Adding some design to a party invitation.


New Design

Chalkboards are really a great way to add details to your wedding. However, not every wedding theme looks good with a strong black and white board. So here is a great alternative - natural wood with white lettering and lace detailing.


Place cards

Great idea for a southern wedding - 
large magnolia leaves with your guest's names as place cards or escort cards. 
Lovely keep sake, as well.


Gold on Glass

Can you say GOR-GEOUS!!!!!

Could not wait to share this new wedding sign. It is a large window with two panes. It will hang from a frame at the wedding venue with the mountains behind it. How gorgeous is that? Flowers were from the couples invitation suite.


An essential element for the sit down reception - help your guests know where they will be sitting. Table number is tucked inside so the guest's names get the star treatment.


Chalkboards all the rage

 Lovely wedding details with personalized chalkboards 
by calligrapher Catherine Langsdorf 
at Long Village Lettering.


Chalkboard Wedding Signage

Wedding signage for a Rehearsal Dinner

 I just got a lovely thank you note from the Alicia, the newly wed . . .

"Dear Catherine, The program board you created for us was beautiful. I really appreciate that you squeezed it in so late. It definitely helped create the overall look and feeling that we were going for. Best wishes! Alicia"

Wedding Program for Ceremony


Match your font


So, you have carefully and painstakingly selected you invitations and the fonts. 
You have placed the order. 
Now what?
 Book your calligrapher! 
I can match your fonts or compliment your invitation to help create a unique finished suite for your guests.



Graduation cards going out to some amazing young adults!
Blessed to have spent some years with them. 
Best wishes as they head off to college!



Exciting news . . . .
Long Village Lettering was awarded Best of Borrowed & Blue, 2014 invitations and calligraphy vendor category, runner-up! Very exciting since those in my category have large store fronts. As a single artist this is very pleasing that my services have been recognized!
Thanks for all the individuals who voted for me!



Vintage Nib

Finally used this vintage tool that was given to me . . . oh it is so lovely!
It is a Mabie Todd & Co - 7 - Did not realize what a special tool this is. Probably from 1890 to 1920. Gold tip. Very flexible. Dip pen. If any one knows anything about this or where to get info, I would love that.



on Instagram

If you enjoy instagram - 
you can find me on it 

here are some of my recent post images:


Chalkboard Wedding

It is the season for weddings in the mountains of NC . . . .

This wedding is going to be a natural, bohemian influenced rustic day. 
Since it might rain on their day, 
we went with bright colors and flowers to cheer up the environment.



#Chalkboards (#blackboards) are still the trend with weddings this season! And why not . . . they are a great way to personalize your reception and help your guests know what and where. Here are some recent projects. All custom work to help the couple make their reception a wonderful event.


Seating Chart

Just completed an #elegant seating chart for a #weddingreception.

If you have a dream for your wedding . . . 
I would love to help create it 
and make your #weddingdecor special!


Custom Ink

Custom lettering style and custom ink 
to match the invitation suite. 
Why not have it exactly as you dreamed?



Custom Calligraphy

Working on a custom job - color and lettering style just for this wedding invitation suite. The lettering is a casual copperplate script. The ink is a gray/taupe color. Always fun to help a bride complete your presentation with custom calligraphy on hr wedding invitations.


Valentine's Chalkboard

A smaller chalkboard sign for Valentine's Day. Completed on a 16" x 20" black canvas.More durable than chalk, but with the same natural chalk feel.
A great idea for signage at a wedding and the reception to help welcome and inform guests.
from this to . . . .

THIS finished piece.


Chalkboard Signage

There are many details to work on when planning your wedding reception.
Be sure to spend time creating signage that will help your guests feel welcome.
This piece lets the guests know to sign the guestbook.

Detail of chalk lettering

Computer draft and marker enlargement