Editorial: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theme

With photographer Rebecca Jeanson and planner Justina Michaels at the helm, this Shakespearean inspired photoshoot was underway in the architectural loveliness of a New York City park.

I hand-lettered beautiful ombre silk ribbons with quotes from the play. These were used to adorn the bridal bouquets, and as napkin wraps at the dinner place setting. A similar brush script was hand-lettered onto a scalloped linen table runner.

Being acutely aware of the plethora of modern scripts used in wedding inspiration, I wanted to explore a more appropriate calligraphic style. I used Carolingian hand—a style dating back to the 800s—to add a sense of historical heft to the visuals, writing the place card scrolls in rose gold.

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Calligraphy: silk ribbons, scroll place cards, table runner, cards and signs

On Location: Fort Tryon Park, NYC

Creative Team

Photography: RJ Imagery
Planning and Styling: Fitting Fêtes
Bridal Gowns Marina Semone
Calligraphy: Chavelli Tsui
Florist Foxy Grandmas Flowers
Jewelry: Metalicious
Jewelry: Everistta
Hair and Make Up: Olivia Garbin
Cake Design: A White Cake
Linens: The Bayith
Models: @thiscorinne, @nataliiaryzhova, @iamsarasherman

Midsummer Night’s Dream themed wedding editorial shoot |
Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold |

Carolingian calligraphy

Silk ribbons with calligraphy and scroll place cards |
Bridal bouquets with silk ribbons and calligraphy |

Silk ribbon accents with script lettering


Tablescape featuring lettered runner

Silk ribbons and place card scroll

Place setting with scroll place card