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by Michelle Drewek

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Jennifer Johnson Photography

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Mementos

        Choosing to address your invitations in calligraphy is a warm and personalized way to announce your upcoming wedding and welcome intended guests. For anyone who has ever received a wedding invitation addressed in calligraphy, the experience is the polar opposite of the daily flow of junk mail and bills that often overtakes the mailbox. Calligraphy, from the Greek “Kallos Graphe” meaning “beautiful writing,” evokes a sense of elegance and royalty. Its timely attention to detail adds a personal touch because it is done by hand.

        Calligraphy creates a certain feeling and mood for your wedding, an ornamentation that can accent any wedding décor. Every day, Debi Zeinert, calligrapher and owner of The Blooming Quill, creates this personal touch for her customers. “Calligraphy can be used on anything you may want written for your wedding.” She emphasizes that most couples usually have their invitation envelopes and place cards written in this fashion. But as her business has grown, she has also applied calligraphy in other ways. “Some couples have me write out their entire invitations and then have them
reprinted.” The same techniques can be applied to menus, programs and signs. The possibilities are endless. “It really helps in creating that special theme suggestive of a beautiful wedding with a lot of attention paid to detail.”

        Debi also notes that wedding calligraphy seems to be very regional in taste. “Brides on the East Coast wouldn’t have a wedding without it,” Debi explains. In the Midwest, where the demand is less, a couple can expect to pay less.

        Taking into account the process and cost of having your wedding invitations addressed in calligraphy, many might wonder, “why do it at all?” After all, people generally throw such things away. “I hear that all the time,”  Debi says. “But I’ve also heard of many guests who keep their envelopes.  If you send your guests something that shows this kind of care and elegance, addressed personally to them, you are giving them a reason to hang on to it as a keepsake from your wedding.”

        Zeinert advises that, “Above all, people should remember that this is their wedding. And if you want your event to stand out from the rest, using calligraphy from start to finish can really give you that special touch you’re looking for.” 

 

 

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CALLIGRAPHY 

by Heather Hoffman

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Pamela Strohl Fine Art Photography

The Write Touch

        Choosing to address your invitations in calligraphy is a warm and personalized way to announce your upcoming wedding and welcome intended guests. For anyone who has ever received a wedding invitation addressed in calligraphy, the experience is the polar opposite of the daily flow of junk mail and bills that often overtakes the mailbox. Calligraphy, from the Greek “Kallos Graphe” meaning “beautiful writing,” evokes a sense of elegance and royalty. Its timely attention to detail adds a personal touch because it is done by hand.

        Calligraphy creates a certain feeling and mood for your wedding, an ornamentation that can accent any wedding décor. Every day, Debi Zeinert, calligrapher and owner of The Blooming Quill, creates this personal touch for her customers. “Calligraphy can be used on anything you may want written for your wedding.” She emphasizes that most couples usually have their invitation envelopes and place cards written in this fashion. But as her business has grown, she has also applied calligraphy in other ways. “Some couples have me write out their entire invitations and then have them
reprinted.” The same techniques can be applied to menus, programs and signs. The possibilities are endless. “It really helps in creating that special theme suggestive of a beautiful wedding with a lot of attention paid to detail.”

        Debi also notes that wedding calligraphy seems to be very regional in taste. “Brides on the East Coast wouldn’t have a wedding without it,” Debi explains. In the Midwest, where the demand is less, a couple can expect to pay less.

        Taking into account the process and cost of having your wedding invitations addressed in calligraphy, many might wonder, “why do it at all?” After all, people generally throw such things away. “I hear that all the time,”  Debi says. “But I’ve also heard of many guests who keep their envelopes.  If you send your guests something that shows this kind of care and elegance, addressed personally to them, you are giving them a reason to hang on to it as a keepsake from your wedding.”

        Zeinert advises that, “Above all, people should remember that this is their wedding. And if you want your event to stand out from the rest, using calligraphy from start to finish can really give you that special touch you’re looking for.” 

 

 

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