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When we debuted our ceremonial marriage certificates two years ago, they quickly became one of our favorite shop products — and yours, too! They’re such a special way to remember your wedding in your home after the confetti has been swept away, and look absolutely gorgeous framed.

One piece of feedback we did hear from y’all was that though you LOVED the certificates, you were worried that your handwriting on the fill-in lines wouldn’t stack up next to Moya’s beautiful calligraphy. I totally understand, as I’m in awe of her lettering, too!! Normally we would just say “go for it!” or “make a mess!” but such a special piece is not the place to wing it.

So, like last year, we’ve teamed up with MM Ink herself to offer a special lettering promotion for a limited time: with the purchase of our special certificate packages (either gold foil or black letterpress), Moya will hand-letter the lines for your names, wedding date, wedding venue, and wedding location. All you’ll have to do is sign! (And we guarantee y’all can handle that!)

The hand-lettered certificates are available in gold foil and black letterpress, and make perfect holiday gifts for the newlyweds in your life (or for yourself!). Goil foil certificates will be lettered in gold, and black letterpress certificates will be lettered in black ink. The certificate + lettering packages are $55. Orders for this special offer will close on October 31, and you should receive your final lettered product from Moya by November 15 – plenty of time for holiday gifting!

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask below! We hope y’all love this idea as much as we do!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lisa Taylor reply

    I would love to order this for my daughter can you please contact me and give me the details on what I need to do to get the information to you

  2. avatar Monica N reply

    Tried both the gold foil and black letterpress links in the article and it goes to a 404 page. :(

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We’re just tickled to get to introduce y’all to a new set of Blue Ribbon Vendors, because we know any one of them would be a joy to you if you choose to work together! We’re using a few of our favorite BRV interview questions to help you get to know these lovely ladies and gents. Click through to their listings to find out more about them!!

Name: A.J. Dunlap Photography
Category: Photography
Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina
Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment just after a couple is pronounced husband and wife. It never fails, every single couple gives the biggest smiles and joy radiates from them!

Name: Kelly Parker Smith of Hello World Paper Co.
Category: Invitations & Paper Goods
Where you call home: Belleville, Illinois
Favorite part of a wedding day? The cake! White on white cakes with simple details are my absolute favorite!

Name: Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy
Category: Calligraphy
Where you call home: Austin, Texas
How I got into weddings: I have always been drawn to creating beauty in whatever craft or project I decided to take on. The wedding industry is ultimately about creating beauty and joy that will be cherished in memories forever, so it was a natural fit to find myself working here. I am blessed to work with clients every day who want beautiful details to add to their big day, and it’s an honor to be able to provide that for them. I truly love it!

Name: LC Custom Vacations
Category: Honeymoon Travel
Where you call home: Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The hospitality! I love weddings where everyone is treated like family. It is really special to see two families become one.

Name: LULA Hair & Makeup
Category: Beauty
Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Laugh as much as possible.

Name: LulaKate
Category: Fashion
Where you call home: Charleston, South Carolina
How I got into weddings: My best friend’s sister got married early on in my career and was asked to do the bridesmaid dresses. After saying no a number of times, I was finally convinced and the rest is history! My first wedding took place in a barn in the mountains of NC. The dresses were a beautiful persimmon orange. It was a great way to get my start in the bridesmaid world!

Names: Rebecca Rose Creative
Category: Invitations and Paper Goods
Where you call home: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment the doors open and the bride walks down the aisle is always so special. We dare you to say you’ve never shed a tear at that moment!

Name: Southern Season
Category: Venue
Where you call home: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? All of the thoughtful details that go into the planning. And lots of flowers and lots of dressed up people!

Name: Strasburg Children
Category: Fashion
Where you call home: Nashville, Tennessee
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Always forgive. Try not to mess up big, but if you do, remember that we are all just people.

Name: Tracy Enoch Photography
Category: Photography
Where you call home: Dallas, Texas
Favorite part of a wedding day? Bride and groom portraits, when they have a bit of time to themselves and I get the opportunity to document their natural excitement!

