Modern Wedding Décor: Creative Calligraphy

10 lovely and contemporary ways to include calligraphy into your special day.

One of our favorite wedding design ideas is the blend of old-world and new-age details to create unique concepts. Hosting vintage-inspired nuptials is a lovely feat, and bringing some of those age-old ideas into contemporary form is quite the sight to see. Of course, achieving this balance can be a difficult task – where do you even start? There are a good number of décor elements that can be done in an old-fashioned way, and one of those is the calligraphy you choose to include around the event.

The beauty of calligraphy is a staple for wedding invitations, and it has also been gracing a number of décor items in modern weddings – brides and grooms are finding more and more ways to include it with every passing season. It’s the perfect addition to a spring wedding, as it’s delicate nature matches with the simplicity and natural splendor of the season. From laser-cut details to mirror writing to simple signage, there are a number of options available to brides and grooms.

Scroll through the photos below from real weddings and styled shoots to get a better idea of how you can incorporate calligraphy in a modern way, and be sure to click on each picture for further inspiration!Photo by Tec Petaja; Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy; Planning & Design by SoCo Events

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy; Planning & Design by EVOKE


Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

Photo by Gabe Aceves Photography; Floral Design by Amaryllis Inc.; Planning & Design Engaging Affairs

Photo by Wollwerth Imagery; Planning & Design by Kelli Corn Weddings and Events

Photo by Tec Petaja; Calligraphy by Laura Hooper Calligraphy; Planning & Design by SoCo Events 


Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Rentals by Luxe Linen and Revelry Event Designers

Photo by David Manning Photographer; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Photo by Delaney Dobson Photography

Photo by Amanda Sudimack for Artisan Events; Planning & Design by Hope Weis Consulting

See beautiful invitations with a pastel theme, find out what information goes on your RSVP card, and discover what paper products will be included in your nuptials.

Authored by: Megan Simpson