You already know about my deep and abiding love for beautiful calligraphy – I’m in constant awe of those with the talent for such beautiful lettering! Photographer and aspiring calligrapher Katie Decker created these gorgeous calligraphy invitations and stationery for her wedding in April, all inspired by her love for all things Italian. The pieces include rehearsal dinner invitations and menus, along with invitations, menus, and place cards for a bridesmaid luncheon. So pretty!
From Katie: My inspiration came from my love of anything Italian and our planned Italian honeymoon. I chose to go the rustic route and used a transparency paper which wrapped around a lovely deckled edge ivory paper. My lettering was therefore a little on the “rustic” side as well to fit with the theme – meaning it was not by any means perfect, which is what I love so much about hand lettering.
My mother and I also threw a luncheon in honor of my bridesmaids. The inspiration was a light Southern 1920s feel that stemmed from my wedding theme. I wanted to keep everything casual, but still sophisticated at the same time. We had a light Southern fare (since the wedding was in Savannah) and I really wanted the invitations to reflect the light but elegant feel.
Photo Credits: Laura Catherine
This month, I’m happy to share the work of a calligrapher who has been popping up more and more around these parts. You may have seen her work in Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, or right here on OSBP! Holly of Holly Hollon Design & Calligraphy has built herself a beautiful portfolio of work following a career in the field of advertising. Holly’s skills in design, calligraphy, and illustration make her a triple threat in the world of event stationery. Take a look and I’m sure you’ll agree! – Julie
I love the way Holly combines her lettering with illustrations; there’s a feeling that every aspect of the suite is tailor made for you!
Holly has a wonderful gallery of custom maps, as well. Featuring charming hand-drawn and handwritten elements, it’s hard to resist having one made for your event, isn’t it?
I’m loving the new baby & kids collection from the talented Lindsay Letters! So many adorable nursery prints, including several printable designs, along with baby shower invitations and thank you cards, all featuring Lindsay’s gorgeous calligraphy and many with various metallic foils. So many pretty prints to inspire tiny adventurers!
Lots lots more over at Lindsay Letters!
Photo Credits: Lindsay Letters
These are always my favourite posts to write. Mostly because I get to peruse portfolios of gorgeous calligraphy. Case in point: the work of Victoria Hoke Lane. Victoria is a lettering artist and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience. By the looks of it, her experience shows! Elegant and romantic, Victoria’s calligraphy serves as the centrepiece for a variety of stationery goods. Take a look and you’ll see why! - Julie
It ebbs, flows and flourishes; I love the movement in Victoria’s lettering. It’s strong enough to make a statement all its own. No need for excessive ornamentation here!
Some of Victoria’s styles are so playful and unique, you’re sure to find one that suits your own personal style.
Today I’m loving all these pretty calligraphy goodies from Sally at la Happy – from the gold foil cards to the pastel rubber stamp pads:
Check out more over at la Happy!
Photo Credits: la Happy