As I talk about in my book Calligraphy Styling, there are a myriad of ways to use calligraphy, and wedding stationery are the perfect occasion to experiment. Taking calligraphy beyond the invitations to various decorative and practical elements creates an exquisite and unified look for the whole celebration. I’ve listed some ideas below to start with, but the possibilities are endless!
What needs to go on my wedding invitation? Do I need an RSVP card? These are some questions that may have crossed your mind while putting together your wedding invitation. The look of your wedding invitation help set the tone for your ceremony. Conversely, carefully selecting the components of your wedding invitation will make sure that your guests receive all the necessary details about your wedding.
The beauty of handwritten calligraphy is that each and every stroke is unique and carries its own character. While there are many calligraphy style typefaces available, they have been created so that all the letters are perfectly uniform. I really love the personal touch and charm that calligraphy gives to a wedding invitation design. Graceful calligraphy wedding stationery will not only become treasured keepsakes for the bride and groom, but also their dearest guests for years to come.
On April 20, I was in Tokyo for the launch event of Calligraphy Styling, held at the gorgeous SØHOLM restaurant on the Tennozu Isle. The book launch coincided with a lovely bright spring afternoon, and people could soak in the sun on the terrace facing the beautiful waterfront while enjoying wine and dishes prepared from fine seasonal ingredients.
The 6 hectic months from initial planning to the final print of Calligraphy Styling was one of the craziest timeline I’ve ever experienced. Ideas were gathered in August, and by mid September, the publisher, Shufunotomo, agreed to publish the book.
Finally being able to hold the printed copy of Calligraphy Styling in my hands was one of the greatest feelings ever! With its beautiful paper and colors, the book is the reward of a 6 month long process of curating, creating and shooting a variety of calligraphy projects.