Invitations + Calligraphy in the South
location: St. Petersburg, FL
willing to travel: No
prices from: The Messy Painter creates hand painted, custom wedding stationery for every aspect of your day - from Save the Date's, to Formal Invitation Suites, to "Day Of" Items and even post stationery items. My work is a more creative and artistic alternative to the traditional approach to lettering and design. I believe in designing and creating things that will serve an aesthetic and personal purpose long after your wedding day is over. If you can dream it up, I can bring it to life for you. I'm able to work with brides with all different budgets; upon our first meeting I'll dive into a design sheet with you to figure what's going to be best for your wedding!
about us There are so many options out there for wedding stationery, it can be overwhelming! Rather than sifting through thousands of options that don't necessarily represent who you and your fiancee are. I'm able to completely customize every item to fit not just your wedding, but to celebrate the intimate and personal details that tell your love story. I believe that your wedding stationery and day of items should be more than just a piece of paper, but a work of art that will hold a place in your home long after you say "I do." I believe communication is key to creating something beautiful and memorable, and I love getting to know my bridal couples creating a more collaborative atmosphere for creating. I invite big dreamers and creatives alike to join me in creating something you and your guests will never forget!
our approach / working with us As a watercolor artist, I believe in letting the artwork do the talking and never manipulating hand painted items digitally, only combining them for the best printing quality possible. My style is a little bit organic and loose with a flair of whimsy and a great amount of attention to detail. I absolutely love being able to paint anything that represents you and your love - whether thats a special place, your pets, plants, favorite foods, alma maters, whimsical portraits or anything else - I'm always up for a challenge! I then design your stationery and signage based on the theme or vibe of your wedding incorporating everything you've envisioned tying it together with my custom brush lettering and modern calligraphy.
why we love weddings Creating custom wedding stationery and artwork for weddings started off as a hobby for friends and family. Once I realized how much happiness and joy these items brought the people I love, I knew I had to do this for others as well. Every wedding is like a new story or piece of art for me - I'm able to push myself as an artist by collaborating with new clients who ask me to do things I've never done before. I love being able to create the unexpected and take things above and beyond for my clients. I also love being able to learn about new people; how they met, what made them fall in love, and their plan for their next adventure! Who doesn't love a good love story!?
our travel policy I'm able to travel, but most of what I do can be done through email, over the phone, over Skype or over good ole snail mail! That's what makes what I do so great! I've had the opportunity to work with brides all over the country and even a few over seas. I absolutely love meeting brides from places I've never been and places I hope to go!