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Hey lovelies!  A very quick little blog post from me today as I’m squirrelling away behind the scenes on a couple of little projects. I’m reaching out to every wedding stationery designer out there for a little help and so I can feature your designs!

Very soon I’ll be publishing English Wedding’s Essential Guide to wedding invitation wordings.

The guide (on the blog) will be full of example wordings, advice and beautiful invitations with recommendations for where to buy wedding invitations!

If you make wedding stationery and you’re UK based, then I’d love to include you in the feature. As a thank you, I’ll be offering HALF PRICE MEMBERSHIP to every contributor. (That means, for a Silver directory listing on the blog and FOUR home page features on English Wedding, you’ll only pay £60 for the year. Crazy times, right?!)

If you can help, please email me (info@english-wedding.com)

  • a photo of your favourite wedding invitation design (non standard wordings especially welcome)
  • a link to the home page of your website
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I love seeing the wedding readings our featured couples choose. This was a new one for me, and I think it’s really sweet. Every now and then a wedding reading will inspire me to pick up my calligraphy pens as well!

Wedding reading ideas - That Still and Settled Place, by Edward Monkton - calligraphy Claire Gould By Moon and Tide UK (2)

Wedding reading ideas - That Still and Settled Place, by Edward Monkton - calligraphy Claire Gould By Moon and Tide UK (3)

That Still and Settled Place

Edward Monkton

In that still and settled place
There’s nobody but you
You’re where I breathe my oxygen
You’re where I see my view
And when the world feels full of noise
My heart knows what to do
It finds that still and settled place
And dances there with you

Wedding reading ideas - That Still and Settled Place, by Edward Monkton - calligraphy Claire Gould By Moon and Tide UK (1)

For wedding reading calligraphy services see www.bymoonandtide.com and follow @bymoonandtide on insta.


I’m always looking for new wedding reading ideas to write, share here and inspire our lovely readers! If you’re a couple and you’d like to share yours, or if you’re a wedding photographer with a favourite reading or two, get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.

info@english-wedding.com

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I’m missing writing calligraphy so much! Here are some of my favourite wedding calligraphy ideas for all of you 2021 couples out there. If you haven’t seen this side of me, as well as writing English Wedding I love to pick up my dippy ink pots and nibs and write handcrafted wedding stationery. I’ve been incredibly lucky over the last few years to work alongside some incredible creatives: photographers, stylists and of course my super talented illustrator friend, lovely Amy Swann.

By way of an introduction to my wedding calligraphy work, I’ve picked out three favourite collections from photoshoots with some amazing talents. I’d urge you to check out all of these suppliers for your day – every single one comes with a heartfelt recommendation from me!

All of these calligraphy invitation designs can be ordered as bespoke stationery pieces for your 2021 wedding, so please get in touch if you’re interested in something along these lines. You can contact me about your wedding stationery at calligrapherclaire@gmail.com

A Floral Fairytale: Serenity wedding invitation collection

Calligraphy for weddings by Claire Gould, By Moon and Tide Calligraphy UK (1)

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Hey beautiful, are you doing ok? It’s so lovely to see everyone on insta doing the right thing and staying at home – I hope our blog and social feed are keeping you entertained and smiling!

Those of you who follow my other insta @bymoonandtide will have seen I’ve made my online calligraphy workshops FREE for the next 12 weeks. If you have a calligraphy pen at home, it’s time to have a play!

There are 6 video tutorials, each with worksheets you can download and print at home. All you need is a pen + nib, ink and paper.

Calligraphy is the loveliest personal touch to add to your wedding. Learning to write calligraphy will help you cut costs on all your stationery and add a little creative flair to your day!

And while we’re all at home, worried about what the next few months will bring, I promise you there’s nothing lovelier than picking up a pen and relaxing into the flow of beautiful calligraphy letters.

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Where are you up to with your wedding stationery? Will you be writing your own place names, table plan or signage on the day? A few little calligraphy tips will really help you on your way – and I have six modern calligraphy workshops planned for the year ahead. It’s what I do when I’m not writing a wedding blog: I have little pots of ink on my desk, and pens with nibs, and I spend my days writing beautiful wedding invitations and stationery.

There’s something really lovely about modern calligraphy. Seeing the pen flow across the page as I write is just magical. Coming to a calligraphy workshop is a lovely experience – often brides-to-be come with mums, best friends and future husbands or wives – it’s a chance to spend some real quality time together in the run up to the big day as well.

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As you may know, I write calligraphy for weddings when I’m not in my blogging shoes, and the last couple of weeks have been super busy with some updates to my collections.

I have had my little Etsy shop since 2013 and in that time I’ve written for hundreds of couples’ weddings. But some of my wedding stationery had been on there the whole time – yes, the whole entire seven years – and was beginning to look a little 1990s around the edges. (I might be overly critical; maths sure as hell ain’t my thing. But yeah, it looked OLD!)

