Einladungen & Briefpapier #2

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Sometimes we get *real* serious with the washi tape over here! This pic is from an older blog post on setting up my desk when I need the addresses on every envelope to start an exact measurement down from the top {hello vintage stamp clusters!} & we’

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Another little throwback to one of my faves last year! I hand painted each of these canvases & then did the printed pen over the watercolor. Each one original & unique! Looking forward to new, fun projects in store for our 2019 wedding clients

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Have a young artist in your life looking to learn pointed pen calligraphy? We’ve got a starter kit just for them! Our kids kit is geared towards children ages 7-12 & includes all the tools they need + detailed instructions for how to use them. - Tidb

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Last call for the 2018 pricing on our 5-week Calligraphy Practice Plan! Full details are at lhcalligraphy.com/practiceplan {currently the link in my profile} & be sure to take advantage before 11:59pm EST TODAY January 28. - The course includes over

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

Our new designs for this year are incorporating some fun rsvp envelope details. I’m also so into this green color, I think it’s the perfect fresh alternative to all the muted blues we’ve been seeing lately. • #letterpress #letterpressinvitations #wed

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Just wrapped up another weekend of beginner workshops & as always we love the excitement & joy for the art that our students leave with after each class. Especially rewarding: when someone who has tried on their own without success with miscellaneous

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

If you’re near Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Orange County, San Francisco, DC or NYC & want to learn modern calligraphy, head to Lhcalligraphy.com/workshops for full details on our Spring beginner workshops. These will be our only visits to Chicago, Texas

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Jumping back into beginner workshops next weekend! Here’s a pretty peek back at Portland a couple years ago with @vanityaffairevents @swoon_floraldesign & photos by @maria.lamb - Head to lhcalligraphy.com/workshops for full details & to join us!

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Looking for our free tips and tutorials? We've got a library of video tutorials on our YouTube channel, and we share a new video every other week. This week's video is about tips for lefties {we've taught hundreds in person at our workshops over the

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

I’ve been taking photos all week for our new 2019 house collection and this one of Amador ended up being a favorite. I lucked out and the hellebores in our garden came in a little early this year and I snagged a few before the snails discovered them.

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

Desert tablescape goals, right?! This setting with a custom illustrated menu goes with those dreamy escort bundles we shared earlier. Photo by @adrianaklas. Tap for team!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #menu #weddingmenu #weddinginvitations #weddingpaper #wedd

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Spring, is that you?! We’re forecasted to drop back down to winter temps by the weekend, but for now we’re soaking up this warmer weather ☀️

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

One week from today we’ll be in this beautiful space sharing modern pointed-pen with a new crop of students

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

In case you’re ever wondering, “why letterpress?” - this is why! Lovely, pillowy impression on softly textured cotton paper. There’s nothing like it. ☁️

wedding photo - Smitten on Paper

Smitten on Paper

New luxe invitations are just around the corner. Our next release includes foil, letterpress and vellum (yay)! It’s beautiful and we can’t wait to share all the details! #smittenpapergoods

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Today’s beautiful weather has me thinking Spring could be right around the corner & dreaming of these beauties coming back to my @foxhillgarden

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Another successful day of teaching in the books! It was so wonderful to meet a new crop of calligraphers & get them started on their journey with modern pointed-pen

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

My sis @lyslaw has been giving a closer look behind-the-scenes at our studio the past two days & we’re so glad you are loving the peek into day-to-day life at our Alexandria studio. I think a common misconception is that as a calligrapher you just “w

wedding photo - Smitten on Paper

Smitten on Paper

Pen wall still going strong. Do you all have favorites we should stock? #smittenbrickandmortar

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Men & lefties love calligraphy, too! We frequently hear “Oh, I can’t do calligraphy because I’m left-handed” but the truth is that lefties are sometimes the best in their workshop! Skill level varies for each individual, regardless of if you are righ

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

These classic beauties will be hitting mailboxes soon & @poshpartygal has a peek at the oversized goodness going inside over in their stories

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Feeling stuck? Step away from the computer {or phone}. Did you know that calligraphy is more like drawing than writing? So grab your dip pen {or whatever utensil best suits you!}, get to drawing & free that mind

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

Monogram ✔️ Watercolor ✔️ Muted hues ✔️ These custom postage stamps are checking all my boxes of favorite things! Sent out a couple weeks ago on some pretty save the dates for @downeystreetevents

wedding photo - Smitten on Paper

Smitten on Paper

Finding the perfect words to say thank you can be tricky. We make it easy.

