Hand Lettering Workshops

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A crazy thing happened this summer, all from a single conversation.

I was working with a client (Andrew Abaria - check him out here!) and we were chatting about combining personal life goals with work. We discussed that as creatives, and also entrepreneurs, most of the time we can not separate our lifestyle from our craft and/or our craft from our lifestyle. They are very much one in the same. 

From this concept, I decided to combine two of my passions, traveling and hand lettering. I have been teaching hand lettering classes in the York, PA region for a little over a year. People really enjoy the classes, so I thought, "Why not put it out there to see if I could host classes in cities around the US?"

It just so happens that people LOVE learning something new. I've been to the greater Memphis, TN region, Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia all with sold-out workshops!

In September I am headed to Rochester, NY to teach a class; Later in November I am headed back to Tallahassee and Thomasville, and there is interest growing for me to host classes in Winston-Salem, as well as Charlotte, NC. I couldn't be more excited!

Needless to say, I'm now a traveling hand-letterer and I am working to book additional workshops. It combines my love of traveling and exploring new cities/areas with the passion and love that I have for hand lettering. 


Sometimes we see a potential path, but the details remain murky. What I have learned this summer is that you need to simply go for it, whatever it may be. Success or failure aside, working out one of these paths in life equates to satisfaction. A quote that hung in my family home growing up that now hangs in my design studio by Ralph Waldo Emerson is "We find in life exactly what we put into it." and it could not ring more true.

If you are interested in being a host of a hand lettering workshop, please feel free to email me or fill out my contact form and I will send you information. I would love to partner with more people and places, spreading the excitement for working with your hands in such a digital age. 

Leslie & Nik | Wedding | Malvern, PA & Osenbach, France

Leslie and Nik's weddings were nothing short of incredible. From Leslie's succulent dress, to Nik's custom tailored suit, every small detail of thought was for the celebration of their love. Their celebrations of love were perfect reflections of who they are as individuals, and as a couple.

Every invitation had a four leave clover and dried flowers on it handpicked by Leslie, the yurt was a wedding gift they turned into a hookah lounge, all the table decorations were carefully placed and set up by the bride.

A few more jaw dropping details included: A living succulent bar, Leslie's handmade succulent dress she wore to the cocktail hour before the ceremony, the abundance of greenery all over the reception tent, and the boutonnieres with mushrooms. 

Needless to say, no detail was left uncared for or unthought of. This wedding was incredible, just like Nik and Leslie's love. Enjoy!

A large portion of Nik's family lives in Germany so a month after their PA wedding, Nik and Leslie invited all their family and closest friend's to gather in Osenbach, France for another ceremony. Due to the downpour of rain on their wedding day in May and the simple fact we were in the most charming town ever, Nik, Leslie and I snuck away before the ceremony in Osenbach for portraits.




Cocktail Dress: Handmade by the bride, Leslie Drinkwater. 

Wedding Dress: Sabrina Ann Couture West Chester |


HAIR: Christina Drinkwater



Dried Flowers by the bride, Leslie Drinkwater


CAKE: Carlino's Italian Market |


FLORALS: Katy Drinkwater Bieniosek | Facebook Link


RENTALS: Weir Event Rentals |

DrinkMarshWater Rentals| Living Bar, DJ Booth, Grape vines and plants

Dream Catchers made by: PaigeEllen&Co


LOCATION: Star Gazer Flower Farm | Facebook Page


DJ: Timothy Bieniosek 


CATERING: Grateful Spread | 


PHOTOBOOTH: Lovebirds Philly |


JEWELER: Avello |



Filmed by: Diemo Productions |

Edited by: Leslie Drinkwater


PHOTOGRAPHY: Chelsea: Designer + Photographer |