Traditional Splendid Blend (all lower case lettering for the names):
Modified Splendid Blend (upper & lower case lettering for the names):
I love the look of white ink on dark envelopes!
Here’s my “Fancy Script” writing style on black envelopes:
Here’s my “Fancy Script” writing style on burgundy envelopes:
Here’s my “Mixed Script” writing style on red envelopes:
Here are my “Celebration,” “Petite Contempo,” and “Whimsy Print” writing styles:
I first created a variation of this writing style for a styled photoshoot for Trendy Bride magazine:
A future bride saw the photo on one of my Pinterest boards and hired me to do this style in traditional black calligraphy ink on her Kraft paper save-the-date envelopes. I named the style “Amber” – after the client
I recently addressed another future bride’s wedding invitations using the “Amber” writing style in pretty gold ink.
My traditional “Calligraphy” writing style:
My “Mixed Script” uses my calligraphy style for the names and my block script style for the address portion:
“Fancy Script” is my most popular writing style. Pretty but not stuffy, and easy to read! Perfect for formal and informal invitations alike…a country club wedding or a backyard BBQ rehearsal dinner. (Affordable too, y’all.)
For the custom place cards, I painted artisan paper with bright watercolors and used gold ink for the writing. I made the holder from a crepe myrtle branch and painted it gold.
I addressed the invitation envelope in gold ink in a wavy style, perfect for this styled lakeside wedding.
This post spotlights my most popular writing style…
I think my “Fancy Script” is a favorite with my clients because it is so versatile. I can write this style with extra flourishes, regular flourishes or minimal flourishes….in any ink color (bold, medium, fine, extra fine). My “Fancy Script” works equally great on oversized wedding invitation envelopes as well as teeny-tiny save-the-date envelopes. The style is easy to read, yet pretty. Elegant, but not stuffy. It looks like a real person’s handwriting & feels personal.
Here is my “Fancy Script” with LOTS of flourishes!
Some clients prefer minimal flourishes – and I’m happy to oblige!
My “Fancy Script” style can be modified to complement a particular font. In the photo below, you can see the modified letter “d”….pretty!
The style works great in all colors of ink, including metallics:
Only certain opaque inks will adhere to shimmer envelopes; most inks will smear with the slightest touch. My “Fancy Script” writing style can be easily written with opaque paint pens…smudgeproof & waterproof on shimmer envelopes.
“Fancy Script” looks great on place cards, escort cards & signs. It can be written small or bold…
How about these pretty place cards in taupe “Fancy Script”?
And…”Fancy Script” looks pretty on reception signage (chalkboards, mirrors, paper….!)
Even my apprentice Hitch is partial to “Fancy Script”….
If you’d like for me to address YOUR envelopes in “Fancy Script,” please visit the “FAQ” page on my website.