Spoon Carving for my Birthday

I love getting to kick off each new year with a little gathering of my friends as I indulge in a bit of a birthday celebration. Last year, we took a pottery class, while the year before, we threw a swanky party in the garden at my studio. This year, I riffed on the crafting theme as we headed back to the garden for for a workshop on spoon carving. A huge thank you to Kayla for helping with the photography; Amanda for providing beautiful florals; Brianne for her gorgeous calligraphy; Melanie for teaching us to carve; and all my friends for coming and celebrating with me. See it all below!

A beautiful cork-backed invitation designed by Brown Fox Calligraphy. I love how this turned out.

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Cork & Gold Invitation Suite | Brown Fox Calligraphy Cork & Gold Invitation Suite by Brown Fox Calligraphy

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Florals by Amanda, who just celebrated her birthday two days before!

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

We utilized some of Melanie’s beautiful wooden pieces like her cake stands and bud vases in our decor.

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Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Brianne wrote each guest’s name to blend in perfectly with their place settings. And thank you Kayla for your many photos sprinkled in to this post!

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

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Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

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Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

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First we gouge, then we whittle, and then we sand!

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

I love seeing how everyone’s spoons turned out. Many similarities, but all a little unique in their own ways.

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Spoon Carving Workshop | Anna Wu's Birthday Party

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful birthday celebration!

Vendors:

Photography: Kayla F PhotographyAnna Wu Photography
Flowers: Amanda Vidmar Design
Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy
Spoon carving, wooden vessels: Melanie Abrantes
Cupcakes: Sift Cupcakes

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California. She combines a “fine art” aesthetic, with a photojournalistic approach to beautifully and intuitively capture the moments of a wedding day. Follow her daily adventures on instagram and view more of her work at annawu.com.

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