Indulge me a moment, as I’m wearing my calligraphy hat this morning! I’m so happy and had to share: I found out last week that the very lovely Kirstie Allsopp has a piece of my work displayed in her bathroom. I can’t stop grinning!
Many of you will know I’m a wedding calligrapher – this is my day job, and I write English Wedding Blog in the evenings and at weekends. I also write bespoke calligraphy commissions and have worked with Kirstie and her amazing friend and colleague Jamie on a few calligraphy projects in recent years.
My calligraphy & Kirstie Allsopp’s bathtub!
The photo above was taken in my studio. It’s a vintage telegram which Jamie found for Kirstie. I was hired to write Kirstie’s name in a vintage style script. Jamie called me yesterday and told me the framed piece is displayed in Kirstie’s bathroom… and I’m ever so proud to think of Kirstie Allsopp admiring my calligraphy from her (no doubt gorgeous and vintage) bathtub!
Calligraphy for weddings in the UK
I love being a calligrapher – beautiful lettering is what makes my world go round. It’s fabulous to see American wedding blogs featuring more and more calligraphy in styled shoots and real weddings, and I do hope the trend will continue to move across to the UK.
US couples are embracing calligraphy as a decorative element and feature of wedding receptions – something I’d love to see more of here in the UK. If you’d like to find out more about calligraphy for your wedding I’ve shared some of my latest wedding commissions below for you.
My work was featured on Kirstie’s Vintage Home on Channel 4 in 2012 as part of the vintage wedding episode. I was sent a batch of luggage tags to write, which were then used as place names for all the wedding guests. Kirstie turned the very simple tags into gorgeous place settings with military buttons, vintage ribbon and a carnation tucked underneath – see images of Kirstie stroking my calligraphy here! Kirstie Allsopp stroked my calligraphy on the telly!