One of my favorite things about my work is hearing about you. How y’all met, how you got where you are now, and your vision for your wedding day. I have not met a couple with an identical story to another!
Searching for my own wedding invitations, I didn’t find anything that spoke to me or represented our love story. Realizing that our story was unique, a pre-designed wedding announcement didn’t translate the excitement we had for our wedding day. Nor did it carry the personal impression we wanted our guests to feel.
I am able to translate your love story and wedding vision into a beautifully designed invitation, or place value on your guests through beautifully written calligraphy.
In December of 2015, a friend of mine invited me to a calligraphy workshop. This afternoon changed everything. I discovered my passion for calligraphy and graphic design, right then and there.
The planning of our wedding moved forward, and I designed my own wedding invitations. Zero design experience and no knowledge of etiquette makes it really difficult to design your wedding invitations, and I wouldn’t wish this process on my worst enemy.
After our wedding in 2016, I took several courses on Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, and expanded my calligraphy skills. The name CalliRosa came to me while driving in the beautiful Hill Country around San Antonio. A combination of “calligraphy” and my married last name, “Rosales”, CalliRosa stands for modern, elegant design combined with a personal, artisanal touch.
We have won several accolades and have been featured in several magazines and blogs, most notable 7Centerpieces, Wedding Chicks, and Wedding Wire:
I am a serial creativist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. Next to creating beautiful invitations, I love experimenting with new textures, techniques and materials. Thanks to my creative grandmother, I learned how to sew, do pottery, and paint from an early age. Refinishing old furniture is also a passion of mine.
San Antonio is my home, together with my husband Donny. We cannot seem to agree on getting a cat (me) or a dog (him), so for now it is just the two of us. Even though I live in Texas, CalliRosa works with clients all over the US, and my work has made it as far as Italy.
I can quote pretty much every line from How I Met Your Mother or Gilmore Girls – which often plays on in the background when I am working. Me and Donny love cooking and am a self-diagnosed foodie. When out and about trying new food or discovering a new place, my biggest pet peeve is seeing spelling mistakes in signs or menus. You can always wake me up for a good pastry.