Colorado Kate's Tips, Tricks, and Recs: Lettering for Your Invites and wedding signs

Here is the truth.  My handwriting wasn't earning me any "A's" in school but I have a real love affair with beautiful handwriting.  My mom had gorgeous writing, and I always knew when any card came from her, it was always carefully written out.  A friend of mine had shared a letting workshop that AE Lettering Co was hosting at Legends Coffee.  I checked out Alyssa's, the owner's, Instagram and was super impressed with her work.  I signed up for her workshop and headed down to the coffee shop.

First of all, can we talk about this cute coffee shop, Legends Coffee located in the Southland Shopping Center?  It is the cutest, with beautiful reclaimed wood and Edison bulbs and gorgeous windows letting in all the light in.  It's a family fun workshop and Tabitha the owner is so friendly and inviting.  If I wasn't in Arvada, I would be here all the time.  Denver South photographers, this is the coffee shop to bring your clients!!  Alyssa greeted us at the door and Tabitha crafted a coffee of our choice.  I had a delicious dirty chai and it was amazing!

The workshop was about 2 hours and Alyssa had a packet of worksheets.  (My 7-year-old daughter couldn't believe I had handwriting sheets too.)  Alyssa explained to us the different markers, the papers, and the different strokes and we were on our way.  Alyssa's packet's also included detailed instructions so we could go home and practice, great resources for continuing our education and a gorgeous professional pen.

If you are a do it yourself girl, grab your bridesmaids, sign up for her workshop and learn to letter from Alyssa!!  She has more workshops coming up.  Follow her on her Facebook page for more upcoming events.  However, if you craft like me, (example below), leave it to the professionals!  Contact AE Lettering for your invites, your beautiful wooden signs, or your mirror signs for your wedding. You will not regret this decision!

We will put this in the category of, "Well I tried."  

We will put this in the category of, "Well I tried."  

Seriously the cutest coffee shop ever.

Seriously the cutest coffee shop ever.

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Tabitha, Ledgends Coffee owner.  You will immidately feel like you are right at home!

Tabitha, Ledgends Coffee owner.  You will immidately feel like you are right at home!

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The beautiful packet Alyssa provides each student, with paper, professional pens and instructions.

The beautiful packet Alyssa provides each student, with paper, professional pens and instructions.