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Calligraphy Week III: SD Calligraphy

Today we’d like to welcome Sarah Darcy of SD Calligraphy….

blog: Classic Bride


What styles do you offer?
I offer two very different yet classic styles:
Chelsea: A playful and flirty lettering infused with a bit of Parisian flair
and Jane: A no-frills print perfect for the minimalist at heart

How long does the envelope addressing process typically take?
Typically I ask to have at least two weeks to work on envelopes but it really depends on the lettering style and the number of envelopes to be addressed. Rush orders are always an option, as well.

Do you ship nationally?
Nationally and internationally! :o)

Is there a minimum order?
For hand-addressing, there is a minimum order of 10 envelopes.

Do you offer services other than envelope addressing?
Absolutely! I offer hand-lettering for escort/place cards and signage for social events of all kinds. I’m also completely open to working one-on-one with clients and businesses for custom orders.

What inspired the names for your lettering styles?
The lines and curves of my lettering styles inspired the names. The name ‘Chelsea’ appealed to me because I find the name to evoke a coquettishness and with the embellishments and curls featured in the style, I felt like the two were a perfect match. The name ‘Jane’ appealed to me for its simplistic beauty – exactly what I aim to create when I write in the style.

How would you describe your style?
Tradition with a modern twist.

Any new products/type styles in the works?
Yes! Custom maps, calling cards, note cards and geneology charts are currently in the works. You can have a sneak peek here.

1. Don’t limit inspiration to wedding magazines, books and blogs. Look all around. Find inspiration in your travels, in songs, pieces of art, fashion, architecture, current events, etc. Frame your wedding day with the same beauty that inspires you every day.

2. Not everyone will agree with me on this but I recommend tossing the notion of a traditional registry. Enjoy time with your guests and let their presence be gift enough. Set up a charity donation (We used the I Do Foundation <> ) for those who are so compelled.

3. Enjoy your day! Forget the details (just this once) and embrace the true beauty of the day – celebrating your marriage surrounded by friends and family.

{Photo Credits: Photos 1+4+5+7: Look Photography }

Thanks for stopping by Sarah! Be sure to check out Sarah’s website to see more of her work and visit her blog for classic finds, tips and inspiration!

Stay tuned for more tomorrow…and if you missed Parts 1 and 2 of our Calligraphy Week, you can see them here and here.

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