There are so many reasons I love this photoshoot – I hope you will adore it as much as I do! The Lake District feels like home to me. I can step outside my house and see the fells from where I live. I spend my weekends high in the mountains whenever I can. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.

When I’m not writing English Wedding, I’m writing place name cards and table plans! I’m Claire, and I’m a calligrapher. I’m also the editor of English Wedding (and I don’t show my face often on here!) But today I wanted to share some of the lovely wedding stationery and calligraphy I’ve been sending out to grooms and brides this spring.

It doesn’t feel like summer yet… but it must be just around the corner, right?

Being creative with your wedding budget can reduce wedding stress. It’s not about looking for bargains, but more about planning and styling a thrifty wedding! Thinking the way our grandparents might have done about a wedding can be a breath of fresh air.

We want to help grooms and brides to manage their expectations along with their expenses.

Don’t despair – this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on elegance and style. There are several tricks and steps you can take to plan a sustainable, unforgettable wedding without breaking the bank.

Here’s a few photos to show you what I do as a wedding calligrapher!

When I’m not writing English Wedding, I write calligraphy for weddings. I help couples with everything from invitations to place name cards to table plans, wedding signs and more!

You’ll find me at By Moon & Tide and @bymoonandtide on social 🙂

Wedding stationery suite with calligraphy including envelope, invitation and styling touches. Captured by Jessica Reeve Photography

Photographed by Jessica Reeve Photography. This stationery suite is printed on recycled Kraft paper, with envelopes and place names in hand written calligraphy. It’s perfect for a sustainable wedding, a barn or festival wedding and that lovely rustic elegant look!

This is what I do when I’m not wedding blogging… I make stationery, including these lovely slimline place name cards for weddings!

Starting from only 70p a card, these elegant place cards are available in my Etsy shop, which you’ll find at

I’m so excited to write these for you – the calligraphy just bounces from my nib, and the cards are just lovely – they’re a quality, FSC certified card, and the silk ribbon is made by hand in the UK.