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Kat & Aaron – Maui, Hawaii

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding  watercolor

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

la Happy Calligraphy - Hawaiian Wedding

It was such a pleasure working with Kat and Aaron to design and letter their lush, ocean inspired wedding stationery for their Hawaiian island wedding. The invitations were hand painted (that’s right each invitation was a little different and unique) in a vibrant, ocean-blue watercolor wash. The invitations were then screen printed with custom calligraphy lettering in white ink. The entire set was printed on soft cotton paper. The outer envelopes were lined in a lush, watercolor painted tropical leaf pattern. Each envelope was sent with love and fabulous vintage Hawaiian postage. The gorgeous jewel tone florals on each table were paired with watercolor menus to create a sophisticated, modern, tropical feel. I love the rich, sophisticated jewel tones of the florals with the vibrant, but romantic paper goods. Such a lovely day!

Photography: Erich McVey | Coordination & Planning: Vows Weddings | Florals: Mandy Grace Designs | Venue: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort 

Provence Sunrise Shoot with Pearl & Godiva


I can’t tell you how much I love this styled shoot from Provence designed and styled by the amazingly talented duo of Pearl & Sheena from Pearl & Godiva featuring my calligraphy paper goods.

The lighting is lovely & soft and the details are romantic & thoughtful. The photography by Feather & Stone is incredible; I just love every little detail! This shoot was also featured on Once Wed (so exciting!). See the entire shoot here.

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The calligraphy details I created were lettered in a modern calligraphy style onto soft, luxe, cotton paper with a deckled edge. The modern calligraphy was inked in dark sepia ink. The invitation set features a rough kraft paper with the soft, creamy cotton paper. The wine label with the gusts name calligraphed was dipped in lavender watercolor ink to add a bit of color.

lahappy_provence_shoot_5 lahappy_provence_shoot_8 lahappy_provence_shoot_7 lahappy_provence_shoot_6Art Direction & Styling: Pearl & Godiva | Photography: Feather & Stone | Hair & Make up: Ylva Langenskiold | The Gowns: María Luisa Rabell & Lace Gowns and Veils sourced and customised by Pearl & Godiva | Bespoke Headpiece : Opal & Owl  | Stationery & Calligraphy : Sally Balt from LA Happy  | Florals: Pearl & Godiva  | Jewellery: Fleur  | Props: Pearl & Godiva  | Models: Marion from Up Models France | Location: Le Gite Caramone

la Happy In Print – Seattle Met Bride & Groom


It’s always fun to see your work in print, especially when the shoot is this 0ver-the-top lovely! I was recently able to be part of a tabletop styled shoot, styled by Steve Moore of Sinclair & Moore Events for Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine. Steve designed a table with a French Market theme (a fresh, take on French Market… which doesn’t always happen). The table featured a fresh take on toile (with a lovely toil cake by Tallant House), simple (loved how un-fluffy the tea towel look is!). French linens and day of stationery by me, la Happy, including wood menus (Yes! REAL wood) and custom navy tags with guests names calligraphed in white ink then tied around French baguettes. …and the chandeliers? Yes, they are super fabulous!


The real wood menus were stamped with a custom menu stamp… such a fabulous way to bring a clean, organic feel to your table! I love how clean and simple the table looks. It doesn’t feel fussy or over done, it’s vintage perfection! It was such a pleasure to work on this shoot. I always love trying new ideas. Someone needs to incorporate some navy with white details into their wedding STAT – it is just so beautiful!


Thanks to Sinclair & Moore Events and Seattle Met Bride & Groom Photos by: Matthew Land Studios