Oh Hi!

Uh yup, it’s BEEN A WHILE! Whoops. Life has been very busy personally, as I now stay at home with my wild 1.5 and 3.5 year old boys, but I just received some photos that I absolutely HAD to make time to post!

Teaching at LAB MPLS has been such a big part of my calligraphy career here in Minneapolis, I have been teaching 8-10 workshops a year since 2014. Photographer Grace Vo recently stopped by a class to catch some insider peeks, and I just love how she captured the vibes of my class!

Hope to see you in class soon!

Real Wedding: Alyson + Joe

I know the dead of winter seems like a weird time to blog about a fall wedding, but when I spotted these pics recently from Alyson + Joe's big day, I had to post them ASAP! This wedding was a while ago and I only contributed a custom woodcut backdrop sign for this wedding, but I'm just dying over basically everything else about it -- the florals by A Day In Provence, the knockout couple, the gorgeously crispy fall day, styled by Maven Events, and just the overall perfection at Birch Hill Barn - making it clearly, the "Best Day EVER". Let's take a peek at these drool worthy snaps from Geneoh Photography, shall we:

Real Wedding: Kirsty & Garrett

Are you ready for this bright spring Cleveland wedding? I could tell after doing some big gold lettering for their invitation envelopes that my bride Kirsty would be down for some fun day-of items - and you know what I love? A bold bride!

Someone who isn't afraid of a little color - or a lot of pink!

Metallic gold on bright pink hexagons!? Yes PLZ!

Someone who is so relaxed, comfortable, and gorgeous on their big day:

But can we talk about the flounce on this dress!?

And someone who just likes to laugh in the miniature flower garden of their sweetheart table:

Details make all the difference at your reception, and don't be afraid to throw around a little color now and then! Congratulations to Kirsty & Garrett! <3

Photo credits: Amanda Megan Miller Photography

Real Wedding: Liz + John

After enduring some of life's hardest challenges, Liz and John were the couple selected to win a free wedding from Styled for Good last year, and boy was it a doozy! Styled for Good brings together local wedding industry all-stars to gift a wedding to a local couple who otherwise would not be able to afford a wedding due to illness or circumstance - and it also gives us vendors a chance to work together in new and unique ways! 

I loved the vintage travel theme of their event, and all the details for this one came together just right. 

A custom scroll lent some emotion to the photo display, and a vintage wall map made the perfect place for guests to write notes of love for the happy couple. I love that the map can be displayed in their home for years to come!

Custom calligraphy globe by Hooked Calligraphy

All directions really do point to LOVE! Congrats to the happy couple, and special thanks to Blush & Whim and Maven Events, and Styled for Good for planning such a gorgeous day for Liz + John.

Photo credits Laura Rae Photography

It's Spring, Y'all.

I've been slacking on blogging because this is the middle of one of my busiest times of year: wedding invitation season (I have over 350 envelopes on my desk at the moment!) But that doesn't stop me from getting excited about spring. Yes yes, I know that this winter has been exceptionally mild by Midwest standards...but I still can't wait for REAL spring to come - you know, the tulips poking up through the dirt, footwear that isn't boots!, maybe even some outdoor patio brunches are in my near future!?

Okay well it's not quite that warm here in Minneapolis yet, but today is officially the start of this glorious season - so if you're excited about spring like me, download this free desktop/iPhone background to celebrate the coming blooms, sunshine, and warmth!