Loving Calligraphy

Hello, friends, and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I’m going to jump right into the week with a batch of truly beautiful calligraphy inspiration. Calligraphy adds such a special, personalized touch to invitations and party paper goods. From favor bags and tags to menus, maps, place cards and envelopes, nothing makes the same lasting impression as really great calligraphy. From the classically traditional to the hip and modern, I love calligraphy of all shapes and sizes.

{Photo from Yvestown.}

{Photo by Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes. Calligraphy by Grace Edmands.}

{Photo by Mr. Boddington’s Studio via Oh So Beautiful Paper. Calligraphy by Tara Jones.}

{Photo by Black­bird Let­ter­press. Calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap.}

{Photo + calligraphy by Love Jenna. Design by Swiss Cottage Designs.}

{Photos by Elizabeth Messina via Style Me Pretty. Calligraphy by Lisa Holtzman.}

{Photo from Mr. Boddington’s Studio. Calligraphy by Queen Quills.}

{Photo by Bella Figura. Calligraphy by Maybelle.}

{Photo by Steve Steinhardt Photography via Style Me Pretty. Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy.}

{Photo + calligraphy by Plurabelle.}

{Photo + calligraphy by Allie Ruth Design via Oh So Beautiful Paper.}

{Photo by Meredith Perdue of & unlimited via Elizabeth Anne Designs.}


A Rustic + Pretty Winery Wedding

I’ve been in love with this wedding since spying it on Style Unveiled. It had me instantly dreaming of fresh and colorful spring flowers, vibrant green vineyards and the prettiest farmhouse details. With gorgeous mismatched bridesmaid dresses in shades of pink and coral, an abundance of beautiful flowers and lush greenery, and simply stunning photos by Jill Thomas, this one will blow you away. See even more beautiful photos and get all of the details on the bride Liz’s fabulous little blog, From Portland to Peonies.

Vendors –
Photographry: Jill Thomas Photography
Venue: David Hill Winery
Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals
Cake: Michelle’s Custom Cakery
Invitations: Cricket Printing
Hair + makeup: Chachi Hair and Skin

{Photos by Jill Thomas Photography.}


Tea for Ruby

Tea parties. There is just something about them that I can’t resist. This pretty tea party was held in honor of cute little Ruby’s first birthday. Ruby’s mom, photographer Shannon Leigh Anderson, made the gorgeous invitations by scanning vintage inspired fabrics to make the tea cups. She also incorporated a lot of other crafty DIY projects, including DIY party hats and a garland that hung above the table made from fabric, twine and ribbon. The doily chair swags were made with inspiration from a Martha Stewart Weddings tutorial. Pretty straws and candles from Bake It Pretty and a smash cake from local cake shop Cakes on Walnut were the perfect finishing touches.

Many thanks to Shannon for sharing this beautiful party! And a big happy birthday to little miss Ruby!

{Photos by Shannon Leigh Anderson.}


Party Palette: Garden + Ash

Bring on the summer weddings! This color palette is all about fresh, natural colors perfect for an elegant garden wedding. Soft shades of green paired with a touch of the palest blue and ash gray create a palette that is cheerful yet refined. I can’t wait for warm summer breezes and the smell of freshly cut grass, both things this color palette brings to mind.

{top. Larissa Cleveland via Snippet & Ink. left. Stephanie Williams via JL Designs. right. Aaron Young via JL Designs for 944.}


Pretty Spring Wedding Inspiration

Now that spring is officially here, I’m more obsessed with sunshine and blue skies than ever before. And pretty little tables perfect for a sweet spring wedding or a cheerful Easter brunch. Bright yellow craspedia paired with crisp white linens and preppy navy accents feels both casual yet elegant. I love the combination of bleached wood chivari chairs and long, simple white window panels. This is the perfect little table for a big cup of coffee, a stack of pancakes and lots of spring laughter.

{Styling by Imbue Weddings. Photos by ngg studios from Portobello Bride via Imprintables.}