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Where’s the year going?! It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the second quarter of the year, but I’m certainly happy to see some sunnier days and lighter evenings. Here’s what went on at Merrie and Bright Calligraphy this month…

The Flourish Workshop is a beautifully curated event for wedding photographers to learn about branding and marketing and hone their skills. For their Spring workshop, which took place this month, I created a wedding invitation suit and day-of stationary especially to be featured as part of the styled shoot session. The shots from the event are all so beautiful!

In the middle of the month, I had a shoot with some of my favourite industry people at The Roof Gardens in Kensington. The shots from the day will no doubt be in a future post, but as you can see from my behind-the-scenes photos, it was a really fun day… with flamingos a plenty! Can’t wait to share the shoot soon.


And finally, rounding off the month in a lovely way with a feature in You and Your Wedding magazine. Styled by The Little Wedding Helper, the Hygge-inspired shoot, which took place at The Battleaxes before Christmas last year, was one of my absolute favourites of 2017.

The styled shoot is a really special one; cosy yet indulgent, with beautiful seasonal foliage, a number of stunning cakes and features wooden laser cuts created by yours truly, including my popular wooden personalised wreath cake topper. Plus my calligraphed signage for the hot chocolate bar! I mean, every wedding should have a hot chocolate bar, right?!

After being featured on Bridal Musings at the end of last year, it’s great to see this shoot in print in You and Your Wedding’s ‘Seasonal Style Guide’ supplement that comes with the latest copy of the magazine. Especially one to look out for if you’re planning you Winter 2017 wedding, with plenty of seasonal inspiration.

And on a more personal note, I had a lovely Mother’s Day (although think I got a bit jipped on the “lie in” with the time change). When I was growing up in Texas, there was an amazing bakery that made piña colada cake. Every year on my birthday, I had this cake (we even had it for our wedding cake!). When I moved from the States, my mum came to visit a couple of years in a row on my birthday and managed to bring a full cake for me on the plane! Anyway, my one request this year for a present was a piña colada cake that I could have entirely to myself (I know, I know. Don’t judge). My husband got in touch with Vanessa from The Sparkling Spatula and she did not fail to deliver. I was presented with a lovely cake decorated with macarons and pink, buttercream frosting peaks at 9am on Mother’s Day. My best laid plan for not sharing went awry, but it was such a lovely treat! Now for my birthday coming up in a couple of weeks…