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Wild weddings are soooo incredible – I love the idea of marrying in a relaxed space, surrounded by nature, and let’s face it breaking the rules and ditching tradition and etiquette for something altogether more fun. Today’s styled shoot introduces us to the rather fabulous Browning Bros. – a wedding location where the extraordinary welcomes you with every step.

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The shoot was beautifully photographed by lovely Ayshea Goldberg Photography. Ayshea’s eye for styling brought together a lovely bunch of suppliers who worked together to create a perfectly pretty woodland wedding scene: with tumbling florals, flowing calligraphy, nature-inspired cakes and delicate details for the loveliest boho woodland look!

Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography

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I loved writing these little calligraphy quotes along with the place names and invitation suite for the shoot. Ayshea hung them as part of a floral display, and they look so pretty hanging from the trees! The florals are a huge highlight for me too:

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Photography: https://ajg-photography.co.uk

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Every word handwritten…

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Printed wedding stationery doesn’t necessarily mean mass produced, but you definitely get a very special personal touch when you hire a calligrapher for your wedding.

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90% of what I do here in my little studio is by hand, one letter at a time, with an element of alchemy in mixing inks and choosing papers where they’ll sit just so… and every morning when I sit at my desk I fall back in love with my work.

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Calligraphy is every bit as therapeutic, rewarding and exciting as you could imagine – and if you don’t fancy having a go yourself you can still just as easily fall in love with delicate modern lettering written especially for you.

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These little pieces were written by me, in my little calligraphy studio on the edge of the Lake District. The gold ink shines gently in sunlight; the black hand-torn card is perfect for a boho or country wedding – and ideal for darker or wooden tables where a little more impact is needed for your guests’ place settings.

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I found my way into the world of weddings via my penchant for old pens, bottles of ink and love of everything papery. Who knew my love for beautiful lettering would bring me to the pages of the English Wedding Blog, and be my introduction to such a creative and exciting industry? Ten years since the launch of Calligraphy for Weddings, I stumble across my lettering on some of the hottest wedding blogs in the world – and I love working on every single commission and project I’m asked to be a part of.

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I’m currently obsessed by the fabulous Taylor & Porter – whose visual storytelling is some of the most exquisite I’ve ever seen. Creating stationery for their styled shoots in 2015 was one of my business highlights of all time; I can only dream of writing more for the attention of their loveliest of lenses in the coming months.

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In the English Wedding Book I mentioned greenery and foliage as one of 2016’s major wedding trends – and the shoots I’m seeing on all the big international wedding blogs are saying the same thing… so I was thrilled when lovely Daniela from Ferri Photography submitted her images from a fabulously beautiful, artistic wedding styled shoot where the luscious leaves took centre stage!

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The theme for the shoot is set around the story of a local, Italian, village girl who falls in love with an English boy. After what seems like a lifetime away from each other, today is finally the day they will get married.

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Thank you Daniela for sharing your images with us today. Full credits for the shoot are below, and you can discover more from Ferri Photography here:

www.ferriphotography.co.uk
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In July 2015 I was selected to attended a Fine Art Wedding workshop called a Beautiful Way. The workshop took place at the stunning Almonry Barn in Somerset. Together with 12 other other photographers we spent the day exploring the fine art style of photography, making friends, laughing and eating some amazing food!”

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Stationery. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s only one word, but I do love it so.

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Images by Melissa Beattie Photography | Styled by Louise | Calligraphy – Me

Venue – Healey Barn | Floral – Forage and Blossom | Gowns – Luella’s Boudoir | Bridal Accessories – Megan Therese Couture | Calligraphy | Silk Ribbons and Table Runner – Kate Cullen Styling | Makeup – Dani MUA | Hair – Steph O’Neill | Bakery – Master Cakesmith | Model – Emily Barnes from Tyne Tees Models (See the full shoot on Elizabeth Anne Designs blog)

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Style your tables with eye-catching menus in place of chargers. Set the scene for your day with handwritten modern invites. Wow your guests with quirky little touches and beautiful calligraphy – and trust me, it always goes down a storm!

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This modern calligraphy suite is from a bespoke collection by Calligraphy for Weddings. For full details go to http://Etsy.com/shop/CalligraphyStore

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Created for a styled shoot in Venice, these menus are hand written in modern calligraphy using white ink and a pale coral wash watercolour paper. They’re cut into 11″ circles with the hand lettering trailing off the sides for a striking artistic effect.

The price is for up to 15 words in calligraphy, including “Menu” at the top.

Please contact me for alternative colours or word counts – most bespoke requests can be accommodated! hello@calligraphy-for-weddings.com

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Hello there lovely blog readers! I have a special, exclusive offer especially for you this morning as I launch a new range of handwritten calligraphy invites. They’re designed for intimate celebrations, written in my very own lettering, and I am about to give you – and only you, my loveliest of wedding blog friends – a secret introductory price…

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Quote the code ‘Scarlet’ when you order 20 or more invitations, and save £25

When you order these invitations in my Etsy shop, you can save £25 on the total price of your order. There’s a minimum order quantity of 20 invitations, and the offer will run until the end of this month. Your invitations will be sent within 14 days of placing your order.

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Reception stationery to match…

Continue the handwritten calligraphy theme through to your reception with matching stationery: there’s a menu, place names and escort cards in this range if you’d like to make your reception as beautiful as your invitations… email me if you’d like to know more! hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

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I remember saying at the beginning of the year that I wanted to be involved in more styled shoots. I nailed it… I’ve been sending calligraphy samples to photographers all around the country (and a couple to Dubai, even!) and had some amazing images sent back to me. But the best thing to come out of this year is working alongside the team at Aspire Photography Training and all of our wonderful friends (you know who you are!). I get to share their gorgeous shoots with you – and they really are a whole world of inspiring.

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Today’s images are by Phil Barber, from Barber Photography. I love how he’s captured the details as beautifully as the essence of the styled shoot: we wanted to make a real statement with chalkboard calligraphy, and translate the chalk theme into something wider… so we went with dust and sparkle on our Pinterest boards to plan the shoot. As ever, lovely Yasmin at Aspire made the shoot more amazing than I could ever have imagined! The stunning flowers came from Made in Flowers – thank you Katie!

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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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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. 

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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.

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Modern calligraphy workshops – information & online booking

I haven’t been around much this month to shout about this – so I have a precious few spaces left on my calligraphy workshop on Saturday (26th September) in Manchester. Are you free? Then I’d LOVE for you to come along! We start at 11, finish at 3 and it’s £59 for the workshop.

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You’ll learn the basics of modern calligraphy lettering with a pointed pen, and by the end of the day you’ll be writing your own characterful letters, and even learning to flourish!

Plus it’s a LOT of fun.

To book, email me (Claire): hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

See you there?

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Copper is lovelier to me than any diamond could ever be. I love its warm shimmer; and my copper ink is the most exquisite thing in my calligraphy palette. So when I was asked to write some copper hand lettering for one of the most amazing styled shoots of the year, I was ridiculously excited.

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Amanda Karen Photography – based in Essex and specialising in fine art wedding photography – and Nodlaigh from gorgeous new wedding blog Daydreaming Bride, came up with the idea of contrasting grey and copper tones with a city chic wedding style. They arranged a shoot at the fabulous Belair House and recruited an amazing team of the very best local suppliers.

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I adore the contrast of soft metallic copper with the palest grey; the subtle softness of succulents and leafy fern fronds, the glamorous bridal look (and oh, those sequins make my heart sing!) The cake is divine: the accessories exquisite and the flowers to die for.

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