Guest post: Calligraphy alternatives from Seamless Creative

katierose calligraphy font

Welcome back former BB contributor Courtney from Seamless Creative and designworklife….

As a graphic designer, typography is always on my radar. So needless to say, I became particularly obsessed with calligraphy while planning my own wedding in 2010. Even on very modern invitations, it just adds a gorgeous personal touch that’s hard to match.

Unfortunately though, not all of us can afford to include professional calligraphy in our wedding budgets. If you fall into that camp, I’ve got you covered. In the last couple of years quite a few calligraphic scripts have become available, making it quick, easy and inexpensive to achieve a similar look on your own. Script typefaces have been around forever, but for the most part they were always missing the handmade touch that hand-calligraphed details provide. And while it’s not quite the same as the real thing, this new breed of scripts includes varying thicks and thins and alternate glyphs, giving the letterforms more of a spontaneous (and less digital) look. Here are a few of my favorites:

Above: Katie Rose

madelinette calligraphy font

Madelinette

saissant calligraphy font

Saissant

nelly calligraphy font

Nelly Script Flourish

carolyna calligraphy font

Carolyna

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Guest post: Mint + coral colorstory from Parcel Post

SOOO happy to have Audrey back for a stationery inspired post!  Thanks A!

Hey Brooklyn Briders! Remember me? It’s Audrey from Parcel Post and it’s been a loooong while since I’ve posted here. I’m thrilled to be back and filling in for our beloved Vané and ready to share with you some of my latest inspirations. At the Stationery Show this past May, I picked up a new line of wedding invitations to offer at Urbanic called Wednesday. (Vané wrote a bit about them here). The line is really well designed with clever graphics and smart typography. The collections in the line are packed with character and tons of creative charm. Today I’m going to highlight the Boudreax suite from the album. The mint + coral color story caught my eye and led me on a path of finding things all around the shop (and beyond) to compliment this set for a fresh and fancy kind of wedding day.

guest books cuff patterned textile tequila tags flower vasepersonal stationeryampersand printpencil setcocktail napkinsnotebooknail polish

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Save the date video: Brandy + Tim

Its been a while since we’ve featured a save the date video, but this one is totally cute!  The groom, who designed all the other wedding collateral, somehow found the time to do this too!  Check out the rest of the couple’s wedding site.

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NSS 2012: Mr Boddington’s Studio

I love the simplicity of all the black and white goodies over at Mr. Boddington’s studio, especially the quirky little escort cards above.  So dapper!

[images from Mr. Boddingtons]

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Adorable guest book pen

Why use a plain ole pen for your guestbook when you can use something adorable like this heart pen from JamStudio??

[image from theHach]

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