Hi! In case you don't personally know me, I'm Amanda Sides, and I love pretty paper. I believe it's a reflection of you as a person and especially sets the tone for any wedding, event or party.
I also love red wine, hot coffee, fresh flowers, and good shoes. You can usually find me wearing great fitting blue jeans, a white tee (or something equally as basic) and always good shoes. Okay and probably a good bag... but lately I just carry my diaper bag... but you know it's a stylish one.
Before kids you never would have found me without a perfect at-home manicure. We won't talk about how that's going now that I have three tiny dragons...
I'm a mom of three working to build a beautiful, happy and healthy family as well as this business.
While I started The Calligraphy Bar a few years back to turn my calligraphy hobby into a side hustle, it started turning into only handmade, custom one-off orders and while I do enjoy that, it was keeping me from growing the invitation side of the business, which is where my passion truly lies.
I designed my own wedding invitations almost six years ago and it sparked something in me that just won't quit. I feel like your invitation is ultimately the start of how you present yourselves to the world, and should never be an afterthought.
So, with that, I will be focusing on wedding invitations, stationery design and digital products moving forward. I plan to provide services and solutions for brides and wedding vendors alike. Think save-the-dates, wedding invitations, printable wedding planners/calendars/checklists, customizable templates for vendors (client welcome packets, service and pricing guides, etc).
It will continue to evolve, as all things do, but as of right now I will no longer take on stand alone envelope orders, signage orders, or custom product orders in the shop. I have already contacted all of my current brides for this year, and will continue to honor those contracts, of course, but will only be booking invitations from here on out.
I’m extremely excited about the direction The Calligraphy Bar is going, and hope you'll continue with me on this journey. Tell your friends who are newly engaged to contact me for semi-custom or custom invitation options. I'll be adding more designs soon!
The good thing is, almost the entire shop is on sale! I'm working to clear out inventory in the wake of this transition, so go grab yourself something! Signs are 50% off, mugs are $10, Christmas stock is 50% off and all cards and prints are 20% off! Tell your friends!