Add the perfect extra touch to your event
Everyone always says it's the personal details that make an event stand out. From the first impression your guests have of your event with a Save the Date, to the very end with the thank you note tucked into their favor, hand-written calligraphy adds the perfect extra special touch to your event. My services include custom wedding invitations and save the dates, envelope calligraphy, place cards, menus, programs, monograms, signage, vintage postage stamps . . . basically all the little details that will make your event extra special and unique!
I specialize in classic, elegant copperplate calligraphy, but also provide modern calligraphy and classic cursive scripts, all written by hand with a pointed dip pen.
Adding vintage postage stamps customized to your Save the Dates, Invitations, RSVPs and Thank You notes adds an extra personalized detail that your guests will not forget. I curate custom vintage stamp sets to complement your invitations and reflect your event and interests. A perfectly curated vintage stamp provides a beautiful snapshot of a couple's story on their invitation.
Hand-lettered Pointed Pen Calligraphy
Learn more about the services I provide below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions or special requests.
*All pricing assumes writing surface to be provided by client. I can source and provide material at an additional fee.
Outer envelopes: $4.00 each
Inner envelopes: $2.00 each
Extra Flourishing: +$0.50/envelope
Dark/Lined envelopes: +$1/envelope
Addresses over 5 lines (including zip): +$0.50/line/envelope
Stuff and Ship: $2.00 per envelope
Apply Postage: $0.25/stamp (in addition to cost of postage)
Rush Order: 25% - 50%+ of total order depending on turnover time and my schedule
Custom Ink Color: $50 (black, white and gold are standard)
Place card (name only): $1.50 each
Escort card (name + seating assignment): $2.00 each
Favor tag: $2 each
Table card: $5+ each
Set-up fee for unusual surfaces (leaves, tiles, stones, shells, etc): $50
Menus: Pricing based on amount of text/calligraphy, paper and printing choices
Digital File for Designers
Return Address (digital, for printing): $75
Names for Invitations: $50 each
Invitation Text: $30+/line
All pricing includes two minor revisions. Additional revisions $50.00 each.
Listed prices are for high resolution image files of scanned hand-written calligraphy. Further processing of files to vectors for engraving/letterpress/
foil printing has additional cost.
Graphic design and layout available for additional cost.
Custom Event Stationery
Custom Designed Save-the-Dates, Invitations, Programs, etc.
Full service custom design of event paper goods, including printing services and assembly is available.
Let's work together to create something completely bespoke and beautiful!
Fees are unique to each project and depend on the complexity of the items. Click here to see some example pricing for a simple custom invitation.
Have a tight budget or short timeline?
I am a dealer for beautiful ready-made paper goods available from Carlson Craft. I'm happy to help you select and customize the perfect items from their vast catalog of selections. We can add extra special touches like envelope calligraphy, vintage stamps, etc, to make your invitations memorable and unique!
Custom Vintage Postage Sets
A specially curated collection of vintage stamps
1-ounce sets: $3.00+ per envelope
2-ounce sets: $4.00+ per envelope
3-ounce sets: $5.00+ per envelope
Hello! I'm Emily.
I first picked up a calligraphy pen in 2004, to design, create and address my wedding invitations. Since then I have spent the majority of my professional career as a marine biologist, with calligraphy acting as a relaxing creative release after a day of work and parenting two young girls. Recently, I have shifted my focus from the laboratory to creating beautiful things full time.
I am a member of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) and the Washington Calligraphers Guild. I have studied under renowned calligraphers including Master Penman John DeCollibus, Suzanne Cunningham and Anne Elser.
Calligraphy, stationery and stamps are my passion, let me use my talents to help you create the event of your dreams.