Calligrapher on Instagram

Hi Friends!  I’m sure you have noticed that I am doing big blog posts less frequently… That’s because I am doing more quick shots of day to day and sharing quick photos on instagram.  Find me there weekly @nicoleblackcalligraphy

And… a teaser of what has been going on over there!

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{ps} if you are a facebook lover or twitter fanatic… instagram has helped me keep posting on all the social sites while keeping my sanity so you can see my posts in those locations too!

Style Me Pretty Calligrapher – San Jose Photoshoot + Mayhar Design + Taylor Lord Photography

You guys – this is one of the dreamiest photoshoots in such a beautiful location.  The entire team did an outstanding job – you can see all the photos here on Style Me Pretty.

Don’t you love the gown?  Oh and the beautiful florals!

California Calligraphy

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The Talented Team:

Photography: Taylor Lord Photography | Design: Without Wax, Katy | Design: Mayhar Design | Floral Design: Katy Bohls Of Without Wax, Katy | Cake: 2tarts Bakery | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Antique Pewter, China And Silverware: La Belle Vie | Custom Dress Cape: Kathleen Lothringer | Dining Chair And Velvet Stool: Furbish | Hairpiece: Lacielle Rose | Lace Table Drapery: Heirloom Bed Company | Location: Mission San Jose | Makeup And Hair: Beauty And The Blush | Match Pewter + Monogrammed Linens: Lin Marche

Wedding Calligrapher – Lana + Colin in United Kingdom

Oh my, summer is here and preparations for the fall wedding season are in full swing.  It made me a bit reminiscent of one of my weddings from last September for Lana and Colin.  Their beautiful invitation suite was foil printed on a 4 ply grey paper and edged in gold.  I just love the combination they chose of Dylan and Mitty for their styles… and the fun dotted envelope liner.

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There are more pictures of the lovely place cards, menus, and bourbon tasting signs around… but I can’t seem to find the wedding photographer information!  The whole affair was a lovely throwback to a 20′s/Gatsby style dinner party in a gorgeous house with a very large dining table. As you can see – guests were encouraged to wear hats and dress for dinner. :-)

Corporate Calligrapher – Capital One at Amelia Island

Earlier this year I had so much fun writing on 200 sand dollars for a corporate retreat.  Capital One visited Amelia Island and I created a little souvenir at one of the dinners.  Gold ink and my Kegan style was used on this.

sand dollar calligraphy

Hong Kong Calligrapher – Genevieve + Derek in Sri Lanka

This international couple is living in Hong Kong but had guests attending their wedding from around the world so they decided to go ahead and make it a destination wedding on the beaches in Sri Lanka.  I just love what Delphine Press did with their save the dates and invitation to represent the beachy paradise.

Sri Lanka Calligraphy

Wedding Calligraphy Hong Kong

California Calligrapher – Esla Events + Aerialist Press

It is always a joy to work with wonderful planners and beautiful designs… this wedding provided just that.  Esla Events planned Kathryn and Joseph’s beautiful affair and Aerialist Press created the most modern designs to partner with the stunning mountain location.

Wedding Calligraphy California

I grabbed a few of the stunning photos by Cliff Brunk off the Esla website – check out the full wedding here!

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Dallas Calligrapher – Escort Tags

I loved working on these escort cards to be hung from lanterns as you entered the reception.  They were so large you could actually read them!  And the lettering was a bit of a fun variation from my normal.  Plus, how much do you love the pretty floral design?Escort Card Calligraphy

Virginia Calligrapher – Snippet & Ink Feature

I love working with the team at Rock, Paper Scissors in Charlottesville and these Virginia weddings have the best backdrops!

Viginia Calligraphy

For this special couple I provided lettering for a gorgeous quaker marriage certificate, cake menu, drink menu, place cards, escort cards, table signs and more!  Check out the full wedding on Snippet & Ink because they are lovely! Sarah Jane Winter did such a great job capturing the love at this one.

Virginia Calligraphy

Virginia Calligraphy Snippet & Ink

Virginia Calligraphy Snippet & Ink

Gosh I love that long table – don’t you?

Virginia Calligraphy - Marriage Certificate

Vendors:

Photography: Sarah Jane Winter / Venue: Inn at Old Virginia in Staunton, Virginia / Videography: Austin Briggs / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Tie: General Knot & Co. / Groom’s Shoes: Alden Wing Tips / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ghost UK, Weddington Way / Stationery: Andy Luce / Floral Design: Southern Blooms / Music: The Hunts / Catering: The Local / Cake: Favorite Cakes / Day of Paper Goods: Rock, Paper Scissors / Calligraphy: Left Handed Calligrapher / Makeup: Chris10 / Tent: Skyline Tents
Read more at http://snippetandink.com/isabel-james-rustic-elegant-wedding-at-inn-at-old-virginia/#gpAms2mMzYWPjCfY.99

Dallas Calligrapher – Four Seasons in Black & White

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with a bride from Paper and Chocolate who married last month at The Four Seasons Las Colinas.  She kept her invitations classic in black and white from Bella Figura.  I used a new style that will soon be available and visible on the styles page!

Smock Calligrapher

Texas Calligrapher – OnceWed + Heather Hawkins Photo + Bows & Arrows + Stefanie Miles

Well as you can see by the post title, this is a good one.  It’s not often I get to be part of such an all star cast in one place – but you can bet I jumped on board when I found out who was involved with this inspiration shoot.  Heather Hawkins captured the most beautiful images in a recent inspired shoot at the beautiful Trinity Institute in Tehuacana, TX.  Stefanie is such a rock star at styling – had trouble picking my favorites to share here before you hop on over to Once Wed to see the full gallery.

Texas Calligraphy

This has to be it – so stunning.

And a few shots from the paper pieces I created – I use a lovely dark blue ink on an off white paper with slightly torn edges in a loose version of the Mitty Style.  The “invitation” was actually a letter of invitation (love it!) and the place cards were set inside the forks with first name only. Everything just rang intimacy and family down to the last detail.

Dallas Calligraphy

National Calligrapher

The Vendors:

Photographer: Heather Hawkins | Designer & Stylist: Stefanie Miles | Floral Design: Bows & Arrows | Hair & Makeup:  Tracy Melton Artistry | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Gowns: Monique Lhuillier provided by Warren Barron Bridal | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab