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Wedding & Reception Chalkboards

Wedding & Reception Chalkboards

Please enjoy these images by Amanda Sutton Photography of some of my signage!

Welcome Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Welcome Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Table Number Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Table Number Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Bar Signage for Reception {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Bar Signage for Reception {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Reception Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Reception Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

Signature Drink & Bar Signs

Signature Drink & Bar Signs

Hey! Here are some photos of my signature drink & bar signage for events and receptions…enjoy!

Chalkboard Bar Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Bar Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Cocktail Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Cocktail Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Spirits Chalkboard Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Spirits Chalkboard Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

signature drink

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {photo by Robin Lin Photography

Signature Drink Chalkboard {photo by Robin Lin Photography}

 

 

Pretty Chalkboard Table Number Signs

Pretty Chalkboard Table Number Signs

I hope you enjoy these wonderful photographs by Robin Lin Photography of a few of my chalkboard table numbers! This lovely wedding reception was styled by Events by La Fete.

Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}                                                                  Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Wedding Reception Seating Charts

Wedding Reception Seating Charts

I hope you enjoy these photographs of some of my seating charts!

Mirror Seating Chart {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mirror Seating Chart {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mirror Seating Chart {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mirror Seating Chart {Calligraphy by Carrie}

5-foot Chalkboard Seating Chart {Calligraphy by Carrie}

5-foot Chalkboard Seating Chart {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

Seating Chart Chalkboard {this is 1 of 4}

Seating Chart Chalkboard {this is 1 of 4} by Robin Lin Photography

 

 

 

My Chalkboard Wall Designs @ The Stockroom

My Chalkboard Wall Designs @ The Stockroom

Hey y’all….here are some photos that I’ve taken of the chalk art I’ve done on the chalkboard wall at The Stockroom at 230 in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC…

chalkboard wall @ The Stockroom {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Wall {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Winter Wedding Chalkboard Design {Calligraphy by Carrie}                                                   Winter Wedding Chalkboard Design {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Wall {Calligraphy by Carrie}                                                                   Chalkboard Wall {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Wall {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Chalkboard Wall {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Best wishes,

Carrie

Prettiest Photo Shoot Ever? I Say Yes!

Prettiest Photo Shoot Ever? I Say Yes!

Oh wow oh wow oh WOW!  I hope you enjoy these gorgeous photos by Renee Sprink Photography of a styled photo shoot at the downtown Wilmington venue 128 South…with lovely and unique styling by the talented ladies of A Southern Soiree. This shoot was featured in Southern Bride & Groom magazine.

Styled Shoot Wedding Couple...aren't they gorgeous?

Styled Shoot Wedding Couple…aren’t they gorgeous?

Autumn Wedding Table

Autumn Wedding Table

Dessert Bar Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Dessert Bar Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Apple of My Eye   Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Apple of My Eye Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Place Card  Detail

Custom Place Card Detail {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Place Cards by Calligraphy by Carrie

Custom Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Best wishes!
Carrie

Reception Chalkboards? As popular as ever!

Reception Chalkboards? As popular as ever!

Wedding ceremony & reception chalkboard signage is a trend that is still going strong. A well-executed chalkboard can complement any type of venue…a fancy country club, rustic barn or hip downtown locale.

I hope you enjoy these beautiful photos by Faith Teasley Photography of a lovely wedding this October at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC.

Food Station Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

Mediterranean Station Display - photo by Faith Teasley Photography

 

Taste of the South Menu Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Seafood Station Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Food Station Chalkboards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Wedding Guests enjoying the food stations!

 

Lavender Send-Off Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Book Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

and here's the happy couple! {Faith Teasley Photography}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best wishes,

-Carrie

 

 

BBQ, Moonshine & Whisky? Yes, Please!

BBQ, Moonshine & Whisky? Yes, Please!

When A Southern Soiree asked me to provide the chalkboard signage for the April meeting of NACE (National Association for Catering & Events), I said, “Yee Haw!”  The talented ladies at A Southern Soiree served as host planners for the themed event, entitled “Shine On, Carolina Moon – A Lesson in BBQ, Moonshine & Whisky.”

