I cherish any opportunity I get to work with the incredible Jose Villa. He is a true professional and his commitment to excellence always inspires me. I was especially honored to help plan and design his workshop in Tuscany Italy in 2013.
The 17th century regality of Villa Cetinale inspired our design. I felt a carefully selected shade of deep plum befitted an occasion at the elegant villa. Used as an accent color against a palette of ivory, cream and rich beautiful gold, it struck just the right note of royalty and romance.
The invitations and day-of materials on natural, antique-feeling papers with matte gold calligraphy took a note from Old World Italian documents. Designed with A Day in May and Tara Jones Calligraphy, we also decided to print our menu/placecards on deep plum card stock with guest names calligraphed in gold. They photographed beautifully on the dining table against the plum taper candles.