Three More Calligraphers to Consider

Wedding Calligraphy

// All images above via Plurabelle Calligraphy + Design Studio //

You are now in high gear planning out all of the details for your wedding and may have come to the point where you need to decide whether or not you’d like to hire a calligrapher to create a custom look for your special occasion. My opinion? Do it. You will have the opportunity to create with an artist and build a package that is unique to you and your partner. Calligraphy and custom lettering will add those eye catching details that you see in the wedding magazines. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of talented people to choose from adding yet another to-do to your wedding planning list. Kelli Hall highlighted a few last month and I’m also showcasing three of my favorites that I am always keeping tabs on today. They are constantly creating and impressing with their skills. Read on for more of my picks…


Wedding Trends: Grace, Audrey and Bianca

By Celisse, Perfection Team at Minted

What do Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Bianca Jagger have in common?

Their striking individuality.

When I think about weddings, or my dream wedding, I get a bit nervous. Weddings, I think to myself, are supposed to be a certain way: traditional & formal. Right? Well, they certainly can be, but do they HAVE to be? Not at all. Just like Grace, Audrey and Bianca we are all uniquely our own. We too have our own tastes, styles, likes and dislikes. Our own favorite songs, flavors and flower and what I am learning is that you your wedding day doesn’t have to be anything but exactly what you hope it to be.


Polka Dot Fans

By Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip

Polka Dot Fans DIY

If you’re having a summer wedding, you’ll no doubt want to offer your guests a pretty way to stay cool.

These polka dot fans can be made in the palette of your wedding and only take a minute to make. They’ll make your photos pop with gorgeous colour too.

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Easy Colorful Crayon Place Cards

By Jenny of Hank and Hunt

I’m going to give full credit to my oldest child for this DIY. He showed me how you can use a black crayon and a pencil to make fabulous drawings that are bright and colorful. He taught me the skills and I turned it into a party DIY. It’s how we roll at casa H+H. If you haven’t looked at a crayon since your wonder years, it’s time to check out the vibrant hues and neon shades that have joined the traditional palette of old. A simple few minutes of coloring on card stock and you too can make a unique and fun place card for your next dinner party.


DIY Paper Flower Bouquet for a Bridal Shower

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer

I love the tradition of creating a rehearsal bouquet from ribbons collected during a bridal shower, but it can feel a little expected. I recently hosted a close friend’s bridal shower, and for a fresh twist, I gave her a few paper flowers created from the party confetti we used at her event. It stays true to the custom of taking pieces from the bridal shower and crafting a stand-in bouquet for the wedding rehearsal, but instead of a tangle of ribbons on a paper plate, she’ll have pretty handmade paper flowers to carry.

To make these flowers…


Sean and Kellin’s Hawaiian Wedding

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

beach wedding

Meeting each other in Italy, Sean and Kellin debated on taking family and friends back to the place where it all began, or celebrating on a tropical island where the groom spent his teen years. After much thought on two beautiful places, the pair decided to wed in Kailua, Hawaii as it was where many family members already lived and it felt like home to them. Plus getting guests to take a little vacation before the big day would not be a hard task.

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Conversation Napkins

by Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip

Conversation Napkins DIY

If you’re having a pastel themed wedding this season, these adorable napkins would look very sweet at each guest’s place setting.

Just like the conversation lollies you buy at Valentine’s Day, these conversation napkins give you the chance to give each guest their own special message from you both.


Wedding Trends: Ulyana Sergeenko Inspired

By Celisse, Perfection Team at Minted

With nearly impeccable collections that focus on dreamy and romantic extravagance and always strikes a classic cord, I thought it might be fun to gather some wedding invitation inspiration from Russian couture shopper turned couture fashion designer, Ulyana Sergeenko.

The essence of Sergeenko’s collections are woven into every detail of the Winter Flourish wedding invitation design. With it’s lovely script font and fanciful flourishes it  perfectly embodies Sergeenko’s textile elegance.

It’s almost as if Ulyana designed and typeset the invitation herself!


Wedding Welcome Gift and Printable Tag

By Kelli Hall, a Minted Community Designer
wedding welcome gift

Custom printable tag lettered by Meg Gleason of Moglea

If you’re having a wedding where guests will be traveling any distance, one of my favorite details is a small gift to greet their arrival. Welcome gifts don’t have to be extravagant or expensive. With these tips, labels and a printable gift tag (artfully hand lettered by the talented Meg Gleason), you can create a simple, special gift without too much fuss.


Chalkboard Details For Your Wedding Day

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

chalkboard ideas

You really can’t get away without a DIY element or two sneaking their way into a wedding these days. It’s the best way for brides and grooms to personalize their big day. However, not all of us are like Martha Stewart, so what is an easy way to infuse that personal charm? Chalkboards! Anything from chalkboard paint to a printable will do the trick. The best part is that you can apply this idea to pretty much any detail at your wedding, you can erase and start over, and most of these things can be re-purposed. Read on to see all of the possibilities of chalkboard paint and chalkboard inspired items!

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