Bailey was my last Arizona client before moving to Texas! She asked me to do three mirror calligraphy signs for her wedding at Soho63 - the same venue where my husband and I got married! As you can see from the photos, their wedding was absolutely gorgeous. I loved all the sparkles and especially the gold bridesmaid dresses from Uptown Bridal!
This mirror calligraphy seating chart might be my favorite project to date! It takes so much planning, organization, and precise spacing which makes it a challenge. Bailey provided the mirror, which she struck gold and found at Goodwill, and I designed the seating chart. I first got some painter's tape and made lines and boxes so everything would be spaced evenly. If I remember correctly there were 160 guests. I wrote all the table numbers first, then went through the list and added names in calligraphy underneath. Glass cleaner was my friend. I'm so happy with how it turned out!
If you are going to undertake a mirror calligraphy project, here's what you'll need:
- Mirror - Be smart like Bailey and find one at Goodwill, Ross, TJ Maxx, or Hobby Lobby on 50% off days! Mirrors can be quite expensive.
- White marker - I personally think that white or gold are the colors that look the best on mirrors. White pops more to me, but gold can also be pretty. I just found a small white marker at Hobby Lobby or Joann's (I can't remember) but any brand will work. Just make sure the marker is small enough to write so many names if you are making a seating chart! A thicker marker is good for the heading. I used a Faber Castell white artist pen that I got at Hobby Lobby.
- Painter's tape - Outline your design with painter's tape before you start. This will help you space out everything you need to write and make sure everything is straight. There's no worse feeling than finishing something then looking back at it and seeing it's crooked!! Painter's tape will easily peel off after you're done writing.
- Glass cleaner & newspaper - I found that paper towels left white residue when I would wipe it off, so be sure to use newspaper and glass cleaner to erase anything. Because you will need to erase as you go!
That's it! Go create something beautiful!
Photographer: Monique Hessler Weddings
Catering: SanTan Brewing Company
Florals: Butterfly Petals
Calligraphy: Tenn Letters
Dress: Uptown Bridal
DJ: Apollo Productions
Lighting: Karma Event Lighting
Videography: Something New Media
Photo Booth: Snap Booth Entertainment
Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts
Glam Squad: Wild Flower Beauty Bar