So in January I decided a real overhaul was in order. And I set to photographing, editing and uploading some of the bits and pieces I’ve written for lovely couples over recent months: the vellum paper place names, the torn edge on-the-day stationery, oh, and my favourite: the pebble wedding favours I love writing for people!

By Moon and Tide wedding calligraphy UK

by moon and tide calligraphy for weddings
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Morning lovelies! A short and sweet blog feature today, as I put final touches to our Christmas blog features and whizz around in my calligraphy studio making little gift sets for my Not On The High Street customers! If you’re looking for an extra gift for someone with crafty talents, stationery lovers or anyone planning a DIY wedding, I have an idea to help you!

My modern calligraphy workshops in March and April are selling quickly! I’ve been sending out gift vouchers with all sorts of Christmassy tags and lettering – and I have a few left if you’d like one!

I’ll be teaching modern calligraphy at a brand new venue, and one which I know is a fond favourite in Manchester City centre. LEAF on Portland Street is an amazing space. As the name suggests, they specialise in tea and I’ve seen on their instagram that that tea comes with some pretty spectacular cakes which I can’t wait to try.

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I’ve been waiting to share this beautiful wedding inspiration for months! It’s perfect for winter, fabulously rich and colourful with the most wonderful fabrics, sparkle and geometric detail! This is the second part of an EPIC bridal story – we featured the first part of this editorial photoshoot from some of Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding suppliers back in October.

Lovely wedding photographer Zehra Jagani – Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2018’s Asian Wedding Awards – and the amazingly talented Sadauf from The Wedding Fairy teamed up to create this incredible editorial at Delamere Manor.

Asian wedding styling ideas on the English Wedding Blog with The Wedding Fairy and Zehra Jagani Photographer (19)

Together they created all of these different bridal looks in grey and pink, then green and grey, and finally in uber luxurious burgundy and gold tones.

The floral design is a work of art – beginning the day with soft pink roses, pampas grass and gypsophila with delicate anemones and elegant tulips, then the most wonderful array of dark red roses, coral tulips, orchids, lilies and clematis to create a spectacular backdrop and display for the focal area of the room.

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Hello, beautiful! I’m so incredibly excited today to be sharing one part of an EPIC bridal story – this is an editorial photoshoot from some of Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding suppliers. Lovely wedding photographer Zehra Jagani – Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2018’s Asian Wedding Awards – and the amazingly talented Sadauf from The Wedding Fairy teamed up to create something as dreamy as can be at Delamere Manor. Together they created a timeless look, with some beautiful cool tones of platinum greys and dusty blues with figs, mixed berries, herbs and all year round floral sprigs – and they were kind enough to invite me to provide calligraphy and stationery (Find me at By Moon & Tide) for the occasion.

The Wedding Fairy and Zehra Photography style a modern Asian wedding shoot at Delamere Manor (32)

 

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Hey lovely! I spent yesterday playing with my brush pens, as I’m heading to lovely Nantwich for a day of calligraphy fun at the weekend! I’ll be at The Little Paper Shop (in their gorgeous new home!) all day, and we still have a few places left for brush pen lettering in the afternoon. I’ve splashed out on a few water brush pens for the afternoon – and I just can’t stop playing with them! They’re the LOVELIEST thing!

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Tickets via The Little Paper Shop – https://www.thelittlepapershop.com

Brush pen lettering is fun, relaxed, playful and – my fave thing – has no rules. You learn a rhythm of lettering which is just such a joyful way to spend a day! I created these little bits this week and will pop them on my insta shortly. (I’m a huge fan of the upside-down timelapse calligraphy video – honestly, it’s giggles and phone rotation for everyone every time I post!)

Follow my other account on insta at @bymoonandtide (oh, and if you’re not already following me I’m @englishweddingblog too!

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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)

Image credit Jess Reeve Photography
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Hey lovelies! I have exciting news today – we’ve just announced another FOUR modern calligraphy workshops in lovely Nantwich. For those of you who don’t already know, I’m a calligrapher when I’m not writing the English Wedding Blog – and over the next few months I’m going to be a busy bee teaching some lovely festive classes!

In collaboration with The Little Paper Shop, we’ve just announced two new dates – 2nd November and 7th December.

Join me in their lovely workshop for beginners modern calligraphy and brush pen lettering in November, and then for a more festive class we’ll be back with another beginners calligraphy workshop and a full-on Christmas calligraphy workshop on December 7th.

Book both sessions on either day and SAVE!

It’s going to be lovely, sparkly, creative and relaxing – the perfect crafty day for you and your mum or your bridesmaids – and after this you’ll have everything you need to get your wedding DIY on and write your own invitations, place names, signage and seating plans!