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  • Hand Painted Lavender Suite for a Wine Country Wedding in Santa Ynez Valley

    Rachel and Colin will soon be with their loved ones for an early summer wedding weekend in the beautiful drifts of the Santa Ynez Valley. Lincourt Vineyards and Alisal Guest Ranch are both gathering places with unique histories and identities. Both are known for their hospitality and atmosphere o... View Post
  • Ranunculus & Rose Watercolor Suite | Vendor Library Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson said the earth laughs in flowers. Each spring our spirits are renewed by nature's palette through the blessings of young cherry blossoms, tulips, crocus, daffodil and primrose. When it comes to spring wedding and event stationery there are endless ways to incorporate the se... 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 Wedding | Custom Stationery Illustration Collaboration

    When the beautiful and talented actress, Caitlin Thompson, and producer, comedy writer, Dan Fogelman, first came to me for their wedding invitations it started with browsing wedding albums and pointing out details and suites they liked. At some point Dan said to Cait, “you can do illustrations li... View Post
  • Sun Valley Summer Wedding | Western "Kick Up Your Heels" Motif

    A year before moving from Sun Valley to California, I started working on an elaborate wedding suite for a fabulous couple, DJ and Alan. The wedding weekend was packed with festivities and as the day approached my family sold our home, packed our car and headed West. I continued to finish up the l... 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.