Raw Romanticism featured on Rock My Wedding Blog

I woke up this morning to a flood of Instagram tags and Facebook mentions because of this beautiful shoot I was involved in earlier this year. It’s always such a treat to see my calligraphy on Rock My Wedding. Experimenting with banana leaf paper was wonderful – it’s a beautiful surface to write on and allowed me to challenge myself and my nibs! The dusky pink ink worked beautifully and I love the images Agnes Black created of my work.

The full feature is here: Raw Romanticism on Rock My Wedding. Feature writer Fern loved the styling and look of the shoot: “We are so lucky at RMW to receive the most beautiful shoots in the business, so much so that I often feel at a loss for words when it comes to the describing the styling. The colours, the textures and the attention to detail in this stunner from Louise at One Stylish Day are just SO beyond any waffle I can spout up here. If you’re a pastel lover, but want to use these shades in a modern, sophisticated way – then this is how to do it.”

The calligraphy on the cake and cookies is by Rachel Hanna, cake designer at Marie Anoinette Cakes. Rachel attended one of my modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester last year. She’d already experimented with writing on cakes and wanted to explore lettering in more detail.

During the class we looked at the shapes of letters: where to include a thick stroke and where the finer hairlines should be. When writing on wedding cakes or recreating calligraphy lettering with a pen the crucial skill to master is the flow of lettering. Joining strokes are just as important as the letters themselves: they should flow beautifully, smoothly and with effortless-looking curves rather than corners.

It’s so nice to see Rachel’s lettering as a part of this shoot, and I’m looking forward to teaching a little more about lettering on cakes this Friday! (my first calligraphy class of the year, and I’m so excited!)

Photography by Agnes Black

Beautiful and cosy: hygge wedding style inspiration with calligraphy

I think most of us ‘do’ hygge without conscious effort… who doesn’t like snuggly things, romance and nature?! I love the concept and how this lovely word is melting into our consciousness and making us more aware of life’s simple pleasures.

The handwritten touch of calligraphy fits perfectly with a hygge wedding style.  Having those personal, handwritten elements is really special – the calligraphy stationery I designed for this styled inspiration shoot is welcoming, friendly and pretty without being too formal.

Translating hygge into a wedding context was effortless for the team of super stylists and creatives at Aspire Photography Training. Please visit my friends’ websites to see more beautiful wedding and photography inspiration:

www.aspirephotographytraining.co.uk
www.jennyheyworthphotography.co.uk
http://whitefeatherand.co
www.made-in-flowers.co.uk
http://mearsghyll.co.uk
http://typicaltype.co.uk
http://www.luizaoliver.co.uk
www.milesmooreceramics.com
www.archerandmaiden.com
www.hippinghall.com

Rosehips – introducing a beautifully illustrated wedding invitation from the Wild & Painterly collection

Rosehips are our favourite: their arrival in late summer brings joy and the memory of evening strolls, hand in hand… and this romantic asymmetrical wreath illustration by Amy Swann captures their beauty in a unique wedding invitation design.

This is a sweet and simple wedding invitation, with Amy’s trademark attention to delicate detailing in illustration and organic calligraphy inspired by nature’s golden days. We love the soft hues and sweetly autumnal palette and we hope you will too!


The beautiful Rosehips wedding invitation is available in my online shop from today, and prices start from £2.50 per invitation.
Add a matching RSVP card and hire me to write your envelopes in romantic, modern calligraphy for the perfect finishing touch.

Read more about our Rosehips invitation

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Competition – win £50 to spend on Wild & Painterly invitations

There’s still time to enter our Wild & Painterly competition – don’t miss your chance to suggest the wedding invitation design of your dreams to be added to our Wild & Painterly collection in the spring! Details are here – Wild & Painterly competition

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Introducing our beautiful Pink Peony invitation – one more from the Wild & Painterly collection

For summer weddings with oodles of romance and the prettiest feminine styling, we simply adore peonies. Today I’d like to introduce you to the sweetest of our Wild & Painterly wedding invitations: the beautiful Pink Peony.

Romance doesn’t come much sweeter than this prettily illustrated wedding invitation with the exquisite art of Amy Swann. We adore the timeless peony design; we love the delicate calligraphy which sits so beautifully alongside the floral illustration – and we really hope you’ll fall head over heels for its charms too!


 

The beautiful Pink Peony wedding invitation is available in my online shop from today, and prices start from £2.50 per invitation.
Add a matching RSVP card and hire me to write your envelopes in romantic, modern calligraphy for the perfect finishing touch.

Read more about our Pink Peony invitation

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Competition – win £50 to spend on Wild & Painterly invitations

There’s still time to enter our Wild & Painterly competition – don’t miss your chance to suggest the wedding invitation design of your dreams to be added to our Wild & Painterly collection in the spring! Details are here – Wild & Painterly competition

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See the full Wild & Painterly wedding invitation collection

Coastal wedding style inspiration ~ sneak peeks!

My life by the sea inspires me every single day. Earlier this year I was asked by lovely Olivia Bossert and Joanne Fleming if I’d like to write some calligraphy for a coastal photoshoot, and of course I said yes. The Cornish coastline where the shoot took place is one of my favourite parts of the country, and memories of walking there last summer inspired the pieces I wrote for Jo and Olivia.

