Dear Darling is a creative studio that focuses on design + beyond for weddings and events... that's a lillll' bit extra, cause who wants to be basic?
Feminine Calligraphy meets the comfort of your style.
Let's make some magic...
Whether you need place cards, table numbers, or signage,
we got you. we're well versed in multiple styles of lettering, and have lettered on every surface you can think of. we love taking traditional calligraphy practices and making them unique and modern by using off beat surfaces and color palettes that show who you are.
The invitation gives your guests a peek into this world they're going to get to enjoy, and we know that. That is why we make handmade totally bespoke wedding stationery. we want to tell your story, not pintrest's story, not minted's story... yours. So no matter what kind of paper you want, what printing methods you like... we can make some magic happen that's one of a kind.
Sometimes you need a little extra. something that goes beyond the boundaries of calligraphy + Stationery... and we live for that. We've created 3D seating charts, extra large paintings, art installations and more.
with over a decade of experience as artists, we love when we get to think outside of the box and create.
Designed with your style + personality in the forefront, handmade with love, for your love story. Wedding design that stands out, because you do.
Everything we do, we do to show who you are. whether we are creating your stationery, day of details, or décor, we want to make sure that we are telling your love story. we know that not everyone is pinterest perfect, because were not. so we wanted to offer couples a chance to have pieces created that mean something to them. you can choose one of the pieces we have already made if it speaks to you, or have something bespoke created just for you. want us to letter on pizza crusts because your partner always eats your crust... we got you. want to have a wedding theme based on unicorns... we got you. we have worked with sooo many different personalities.. we have created pieces for so many different kinds of weddings. boho, celestial, colorful, holographic, the list goes on. so we would love to hear all about you and what you're looking for.
Meet the artist:
Hi! I'm DarRa SargEnt, The artist behind Dear Darling and I'm so glad you're here! I have been creating art for my entire life, but professionally for over a decade. around 5 years ago, I started doing wedding calligraphy and haven't looked back since. If you check out my personal work, you will see that i am not afraid of color and that I live outside of the box.. so I wanted to create pieces for couples that don't fit inside of that cookie cutter pinterest world. Over the past five years, I have worked on almost 700 weddings, and created sooo many unique pieces of art for extraordinary couples. I am seriously in love what i do and i feel so honored that i get to wake up and do what i love every single day. I am obsessed with every aspect of a wedding and spend my free time binging wedding blogs, searching to find out what the next trends will be, and finding ways to make my work stand out from the crowd. I would love to get to know you and your partner so we can make some magic together!
At Dear Darling we give a shit about...
We want to know who you are, who your partner is.. what makes you guys say "Damn, that's SO ME." We want to create things That reflect your personal style.. and we are up for whatever we need to do to make that happen. we will never push you out of your comfort zone. we want to help you create pieces that feel like you, make you feel good on your wedding day and give your guests the best experience.
your WEDDING IS A PARTY, A CELEBRATION, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GUESTS HAVE A GOOD TIME. THROUGH PERSONALIZED PIECES LIKE PORTRAIT PLACE CARDS, INTERACTIVE DESIGN ELEMENTS, AND FUN DECOR YOUR GUESTS WILL ENJOY AND WANT TO 'GRAM EVERY MOMENT.
WE love our planet and we want to do our part to keep it clean and safe. that is why we make our own eco friendly vegan inks, use reclaimed materials and handmade paper.
We have a lot of pride in who we are and where we come from, and we know you do too. we have worked on weddings with clients from so many different cultures and we love embracing those cultures, to let everyone know what you're proud of. we work with couples from all faiths, cultures, genders and backgrounds.
Press + Features
We have had the honor of having our work shared by some amazing magazines and publications. In addition to features, we have written an article for What's Up Weddings Magazine's Fall 2019 issue all about our favorite off beat surfaces for wedding calligraphy, and were awarded second place for the Stationer of the Year awards from Cards and Pockets.
"Darra did an amazing job on the calligraphy for my wedding. I felt like she really listened to my vision and did everything she could to make it a reality. She made my place cards, table numbers, seating chart, signage, and did my envelope calligraphy. I was over the moon with every single element. She is a master of her craft. She does real calligraphy and you can tell the difference from a professional and someone that does this as a hobby. If you’re looking for a Calligrapher that is also a true ARTIST, Darra will make you very happy"
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- The Knot
"Okay, so listen...it's one thing for a client to love her work, but it's an entirely other situation to reeeally impress a fellow Wedding Vendor, but that is exactly what happened here!
So...stop what you're doing right now, put down the DIY materials, close out of that Minted tab, and HIRE Dear Darling for literally anything for your Wedding Day. You will not be disappointeD."
Dewitt for Love Photography
"Darra's work is absolutely phenomenal and she was amazing to work with! She was extremely responsive to my messages, offering up great recommendations re: ink color, ink type, paper finish, and decorative details. After receiving my agate table numbers, I knew I had to have matching placecards; Darra was able to turn around my 150+ card request with less than two weeks notice. Would give 5 million stars if I could. Thank you!"
- Lauren B.