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123 Weddings - Delicate Pen

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!

A Delicate Pen Wedding

BY jane, ON Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sorry to have been away for a bit.  We were gearing up for and recovering from Irene. There were so many brides who needed to cancel their weddings because of Irene. It was all extremely sad, but the way that these beautiful brides dealt with their grave disappointments were varied and creative. One couple went ahead and got married at the rehearsal dinner and the reception has been rescheduled for a later date.  Another has opted to completely start over and do all the things they ran out of time to do the first time around!  Everyone seemed to look at the champagne glass half full in spite of the devasting decision to cancel. Our heartfelt empathy goes out to all the brides and grooms that had their wedding plans disrupted this week.

One wedding that was able to take place happened in Las Vegas far away from Irene a few weeks back.

What do you get when a Las Vegas show girl…

falls in love with a rodeo man?

Well,  some years later…you get A Delicate Pen Wedding!

More photos to come!

Delicate Pen Wedding

BY jane, ON Thursday, June 30, 2011

In the coming weeks, I will post more adventures from our wonderful experience at the Licensing Expo, but I just can’t wait a moment longer to share a few wedding photos with you.

We usually work with future brides and grooms in planning their wedding, but occasionally we work more closely with the mother of the bride, even if the bride and groom are very much involved.  Such was the case with Pam,  mother of Leigh, who was engaged to Jonathan.  Pam was a dream mother of the bride, and we became very close during the planning process.  The wedding was an intimate affair held in Pam and her husband’s home.  Here are a few of the spectacular photos from Leigh and Jonathan’s wedding. Thank you Leigh and Jonathan for sharing them with me.

I love that the bride and the beautiful cake enjoyed a moment together in the most intimate of surroundings. The bride looks as though she is peeking out at her new future.  Or perhaps she is peeking at the arriving guests….or groom!


Photos:  Gray Hawn Photography. Used with permission.