We love absolutely nothing more than receiving mail. In fact, we’d go so far as to say we’ve been known to stalk our mailman (or mail woman). And there is absolutely nothing better than when an invitation is handwritten.
So in honour of The Invitation Issue, we wanted to celebrate those who hallmark the very first step. Those amazing Australian artists who work tirelessly to hand letter and create the most beautiful invitation envelopes you ever did see. Harnessing their talents and skills, from classic copperplate calligraphy to modern brush letter, we’ve rounded up eleven Australian artists who can hand letter the most important piece of mail!
Lemon Tree Paper Co
We have long loved Lemon Tree Paper Co (we even hired Betsy’s steady hand for our tenth birthday place cards). Betsy has the magic touch of also being a watercolour artist, so she can complement your invitations with her very own custom paintings.
Photo by Lemon Tree Paper Co
For classic, beautiful calligraphy, Teresa Ling is your girl. Teresa is a pro at calligraphy, and she offers up different styles – from the flowery “classic flourished” for that old school classic vibe, to her more modern “monoline” calligraphy style for all the elegance that’s a little more on-trend.
Photo by Amelia Soegijono
Better Together Paper Co
Better Together Paper Co can hand address your wedding invitation envelopes in four different styles. The oh so modern brush lettering, to modern, formal and monoline. So whatever your style, artist Nicole, who brings a background in specialty printing, has your back.
The stunning work of Lindqvist Ink is a sight to behold. Artist Danielle has a distinct fine art style to her work, there’s a reason she’s so loved when it comes to styled editorials! Danielle works on pieces individually, can collaborate with other creatives for your suite or can do it all herself. Her calligraphy beautifully blends a sense of tradition with a modern, romantic style.
Photo by Casey Jane Photography via Romantic French Inspired Wedding Editorial In Byron Bay
Small Brown Writes
Small Brown Writes are a firm favourite of ours. Beautiful calligraphy that is all created by the loveliest artist – Kenaina. Kenaina combines classic, intentional and organic calligraphy to create the most romantic of invitations.
Light of Leni
With talent in spades, Light of Leni is the brainchild of artist Helen. The brand is all about modern lettering, think the beautiful words you instantly hit “like” on when scrolling your Instagram feed – this is what Helen does so very well.
Photo by Light of Leni
Lauranne, the talent behind Queensland calligraphy company The Pleasantry prides herself on whimsical calligraphy. From the classic copperplate to more modern styles, brush lettering and everything in between. Her envelope lettering comes n three beautiful styles (modern pleasantry script, casual brush script and traditional copperplate script).
Photo by Lauranne Cheong of The Pleasantry
Often coupled with handmade paper and vintage stamps, there is definitely a certain vibe of organic romance that comes with the hand calligraphy pieces from Theoberry Stationery. Artist Annie’s style is minimal, focusing on the beauty of the words and their paper. Her pieces her range in beautiful inks, and beautiful papers, each reflecting her considered style.
Photo by Theoberry Stationery
KB Lettering is pros at making magic with words. Artist Kelsi works to create beautifully calligraphy-based invitation suites for couples looking for something very special, her invitation addressing service allows you to add that refined modern touch to the very first step of your invitations.
Calligraphy By Moya
Calligraphy By Moya is popular for a reason, she knows her stuff! Apart from teaching it, Moya is highly sought after because her calligraphy is stunning. Her beautiful copperplate calligraphy has every swirl and flourish it deserves. Imagine that as a first impression for your guests!
Pepper Eve Calligraphy
For those who love the look of calligraphy, but want a more of the moment look, then Pepper Eve Calligraphy is for you. Artist Stephanie has created her own take on copperplate calligraphy and it’s distinctly beautiful. It’s just the look for modern invitations – think acrylic or metallic pieces too!
Photo by Nerida Phelan Photography via Bright & Bold Modern Bridal Shower Editorial
Little Duck Calligraphy
Little Duck Calligraphy is based out of Brisbane, but this sunshine loveR? She works with clients worldwide! Artist Tess fell in love with calligraphy while planning her won wedding and now offers up, beautifully romantic writing styles for couples. Her modern calligraphy style can be added to your invitation envelopes, right through to place cards, invitations themselves or your entire wedding stationery suite.