The event was held at the beautiful Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh.  The gorgeous flowers were artfully arranged by The English Garden.

All of the wonderful photos below were provided by Kevin Milz Photography.  Enjoy!

Vendor Chalkboards for NACE Event – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Vendor Chalkboards for NACE Event – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Make Your Own BBQ Rub! NACE Event – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

BBQ Rub – Step One! – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

BBQ Rub – Step Two! – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

BBQ Rub – Step Three! – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Menu Chalkboard – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Upscale Southern Food Stations by Mitchell’s Catering & Events

 

Mini Pie Bar by PieBird

 

Mini Pie Chalkboard – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Mini Pie Chalkboard – Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Gorgeous Blooms – by The English Garden

 

More gorgeous blooms by The English Garden

 

Tabletop Arrangements – The English Garden

More Tabletop Arrangements – The English Garden

 

Beautiful Photo of The Merrimon-Wynne House by Kevin Milz

 

NACE members & guests had a wonderful time! Thanks to A Southern Soiree

 

Shine On, Carolina Moon….and that’s a wrap!

 

I hope you enjoyed looking at these beautiful photographs!

-Carrie

Winter Wedding? Yes, please!

Winter Wedding? Yes, please!

I think there’s no better time to look at pretty winter wedding photographs than when it’s hot outside!

I hope you enjoy these photos by Jessica Arden Photography.  This beautiful wedding was planned by Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair.  Calligraphy by Carrie was honored to provide chalkboards for the reception signage.

First of all, I adore a bride who can rock a pair of glasses.  You go, girl!

Winter Wedding - Jessica Arden Photography

A fabulous hot chocolate bar?  Absolutely perfect for a winter wedding!

Hot Chocolate Chalkboard - Calligraphy by Carrie

photo by Jessica Arden Photography

Yummy!

Wedding favor chalkboard:

Wedding Favor Chalkboard - Calligraphy by Carrie

Take a look at the adorable cake topper!

Winter Wedding Cake - photo by Jessica Arden Photography

And here’s my very favorite photo of this beautiful winter wedding:

Winter Wedding - photo by Jessica Arden Photography

Best wishes!

-Carrie

 

 

 

Reception Signage? Handwritten is best, of course!

Reception Signage? Handwritten is best, of course!

First of all, I want to thank Traci Arney Photography for all of the BEAUTIFUL photographs contained in this post!  Her work is amazing.  These photos were taken at the wedding & reception of one my favorite clients this year (at Fearrington Village).

Creative reception signage is so popular these days — signs on chalkboards, window panes, Kraft paper on burlap covered bulletin boards, elegant mirrors and weathered wood…the sky is the limit.

I may be biased, but I think handwritten signs are much more personal, welcoming and appealing to the eye!

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A sign to greet guests as they arrive at the ceremony!  Variations of this wording abound.  The bride and I chose the wording of this sign below because it is more inclusive and friendlier in tone than the “choose a seat, not a side” version.  Don’t you agree?

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

Signature Cocktails are all the rage at wedding receptions.  This sign was written on slate with chalkboard pens…

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

Instead of the traditional table numbers, my client chose to use table names, which definitely add a personal touch to any reception.  These tables were named for dates significant throughout the courtship of the bride & groom.  The signs were written with white chalkboard pens on framed chalkboards with easel backs.  An easy way to create small, framed chalkboards is to purchase a picture frame, remove the glass – and spray it with chalkboard paint (in a spray can).  Reinsert the glass in the frame and…voilà.. instant chalkboard!

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

Guestbook signs are always helpful!

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

The bride & groom framed “fun facts” about themselves – which were displayed creatively at the reception.  I wrote the facts with a white gel pen in my “Curly Contempo” writing style on black paper.  I love the frames!

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

Treats as favors — so popular & fun!  This sign was written on slate with a white chalkboard pen.

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

What could be more fun than a sparkler send-off!?

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

And look at this shot of the venue….Wowza!  Absolutely gorgeous!

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

 

How about these shots?  Priceless!

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

And here’s the beautiful couple after taking their vows….

courtesy of Traci Arney Photography

Peace & love, y’all!