Will you be making your own wedding invitations, or buying them? Handcrafted can be a great cost-saving option if you can invest time into designing something beautiful! Making wedding stationery is also a lot of fun if you’re a crafty person, and learning how to write beautiful modern calligraphy is a skill you’ll keep and use for life!

Beautiful modern calligraphy from By Moon and Tide, image credit Eva Tarnok Photography (3)

Images by Eva Tarnok Photography, supplier list below

I’m holding six modern calligraphy workshops in 2018 in Manchester’s uber cool Northern Quarter. There are still places available for five of the dates from April onwards and I’d love to invite you along. They’re on Friday and Saturday afternoons, starting at one o’clock and finishing around half past three. The price is £65 and every attendee gets to keep their calligraphy ‘kit’ to take home and play with.

I teach all the basics you’ll need for writing calligraphy for your wedding: how to form letters and words with a looping, flowing script full of the thick and thin contrasts which really make modern lettering beautiful. With a little practice at home you’ll be able to write your invitations, place names, escort cards, menus, table plan and any paper signage for your day.


It’s been too long – I’ve missed you lovely lot! But in only a fortnight we’re back out on the road for another modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester. I’m so excited, it’ll be a brilliant day and I’d LOVE to meet some of you there! Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

Writing modern calligraphy is easier than you might think – and it’s perfect for making wedding invitations with a real personal touch. If you love crafting but hate glitter and glue, a little home-grown calligraphy could be the perfect thing for your wedding!

Back in February my lovely friend Paul from pkprophoto.uk joined us to film part of a workshop – I’m thrilled with this little film which shows just what happens in a modern calligraphy workshop – and I wanted to share it with you! If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester on the 29th of April – it’ll be fun!


Hey everyone! I’m so excited about Christmas and desperate to hit the shops (internet… Etsy 🙂 ) this weekend – I hope you’re all ready for Christmas but just in case you need a little extra something, I have an idea I hope you’ll love!

Yesterday I got to write my first gift voucher for January’s calligraphy workshops, and I’d LOVE to write some more! So many of my students who come to the workshops have been  planning their weddings, I thought this would be a great idea to share on the English Wedding Blog. Maybe it’s right up your street… maybe you have a bridesmaid who has super crafty fingers and would love to learn modern calligraphy.

Why not book a couple of places in my next workshop on January 15th, and give your friend hers as a Christmas prezzie with one of my lovely vouchers?

The workshop runs from 11am until 3pm and costs £59 per person. You can book your place in my Etsy shop – there are more details here as well.


Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

It’s very last minute I know, but I have two spaces left this Saturday at my calligraphy workshop – so if you’d like to come along please send me a quick email to hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com. I’ll be spending today writing pretty quotes and signs for the workshop (some of which you’ll be able to take home with you) before I pack my suitcase once again for the weekend. It’s going to be brilliant – I can’t wait!

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Image credit Jess Petrie Photography (see supplier list for links below)

The last calligraphy workshop of 2015 – book now!

I’ve also booked my last workshop for the year, which will be on the 4th of December. We’re going to be writing tags and labels there, as well as little festive quotes. I want to style the class as a winter wedding, as much as we can in our little classroom, so I’ve been playing with a winter weddings Pinterest board this morning. It’s so exciting! And you’re all invited. 


Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

I love the brides-to-be who come to my calligraphy workshops… you’ve all been brilliant, talented and so keen to learn – and it inspires me to hear about the projects you have planned for your calligraphy: invitations and envelopes is only the beginning.

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In September I met Emily, Prabina, Amy and Helen – along with other superstar students! – who had some exciting plans for wedding chalkboard signs, mirror writing and wedding certificates – and I loved helping them get started with modern calligraphy. In just a few weeks’ time I will be hosting another calligraphy workshop in Manchester and I hope to see some of you there!

We’ll be meeting on Saturday the 17th of October to learn calligraphy from scratch – and we’ll have a fun day getting to grips with the kind of calligraphy you see on all the best wedding blogs.

modern calligraphy examples by claire gould


Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

Hello there lovely blog readers 🙂 I hope you’re having a fun week. May is flying by and it’s less than a month until my calligraphy class in Manchester – and I’d LOVE for you to come! There are a few spaces left, so here are the details again. Don’t be shy; get your creative hat on* and come join us for a fun, arty, and exciting day!

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Learn calligraphy – join my calligraphy class in Manchester

Modern hand lettering is one of the loveliest DIY projects you can do for your wedding – and it’s a skill you’ll never lose! Learn quirky calligraphy in a one-day workshop and take your dip pen and nib (and some goodies) home with you too!

There are only limited spaces available – book today!

*If you have an especially creative hat, you are welcome to wear it 🙂