Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas

Too often, wedding signage becomes an afterthought. However, these examples prove that signs are yet another opportunity to add a personal touch to your wedding day. From elephant leaves to vintage windows, don’t be afraid to throw out all conventional forms of signage and get creative! Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This sturdy sign won’t blow away! I love the combination of the wood, white calligraphy, and greenery. | Photography: Brian Hatton, Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs via MODwedding

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Give your wedding a tropical vibe by using elephant leaves and calligraphy for your menu. | Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography, Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I can think of so many fun uses for these marquee letters! Wedding hashtag, anyone? | Photography: Kristina Adams Photography, Planning + Design: Rustic Vintage Events, Marquee Sign: My Marquee SD via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a pop of color with hand painted menus. | Photography: Naomi Chokr Photography, Stationery: Shannon Kirsten Illustration via The Celebration Society

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with an oversized, typographic banner. | Photography: Wild Whim Design + Photography, Paper Goods: Prim and Pixie via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wes Anderson-inspired campground signs are fun and practical. | Photography: Phil Chester, Paper Goods: Tera Hatfield via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create thrones for the bride and groom by adding personalized calligraphy banners to their chairs. | Photography: Leo Patrone, Calligraphy: Patti Adair, Stationery + Event Signage: OOXX Invitations via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas

It wouldn’t be a celebration without balloons, right? 😉 They’re used as a menu here, but would make great table numbers, too! | via The Merrythought

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This vintage window used as a sign makes me want to write all over my windows! | Photography: Miranda Hattie Photography, Calligraphy: Boyd Shropshire Design, Wood Signs + Vintage Windows: Old Florida Lumber Company via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a scroll backdrop with your favorite passage or quote in calligraphy. | Photography: Rachel Leigh Photography, Calligraphy: Paperglaze Calligraphy via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Your guests won’t miss this bold retro-inspired sign. | Photography: Angela Marklew of Fstop Inertia via Green Wedding Shoes

How are you planning to incorporate signs into your wedding day?

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy

It’s always interesting in seeing how self taught calligraphers develop their styles. It’s an opportunity to let a little personality shine through with a line quality based on each individual hand, rather than simply replicating a sequence of strokes; that’s just a part of the charm of modern calligraphy! I came across the gorgeous work of Lisa Mavian, the artist/designer/calligrapher behind Toronto based Post Calligraphy a while ago and have been thoroughly enjoying digging through her portfolio and feed. Take a look and I’m sure you will too! – Julie

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

For more of Lisa’s work, follow her on Instagram or try your hand at calligraphy at one of Post Calligraphy’s workshops!

Photo credits: 1, 2, 5, 6 l+r Lisa Mavian; 3 left ARTIESE Studios, right The Love Studio; 4 Sally Pinera

Calligraphy Inspiration: Paula Lee Calligraphy

There’s no arguing that the handwritten touch is the epitome of romance. Love letters, Valentines, vows and invitations; calligraphy is the way to go to capture the air of amour. Enter Paula Lee Calligraphy. Based in Toronto, Canada, Paula offers calligraphy and design services for weddings, events and businesses. From light and airy vellum to gauzy fabrics and handmade papers, her work floats across the surface drawing your gaze with its flirtatious curves. –Julie

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

To see more of Paula’s beautiful work, visit her website, Facebook, or Instagram for updates and snapshots from the life of a calligrapher.

Photo credits: 1, 3 right Dallas Curow; 2, 5 Michelle Mez Photography; 3 left, 4, 6 right Julia Park Photoraphy; 6 left Paula Lee

Modern Calligraphy Summit – Studio Sneak Peek!

Okay, raise your hand if you’re all signed up for the Modern Calligraphy Summit! I first shared the news about this fantastic online conference back in August (and again just before Thanksgiving), including all of the amazing participating instructors and lesson topics! If you haven’t yet had the chance to sign up for the Summit, I have good news! Registration re-opens this week, and it will be the last chance to enroll before the Summit takes place later this month.

Modern Calligraphy Summit Studio Sneak Peek Video Tours

As a special treat this week, the Modern Calligraphy Summit is offering the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the creative studios where professional calligraphers work their magic! Three of the talented instructors will take you inside their offices for three gorgeous studio sneak peek video tours. You’ll see what it’s like to work from home as a professional calligrapher with studio sneak peeks from Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy, Anne Robin Calligraphy, and Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Sign up here to see the free video series!

Modern Calligraphy Summit Studio Sneak Peek Video Tours

And of course, the full Modern Calligraphy Summit will officially kick off later this month, with video lessons in modern calligraphy and brush lettering from nine amazing artists! From beginning calligraphy to flourishing, from envelope addressing to floral embellishments, it’s an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s best professionals, all from the comfort of your home.

Modern Calligraphy Summit Studio Sneak Peek Video Tours

Registration reopens this week – February 8-12 – and is the last chance to enroll before the Summit takes place online February 22 – March 5. You can sign up right here!

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy

After another day lost in the world of OSBP’s Pinterest, I found myself going for one pin to another and landed upon the striking work of Kelsey Malie Calligraphy. Kelsey Carpenter of Portland, Oregon offers custom designed suites for couples as well as amazing logo work. Playful and dramatic, her calligraphy tugs at the heartstrings of romantics everywhere. Take a look at her beautiful pieces and you’ll see just how it held my gaze. – Julie

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

To see more of Kelsey’s work, visit her Etsy shop, Instagram feed and Facebook page for continuous inspiration.

Photography credits: 1 Katlyn Marie PhotoArt; 2 Lahna Marie; 3 left, 5 Michelle Boyd Photography; 3 right Shauna Veasey; 4 Andie Reavely; 6 left Sweet Blooms Photography, 6 right O’Malley Photographers