I was gathering images for this post to tell you about Stephanie Fishwick‘s upcoming calligraphy workshop, and when I looked up from my computer, somehow over an hour had passed and I felt like I was coming out of a dream. The work on her website is perfection on paper, no doubt. But her Instagram feed? Spend just 30 seconds there and you’ll want to dive right in with ink and paper and get messy making some beautiful creations of your own…

Stephanie Fishwick Calligraphy Workshop Stephanie Fishwick Calligraphy Workshop


Stephanie Fishwick Calligraphy Workshop Stephanie Fishwick Calligraphy Workshop


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Don’t those images make you want to make something beautiful? I would sign up for this workshop just to try my hand at some of those flourishes! And seriously, how fun would it be to spend a day with Stephanie, learning the basics of calligraphy, sketching, and watercolor, and exploring your own creative side? Add some gorgeous vignettes and floral arrangements by Mallory Joyce to paint and draw from, a yummy lunch, and photos and a styling tutorial by Corbin Gurkin… it sounds like the perfect way to spend a November day!

Find out more about this incredible opportunity and register for a spot in the workshop RIGHT HERE.

When: November 16, 2014, from 10am—4pm
Where: 101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Save $45.00 with code SFCLASS14. Discount expires September 30, 2014.
Space is limited.
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Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls did the calligraphy for my wedding day, and she’s one of our Select vendors - needless to say, when I heard about her Petals & Penmanship workshop with floral designer Tulipina, I couldn’t wait to share it with you! And then she emailed me with the opportunity to give one Snippet & Ink reader a free seat in the upcoming class on April 19th, and I knew you would be just as excited about it as I am!

If you’re in the Bay Area, or if you can get to LUXsf Studio in San Francisco for this all-day workshop on this coming Saturday, April 19, 2014, and if you adore beautiful flowers and calligraphy and want to learn more, then this workshop is for you!

Attendees will get hands-on practice with lush, garden-style floral design, as well as an in-depth introduction to calligraphy, from two very talented wedding artists. Class will run from 10am to 4pm. All materials and supplies are included, and a light lunch will be provided. Each attendee will take home a floral arrangement, calligraphy kit, and plenty of inspiration!

You can sign up for the workshop right HERE. Or…

… you can enter to win! To enter for the chance to win a seat in the Petals & Penmanship workshop for this Saturday, April 19, 2014, just leave a comment on this post letting us know what you’re most excited to learn. You have until tomorrow at 11:59PM PDT to enter, and the winner will be contact by email and announced back on this post.

Contest begins Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT, and ends Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must provide her own transportation to and from the workshop.

Update! Lauren is the winner of the seat at the Petals & Penmanship workshop this Saturday. Lauren said: “I’m getting married this year, and it would help keep the cost down if I could write the invitations by hand. What a beautiful thing it would be to learn calligraphy!”


Photos by Angie Cao.
Official contest rules.

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I was lucky enough to attend one of Ariella Chezar’s workshops last year, and it was such a treat to see her in action. Corbin Gurkin was at the most recent workshop and captured it beautifully.

Says Ariella, “After years of hosting workshops in far off locales, I chose my home turf of the Berkshires for the most recent one. It’s such a spectacular time of year round these parts, and the flowers, all in their final hurrah, are marvelous. It was such a treat to share what I love in a place that I love.”

Ariella’s three-day Master Class workshops include bridal bouquets, large and small compote arrangements, tall branch and vine arrangements, as well as a complete tablescape…

I absolutely adore Ariella’s creative use of items like tomatoes and peppers (sometime fruit and berries). I mean, how sweet and fun are these chair garlands?!


Thanks to Snippet & Ink Select vendors Ariella and Corbin for sharing these beautiful photos of a stunning workshop!

Photography: Corbin Gurkin / Floral Master Class: Ariella Chezar / Location: Stonover Farm in Lenox, Massachussettss / Food: Chef Jennifer Lee / Model, dress design: Jeni Wrightson of Prairie Clothing Co.
  • Ariella Chezar Floral Workshop

    6 November 2013
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    Last month some awesome vendors came together at The Lab Event in Sonoma to showcase their talents and bring inspiration boards to life. Here are a few photos of how some of those vendors interpreted the Peony Pop inspiration board created by a Snippet & Ink reader…

    I just love this sunburst invitation suite by Dauphine Press!

    Gold and pink with pops of turquoise and orange played up the retro vibe.

    Thanks to Tara Matthews for creating the fun inspiration board that inspired this look!

    Photography: Pictilio / Design, Coordination: A Savvy Event / Flowers: Valley Flora / Cake: Sweet on Cake / Stationery: Dauphine Press / Milkglass Rental: Milkglass / Other Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Napa / Lighting: Creative Lighting Design
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    Let me tell you how I’d be spending Valentine’s Day if I lived in Southern California. I’d be hitting up Elizabeth Colling‘s pop-up chocolate shop for some of these delicious treats! Sneak a peek at the goodies in these photos by my girl Elizabeth Messina.

    Homemade “Oreos” and Double Chocolate Brownies.

    Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce.

    Dark Chocolate Caramels with Fleur de Sel.

    Artisan Hot Chocolate with Homemade Heart Marshmallows.

    Valrhona Chocolate Tart for Two.

    Elizabeth Colling is a food editor for Martha Stewart, the creator of confections, and she also teaches baking classes (I’m imagining a yummy bridal shower?). If you’re in the Santa Barbara area, do not miss this delicious pop-up shop!

    Chocolate Boutique
    February 13th and 14th
    11:00AM to 5:00PM
    Maison K in Montecito
    1159 Coast Village Road

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