Gold calligraphy table numbers

More from the New Year's Eve wedding, for which I did all day-of calligraphy materials: gold table numbers, hand-painted with some awesome Finetec gold that just came in the mail. So yummy!


Wedding envelope calligraphy

A dear old friend of mine is getting married in New Orleans this spring and one of the wedding gifts I'm giving to her is wedding invitation envelope addressing! Here's a peek:


Calligraphy seating chart

Merry almost Christmas, friends!
So, last weekend was brutal. Lots and lots of calligraphy, very little actual weekend-ing. BUT! It was all be worth it, because I now have a good chunk of time off to spend with friends and family, and eat/drink/relax to my heart's content. I'll take it!

Here's a big ole seating chart I did for a rehearsal dinner next week. The wedding is New Year's Eve. More to come from this one, since I did ALL the day-of materials! (See above, i.e. working all weekend...)
calligraphy seating chart


More holiday card fun

This year's holiday card haul has started to arrive, and I was so happy to see some of my own work in one friend's card! I created this custom calligraphy sign for a family friend's photo shoot and it showed up on their holiday cards. Hooray! Happy holidays!
calligraphy holiday card


Calligraphy holiday cards!

This year, for the first time ever, I designed and inscribed my own calligraphy on our holiday cards! The whole concept and all artwork, from start to finish, was my own. Even the return address stamp (see this post for more on stamps!) was one I designed and created.
Here's a peek!
holiday card calligraphy

holiday card calligraphy design


Custom calligraphy address stamps!

A couple weeks ago, I managed to get my act together and create custom calligraphy address stamps for several family members (and a new one for me and my husband!). They make the perfect holiday gift!
custom calligraphy address stamp


Letterpress calligraphy wedding invitation

Good gracious, I am in love. This letterpress wedding invitation with calligraphy and design by yours truly, tugged at my heart strings with its pale silver ink, delicate letterpress impressions, and thick, luxe paper with sophisticated rounded corners. Check out these beauts!
letterpress calligraphy wedding invitation suite

letterpress calligraphy wedding invitation suite

letterpress calligraphy wedding invitation suite


Wedding calligraphy

I worked with the sweetest bride this fall on a few wedding day calligraphy projects: I did calligraphy for and designed her ceremony program and also lettered a chalkboard-style menu. Photographs of the finished products below!

calligraphy wedding menu

calligraphy wedding program


Live Arts concession menu board

Charlottesville locals! Next time you're seeing a show at Live Arts theatre, check out their new concession menu board, penned by yours truly!


Calligraphy from Our Local Commons v2

I FINALLY got a copy of Our Local Commons, volume 2, and peeped my very own calligraphy in PRINT! So cool, I tell ya. I was honored to pen the menu for the incomparable BBQ Exchange's spread. Check out the pics below!
calligraphy menu


Happy Thanksgiving (and friendsgiving!)

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of creating the below sign for Our Local Commons' Friendsgiving event. So honored to have been part of the event!


Calligraphy class, part three

I hosted my third Basics of Calligraphy class this past week. It was a huge success: awesome students, laid-back environment, lots of fun and learning. Highlights from the class and my preparation below!


Best of Borrowed & Blue survey

Hey friends! My friends at Borrowed & Blue are holding their first "Best Of" survey and Joie de Vivre calligraphy is in the running. Please click on the survey link here and vote for us! We're under the "wedding invitations and calligraphy" category. Thanks in advance for your vote!


Fun calligraphy sign

Here's a fun little calligraphy sign I did for a photo shoot this past spring.

fun calligraphy sign



More calligraphy on mirrors

Calligraphy on mirrors has been popular lately! Pardon the amateur photography...


Southern wedding calligraphy

I had so much fun working on a Southern bride's wedding calligraphy. I never met the bride, but she was a sweetheart to work with over email. I did calligraphy for everything from her initial invitations to all her wedding day signage. Some shots below!
calligraphy wedding menu

calligraphy wedding program

wedding calligraphy signs


Feature in The Wedding Planner magazine!

Hey, y'all! A shoot I did this spring with Meredith Coe Photography has been published in The Wedding Planner magazine's newest issue! Check it out here. See the feature on pages 29-33.
wedding calligraphy


Unplugged wedding

I love this sign I created for a recent wedding -- an "unplugged" wedding!


Deep green calligraphy

This month's fall and winter wedding prep calls for deep, autumnal colors. This big order of envelopes is getting a classy calligraphy in deep green ink... I love it!
classic wedding calligraphy


Wedding menus + calligraphy escort cards

October is a busy month for me! This project involved creating some digital, printed calligraphy menus in deep red ink, with calligraphy escort cards to match. Perfect for a late October wedding!
wedding calligraphy menu escort cards


Calligraphy wedding signs!

Here are a few calligraphy signs I made quickly (not ideal!) for my friend's wedding I was in last weekend. Pardon the hotel room backdrop -- I literally did these the night before the wedding, in the hotel we were staying in!


Weddings Unveiled feature!

My work, as part of a wonderful photo shoot at Mount Ida farm, was featured on the Weddings Unveiled blog last week. Photography by the wonderful Jen Fariello Photography, styling by Shindig Weddings and Events. Full vendor credits at the bottom of the blog post. Enjoy!


Blog post feature on Borrowed & Blue

My friends at Borrowed & Blue just featured my work in a blog post about hand-cancelling wedding invitations. Love B&B and everyone associated with it!

calligraphy wedding invitations


Calligraphy featured on The Bridal Theory's new site!

So thrilled to share my work, which was featured as part of a garden love photo shoot on The Bridal Theory's newly launched website! Check it out by clicking here!


Calligraphy wedding programs for Castle Hill Cider wedding!

I was so happy with how these beautiful calligraphy wedding programs turned out! I lettered and designed them for a sweet bride that got married in early September at the lovely Castle Hill Cider. Wedding planning by Amore Events by Cody, photo by Ron Dressel Photography.


Calligraphy wedding program

So excited to share this beautiful calligraphy wedding program I created for a bride who will be married this weekend! Photo below... so lovely!

calligraphy wedding program


Fun calligraphy sign

This weekend I shipped out a fun calligraphy sign for a friend's family photo shoot!

calligraphy sign


Calligraphy from photo shoot

Here are a couple of shots from a photo shoot I was part of at the Clifton Inn this week. So much prettiness! Photos by Rachel May Photography, styling by Amore Events by Cody.

wedding calligraphy

wedding calligraphy

wedding calligraphy

wedding calligraphy

wedding calligraphy

wedding calligraphy

wedding calligraphy