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:
You booked your venue, you have your caterer, photographer. Your invitations are designed, locked in and ordered. Now it is time to address those pesky envelopes to your uncle and aunt, who is a doctor, and your single mom friend who you invite to come with her kids ánd a date. How do you address their envelopes? Is there a correct way? I will help you navigate the tricky addressing situations today in our wedding etiquette series.
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.