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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
  • A Wedding and a Cause

    How does an ordinary day become extraordinary? Over a handful of hours, tiny details crystallize into a precious stone of memory that is carried in one’s heart for the rest of life. Wedding days are without a doubt such moments in time, surrounded, perhaps only once, with family and friends made... View Post
  • A Wedding Celebration at Mattei's Tavern "Under the Palms & Stars"

    During a weekend getaway from Los Angeles to the vineyards and tasting rooms of Santa Ynez Valley, Elizabeth and Michael discovered a piece of California history - and their future wedding venue - in the charming town of Los Olivos.  Elizabeth and Michael fell in love with Mattei's Tavern, an u... View Post
  • Watercolor Stationery for a Santa Barbara Wedding

    Sarah and Jeff's October wedding took place at a private estate in the foothills of Santa Barbara surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. This stretch of California's coastline is known for its grand bluffs that rise from narrow beaches. Walking along the shore your eyes me... View Post
  • A Wedding Celebration & Seasonal Feast at Fess Parker Winery in Santa Ynez Valley

    Nicholas proposed to Katherine under the open skies of California's Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County as the heads of lupines and poppies unfurled like antique quilts shaken out and smoothed. As native Coloradans, the couple felt a connection to this peaceful land between the mountains an... 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
  • Die Cut Stationery In The Details

    You've set the date, picked your colors and penned the perfect words for your wedding or event. You hope your guests delight in opening their invitations and that they are as eager to celebrate the day as you are.  We love exploring ways in which stationery can set the tone for your celebration... 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.