Posts Tagged 'wedding invitations'

For my niece’s wedding

BLOGThis is silver ink on a navy-blue envelope. I lettered it in a Spencerian ladies hand typestyle.

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Sample of my lettering style ‘Kristen’

Sample of my lettering style 'Kristen'

This envelope was lettered in a navy blue ink for a recent calligraphy project that I did. I developed this style last year for my daughter’s wedding and named it after her.
I am available to letter the envelopes for your invitation. My pricing is very reasonable and the turn-around time is approximately two weeks, depending on the amount of envelopes you need lettered. Please contact me at jherr54@aol.com for more information.

The ‘Kristen’ lettering style

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These are three versions of the ‘Kristen’ lettering style that I developed for my daughter’s wedding envelopes. She loved the style that someone had done and posted online.  I tried to ‘copy’ that style, and truthfully it was just someone’s handwriting.  I had to develop some of the upper case letters and all of the lower.

The first photo above is what I came up with for her envelopes. I used a flat edge and gold ink on a page in my sketchbook

#2 is what it looked like after I revised some of the letters. I used Dr. Ph Martin’s iridescent copperplate gold ink on maroon cover stock for this practice work.

The final two photos are the monoline version in my sketchbook using a black fine line Faber-Castell pen.

Since I developed this style for my daughter, I named it after her.  The ‘Kristen’ style is a combination of my style, what this talented person had shown online, and somewhat copperplate-ish!  The lower case is just me and what I remember from learning the Palmer method of cursive in grade school.

Enjoy, and let me know if I can letter your wedding envelopes!  

 

My Daughter’s Wedding Invitation

I worked with her to design and print the entire  package for this invitation.  We made the monogram,  invite, rsvp card, picture and map.  What a great way to set the tone for a memorable wedding!

I worked with her to design and print the entire package for this invitation. We made the monogram, invite, rsvp card, picture and map. What a great way to set the tone for a memorable wedding!

Welcome to August! Please keep checking my blog this month, I want to showcase some of my favorite projects to letter. Check back every Monday and Friday for calligraphy inspiration.

This one is special to me, I worked with the bride to design and produce an entire wedding invitation, from envelope to RSVP card. Why was it special? It was my younger daughter! She married her best friend in June.

We started with the monogram. As soon as I knew she was engaged I started doodling K & B for Kristen and Brian. Together we developed the personalized invitation of her dreams. She wanted her guests to feel excited to attend this wedding! I also did the lettering style, layout, and organized the printing. After creatively wrapping all pieces with pink ribbon, I lettered each guest’s address in gold calligraphy and licked the stamp!

It was a remarkable process and enjoyable to see the finished product.

I chose this as my post today because I want to demonstrate what I can do. I would love to help more brides. Please look at my contact page if you’re interested in having me help you design or letter your invitations or envelopes to celebrate the start to your married life.