Monday, August 29, 2011

Congratulations, Jessie and Justin!

As a calligrapher, I love getting photos from brides to see how they incorporated calligraphy into their wedding day. This weekend, Jessie and Justin got married at Bedell Cellars on Long Island. Gorgeous bride and groom, gorgeous weather (Hurricane Irene was held at bay, thankfully!) and a stunning venue made it an event to remember.   

Even with all the excitement of the wedding and getting ready to take off for the honeymoon, the new Mrs. Prunell sent along a few pics of the calligraphy Curlicue Designs did for the wedding. Congratulations again, Mr. and Mrs. Prunell!

The cork place card holders were an elegant way to tie into the wine cellar theme.

As a special surprise gift to her groom, Jessie asked me to pen the lyrics to the song of their first dance. I loved penning the words to the timeless "La Vie En Rose"

Friday, August 26, 2011

Window dressing: Seating Chart Ideas

Even though we haven't been posting over the summer months, Curlicue Designs has been busy, busy, busy helping brides get ready for their fall weddings.

One bride approached me with a unique project. Instead of traditional escort cards, Julia wanted a seating chart that would be mounted in windows.

We used clear acetate for the window panes and a paint marker. The result? A stunning and unique visual display that would be perfect for any garden wedding reception.

The purple background is just for contrast so you can see the lettering handiwork.

Here's a sample of what the finished product will look like.  Photos courtesy of