This week has been a tough one. We mourned the losses caused from the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Then we mourned the losses and damage caused from the chemical explosion in the (beloved) town of West, Texas. This little phrase has played over in my mind through the week. To hope and have courage.
I also wanted to show my other lovely design for Bella Figura this year – Aquinnah.
This one is a combination of Mitty and capitals. The feeling is so different from the last with printing in navy and powder blue. It is perfect for a destination wedding – whether it is a fancy chateau outside of Paris or a simply lovely beach front wedding. It really is a universal design and has a feeling of being written by hand – like a love letter to your guests.
Did you know each Bella Figura design can be customized? You can change the fonts to include all mitty or more capitals. So many options!
photos by Bella Figura
Wedding season is in full swing! And I have 2 new invitation designs with the lovely & wonderful Bella Figura.
The first is…. awesome. I used the mitty font in classic black and jazzed it up by placing all the lettering on an angle and adding touches of copper (yes, real copper!) for an accent. Let me tell you – in person this suite (Gracieux) really shines.
Place your order now. And for those of you who say – how long does a calligraphy invitation take? My rule of thumb is: allow 3 weeks for designing with Bella Figura, 2 weeks for printing and 2 weeks for calligraphy addressing. It is better to be early because rush fees can add up!
Photos provided by the wonderful Bella Figura.
Wow – I was so privileged to work with such a great group of creatives on this unique style shoot. Think: Metallic, sequins, desert, soft and dreamy. Plus, it was all captured on film by the oh so talented Taylor Lord. A couple photos below – but check out the whole feature on 100 Layer Cake here.
Many thanks to the fabulous Lindsey Zamora for including me and this fantastic group for putting together something special.
Photographer: Taylor Lord Photography / Creative direction + styling: Lindsey Zamora / Flowers: Sprout / Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher / Invitations: Studio SloMo/ / Rentals: Marquee Rents / Dress one: Alberta Ferretti / Dress two (sequins): Aidan Mattox/ Model: Avery with Wallflower Management
Wow – with the big day of love 1 week away I thought I would have a flash sale for an original print with some of my favorite song lyrics from The Postal Service.
Written on nice black paper with pink shimmer ink – this is modern and romantic… and a daily reminder to have a movie type ending to each day. Each piece measures 5×7 and is an original work of art.
Purchase now for USD $20 + shipping, all orders will ship priority mail on Saturday, February 10 for delivery by Tuesday, February 12, 2013*!
*Delivery based on shipping times for the continental united states.
I’m a big fan of hand delivered invitations. This summer I worked with Fluent Dallas addressing some very special invitations to their concierge services. Each one contained a personal access code – fancy.
We kept the lettering classic in black ink and modern with the Kegan style.
Today I am loving the gold and black for a lovely anniversary party. The square invitation (and monogrammed belly band) in black and gold works perfectly with the gold ink on black envelope.
I love being a Bella Figura calligrapher. They are wonderful to work with, their bamboo papers are heaven to write on and the designs have such a great range of aesthetics. Also, because of them – I get to work with the coolest clients.
This summer, I was asked to address these envelopes for an Austin, Texas bride and groom. The patterns and colors are wonderful and made me want to run away to the beach.
Matching ink color & Mitty lettering.
Last summer a little end of summer bash was thrown and I had the joy of addressing the envelopes. Since this was not a wedding, and the envelopes were black, we decided to do something a bit more casual while still pretty. I did a play on the old teaching Palmer style and was quite happy with the look.
Meredith and Julian married at the Greenbrier in West Virginia and it was a beautiful wedding! You can see photos from the entire weekend on their Style Me Pretty feature. I had the pleasure of working on the rehearsal dinner calligraphy. We did table numbers, seating cards, food signs and directional signs – all in glittering gold on deep black paper. Everything turned out beautiful. All photos are provided by the talented Christian Oth Studio.
I LOVE seeing the bride & groom looking for their seating card at the event! So wonderful.
Isn’t their wedding portrait gorgeous?