Inspiration from Anywhere….Calligraphy!

June 26, 2014


Via Perch Paper Company

Getting a wedding invitation suite in the mail is the equivalent to getting a gorgeously wrapped present sent to my door step.  When I get a closer look and see that there is impeccable calligraphy on the outside envelope I know I am in for a real snack for my eyes!  This small detail sets  a tone for your invitations which in turn sets the stage for your big day.  Calligraphy from ancient Greek translates to kallos (beauty) and graphe (beauty), the Greeks couldn’t have gotten it more correct.  There are many, many styles of calligraphy and they have all made a huge comeback with signage, lettering and invitations.  Some of my favorite types of calligraphy are the more modern and whimsical ones that seem to take up all the space on the envelope and are almost never in a straight line but still so beautiful, effortless and organized. This isn’t just lettering this is straight art, I still have my escort card that was handwritten in calligraphy from a wedding over 2 years ago.  So consider your invitation envelope as your wedding’s debut, remember, first impressions are always most important.

XO. klb