Calligraphy Is For Every Bride

Ok, well it doesn’t HAVE to be, but it can be thanks to the great work and reasonable prices of Michele Clark. She has been a dream to work with — very responsive, willing to mix colors for you to match your invitations and take on any project you can dream up. She did our invitation envelopes, our place cards and even a project I took on for my bridesmaids (personalized note cards). Here is some of the work she did for us (sadly some of it is blurred for privacy).

Invitations:



Mini-Moo Cards (place cards):


Moo cards from www.moo.com. 100 cards for $19.99 + $5 shipping — sooo worth it. They can be used for SO many things — if you can dream it up you can use them. Engagement photos by Daria Bishop.

These will be tied to lavender bundles like there:

Bridesmaids Note Cards:


She did each with a different font, color and embellishment. If you showed her a font you liked, she would make it happen! These pictures don’t do it justice because I had to blur their names for privacy and the silver ink didn’t show up because of the flash — but trust me when I say A – Mazing.

She is based in New York, but we did everything via email and through the mail, so no matter where you live you can have this beautiful hand touch to your wedding at very little cost. Plus think about all the time you’ll save addressing everything yourself?? She is best reached via email at calligraphybymichele@verizon.net. She does not have a website, but don’t let this deter you — she’ll be glad to email you samples of her work.

A tip: Book her early. She books up so quickly all through referrals and is already booking time for 2008 brides, so get your place in line. You’ll be so glad you did.

BLOGGER

Mrs. Onion

Location:
NYC/Burlington, VT
Wedding Date:
September 2007
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  1. Member
    HamiHarri 24 posts, Newbee @ 11:33 am

    Love what you did with the Moo cards ;)

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    Pencils 14 posts, Newbee @ 11:50 am

    They look great! I love calligraphy too–it’s actually not that hard to learn to do the basic stuff, I’m surprised more brides don’t learn, considering the amazing DIY wedding stuff I’ve seen. I’m lucky because my dad is a wonderful calligrapher. He addressed our invitations–not in formal calligraphy, but in fancy penmanship. However, he did our placecards in formal calligraphy, they looked amazing. He wouldn’t take anything as a thanks, so we took him and my mom out for a nice dinner.

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    Soon2BMrs.Kocal, Guest @ 11:58 am

    Yay for Michele! I used her too, and was extremely impressed with the results! Our invitations were a bit of a challenge, as they were natural paper, and caused most ink to bleed. But Michele did an amazing job and we are getting so many compliments on them!

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    Cathy, Guest @ 6:43 pm

    Love the Moo cards! How are you using them as placecards? Are you leaving them picture side down so guests can see their names? Or are you hanging them (hence the hole punch)? Thanks!

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    Miss Onion, Guest @ 8:07 pm

    cathy – our florist is hanging them from the lavender bundles like you see above. i’ll make sure our photographer takes some good photos of them finished. i guess they will be sort of half up/half down so people can read their name and then flip it to the side and see the photo.

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    Denise, Guest @ 5:53 pm

    The MOO cards look great! (Well, it all looks great :) Can I ask, was the calligraphy scanned, or written directly onto the cards themselves?
    I’m always intruiged by the different way people use the cards, and the lavender bundles look really nice. I love the flowery hole punch too.
    We had the idea of using them as mini party favours or save the date cards: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39199458@N00/1146960555/
    I think something like this is much more personal.
    Anyway – sorry for butting in, I just wanted to say how lovely it looks, and good luck.

  7. Guest
    The Perfect Letter » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 11:24 am

    [...] of all the great options out there, we decided on Mrs. Onion’s fabulous calligrapher, Michele Clark. I’ve been in contact with Michele via email and phone and she is super responsive [...]

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    Bee-tested, Bunny-approved. » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 10:26 am

    [...] our place cards, we will be designing MOO MiniCards, which, as you may know from Mrs. Onion’s past post, are basically half the size of business cards, but you can have a different image on the back of [...]

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    Happy Day! » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog, Guest @ 3:49 pm

    [...] on the glowing recommendations from Mrs. Onion, we used Michele Clark in NYC. I honestly can’t say enough about her- she’s so great to work [...]

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    No. 254 unnecessary expense, calligraphy! « an Excited bride., Guest @ 12:22 pm

    [...] post is dedicated to Mrs. Onion, who introduced me to Michele Clark!  Michele doesn’t have a website, but her email address [...]

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    eryepye 1207 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:33 pm

    We just used Michele Clark and she is WONDERFUL! An absolute professional whose beautiful work even impressed my picky FI :)

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