Oh. My. Goodness. How much do I love this styled shoot at Hawks Ranch?! This beautiful collaboration was featured on smitten-mag.com today and is definitely one of the favorites I’ve worked on so far! It’s just so unique and stylish from the venue, the flowers, design and decor. I absolutely adore the Love Struck theme and ran with the golden arrow motif as I created the table numbers, seating cards and place cards for the shoot.
It’s always so wonderful to work with these amazing vendors! Go check out the feature to see all of the fabulous photos!
Photographer: MeghanElise Photography | Venue: Hawk Ranch | Bar Service: 2 Olives & A Twist | Videography: Elle Lilly Photography & Video | Bridal Salon: Ferndales Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Signage: Letters2Lights | Calligrapher: Linda Yoshida Calligraphy | Cake Baker: LoveCakes | Design + Decor: Nomad Nuptials | Catering: Once Upon a Wedding | Floral Design: Penelope Pots Floral Design |Beauty: Sandra Michelle Artistry | DJ: Sterling Productions | Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Disclaimer: Unlike many people, I’m not much of a traveler. Never have been. I’m mostly okay with road trips, but I really dislike flying where so many factors can throw things off, and everything is (literally) up in the air. To me, the “getting there” part is a huge hassle and a giant stress-inducer. And it’s worse when I’m without a travel companion.
But now I say: I will travel for calligraphy :-)
And this is where I found myself, a Southern California girl who had never experienced any temperature less than 40°F, in the middle of January, in the beautiful city of Chicago, where it was a balmy… 28°F. And now I can look back, smile and say: I went to Chicago to study with IAMPETH Master Penman Mike Kecseg for a weekend!
Ever since I was introduced to his Pointed Pen Variations (the exemplar is available in the Speedball Textbook), I’ve been wanting to learn from Mike himself. When an opportunity came up with the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, I just couldn’t pass up the chance. I joined the CCC and mailed in my check and registration form right on opening day back in September, and was lucky enough to get a seat!