Kirstie Allsopp’s Vintage Home Wedding Calligraphy

There are so many secrets I know, but can’t share in this blog post. Don’t worry – I won’t. Let’s just say I think the most exciting thing for me this whole year will be seeing Kirstie’s Vintage Home Wedding on telly in the autumn, and the next most exciting thing (it’s a very close second) will be buying the book to accompany the series.

Calligraphy for Kirstie's vintage home wedding

My calligraphy, for Kirstie Allsopp’s Vintage Home Wedding programme – close up

I love Kirstie – she’s inspiring, funny and has done so much to raise the profile of crafts in the UK, from baking to mosaics and scarecrows… and when I heard (on the phone) that she was making a programme about a crafty vintage wedding I was over the moon!

Especially as there was a chance she’d use some of my calligraphy.

Kirstie’s Vintage Home Wedding – coming soon!

For now, everything is under wraps. Kirstie herself has tweeted one photo of the day, saying she’s not allowed to share more. It’s a tantalising glimpse into Amy and Craig’s wedding styling and I can’t wait to see close ups!

However – I am allowed to tell you that I was asked to write calligraphy on the wedding name tags. I took photos of the tags before I sent them to the wedding venue, and used a little creative licence to pretty them up, loosely wrapping them around flowers from my parents’ garden!

Calligraphy for Kirstie's vintage home wedding

My calligraphy, for Kirstie Allsopp’s Vintage Home Wedding programme – with red rose

Calligraphy for Kirstie's vintage home wedding

Calligraphy tags for Kirstie’s Vintage Home Wedding, with poppies, buttercups and lavender

Calligraphy for Kirstie's vintage home wedding

The bride’s place setting wrapped around grasses, lavender and buttercups

Calligraphy for Kirstie's vintage home wedding

My calligraphy, for Kirstie Allsopp’s Vintage Home Wedding programme – with hydrangea

I think these are a bit Kirstie-like, don’t you? I can’t wait to see the real thing though…

My huge thanks to Kirstie Allsopp, to lovely Jamie Stimpson (Kirstie’s Creative Director) for asking me to get involved, and to my Mum & Dad for the flowers. Watch out for the book – I’m crossing my fingers, arms, legs, eyes and toes in the hope there’ll be a bit of my calligraphy in there!

I will let you all know when the series is going to be on, and when the book will be out. I can’t wait!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • pat
    7 years ago

    Browsing your blog on a Thursday morning….what a luxury! Well done you; these are so beautiful. I’m sure you’ll be in the book. xxx

  • Susie Q
    7 years ago

    When I saw that she was looking for couples to participate on her show, I jumped for joy! However We’re not getting married soon enough! 🙁

    I’m not surprised she’s wanted to use your skillz; you’ve got such pretty writing! I’m looking forwards to buying the book & seeing your calligraphy there! 😉


  • Absolutely stunning! I will be buying the book for sure (I got 5 versions of the first edition as Christmas presents from people, think I might have spoken about it a bit too much!). REALLY hope you make it in there 🙂 Great job Claire! xx

  • Wendy Bell
    7 years ago

    Oh wow Claire that’s such amazing news!!! You must be absolutely elated…I know I would be! I bet you couldn’t believe what you were hearing when they phoned. Congratulations and let us know when the show is being aired!

  • Julie Boyd
    7 years ago

    Well done Claire exciting times. Can’t wait to see the book. I hope you get the credit for your beautiful work x

  • Pamela Davis
    7 years ago

    How very exciting – it’s great to see that your talent has been recognised. Mrs Moore-to-be x

  • Heidi
    7 years ago

    Oooh! I didn’t know about this show…can’t wait to see it now!! Your calligraphy is beautiful Claire – bet you’re so excited about the project! Hope they get to be in the book too…I’ll certainly be buying it!!

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