Menu with a Slant

What fun it was to letter this menu!

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Wedding Invitation Calligraphy

Here are a few examples of my calligraphy that was used on an invitation, menu and monogram. Please click on each image if you would like a closer view.

                                                  Design by Grapevine
                                               Photographer unknown
                                 {but would happily give credit if I knew}

             

Love and Kisses

When I was asked to make some signs for Elizabeth Messina’s A Lovely Workshop this past year I was quite delighted to say the least. Ever gracious, she sent me some of the photographs she took of my work. I will share a few images today, and will post some more as time goes on.



Wedding Program Fans

These sweet fans and menus were created for Shea Curry and Justin Levy’s wedding a couple of years ago. Their wedding was planned by Lisa Gorjestani of Details Event Planning and was an InStyle Weddings feature. The wedding was held at the fabulous Rancho del Cielo in Malibu which has a view of the ocean that goes on forever … in fact I think you can see the curve of the earth from there! Everything looked fantastic … the flowers, the tables, the decorations … all hot pink, glowing orange and a little green thrown in for even more excitement. Isabel Lawrence Photographers were lovely and generous to provide these photos so that I could share them here – thank you!

Photos : Isabel Lawrence Photographers

Always & Forever

This was one of my favourite weddings for may reasons but here are just three … it was a complete joy working with the bride and her mother, Rosalie; the event planner, Linda Howard, is the consummate professional, and I love flourishing! Inside Weddings magazine also liked the wedding of Randie Rubaum and Alan Kleinman as it was featured in their Summer 2008 issue and an image, showing the monogram I created, is still used as an image in the flash frame on their website. Here are some images of my contribution to the festivities, courtesy of and with many thanks to John Solano Photography.

Photos : John Solano

Stylish and Green

Last year I had the opportunity to design an invitation and the reception pieces for Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney’s wedding in September. The couple star in the FX Channel’s show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It was important to them to keep their wedding as “green” as possible.

Here are a few photos of some of the items which were generously provided by the wedding photographer Red Loft Studios. I must send a shout out to Jenny Stafford for taking the time and making a special effort to send a CD with images so I could post them on my new blog!

Lisa Gorjestani of Details Event Planning once again created an outstandingly elegant event. Over the six years we have worked together she has had me write on everything from rocks to chandelier crystals! (I’ll post pics of the crystals another day.) For this wedding I handlettered the menus on chalkboards that were placed on each table as well as signs that were used at each buffet station. The seating card rounds were hung from a manzanita branch tree, the base of which was covered with beautiful moss. The favours were made in the style of a seed packet and inside the glassine envelope was a note to their guests honoring them by planting a tree in a National Forest.

The wedding was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of InStyle Weddings and is online at the InStyle Weddings website. You can also see some additional pictures and a nice description of the wedding at Green Wedding Shoes.