Since I picked up my first pointed pen back in 2015, I have not been able to put it down…
My name is Charlotte Rosales-Noordzij, and I am a calligrapher and wedding stationer. Together with my husband, Donny, I am based in San Antonio, Texas, and I serve clients all over Texas. I love creating unique paper goods, completely catered to the wishes of my sweet couples. This results in highly personal wedding stationery, cherished for years after the big day has become a beautiful memory, both by the couple as the guests of the wedding.
I discovered calligraphy on accident. My friend was not able to go to a Modern Calligraphy workshop, and asked if I wanted to go instead. I accepted. Ever since, this beautifully understated writing tool has had my full attention. For the next 6 months, I got a lot better, and I decided to design my own wedding invitation and do my own envelope calligraphy. For weeks I researched fonts, designs, formats, papers, envelopes and printing methods. The result: a beautifully designed invitation, completely catered to our personalities and to the style of our wedding day. Together with a friend I wrote all the addresses on the envelopes in turquoise calligraphy, and we sealed them with a wax seal in the same color. I was so proud of my work, and in me grew a passion for designing and providing great calligraphy.
Fast forward to present day: calligrapher and wedding stationer...
Now, a few years later, my design skills have drastically improved from that initial first design. I developed my own style, which I describe as modern and minimalistic, with an artisanal touch. I love combining sleek design with handmade touches as individually handwritten calligraphy elements, (venue) illustrations, watercolor and other painting techniques.
To my original Modern Calligraphy script I added a more traditional, Copperplate inspired style. This allows me to cater my design to the wishes of my couples. I now offer several different printing techniques, on beautiful, handpicked, high quality papers. All this to create unique invitations that fit your individual style. For more examples of my work as a calligrapher and wedding stationer, please click here.
When I am not creating fancy letters or designing….
Next to my love for beautiful lettering and paper design,my main passions in life are my sweet husband Donny, my family and my friends. I love watching a good movie or series (we are binge-watchers), or exploring a new spot in the beautiful city of San Antonio.
I also love great food (yes, I am a foodie). I am always up for trying a new restaurant, but I also have a passion for cooking and baking. I enjoy trying out new recipes and new cuisines. The last passion I will list here is music – I actually have a Bachelor’s degree in Music! Singing has always been my main focus. Songwriting is something I like to do as well, when I have time, and when I have inspiration.
I am originally from the Netherlands, which to me means I add a Dutch touch to everything I do. Orange is one of my favorite colors, I have a killer recipe for Dutch apple pie – I am proud of where I come from, and love talking about this amazing country – so feel free to ask me about it!