People often ask me how I became interested in calligraphy. As a child I had a relative who wrote in calligraphy as a hobby - I was always fascinated! I was introduced to it again in junior high school when we wrote poems in calligraphy for an art class. I picked it up a third time to address my own wedding invitations. After that I did a few weddings for friends and family, but it was not until after I had my first son and I stopped teaching that it became a business. I worked with a local printing press for a while, and once brides began to pass my name around wedding message boards business really picked up. It's been 13 years and I still don't advertise - all of my business comes through word of mouth and the wonderful brides who continue to pass my name along!!
Seating charts are always a nervewracking challenge, but the result is always so worth it in the end. For the first two charts, the brides supplied the stalks of silk flowers and I separated them into individual blossoms. and hot glued them. Both brides chose to have letter stickers (rhinestones/glitter) and the extra embellishments were worked in as they fit. There is a lot of math and measuring involved so I encourage anyone interested in doing a seating chart to really nail down that guest list before bringing it. It is so much more difficult to make changes with a chart than with escort cards! The final photo has the names and table numbers written out on canvas pieces that were going to be mounted and hung with decorations on site.