Designed by
Williams, Hadiya, American, born 1978
Subject of
Lewis, Shantrelle P., American, born 1978
Lawson, Tony Oluwatoyin, born 1978
ink on paper with card stock, wax and string
L x W (closed): 11 × 4 1/4 in. (28 × 10.8 cm)
L x W (open): 11 × 8 7/16 in. (28 × 21.4 cm)
Wedding program designed by Hadiya Williams for the wedding of Shantrelle Lewis and Oluwatoyin Lawson. The program has an outer maroon cover and inner white pages folded in half and bound with black string. A golden wax stamp with lion insignia is placed on the front cover. The lion is in silhouette standing on its hind legs, one leg rests on a crescent moon while his arms hold a sun with radiating rays. The inner pages have text in silver ink. The first page has silhouettes of a man on the left and woman with an afro hairstyle on the right, both in profile and facing each other. Below the silhouettes, three lines join to make a "V" shape design with the letter [Z] in the center, surrounded by the wedding date, [11/19 / 20/16]. Below the silhouettes, the bride and groom’s names are printed in cursive, reading [Shantrelle / & / Oluwatoyin]. The bottom of the page has the wedding date and place, [NOVEMBER 19, 2016 / NEW ORLEANS, LA]. The second page, on the left, has [the Ceremony] schedule. The third page, on the right, list the members of the wedding party titled, [THE / ROYAL COURT OF / ZAMUNDA]. The final page has two lists of [THANK YOU] and [ADDITIONAL VENDORS]. The back of the program is blank.
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
African diaspora
Graphic design
Marriage customs and rites
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hadiya Williams
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 2016 Hadiya Williams
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