I have a confession to make, I have a secret addiction to pretty handwriting, and have lost many hours online swooning over the work of talented calligraphers and designers. You just can’t beat a bit of beautiful calligraphy for transforming the mundane into something other worldly, so today I thought I would share six of my discoveries with you! If you spotted my pretty but practical decor post a few weeks ago you’ll see how calligraphy can have a huge impact on your wedding styling. So, in no particular order, enjoy exploring the work of some of my favourites below!
1: Chelsea Petaja of Oh my Deer Handmades
I’ve been a fan of Chelsea’s work for some time now through her beautiful blog Oh my Deer Handmades which gives a lovely insight into her work and life. From custom logo’s to pretty prints and stunning hand lettering her work would make any wedding sparkle.
Images via oh my deer handmades
2: Mara Zepeda of Neither Snow
As if I didn’t love Mara’s work enough already, I was lucky enough to get a notebook with my name engraved with her script, at Joy Thigpen’s styling workshop in February. Mara has the midas touch managing to strike the perfect balance between simple and evocative. You might remember her amazing star constellation chart from this post. She will be moving to Florence this September to further explore how her calligraphy can applied to surfaces other than paper. See more of her gorgeous work here.
Images via Neither Snow
3: Meagan Tidwell of Meagan Tidwell Design
I just recently came across Meagan’s work through the images of her work at the Once Wed magazine launch party, and I love what I see! You may have spotted her beautiful wedding in the Once Wed magazine, or here. I’ve no doubt she’s going places! Be sure to explore more at Meagan Tidwell Design.
4: Patricia and Rachel Mumau of Primele
Sisters Patricia, Rachel and Kim have been making big waves in the design world over the last few years through their elegant and whimsical calligraphy. If you’d like to have a little bit of Primele finesse in your everyday life, be sure to check out their custom address stamps in their Etsy shop, or their pretty stationary line Fawnsburg!
Images via Oh So Beautiful Paper
5: Maureen Koo
I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Maureen Koo at Serenbe in February, and trust me she’s just as lovely as her beautiful work. Based in L.A, check out her website to see recent collaborations with Catalina Bloch and Allison Rhee of Enamored With.
Image Credit: Catalina Bloch
6: Jenna Hein of Love Jenna Calligraphy
Last but, certainly not least are the fabulous flourishes of Jenna Hein. The white on black calligraphy is particularly stunning isn’t it? Oh to get an envelope like that in the post! Jenna will write anything your heart desires, so get dreaming!
Images via Elizabeth Anne Designs
With so much beautiful work out there it would be impossible pick a favourite, but I hope I’ve created a few new calligraphy fans! All of the above calligraphers are based stateside but are happy to work with international clients! I’m not sure whether this style of calligraphy is available in Ireland, but if anyone has spotted a talented designer on this side of the pond be sure to let me know!