Kimberly & Eva: Love Wins Texas Weddings Magazine

Huge thanks to Revisionist Events and the flawless team they assembled for this brunch wedding at the Dunlavy in Houston, Texas for Love Wins Texas Magazine. I was brought in to create hand painted invitations and wedding calligraphy for this photoshoot celebrating the love between Eva & Kimberly.

Check the article for more detail and more gorgeous pictures by Mustard Seed Photography.

love wins hey bernadette invitation
custom hand lettered invitation with leaves
place cards gold on rock
cake by maple and love
custom wedding invitation calligraphy

The Dream Team:

Mustard Seed Photography
IG - @mustardseedphotography 

Design + Styling: 
Revisionist Events
IG - @revisionistevents

The Dunlavy
IG - @dunlavyhouston

Maxit Flower Design
IG - @maxitflowerdesign

Maple and Love
IG - @mapleandlove

Invitations + Calligraphy: 
Hey Bernadette
IG - @heybernadette

House of Hough
IG - @houseofhough

Plates + Flatware: 
A Finer Event
IG - @afinerevent

Bridal Gown: 
Damsel White Label
IG - @damselwhitelabel

Hair + Makeup: 
Styled by Kelsey V.
IG - @styledbykelseyv

Brian Gavin Diamonds
IG - @briangavindiamonds

Colorful Musical Calligraphy for A Mexican Wedding

Lindsay contacted me looking for calligraphy for her upcoming wedding in gorgeous Los Cabos, Mexico, in a color palette pulled from the Mexican pottery shot glasses each guest would receive as a favor at their place setting. Her festive inspiration made for a really fun job, and Lindsay's personality is so easy-going and relaxed, she was absolutely what we refer to in the biz as an Ideal Client!

She and her fiance sent me lyrics to letter in lieu of table numbers (in the frames), with the colors in each lyric coordinating to the place cards at the table, and the table chart used the colors in a wash behind the guest's names to indicate seating. Pretty neat!

Huge thanks to both Ana & Jerome Photography (who are so sweet by the way!) and the lovely Mr & Mrs Ward for these photographs! It's always such a thrill to see the final product in action!

Wishing The Wards a life of happiness! Thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful day.

with love, -B




White Calligraphy on Kraft Cardstock - A Video Tutorial

After much to-do (and a small chunk of change invested) I have dipped my eager toes into video production - albeit on a very small scale. Today I'm bringing you my first brush calligraphy video tutorial, featuring a quick how-to for white lettering using gouache on kraft brown cardstock. This is definitely a popular wedding option in my shop and one that couldn't be simpler.

White on kraft (that lovely textural brown paper) works for everything from rustic weddings to industrial and bohemian, really it's a staple. But if white isn't your thing you could easily use black gouache, or even a neon. The only colors that wouldn't work would be anything that is too similar in tone to the paper - and this is true of any color combination, really.

So give it a look and let me know what you think! Because this is my first video I'm very eager for constructive feedback. And, as always, if you have a calligraphy or small business related question leave it here in the comments, on twitter with the tag #askbernadette, or find me on instagram @heybernadette. You could even send me an email if you're not into all that social media stuff.

Thanks so much!

with love B