Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

Paperless Wedding + Bridal Shower

My friends Jerrod and Meredith, often called "Jeredith" by dear friends, are in the midst of planning a paperless wedding. The idea makes me cringe...no paper? That means no calligraphy, no pretty invitation suites, no programs, not even a menu or little labels to mark food at their buffet! {gasp}

The are economists who care deeply about living practically and responsibly. So what did they do? They set up an incredible wedding website and an e-mail account specifically for their big day. They tactfully sent their Save the Dates, Wedding Invitations, and even Rehearsal Dinner invites, all via the web.

So you can imagine my alarm when planning Meredith's bridal shower. How do we make it paperless?
  1. I sent my very first evite!
  2. We use real china, silverware, and napkins for the shower luncheon
  3. We provided guest an alternative to wrapped presents - the ability to contribute to a couch fund for the couple's new apartment.
All in all, it went well. It challenged me to think outside the box and even involved an unconventional game. You see, this practical couple doesn't like to spend money, so their dates often included puzzles. Snapfish came to the rescue with the perfect shower activity. Guest put together a puzzle of the couple:

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