Real Wedding: Emily and Charlie

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Emily and Charlie got married at the ever-lovely River Farm in October and we were delighted to create a few pretty details for their big day. Our handiwork included two large chalkboards written out in our McConnell lettering style – one that conveyed the order of the ceremony and another that displayed the seriously delicious menu they chose for their guests – plus several smaller chalkboard signs for the dessert table (Pies! Yum!). We also hand-lettered purple seating cards with silver ink. Such a pretty color combination! Laura Ritchie of Events in the City helped the happy couple plan and style the day and Jan Michele Photography captured all of its beauty. Excited to be able to share peeks at the hand-lettered details below!

Chalk Work by Meant To Be Calligraphy with photo by Jan Michele Photography

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Meant To Be Calligraphy Chalk Menu - photo by Jan Michele Photography

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Meant To Be Calligraphy Seating Cards by Jan Michele Photography

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Meant To Be Calligraphy Chalkboad Program by Jan Michele Photography

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Pop In to Salt & Sundry!

Meant To Be Calligraphy Chalk Work for Salt & Sundry


I had the pleasure of creating a little bit of chalk work featuring my Glade and Bradley lettering styles for this weekend’s holiday gift pop-up at Union Market’s new shop, Salt & Sundry. The soon-to-launch store is giving shoppers a preview of the gorgeous goods that will be lining its shelves, all of which have been curated by owner Amanda McClements. I got to peek at some of those offerings earlier this week and I was wowed – so much prettiness! The pop up will take place today through Sunday. Don’t miss it!

Chalk It Up

Meant To Be Calligraphy

To my delight, I am often asked to create chalkboard signage for wedding and events. I always enjoy the process of designing and executing in chalk and chalk ink, whether it be to create a seating chart (as I did for Shannon + Dave), bar signs (like those I created for Kelly + Kevin), welcome greetings (like the board I wrote out for Heather + Patrick) or a menu, which is what I created most recently for bride Tori’s wedding to groom Christian this past weekend.

Tori was referred to me by event designer extraordinaire Laura Ritchie of Events in the City and, in addition to creating adorable little hanging seating cards (shown below in a collage Laura shot during Tori and Christian’s wedding reception), Tori also asked me to use my Glade lettering style to write out a menu of the delicious meal in store for the couple’s guests. To me, the only downside to working on menus is that inevitably the mouth-watering descriptions end up making me hungry and just a tad bit jealous of the lucky guests! In any case, this particular menu was very fun to write and I am thrilled to have been able to assist with the wedding preparations for this sweet bride to her groom. Cheers, Tori + Christian!!

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