These miiiiiight just be the prettiest wedding announcements I’ve ever seen. After their super intimate wedding, Natalia of Papel & Co. and her husband Chris decided to share the happy news with far away family and loved ones. Natalia combined a beautiful wedding photo with gold foil calligraphy to create these casual and celebratory wedding announcement postcards!
From Natalia: My husband and I decided to have a really small wedding. We had 13 total guests and we got married on Valentine’s Day. Because a lot of the people we love were not at the wedding, we decided to make a little something for them – wedding announcement postcards.
These postcards were digitally printed and foil pressed by Wynwood Letterpress in Miami. The beautiful picture was taken by Dillon Photography. I designed the card and addressed the envelopes. Most of my family lives in Colombia and my husband’s family lives here in the U.S., so we decided to have one version in Spanish and one in English.
Design and Calligraphy: Papel & Co.
Printing: Wynwood Letterpress
Wedding Photo: Dillon Photo
Photo Credits: Papel & Co.
I love the amount of detail in calligraphy. Look carefully at any word, any letter, and you can see how the details of each part work together to create a spectacular whole. One little curve or swash and something can be completely transformed. I thought sharing the work of Amy Arriola of Letter Love Studio would be fitting as Amy is all about the details, and her work is a shining example of that. – Julie
To see more of Amy’s beautiful calligraphy, be sure follow along on her Instagram feed.
Photo credits: 1, 4 Megan Robinson Photography; 2, 3 l+r, 6 l+r Sarah Carpenter Photography; 5 Amy Arriola
It’s always inspiring to see calligraphy and hand lettering beyond the page, and I’ve found that one of the best places to see it in action is in the details of a wedding. I stumbled across Taryn Eklund Ink while looking for something eye-catching and found her beautiful work on some charming bottle place cards. They were like tiny messages in a bottle; so utterly romantic. Her portfolio proves to be just as lovely, filled to the brim with gorgeous calligraphed wedding details. – Julie
She’s definitely one to follow as I’m sure we’ll see much more amazing work from her in the future. Find her on her blog, Instagram and Facebook.
Photo credits: 1 Rachel Havel; 2 right, 6 right Shalynne Imaging Photography; 3 Taryn Eklund; 2 left, 4 l+r Carrie King; 5 Jessica Burke; 6 left Shannon Von Eschen Photography
Today I’m happy to be sharing the work of Bohemian Ink of North Carolina. Jessica Gatlyn’s work caught my eye immediately, with its wild and energetic lines. Jessica specializes in modern calligraphy, but there’s something about the aesthetic of her work that has me picturing the romances of Jane Austen novels. I’m sure I’m not alone on that one. Take a look at her work and see for yourself! – Julie
For more from Bohemian Ink, visit Jessica’s website and Instagram. You can also find Jessica and her husband over at Riverfolk Films creating film, motion graphics, and design.
Photo credits: 1, 3 left Forged in the North; 2, 5 Anna Naphtali; 3 right, 4 Almond Leaf Studios; 6 left Brian Schindler, right Corbin Gurkin Photography
Not only is calligraphy a beautiful art form – but you can do some really cool things with it! I’m loving this invitation suite from calligrapher Ashley Bush featuring a dreamy watercolor wash over text created with masking fluid. Such a fun idea!
From Ashley: The inspiration behind this wedding invitation suite was whimsical, candy-colored, and dreamy. I knew instantly that I wanted to do a masked brush-lettering style, with a watercolor wash over top. I let that design element guide the rest of the suite.
Check out the Designer Rolodex for more talented wedding invitation designers and the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: 1 – 4 Ashley Bush / 5 Emily Millay Photography / 6 – 7 Bronwnyn Duffield