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Wedding calligrapher adds a royal twist

May 16, 2018

The topic of the day is stationery and Calgary wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong Design offers her thoughts on adding “a touch of Windsor” to an invitation suite.  Speaking of invitations, my mailbox remains empty so I’ll settle for a comfy spot in front of the TV on Saturday morning to watch things unfold at Windsor Castle.  Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle opted for an elegant and traditional approach to their invitation, crafted by London stationer Barnard & Westwood.

Wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong 

Here in Calgary, Debbie Wong Design specializes in creating meaningful wedding invitation suites and artwork unique to each couple.  I’ve been following along on Debbie’s Instagram and I admire the way she seeks inspiration from her travels and translates it into charming paper products (she also styles a mean flat lay).  For our royal wedding inspiration shoot, she suggested this beautiful program based on a sketch of an English castle.  A few words from Debbie…

After a wedding is over, stationery is one of the few items that you can really keep forever.  To add a touch of royalty to your stationery, I thought about how the royals use key illustrations like monograms or a coat of arms to represent themselves.  For the day-of-wedding stationery, adding an illustration, such as a venue sketch, on ceremony program booklets makes a meaningful heirloom keepsake.  To add a little luxury, tie a dyed silk ribbon in your wedding palette around them.

Royal wedding inspired programs from wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong Design captured by Tara Whittaker PhotographyRoyal wedding inspired programs from wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong Design captured by Tara Whittaker PhotographyRoyal wedding inspired programs from wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong Design captured by Tara Whittaker PhotographyRoyal wedding inspired programs from wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong Design captured by Tara Whittaker PhotographyRoyal wedding inspired programs from wedding calligrapher Debbie Wong Design captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Thank you Debbie for bringing something so tangible and so pretty to this project.  So far this week we’ve talked about royal wedding dresses and bridal bouquets.  Follow along for tips on adding regal flourish to any nuptials.

Photographer:  Tara Whittaker Photography 

Bridal gown:  Lazaro from Cameo & Cufflinks 

Florals:  Flowers by Janie 

Venue:  Spruce Meadows 

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin from Holt Renfrew 

Make-up artist:  TOK beauty 

Hair stylist:  Tara Watts 

 Stationery: Debbie Wong Design 

Bride:  Shacarra

Calgary wedding calligrapher captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker

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Comments

Shoe goals right here! Made for Cinderella!

Cinderella indeed!!

What a beautiful idea for invites! Lovely castle sketch Debbie!

I love the sketch idea!

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