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For any of you lovely people with a creative flair and a crafty inclination, I have news! I’ve announced a brand new calligraphy class – short & sweet, affordable and for absolute beginners – in Manchester this summer.

We’re calling it Calligraphy Summer School

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (2)

Tickets – www.bymoonandtide.com/listing/619076399

If you want to learn modern calligraphy for your wedding, come and join me for a fun and relaxed class at the fabulous Ziferblat Edge St, in the heart of the northern quarter, for 90 minutes of learning to write beautiful quirky lettering.

Designing, writing and addressing wedding invitations is what I do when I’m not being a wedding blogger. I have a beautiful poem to write today, actually – you can see what I do in my life as a calligrapher on my other instagram @bymoonandtide if you like.

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (3)

I also teach modern calligraphy, and I like to think I make it fun and relaxed, so you can go on and write confidently and beautifully when it comes to your wedding invitations, place names, even your table plan and venue signage. (At home, I even write on my windows, mirror and cupboard doors. It gets kind of addictive!)

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (22)
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Today’s beautiful floral shoot was created as an anniversary styled celebration, but I think the styling is just perfect for a wedding too! The flowers by The Wedding Fairy are so soft and colourful – they really do take centre stage. Delicate blue delphiniums, ranunculus and roses sit prettily together on tables with a colour palette of soft blues, ivory and subtle coral tones. Berried eucalyptus adds a silvery note and lovely texture, working hand in hand with dove grey and white candles in the prettiest glass holders.

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (7)

It’s all captured beautifully by talented photographer Zehra Jagani at Owen House in Cheshire. Place settings are simple and delicate, with organic calligraphy from By Moon & Tide.

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (3)

Chargers studded with gold, delicate mercury glass and silk napkins all add to the overall look. For me, this is all about pulling different styling elements together: glassware and candles, florals and foliage, place settings – all within a well planned colour palette so the effect is amazing.

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (12)

Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (1)
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A wedding planner once told me to think of wedding styling as one end of a see-saw: the other end holding all your guests, and in the centre your virtual piggy bank. Slide more money towards inviting more guests, and you’ll lose some of your styling budget. But if styling is all important to you, slide your piggy bank in the other direction by inviting only your very closest friends and family to your wedding ceremony.

Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (21)Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (9)

Today’s style edit is pure luxe, and transforms beautifully from day into night: I love it. The florals are divine: opulent and free, with a gentle mix of colours which really come into their own in the breathtaking candlelight. The palette shifts from palest blues with gold accents in the daytime, through to more corals and yellows which bask in the golden glow of the candles as night falls.

Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (10)