Kestrel Montes is a professional calligrapher and engraver transforming words into lasting treasures. Hand calligraphy is romantic and elegant, setting a tone of anticipation and excitement in your guests. Feel free to give me a call so we can chat about your special projects. 707-696-2735
Kestrel specializes in traditional pointed pen calligraphy in styles ranging from formal to modern to suit the mood of your event. It all starts with ink on paper but the sky is the limit: agate place cards, engraved acrylic invitations, hand engraved wine bottle keepsake, hand embossed message on the sole of the bride and groom's shoes, personalized perfume bottle for the bridesmaids, custom return stamp... The options are truly endless!
Kestrel is a published author of a best selling calligraphy book, teaches calligraphy workshops, and is a member of multiple calligraphy guilds including the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). Based out of the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country, Kestrel works with clients around the world.
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Shaina Braun · Getting married on 10/05/2024
Easy to work with! Especially with lots of last minute details!
Kestrel's writing is beautiful and she was able to create gorgeous name tags for our event. She was super flexible and helpful in finding pens and styles that fit our theme.Sent on 10/23/2018
Ivet B. · Getting married on 11/01/2020
Recommend - recommend - recommend!!!
Kestrel’s work is sublime! She pays incredible attention to detail and is a master at creating some of the most beautiful scripts I’ve seen! She goes the extra mile with all her clients and caters to how they envision their event to be. And, it also helps that she has a great personality and worth ethic to match her work.Sent on 09/15/2019
Jennifer Michaelson · Getting married on 03/28/2020
Can't stop looking at her gorgeous writing!
Kestrel created stunning invitations that our guests are still commenting on months later! She helped us hone our rough design idea, explained different production options at different budgets, kept us informed along the way, and delivered a beautiful product! I would recommend working with her 100%.Sent on 09/16/2019
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