About By Moon & Tide

Header image: Jenny Jones Photography.

By Moon & Tide began with a love of letters. Writing – as we do it less in our daily lives – is special now. It’s art.

Words bring us all pleasure in wonderful little ways. We hunt Instagram for pick-me-up quotes. We listen to songs and fall in love to inspiring lyrics. We escape in the pages of our favourite books. And we adorn our weddings and celebrations with notes, names, signs and more.

The personal touch is back, and we love it!

By Moon & Tide began as a calligraphy service for weddings and officially became by Moon & Tide in 2016.

My wish is to inspire your wedding. Never underestimate the power of a place name – they’re wonderfully affordable, gorgeously pretty and have a habit of slipping into handbags and finding a loving home at the end of the night!

I spend my days in a little at-home calligraphy studio on the edge of the English Lake District. I’m only a few minutes’ walk from the beach; a short drive into the mountains. The landscape inspires me – you’ll find me on the beach at sunrise or in the countryside at sunset when I’m not at work.

I’ve lived in France and Italy, I’m a cat person and I love dirty guitar bands and folk / punk / alternative stuff. I think I have four tattoos. I want more. I’m as happy making things with a hammer and power drill as I am with pen and scissors. If I could wear fancy dress every day I would. I love sunshine, heavy rain, lightning and blizzards.

I read whenever I can, and I enjoy adventure books with myths and magic. British folklore fascinates me and I’d like to believe in fairies. I love nature and walk for miles wherever I can because I don’t think I’d get away with my rollerblades any more. I still have them though; they’re on the bottom shelf of my wardrobe!

Follow me on Instagram | Get to know me a little more on facebook | see what inspires me on Pinterest

Contact me for bespoke enquiries: calligrapherclaire@gmail.com

Have the most wonderful day!