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  • Intimate Reception Dinner with Astier de Villatte Tableware

    A stack of iron moons, black terra cotta rolled, pressed, cut, fired. Milky white dessert cups arranged in a still life with melon. Sensual and somatic - a poignant balance of refinement and imperfection was present in each detail of this intimate wedding and reception dinner. Guests gathered f... View Post
  • Romantic Vintage Wine Country Wedding

    The dreamy landscape of the vineyards of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo have long been a destination for weddings and loved creating the stationery and dinner menus for this gorgeous, romantic vintage winery wedding. Photography: Mike Larson |  Styling: LaFleur W... View Post
  • Summer Wedding | A Dreamy Woodland Wedding Suite

    We love finding inspiration in the woods among the wildflowers. We designed and produced these vintage rose floral illustrations for this spring wedding invitation. Delicate and airy illustrated watercolor map and poem adds a woodland vibe to this wedding lush with florals. We wanted to capture a... View Post
  • Sawtooth Mountains and Wildflowers for a Summer Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

    Molly and Joseph wanted their wedding invitation suite to reflect their personal styles and would capture the spirit of their elegant venue nestled in Sun Valley, Idaho. We worked with Molly's mother as well because she wanted to do something special for the couple. Sun Valley hold a special plac... View Post
  • Fall Wedding | Romantic Lush Red Rose Wedding Suite

    A fairy tale October wedding combined elegance with romance and a touch of bohemian. The details were rich with lush greenery and milky creams but the spectrum of reds were the show stoppers. The suite we created for this outdoor El Encanto wedding in Santa Barbara includes an abundance of layere... View Post
  • Santa Ynez Valley Autumn Wedding Invitation Suite

    A custom invitation suite for an elegant Santa Ynez Valley autumn wedding. We used a palette of deep plum, autumn gold and soft cream in the vintage stamps, wax seal, envelope liner and calligraphy. Se {Latest Honey Paper blog posts} View Post
  • Custom Wax Seals in the Details

    Wax seals have been used for centuries to convey status, power, individuality through ones correspondence and to authenticate identity. Wax seals were an indisputable mark of the affirmation of one's intentions, words and wishes. They are as unique as the person, couple or family they represent. ... View Post

Welcome to The Giving Ink's Blog

The Giving Ink is a store and brand by Michelle Castle, with a vision to guide customers toward a richer, more fulfilled lifestyle through goods that encourage both the growing and sustaining connections we make with each other. The shop reflects her desire to connect the hearts of people through handwriting, illustrations, and a renewed interest in incorporating a more analog lifestyle through slower, more thoughtful forms of communication such as letter writing and journaling.