While there are countless things that define a person, their profession speaks volumes of their passion. It’s so interesting for a couple to personalize their nuptials from the start by adding a touch of ‘who they are’ in their wedding invitations. Ranjani Iyengar of Pink Whistle Man is an expert in the field of curating wedding invitations for couples looking out to personalize their invites by telling a story through elaborate text and beautiful hand-made designs. We picked our favorite wedding invitations created by Ranjani based on the couple’s occupations.
1. Tool Box
Since Neha and Kapil worked in the automobile sector and were looking out for an invitation that reflected their profession, the team at Pink Whistle Man came up with something unique. Ranjani shares, “If life is a highway, then a marriage is one of the vehicles tootling down, keeping a couple rolling forward. And like any machine, this vehicle will need some oiling and fixing to keep its parts in good condition and improve its mileage. We decided to turn this wisdom into a tangible metaphor in a light-hearted manner. The invitation and stationery reflected layers of underlying puns and cross-references.” The contents of the invite were laid out like an organized toolbox and included a spanner, hammer, nuts, bolts, a coolant, bike chain key holder, insurance papers, registration card license, and even a service manual.
2. Sewing Kit
The charming pastel pink sewing-box themed invitation included cross-stitch embroidery frames that were designed to state the couple’s wedding themes and details of the functions. The actress politician Nusrat Jahan first met Nikhil Jain when she was modelling for his sarees at Rangoli Sarees. The intricate craft of these frames symbolized Nikhil’s saree business, whereas the sketches on either side of these frames brought out Nusrat’s artistic side.
3. MRI Scan
Ranjani Iyengar of Pink Whistle Man took her creativity to another level with a wedding invitation for ex-Finance and Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar’s daughter. The bride and groom, both radiologists, were hosting a forest-themed reception, so the invitation had a tropical design on X-ray sheets and quirky medical terminologies printed on it such as MRI which stood for ‘Marriage Reception Invite.’ The invitation also came with a detailed prescription of enclosed ‘pills’ that resembled real tablets, but in reality, were a variety of edible seeds.
4. Floor Plan
This wedding invite was specially created for an architect couple and Ranjani of Pink Whistle Man built the concept around their vocation. For instance, the cover of the card represented a blueprint and had the couple’s names embedded as a part of the floor plan. The ‘made to measure’ touch was added for aesthetic appeal. The theme behind the invitation was to make a blueprint file holder with a set square pouch to hold the inserts for various functions which were in the form of elevation plans.
5. Art History Invite
When two Art History majors decided to tie the knot, their wedding invitation had to be nothing short of a masterpiece. Ranjani of Pink Whistle Man came up with a curation of legendary paintings from the couple’s favorite art movements that depicted various functions from their wedding. Their Welcome Dinner card which was themed ‘Under the Starry Night’ had the famous artist Van Gogh’s painting printed on it, whereas their wedding had the famous Arnolfini wedding portrait. The Mehndi was a waterside event depicted with water lilies by Monet and a classic Degas was used for the Sangeet. All these paintings had a major significance in their lives, which made their wedding invitations all-the-more special. What’s more remarkable is that all the invitations were hand-drawn from scratch.
6. Letters from Tagore
Talking about an innovative blend of different professions with a nostalgic touch of their hometown was this wedding invite of two Ph.D. holders, one in Maths and the other one in Physics. The bride was from Kolkata, and the groom from Bihar, Ranjani added Madhubani illustrations with lots of Math and physics equations. There were simplified summations, functions, integration, logs, variables, physics formulae and pie charts used to highlight the details of the events. She also ensured the illustrations and extracts printed on the invitations looked and felt authentic and vintage. The invites were sent out in old Manila envelopes similar to the ones that held Tagore’s letters.
7. Electrical Circuit
Ranjani at Pink Whistle Man made sure to add a spark to these electrical engineers’ upcycled wedding cards using old motherboards and keyboards that were incorporated in an electrical and programming language. Ohm Namo Narayana derived from the Ohm’s law was designed using electrical cable danglers. The highlight of the invite was a working electrical circuit with a cheat sheet. To finish it off, discarded keyboard parts and IC chips were used to seal the cards.