By Hand

7 original handwriting styles for your wedding

During its medieval beginnings, writing was performed mostly by monks (the fathers of 'gothic' fonts!) and a handful of nobility. Hand writing/calligraphy became more accessible during the Renaissance and continued to thrive until copper-plate engraving, steel pens, and fountain pens came onto the scene around the turn of 18th century.

These days, despite the plethora of computers and digital fonts, calligraphy and hand lettering seem to be everywhere – from edgy Sharpie-like jots to ink-blotty alphabets commissioned by high-end fashion houses like Dior and Rochas for runway show invites.

Naturally we're loving the resurgence of custom lettering, and so asked one of our in-house designers to dream up seven original styles to inspire your own wedding invitations, place cards, thank you notes, and other misc. wedding signage.

Lyrics by Beyonce.

Lettering by Kelsi Windmiller.

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