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Natural Agate Place Cards in White Ink - Modern Calligraphy

It's interesting how patterns evolve with the orders that I execute for clients.  The other week it was the week of quite a few projects with calligraphy on magnolia leaves.  This week, it's natural agate stones with white ink in modern calligraphy.  I love it!  It requires less thought on my part with minimal changes between projects!  HA!  Cheers!

Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®

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Magnolia Leaf Calligraphy as Place Cards - Houston Calligrapher

If you know me at all, you know that I become bored quite easily with the "garden variety" calligraphy ESPECIALLY that that you see for wedding calligraphy and I am always looking for something different to write on.  Once you've seen calligraphy in black ink on a white/cream place card, you've pretty much seen them all...no offense.  ANYTHING, BUT PAPER, I say.  

ENTER: MAGNOLIA LEAVES.  These magnolia leaves have been preserved to make them as close to uniform as possible and to last for years.  However, please keep in mind that these were created by Mother Nature so there will be some form of variation from leaf to leaf.  Now for my area: CALLIGRAPHY!  I've seen these with gold calligraphy before, but rarely silver or white calligraphy here in Houston.  I ADORE the contrast of white calligraphy ink against darker colors.   Yes I can be a little dark, but let's just keep that between us girls :).  I digress...  

These make for creative place cards and escort cards for a wedding, birthday, corporate event or any excuse to get your crew together.  These are now available in the Etsy Shop!  Cheers!

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Names in Calligraphy for a Wedding Save the Date - Houston Calligrapher

My friends at Cotton Paperie had a client reach out to me just before I left for Spain in June.  This client was interested in a number of things but primarily to have their names calligraphed for their Save the Date.  Once I returned to Houston, I started the process and this client has an affinity for Ornamental Penmanship & calligraphy...YAY!!  We are still "in the thick" of it, but here are a few of the calligraphy options that we are combing through now.....mistakes and all.  Don't judge me, I'm human.  Cheers!

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Acrylic & Gold Foil---Why Not?! - Houston Wedding Calligraphy

As you know, I get bored pretty easily so it was time to find another way to incorporate my calligraphy into events such as weddings & corporate events that use calligraphy quite frequently.  Enter: ACRYLIC and GOLD FOIL calligraphy!  I have quite a few events here in Houston that I have the pleasure to create calligraphy for and I have already had requests for these beauties here in Houston.  I figured that it was time to offer these to you as well!  Let's do this! Cheers!

Como Usted ya sabe, convierto aburrida con frecuencia.  entonces, es tiempo para algo diferente.  Ahora, estoy ofertando acrylic con oro y plata para nombres o un mensaje.  si estas interesado, me avisas.  Muchísimas gracias y favor de aceptar mis sinceras disculpas ...estoy aún aprendiendo español.    

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Style Me Pretty Feature: California Wedding Calligraphy

I couldn't be more pleased to have my work featured with Style Me Pretty for a California wedding that I provided calligraphy for!  Remember that massive "Howdy Ya'll" sign?  Here it is!  You can access it with this link: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2017/06/23/texan-couples-destination-wedding/

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Ornate Roundhand Invitation Calligraphy Featured in The Luxe Pearl

It's so great to see this feature come to life.  Check out my invitation calligraphy work featured in The Luxe Pearl  Cheers!

Calligraphy: Bella Grafia Houston Calligraphy

Invitation Suite: Cotton Paperie - Couture Letterpress Stationery

Photography: Stacy Anderson Photography

Event Design: Mementos Events and Design
Florals: Monica's Brides & Touch of Glitz Flowers
Cake: Shazdeh Cakes
Make-up: Amber Hayes
Hair: Bris Hair Design
Tux: Michael Kors from Alvin Tuxedos
Custom Bow Tie: SwankNeck
Dress: Badgley Mischka from TOOTSIES
Linens: House of Hough
Fur Chair Covers: Rent The Foundry
Vintage Rentals: RELUVD
 

Houston Calligrapher

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Paper is so passé. Calligraphy Seating Chart Mirror - New York City

I have had the pleasure of working with this NYC bride since this summer for pieces ranging from invitations to this mirror seating chart.  We played it a little conservative as her aesthetic is very classic and cool.  I did play up the monogram and date just a touch...I couldn't help it :)  Cheers!

#houstoncalligraphy #houstoncalligrapher #weddings #love

It's so hard to get good pictures of mirrors....they see everything :)

It's so hard to get good pictures of mirrors....they see everything :)

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Partnership with www.100LayerCake.com - Houston Calligrapher

This year has been an amazing year for Bella Grafia Calligraphy & Engraving in Houston! To add to that, I am happy to announce a new partnership with http://www.100LayerCake.com This company is a leader in the wedding industry and I look forward to working with them.  Cheers!

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Don't you do calligraphy in the dark? - Houston Calligrapher

I have been very fortunate to maintain a full calendar with jobs.  As anyone will tell you, that is a blessing but every blue moon it is a curse.  When your calendar is booked you usually don't have wiggle room for 'unforeseen circumstances'....such as power outages.  Today, my electricity went out due to the storms that we have been experiencing here in Houston.  At the same time, I was working on a job that needed to be completed today as there are jobs booked directly behind it on the calendar.  That meant that I needed to work in the dark.  Thank goodness for my trusty battery operated laser.

I am happy to say that I did finish today and it also made for a cool picture on my phone.   #MakeItWork. Cheers!

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New York City Wedding Calligraphy - Calligraphic Birds

It's been a while since I've posted a project.  It's been a little crazy around here to say the least, but I love what I do so there are no complaints here.  I had a client that is getting married in NY request samples of what I could do with birds.  Yes, birds.  This is one of the samples that I provided.  I just finished her project and I will say that it was pretty cool.  Yay for something new! Yet another example of a client asking for something that pushes me outside of my box and I'm glad that she did.  These are now available as a style option for wedding calligraphy.  Cheers!

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