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Crisp white in black gives an unexpected pop of contrast & a twist on the traditional black + white classic! It’s such a treat to be able to combine my line drawings with my calligraphy scripts for invitation designs like this one

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Pink all week please! Normally I don’t care too much about Valentine’s Day, but my hub has been out of town for 5 weeks & just got home last night, so this week is extra sweet!! - Rose gold ink on blush envelopes in 3 different script style samples..

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Our February workshops here our home studio in Alexandria have just one seat left, but we opened up a class in March & have another in June! Head to lhcalligraphy.com/workshops {link in profile then “Learn”} to get yourself registered before they fil

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

So many metallic inks available, so little time to try them all! I’ve tested the gamut of inks over the past 20 years & offer in our shop my favorites {for both color & ease of use} that I personally use for gold, rose gold & silver projects. Paired

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Back to the studio today! Last week we worked on a different version of these {folded paper vs flat vellum}, but we love the concept just the same! A simple card with an added wax {or faux wax in this instance”} seal makes for the perfect escort or p

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Just a handful of my favorite lining tool left in the shop! Our most recent shipment will be arriving next week & then they’ll be heading straight to you guys

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Inky beauties! If you want to branch out from basic black ink, head to lhcalligraphy.com/supplies where we offer over 20 different ink colors. They can be purchased individually or in sets of 3 or 6 for extra savings per bottle.

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

These layered palo santo bundled escort cards are one of my favorite wedding details from 2018. They just look so Palm Springs displayed by event designers @bashplease in those low baskets with fresh florals

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

From the archives! A little throwback to one of our favorite custom maps

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Still drooling over this one from @gritandgraceinc @sweetrootvillage @paperlesspost & @occasionscaterers captured by @abbygracephoto. Lettering on Himalayan salt slabs as chargers was definitely a fun first!

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Shades of gray & pops of gold ✨ Loved this gold foil suite with custom monogram for our lovely clients last year. Your wedding stationery doesn't need to be over the top to make a statement...classic calligraphy will usually do the trick! {styling &

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

I’ve never done a #fridayintroductions post before, but we have a good bunch of new followers (hiiiii

wedding photo - Smitten on Paper

Smitten on Paper

Pencil treasures from our trip to NY last week. It’s totally normal to fly across the country to shop for office supplies, right? #smittendeskscenes

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

It’s been all about the envelopes this week with one reception thrown in the mix for good measure

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Here we go! Kicking off our 2019 beginner calligraphy workshops with two sold out classes here in NYC today

wedding photo - Alexandra Rinde

Alexandra Rinde

The Rivers invite serving all kinds of impression (I’ve been watching aaaall the RuPaul Drag Race episodes lately). New for 2019 and full of those boho modern vibes. 〰️〰️〰️ • #letterpress #letterpressinvitations #weddinginvitations #weddingpaper #we

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Can’t make it to our in-person workshops but want to learn the art of modern pointed pen calligraphy? We’ve got ya covered with our starter kit + video tutorial! It includes all the same high quality tools & detailed, down-to-earth instructions for h

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

If you’ve been following along in stories the past couple days {thank you for your positive responses, more to come today!!}, you might’ve noticed that I haven’t done any pointed pen since I finished up our last reception order on Wednesday. Or that

wedding photo - Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Next weekend we’ll be in the DC area for our beginner calligraphy workshops, followed by Chicago in early March and then we’ll be headed back to TEXAS!! This year we’ve got stops in Austin & Dallas & we’re so honored that you guys drive in from all a