I recently came across the work of Erica Loesing, aka Yes Ma’am, and absolutely fell in love with her modern yet classic style. Her shop is full of goodies other than invitations, but I just wanted to focus on these because I liked them so much. She also does lovely papercuts which really add such a lovely depth to her work.
[images from Yes Ma'am]
I’m loving the slightly quirky and completely beautiful calligraphy of Stephanie Fishwick. Her custom crests are some of my favorites!
[images from Fishwick Design]
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
I love this whimsical lettering by Sarah Watson Illustration, especially that 1st one!
[images from Sarah Watson Illustration]
Beautiful calligraphy by Dear Darling! I love the dainty floral design around the text…
[via Zucchero, Zucchero]