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My First Wedding Commission

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

The month of February, I was busy with my first wedding commission. It's a big deal for me because I got to combine what I love - calligraphy and watercolor. It has been humbling and gratifying from start to finish. The bride and groom were so sweet, gracious, and they fully trusted me to make the decisions based on their color palette and text.

If you asked me two years ago, what I wanted to do, I just knew that I wanted to quit my then corporate tax job and career of ten years. If anyone asked me what I did, I used to cringe at saying tax accountant; maybe tax analyst felt a little better. Anytime someone at work told me, “you don’t seem like an accountant,” whatever that meant, I graciously took it as a compliment. That’s how much I despised it! Needless to say, there’s always a job in tax and it gave me a good paycheck and the stability that I needed back then. Plus some solid friends who were there with me to plan our escapes. I feel like I’m picking up where I left off in 2006, a couple of typography classes deep in college, working on paper, trying to fight the digital revolution. Fighting no more because I needed Photoshop to arrange everything.

I acknowledge more study and steady practice are required. These seem to have come out better than my own invites from last summer and for that, I am very happy. I combined Fraktur with Italic, one of my favorite partnerships. The idea of combining small italic with larger Gothic letters as the headline was inspired by my teacher, Victor Kams from Madrid, Spain (Instagram: @misterkams). I was able to take a Zoom class with him in 2021 learning his Fraktur and double stroke Fraktur. I still draw inspiration from that class.

Invitation and Details card have been sent off to the printer. In April, once I get more details, I will start working on the Menu card and seating chart.

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