Calluna Events, based in Boulder, Colorado, is one of the country's finest wedding event planners.
It was my pleasure to contribute calligraphy for its special 10th year Marie Antoinette-themed anniversary fete and to work with some very talented artists- Elizabeth Winheld of Sweet Letterpress and Lana Frankel of Lana's Shop- who created this beautiful invitation on behalf of Calluna's Heather Dwight and Jolene Greenbaum.
As a Texas native, I was expecially captivated by the story of Paris, Texas resident and artist Kermit Oliver who became the first American to design one of Hermes' signature silk scarves in 1984.
If was after Jean-Louis Duman of Hermes asked his friend Lawrence Marcus (of Neiman Marcus) to recommend an artist who could capture the spirit of the Southwest. Marcus suggested Oliver, and the resulting decades-long collaboration is history.
We are thrilled and honored to have our home featured in the pages of the current issue of Betsy and Kevin Marr's gorgeous magazine Reign.
I wish to thank Betsy and Kevin for including us in this beautiful issue and I wish to also thank my very talented friends Tasha Frye of L'Arrangement and Denise Costerus, ASID of Costerus Design whose contributions made our home magazine ready.
This spring Travel and Resort issue is available on newsstands everywhere in Colorado or by ordering online at denverreign.com.
Photography by Jody and Zach Zorn of Zorn Photography
It was my pleasure to work with Lisa Aiba -mother of the groom-to-be Rei and his fiance Rumi- to hand letter their wedding invitation envelopes. Ms. Aiba came to designsgirl through the celebrated stationer The Village Invites of New York City.
designsgirl was introduced to the remarkably talented New Hampshire designers Samantha Finegan and Whitney Swaffield of Gus & Ruby Letterpress when she was commissioned to do wedding calligraphy for several of their bridal clients as well as for magazine wedding features.
I was immediately drawn to Samantha's and Whitney's love of animals as well as their gorgeous stationery designs. Their business namesake is based on their beloved dogs Gus and Ruby and it was through their canine companions that they formed the business alliance that ultimately led to the creation of their Portsmouth stationer.
Gus & Ruby Letterpress work has been showcased in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and other fashionable industry publications and design blogs.