Talking Calligraphy on Small Talk Big Day!


Loved chatting with Amber Harrison of Wedding Paper Divas on a New episode of Small Talk Big Day!

I shared some of my favorite calligraphy tips. Take a look!

Giveaway Winners: Hand Lettered Note Card Prize!

I am so grateful for all the wonderful comments and good wishes on the launch of my new website.  In the contest to celebrate, three readers had the chance to win a set of my hand lettered note cards!  The winners are listed below…



The winners are Aletha Vandermaas, Ashley Bree Perez and Hope Weis.  Congratulations Ladies!  You will be receiving an email with details for claiming your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered!   I’m excited to share that the note cards will soon be available in my new shop!  Stay tuned for details!

Announcing the NEW Deborah Nadel brand!

I am so happy and proud to introduce the new Deborah Nadel website and brand!  Please, grab a seat and have a look around.  There are many galleries now with lots of new images in each of them.

The rebranding process took months and months of planning, designing, coding, image selecting, tweaking! and I have so many professionals to thank for their wonderful work.  Lara Casey and Emily Ley at Making Brands Happen, you both totally ‘got me’ and helped me streamline and clarify my message.  Your guidance was invaluable.  Cathy and your team at Love Inspired, thank you for your elegant design and your endless patience with my requests and tweaks.  (Jenne, you are a saint!)  The site came together so beautifully!  Many thanks to Bia Sampaio, Jason Walz  and Brett Matthews for your artful photos of my work.



To celebrate, I am giving away three sets of my brand new note cards featuring my hand lettering!  To enter to win a set, just follow me on Instagram, like my Facebook page or pin any of the gallery images.  Winners will be chosen at random on June 30th.  Please be sure to leave a comment below with your entries (so I know where to find you!)


I look forward to sharing new work, design inspiration and wedding ideas that I love.  Thanks so much for stopping by on this special launch day!


I am thrilled to share images from Engage!13: The Biltmore Estate, the latest Engaging Concepts luxury wedding summit.

Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce are the masterminds behind these fabulous events and working with them is always a wonderful experience.

I was honored when they asked me to create the lettering for the logo and branding. Collaborating with their top notch design team was a delight. Seeing my work beautifully integrated into the luxury experience of Engage and the Biltmore awed me. The craft and attention to detail was magical.

The fabulous designers I worked with included Heather Arak and Susan Turnock from Gifts for the Good Life, Nathan Kanofsky from Arak Kanofsky, Trisha Hay, Kristy Rice from Momental Designs, Vanessa Kreckel from Two Paper Dolls and Ross Tanner from Flosites.  Love you all!

Here’s a look at some of the hand lettering with images of the beautiful signage and swag that it appeared on.




images courtesy of ( left) Allan Zepeda and (center and  right) Jeremie Barlow


Photo by Allan Zepeda

Photo by Allan Zepeda

images courtesy of Allan Zepeda Photography

Working closely with Heather Arak, I created the icons below that showcase the Engage “E” woven into a lattice design that evokes the Vanderbilt monogram used throughout The Biltmore Estate.


Seeing the Biltmore House lit up with the icon for the Gala festivities took my breath away!  Heather tweeted the Biltmore House image below with the hashtag ‘careerhighlight’ and I couldn’t agree more!  The ice sculpture is mighty cool too!

Photo by Allan Zepeda

image courtesy of Allan Zepeda Photography


images courtesy of (from left to right) Allan Zepeda and Jeremie Barlow

With Kathryn Arce and Rebecca Grinnals in Gatsby-inspired finery.

Thank you both!  Engage!13 was awesome!


image courtesy of Carla Ten Eyck

My good friend Cassandre Snyder posted an in-depth look at this amazing event here complete with more gorgeous images.

A huge thank you to The Biltmore Estate and to the amazing photography team- Allan Zepeda, Carla Ten Eyck, Jeremie Barlow and Andrew Henderson for the gorgeous photos.

I Do Films captured the event in two wonderful videos:
Days 1 & 2:  Day 3: