When it comes to making the details of your wedding your own, hand-drawn calligraphy is a beautiful way to start. Well designed things make our hearts flutter and we’re loving all the clever ways calligraphy is being used across our industry. Now more than ever we’re seeing how it’s not just for paper suites. Bar menus, wedding maps, guest mementos and swag, escort cards, and even displayed on surfboards! There’s no limit to how far these gorgeous letters can go so we’ve highlighted some recent work of a few of our favorites calligraphers.
Miss B. Calligraphy
Founded by Barbara Vanderpool on the island of Maui, Miss B. Calligraphy specializes in many types of paper suites; menu design, illustrations, place cards, envelope addressing, custom-made large scale chalkboards, and wooden signs. Her abundant creativity and appreciation for hand-drawn whimsical art and letter writing shows through in every piece she designs.
la Happy Design + Calligraphy
La Happy is a custom design and calligraphy studio in based in Seattle, Washington. Their style is simple and refined, and their passion for good design is evident in every paper suite.
Written Word Calligraphy
Written Word is a modern calligraphy and design studio in Vancouver, BC, providing both custom calligraphy services and products. Wedding invitations, envelopes, quotes and signs, watercolour and chalkboard; these are just a few areas Written Word has things beautifully covered. One of their recent features Modern Botanical, as seen on Green Wedding Shoes, displays the incorporation of hanging botanicals paired with their elegant calligraphy lettering.
Laura Hooper’s passion for calligraphy began at the age of 12, and she has been in love with the art of lettering ever since. Laura has worked with high profile celebrities and corporate clients, and her work has been published in numerous magazines, including The Knot, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and Town & Country Weddings. We love her recognizable style and can’t get enough of her custom maps!
+ + + Interested in learning from Laura? On October 25th, 2015 she’s hosting a workshop right here in Maui! Sign up and reserve your spot here.