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    The Write Calligrapher for You

    SallyLaportaBy Sally Laporta

    Do you want to make a far better first impression with your wedding than your friends have done?

    The outer envelope of your invitations may be handwritten by anyone, or computer generated, or you can dazzle your guests with hand-crafted calligraphy. Monks of Age Calligraphy has been serving brides and grooms since 1980, and hand-scribes calligraphy from traditional to funky and contemporary script. We will match your pre-printed invitation script, and will email a sample to you upon request.

    To go above and beyond simply dazzling your guests with your invitation envelopes addressed in calligraphy, why not really awe them with calligraphy throughout your entire invitation package? You can have your whole invitation in script or a combination of hand-crafted calligraphy, and hard-edged type. Yet a step beyond that, is to have your names die-cut in calligraphy! If you can dream it, Monks of Age can create it, or work with your vision on an invitation design.


    Place cards, menus, programs and signage are available in calligraphy from Monks of Age Calligraphy. Place cards are usually designed around the theme of your wedding. From simple place cards with your guest names in black nuptial script, to guest names scribed on mini-chalkboards, Monks of Age Calligraphy can help enhance the appearance of your reception tables.

    Consider incorporating a custom graphic depicting your wedding or reception site for your invitation or program. Monks of Age Calligraphy can prepare an original graphic that will be a lovely addition to your stationery. You may want a nosegay of flowers, or a grapevine drawn for a garden wedding or a wedding at a winery. Previous graphic samples are available upon request.

    Signage can run from table names to chalkboard menus to “Just Married” signs. Monks of Age Calligraphy can do script on wood, crockery, or other surfaces to be incorporated into your wedding stationery décor. A wood panel, sanded down and scribed with your names, can double as a guest book for your guests to sign, and be hung on your wall after your wedding.

    So you see, you can have the same-ol’ same-ol’ wedding stationery or décor, or you can stand out from the rest by having Monks of Age Calligraphy hand-scribe any or all of your wedding stationery or wedding décor.

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    Sally Laporta has been creating hand-crafted custom calligraphy for the public since 1980. With a degree in fine arts, Sally has been fortunate to pursue a career in crafting unique artwork for weddings and special events. Her passions are hiking, Nordic skiing, and just being outdoors in nature. You may contact her at


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