The history of wedding cards makes interesting reading. Prior to the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1447, weddings in England were typically announced by means of a ‘ Town crier’ , a man who would walk through the streets announcing in a loud voice the news of the day. Traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration. As years went by, invitations emerged among the nobility and they commissioned monks skilled in Calligraphy in kingdoms of India, to hand-craft their notices on silk scrolls. Recent times have seen mass production of invitation cards using letter / offset press . Latest trends in vogue are perhaps ordering cards on line that are digitally printed, or using ‘E cards’.
In midst of all this the most coveted and sought after invitation cards are custom made, hand crafted cards from Pathway. Pathway has been specializing in this art of designing exclusive hand made cards, especially produced by the nimble fingers of special children and adults under the direction of Chandra Prasad. Recently, gold brocaded concentric cards were designed for the wedding of Sivaprakasam and his young bride. The couple were ecstatic to see the outcome. They were a bundle of joy as they received compliments for their highly innovative and colourful invitations.
Besides invitation cards, Pathway also offers a variety of highly affordable gifts that could be used for weddings and other special occasions. Exclusive hand crafted garlands for the bride and the groom, hand made flowers bouquet, exquisite jewellry boxes, designer trays, art objects, and many more are custom made articles are available for such glorious occasions.