Introductory savings offer extended! Save 25% on my online calligraphy workshop until Sunday

We’ve had such a lovely response to the launch of my new online calligraphy workshop – thank you so very much if you’ve signed up already. I hope you’re enjoying learning modern calligraphy! For anyone who hasn’t signed up to the course yet, I’ve extended the introductory offer until the end of this week. All you have to do is visitMAKING BEAUTIFUL LETTERS – and quote the code WRITE-BEAUTIFUL to save 25% on the advertised price.

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We’re still improving the course, and your feedback is so important to help us add on new features. I’m really keen to include a comprehensive FAQ section with every weekly tutorial so if there’s anything you need to ask, please do! You can message me on Facebook or email hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com with any questions (and I promise, there’s no such thing as a silly question!)

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Why pay for an online calligraphy course?

I know, I know – there are so many free calligraphy videos online, and some good resources to help you get started. But this online course has everything you need, all in one place.

  • 6 high quality video tutorials
  • Free downloadable practice sheets and alphabets
  • Cheat sheets!
  • Written instructions to accompany each tutorial
  • FAQs with each lesson
  • All created by an experienced calligrapher based on years of teaching modern lettering

All in all, you get over 40 minutes of video tutorials with demos, tips and advice to help you learn. The course will evolve with every participant, so if you enrol and ask a question which will help other students it will be added to our FAQ section too!

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There’s also a special savings offer for students of my online calligraphy course. If you don’t already have a pointed pen & nib set, ink and a brush lettering pen, you can save 10% when you order my modern calligraphy starter kit. This also includes a 36 page full colour book with exercises, advice and beautiful images to inspire your calligraphy journey!

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A brand new, in depth, high quality online calligraphy workshop – 25% introductory saving offer!

We’re very excited here at By Moon & Tide – we’ve launched our very first online calligraphy workshop. We hope you’ll enjoy learning how to make beautiful letters, and to celebrate the launch we’re offering you a 25% introductory saving on the price of the course!
 
 

A top quality online calligraphy workshop

 
It’s taken me many months to put this online calligraphy workshop together, which means you can be confident you’re getting the very best when you sign up for the course. I’ve taught many beginners how to write beautiful modern lettering, and the online workshop includes everything I share with them as well as questions I’m asked by students when I teach.

The six week calligraphy workshop includes…

 
The online calligraphy workshop comprises six video tutorials, each from 5 – 10 minutes long. There are downloadable worksheets for you to print and copy, suggested exercises to help you learn each stroke and letter, and even ideas for practice inbetween tutorials. A new tutorial will be delivered via email every week for 6 weeks!
 
We begin with the very basics: where to find the best supplies (you’ll need a pen, nib and ink to begin) and how to make those first strokes of calligraphy on the page. By the third week you’ll be writing a full alphabet with the help of downloadable worksheets and cheat sheets. By the end of the course you’ll have tried your hand at some inspirational quotes (with my help and advice for creative layouts), brush pen lettering and more.

Here’s a little taster…

SAVE 25% off the purchase price – early bird introductory offer!

 
SAVE 25% when you sign up for the online calligraphy workshop today! Join the course here – MAKING BEAUTIFUL LETTERS – and quote the code WRITE-BEAUTIFUL to save 25% on the advertised price.
 
You’ll receive your first video tutorial, downloadable worksheets and instructions straight away. The remainder of the course will arrive in your email inbox over the next 6 weeks!
 
 
Don’t forget to quote WRITE-BEAUTIFUL to save 25% today!
 
(The introductory price offer is available for one week only – so hurry if you’d like to claim yours!)

See our beautiful feature on top UK wedding blog Love My Dress

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Pulling together a photoshoot to inspire brides and grooms is such a wonderful challenge. When a wedding blog as amazing as Love My Dress chooses to feature the results, it feels incredible. Early in 2016 Jamie and I had an idea to create a photoshoot with a moody aesthetic, something indulgent and creative but set apart from the pink, fluffy pastels in the wedding magazines.

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We came up with the concept of the artisan bride, a beautiful, creative young woman whose art was inspired by the world around her – and whose home was the Lake District. Working with a team of my favourite people in the industry, we put together a shoot with the most amazing florals and carefully curated statement pieces: a cake with stormy icing and bold flowers; a floaty, ethereal dress; artistic and romantic hair and make up – and of course as much calligraphy as I could use throughout the day.

