paper sculpture : concarta studio

Posted: June 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, paper, weddings | No Comments »

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Gwen Barba started Concarta Studio in 2010 to offer paper sculpture and decorative object design for custom clients. Her designs are pleasingly clean and fresh with added elements like watercolor to enhance her paper-cutting skills.

Cake toppers, art, display pieces are among the various types of creations she provides to her clients. Contact Concarta for a custom commission.

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(*via Ritzy Bee)


paper flowers come to life : caitlin & tanner’s wedding

Posted: May 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: handmade, paper, weddings | No Comments »

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The bride, Caitlin Watson Boyes, and her mother teamed up to create these fantastically-large paper flowers for her wedding in California last July. Such incredible creations — and the scale! They used butcher paper and spent months creating these beautiful blooms that covered the reception area. Photos by Jessica Peterson.

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martha stewart weddings : emily and marco

Posted: May 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, new york city, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »

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So thrilled with the images from Emily and Marco’s wedding at Wave Hill, which is now featured in the 2014 Martha Stewart Real Weddings special issue. It was the result of a lot of hard work by a great team, listed below.

Paperfinger contributed all the calligraphy for print and individual paper goods, as designed and produced by the superb Katie of Katie Fischer Design. You can see the calligraphy invitation suite pictured in the magazine’s spread below. It was letterpressed and then each piece hand-painted with a light wash of watercolor by Katie.

Photography: Jillian Mitchell
Event planning: Ang Weddings and Events
Flowers and event design: Saipua
Catering: Great Performances

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vera wang pink inspiration board : features paperfinger

Posted: April 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »

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Jen Campbell of Green Wedding Shoes was invited by the team at Vera Wang to create an inspiration board based on the launch of the new pink collection from Vera Wang Fall 2014. Very happy to see that Paperfinger’s gold calligraphy menu was featured on the board!


blair & ron : long island city wedding

Posted: April 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, new york city, paperfinger, weddings | No Comments »

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I came together with a team of some of my favorite peers for Blair and Ron’s wedding in Long Island City, Queens at the beautiful Metropolitan Building. DM Events designed and planned the affair, photos by Mel & Co., and sweets by Nine Cakes. Explore more photos at the gallery here.

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on the desk this week : calligraphy transcription

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, wedding gifts, weddings | Tags: | No Comments »

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This lay drying on a spread of magazines in the studio this week. I feel grateful for the time I spend transcribing a poem like this — it’s the best way to meditate on the words, writing them slowly and carefully. The complete poem text by Maya Angelou is below.

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

-Maya Angelou

Visit the shop page for information on my transcription offering for poems, letters or any words of your choice, starts at $125.


new invitation for a wintry wedding shoot : featured on style me pretty

Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »

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Paperfinger contributed a new invitation design along with menus and place cards for a wintry wedding scene produced by Luxe Event Productions, shot by Hazelwood Photo and flowers by Swoon Floral Studio. Check out the full feature and gallery on Style Me Pretty.

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Photography by Hazelwood Photo.

 


sierra & michael’s wedding [part 4] : more good scenes

Posted: February 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: paperfinger, press, weddings | 1 Comment »

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All photography by Jen Huang.


sierra & michael’s wedding [part 3] : helado bar

Posted: February 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, design, eats, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »

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They also planned a yummy and colorful ice cream bar as a part of the wedding festivities and I created some fun signage for the display.

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All photography by Jen Huang.


sierra & michael’s wedding [part 2] : table scenes in dominica

Posted: February 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, design, handmade, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »

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Sierra & Juliet (the Poppies & Posies team) kept it simple, but of course it was elegant and dreamy. They sourced all the flowers on site and added these beautiful blue tablecloths to highlight the gold place cards and brilliant bougainvillea blossoms. And I wrote the calligraphy for all the guest names.

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All photography by Jen Huang.