danishtelegrams

Wedding Telegrams

Heirloom Family Treasures

This unusual project came about by a discovery in the attic. The client found century-old telegrams sent from Denmark to congratulate her grandparents on the occasion of their wedding in 1913. The grandparents were emigrants from Denmark to the United States. The congratulatory telegrams, a tradition in Denmark, are beautiful works of graphic art and were preserved perfectly. Lumino Editions created a custom clamshell box to house the thirty-six original pieces, each print was placed in a folder of archival vellum and the box was made with luxury bookcloth imported from Japan. The box also housed a handbound one-of-a-kind book that told the story of the discovery and offered translations of each telegram. In the bottom of the clamshell box is a "secret compartment" where the grandmother's original gold wedding band is kept. The entire production was a lovely gift to her niece who was married in the summer of 2014.