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Laura Hooper, Northridge, CA Vendor: Calligraphy Website: Laura Hooper Calligraphy About Me: I've been practicing the art of calligraphy since the age of 12 and nothing gives me more pleasure than waking up each morning knowing I get to do what I do each day. I love having the ability to infuse my own personal style into each of my bride's special day. When I'm not working, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and painting; but most of the time I don't consider calligraphy to be work at all!
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Real Weddings: Dana Point

February 18th, 2009 @ 3:53 pm by laurahooper

Signs

{Photos courtesy of Michelle Andersen}

One of my favorite clients, Ashley, just sent me these fantastic photos by Michele Andersen, taken at her wedding in Dana Point, California this past August. What a gorgeous event it was…. Ashley shares a love of stationery and paper, and it really showed in the choices she made for her event. She chose my Lanai design at our first meeting and from then on we incorporated that beautiful orchid into the entire set.

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For the reception, Ashley gave out flip-flops to the ladies so they wouldn’t hurt their feet in heels. Hand-painted sand dollars told each guest where to sit, and cleverly positioned satin ribbons instructed the servers what entrees the guests preferred.

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Parasols at the ceremony shaded the ladies from the sun. Each was tied with a satin bow and a custom cut favor tag with the couple’s monogram on it. This monogram was also used on the menus {below} and for the gobo lighting on the wall behind their cake.

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Menus were letterpress-printed on shimmery aqua paper with sand-colored ink, and tied with a beautiful double-faced satin ribbon. Topped off with a hand-picked orchid to pull the theme together.

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Even the program covers were letterpressed, on 100% cotton rag paper made of reclaimed fibers and printed with soy ink. Each one contained several pages outlining the ceremony.

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Tables were named after 21 of the best beaches in California. Also printed on the shimmery paper and pressed with sand-colored ink. I wrote each table name by hand in Elegance script in Sepia-colored ink.

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{Last two images courtesy of Austin Henninger Photography}

Lastly, here are pictures of her invitation set. The suite included the invitation, RSVP card and envelope, reception card, and a custom map that was offset-printed on the shimmery paper {same thing we used for the reception pieces}. It was all tucked into a shimmery pocketfold envelope and tied together with raffia and a tiny sanddollar!

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And finally, Ashley completed her order just this past week with a set of holiday cards to complement the entire order!

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These cards are the inspiration for our new Save the Dates line!

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3 Responses to “Real Weddings: Dana Point”

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Miss Duckling

I love the lanai design! Can’t wait to see your new save the dates line!

 
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honeymyheart

the entire stationery suite looks soo pretty. i like how they all tie in together.

 
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Miss Piglet

I’m in constant awe of your work, Laura!

 

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