Intro to Calligraphy Workshop

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP   |  NOV. 16

I'm so glad many of you are interested in learning the basics to calligraphy!! Registration will be open soon with limited space available. If you would like to be notified with more details and the opportunity to register first, click here! *After you sign up for notifications, be sure to confirm the link emailed to you. 

WHERE: Burgwin Studios  |  1935 Mulberry St., Montgomery, AL

WHEN: Thursday, November 16 from 4-7

*Supplies will be provided! (Can take home with you) 

We hope you join us for an afternoon of fun! 

Calligraphy Workshop with Kara Anne Paper

Calligraphy Workshop with Kara Anne Paper

A big THANK YOU to Ann Burgwin Faulkner for hosting this event in her studio!

 
 

Jenni & Gregory | 06.11.17

Jenni and Gregory said "I Do" under the most gorgeous cascading oak trees surrounded by their closest friends and family. Jenni envisioned a simple, yet romantic and elegant wedding day using a classic black, white and gold color palette. One of the first things Jenni mentioned was, " I find joy in the small little details." Right away, I knew we would work together perfectly! 

Their wedding suite includes gold foil and black letterpress on a beautiful cotton Crane paper.  To keep the insert card in place we tied in her custom illustrated wedding monogram with black silk ribbon. The extra little details DO matter! :) To add a touch of color to the paper suite,  the programs included hand painted floral details with black lettering.  Now, for my absolute favorite design created for Jenni and Gregory.... the MENU! To compliment the invitation suite, the dinner menu was a full calligraphy design using gold foil on a rich black paper. The contrast between the menus and the soft white linens and floral arrangements was exactly what the tablescapes needed.  To add a modern, romantic detail, the guests names were written on small beveled edge mirror using black whimsical calligraphy. 

Just a little back story about the Newlyweds...  Jenni and Gregory started dating in high school and have been together ever since. Throughout college, they dated long distance and traveled back and forth between Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts. During their long distance traveling through the years, they enjoyed experiencing new places together! To tie in their love of traveling, the seating chart and each dinner table included the names of the places they have gone together. At each place setting, the guests received a mini travel suitcase filled with treats that included a monogram sticker. All of these special details created an intimate and memorable evening for everyone!

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Mark Hewett! Best wishes on your next travel adventure TOGETHER! :)

xoxo, Kara Anne

THE CREATIVES

Wedding Paper & Calligraphy  |  Kara Anne Paper

Venue  |  Sacred Oaks, Camp Lucy, Dripping Springs, Texas

Wedding Day Photography  |  Brit Jones Photography

Florist  |  Whim Florals

Wedding Coordinator  |  Tara Blackwell

Wedding Gown  |  Kleinfeld / Designer - Pnina Tornai

Shoes  |  Jimmy Choo

Groom and Groomsmen Attire  |  Mens Warhorse

Cakes  |  Classic Cakes by Lori

Hair  |  Audrey Page, West End Salon

Make-up  |  Sonia Cantu, MAC Cosmetics

Silhouette Artist  |  Silhouettes by Cindi

DJ   |  DJ Sean Alan

Kristyn & Spencer's Texas Wedding

Blush and Fuchsia with Gold Accents   |  V I L L A   A N T O N I A

Invitations, Place Cards, Table Numbers & Programs | Kara Anne Paper

Planner  |  The Bride, Kristyn Morrison

Florist |  Visual Lyrics

Photography |  Sasha Boheme Photography

Videography |  New Road Productions

Wedding Gown Designer |  Kenneth Pool, from Now and Forever Bridal

Shoe Designer |  Manolo Blahnik

Bridesmaids Dresses |  Jenny Yoo Collection, After Six and Dessy

Groomsmen and Groom Attire |  Vera Wang, from Men's Wearhouse

Hair and Make up |  Pearl salon in Austin and Gloss Hair in Austin

Entertainment |  Drywater

Ceremony & Reception Venue |  Villa Antonia, Austin, Texas

Groom/Bride Rings  |  Jonathans Jewelers in Houston

Meg & Brian's southern wedding

Designing a couples invitation suite and all of the custom little details for the wedding day is always truly an honor, but when collaborating with a best friend for her big day makes it extra special! Meg and Brian exchanged vows and danced the night away on the evening of February 25, 2017 in Magnolia Springs surrounded by their closest friends and family. 

Knowing Meg and Brian's personality and style I knew I wanted to design a classic, elegant invitation suite with a hint of whimsical touches. To tie in Meg's love for antique treasures from her grandparents, I incorporated gold foil accents and an intricately designed wedding monogram. After seeing the navy bridesmaids dresses chosen for their February wedding, I knew a deep navy envelope would make the perfect final touch to wow their guests. It created a gorgeous contrast from the bright white paper and the handwritten gold calligraphy that graced the envelopes.

The invitation design was 5.5x8.5 (A9) and foil printed on a heavy weight cotton paper. The details card was 4.5x4.5 printed on the same paper using a dark navy letterpress ink. For an extra soft, romantic touch, a blush hand-made silk ribbon was used to tie the cards together so that they would stay stacked nicely inside of the envelope. 

To tie the wedding program in with their invitation suite, I included navy lettering, custom hand painted watercolor florals and a charming illustration of the Chapel where Meg and Brian exchanged their vows. A soft, hand-made silk ribbon was also tied on the programs.

The custom designed details did not stop with the invitation suite. Throughout the ceremony and reception, there were several signs including, navy and gold beverage and food signs, a welcome sign, direction sign and a little sign for the guests gifts from the bride and groom!

To thank the groomsmen for being a part of their wedding celebration, we had custom Tervis Tumblers made with their wedding logo. This was of course a hit, along with the gold foil napkins and frosted beverage cups. 

Invitation Suite, Calligraphy & Monogram Design  |  Kara Anne Paper

Wedding Day Photography  |  Dragonfly Photography

Wedding Design & Coordination  |  Jenna Laine Weddings