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  • Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitation Options

    February 18, 2021

    Building sustainable practices into your wedding might be easier than you think, especially when it comes to your wedding stationery. I want to preface this with something that I hear that always makes the little Tinkerbell paper fairy inside me fall down dead: “they’ll just throw it out anyway”. My goal as a stationery designer […]

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  • What a Stationery Designer Really Does (That You Might Not Know About)

    February 12, 2021

    This blog post was co-written with Kitchener-Waterloo wedding planner extraordinaire Chrissy Kumornik of CK & Co. Events. The wedding stationery designer is a bit of an elusive creature — especially when they make things look so darn easy! We wanted to outline the different roles that a stationery designer takes on during a typical wedding […]

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  • How to Hand-Cancel Your Wedding Invitations

    January 05, 2021

    And other juicy post office tips! If you’re newly engaged or just starting the stationery planning process, you may have heard the terms “hand-cancelling” or “hand-cancelled postage” thrown around quite a bit by wedding planners and inspo blogs. As a professional wedding calligrapher and stationery designer, I’m here to demystify the process! By this point, […]

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  • Covid-19 Invitation Wording & Etiquette Tips

    November 12, 2020

    Planning a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s a list of my top wedding stationery recommendations that’ll help you keep some peace of mind during this process: Send a Save-the-Date With all of the postponements from 2020, your guests are going to be receiving invitations to a record number of events. Make sure to get […]

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  • Bold & Beautiful Outdoor Engagement Party Ideas

    November 03, 2020

    Charcuterie? Check. Bold beautiful jewel tones? Check. Gorgeous gold accents and an even more gorgeous couple? Check, check. Handwritten gold and burgundy dinner menus with hand-torn deckled edges, personalized fruit name cards and a hand lettering on glass bar menu signs — this shoot was all kinds of fun with an incredibly creative and talented […]

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  • Apple Orchard Wedding Inspo with Two Lovely Brides

    September 30, 2020

    This styled shoot, featuring real life couple Grace & Kodee was pure joy: bold autumn colours, down-to-earth orchard wedding vibes and effortless style from our two brides. This shoot features the Bailey suite — one of the Semi-Custom designs in my Invitation Collection. The Galleries Eden Graham Photography Roxanne Duke Photography It was amazing to […]

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  • Boho Elopement Inspiration

    July 30, 2020

    I looooove me some boho wedding inspo. I got married back in 2018 on a farm in rural Ontario, with a wooden arbor handmade by my dad, and with bohemian blush, peach and burgundy florals, so this boho elopement theme was near and dear to my heart. Elopements and micro weddings are have become a […]

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  • Order Process: Custom Calligraphy Vows & Love Letters

    July 27, 2020

    How to order custom calligraphy vows, love letters, framed quotes and more! A sneak peek into the custom calligraphy order process, plus some general tips and tricks for writing from the heart.

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  • Elopement & Micro-Wedding Stationery Packages are Here!

    June 19, 2020

    As I write this, Ontario has loosened restrictions on holding wedding ceremonies. As such, many couples are opting for smaller nuptials for the rest of 2020, and I have to say I am here for it! To celebrate these new developments, I’m offering two brand new stationery packages: The Elopement Keepsake Package Everything you need […]

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  • Lavender Wedding Inspiration | Styled Shoot

    May 29, 2020

    This whimsical shoot hosted at Ontario’s The Lavender Farm was conceptualized by the one and only Lisa Vigliotta Photography. While the farm has been family owned and operated since 1882, Bob and Barb planted their first 600 lavender plants in 2011. This 75 year old heritage barn and whimsical lavender field is truly a hidden […]

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  • How to be an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Wedding Vendor

    May 21, 2020

    A round-up of what I do to stay informed and be a resource for all couples. Love is love, folks!

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  • 4 Totally Unique Wax Seal Ideas

    May 01, 2020

    Let’s kick your sealing game up a notch.

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  • Creative Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

    April 14, 2020

    As I write this, much of the world is on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before sharing any work-life balance tips, it’s so important to remember that when experiencing a crisis, the routines, schedules, and productivity tools that may have worked for you in the past, might not be applicable or effective anymore, and […]

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  • Digital Change-the-Date Cards Now Available!

    April 09, 2020

    …did I mention they’re FREE??

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  • 3 Unique Ways to Add Calligraphy to Your Life

    March 10, 2020

    You’ve attended a calligraphy workshop or maybe just started getting into the hobby while holed up during a pandemic. You’re doodling on every scrap piece of paper and to-do list that you can find, and finding any excuse to make personalized place cards or send snail mail with jazzy calligraphy envelopes to your pals. You’re […]

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  • When to Send Your Wedding Invitations

    February 17, 2020

    “When should I even send my invitations?” As a wedding stationer I hear this question all the time. To help clear the air about common worries and misconceptions when it comes to planning your wedding stationery, here’s a super simple timeline. The Wedding Invitation Timeline One Year Out (or more)Book your invitation designer! If you […]

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  • How I Accidentally Found Mindfulness with Calligraphy

    December 25, 2019

    Many of us have heard that practicing mindfulness will help us relax, reduce stress and minimize anxiety. And boy oh boy, learning to relax and unwind during stressful times in our lives has never been more relevant than during a pandemic. If you’re looking for a social distancing activity to open up your creativity and […]

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  • The Budding Calligrapher’s Holiday Gift Guide

    November 28, 2019

    Whether you’re calligraphy curious, have taken one of my beginner workshops, or you’re ready to take your projects up a notch, there’s something we can all agree on: we love pens, paper, and creating beautiful things. There’s something about crafting that soothes the soul, calligraphy especially! If you’re looking for something special for the beginner […]

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  • How to Hold a Brush Pen (and Other Tips!)

    November 07, 2019

    I’ve written about my all-time favourite brush pens already, so now it’s time to go back to basics and share some tried-and-true tips about how to get a grip on setting up your workspace (….see what I did there?? 😅). Maybe you’ve splurged on some tools already, or maybe you’re attending one of my in-person […]

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  • Engaged? 💍 The First 3 Things You Need to Do

    October 25, 2019

    Engaged? Congrats!! Surprise… now there are a ton of things to decide about the big day.

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  • My Favourite Calligraphy Tools

    September 18, 2019

    The most frequently asked question any calligrapher gets to their DMs is a frantic “what pen is this???”. There are so many tools and brush pens out there, so here’s a round-up of the supplies that I always have stocked in my home studio. Disclaimer: This supply list includes Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon […]

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  • Tutorial: Faux Calligraphy

    September 03, 2019

    Learn the basics of modern calligraphy without needing expensive tools.

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  • How to Plan a Wedding that Doesn’t Suck

    July 30, 2019

    “My wedding was so stressful, I broke out into hives and became physically sick to my stomach on the day, so I couldn’t even enjoy it.” This is from a real conversation I had with an acquaintance of mine recently. She talked about how she caved to traditions and pressure from friends and family, listed […]

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