Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Together With Their Families

Just a quick Wedding Wednesday post today, dear readers, because I have a big one being published on Friday!  (Why, you ask?  Well, {av} suggested we feature shoes for her link-up this week, so shoes it shall be - bridal shoes!)  But I did want to introduce you quickly to Kelly Edwards at Beflourish, who did the gorgeous calligraphy that you see below for our invitations.  She was fantastic to work with - when Jon and I picked a font and I emailed to ask how much it would cost, Kelly wrote back saying that we must have great taste as it was her most expensive option!  We did end up going with one of her cheaper but still elegant fonts, and she was incredibly patient as Jon and I scrambled to finalize our guest list and all the addresses, and she even emailed me a few times afterwards just to confirm one detail or another that I hadn't sent through properly.  We really hope we can hire her again for a few other pieces of our wedding when we get closer to the date!

I also wanted to give another shout-out to our amazing stationary superwoman, Caroline Russo from Pink Orchid Invites, who is creating all of the paper goods for our wedding - thank you!

We're sending everything out over the next few weeks, which might seem a bit disorganized but I promise there is method to the madness!  The invitations being sent to US addresses and the handful that are going to countries other than the UK are being put in the post this week from Washington, DC.  (Happily, our invitation suite is relatively simple so we can use a normal stamp for the domestic ones.) When my parents and I go to England on the 20th, we'll bring over all the invitations that are being sent to UK addresses; that way we can post them domestically, too, which will cut down on the expense a bit.  See?  I've thought this through.  As they say in England, "every little helps!"

Anyway, I wholeheartedly recommend both of these ladies for any stationary/calligraphy projects you might need help with - though my photography skills are atrocious, you can see that their work speaks for itself:



19 comments:

  1. why thank you, I did it all myself! (lies... :P)

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  2. Beautiful! How awesome would it be to have calligraphy skills like that?!

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  3. So beautiful! And so smart about shipping them all domestically. Good thinking :) xo

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  4. Jon tried to convince me that the UK ones should RSVP back to him instead of to me to save on postage, but I'm too much of a control freak for that :P

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  5. oh man I'd love to! not sure even practice would make perfect for me though...

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  6. so very beautiful! i love the 'paper goods' part of a wedding.

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  7. Beautiful calligraphy! I'm trying to self teach myself some calligraphy moves and I absolutely love the font you chose!

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  8. me too! I'd incorporate so much more of that if we could afford to :)

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  9. why thank you! it's the Robyn font - the other one we liked was the Madison. such gorgeous work!

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  10. Stunningly, stunningly gorgeous!

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  11. I fear the day that I have to choose paper wonders for my *still in the future* wedding. I can't walk past a Paperchase without falling in love with everything. These are beautiful Betsy, there's something so timeless about understated simplicity. Well chosen!

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  12. I LOVE this. The invitations are so gorgeous!

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  13. thank you! I'm thinking up excuses to keep choosing more - it's so fun to play with!

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  14. YAY thank you! I love the monogram that Caroline made :)

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  15. Such beautiful stationary, i love it!

    http://betsytransatlantically.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. gosh, seeing the invitations makes it so real! And wow - they look beautiful!

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  17. How pretty, Betsy! I had so much fun browsing through all of the different styles for invitations. There are so many options these days! I like how classic yours look. :)

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