Calligraphy-for-weddings.com is the UK’s foremost modern calligraphy studio, founded by Claire Gould in 2005 and trusted by hundreds of brides and grooms worldwide.


Claire Gould calligrapher north west uk

Hi! This is me – thanks to my lovely friend Jenny Jones for the photograph 🙂

Get in touch to ask me to write something for you in calligraphy

I write all sorts of wedding goodies –

  • bespoke invitations
  • seating plans
  • place names
  • vow booklets
  • wedding timelines
  • orders of the day
  • signage
  • wedding readings

Affordable ready made designer stationery for your wedding

Photo above: lovely Camilla Lucinda Photography

I sell ‘off the shelf’ affordable wedding stationery on Etsy.

You can find my Etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/bymoonandtide

Here you’ll find elegant calligraphy wedding invitation suites, colourful place names and calligraphy poem art prints, all in my most popular designs.

All of the items in my Etsy shop can be personalised with your own wordings – ordering is really simple.

1.  Browse and choose an invitation design you love from the collection

2. Order as many as you need – add to your basket and follow the instructions

3. Send us your details for personalisation using the ‘notes to seller’ box at the checkout.

Between us we’ll make sure your wording and personalised details are just perfect (via direct message / email chat).

My online shop also has unique calligraphy gifts for special occasions: handwritten and printed calligraphy poems, wedding readings and family tree prints. Any of these items can be personalised or adapted especially for you.

Interested? See more examples of printed wedding stationery collections… 

Be Unique! Creating the loveliest bespoke calligraphy & stationery, especially for you

Photo above: wonderful Suffolk photographer Kathryn Hopkins

If you’d like to commission something unique for your wedding, then I’d love to help.

I work with couples all over the world to create beautiful, artisan wedding stationery with a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else.

I specialise in luxe, handmade paper invitations and organic calligraphy lettering styles and work with hand-dyed silk ribbons, elegant gold threads, quality wax seals and stamps to create bespoke wedding stationery with a luxurious, unique finish.

Starting with your ideas for colours, papers and styling elements, I can design modern calligraphy themed stationery to perfectly suit the style and tone of your wedding, so every element from your Save the Dates to your seating plan is not only beautiful and unique, but perfectly represents your personalities and the spirit of your day.

Get in touch – hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com


See more examples of bespoke stationery design for weddings


Modern calligraphy workshops – Manchester & the north west of England

Learn a new craft in a lovely, friendly environment. Modern calligraphy is relaxing and can be the most wonderful hobby! Materials are provided, including your pen and nib to take home!


I teach every workshop myself, and they’re hosted in different locations around the north west of England. Every workshop is aimed at beginners – I’ll start by showing you how to hold a calligraphy pen and you’ll learn how to write beautiful alphabets and quotes in no time!

Have pens, happy to travel!

If you have a craft shop, cafe or workshop venue and are looking for a calligrapher to come and teach a modern calligraphy session, I’d love to hear from you! Calligrapherclaire@gmail.com 

Latest projects, ponderings and calligraphy news!

Photos from my modern calligraphy workshops at The Little Paper Shop!

I was so excited to come home from Venice last week to find these beauties sat in my inbox! Huge thanks to lovely Cara (owner, photographer, wedding stationery designer and our fabulous workshop host!) from The Little Paper Shop for the pics! And especially huge thanks to everyone who came along on the day! There …

Absolute beginners modern calligraphy class – LEAF on Portland Street

Tucked away in a pile of papers on a shelf in my wonderfully chaotic mess of a calligraphy studio are some gift vouchers. I had these vouchers printed last year just in time for Christmas, and I have spares! So if you’re looking for a Christmas present that’s a little bit different, for a friend …