Heather’s Creative Calligraphy Wedding Invitations + Holiday Cards

After falling in love with stationery before her June 2011 wedding with Karson Butler Events, Heather decided to infuse her wedding stationery style into a beautiful holiday card. Heather worked with calligrapher Betsy Dunlap to create her wedding invitations, then letterpress printed them herself at a local art studio. For her first holiday card as a newlywed, Heather once again incorporated Betsy’s beautiful calligraphy along with one of her favorite wedding photos from Katie Stoops. Both suites were accented with toile envelope liners and vintage stamps inspired by their historic wedding venue.

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From Heather: Our wedding took place at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, Virginia, where my husband – and also Thomas Jefferson – grew up.  With the help of Karson Butler Events, we took wedding inspiration from Tuckahoe itself and, in particular, the blue toile fabric decorating my favorite bedroom in the main house – the toile became the envelope liners and table linens at the wedding.  I learned to letterpress print so that I could create my own invitations using Betsy Dunlap’s lovely calligraphy, which is reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting!

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Our wedding was so lovely, I wanted to recreate the feeling (and reuse my new printing skills) in our holiday cards.  So we used the same beautiful “Jeffersonian” script, but this time with red toile liners and a photograph of our wedding from our photographer Katie Stoops I had collected vintage stamps from ebay for our wedding and had plenty of Christmas ones left over, which was perfect for our holiday mailing.

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From Amber and Emily of Karson Butler EventsWhen Heather learned how to letterpress print for her June 2011 wedding, we were in awe!  Heather worked with calligrapher Betsy Dunlap to create her custom invitation suite.  Heather then printed her invitations at local art studio Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring. Finished with hand-selected vintage stamps and blue toile envelope liners, Heather and Addison’s guests were invited to a gorgeous Southern wedding held at the groom’s childhood home.  To date, it has been one of our favorite weddings to help design.

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Such a wonderful idea! Thank you ladies!

Design and Printing: DIY by Heather at Pyramid Atlantic

Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap

Wedding Photography: Katie Stoops

Wedding Design: Karson Butler Events

p.s. You can see more of Heather and Addison’s beautiful wedding right here!

Photo Credits: Katie Stoops Photography