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Entries by Kim (168)


Splendid Script

Chicago Calligrapher Wedding Envelope




I'm all of a flutter!  Early in April, a film crew will be descending on my studio to film a short informational video for my website.  One of the crew is a guy I know very well, indeed--my son Sam.

Sam will be graduating from Tribeca Flashpoint College in May and I am fortunate to be the subject of one of his class projects.

I admit I am camera shy--I avoid having my picture taken at all costs--but this is an opportunity that is too good to pass up!

We're in the planning stage right now so I'm reaching out to you, my brides and friends, to hear what YOU would like to see in an informational video.  I've got some ideas of my own, but I'd love to hear from you!

The comment section is open!  Let me know if you have any ideas and by all means, check out the TFC website




Wedding invitations with style!

The Knot has rounded up some trendy invitation motifs in their article, Ways to Embellish your Wedding Invitations.  I've been working with a very fun bride who has embraced 'Go Bold' in a big way!

Wedding Calligraphy Chicago

Mary prefered a very traditional approach to her invitations, but I helped her come up with a subtle way to incorporate her silver sequins motif to make her invitations POP!

Wedding Calligraphy Chicago

"Go Bold or Go Home" or "Less is More"?  It's all in your hands!  Let me help you introduce your style to your guests with the perfectly addressed envelope!


The Knot Best of Weddings


January 8, 2015—I am pleased to announce that I have been selected as a 2015 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot.  This is the third year I have been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings. 

In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade.  The Knot Best of Weddings provides a by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding. 


Sometimes it's all about the stamp


Happy New Year!


New Years Eve Calligraphy Benjamin Franklin Quote



Emily and Glenn

Chicago Calligrapher Gift EnvelopeBlack on Silver


The Knot Best of Weddings

What a blessing it is to have been voted one of The Best of Wedding vendors for 2013! Many, many thanks go to all the wonderful brides I had the privilege of working with in 2012. Without your kind reviews, this would not have been possible. I've got the best job in the world, and 'my' brides make my work so fun and rewarding! Thank you!


Episode 2: Violet Crawley

Downton Abby Quote


Episode 2:  Violet

Dowager Countess, Lady Violet Crawley


Lord Grantham