Thursday, February 28, 2013

Indianapolis Calligraphy - Escort Cards

These escort cards were done in my Classic design style and in classic, black ink.

The bride requested the table numbers be placed on the front, done extra large, and centered beneath the names.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New York City Wedding Calligraphy - Navy Ink

 Many brides have recently requested navy ink for their wedding invitation calligraphy such as this bride from New York City.  She was an exceptional client in that she booked me nearly 7 months in advance, provided a complete guest list, and was responsive to questions. (Love that!)

I had never before worked with these wonderful and unique letterpressed invitations by Studio on Fire.  This design is called Arrow Union Wedding. The bride discovered them at Martha Stewart Weddings.  She felt my Napa Design Style complemented her chosen invitation design, and I agree completely. 


For Studio on Fire CLICK HERE.
 Specifically for Arrow Union Wedding invitations CLICK HERE.
For information on Studio 450 CLICK HERE.
For information on Church of the Guardian Angel CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

First Wedding Anniversary Gift

A couple's first wedding anniversary is often celebrated with a paper related gift.  I receive many enquiries to quote a price for hand lettering a couple's wedding vows, poems, and in the case above, the wedding homily or sermon.  In the event that my schedule and/or the client's budget prevent the possibility of my lettering the piece completely by hand, it is nice to offer the option of my designing a piece using my font.

Although I do not physically put my nib to the paper using this option, it is still my own, custom, original lettering.  My font is based on my Napa style calligraphy.  There is considerable time involved designing the piece and kerning the lettering, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, custom piece.

This option is usually more affordable with a faster turn around time - especially for large pieces such as this 13" x 38" piece.  A wife commissioned me to create this piece of their wedding homily in order for her to frame it and give to her husband for their first anniversary.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vera Wang Embossed Wedding Invitations

I did the calligraphy for these wedding invitation envelopes in my Classic Design Style.
I enjoyed working with the bride and her mother. The bride was able to earn her wedding gown through her blogging efforts at David Tutera's "It's a Bride's Life."

The beautiful, embossed wedding invitation suite was designed by Vera Wang.

They are available from William Arthur. I love to work on William Arthur's envelopes.

A detailed shot of the gorgeous embossing.
More information about these invitations can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Calligraphy for Wedding Vows - Castle Ladyhawke



I had the pleasure of doing the calligraphy for a wonderful couple's wedding vows. 

When a bride hires and meets with me six months in advance, I know she's pretty special.  She purchased this red, leather journal in which she wanted me to letter her vows to her groom. She wanted to surprise him with the journal during the ceremony.

 I did a title page for posterity.

I did the vows in a modified version of my Napa style script. 

This lovely photo, as well as the first and last two photos were taken by the couple's photographer Terri Clark.  The couple purchased the digital copyrights.  The bride graciously gave me permission to use their images.

The groom was so surprised! He loved the journal.  In fact, they contacted me after the wedding to see if I could add his vows to the journal.  I did this page before adding the groom's vows on the following pages.

Every morning, I would begin my work day lettering a page of the groom's vows. Then I would set it aside to dry until the next morning.

I was a little sad when the project was complete.

The bride found this wonderful venue for the wedding - Castle Ladyhawke in North Carolina. I think it looks sooo cool!

The lovely couple!
Knowing they owned the copyrights, I added their names and wedding date to the image.
Thank you, Mira and Greg, for allowing me to participate in your wedding.
It was a delightful experience!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Calligraphy for Letterpress Wedding Invitation


I did the calligraphy for these letterpressed wedding invitations in my Napa Design Style.  I loved this invitation designed by Jill  Sowder of Westwood Paper.  I think the textblock of beautiful letterforms is unique and stunning. The wedding was held at The American Club Resort's Whistling Straits.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Indianapolis Calligraphy - Chocolate and Aqua Wedding


The calligraphy for these wedding invitation envelopes was done in chocolate brown ink and in my Classic Design Style.  The mother-of-the-bride was really excited about the calligraphy, which of course, endeared her to me! :)  


The invitation suite was purchased from Jill Sowder of Westwood Paper.


