Custom nautical wedding invitation

It may surprise you to know that, while I'm a calligrapher based in Charlottesville, I don't always work with Charlottesville brides who are having a Charlottesville wedding. Some brides, I never even meet! One case in point: a friend of another bride who I helped with wedding invitation envelope calligraphy recently partnered with me to create her whole wedding invitation suite in calligraphy. We have worked exclusively via email and phone and, while I hate that I will probably never meet her face-to-face, it's a testament to what can be done electronically these days!
This bride's custom designed calligraphy wedding invitations arrived recently. She chose a nautical theme with navy ink and a knot that tied the suite together. I LOVE how they turned out!

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I love my clients!

I just have to say: I love my clients (brides, grooms, moms, etc.!) so much! Just wanted to share this sweet review submitted by a Charlottesville bride I worked with last year. She reviewed my services on my Wedding Wire storefront.

If I could give Rachael 100 stars, I would! Not only was our wedding program exactly what I was looking for, Rachael was so great to work with. She would respond so quickly to any questions I had and shipped the product so quickly! Thank you so much to Joie de Vivre Calligraphy!!


Styled shoot wedding calligraphy

A recent styled shoot is making its debut and I've got a few shots to share! I did the calligraphy for wedding invitations, menu, place cards, and more. I'll share more in the coming weeks! Photography by Megan Noonan Photography.
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Calligraphy class photos

My friend Meredith Coe, of Meredith Coe Photography, was kind enough to come photograph my most recent Basics of Calligraphy class in Charlottesville, which was held in mid-February. Check out a few of her magical shots!


Emerald and white calligraphy

Emerald envelopes with white funky modern calligraphy just may be my favorite combo this year. This Charlottesville bride's calligraphy was so fun!


New calligraphy script!

Recently, I had a bride request an elegant script to match her classic, somewhat ornate calligraphy on her wedding invitations. The result is below and I LOVE IT. It's going to be part of my regular script offerings, I love it so much! I will call it "Durham," after the bride's maiden name.


Custom birthday invitations

Earlier this month, I had a request from a mom near Charlottesville for custom calligraphy birthday invitations for her little boy's 2nd birthday, which takes place on Pi Day (3.14.15). It was so fun to make this mom's vision come to life!