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  • Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding Invitation with Custom Monogram

    OLD WORLD ELEGANCE Katie and John exchanged vows under a lush floral arch in a seaside ceremony between the Montecito Hills and the Gaviota coast. The wedding ceremony and reception took place outdoors under a brilliant Santa Barbara sun overlooking the Pacific Ocean at The Bacara Resort & S... View Post
  • Elegant Italian Inspired Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

    Thoughtful, elegant details from old world wax seals to tall white tapered candles and a lavish floral chandelier of roses and greenery created a truly unique and memorable wedding day celebration. Inspired by the rustic beauty of the Italian countryside, all the elements came together creating ... View Post
  • 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
  • Late Summer Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

    Sun Valley, Idaho is a bit of heaven and one of my favorite places in the world. What a delight to see one of Honey Paper's recent couples and their stationery featured on Style Me Pretty highlighting the rustic, unfettered charm of this wild landscape through the lens of a late summer wedding. ... 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
  • 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.