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See the full feature here: A Nature and Autumn Inspired Editorial for the Free Spirited, Creative Bride on Love My Dress

“Claire has been producing artfully written wedding calligraphy for a number of years now but has recently rebranded as By Moon & Tide Calligraphy. I adore the name, it really seems to capture the spirit of Claire’s work, which has been so beautifully documented throughout this photoshoot by Vickerstaff Photography.” ~ Annabel, Love My Dress

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Annabel writes, “I used to dream about becoming a Calligrapher. I don’t think I have the delicate hand capable of producing such exquisite work, but I can still admire the beautiful written art that fills these pages. I adore these images too – they seem so perfect to share at this time of year – all those deep, robust Autumnal shades. I hope you enjoy browsing through these gorgeous photographs as much as I have…

 

 

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Calligraphy – By Moon & Tide Calligraphy

Photography – Vickerstaff Photography

Flowers – Made in Flowers

Hair + Makeup – Stefanie Grisdale

Cakes & floral headpieces – Amy Swann Cakes (& floral headpieces)

Dresses – Ailsa Munro

Venue – Halecat House

So thrilled to see my calligraphy on Love My Dress!

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This week has been… there aren’t even words for how busy. Well – since we landed after our little explore / musical adventure in Amsterdam! But today has turned out pretty overwhelmingly amazing – I’ve seen beautiful Rachel & Dan’s wedding over on the fabulous Love My Dress blog!

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I worked with lovely Tebbey & Co. to create hand lettered stationery: invitations, table name cards, oh and some oversized slate pieces with menu and order of the day. I LOVED this project and it’s wonderful to see the full wedding published online.

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The photography is divine: Melissa Beattie is so very talented and her fine art style is pure heaven. She captures every detail with thoughtful and feminine images which will last a lifetime for her lucky brides and grooms.

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The flowers were fabulous – as always from lovely Kevin at Brackens of Bowness. The cake is sweet, simple and perfect by The Bakery at No4. And Rachel’s dress, veil and shoes are just so prettily feminine they take my breath away. The little Flower Fairy cards as table names were printed by Amoretto, and were so gorgeous to write on!

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You can see the full feature here: A Springtime Lake District Wedding Inspired by Fairies

 

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Photographer –Melissa Beattie

Planner/Stylist –Tebbey & Co.

Venue – The bride’s parents house, The Lake District

Dress + veil + shoes – Le Spose di Gio

Headpiece – pearl headband via Le Spose di Gio

Accessories – Mikimoto pearl + diamond earrings

Stationery – By Moon & Tide Calligraphy + Amoretto Wedding

Perfume – Ta’if by Ormonde Jayne

Groom – Alfred Dunhill suit, shirt + tie + Church’s ‘Oxfords’ shoes

Bridesmaids – Cherry Williams London

Florist – Brackens of Bowness + silk ribbons via Lancaster & Cornish

Cakes – Bakery at No.4 in Kendal + made by a friend

Rings – Harry Winston

Catering Company – Karen Rhodes

Entertainment – DJ Kerry Spicer

Hair – Ky Cut Wilson

A modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester – 7th October 2016

Once again, I’m super excited to be hosting a modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester’s brilliantly creative Northern Quarter – come and join me?

It’s all happening on the afternoon of the 7th of October (a Friday) and I’d love to see you there!

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You’ll join a group of a dozen or so, all absolute beginners in calligraphy, and learn how to write with a traditional dip pen.

We start with the very basics – holding your pen, loading it with ink, making lines and shapes… and swirls, and basic letters, and eventually writing quotes and names and more!

I’ll show you how to use lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. You won’t be an expert by the end of the day – but you’ll have your own calligraphy style to take home and refine… and you’ll know just how to turn your lettering into gorgeous modern calligraphy.

Towards the end of the workshop I’ll introduce you to brush pen calligraphy too!

Book your place (or book two, and bring a friend!) here: Manchester Calligraphy Workshop 7th October 2016

The price is £59 payable on booking and places are limited so please book early!

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Calligraphy pens, nibs, paper, inks, practice sheets and examples will be provided. You don’t need to bring anything with you – we provide everything you need.

At the end of the workshop you’ll take home your pen and nib set, paper and practice sheets and guidelines for practicing at home.

I’ll also bring a handful of my own calligraphy books which you can buy on the day at a reduced rate of just £15 – perfect if you want to keep practising modern calligraphy at home.

