Calligraphy Inspiration: Meghan Kay Sadler

This month’s dose of calligraphy inspiration is an absolute triple threat; she’s a Los Angeles based photographer who also offers services in calligraphy and design. Meghan Kay Sadler‘s portfolio is filled with visual goodness. From stunning portraits to beautifully executed hand lettering, she’s the total package. Being such a visual creature, you can’t really be surprised at the level of her work. – Julie

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Light as a feather, Meghan’s calligraphy seems to be floating on air, or the paper in this case. Very delicate but it certainly makes an impact!
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Fanciful flourishes and embellishments fill the space in such a wonderful way. You can tell that Meghan has an eye for details.
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You can see more of Meghan’s calligraphy here. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to view her photography and design work as well!

Photo Credits: M. K. Sadler

Lauren + Jeff’s Lace and Kraft Paper Wedding Invitations

White foil and kraft paper is one of my all time favorite combinations – so classic! Megan from Ruby the Fox dressed up these rustic wedding invitations with beautiful lace details, blush pink letterpress (in addition to the white foil on kraft!), ribbon, and a custom wax seal. So romantic!

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From Megan: When Lauren, a friend from college, told me that she was getting married and wanted Ruby the Fox to do her wedding stationery, let’s just say I was a little bit excited! After talking about the vibe for her wedding weekend, there is only one word to sum it up: rustic.

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We played with a soft and super feminine palette of blush, white, and kraft, and used lots of lace elements throughout. The wedding invitation suite was foil and letterpress printed on a number of different paper stocks, and we pulled in ribbon, twine, and a custom wax seal to tie it all together!

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Thanks Megan!

Design: Ruby the Fox

Ruby the Fox is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna Photography

Quick Pick: Antiquaria

Today I’m practically bursting with joy – our friends and longtime DIY contributors Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria just launched their brand new collection of greeting cards and notebooks! And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also making the jump into wholesale with a collection that includes both the new greeting cards and their beautiful patterned paper! The new collection is absolutely stunning, with beautiful illustrations, whimsical lettering and calligraphy, and lots of metallic foil. Today I’d love to share a few favorites from the new collection!

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I’m loving these tropical and vintage-inspired designs!

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These cards are inspired by vintage handkerchiefs!

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You can check out the full collection over at Antiquaria right here! Congrats Bailey and Emma!

Jenny + Miyuki’s Mountain Constellation Wedding Invitations

Today we move from the French countryside to the mountains of California! These wedding invitations from Jessie and Jen of Shipwright & Co. were created for a wedding just outside of Joshua Tree National Park and feature one of my favorite details: constellations! The invitations also feature tons of hand lettering, illustrated details, and a vivid teal and coral color palette. So pretty!

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From Jessie and Jen: This wedding suite features a desert night sky with the couple’s astrological sign constellations (Virgo and Pisces) prominently glowing above the boulders at their actual wedding venue. The invitation, RSVP, and map are inspired by their wedding location just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Most of the text is hand lettered except the text in teal on the invitation, which is a font I made from my handwriting.

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Each piece of the suite was custom designed to reflect the couple’s style, romance, and humor. They wanted to kindly ask their friends and family with children to leave their little ones behind, hence the kid wrapped in a snake. The text on the RSVP read, “We love your kids but so does the desert wildlife. Please leave them at home.” The invitation and RSVP are letterpress printed in vivid teal, coral-rose, and warm gray. The map is conventionally printed in full color on matching pearl white paper.

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Thanks Jessie & Jen!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Shipwright & Co.

Quick Pick: Erin Wallace Letterpress Stationery

I’m a big fan of always having a stack of pretty stationery – whether personalized with your name or just with a fun “hello” in the corner – on hand for sending a quick note. These personalized letterpress note cards (you can also choose your ink and envelope colors!) from Erin Wallace definitely fit the bill!

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Love the fruit motif – you can choose your favorite, from pomegranates to cherries to pineapples!

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p.s. How great is this colorful letterpress fruit print? I’m kind of obsessed…

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More over in Erin’s shop right here!