// REAL WEDDINGS // Blair + Mike

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We just loved being a part of Blair and Mike’s classic, southern wedding. The Barn at Chapel Hill was the perfect backdrop to showcase their love for one another, and the thought they put into every detail. Originally from Burlington, North Carolina, Blair now lives in Washington, DC. As a sign of the times, we worked with her remotely on almost all aspects of the wedding. Between emails, texts, and long distance phone calls, we crafted a cohesive feel for all of her day-of paper needs. The personalized paper elements coordinated with the heartfelt touches the bride included, such as framed photographs of their parents and grandparents on their wedding day. Scroll through the photos below and get a glimpse of this timeless affair.


Invitation

One color letterpress from our friends at Bella Figura printed on 2 ply cotton paper. Hand calligraphy by Sarah Hanna. The classic calligraphy, juxtaposed against a more modern square size, work beautifully together.

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Envelopes

Hand addressed by Calligraphy by Carole. The collection of vintage stamps on each envelope convey the timeless feel the bride incorporated into so many details.

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Wedding Programs,

Menus and Placecards

The couple debuted their custom duogram and carried it through multiple pieces. The programs, menu, and placecards were printed digitally on 100# white felt stock.

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// WEDDING WEDNESDAY // Calligraphy

A pen, some ink, and a piece of paper. Those are the tools of a calligrapher. But somehow, when they do what they do, simple ink on paper transforms the words on the page.

Handwritten calligraphy can be used in various parts of your wedding stationery. Calligraphers can draft the text of your invitation and create artwork that is then used in other methods of production (engraving, letterpress, or thermography). Some brides opt to have just the names of the bride and groom, or other key pieces of information, done in calligraphy, and typeset the rest of the invitation. Typically, calligraphers charge per line when creating the artwork for your invite.

Having the envelopes hand-addressed by a calligrapher is another way to enhance the presentation of your wedding invitations. Try as we might, our handwriting just doesn’t compare! You can pick the calligraphy to match the tone of your wedding weekend; whimsical, formal, modern. More styles of calligraphy exist today than ever before.

We have a list of calligraphers that we recommend to our brides for their invitation and envelope needs. Each calligrapher does have their own booking requirements and other requests, such as timeline, additional envelopes needed etc.

If you have a custom monogram or other motif created by a calligrapher, you can incorporate it on napkins, programs, gift tags and more. The possibilities that a pen and a piece of paper give you are endless!