Over the last month my life has been generally consumed by what my husband and I fondly refer to as "the lopes." ENVELOPES. Obscene amounts of envelopes. 1,286 envelopes to be exact. Yes. You did read that correctly. Seven different styles in five different colors, sometimes starting at 5am and ending at midnight. I wish I could say that I enjoyed every minute it of it, but I won't lie, there were definitely WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?! moments. But, as I sent the last shipment out, I felt good, accomplished, and better educated about what I can and can't handle (physically and mentally!) in terms of my work load. A few tears and thumb cramps and countless hand rubs later, I am happy to say I have seven happy brides, and one happy (but tired) calligrapher!
I promise to do more specialized posts on everything, but for now, here's a sneak peak at THE LOPES!
I am so excited to show you these beautiful and unique Save The Dates that I have been working on with Hillary of Brocade Designs. My calligraphy was set in the hand-drawn image of a leaf and then printed on the gorgeous wood veneer material and sent in a wooden envelope featuring a custom mailing label. Absolute eye candy! I am itching to show you the rest of the pieces we worked on for this May wedding in Ringgold, Louisiana, but you'll have to wait just a little bit longer. For now, you can just salivate over these beautiful images from Donald Yeager Photography borrowed from Brocade. Enjoy!