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Wedding calligraphy inspiration for summer 2016 and beyond – with Calligraphy for Weddings

This is a little sneak peek into my other life: when I’m not typing I have an old-fashioned pen in my hand… an ink pot, blots on my face, like in the 19th century. I’m not a monk: I’m a calligrapher. I write wedding place names, address envelopes, calligraphy wedding readings and vows as keepsakes and wedding day gifts, and design bespoke wedding stationery for intimate weddings.

Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (14)

One of my favourite styles for calligraphy suites and wedding stationery this year is pale grey, graceful lettering with a hint of days gone by. I love to write in the style of an old love letter: casual, flowing scripts with elegance and old English charm.

This is a look you can easily incorporate into your wedding – and calligraphy is the perfect finishing touch. I designed and lettered an invitation suite on the palest grey stationery: a beautiful dove grey with ink a shade or two lighter to give the perfect contrast and create a soft look.

Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (10)

Table stationery was simple: place names written in a delicate and modern script, using only first names and allowing the letters to be drawn out for effect – my favourite calligraphy style for 2016.

I love the idea of using a few carefully curated props as features for weddings – in this case a love letter – a romantic quote from Wuthering Heights. Again the pale grey stationery is perfect for evoking a romance which lasts for eternity; the letters have a characterful slant and the ink is barely there, as if our love letter had been read a thousand, thousand times.

Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (18)

This week I’ve been writing out wedding vows for one of my brides, and chatting online about writing a beautiful wedding reading in calligraphy for another lovely couple who are getting married this summer. I really do love creating special wedding calligraphy keepsakes so if you’d like to ask about calligraphy for your wedding please get in touch!

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Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (9)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (11)

Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (1)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (2)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (3)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (4)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (5)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (6)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (7)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (8)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (12)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (13)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (15)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (16)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (17)
Wedding calligraphy in pale grey handwritten by Claire Gould photo by Susan Arnold (19)

I love the images from today’s feature – and there’s so much more to see. For a sneak peek please visit Susan Arnold Photography’s blog: Restless Souls by Susan Arnold Photography

Full supplier credits

Photography: Kent wedding photographer Susan Arnold | Frou Frou Bride | Calligraphy for Weddings | Louise Large Hair & Makeup | Hire Love | Vintage Rose Cupcakes | My Fayre Favourite | Model Alejandra (Mrs Robinson Management) | Floral Design by Joanne Truby and location organised by Michael Meekhams at ODAS.

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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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.

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