Saturday, May 30, 2009

Real Wedding Weekend: Maura & Kevin

Today’s special wedding looks like a chapter straight out of The Secret Garden. The inspiration of this whimsical bird and garden theme evolved from a vintage headpiece, with lovely feather accents, that Maura, the bride and founder of Honey Darling Events, discovered while shopping for bridal accessories. She was drawn to my classic, yet romantic style of calligraphy. I lettered her invitation suite to reflect a natural, garden-y feel, using chocolate brown ink, letterpressed into 100% cotton rag paper. Maura came across a wonderful iron birdcage in an antique shop. It was the perfect piece to incorporate the place cards I inscribed into a seating card “tree”, using birds and nests.
Deerpark, which is like an enchanted garden in the middle of the amazing Biltmore Estate, was the perfect location for this lovely day.

Maura said “Of all of the details from our special occasion, I have to say that the stationery components you created remain among our most treasured. From the elegantly addressed envelopes to the hand painted "Just Married" sign and the Marie Antoinette quote you scripted as a cake accent, your work was completely stellar.”
A few months ago, Kevin was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. It is my prayer that the love and strength of their marriage will see them through this difficult time.
Thanks Maura and Kevin for letting me be a part of your spectacular day!

Calligraphy and Invitations by A Fine Line
Flowers by The Bloom Room
Photography by Woodward and Rick


  1. Dana, you do such beautiful work! What a lovely event.

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL presentation and fine detail of attention! I love the "fond memories" tag and all the colors! Dana you make those moments come to life!

    xoxo Noel

  3. Thank you for your kind words!

  4. Dana,

    It's taken far too long to tell you how honored we are to be part of your incredible new blog. The Ginger Parasol is the perfect vehicle to display your incredible talent - and completely regal style.

    Your attention to fine detail make your pieces the perfect accent to any stationary wardrobe. Kevin and I will always cherish the lovely items you created for our special occasion.

    I look forward to working together for years to come! XOXO