Incorporating Calligraphy Into Your Wedding

At Ivory and Beau we LOVE any details that can bring your personality into your wedding. One of the best ways to do so is through words of course! Adding customized calligraphy to  your wedding decor not only looks pretty, but it is the perfect way to tie up the loose ends in your decor. We are constantly coming up with new ways to incorporate your personal style into your wedding calligraphy! 

Table Decor

There are SO many ways to incorporate calligraphy into your table designs! Whether it be escort cards, table numbers, sweetheart table signs, or a table runner you can bring your style to your guest's dinner table! 

Left: Photography: The Happy Bloom ; Middle: Photography: Apt. B Photography Right: Photography: Mackensey Alexander
Left: Photography: Mackensey Alexander Right: Photography: The Happy Bloom 

One of our favorite ways to bring calligraphy to the table is through a table runner! Couples can create a custom runner by including their favorite song lyrics, poetry, their vows, or even letters to their friends and family. We love how the tablescape looks once candles and flowers are in places and the words of your choice peek through!


Left: Photography: The Happy Bloom; Florals: Ivory and Beau Middle: Photography: Daniel Eastwood Photography; Florals: Ivory and Beau Right: The Happy Bloom; Florals: Ivory and Beau

We are ALL about flowers at Ivory and Beau! (ps..did you know that we not only plan weddings, but we also do flowers as well?!) So anyway that we can get creative with our flower design is a plus. Adding calligraphy to our florals not only gives a unique and personal touch, but you can also tell even more of a story through your flowers! Adding a personalized ribbon to your bouquet is one of the most fun ways! Brides can choose to add their vows or other words of encouragement! 


Photography: Six Hearts Photography

Out of all of the calligraphy options that you have, a chalkboard seating chart just may be our favorite. Guests find it super fun to search for their names and learn who they get to cozy up with for the night! With a chalkboard like this, your guests are sure to stop and stare. It also helps with any confusion that might happen with seating!  (Also, writing on this Savannah Vintage chalkboard was probably one of the prettiest experiences ever...still swooning.)

Left: Photography: The Happy Bloom Middle: Photography: The Happy Bloom Right: Photography: Christina Karst Photography

Other fun ways to incorporate signage calligraphy into your big day:

  • Welcome signs 
  • Directional signs 
  • Get-a-way car sign
  • Bar/ speciality drink signs 
  • Banners (can we talk about the awesome banner below?) 
  • Food + dessert labels 
  • Restroom signs 
  • Literally ANY WORDS that you need to tell your guests! 
Photography: Mackensey Alexander

The best part about wedding decor calligraphy is that you can incorporate many of these items back into your home after the wedding! We love that your calligrafied items can really help get your story across to guests while still fitting your dream theme. 

Other services available, not shown: 

  • Envelope calligraphy
  • Escort Cards 
  • Table Numbers 
  • Invite Design
  • Backdrops 
  • Vows 

All calligraphy shown: McKenzie Does Calligraphy in collaboration with Ivory and Beau