Wedding Calligraphy: A Guide to Beautiful Hand Lettering

Wedding Calligraphy: A Guide to Beautiful Hand Lettering

by Laura Hooper, Alyssa Hooper

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Overview

Add a Personal Touch to Your Special Day

Calligraphy is a visual art form that gives handwriting and lettering an ornate and elegant twist. In a day and age when technology and rigid type have run rampant, calligraphy has become an exceedingly popular way to add character, personality, and individuality to even the most formal of affairs. Whether it’s done on stationery, chalkboards, signs, or whatever medium you prefer, this decorative practice is sure to spruce up any celebration. It’s also perfect for invitations and thank-you notes!

Although primarily intended for weddings, the lessons learned from this book can be applied to nearly any type of exquisite gathering—proms, bachelorette parties, work functions, barbecues, engagements, showers, receptions, and much more! In addition to the beautiful color photographs that dress the pages throughout, the book features step-by-step DIY project tutorials, sample alphabets and exemplars, tips and techniques for the art of pointed pen, and an introduction to art of calligraphy as it relates to wedding celebrations.

Wedding Calligraphy is the go-to guide for aspiring calligraphers and avid professionals alike. Whether you’re interested in making calligraphy and/or lettering a career for yourself, saving some money on your special day, or simply looking to find a new and relaxing hobby, this book is the perfect match.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631581298
Publisher: Racehorse
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 767,068
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laura Hooper has owned & operated Laura Hooper Calligraphy since 2002, serving clients with hand calligraphy & stationery needs for weddings, showers, events, and more. She teaches the art of pointed-pen calligraphy at in-person workshops around the US & Canada with her sister, Alyssa. She has practiced calligraphy for over twenty years. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, including The Knot, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Town & Country Weddings, among others. Additionally, Laura Hooper Calligraphy has been featured on a variety of blogs including Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty Living, 100 Layer Cake, Inspired by This, Glitter Guide, Wedding Chicks, and more. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Alexandria, Virginia.

Alyssa Hooper is the director of operations at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, handling all client and vendor communications, managing staff, coordinating workshops across North America and overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations. She also co-teaches the calligraphy workshops with Laura. She lives in Los Angeles, California

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Wedding Calligraphy: A Guide to Beautiful Hand Lettering 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, Wedding Calligraphy by Laura and Alyssa Hooper is just so beautiful! The way the words are designed really can make a perfect card or additional accessory labeling placed in the celebration. Honestly, I really enjoy how lovely the letters flow from one to another, it just cries out elegance. I also love the beautiful way it's so smooth, and with practice can become simple to do. The book is exactly how the front cover shows it to be inside. There is no false advertising here! Instead, you get to learn different types of script style writing inside, with simple to follow images and helpful tips of those written inside. Plus, there are projects you can enjoy creating along with these lettering designs. I find that I love using the hand lettering on envelopes, it's really something that catches one's eye first before they open to the card inside. I know this is based on weddings, but it can be used to help with other celebrations such birthdays, holidays, and even big parties you may throw or even celebrations for a graduation party or others. I finally like to say that this is quite a wonderful book, very easy to follow and such a beautiful way to express one's self! Lettering is something I enjoy and Calligraphy was one thing I wanted to learn with my new Calligraphy kit. So learning to make cards and more for a wedding is just wonderful! Now I can impress others with my beautiful writing technique and have it look so elegant at as well. "Received a free copy for review"