Unique Save the Date Scrolls for a NYC Black-Tie Wedding

 
Hand-made scrolls with paper flowers and calligraphy for one-of-a-kind Save the Dates! // designed and hand-crafted by Studio Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 

I love when clients want something unique and super special. It gives me so much joy to be able to conceptualize, craft and deliver a piece totally custom made for them that brings endless delight!

I had worked with Tiffany and Josh before—they’re the wonderful owners of two Pure Barre Brooklyn outposts where I had done two large lettering murals. Tiffany loved a little Christmas scroll that I mailed out to my friends and clients, and asked if I could create something similar but for their Save the Dates. Luckily, they weren’t having a massive wedding so the quantity was manageable for an entirely hand-crafted piece! Through the discovery process we decided to go with a motif of classic black and white, with a bouquet of mini flowers.

 
 
Hand-made scrolls with paper flowers and calligraphy for one-of-a-kind Save the Dates! // designed and hand-crafted by Studio Chavelli www.chavelli.com
Hand-made scrolls with paper flowers and calligraphy for one-of-a-kind Save the Dates! // designed and hand-crafted by Studio Chavelli www.chavelli.com
Hand-made scrolls with paper flowers and calligraphy for one-of-a-kind Save the Dates! // designed and hand-crafted by Studio Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 

Each Save the Date scroll was made from a small wooden spool no taller than 1.25 inches, which I painted in black and adorned with a tiny bouquet of white paper flowers on top. While I didn’t make each individual flower myself, I did piece them together to form each bouquet. Phew!

The paper for the scroll was a soft but thick watercolor paper, on which I inscribed in copperplate calligraphy the wording to their Save the Date. It was then adhered to the spool, and the end reinforced with silver glitter tape and a satin ribbon threaded in to tie the rolled-up spool together.

Finally, each of these 2 inch tall creations were lovingly placed in a tiny padded box and delicately tied with black satin ribbon. Finally this little box was placed in an envelope and mailed off to each of their guests.

All in all I crafted a total of 70 pieces by hand!

 
Hand-made scrolls with paper flowers and calligraphy for one-of-a-kind Save the Dates! // designed and hand-crafted by Studio Chavelli www.chavelli.com
Hand-made scrolls with paper flowers and calligraphy for one-of-a-kind Save the Dates! // designed and hand-crafted by Studio Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 

I went on to design their invitations and create some calligraphy place cards for the wedding day itself, but the Save the Dates served as a true gift of anticipation to each of their beloved guests. I know the bride herself delivered some by hand just so she could be there to experience the wonderment and delight on the faces of the recipients!

If you’re looking for something completely unique for your wedding day, I’d be honored to help. Please get in touch!

 

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