Semi-Custom Wedding Invitation Suite: Sarah

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Semi-Custom Wedding Invitation Design for Sarah 

The greatest joy of my job is connecting with clients as sweet as my bride Sarah G. Her authentic desire for a heartfelt and faithful marriage was evident from our first conversation… She and her fiancé Tommy have invested their hearts in a wedding day that is truly just the beginning: a milestone marking the first step of an intentional marriage. It was an honor to work alongside such an admirable couple, and I have no doubt that they are on the path toward a lifetime of faithful service to Christ and to each other.

Sarah selected one of my semi-custom suites: The Audrey. The illustrated laurel wreaths were exactly the organic touch she was looking for—and the interlocking script of the couple’s names caught her eye. We personalized the suite with a soft green color, reflecting Sarah’s affinity for eucalyptus. We also incorporated traditional Catholic wording to formalize the invitation and set the tone for Tommy and Sarah’s Nuptial Mass.

And when she opted to letterpress the full suite, I think my heart skipped a beat! Letterpress adds such a luxe textural detail, elevating the entire design. With a custom eucalyptus-colored ink, the calligraphed envelopes were the finishing touch. I can only imagine how much her loved ones enjoyed receiving these pretty pieces in their mailboxes!

The Details Card

One of our favorite elements? The illustration on the details card! We did something a little different with this particular illustration… usually I sketch the outdoor view of the venue. However, when Sarah and I talked about her church venue, it became clear that we should do something a bit more personalized. St. Laurence’s stained glass windows and beautiful sanctuary were the features that had touched Sarah’s heart… so why not incorporate them into the wedding invitation suite design? I created a little sketch of the interior sanctuary, including a loose interpretation of the church’s beautiful stained glass. In particular, we focused special attention on the right-hand side of the sanctuary window, featuring a stained glass angel—her mom’s favorite spot in the whole church.

It won’t be long at all until this bride-to-be becomes a wife! It has been a joy working with Sarah and Tommy; I am deeply grateful to work with clients like these two lovebirds. And their love story is only just beginning! I can’t wait to see how marriage blesses them and all those they encounter. Sarah and Tommy, best wishes for a beautiful wedding day—and a deeply treasured marriage.


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Branding: Monro

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Fashion-forward, feminine, and bold: Monro is a brand concept designed to make a statement. Its bold sans-serif type is contrasted by a feminine color palette, striking the perfect balance for a fashion and lifestyle blogger. Neutral grays and ivories built into the color palette allow versatility, so brand colors will never conflict with content—an important factor when branding for bloggers. A touch of blush pink adds just the right amount of femininity. Modern patterns and secondary elements complete the look for this stylish brand concept.


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Featured: Hey Wedding Lady + Aisle Society

How lovely to see this elegant shoot featured on Hey Wedding Lady and Aisle Society this week! This gallery exudes Southern charm, with a modern feminine touch. Acrylic place cards add a distinctively modern touch to a traditional tabletop, complemented by acrylic signage at the custom biscuit bar (yes, that’s right—a biscuit bar! Complete with Southern sweet tea).

You can find our full gallery here in my portfolio: Modern Southern Table.

Thank you so much to both publications for featuring us!

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Photography // Trisha Kay Photography
Coordination // Shannon Rose Events
Venue // BRIK Event Venue
Invitation // Felderhoff & Co.
Makeup // Grand Slam Glam
Bridal Boutique // De Ma Fille
Cake // Hopeful Hearth Baking Co.
Model // Campbell Agency
Rentals // Propmaker + Beautiful Event Rentals + Posh Couture


Branding: Say Calligraphy


Today I’m excited to unveil a unique project that I think you’re going to love! Though wedding invitation design has stolen my heart, I still reserve a few spots on my design calendar for custom branding projects. Branding is the visual expression of the heart behind your business; a cohesive brand design elevates your perceived professionalism and makes a lasting impression at every touchpoint. I absolutely love these projects, for the same reason that I adore wedding invitations: both projects visually represent a unique story. It is my job to bring those personalities to life in a tangible, recognizable way… and there is no greater joy than uncovering these distinctive stories along the way.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of collaborating with several talented creatives on their brand design. First, it was an honor to work with Sarah at SAY Calligraphy! Though Sarah is relatively new to the industry, she has plenty of talent behind her budding business. Her innate skill with nib and ink set the tone for SAY Calligraphy’s surefire success.

Sarah came to me with several inspirations for her brand identity. She wanted to capture a playful personality, with a memorable logo design that would help her stand out among other hand-letterers. Plus, she wanted to consider adding some kind of graphic into her collateral pieces—as a succulent fanatic, a tiny cactus seemed like the ideal choice.

The primary logo was designed with SAY Calligraphy’s playful personality in mind. The interlocking letters ensure a unique brand; no other calligrapher on the market will be able to emulate such a distinctively personalized design! We also balanced an earthy feel with a punchy color palette, resulting in an approachable feel. A simple line drawing of a succulent was the perfect complement to the main logo: the simple lines maintain a playful look… and the graphic translates perfectly into a fun pattern design. With these new brand elements, SAY Calligraphy is ready to take on entrepreneurship!

I hope you all enjoy this playful brand design. And don’t forget to check out SAY Calligraphy on Instagram. She’s got a bright future ahead!




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