I’m Sarah of Sarah Bohl Designs, a Southern girl who has been obsessed with handwriting since I could hold a crayon. I was raised knowing the importance of handwritten details in all aspects of entertaining, which I translate into a modern setting to make you and your guests feel special.
Where you call home: Arlington, Virginia
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Aww, shucks!! I was super excited to be voted the #1 Calligrapher in the Chesapeake Area in 2014, and am honored to have been on blogs such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and more! But the biggest honor I have received thus far is the honor of providing calligraphy and chalk art for the Vice President’s residence!
Location/Coverage: Washington, DC; Northern Virginia; Nationwide
How I got into weddings: I have loved weddings ever since I was a little girl and admired my Nana’s guest suite–it was decorated with wedding photos and invitations from all the women in my family. We all followed similar traditions for our weddings, and holding fast to those while providing modern touches really makes my heart sing! I also LOVE weddings that really make each guest feel special–which is where I feel calligraphy fits in!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Definitely the family traditions and the welcoming spirit provided by the bride and groom–there’s really nothing like it! (Oh, and the food at Southern weddings is ALWAYS better!)
Favorite part of a wedding day? When the bride and groom meet each other at the altar. I remember, as a bride, being SO nervous…but when I met my husband’s hand at the altar, all the stress and nerves melted away.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Don’t sweat the small stuff! There might be little things that happen or don’t happen on your wedding day that aren’t exactly what you envisioned (the florist forgot all the cake decorations at my wedding!), but when you look back on that day, all you will remember is marrying the love of your life with all your family and friends surrounding you.
Dream travel destination? Tuscany!
Favorite Southern city? Charleston
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Red Velvet Cake á la Steel Magnolias!
Succulents or peonies? Peonies