Calligraphy and styling ideas for winter weddings

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Good morning! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful weekend. Today I just can’t resist sharing some of the beautiful images lovely Zehra Jagani sent to me a day or two ago. These are from a wedding inspiration shoot which I supplied calligraphy for. The shoot was published on Brides Up North over the summer.

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (5)

The epic shoot these came from had a Provençal flavour, with dreamy eucalyptus and soft blues and greys – and florals to die for! I love the colours of the calligraphy for a winter wedding though: the soft tones and delicate papers work beautifully for a modern wedding in the colder half of the year.

The handwritten menus on acrylic work beautifully placed over eucalyptus – and that little berry peeking from underneath is a sweet touch for a more autumnal wedding. These can have names added to double up as place names / menus. Contact me for details!

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (1)

Calligraphy in white on a soft grey paper makes for beautiful little signs – I’m often asked to write paper signs for guest books, sweet tables and little display areas. They can also serve as place name cards – or you could use the paler style shown below, which are a super pale blue-grey with a slightly darker ink for names. The calligraphy is written in an organic style, perfect for a fine art wedding.

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (3)

I can only give you the tiniest sneak peek of the table styling today: but I simply had to show you the subtle colours, the candle colour and the arrangements of eucalpytus and wax flowers forming low centrepieces – it’s a really beautiful look. This was all styled by Sadauf at The Wedding Fairy – she’s incredibly talented and her floral arrangements blow me away!

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (4)

The shoot took place in Cheshire, at beautiful Delamere Manor. Please do check out the full feature on Brides Up North wedding blog –

Here are the fabulous talents who came together to make it all happen!

Photographer: Zehra Jagani
Styling and florals: The Wedding Fairy
Calligraphy & stationery: By Moon & Tide
Cake: Little Button Bakery
Bridal boutique: The White Closet
Dress designer: Rosa Clara
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Hair & makeup: Yasmin
Model: Leela

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.

1 Comment

Christopher James Hall · October 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

Really like the idea of the clear plastic with the leaves behind it. Would look great with dried flowers as well.

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