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Dusty blue + copper editorial.

An unexpected joy in calligraphy work has been the opportunity to meet talented and passionate creatives in the wedding and event industry.  What started out as a hobby — really, postpartum art therapy — turned into a means of collaborating with different designers and vendors right from my little kitchen table.

Mint & Lovely first contacted me about contributing an invitation suite and handlettered figs to their Copper + Tuscan Inspired Garden Wedding editorial shoot right after Pup was born.  I was in the thick of postpartum blues and still recovering, and JE thought it would be a good outlet for me even though my daily reality was around-the-clock feeding and transitioning Cub to life with a little brother.

It was a whirlwind up to the deadline — designing by night, mixing and preserving gouache, discovering the uses of a light pad, waiting ’til the figs in my friend Allie’s backyard were the perfect blend of purple and green, learning to write on ripe figs (we ate the mess-ups), overnighting the figs in a bullet-proof box that JE made (it involved an egg carton and lots of bubble wrap), making sure everything was cleaned up and safe from curious hands by the time the boys were awake.  I enjoyed it and learned so much in the process.

Here are some of my personal favorites from the shoot, featured in Bridal Musings earlier this month —

“Each detail was chosen intentionally to highlight the glimpses of beauty that can be found by simply walking a winding gravel path through the rose garden or peering just beyond the tall boxed hedges.” (Emilee and Haley, Mint and Lovely)

Design & Vision: Mint & Lovely Studios | Photography: Britt Taylor | Dress: Maggie Sottero via White Dress | Suit: NL Suits | Invitation Suite: Tia Joy Kim | Ribbon: Syrendell | Vintage Stamps: Edelweiss Post | Floral: Wood Violet | Napkins: The Sitting Tree | Linen: Mrs. Freund & Co. | Chairs: Lakes Area Rental | Placesettings: Canopies | Hair: Tailored Salon | Makeup: Tayla | Cheesecake: Yield Bakehouse | Ring: Alyssa & Anna

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