wine down thursday

Looking for something fun to do on Thursday? Well, here's the perfect event to help you 'wine down' after a long week :) Just register to attend (it's free!) and the rest is all taken care of. 

Calligraphy by MM Ink


happy friday: mm ink featured in munaluchi bride magazine

Munaluchi Bride's first digital magazine debuted on Tuesday and it is GORGEOUS - from cover to cover!!! Munaluchi Bride Magazine is a chic and stylish publication filled with tons of inspiration for women of color. I am so grateful to be featured in their first digital release! Here's a look at the feature (I think Amelia was born with a camera in her hand - such beautiful images :)

It was such a joy working with Lisa Hladish, Janie Medley, Dana FitzGerald and Amelia Johnson on such a fun project! I had a blast working with the team to help them bring their vision for the Oh Happy Day stationery to life through my lettering and Lisa's beautiful custom made stationery pieces.

I wanted to create lettering for the Oh Happy Day stationery pieces that was fun and included playful flourishes throughout. I started with hand lettering the bride and groom's names and adding fancy swirls to make them stand out. This became the inspiration for the rest of the calligraphy I did for the invitation, RSVP card, monogram and place card paper ribbons.

For the menu cards, I wanted to emphasize the idea of a celebration filled with excitement and cheer. So I really had fun with the lettering and incorporated lots of flourishing for the Menu header. The swirl banners for each course was a nice addition that also sparked the idea for the heart seals.

The super talented Lisa Hladish of Paper Daisies Stationery printed the calligraphy on beautiful custom cut paper she provided and assembled all of the stationery pieces. I love seeing my calligraphy on her beautiful stationery!

I think the stationery items are the perfect fit for a happy wedding day!

Happy Friday!

Photography by Amelia Johnson Photography
To see the entire Munaluchi Bride Winter 2012 digital magazine, go here


paper goodness and a giveaway

The super talented Gia of Betsywhite Stationery and I have teamed up a few months ago to offer an exclusive discount to her customers on several of my calligraphy styles for envelope addressing and place card calligraphy. Gia and I have worked on many projects over the years and I am so honored to be her calligrapher for her photo shoots. I have always admired her beautiful stationery designs and I love everything about the Betsywhite brand!

To find out more about this exciting collaboration, go here and also, be sure to head over to the Southern Weddings blog for a chance to win a custom calligraphy thank you card and gift tag set from me and Gia. Good luck!

Calligraphy by MM Ink
Stationery and Printing by Betsywhite


mm ink featured on ruffled!

Today is the day! I am excited to finally share some images from this fabulous editorial shoot that
is featured on Ruffled Blog's beautiful site here! Thank you so much for the lovely post Amanda!! YAY!

The editorial shoot will also be featured in Munaluchi Bride's first digital magazine later today! 

There is so much to tell you about this shoot and the talented people I had the pleasure of working with. So stay tuned for Friday's post with lots of eye candy that is sure to make your Friday happy :)

Photography: Amelia Johnson Photography
Calligraphy: MM Ink 
Creative Director and Stylist: Dana FitzGerald
Floral Design: JM Flora Design (aka Janie from the fab blog The Bride's Cafe)
Stationery and Printing: Paper Daisies Stationery 


happy friday: the city chic tour

Are you looking for a ritzy and contemporary space in Atlanta for your special day? Then you must attend StudioWed's City Chic Tour which takes you to several of Atlanta's best spots for a swanky wedding and reception! See below for all the details.

Happy Friday!


munaluchi bride magazine's debut digital edition


I am very excited to share the BEAUTIFUL cover of Munaluchi Bride's first digital magazine that will be available on February 21st! The cover features one of the images from a GORGEOUS editorial shoot that I am so proud to be a part of, and includes the amazing talents of Janie Medley (that's Janie's stunning bouquet on the cover!!!), Dana FitzGeraldAmelia Johnson and Lisa Hladish.

I cannot wait to share more with you next week Tuesday!!

From the Editor-in-Chief, Jacqueline Nwobu: We are truly excited about this next stage and delighted to release the cover of our debut digital issue, the Winter 2012 edition, featuring THE most gorgeous bouquet by the one and only Janie Medley of The Brides Cafe and photographed by Amelia Johnson.   In this issue, which is all about planning, you'll find expert planning tips, the prettiest real weddings, latest in bridal fashion, and the sweetest editorial shoot put together by Janie Medley along with Dana Fitzgerald, Moya Minns, and photographed beautifully by Amelia Johnson.   Our debut Winter 2012 digital edition will be available on February 21st.  In the meantime, we would love for you to subscribe to our digital newsstand to get an instant update once it goes live.  http://issuu.com/munaluchibride


happy friday: and the winner is.....

Thanks to all of you who shared your favorite love stamps or your plans for your invitation stamps on the blog! And the winner is.....................  Jen who loves the candy sweetheart love stamps!

Jen: please email your address to me at hello@mminkstudio.com and I will mail the stamps to you asap. Congrats!

Happy Friday!


love stamps + a giveaway

I remember my childhood days growing up in the Bahamas and driving with my dad to the post office to check the mail. It was like going to the candy store - "was there mail for me? Did my pen pal from Greece send me more pictures? And look at those pretty stamps!!!"  That was me then, and I still try to get home before my husband to check the mail first (although I sometimes forget now with 3 little ones to keep up with; but it still puts the biggest smile on my face seeing it on the table).

My dad was a stamp collector and boy did he have some pretty ones! I love the love stamps and here's a look at them over the years.

photo via championstamp.com - a great place to buy vintage stamps

And the new love stamps are here! I purchased some yesterday and I want to share the 'love' with you! Tell me what stamp you have chosen for your invitations or which of the love stamps above is your favorite,  and one of you will receive 40 stamps from me!!!! The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday and I will mail the stamps to you so that they arrive next Monday! I cannot wait to read your comments!


happy friday: hearts!

Awww.....the "love" month is here and it has me thinking about hearts, hearts and more hearts (oh... and date night with my hubby next weekend :) 

Happy Friday!

top left, top center, and bottom left: Photography by Gina Zeidler with Calligraphy by MM Ink
top right: pinned here
middle right: pinned here
bottom right: pinned here