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Molly Adamson Gilbane

fine art calligraphy with a distinct bohème aesthetic wild thing | creative mind | portlandian living in dc

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hi ig-- it's been a minute. i have been up to my ears in "day of" event calligraphy and design pieces as well as numerous rebrands. conrad turns one in less than two weeks and i'm slowlyyy winding down client projects for the upcoming holiday season. we'll be in palm beach with my in-laws for thanksgiving and portlandia for christmas! looking forward to some much needed family time. what are your plans for the holidays?


today, @alchemycalligraphy was featured on my sweet photographer friend's blog, @bdphotos. bretty is wonderfully talented, charismatic, and hilarious. we instantly bonded while working together at a workshop last spring and have been in love ever since. srsly. link in bio. 📷 by @bdphotos


#tbt to this ethereal styled shoot with some of my fave babes. Venue: Salubria Photog: @kir2ben Blooms: @lovebloomsdc Models: @briandwesphotography Invitations & Calligraphy: @alchemycalligraphy Rentals: @bellavillashop Menus & Styling: @postskriptco Cake: @theredbandanabakery Beauty: @transformationartistry Dress: @betsyrobinsonsbridal Skirt & Bridesmaid Dress: @BHLDN Assistant: @maddywilliamsphotography Coordinating: @bellagiornataevents


#texturethursday brings us to this deliciousness: @farmettepress vanilla handmade placecards layered on top of thai mulberry paper on top of @farmettepress "hay fields" handmade paper. raw, organic. just how i like it. stay tuned to see this beauty make it’s debut in italy ✨


new vellum wrap in all it’s shining, shimmering splendor. ✨


"oh sweet adventure, please last forever, and keep my heart wild too." - AVA


one of my greatest struggles since becoming a mother is maintaining balance. there never seems to be enough hours in the day when taking care of le bebe, running a business, and managing a household-- not to mention sprinkling in a little self-care here and there. a goal of mine for the remainder of this year is to make a conscious effort to be fully present in whatever it is i'm doing. putting down my phone, stepping away from the computer, and truly, fully absorbing every detail. continuing to make time for adventures, playdates, and classes-- because though they aren't "work" they're just as important-- and time with my sweet, sunshine of a son is always the most fulfilling part of my day. #workingmom


#sneakpeak. layers upon layers of handmade @farmettepress goodness, vellum, and shimmery cardstock-- presented with both twine and @silkandwillow ribbon. cannot wait to share more of this delicate, romantic suite.


this handmade beauty is destined for italy tomorrow with @detailedtouchevents. feat. @farmettepress gorgeousness and whimsical splashes of pearl ink-- the perfect hint of sheen on a natural, deckled backdrop.


many thanks to @theperfectpalette for featuring this stunner of a shoot. still swooning over the whitewashed brick, wild, trailing greenery, brass accents, and agate druzy pieces. link in bio for the full feature. xx photog. @caseycrowetaylor venue. @fathomgallery styling. @elizabeth_carberry greens. @rockingbirdflowerco rentals. @whitegloverentals dress. @thebridalroomva stationery. @alchemycalligraphy beauty. @tamarcmakeup jewels. @shahandshahjewelers mega babe. @yasminenashed


“You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.”-- NS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ stunning photo by my fave @bdphotos for a workshop at #andersonhouse with @kir2ben and @sincerelypete


in the process of printing menus on linen. yes, linen. samples should arrive next week and i am over the moon excited to see how they look (and feel!) in person.


no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. that is indeed a wooly mammoth skeleton making his way across a custom map in all his rose gold foil glory. 🤟🏻 happy monday, y’all.


gorgeous capture of our elysium suite by @_emilyannphotography_ featuring vellum backed by luxe, deckled stacks of @farmettepress handmade paper wrapped beautifully in twine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ flatlay at #andersonhouse workshop hosted by darlings @kir2ben and @sincerelypete.


happy friday, loves! wrapping up some projects these next few days before we head to jackson hole & portland, oregon next week for some much needed time off with family. ✨ what are your weekend plans?