Calligraphy Styles


By Laura Lubanski

We have been seeing a trend towards incorporating gorgeous hand calligraphy throughout the invitation suite, and we must admit, we’re a bit smitten! Calligraphy is such an art form and we love the idea of an actual person calligraphing your text, adding such a personal touch to your invitations! It can be used in so many different ways that it’s hard to find a reason not to incorporate this element into your suite. From super modern to very classic, there are tons of calligraphy styles that fit your wedding style!

If you’re going for a more traditional feel to your invitations, incorporating a classic calligraphy style will set just the right tone.

Photo by Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Using a playful style of calligraphy can really add whimsy to your invitation. We love clustering the names together and adding in calligraphy flourish accents to round out the design.

Photo by Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Flowy, romantic calligraphy has been very popular as it can be used for so many types of weddings, from an elegant seaside wedding to a black tie city soiree!

Photo by Emilie Inc. for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Brush lettering is a much more modern style of calligraphy and we love the watercolor feel it gives to a piece. It gives so much depth and movement to your text, a win-win in our book!

Brush Lettering
Photo by Bella Figura

Laura Lubanski
Gus & Ruby Letterpress
29 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Laura is a wedding invitation consultant at Gus & Ruby Letterpress. She loves helping to design gorgeous invitations for her incredible couples and getting to be a tiny part of their big day. When she isn’t surrounded by all the pretty stationery, she’s enjoys living the seacoast life with her husband, their little daughter and crazy rescue German Shepard.