The Cheshire Calligrapher

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Handwritten and illustrated stationery and calligraphy services for weddings, events and unique gifts. Based in Cheshire, UK. Shipping worldwide.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£40
Details

Products and Services

Albums / Guestbooks
Bespoke Design
Hand Calligraphy
Handmade
Last-Minute Orders
Letterpress Stationery
Online Invitations
Online Shop
Pocketfold Stationery
Print
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Signs
Table Plan
Wedding Invitations
Full Description
Stationery that is truly one of a kind, hand-drawn and completely bespoke. - Invitations and full suite design - Save The Dates - Menus / Drinks - Maps & Itineraries - Crests & Monograms - Place Cards / Tags - Handwritten Vows / Speeches Many products are available as digital downloads as well as the option of professional printing and shipping.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(8)
(8)
Deepa
Wedding: February 2020
April 2020
Looked even more stunning in real life...
Thank you Laura for your wonderful creation that you put so much effort into! Looked even more stunning in real life and I'm very glad I went with you for this project. You were an absolute delight to work with and always so willing to take feedback and make adjustments where necessary. Would highly recommend and I shall certainly bear you in mind for any future work! You are extremely talented, best of luck with your business!
Abler Seating Chart
Wedding: November 2019
April 2020
Beyond all my expectations...
Laura is amazing to work with and her talent and attention to detail was beyond all my expectations, which is something that is hard to do!! The seating charts she created for my daughter's wedding was nothing less than a work of art and added such a personal touch to the big day... I promise you would not be disappointed trusting Laura with such an important aspect of your wedding day! Thank you Laura!!
Sandra
Wedding: September 2019
January 2020
One of the highlights of my daughter's wedding
OMG this is definitely going to be one of the highlights of my daughter's wedding....I was trying to think of something unique for the seating chart, so when I found Laura I was excited but NEVER in my wildest dreams did I imagine anything so extraordinary as what I received! She is obviously a very gifted artist but even more so she is SO willing to listen and incorporate your ideas. She made several mock ups for me to see and choose from and never charged extra....very unusual! And her flexibility was truly amazing! Last minute add on and changes ...... she never made me feel like it was an imposition at all! You will NOT be disappointed if you put your trust in Laura.....I will miss our communications because they were always very delightful....THANK YOU Laura!
Brittany
Wedding: September 2019
January 2020
Perfect as Always!
Perfect as Always! These looked amazing at my boyfriend's 30th party. Thanks again :)
Linda & William
Married in July 2019
January 2020
Nothing was too much trouble!
I would like to thank Laura for all her hard work and for making our wedding day extra special! From the outset, nothing was too much trouble and she more thank happily accomodated our requests. We have been delighted with the results. Laura takes time with the little details and we can not recommend her highly enough! In fact we have already commissioned her for more items. Thanks again Laura, you have helped us make lovely memories xxx
Bethan & Toby
Married in April 2019
April 2019
Thumbs up from us!
Laura's design for our save the dates were spot on! Cannot fault a thing! They were boxed and packed neatly and professionally! I would recommend Laura to anybody wanting a good calligraphy artist - thumbs up from us!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Timperley, Greater Manchester, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I have a bride in California who has given me such wonderful projects to work on! The wedding will be held at a relative's house in Laguna Beach and I have the privilege of painting a watercolour of the venue and creating a distressed, retro travel poster Save the Date. I loved this as every aspect of the design was highly personal and created through regular conversations with my customer.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

quirky, detailed, unique, bespoke, fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

That I offer a service through which I can create pretty much anything my couples would like. It's the beauty of working with pen and paper- if I can draw it, it can be part of your day!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Create an event which truly represents you as a couple- find space for the small details which will make your guests smile as they notice how the day tells your story.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Some friends of mine used important years for their table names/numbers. When you arrived at the table, there were pictures of the bride and groom from that year. It was a great idea as some were childhood milestones, so there were photos of the couple which some of us would not have seen otherwise.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After initial contact, we would discuss the types of stationery you need and whether you have a particular theme in mind. This is a great time to show me anything you have seen which appeals to you so far. I would also quiz you about your wedding venue, date and any colour schemes. For each piece of stationery, I would provide you with a photograph of a pencil sketched design draft, a price and timescale. If you are happy with these and choose to go ahead, I also send progress photos to keep you updated on how your design is taking shape.

What is the most important piece of stationery for a wedding and why?

For me, the invitation suite sets the scene for your guests. The excitement of opening an envelope full of the details of the day- maps, menus and itineraries- is the beginning of their preparations as well as yours as the bride and groom.

What is your best seller?

Handwritten place cards, with card/ink colours to suit your theme.

What is the most innovative delivery method you have come across?

Many of my designs can be sent to you as digital files to download and use as you wish- this gives couples much more flexibility, e.g, if you are on a short timescale, or prefer to send your invitations by e-mail to your guests. One couple had their table plan printed onto placemats for their dining room after the wedding! I loved that!

How do you add romance to any wedding stationery you do?

I think that handwritten and illustrated designs are intrinsically romantic in their appearance. Think of a love letter or a card from a close friend- these items hold so much more sentimental value because of the penmanship. Textures also play a big part in creating that romantic feel- how the stationery feels in your hands is so important to that first impression.