As you probably know by now, our Etsy Find of the Week is a regular rundown of our very favourite products on the crafty online marketplace.
But this week’s find isn’t a just a product, it’s a service.
Etsy is packed with makers and artisans, many of whom create handmade gifts, personalised decorations, and unique tools to make your wedding beautiful – don’t forget to check out our edit of the best of ’em, on the Bridal Musings Etsy Page.
And one such seller is Lavender Calligraphy, who has a talent for scribing the most elegant wedding stationery – and we think putting her pen to your invitation envelopes would set such a chic tone for your wedding guests.
Lavender Calligraphy is Laura Lavender (what a fabulous name!), a Victoria, Canada-based illustrator and calligrapher.
Laura cites the art of Alphonse Mucha, weddings, lavender fields, and elegant swirly script calligraphy among her very favourite things, along with her expanding family – she’s due Baby Number Two in November!
Along with her heirloom quality envelopes, Laura also scribes, beautiful vintage style maps, unique invitations, bespoke crests, love letters (just perfect for a wedding morning gift) and elegant handwritten vows – a thoughtful wedding day keepsake.
Lavender Calligraphy‘s elegant envelopes are created with walnut ink, which looks great with white, cream or light coloured envelopes.
Laura mixes the ink herself, so it can be anything from a selection of browns from light sepia to a dark, almost black.
These particular ones were created with an old-world feel for a Love by the Lake shoot by Eternal Reflections Photography. And to get that authentic vintage feel, they were dipped in tea!
But of course, as with most Etsy sellers, Lavender Calligraphy are entirely versatile, and can create your calligraphy envelopes in a style and colours to suit your wedding day.
The price for these envelopes is $3 per outer envelope or $1.00 per inner envelope, (of course, this may differ depending on the style you go for), and Lavender Calligraphy ask that you allow one week per 100 envelopes. (That’s pretty fast for penmanship perfection in our book!)
All you have to do to order is get in touch with Lavender Calligraphy to create a custom order, and send on a PDF with your guest list and addresses.
Et voila! The most elegant envelopes to set the tone for a spectacular wedding day.