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!
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 😉
It is always a privilege to work on the genius pieces that happen when Southern Fried Paper and Jacin Fitzgerald join forces. This destination California wedding with it’s escort wall in a stunning tile and calligraphy was no exception.
The guests were greeted by an amazing escort wall. The tile backdrop served as a photo/ selfie-station backdrop after all the seating cards were removed.
The escort cards were actually leather luggage tags I penned with the guest names. We used my Samantha script in white ink and they turned out lovely. The other side indicated the table number was designed by Southern Fried Paper.
One of my favorite features of this event were the place cards. Southern Fried Paper ordered handmade terra cotta tiles from a Texas local and I put the guest names on in white calligraphy using the same style. These tiles were hefty at about a pound a piece. A great idea to help weight down menus for a windy California destination wedding.
These looked so good on the stunning tabletop Jacin designed. I adore the loose florals and little dishes on the table to really give it some depth. These chargers topped by a wrapped napkin and menu and the tile really give a flat table some dimension and texture that makes me want to sit there chatting and laughing all night!
Hand calligraphy invitations in charcoal are a trend I hope never goes away. And I love working with Bella Figura on their calligraphy wedding invitations. The nice feature is that every couple has options to customize their invitations so they do not look like another one out there. This really shows when calligraphy is selected. This couple chose my Rook hand with grey letterpress and it turned out stunning. More from the Bella Figura Blog:
Esther and Joey chose hand calligraphy wedding invitations for their winter wedding in Brooklyn. With the help of our friends at Paper Moon they used our Ambrosia design as inspiration and made it their own with a custom submitted monogram and submitted metallic paper in a pale neutral tone that complimented the charcoal and rose gold palette.
letterpress ink: charcoal | foil stamping: rose gold shine | hand calligraphy: rook style | foil edging: rose gold shine | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | metallic liner: submitted paper | envelope: bella cotton white | Paper Moon | customization #31575
This romantic wedding invitation was created by the talented Ceci New York back in 2014. I had the immense joy of providing the calligraphy for the invitation as well as envelope addressing and seating cards. The letterpress and rose gold foil treatment was forward thinking 2 years ago (hard to believe it’s been that long!) and her illustrated florals are gorgeous! Everything was wrapped in a laser cut wrap to keep the parts together. We used my Talia script and it provided the most perfect amount of romance for this invitation.
Here is a photo of the whole suite. I love the envelope addressing in grey to not make everything too blingy. But the seating cards turned out to be a favorite. The calligraphy ink is actually a rose gold shimmer (just couldn’t photograph it!) and matched the foil perfect. I love how they used the floral motif 2 different ways for the seating cards. It was perfect for this intimate celebration.