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Video!

BY jane, ON Friday, November 2, 2012

The video and blog post over at the Martha Stewart Weddings Blog is up!  You can view it here. Thank you Erin Furey for such a nice write up! Here are a couple sneak peeks, but don’t miss the video over at their blog! Plus it is a great blog to know about in general!

Photos by CarlosAndrésVarela and Anna Ross

via http://thebridesguide.marthastewartweddings.com/

A Delicate Pen Wedding

BY jane, ON Monday, February 6, 2012

Every so often one of our brides indulges me, by giving me permission to post photos of their wedding. Such is the case with Jocelyn and Ryan.  This lovely couple contacted me about calligraphing the many mirrors at their wedding venue, 632 Hudson in New York City.

I met Jocelyn at the venue weeks ahead of the big day to scope out the lay of the land, measure the mirrors and access how much time I would need to letter them on Wedding Day. I was enchanted by the venue and its many nooks and crannies, and thus, my creative juices starting flowing about where and how to enhance this intimate event with the flourishes of my pens. They gave me full artistic license within the guideline of using a palette of white for much of the lettering, with accents of the vibrant colors of peacock feathers, which were a recurring theme of the wedding.

At first glance, I realized this fish tank was the perfect opportunity for some circular lettering!

The ceremony’s program was lettered on the mirror at the base of a grand staircase.

Here is a close up of the base of the mirror where I saw the possibility for a little romantic accent!

One of two powder room mirrors which received adornments.

The large mirror in the dining area was great fun to letter, with so much space. I lettered it sparingly, however, so that the reflection of the evening’s events were the main focus.

The entrance mirror was not on the original plan, but I couldn’t resist the chance to letter the word “Love.”

This is just a teaser for our next post in a few days where you will see the glorious bride and the dashing groom!

Photos: First and Third Photos © Yun Gen Yang Photography.  All other photos © Jane Labanz.

Delicate Pen Weddings Reprise

BY jane, ON Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I thought before I present our first Delicate Pen Wedding in this new year, I should review some wedding highlights from 2011!

Tawnya and Kiel

See more photos here.

Leigh and Jonathan

See more photos here.

Debra and Jack

See more photos here.

Talia and Seth

See more photos here.

Best Wishes to all our 2011 Delicate Pen couples!

Black Friday Give Away and Facebook!

BY jane, ON Friday, November 25, 2011

We here at The Delicate Pen hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  To kick off the season of giving, we are giving away the items that are our most popular gift items. All you have to do is write a comment on any blog post that we posted in the month of November 2011 and you will be entered. Also, The Delicate Pen just joined Facebook!  We know we are a little late to join this party,  but you know how New Yorkers are, fashionably late! Please LIKE us on Facebook and you will also get an additional entry for one of the prizes. If you already liked our page prior to this contest announcement,  we will of course still enter you in the contest, as a thank you for being a charter member!

There will be THREE  prizes.

First is a set of 12 thank you notes hand-painted in the color of your choice with tissue linings and beautifully gift wrapped.  They make the most luxurious and personal gift.

Second prize is a beautiful crystal box, with a hand calligraphed word or name of your choice. Give this to your bestest of best friend, a sister,  mother, mother-in-law, teacher or office workers.

Thirdly,  for one lucky winner we will hand calligraph a favorite personal short quote or saying.  We can letter on one of our prints with a painted botanical,  or with just the quote on your custom piece. Below is a sample of one of our prints, but we will tailor your prize to your needs.

So, comment here and LIKE us on Facebook and you could be the winner!

We will draw the winner on Cyber Monday at 9 p.m. EST.  Winners will be announced here and on Facebook!

Baby Announcement

BY jane, ON Friday, November 18, 2011

The Delicate Pen and my savvy, stationer friends over at Pipo Press recently teamed up to create a baby announcement.  The mother, Amy, was excited to announce a girl, after proudly having two boys previously.  To announce a daughter for child number three was going to be great fun, so first I lettered the word “Daughter.” Pipo Press drop shaded the lettering for double impact.  I then lettered the baby’s name, once it was decided upon. The White family moved into a new home at the same time of the baby’s birth, so we suggested they take the opportunity to use the announcement as an address notification as well.  On the reverse side we lettered, “New residence….new resident” with the updated  address and family’s name underneath. Pipo Press then did the final layout and printing on 5 by 7 cards with their signature curved corners, and voilá!

I love that  baby Eloise has introduced herself to the world in hot pink instead of the traditional pastel shade. The middle name of “deNevue” is a family name and she will be lovingly called “Edie.”

We shall also take this opportunity for our own announcement!  We will have a Give Away very soon on this site.  Stop back soon!

A Delicate Pen Wedding

BY jane, ON Thursday, September 8, 2011

A few weeks ago, I featured the beautiful wedding of a Las Vegas couple, Tawnya and Kiel, who got married in grand style at a mansion.  Last week, I introduced you to Debra and Jack, also from Las Vegas.  They planned a completely different affair, high above the Las Vegas Strip lights. Upon arrival, each guest received a butterfly that they released at the conclusion of the ceremony. Guests whispered a wish to their butterfly as it gently spread its wings and flew away, with the belief that it would wing off to their Master to deliver the wish.

The bride is delighted as the ring bearer’s butterfly alights on her bouquet.

The Delicate Pen provided the invitations and place cards.  I was pleased that the bride allowed me to write all the names on an angle,  one of my favorite ways to write.

The Delicate Pen also designed a Guest Scroll for guests to sign.

FOOTNOTE:

I was in Las Vegas for the Licensing Show shortly after both Vegas weddings, so I invited Tawnya and Debra to dinner at the Vintner Grill so that I could spend a little quality time with two Delicate Pen brides and introduce them to each other.  We dined inside and then “desserted” outside. A good time was had by all!


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