Today’s calligraphy inspired wedding ideas are gorgeously elegant. A color palette made up of shades of peaches and blushes, lush florals, and candlelight creates the most perfect romantic aesthetic. Inspired by the classic beauty and art behind calligraphy, Lauren Perry’s whimsical and timeless calligraphy designs set the stage with a hand-painted linen adorned by peach florals and organic greenery. Kimberly Florence Photography captured it all, and we can’t wait for you to be inspired by this beautifully elegant design!
The inspiration from this shoot came from the classic beauty and art behind calligraphy. The Portmouth Women’s Club was the perfect venue for our shoot because it is a blank canvas, which allowed us to run with our vision of a detailed wedding without making it seem cluttered by the background of the venue. Lauren Perry’s distinctive calligraphy designs truly brought this shoot to life. Her style is fun and whimsical while still timeless and elegant. We wanted to add some fun and bright spring colors to her work while still honoring the more traditional side of a wedding. The hand-painted linen that was placed on the sweetheart table really stole the show. Lauren spent hours painting the linen with romantic lyrics from a Dave Matthew’s Band song- so dreamy! The meticulous design of the sweetheart table was topped off with unique plates, glasses and flatware from Mad Hatter Vintage and hand-sewn napkins made by the talented Mimmi and Bee!
Fluttering Flowers really outdid themselves with the florals for this shoot. The soft, fluffy flower arrangements paired with the charming vintage rentals really tied together the more “conventional” side of this shoot.
Hummingbird Macaroons brought in the most adorable and delicious macaroons ever! I wish you could have plucked one right out the picture and tasted it! Lauren wanted to add a detailed twist to the already overplayed “macaroon”. So, she decided to add a touch of calligraphy to them using edible markers! This small detail was an easy way to completely customize the treats. Add in a cotton candy cocktail bar and you are sure to win over the guests’ hearts! Lovely Retro Reno’s created a wooden Virginia sign for us to include in the shoot! This fun element, while gorgeous, was also a creative way to show our heritage and state pride. Element’s like these brought out the more “quirky” side of the shoot!
Bridal Beauty Hampton Roads did a flawless job at making our bride feel like a princess on this special day. For our couple- this day was more than just a casting call- it was a glimpse into their future! Shelby and Eric are getting married in August at the Portsmouth Women’s Club! They have been together for quite some time now and their love for one another is so apparent. The way Eric looked at Shelby during her bridal portraits could only be described as something straight out of a fairy tale. I have no doubt in my mind that their wedding day will be just as beautiful and detailed as the shoot we prepared!
Our hopes for this shoot was to encourage readers to put fourth time and effort into including intricate details in their wedding. These details, while small and often overlooked during the wedding planning process, are and excellent way to show your personality as individuals and as a couple to your guests. Thank your guests for their love and support by making them feeling special and important with little details! Even seeing their name on a place card is enough to make an impact!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: Kimberly Florence Photography//Apparel: Ava Clara Couture Bridal//Makeup Artist: Bridal Beauty Hampton Roads //Floral Designer: Fluttering Flowers // Other: Glass Gardens // Bakery: Hummingbird Macarons // Event Planner: Kelsey Ann Events // Calligrapher: Lauren Perry Studio//Design and Decor: Mad Hatter Vintage // Reception Venue: Portsmouth Women’s Club // Model: Shelby Bowyer // Linens and Coverings: Waterford Event Rentals