Check out all of our favorite vendors in the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory! I also want to mention that we’re working particularly hard to expand some of our areas of slim pickings–namely Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. If you would like to recommend someone (or nominate yourself!) for any of these states, please email kristin at!

kristin Written with love by Kristin

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UPDATE! Due to overwhelming interest (yay!) all of our class spots are booked. There’s a chance we could open up two additional slots per class, so be sure to sign up for the waitlist if you’re interested!

Oh my word, do we have a treat for you today! We’ve teamed up with our amazingly talented friend Lauren from Blue Eye Brown Eye to offer a series of calligraphy workshops in Chapel Hill!

Lauren will be offering her beginner calligraphy class for this series. If you’re interested in learning calligraphy, thinking of addressing your own invitations or starting your own business, or would just like to try something new, this class is for you! It’s truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, you’ll want to take this class! Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style. Lauren will be available to answer any questions about calligraphy along the way. Classes will be small in size (no more than 10 people) to maximize learning!

The class fee is $150, which includes your class materials: 1 pen, 3 pen nibs, ink, tracing paper, a practice alphabet and grid, and extra goodies! There will also be snacks to keep the creativity flowing :)

Lauren will be offering four classes in our area, and each will be hosted by a Southern Weddings gal! The times and dates:

— Thursday, February 27 from 6-9pm
— Friday, February 28 from 6-9pm
— Saturday, March 1 from 10:30am-1:30pm
— Saturday, March 1 from 3-6pm

All of the classes will be held in Chapel Hill. Since each class is limited to ten students, we expect these spots to FLY, so don’t hesitate if you’re thinking of signing up! We are just about bursting out of our skin with excitement over this opportunity, and can’t wait to meet the lucky ladies who will be joining us!

To register, click here! And if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Ellen reply

    Hi! What is the policy for cancellations? I travel for work, but would know more than a week in advance if I would have to cancel – just checking on the refund policy before I register. Thanks!

  2. avatar Molly reply

    Hi there SW ladies! Let me know if you need a studio to host any of these CH dates in. I’m located at 157 East Franklin Street (just above the Krispy Kreme). Email me if you want to take a look at the space sometime and I’ll give you the tour. I just opened the studio over the holidays. I could fit no more than 10 comfortably. Cheers!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Molly! We definitely will! Thank you for the kind offer!!

    • avatar Molly reply

      Of course, I met Lara briefly years ago and she has been inspiring me through her blog since. Her inspiration is part of the reason I opened my own business finally. I know she’s requested no email until she’s done with her book, but I plan on emailing her after to thank her. Have a great day! :)

  3. avatar Christie Ray Harrison reply

    Highly recommend taking this class! I took Lauren’s beginner calligraphy class in Brooklyn NY last fall and was so impressed and inspired! You’ll learn a lot about calligraphy and also get to hear all about Lauren’s creative business! And the cute supplies are wonderful too :)

  4. avatar Ashlee Little reply

    Yay! I booked my spot in the Friday 2/28 class. Can’t wait to learn!

  5. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    See you that Thursday! So pumped!

  6. avatar jessica reply

    hey I just booked my spot, but it only charged $50. will there be a second payment in the future?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Jessica! Hooray! Yes, I believe you get a prompt for the second payment one week out!

  7. avatar Laura reply

    I’m excited! I’ll see y’all on that Saturday evening!

  8. avatar Melissa Lennox reply

    All signed up for Saturday at 3pm! Can’t wait!!

  9. avatar Amy reply

    SO SO SO excited to be taking this course. I have been interested in learning calligraphy for years but haven’t found an affordable or reputable option in the area!

  10. avatar Stephanie reply

    SO incredibly excited for this!!! I actually squealed aloud when I saw this announcement go up! I was on the fence about registering for another upcoming calligraphy workshop, but it was a bit pricier… and this one is definitely worth the drive from DC! Happy birthday to me : )

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  14. avatar Debbie reply

    Will you be offering any calligraphy classes this coming fall?

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Hi Debbie! We don’t have any plans for one yet, but will be sure to share on our blog and social media if anything changes :) In the meantime, our friend Maghon has a bunch of classes coming up this summer–we took one with her a few weeks ago and it was wonderful!

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