Creating a Theme with Calligraphy
This past Saturday I had the honor of attending the wedding of a beautiful, sweet friend whose wedding I also did the calligraphy for. It's not often that I get to be a guest at a wedding I've worked on, so this was a real treat. Not to mention that Corinne, the bride, was stunning and (with the help of her equally stunning mom) planned a fabulous 7pm wedding in Tupelo, MS.
Corinne's invitations featured her and Bryan's names in a pretty script, which I mirrored when addressing her invitations in a style that became so immediately popular that I knew I had to make it one of my standard calligraphy offerings. Wanting to further personalize her wedding weekend with calligraphy, we chose to create a C + B monogram in the same "Corinne style" script.
Corinne's invitations also featured a wreath, and she would also have a wreath at the wedding venue, so I created a hand-drawn wreath to surround the C + B. To complete her wedding monogram suite I wrote out the couple's names with the wedding date underneath. This full suite would fit any number of items they chose to put their personal stamp on.
Prior to the wedding, Corinne sent me pics of the cocktail napkins for the reception, as well as the ribbon she used to tie the welcome baskets guests received at the hotel upon check-in.
Her colors were greens with grey and gold accents. Pretty, right?
At the wedding I was excited to see the program with the wreath and monogram printed on the front. This design was also used on the materials printed for the welcome baskets. Serendipitously, my dress and nails also went well with the program ;)
I'll post more on the mirrors later, but Corinne chose mirrors to be her wedding signage and they turned out so elegant - particularly for an 8pm reception. We carried the C + B monogram and wreath elements into some of the mirrors as well.
And last but not least, for possibly my favorite wedding guest experience of all-time, everyone left with a box of chocolate truffles as their favors. Yes, please! On the gold truffle boxes a sticker featured the couple's names in calligraphy with the message underneath "A Sweet Beginning." Super cute, right? I may have eaten my husband's truffles, too. Don't judge.
You can carry the calligraphy theme of your wedding throughout all of the things I've shown here, plus your wedding website, save the dates, invitations, paper coasters, huggies, tote bags, and so much more. Contact me if you're interested in learning more about calligraphy monograms for your wedding.