a pretty pink background, paired with greenery and ribbons and roses. This graphic is so lovely and doesn’t go overboard on detail, which is nice, and especially appropriate for an image that isn’t part of the main body of the card.
“For Your Wedding” makes use of plenty of delicate blossoms and lots of pale pink. The faint pattern on the bells is a nice touch and not too overpowering—it helps draw everything together, even though I likely would not have used it. Some of the petals look like hearts!
I often find foil and metallic elements on mid-century cards, which is a nice way to help the design stand out in minimal-colour designs like this one. Look, I’m drawn to anything that’s shiny, I can’t help myself, it’s just who I am. Blue and gray is a very interesting choice.
Get it? “May Your Marriage Be The Doorway to Future Happiness”? And it’s on a door? Ha, ha, ha, funny. I do like that the colour scheme is mostly pink and green, there’s something fresh and spring-like about that combination. It’s lovely. The little touches of gold are nice, too.
Do you notice any patterns here? I do! Wedding-related cards use bells a lot, and although the most common flowers that get used happen to be roses, there’s often a bit of variety. This batch had roses and cherry blossoms and… mystery flowers. Some of the plants in the top image remind me of poinsettias, which are kind of unusual for wedding flowers.
I think more vintage wedding cards should have alligators, but that’s just me. Nobody said I had great taste.
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