Some inspiration and tips for your wedding calligraphy and hand lettering wedding details from Danica Butler at BPinvites.com
|Posted on November 6, 2014 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
I personally love non-wedding related stamps on wedding invitations. I think I am a little jaded because I see that darn wedding cake stamp on evvvvverrrythinnnnng. But, seriously, it's boring! Most of the time, the cake doesn't even go with the style of invitation you chose.
Here is some advice when choosing stamps:
- Pick a color that coordinates or contrasts well with your invitation
- Figure out how big or small you want the stamps to be. Vintage stamps you have much more variety of sizes/
- Figure out exactly how much postage you will need, it could be a lot more or less than you think!
-Look around a bit, you will be shocked at what pretty stamps the post office will actually have. Go to www.USPS.com and search the stamps. USPS will have stamps for the face value, whereas purchasing them on third party sites like Zazzle will charge you extra.
-If you can't find any you like on USPS, try Etsy! Search your color + unused vintage stamps. Most sellers are small business owners and will take the time to customize a collection to fit your needs.
And of course, a little inspiration to get you started...
|Posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
Lately, I have really been wanting to work on a side project that had meaning and something I could work on for a few minutes every morning. I really hadn't found any inspiration for a personal project until a few days ago. The idea I can't get out of my head is to do a 365 project to try to get 365 inspirational quotes from the bible and turn them into artwork. It's day 3 now and so far, so good:) I am having way too much fun with this to stop now!
I am definitely drawing some good vibes from this project and I hope you can too!
Check for daily uploads in the Etsy shop!
|Posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
I am in love with the way these envelopes turned out! The bride chose a gold ink on her navy envelopes, addressed in Script Mix with Citadel and Chancery for the address. We were a little skeptical about doing Chancery, but the result is dreamy. I love them!
The invitations and envelope liners were done perfectly by fabulous Chelsea of Southern Fried Paper.
View her stunning work here: http://southernfriedpaper.com/
|Posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
I had the pleasure of collaborating with the girls of Loveleigh Invitations, Danielle and Cheyenne, on these totally luxurious letterpress invitations. It's not a normal occasion that I actually get to see the finished project so I was super excited when these came in the mail!
The bride chose an all script look, pressed in hot pink with the envelopes addressed in gold. I think it all came together to be quite the stunner! I hope there are many more collaborations to come!
Check out Danielle and Cheyenne's blog here: http://loveleighinvitations.blogspot.com/
|Posted on February 23, 2014 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
Every bride wants her wedding to stand out, a super easy way to stand out amoung the throngs of adoring brides trying to get their weddings featured on blogs like Style Me Pretty is by adding unique details using average items in a huge way!
Here are some unique place card ideas with wedding calligraphy hand lettered by Danica Butler of BPinvites.
Seashells used as Place Cards or Escort Cards
Rocks used as Place Cards and Escort Cards
Leaves as Place Cards
Want some more ideas?
Check out my Etsy shop for my unique wedding calligraphy details that will make your wedding stand out!
|Posted on February 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM||comments (1)|
Whew, it has been a super long time since I have posted! One question that I receive very frequently is how I prefer the guest list to be formatted. While, I am an easy going person and hate being particular...when it comes to a guest list that you are handing over to a wedding calligrapher, you need to be exact and thorough.
One thing to keep in mind, most calligraphers (okay, ALL) are very competent people. That being said we don't know the guests on your list. Is Matt a Doctor or a Reverend? Would Sally be insulted if we listed her as Miss when she is clearly an established "Ms." (say it with a snooty accent)
Most calligraphers are able to assume on street/state names and spell out any abbreviations. If that makes it easier on you, feel free to abbreviate the actual address portion as much as you'd like. I WILL write everything out.
Do not assume we assume names. I will NOT assume on a name!
Bottom line: we don't know your guests, you do. So let's cut the drama out of having your envelopes addressed by a calligrapher and learn how to write your guest list right--the first time!!
Here is how to properly format your guest list:
One: Decide what program you would like to use. Word and Excel are the most popular. If you don't have those programs, you can use Google Docs to complete this.
Two: Decide what format you will use. Formal or Casual? ie: Mr. and Mrs. or Sally and Bob?
Three: Sit down with your fiance and decide who you are inviting. Once you have settled on who to invite, use social media or a phone call to get everyone's address. I prefer social media or texting because you will have the address in writing to look back on just in case.
Four: Now that you have your guests picked and their addresses are slowly but surely starting to pour in you are ready to set up your list. For this post we will focus on a typical married couple and a married doctor using a formal format.
Bob and Sally sent you over their new address and are anxiously awaiting their invitation! Bob works in sales and Sally is a make up artist. Neither have a specialized degree, and Sally did take his last name when they married. Bob is short for Robert (clarify this with the guest before assuming their name is a shortened version.)
So you would write their address as:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blake
435 Main St. #6
Dallas, Texas 75025
*Remember I will write everything out so you can abbreviate on the street and apartment numbers if desired.
*Do not include Sally's first name in the formal format. "Mrs." literally means the Mr.'s property so she will become Mrs. Robert Blake formally. If Sally didn't take Bob's last name you would write it out as Mr. Robert Blake and Ms. Sally Soo
So you have an aunt and uncle who met in medical school while obtaining their doctorates? They got married after the graduated and she took his last name. We will use Bob and Sally as example names again. Rather than writing it out as "Dr. and Dr. Robert Blake" the formal way of writing their address would be:
The Doctors Blake
435 Main St #6
Dallas, Texas 75025
*If the male is the only doctor it would be written as "Dr. and Mrs......." if the female is the only doctor it would be written as "Doctor Sally Blake and Mr. Robert Blake"
I hope this helps with some common questions I get on guest lists! I will be posting more frequently and follow up to this post with some more helpful tips on preparing your guest list for your calligrapher!!
|Posted on March 21, 2012 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
Oh yes, there is more....
and I love it!
Introducing..the CHLOE Font. Chloe is an ornate spin-off of Citadel and will be featured in our Luxe Co.
|Posted on March 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
Introducing one of our latest fonts: Sage
|Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
I am often asked if I can do other fonts besides the listed versions on my website. My answer is always the same, ABSOLUTELY!
I give few options to make it easier to decide. But I love experimenting with different fonts! Here is one of my latest "custom fonts" that will be added to the Calligraphy Styles shortly:)
|Posted on February 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM||comments (1)|
Here in the south, we sure do love our embellished calligraphy addresses!
We have added a new font that is a more embellished version of our Citadel font. It is our Rosemary font! If you have a classic feminine style, this is definitely the font for you!