Whimsical Watercolor and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Not only is calligraphy a beautiful art form – but you can do some really cool things with it! I’m loving this invitation suite from calligrapher Ashley Bush featuring a dreamy watercolor wash over text created with masking fluid. Such a fun idea!

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From AshleyThe inspiration behind this wedding invitation suite was whimsical, candy-colored, and dreamy. I knew instantly that I wanted to do a masked brush-lettering style, with a watercolor wash over top. I let that design element guide the rest of the suite. 

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Thanks Ashley!

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Photo Credits: 1 – 4 Ashley Bush / 5 Emily Millay Photography / 6 – 7 Bronwnyn Duffield

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wildfield Paper Co.

Today, I’m excited to share the work of  Annie Mertlich of Wildfield Paper Co. I’ve been following Annie on Instagram for quite some time and she never ceases to fill my days with amazing work. You need to see it to believe it, and I promise you she will not disappoint. Her beautiful illustrations paired with calligraphy make Wildfield Paper Co. my go-to for inspirational eye candy. If you’re lucky enough to live in or around Salt Lake City, Utah, you can even try your hand at some modern calligraphy workshops taught by Annie herself!  – Julie
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Photo credits: 1, 6 left - Loblee Photography; 2, 3 right – Mary Claire Photography; 3 left, 4 – Shannon Elizabeth Photography; 5, 6 right – Annie Mertlich

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy

This month, I’m excited to share the work of Samantha Burnett, the talented hand behind Austin, Texas-based Wondrous Whimsy. With a background in graphic design, Samantha taught herself the art of calligraphy, which was a wise decision in my opinion. Her wide array of lettering styles vary from dip pen to airy washes of painted letterforms. Her website and Instagram feed are filled to the brim with calligraphic inspiration. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to stop by her Etsy shop where you can pick up prints, custom stamps, and more. –Julie

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Wondrous Whimsy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo credits: 1 Jen Dillender Photography; 2, 4 Diana McGregor Photography; 3 left + right, 5 Jessica Christine Photography; 6 left Seen Photography, right Taylor Lord

Elise + Paul’s Mint and Navy Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

These classic-meets-vintage wedding invitations from designer and calligrapher Holly Hollon are just so incredibly gorgeous. From the beautiful calligraphy flourishes, to the mint and navy color palette, to the playful bumblebee incorporated throughout the suite, each detail fits together perfectly!

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From Holly: Elise and Paul had a classic spring wedding here in Birmingham, Alabama. Elise wanted a classic meets vintage look for her wedding suite which evolved into combination of mint, navy, stripes, and flora embellished calligraphy.

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For her wedding logo, we found inspiration from a vintage French laurel wreath. I incorporated the couples initials into the hand illustrated design along with acorns and a bee. The bee became a playful design element in the suite.

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For Elise’s wedding program we used the bee on a wax seal which secured a ribbon to the program. Each program was hand stitched with mint ribbon. I love these hand crafted details which so care and specialty to her wedding paper.

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Thanks Holly!

Design: Holly Hollon

Letterpress Printing: Patrick Masterson

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Mandy Busby Creative

Calligraphy Inspiration: Graceline Illustration + Calligraphy

My favorite resource for calligraphers is Instagram. There are so many amazingly talented people out there sharing what they do with the world on a daily basis. And if you aren’t following Jenny Sanders of Graceline, you’ve been missing out! Jenny is located in Portland and hosts calligraphy workshops for everyone who wants to try their hand at the written form of art. Taking a look at her website and Instagram feed, it’s easy to see she’s more than qualified for the job! – Julie
Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Graceline Calligraphy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo credits: 1, 2 Brushfire Photography; 3 left Apry Lann, right: Anthem Photography; 4 Caroline Frost Photography;  5 Anglea Shae Photography