Dallas Fashion Event
Fashion in Dallas, Texas is serious business and lunch events for fashion housed should be just as chic. These printed acrylic menus with white leather were just the ticket.
Each was personalized with the guest name in a red italic capital hand. A far was from my normal swirly scripts, it was a fun change of pace.
I completed all of these menus on-site in a few hours before guests arrived. Dallas fashion events can have a fluid guest list with last minute additions and I like on-site calligraphy because it can ensure each guest is special and valued. This is the fun time when the caterer is buzzing around and the rentals are being carried in and set in place. I usually work alone so this is big change of pace for me. The key to working in a different environment is to be flexible and adjust to your situation.
Modern, Simple Table
I adore what Gro Designs did on the table design. It’s stunning and has a nice pop of color with the red blooms that span the table. The white linens and plates, along with the clear acrylic chairs, allow the red menus to shine.
It is always fun to work on a project that is not paper like these bridal dress wedding hangers. I love the way we used gold ink on the walnut wood hanger. Also, mine are a bit unique because I use a pointed pen on these to really capture the thick and thin strokes of the script.
These hangers were created for Emily Clarke Events in my Talia hand. Aren’t the flourishes so lovely and delicate for this lucky bridal party?
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Here is the thing about a Dallas ballroom wedding, you can seat hundreds of people comfortably and stylishly. This ballroom wedding was certainly stylish with this super cool bride and groom duo.
I worked with The Details Department and Emily Clarke Events to provide calligraphy for the invitation suite. all photography is by Sarah Kate. This suite featured foil, a custom crest and stunning calligraphy. Again, a little bit of calligraphy and type combo really highlights the important items. Black and white wasn’t drab with a little accent of pink in this stationery. I really like how the floral envelope liner was black and white and the envelope was blush. Also, how they used a black and white photo for their save the date design.
This show-stopper features my Flourished hand foiled on a black card. The lux design is a chic introduction to the celebration.
The Day Of – Dallas Ballroom Wedding
Day of calligraphy was a proud moment for me. The groom is a baseball player and the escort card display featured a home plate design. These little cards were made of white acrylic and have my flourished hand in black ink. I had to write very tiny and carefully to make this work, but I am so pleased with the outcome!
When the guests entered the ballroom at Union Station they were greeted by supreme hospitality. Each seat had its own cheese tray by Wolfgang Puck catering. And each tray had the guest name calligraphed in white ink with lots of flourishing. One thing I love about a classic Dallas ballroom wedding is how magical everything feels when entering a room.
Each name was a mini piece of art and no one had to share their cheese and crackers. How yummy does that look?! You can only imagine how quickly that little appetizer cheese tray was eaten as soon as guests sit down. I can almost never resist a cheese tray. Much less a personalize one!
This gorgeous Wyoming Prairie wedding is one for the books. I really love the escort card installation and floral art work by Momental Designs used throughout. And what a statement it made in the field. The huckleberry touch was such a nice subtle theme throughout the art and design.
As usual, an introduction to an event is the invitation. I provided the calligraphy in my Sofia hand and the rest was designed by The Detail Department. This suite conveys the chic yet nature inspired feeling of the celebration. Sometimes, my favorite designs have just a little bit of calligraphy and type text to really let those names shine. You can see the bride and grooms name are more of an art piece on the invitation this way. Also, how fun are all the colors? Grey, teal, blush and soft white make this suite feel so joyful.
The Rehearsal Dinner
The first event of the weekend festivities was the rehearsal dinner. It looked so joyful and had plenty of calligraphy touches for this Wyoming Prairie wedding. I really like that this event was a bit more masculine to balance the romanticism of the wedding day. You can see their names make a little appearance here and there throughout the details along with details from the couple’s crest.
Of course, Emily loves a statement escort wall. She did this great bullseye display. The arrows featured guest names in my calligraphy.
Then it is time to get married! At the reception, wildflowers and berries were the theme. This wall greeted guests with a drink and a little huckleberry table number to indicate their seated table.
This table design is so romantic. The florals and gorgeous BBJ table linens. Topped with Posh Couture tableware and finished off with a Momental Design menu. The leather napkin wrap was the place card. I calligraphed them using a brush script similar to what we used on their invitations.
I adore the signage on the getaway car. Custom logo plus calligraphy really elevated the fun and location appropriate vehicle.