They had this great room key shapes cut out of white acrylic, hung a lovely fringe tassel & I wrote teeny tiny in all caps in a matching color for the escort cards. Everything turned out super cute for this Dallas wedding!
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Oh boy, I am always honored to be asked to calligraphy wedding vows that will be hung in a new couples home. Usually, I work with past couples to make it a year anniversary gift (because the first anniversary is a “paper” anniversary).
This type of work can be very detailed and usually involves math, drafts and extra paper for the inevitable ink splatter or skipped word. Here are a few photos from the process! Usually, I suggest allowing plenty of time for this time of custom order. Since we want this original heirloom piece to be perfect. Typical turn around time is approximately 4 weeks.
The first way to start is with a ruler and calculator. I line my x-height as well as the borders I want to keep for framing. It also helps my eyes out and rule a few centering lines to work from on the draft and so I know how much movement needs to happen in the final piece.
The 2 pieces are actually ruled with the same x-height and with the same spacing. I just had to skip lines for the less dense text to make sure it filled the page the same. Lucky for me the rhythm of text worked out nicely for this approach to the density problem.
These were large! 16×20 in size using gold ink and my Mitty caps script. There was a difference in length for each piece so I adjusted the spacing to make them look a bit more balanced and equally “full”.
I finished the final calligraphy wedding vows off by hand tearing the soft cotton paper for fluffy edges. The result was lovely!
I had the joy of providing Parisian flourished calligraphy place cards for the gala dinner at The Inner Circle Experience this past week. For this special luxury vendor industry party, I thought it was fitting to flex my calligraphy muscles a bit.
I worked with the talented Ceci New York to make these as dramatic as the menus she designed for the event. Each flourish is completed by hand.
Since the location was a classic Paris ballroom, I had to use my ornamental penmanship and flourish the cards in a classic way! This style is similar to Spence on my website with extra fancy capitals and swirls wherever they fit 😉
Naturally, gold on cotton is super luxurious & perfect for this event. Look how it shines! The lighting of the chandeliers reflected just perfectly to look dramatic on the table setting.
Want cards like this for your event? Just send an email, I’m happy to help!
The wedding invitations were so lovely in a palette of light blue, green, white and gold.
I addressed the wedding envelopes in grass green using my classic Olivia script. Isn’t the watercolor on the invitation gorgeous?!
The day of items were super special because the bride is an equestrian so we incorporated winners ribbons to create the seating display.
I used the Olivia script and white ink to write the guest names directly on the ribbons and the number went in the center circle. It all turned out so lovely!
And just a little behind the scenes for you – ink and ribbon isn’t always a good mix so we have to “prepare the surface” in calligraphy speak. So a little insiders secret is to lightly coat with hairspray to make it a bit less slick & accept the ink without bleeding!
Since I am a Texas wedding Calligrapher- extreme hold is always a necessity 😉