Samira did such an amazing job with our invitations, escort cards, and table numbers. Her work is incredible and made the small details of our wedding absolutely perfect. We have received so many compliments on the calligraphy, not only from our guests, but also our wedding planner and venue. She was so easy to work with and she maintained great communication throughout the entire process. We would absolutely use her again in the future and we strongly recommend her to anyone interesed in calligraphy. You won't be disappointed!!!
Samira did my calligraphy for my outer envelopes of my invitations and special hangers for my bridesmaids' dresses. I emailed a total of four calligraphers for the job and Samira stood out above the rest! Before contacting her I observed her work and website and found it the best. As soon as she emailed me back I knew she was for sure the one! She was beyond professional, but also so personal. Throughout the whole process she kept in touch with updates and lots of words of wisdom! She answered every question for me and always let me know if she was going to be out of the office. I can't even tell you how happy and more impressed I was with her once I received my invitations and hangers. They were beyond beautiful and perfect! I was stunned. Samira has truly touched my whole wedding journey in a way I will never forget! Thank you so much!
Samira Gast provided calligraphy for the outer envelopes of our wedding announcements. (We eloped in Europe and didn't tell anyone before hand!)
I had my announcements printed through Bella Figura (also highly recommended) letterpress and wanted someone to beautify the addresses since my handwriting is atrocious and I don't believe in typed labels for formal correspondence.
We chose the Florida lettering style and WOW! I completely LOVED them! So chic and fabulous. I just sealed them all up and put postage on each one. I kind of hate to see them go... They look soooo amazing. You will not be disappointed if you hire her. Seriously. I guarantee it.
I am thrilled with the results. They are even better than I had hoped they would be. I am so happy with them I could almost cry. I do not want the post office to run them through a sorter and wreck the beautiful lettering, so I am asking for hand canceling of each one. I know, I know. I am ridiculous, but they are just perfect -- EXACTLY what I wanted.
I already showed them to my neighbor who promptly oohed and aahed, much to my satisfaction. I am such a perfectionist on these things, and I did not know whether they could meet my impossibly high standards -- but they exceeded them no problem!
I will definitely work with Samira again in the future, although I don't plan to have another wedding!
The lettering is so precise, it almost looks too good to be true. When I first showed my new husband, he thought she cheated and used a computer font, but you can see the ink strokes easily. It's like looking at art. Absolutely amazing.
On the business note, she is courteous, professional, responsive, and I liked chatting on the phone with her about this project. She got exactly what look I was going for and nailed it. There were no typos in her work, everything was exactly how I had it on the address list. She was prompt in producing them and shipping was a breeze when I gave her our FedEx account number for overnight shipping.
I wish I could give her 10 stars.
Samira Gast was an absolute dream to work with! Her timelines and professionalism throughout our communication was beyond perfect. She maintained a level of communication which kept me up to date and aware of how my envelopes were looking and what I should be expecting in terms of schedule.
Samira was able to take my vague thoughts & ideas and address my envelopes in the perfect style and color! She went above and beyond to create the most beautifully addressed envelopes I have ever seen (all my guests are raving, too!)!
Samira adds the perfect dose of warmth through her work and is a breath of fresh air to work with :) I cannot speak highly enough of her - she is beyond recommended!
I had the privilege of working with Samira for my wedding in March and I can't say enough amazing things about her! She is so incredibly talented- everyone was commenting on my calligraphy saying it was the best they had ever seen!! Also, she is so sweet and such a dream to work with. She really is a pleasure and made the process so fun and stress free. You will not be disappointed with her in any way. I can not recommend her highly enough!- Lauren
Samira Gast has an AMAZING talent. Her calligraphy is gorgeous. My guests were so impressed with how BEAUTIFUL Samira's calligraphy was. No one wanted to throw their envelopes away as they couldn’t believe a “live” person actually did what she did. I even had my fiancé’s great Aunt, who also does calligraphy, call me to tell me that what she did was absolutely amazing and that she could have never captured the beauty as well as Samira did. My mother talked about the envelopes for DAYS and we STILL talk about how wonderful Samira is!!! Samira is truly blessed with a wonderful talent. Samira is not only amazingly brilliant she is just a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her for any one of her professional services. Brides, you will not be disappointed. She is seriously, THE BEST!
Samira- where to begin with her.... there is so much wonderful things to say about her and her beautiful, artistic work.
My wedding was October 1st, 2010, on the beach of Anna Maria Island. I am an anti-cliche type girl and put much thought and care into every aspect of my wedding planning to make it "my day".. and to reflect our personalities and "us".. I did not want the seashell - ocean style decor, and kept everything very clean and simple. I was having trouble figuring out what to do with table / place cards... I had rough ideas, but no idea on how to pull them together. I spoke with Samira, who came highly recommended from Crane & Company. I ordered all blank paper and sent them to Samira. With about 2 weeks until the big day, Samira helped tie together the feel I was going for with her Calligraphy. She helped with ideas on how to keep my cost down and gave me fantastic leads to help me come up with the decisions I needed to make. She hand wrote all place cards, made my table cards, "Bride & Groom" table card, and made signs to go with my wedding favors. She folded everything perfect and sent it all back to me with about 4 to 5 day turn around time. She had wonderful ideas, was very professional, insightful, warm, and such a great personality to work with. She comes highly recommended by me... she helped make my wedding planning and actual wedding day so perfect. Her work is absolutely beautiful, rich, and is the touch every event could use. Not to mention, I was surprised by her very-reasonable pricing. I am looking forward to working with her again really soon! Samira is amazing!