Charlottesville Calligrapher: Chez Le Commis Dinner for New City Arts Initiative

It was my pleasure to contribute a bit of calligraphy to a benefit dinner for New City Arts Initiative, featuring the excellent cuisine of Chez Le Commis and musical guests Lowland Hum.

(c) Lauren Plank Goans / Chez Le Commis dinner for New City Arts

(c) Lauren Plank Goans / Bluestocking Calligraphy menu for New City Arts

(c) Lauren Plank Goans / Bluestocking Calligraphy for New City Arts Initiative

(c) Lauren Plank Goans / Lowland Hum performing

(c) Lauren Plank Goans / Bluestocking Calligraphy

All photos by Lauren Plank Goans of Lowland Hum.

Charlotte, NC Wedding Calligraphy: Invitation Suite for Julia + Matt

I had a grand time working on the invitation suite for Julia and her groom, Matt. I was delighted to see how the paper turned out in the official photos, by the skillful Lindsey Lee Photography.

This gorgeous wedding was also featured on the front cover of Carolina Bride (via the Charlotte Observer).

Julia, the gorgeous bride! ©Lindsey Lee Photography

Julia, the gorgeous bride! ©Lindsey Lee Photography

Wedding stationery; floral illustration and typesetting by Patrick Costello. ©Lindsey Lee Photography

Wedding stationery; floral illustration and typesetting by Patrick Costello. ©Lindsey Lee Photography

©Lindsey Lee Photography

©Lindsey Lee Photography

©Lindsey Lee Photography

©Lindsey Lee Photography

©Lindsey Lee Photography

©Lindsey Lee Photography

The bride and groom with their beloved Brittany spaniels! ©Lindsey Lee Photography

The bride and groom with their beloved Brittany spaniels! ©Lindsey Lee Photography

Secret Garden Styled Shoot

I was thrilled to be able to lend some calligraphy to this gorgeous styled shoot, masterminded by the amazing Carly Romeo of Two Spoons Photography. All photos below by Carly.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

The shoot was held at the historic Montpelier estate in Virginia, and featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Aren't these flowers incredible? It was just too hard to choose only a few photos to share!

© Two Spoons Photography

© Two Spoons Photography

© Two Spoons Photography

© Two Spoons Photography

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography

© Two Spoons Photography

For more photos, visit Two Spoons Photography and Green Wedding Shoes.

© Two Spoons Photography.

© Two Spoons Photography.

Charlottesville calligrapher: Wedding reception calligraphy

Working with Jamie and Erick was an absolute DELIGHT, and I was thrilled to get to play a tiny part in their big day. A few shots from their reception by Morgan Trinker Photography:

Wall of escort flowers / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Wall of escort flowers / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Escort flowers close up / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Escort flowers close up / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Invitation suite (envelopes by me) / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Invitation suite (envelopes by me) / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Dessert table / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Dessert table / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Dessert table sign / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Dessert table sign / Photo by Morgan Trinker Photography

Charlottesville calligraphy: New City Arts Initiative Banquet

It was my pleasure to do a few calligraphy projects for the New City Arts Initiative banquet this month. I made a few signs, proofs for the menus, and place cards. The wonderful John Robinson of Robinson Imagery is to credit for the excellent photos.

Gallery below!

Charlotte calligrapher: Letterpress wedding invitation for Julia and Matt

I was so thrilled to write this letterpressed invitation suite for our friends Julia and Matt — and equally delighted to team up with the talented Patrick Costello again! Patrick did the beautiful floral design and layout of the suite, and the invitation was then letterpressed and printed by Mom & Pop's Print Shop in Charlotte.

Warmest congrats to Julia and Matt! Gallery below.