Today’s post is for the brides who are on a budget! Calligraphy pieces can be a beautiful addition to your wedding day, but I know that you might not be able to fit everything you want into your budget. In that case, I suggest a calligraphy piece that can be used and styled in your photos in many different ways! One way you can do that is with a beautiful calligraphy envelope (see that post here), but here's another opportunity to easily incorporate calligraphy in another simple way! The photos I’m about to show you all showcase the same simple calligraphy sign, but it is styled in so many beautiful (and different!) ways! So brides, if you have a favorite quote or verse, it could be done in calligraphy and styled in different ways for your wedding photos. A calligraphy piece like this would also be versatile enough to be featured at your bridal shower, wedding, and then as a keepsake for your home! These photos were all taken and styled by the very talented Snowdrop Photography, located in the DC area! And how could I not include that sweet pup?!
I would love to chat with you about your own idea for a custom calligraphy sign, so feel free to reach out to me with your thoughts for your big day! And if you are a bride on a budget, check out this feature on Confetti Daydreams where you'll find some other ideas for incorporating beautiful details on your big day without breaking your budget! It features one of my all time favorite calligraphy projects - a fabric banner, which is another super versatile calligraphy piece that can be used on your wedding day!
This anniversary photo session is BREATHTAKING, you guys. I honestly don’t even know how else to put it. It reminds me a bit of Downton Abbey and Tara is such a classic beauty. My husband and I have not had any professional photos taken since we got married 8 years ago and this totally makes me want to book an anniversary session!
Happy New Year from Allison Dee Calligraphy! While I am always sad to see the beauty of the Christmas season end, I do enjoy the fresh start the comes with a new year! Did you get engaged over the holidays? I am so excited to share with you about one of my favorite pairings for your engagement, wedding, and anniversary photos - calligraphy and ring boxes! (And check the bottom of my post for a GIVEAWAY!!) A beautiful ring box is an absolute must to showcase your gorgeous wedding or engagement ring in your photos. You can pair it with a special custom calligraphy piece, cherished wedding heirloom, or even your wedding invitation suite. Also, for wedding planners and photographers, this is the perfect addition to your photo shoot necessities!
When I started this little calligraphy business, I had no idea how much fun it would be to collaborate with other small businesses. It’s amazing what happens when creatives come together! One of my favorite collaborations has been with Jess at J.Isabel Designs – she designs the most adorable gift boxes for every occasion, and I have the privilege of creating the calligraphy gift tags for each box! I love that Jess has some traditional tags, but also has some fun, unique wording options too! Check out some of my favorite boxes below!
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