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Full details and easy online booking: Manchester Calligraphy Workshop 7th October 2016

See you there?!Claire

Image credits:

Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com |
Jenny Heyworth Photography | Yasmin Joughin | Lucy Pearson | Bird Bakes | Made In Flowers | Aspire Photography Training HQ

Simple and elegant wedding place names from £1.10

Calligraphy can be so affordable… in the grand scheme of your wedding budget, a little detail like place names can provide such a lovely personal touch and for a fraction of your overall spend. My prices are crystal clear, published online and in my Etsy shop so you know just what you’re getting! You can also email me for a quote for bespoke items (signage, calligraphy menus and other stationery)

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Place name calligraphy starts at just £1.10 per name for first names only if you provide the cards. For full names the price is £1.60, and if you’d like me to provide cards for you I will be happy to – they start at just 10p per card.

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Calligraphy is more than just writing: it’s art, craftsmanship and creativity – and as such it lends real elegance to place settings and wedding tables. Most of my work over the summer months is writing place names for weddings, and I’m already taking bookings for weddings all the way through to December.

I have some slots available over the summer but they are running out fast, so do get in touch as soon as you can if you’d like me to write your place names in calligraphy! hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com

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Image credits:

Calligraphy by me at Calligraphy for Weddings
Styling by Lily & Sage Events
Photography by the fabulous Katie Julia
Florals by Westwood Design

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I designed these pieces for lovely Katie and Nancy at www.katiejulia.com and www.lilyandsageevents.co.uk. The grey tones work wonderfully in a long, modern and elegant script which uses the whole place name card to play with the lettering.

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New calligraphy workshops in Manchester – sign up for our July class!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Why not spice up your July with something special – come and join me for a modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester’s brilliantly creative Northern Quarter? The next workshop will be on the afternoon of the 22nd of July (a Friday). I’d love to see you there!

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You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. I’ll teach the basics of a modern calligraphy alphabet and introduce you to brush pen calligraphy too!

Book your place (or book two, and bring a friend!) here: Manchester Calligraphy Workshop 22nd July 2016

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The price is £59 payable on booking and places are limited so please book early! I teach every workshop myself and will be there all day to help you learn your calligraphy skills.

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Calligraphy pens, paper, inks, practice sheets and examples will be provided.

At the end of the calligraphy workshop you’ll take home your pen and nib set, paper and practice sheets and guidelines for practicing at home. I’ll also bring a handful of my own calligraphy books which you can buy on the day at a reduced rate of just £15 – perfect if you want to keep practising modern calligraphy at home.

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Full details and easy online booking: Manchester Calligraphy Workshop 22nd July 2016

See you there!Claire

Image credits:

Calligraphy by me (Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com)
Photography – Jenny Heyworth Photography
Styling – Yasmin Joughin
Make-up and hair – Lucy Pearson
Cakes – Catherine at Bird Bakes
Flowers – Katie at Made In Flowers
Venue – Aspire Photography Training HQ

New dates for modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester!

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I’m delighted to announce some new modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester for 2016. I LOVE these days: they’re an adventure for me, away from my little studio and a chance to meet brilliant, creative and friendly people. I do hope to see you at one of these dates! More info & online booking here

Friday 29th April
Friday 27th May
Friday 22nd July
Friday 19th August
Friday 7th October
Friday 18th November

All workshops run from 1pm until 4pm and are held in Space2, the lovely little classroom space at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Handwritten invitations and envelopes are making a huge comeback for UK weddings this year – and they look amazing. The beauty of modern calligraphy is its freedom: there are no rules to how you form your letters, and once you’ve learned the basics at one of my workshops you’ll go on to develop your own lettering style which you can use for your wedding stationery, or simply as a wonderfully therapeutic hobby!

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If you’d like a taster of what’s in store, back in February my lovely friend Paul from pkprophoto.uk joined us to film part of a workshop – I’m thrilled with this little film which shows just what happens in a modern calligraphy workshop – and I wanted to share it with you! If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester for one of our dates this year – it’ll be fun!

Book here: Etsy.com/uk/shop/Calligraphystore/workshops

February’s modern calligraphy workshop was filmed by Paul Kyte Wedding Photography for the pkprophoto.uk blog. Paul is a Cheshire photographer whose style I love – we featured James & Sarah’s gorgeous sunflower wedding on the blog a few months ago.

Even though I wasn’t actually taking part in the class I was struck by the welcoming, warm atmosphere of the workshop and in no time at all the participants were busy learning their craft while chatting, laughing and listening to Claire’s tuition which was delivered with a friendly smile and easy going nature. I really hope that my film captures the fun of the session as well as demonstrating how the class is set up.” ~ Paul Kyte Photography

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