I’ve been looking forward to sharing more images with you from the Laura Hooper Calligraphy Workshop that I hosted and designed in May. Here they are and I’m so excited to share that this workshop is being featured on Snippet and Ink today!
When I heard that Laura Hooper was coming to Vancouver, Canada for a workshop, but not stopping in Seattle (my home town), I knew I needed to convince her to add the extra stop. I’ve been a big Laura Hooper fan ever since I attended one of her mini calligraphy sessions at the Trouvaille Workshop (an inspiring workshop for women in the wedding industry).
After speaking with Laura’s Director of Operations (her amazing sister Alyssa, pictured on the right below), I was thrilled to hear that they would be willing to add an extra stop in Seattle. I immediately set-out to find the perfect venue for this 24 person, three hour calligraphy course. The Utina Wardroom , owned by City Catering Company, immediately came to mind. Their space was just what we needed: light, airy, spacious, located in the heart of Seattle, and of course who could say no to their yummy food.
I knew I wanted to create a simple space that was inspired with Spring blooms and complimented the industrial aesthetics of the venue. I teamed up with Butter & Bloom who created a beautiful botanical garden display filled with fresh peonies and tropical greens. We leveraged rustic wood boxes to add depth and texture. Rachel, from Butter & Bloom, is not only a talented florist, but a baker as well, so I asked her to make sugar cookies for each attendee and then asked Laura to write on each of them. The cookies were so beautiful I almost didn’t want to eat mine (good thing I did, it was delicious!).
Attendees sipped on custom mocktails from City Catering (in their adorable custom bottles), snacked on delicious popcorn and macrons, while practicing their alphabet. They took home a cute tote and a potted succulent to remind them of the workshop (thanks to Butter & Bloom!).
I’m grateful Laura made the extra stop in Seattle. The workshop was inspiring and it was so great to meet other calligraphy lovers and watch them improve on their skills.
Special thanks to Laura Marchbanks Photography for capturing the day so beautifully!
Head on over to Snippet & Ink to see the full feature!
Calligraphy Workshop: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Catering: City Catering Company
Florals & Baked Goods: Butter & Bloom
Photography: Laura Marchbanks Photography
Planning + Design: Jen Leslie Events
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance (easels) & AA Party Rentals (linens, chairs and drape)
Venue: Utina Wardroom