"Kestrel is easy to work with and creates stunning work. Our clients loved watching her engrave and we had one of our best sales days of the season."
- Dan L.
"It was such a true delight and literal pleasure to get these envelopes. Kestrel is an artist and went above and beyond - we love them. They are beautiful. I never understood why people photograph invitations and now I do."
- Paul D.

"Our guests are still talking about our grand opening invitations!! Kestrel's vision and expertise made the whole process easy and fun."
- Meagan D.

"Thank you so much, Kestrel, for working with our clients so graciously even under a lot of pressure. You were a dream vendor to work with for our event. You will be hearing from us again!"
- Sheila R.

kestrel montes sonoma wedding calligraphy

I am Kestrel Montes, a professional calligrapher blessed to be a part of so many special events and treasured memories! My excitement comes from working with you on transforming the tone and vision of your special project into beautiful written words. 

Let your imagination run wild! I can do calligraphy on paper, tile, terracotta pots, leaves, rocks, you name it! I also offer on site calligraphy and calligraphic engraving (especially helpful if you anticipate many last minute seating changes or you want to offer your guests favors made while they watch).

Initially self-taught, I have since had the opportunity to receive formal training from multiple Master Penmen specializing in formal traditional scripts. 

A native of the stunning Wine Country of the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, I have served individual and corporate clients worldwide including Bath & Body Works, L Brands, Brea Reese, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Cuyana, 

My amazing husband, Francisco, is the craftsman behind the gorgeous handmade calligraphy nib holders. 


 Kestrel Montes
Calligrapher | Owner
Recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings Award 2018 and 2019