Vendor Spotlight :: designsgirl

We are SO excited to announce we are officially less than two weeks away from our big Modern Marie Anniversary Party! WOW! We can’t help but brag about our fabulous invitations, which leads us into a perfect segment of the vendor spotlight of designsgirl: the amazing talent that graced our invitations with her beautiful calligraphy. Thank you Kelle!

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About Kelle ::

I am Kelle Anne McCarter, founder of “designsgirl”, a graphic design and calligraphy
business. I am a wedding invitation designer for Bella Figura- the artisan letterpress
company in Syracuse, New York and provide calligraphy services to both Bella Figura
and its sister company Smock Paper.  I am also a member of Crane & Co.’s stationery design team, providing calligraphy for its engraved stationery products. One of my creative ventures is “hello love” – an online paper goods shop featuring a collection of hand illustrated note cards, wedding invitation designs, holiday wrapping paper, and custom calligraphy rubber stamps.I publish a specialty art magazine called paperswell: modern design ideas for  paper goods & weddings which celebrates all of the things I love- design, stationery, paper goods, weddings, crafts, photography, books and favorite artists and talented clients. Available at

In January 2013, I was invited to be a lifestyle contributor for REstyle SOURCE, a new lifestyle and design site and national guide to the country’s finest shops, boutiques, and restaurants. This beautiful enterprise is supported by the publishers  of Where Women Create.

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Kelle’s Love note ::

I have known of Calluna Events for many years through reputation and it was a thrill to work with Calluna for the first time in 2013 when Calluna Events hired me to be the wedding calligrapher for couple Molly and Sammy. This lovely bride and groom gave me a wonderfully challenging commission of hand lettering each of the guest’s personal invitations which featured a Lana Frankel original illustration. What a grand way to begin my relationship with Calluna. I understand now through my own experiences why Calluna Events has the sterling reputation that it has and I congratulate Heather and her team on its very special 10-year anniversary and wish them another ten years and beyond of mighty success.

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Photos in this blog courtesy of designsgirl. Find more inspiration Pinterest. Enjoy!

Vendor Spotlight :: Lana’s Shop


Today’s blog features the very special Lana’s Shop, of Denver, CO.  Lana is a wonderfully creative and unique illustrator that produces such lovely work that always brings a smile to our faces. Check out her fabulous contribution of a beautiful Modern Marie on the envelope of our newly released Anniversary Party invitations!

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Thank you for the love note, Lana, and we can’t wait to work with you for the Anniversary Party and the wedding festivities to come!

From Lana:

Heather, from Calluna Events, was the first person I met in the wedding industry when I moved to Colorado two years ago.  I had designed a wedding menu for a friend, and Calluna was the planner behind the big day.  The wedding was without doubt the prettiest, most “them”,  jaw dropping event ever.  Right after, I set up a lunch date to meet the mastermind behind it.   Since then Heather and I have been collaborating and I feel like the luckiest illustrator ever.

Calluna seems to attract these amazing couples.  I have created invitation sets now for a number of their clients, and each one has become special to me.  Lana’s Shop was born out of my love for beautiful paper, whimsy designs,  and my desire to bring custom artwork to people in a way that really represents who they are.  Each save the date, invitation, program, thank you note… hand painted, printed locally and packaged with care.  My goal is to make the couple smile and look back on their paper goods with delight.

I adore Calluna so much, that they are now planning my wedding this Fall!! Looking forward to a long wonderful working relationship with Calluna ladies and to meeting you all.

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Give Lana some social media love :: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Photos in this blog are credited to the talented Andi Mans Photography, Laura Murray Photography and Flora & Fauna

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