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Offline Starlee

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Wedding invitations
« on: March 02, 2015, 10:43:53 AM »
As some of you know already, I started my calligraphy journey just over a year ago in preparation for my upcoming wedding. My goal was to address the envelopes as my normal hand writing is severely illegible (nicest looking illegible writing...so I've been repeatedly told) and a calligrapher was outside of our budget. Well, the moment finally arrived. I mailed the invites out on Friday. Thought I would share the final product.

Rino didn't want me calligraphing the entire suite. He didn't think I would be good enough to make it look professional in the time frame I had...so I settled with learning about typography and design, which was a great learning experience in its own right. I did sneak in some calligraphy by making the map and a monogram for the envelope seal. The feathers came from the generosity of an artist who gave me permission to use her work for my invites only as they are copyrighted to Paper Source or something (I've seen her work on blank journals in their store). I found her work online, emailed her asking if I could use her image, and she sent me the high res file! I was floored by her kindness. They have become the focal point for the feel of the wedding. I already knew I wanted a teal and silver colour scheme, no flowers, and a feather bouquet (I am eschewing flowers because of their cost)...so I was really tickled when I found it...such a serendipitous find!

So anyway,  this was quite the project. I have a new found respect for all of you who make a living off of this!
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 10:47:04 AM by Starlee »
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 10:57:10 AM »
Wow Starlee!  They are absolutely gorgeous!  I absolutely love the feathers...what a stunning element to both the suite & your entire wedding!  And the envelope addressing is the cherry on top...just fabulous!  Sending you tons of (virtual) pats on the back!
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 11:08:21 AM »
Oh my! Starlee!! Your wedding invites are beautiful!!! Well done, you!!!
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 11:11:46 AM »
Wow!  You did a fantastic job!!!  I wanted to do more with my invites themselves, but unfortunately I didn't.  Way to go for it!   

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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 02:33:55 PM »
Beautiful!!  You go and do it, girl!!
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 02:52:25 PM »
Beautiful! And the colors are wonderful!!  ;)

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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 02:58:52 PM »
OMG APPLAUSE!!!!! AWESOME!!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 03:03:16 PM »
I love it!  The colors are wonderful.  Who needs white?  What ink did you use on the envelopes?  It is a very good match.

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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 03:23:29 PM »
This is BEAUTIFUL Starlee!! The colours, the feathers, the envelopes!! Love, love it. congratulations!!

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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 03:49:07 PM »
AWESOME!

You clearly have a knack for this, I hope you are pleased with your amazing work and your fiancÚ is eating his words!  ;D
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 04:48:13 PM »
Starlee!! That is amazing! Love it! Great job.

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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 05:36:09 PM »
Those are totally EXCELLENT!  You made such great choices!!!  The suite looks awesome!  ;D
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 06:22:27 PM »
Star, HOLY COW!!  Beautiful invitations!  Beautiful calligraphy!  You should be SO proud of yourself!!!!  I'm super stoked for you!!!!  Congratulations!  I hope that the wedding is as beautiful as your lovely invitations!!

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 07:03:12 PM »
Beautiful! Congratulations!
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Re: Wedding invitations
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 08:18:54 PM »
Yay! So well done!