Closing Up Shop – December 1

Hi All,

A quick PSA.  I have decided to close up my shop on December 1 for a holiday and refresh.  I’m not sure when a possible re-opening will be, but, one thing I know for sure is:  none of the current products will be offered again.  So in a farewell celebration – I am offering free shipping on all US orders placed between now and the closing date (yay you!).  Order now, free shipping has already been applied and thanks for the support!

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Event Calligrapher – Tiny Envelopes

Sometimes a tiny person requires a tiny envelope.  These pretty little grey envelopes for a baby shower are so sweet.  I love the grey on grey and use of my Dexter style to keep it legible… and fit everything in that small 3×4 space!


Dallas, Texas Calligrapher

Wedding Calligraphy Signature Drink Signs

I shared this wedding back when it was published on Style Me Pretty but wanted to revisit because it was just a stunning sign for the Signature Drinks.  Love, Love, Love the hand illustrated floral to match the brides invitation + the pop of white on blue!


Calligraphy by me – Kegan style, white ink on blue paper

Wedding Calligraphy Signs

Dallas Wedding Calligrapher – Taura + Matthew Dallas Reception

Last summer I had the joy of working with Taura on her wedding and reception invitations.  Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get any photos of the marvelous wedding invitations completed by Momental Designs – each one was touched by hand watercolor for the 13 person ceremony in Colorado.  But I did manage to get a few of the Dallas, TX reception to share with you.  These were printed by the always lovely Oblation Papers.  Let me just tell you – I had the pleasure of meeting them in New York 2 years ago and each piece is stunning.  You can see how great and crisp the letterpress impression is on their handmade papers.

Calligraphy by yours truly – Keegan style in black ink with the staggered layout.

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Fort Worth Calligrapher – 360 Weddings + Sara Donaldson Photo + Shannon Shultz Events

Friends, it is always a dream to work with a team that places value on the paper products for a magazine photo-shoot and this one was no exception.  The concept came from Shannon with generous liberties to be creative.  I used my new script, “hayden” and love the tone on tone of the invitation with the soft edges, the soft blue and white paper and movement that it came together as.  Turkish inspired, Shannon and Sara really did a magnificent job of creating a space that is full of color, life and celebration.

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Gosh it’s just one of those dreamy settings that makes you want to sit, talk, drink and eat until the sun rises again.  Intimate, comfortable and joyful.  Thanks to 360 West Magazine for the feature!



Cheese cake: Magnolia Cheese Company
Floral: Enchanted Florist
Clothing and jewelry: You Are Here
Photography: Sara Donaldson
Coordination: Shannon Schultz Events
Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher
Lighting design: Inside Image Creative Design
Ivy chandeliers: made with Sara Donaldson’s blood, sweat and tears… ha! (seriously)

Charlottesville, VA Calligrapher – Published on Snippet and Ink

I wanted to share with you all a gorgeous personal wedding I had the joy of working on that was published on Snippet and Ink this year.  Working with the girls at Rock, Paper, Scissors is a dream and they always use my calligraphy in the best ways.  Isabel and James had a custom logo created that carried through the paper products: program, menu, signs, Quaker marriage certificate and seating cards.  I just love how everything turned out and to see more visit snippet and ink here!

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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

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!

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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.

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