Calligraphy

Navy and Blush Wedding Invitations

Navy and Blush Wedding Invitations

Towards the end of 2016, I started working with Jamie and Will on paper goods, signage and other design details for their upcoming wedding.  It’s been fun working with Jamie since she is a DIYer and planned to stay involved in creating details for her wedding.  I wanted to share the process of these invitations because it is a blend of bride DIY and custom digital work.

Custom Digital + Bride DIY Invitations

Jamie knew that she wanted to print and assemble the invitation suite herself, so I designed this custom invitation (in English and Chinese), a matching envelope liner, and delivered it digitally.  Jamie was then able to DIY the whole wedding suite at home.

Learning Calligraphy: 3 Things I Used to Start + 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

Learning Calligraphy: 3 Things I Used to Start + 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

I finally had a good reason to learn calligraphy after we got engaged in January 2015. That way I could address our invitation envelopes and letter some small paper goods for our wedding day. I had some notes I had taken from a friend with suggestions on how to learn on my own so I dug them out and that’s where I started. After completing all the calligraphy for our wedding day (which looking back at it now was definitely NOT great - see photo above!) I didn’t pick up the pointed pen again until the start of 2016.

After stepping away for more than 6 months, it was almost like I was starting over again. Except this time, I started a new instagram account just for calligraphy and discovered so many resources! I thought it would be helpful to share what resources I used when I first started learning compared to what I wish I knew when I started. Now, this doesn’t mean that the tools I used when I started were bad, I just think there are BETTER resources for someone that is just starting out.