Is there anything quite as luxurious as calligraphy? It's a beautiful way to elevate your stationery and signage, and I love that there's such a rich history behind the art. I will always say yes to incorporating calligraphy accents and addresses into your invitation suite, but today I want to share a few of my favorite ways to use calligraphy on your wedding day beyond place cards and menus. A couple of these ideas use hand lettering (or "faux-lligraphy") rather than traditional pointed pen, but I'd say they make just as much of a statement!
1. For your celebratory champagne
I find that it's often the smallest details that bring the most joy. Case in point — that first bottle of champagne that you share as a married couple. Chances are, you were planning on saving the bottle anyways, and adding a hand-lettered quote, a pretty monogram, or your wedding date will make it that much more of a treasured memory — even if it only survives in pictures! Besides, who doesn't love champagne?
2. for your vows or favorite love song
I love calligraphy vows (and vow books!) because I love creating a tangible keepsake for one of life's biggest moments. You can record your devotions of love to one another, the song you first danced to, or even your favorite piece of poetry — whatever words you chose, they can stay with you (and even become home decor) for years to come. While they're perfect for your wedding day, calligraphy vows also make fantastic anniversary gifts!
3. for your bouquets and boutonnieres
I've mentioned before how much I love silk ribbon, so naturally it's one of my favorite ways to incorporate calligraphy accents to your wedding day. Add a personal personal touch with a love quote, an important date, or even a passage from your vows. Calligraphy ribbons work especially well for bouquets and boutonnieres, and I love the idea of adding even more sentimental value to something that you'll be holding close for a big part of the day.