Puneet Gupta Designs A Chess Inspired Wedding Invitation for Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli
by Madiha Khan Weddings | August 22, 2018 | News
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Harika has dedicated 18 years of her life to chess, being crowned the chess grandmaster of India. She starting playing chess when she was a child and decided to transform her passion into her dream. “We were keen on playing around with this concept and wanted to bring in the flavour of Harika’s dedication to the game. To represent this thought process, we decided to convert the invitation box into a chess game board and instead of giving traditional sweets, chess pieces were incorporated as wedding favours”, said Puneet Gupta. The invite has been crafted in such a manner that when the guests received the invites, they say – “Is this from Harika?” The chess themed invitation box is a parable analogy of Harika’s life and represent her most prized possession.
Being a modern bride, Harika’s invite had to reflect her hard work and ambitious life whereas Harika’s parents believed in inviting guests in the traditional Indian way. Harika has represented India in various countries and wanted to send out something that is modern yet creative. We decided to work on two different designs catering to the different group of guests being invited by Harika and her parents. “For Harika’s friends and close relatives we went for the chess theme wedding invitation and for her parents, we opted for a traditional and sober invitation design. In terms of design, both the invitations were opposite of each other yet had a faint similarity. The same modern logo and wedding hashtag were used in both the invites to create consistency and remembrance. The invitation box sent by Harika could be used a chess board with matching chess pieces sent out as favours. The one sent out by Harika’s parents was crafted on the lines of traditional outlook with tint of modern touch like Ganesha playing chess” he concluded.
“Harika has dedicated 18 years of her life to chess. I definitely waned to bring this flavour in. The invite was crafted keeping in mind that when Harika’s guests first see the invite they are awestruck with amazement and instantly connect it to Harika without looking at the bride’s name”- Designer Puneet Gupta.
Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli had two styles of wedding invitation; one a traditional invite and the other representing her passion.