Any cause for celebration is the perfect reason to throw a party – and designer Shannon DeCock decided to do just that when she was granted dual U.S.-British citizenship this past spring! Shannon drew inspiration from the two Durhams – her current home town of Durham, North Carolina and her mom’s birthplace of County Durham in England – and incorporated a custom plaid in shades of red and blue. So fun!
From Shannon: My mom was born in England and moved here when she was 20. Due to the laws in place at the time, I did not receive dual citizenship at birth – so I applied for my dual citizenship last summer. I took the oath this spring and thought it was the perfect excuse to throw a party!
I live in Durham, North Carolina, the Bull City, and, coincidentally, my mom is from County Durham, England. I thought it fitting for the two Durhams to collide — giving the Durham Bull a bowler hat and a monocle.
I also created a custom plaid for the back of the invitation. Although tartan is typically Scottish, I thought the pattern added a colorful pop to the back, and County Durham is pretty far north.
Thanks so much Shannon – and congratulations!
Photo Credits: DeCock Designs