 The bride and her mom also purchased this framed print from me to give as a special gift to the minister officiating the wedding ceremony.  I thought that was a lovely gesture.

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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Indianapolis Wedding Calligraphy: Navy Blue, Cream and Yellow


As promised in THIS previous post, here are some photos of the calligraphy done for Donald and Mallory's wedding reception.


The colors are a bit distorted in my photos. The lettering was done in a light, creamy yellow.


Photographer, Jessica Strickland, was kind enough to give me permission to post some of her wonderful images.  You can view more images from the wedding at Jessica's blog: HERE.


The beautiful wedding was planned by expert Darcie Kornmeyer of Circle City Planners


The talented Jill Sowder of Westwood Paper designed the couple's monogram and handled all the stationery for the big event.  


The escort cards, done in my Napa Design Style, not only directed guests to their tables, but guests were encouraged to write a note to the newlyweds and slip it into their escort envelope.  I created a sign that directed the guests to drop their escort cards into a vase as they entered the ballroom.  A great idea! 


Mallory + Donald {a wedding short} from Jet Kaiser Films on Vimeo.

The above film was created for Donald and Mallory by Jet Kaiser of Jet Kaiser Films. I think it's amazing - beautiful and touching. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chicago Wedding Calligraphy



I did the calligraphy with black ink in my Classic Design Style.
I loved working on this paper.
Invitation Design: Ghega Scolari of CartaBella Shop.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Indianapolis Wedding Calligraphy - Circle City Planners - Westwood Paper


The beautiful monogram was designed by Jill Sowder of Westwood Paper. Jill and Smock Paper are responsible for these gorgeous, letterpressed wedding invitations.
I heard the wedding was incredible and stunning. Wedding planning by Darcie Kornmeyer of Circle City Planners.  Photos of calligraphy done for the reception will be in a future post.
The bride and groom requested I do the calligraphy in navy ink in my Napa Design Style. 
(Personal details have been blurred or removed for privacy.)

Visit Westwood Paper by clicking here.
Visit Circle City Planners by clicking here.
Visit Smock Paper by clicking here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Calligraphy for a Wedding Guest Book

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A wedding guest book hand lettered, for the most part, in my Classic Design Style. There are a few Lavish flourishes thrown in here and there.
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 Some books record more than just the names of guests attending the wedding. Many books include areas to record the bride and groom's family trees, which I think is a great way to preserve a record of both families for future generations.
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...and there are so many
 affordable - pretty - ready-made
 guest books available today!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gift for a Husband - Indianapolis Calligraphy

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A glimpse of a piece I designed and hand lettered for a client to give to her husband as a Christmas gift. The main body of text was done in the same script that I use in my Napa Design Style.

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. WWW.ZONDERVAN.COMThe “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Offices by Biblica, Inc. ™

Monday, December 19, 2011

Indianapolis Wedding Calligraphy - Escort Cards

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Calligraphy I did for an Indianapolis wedding reception this past fall.
This is my Classic Design Style in black ink.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Virginia Wedding Calligraphy

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Calligraphy done for a wedding rehearsal dinner invitation.

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The lettering was done with custom, mixed chocolate ink in my new Design Style: Splurge!

For more information on Splurge!, click HERE.
Visit Wedding Paper Divas main site for more invitation options.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wedding Calligraphy for Train Station Wedding Guest Book

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 Lavish calligraphy script done for a couple's wedding guest book.

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 The wedding and reception are to be held at Indianapolis Union Station. In keeping with the theme, vintage luggage will be propped open for guests to deposit cards and well wishes.   The tags will be tied to the luggage handles.

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 An inside look at the guest book.

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Best wishes Anastasia and Cameron!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Calligraphy for Wedding Photo

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 Calligraphy done for a bride and groom's wedding photo.

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Lettering done with dark chocolate ink in a modified version of my Classic Design Style script.

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The lovely text was the bride's own words.

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The dark chocolate ink matched the frame beautifully.
Best wishes to Jackson and Heather!
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