Brooke Holden Calligraphy had the opportunity to create and design the most perfect wooden wedding hand painted signs for an October wedding near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The stunning collection featured more than 10 handcut White Pine pieces, stained and hand painted with perfection.
If you’re planning your wedding and trying to envision a timeless, classic theme for signage, hand painted wood is your pick!
The bride’s father hand cut every piece in the collection. Thereafter, we stained each piece by hand with two stains: Ipswick Pine and Golden Pecan.
At first, the Ipswick Pine stain was too light. We wanted to warm the White Pine wood and highlight its features. We let the Golden Pecan stain do its magic.
The result was this warm, golden hue that turns head and draws attention. We are proud of the outcome!
After applying several coats of each stain, we allowed 24-48 hours for the wood to cure. This is extremely important when staining wood.
Following the cure, we hand painted every word and design onto the signs. We used a variety of mediums, including: chalk, chalk pencil, Molotow acrylic pen, acrylic paint and chalk pen.
I’ve been practicing calligraphy for four years so the designs and lettering are all freehand. I’ll reiterate...I’ve been practicing calligraphy for four years. Trust me, if you’re interested in calligraphy or just starting out, trust the process and practice, practice, practice. You will hey there!
After the acrylic paint dried, we wipe each board with a damp cloth. The wedding signs were complete and ready for pick-up!
Overall, the project lasted many months. I first met with the bride’s mother in summer months. We met many, many times to plan and discuss details. If you’re planning a project like this one, allow yourself plenty of time. Wooden wedding signs are not a project that can be hurried.
Lastly, this project was one for the books and will always be a favorite. The relationship and newfound friendship with the bride’s parents will forever be cherished.
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