New calligraphy invitation suite photoshoot launch from Lowther Castle – autumn leaves optional!

I have already begun stocking up my Etsy shop for 2016 with some fabulous showcase invitation collections and examples of my calligraphy services. The latest addition to my collections for 2016 is an autumnal wedding invitation design with matching accessories: it’s entirely handwritten in a fabulous scarlet ink, and can be illustrated with autumn leaves to suit your wedding style. The invitation suite was unveiled at Lowther Castle in October, at a styled shoot with some of my favourite people!

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These fabulous images are from one of my favourite photographers, the amazing Melissa Beattie, at Aspire Photography Training.

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One misty October morning we arrived at Lowther Castle for a styled shoot including a wedding tablescape with calligraphy, invitation suite, hanging backdrop and more.

Everything was styled by Yasmin from Aspire, who is supremely talented at creating beautiful seasonal wedding themes – and she’d truly excelled herself at Lowther Castle.

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The cake was a stunningly simple showcase design; the flowers were amazing and our models were all so ridiculously good-looking… being a part of this shoot was incredible. I will be sharing images on the English Wedding Blog soon – in the meantime though, I wanted to show you a sneak peek of the day through the lens of Melissa Beattie Photography – to be followed by more images of the new calligraphy wedding invitation suite which will be for sale in my Etsy shop very soon.

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The fabulous team of creatives and suppliers involved in putting together this shoot:

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Aspire Photography Training
Jenny Heyworth Photography
Aqua The Salon
Lucy Pearson MUA
The White Closet
Claire Pettibone
Calligraphy for Weddings
Made in Flowers

A choice of calligraphy kits for learning quirky lettering styles

Would you like to learn calligraphy? Not sure where to begin? It can be tricky finding the right equipment for quirky styles, especially since kits in shops include mainly chisel tip nibs for italics and heavy, gothic lettering. My own kits for sale on have pointed pens and more contemporary alphabet templates, perfect for beginners. Which one is for you?

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Luxe personalised calligraphy kit with black and white inks

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My standard boxed kit has everything you need to take your first steps on a calligraphy adventure, including a quality A5 notebook with handwritten cover, choice of nibs, guidelines and alphabets.

The luxe calligraphy kit comes with a bigger, personalised notebook, black and white inks, personalised tag and four blank tags for you to write.

In kraft presentation boxes with pretty ribbon (styles may vary) and printed label the kits are presented with the greatest attention to detail and make a perfect gift for anyone of a crafty persuasion!

Standard A5 calligraphy starter kit

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If you’re looking for a selection of alphabets then I’d suggest ordering my book which has six!…


All are available to buy today at