Tuesday, September 29

WANTED: Real Weddings

Designs by Robyn Love is beginning to feature real weddings of my fellow reader in addition to the weddings that I am a part of. Want to have your wedding published on the blog? It is easy! Just send me an email at DesignsbyRobynLove@yahoo.com including:
1. You and your husband's names
2. Location; city, state
3. Location of Venues
4. Photographers name and website
5. Any and all vendors including dress type, jewelry, accessories...especially stationary and calligraphy
6. What was your favorite and least favorite part of planning?
7. What was the overall style of your wedding?
8. What made your wedding special, creative, meaningful, or eccentric?
9. Give me the details of the day.
10. What was your reaction to everything?
11. What is the one thing you will never forget?
12. Plus don't forget the photos. Try to send them in web format and in a zip folder is best, but if you aren't savy it is ok.
Looking forward to seeing some unique weddings...and sharing them with all of you!
Photography by Coastline Studios.

Wednesday, September 23

Calligraphy Giveaway!!!

Designs by Robyn Love is offering, for the first time ever, a giveaway to all new customers!
A FREE digital monogram or logo to use on any and all your wedding pieces, including programs, thank you cards, etc. Check out some samples and scroll down for the details.

Romantic calligraphy monogram in the new Vivian font!

Custom calligraphy logo in the fun Eleanor font!

Giveaway details:

The free calligraphy monogram or logo will be offered to all new customers who sign a contract and put a deposit down on any calligraphy order over $75. Hurry, offer ends October 23rd! The monogram or logo is a digital image of my calligraphy that is ready to print on any stationary pieces. Choose from any font and any color.

Make any of the following with this digital image: invitation artwork, save-the-date artwork, custom stamp, favor tags, thank you cards, menu artwork, program artwork, and much more. The image can be used forever by the customer but can not be sold. Want some of these things printed? I can print them for you! Please contact for details.

Tuesday, September 22

Press: The Knot Michigan

This wedding season has been so busy that I had neglected to share my joy in having my calligraphy be a part of The Knot Michigan's Fall/Winter 2009 issue! I was thrilled when Jodi Bos of In Any Event told me that the wedding she coordinated (and I did the calligraphy for) was going to be a part of the magazine. Check out the five page spread (pages 50-56) to see more delightful pictures. Here are just a few of my calligraphy on the big day. Thanks to Jen Kroll for some more amazing pics.

Friday, September 18

Calligraphy Signs - Say What You Mean

You have something really important to tell your guests on your big day, but you just aren't sure how to do it. The answer is a beautiful calligraphy sign! Whether it is just directing them where to put the cards or expressing your utmost joy...it can't look any better in a dazzling frame with captivating calligraphy! Check out two of my latest signs...

Even though these are 8x10 signs. I can do any size. From a small tent card the size of an escort card, to a large banner. Anything you can think up I can provide!

Orchard Chic Wedding - Invitations

These are the invitations to my sister's chic orchard wedding. All calligraphy was either handwritten (like the envelopes) or scanned into the computer from the original artwork and printed on each invitation. The envelopes were chocolate brown with ivory calligraphy!

The awesome envelopes!

This is the envelopement that my sis sewed one by one for the invites!

This is their wedding logo that you will see other places!

I love doing single words to pop out on the invites. These were just her style.

Last but not least...the RSVP card and envelope. The envelopes were stamped with a custom stamp I made for them with their address. This stamp can be used in the future for Christmas cards and baby announcements (ok I'm thinking way ahead!). I loved the colors she picked. Can't wait to show off the wedding pictures....coming soon!

Calligraphy Banners

Want a fun idea for decorating a special party, like a shower! I made these "Love is in the air" banners for an Etsy shopper who was hosting a fabulous themed wedding shower. Who wouldn't love a bridesmaid this creative. Can't wait to show you the name tags she had custom made too!
A banner like this is sketched first then painted with a paint brush and calligraphy ink that is actually watered down paint, called gouache. This banner has apple green, chocolate brown and black ink. Want your own banner? Just let me know. I love creating anything that you can think up! And as always, I can provide it without breaking any bank!

Wooden Calligraphy Signs

Who doesn't LOVE the little details? I have recieved many requests this year for wedding signs. They can be rustic, beachy, or classic but they sure make for a great way to welcome your guests. I love this photo by Jen Kroll of the stunning wedding of my beloved sister, Jen. I had such a fun time making these special pieces for her. I will share more from her big day soon!