Cultivé is a flatlay styling course created by two stationers - Mikyla Marie Manu of Ink & Press Co. and Shasta Bell of Shasta Bell Calligraphy. As both wedding stationers and film photographers, we’ve seen (and tried) it all.
French for "cultivated", we’re here to help you cultivate your own styling skills by walking you through how we transformed our own lackluster, blown-out, upsetting flatlays into publication worthy pieces.
I'm Shasta Bell. I began my journey into the world of calligraphy and handmade invitations while living in West Africa. Unable to take my trusty sewing machine with me, a pencil and sketchpad became the perfect creative outlet.
A year after our own wedding, I walked into a friend's house and saw our DIY calligraphed wedding invitation, neatly displayed on her entry table, too lovely, she said, to throw away. That moment changed it all. What better way to spend my days than slow-crafting heirloom pieces in the middle of this fast-paced digital world.
I'm Mikyla Marie Manu. I began my stationery journey as a bride-to-be myself. I am passionate about meaningful design and draw my greatest inspiration from the works of my favorite artists.
Since beginning Ink & Press Co., I have had the privilege to
work with couples all over the world. I have found time and time again the couples I work with encompass art in its purest
form - love. I am devoted to my art but above all, I cherish the opportunity I have to document a couple's love through a tangible heirloom that endures.