I love that wedding styling has a wider scope than the bits and pieces you ‘should’ have for your day. In fact, I’m all for having nothing that’s expected and everything that’s different. So including antiqued love letters alongside gorgeous mixed florals is right up my street. Writing as art takes hand calligraphy a step away from run of the mill invitation styling, and I loved having the wild and windswept coastline as my inspiration for the stationery.

Neither is a ‘typical’ bridal gown really my thing. The exquisite lace and dreamy colours of Jo Fleming’s gowns take my breath away. Everything about this shoot – not least the stunning images – captures my heart. Here are just a handful of sneak peeks for you to see. The full shoot will be featured on one of the world’s best wedding blogs in a few weeks’ time.

Massive admiration for an amazing team of wedding creatives:

Photographer: Olivia Bossert
Instagram: @oliviabossert
Twitter: @oliviabossert
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oliviabossertphotography

Dresses: Joanne Fleming
Instagram: @joflemingdesign
Twitter: @JoFlemingDesign
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoanneFlemingDesign

Make Up: Ione Kutz
Instagram: @makeupbyione
Twitter: @makeupbyione
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionealexandramua

Jewellery: Edera Jewelry
Instagram: @ederajewelry
Twitter: @ederajewelry
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EderaJewelry

Flowers: Loulabel
Instagram: @l_o_u_l_a_b_e_l
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Loulabelfd

Models:
Lauren Charman Instagram: @laurenxcharman
Victoria Charman: @victoria.charman

Stationery: By Moon and Tide
Instagram: @bymoonandtide
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byMoonandTide

Spring is here! Delicious bluebells and spring florals for a beautiful Wild & Painterly wedding invitation!

I can’t wait for spring to truly arrive – my snowdrops and crocuses are adding pretty patches of colour to the lawn outside… but as beautiful as they are, they’re a promise of more glorious colour and fragrance to come… When the bluebells arrive in May and June I’m sure I’m not the only one to fall in love with woodland glades and dream of the prettiest celebrations – the Bluebells invitation brings our dreams of springtime to life with Amy Swann’s sublime floral illustration which is full of the loveliest colour.

Combining bluebells and blossom, wildflowers and pretty leaves in a glorious wreath, the Bluebells invitation from our Wild & Painterly wedding stationery collection will set the scene for your spring or summer wedding, capturing the beauty of woodland flowers and promises of sunshine and romance.

 

The beautiful Bluebells wedding invitation is available in my online shop from today, and prices start from £2.50 per invitation.
Add a matching RSVP card and hire me to write your envelopes in romantic, modern calligraphy for the perfect finishing touch.

Read more about our Bluebells invitation

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Competition – win £50 to spend on Wild & Painterly invitations

There’s still time to enter our Wild & Painterly competition – don’t miss your chance to suggest the wedding invitation design of your dreams to be added to our Wild & Painterly collection in the spring! Details are here – Wild & Painterly competition

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A beautiful summer breeze in pretty, bright florals – the Enchantment (Wild & Painterly) wedding invitation

Enchantment is an intricately designed, beautifully painted and wonderfully natural floral wreath invitation. It’s perfect for summer weddings – with vibrant and intricate floral illustration by Amy Swann, this invite sings of summer days in spellbinding colour.

An Wild & Painterly invitation for real nature lovers; this is an English country garden design like no other. Peonies and cornflowers, foxgloves and ferns – if you adore cottage garden style then this timeless wedding invitation is perfect to set the scene for your day.

The beautiful Enchantment wedding invitation is available in my online shop from today, and prices start from £2.50 per invitation.
Add a matching RSVP card and hire me to write your envelopes in romantic, modern calligraphy for the perfect finishing touch.

Read more about our Enchantment invitation

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Competition – win £50 to spend on Wild & Painterly invitations

There’s still time to enter our Wild & Painterly competition – don’t miss your chance to suggest the wedding invitation design of your dreams to be added to our Wild & Painterly collection in the spring! Details are here – Wild & Painterly competition

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Softly textured summer flowers for a pretty and charming illustrated wedding invitation – introducing Secret Garden

A hint of floral love; a twist and swirl of wonderful organic calligraphy – Secret Garden is an invitation for the romantics out there; a hint towards the beauty of your upcoming wedding and a wonderful keepsake to remember your day by.

Two pretty blooms adorn this illustrated wedding invitation which features handwritten calligraphy of your names and a matching RSVP card. Amy Swann’s delicately painted florals are guaranteed to delight your guests; this pretty invitation will set the scene for your flower-filled wedding celebration.

The enchanting Secret Garden wedding invitation is available in my online shop from today, and prices start from £2.50 per invitation.
Add a matching RSVP card and hire me to write your envelopes in romantic, modern calligraphy for the perfect finishing touch.

Read more about our Secret Garden invitation

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Competition – win £50 to spend on Wild & Painterly invitations

There’s still time to enter our Wild & Painterly competition – don’t miss your chance to suggest the wedding invitation design of your dreams to be added to our Wild & Painterly collection in the spring! Details are here – Wild & Painterly competition

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See the full Wild & Painterly wedding invitation collection