I first met Vicky from Inviting Writing at a venue Open Day and we hit it off straight away. We've then gone on to become not only great friends, but great business "colleagues" - as collegiate as you can be as self-employed girlies! I even booked her as the stationer and sign writer for my own wedding!
Vicky’s background is in hotel and event management, including weddings. A newlywed herself, she knows exactly the stresses and strains that can go into planning a wedding and this makes her strive even more to make the lead up as easy as possible for her clients.
A self-confessed “nice handwriter”, Vicky decided to take a calligraphy course in the lead up to her own wedding, she soon found compliments flooding in about her work. Starting a business is often about team work and after a night in the pub with friends, the name “Inviting Writing” and a business was born!
Vicky’s real business boom came in November when she was asked to write a letter from Santa for a friend’s child; 75 letters later and it’s safe to say they were a success!
Vicky is happy to work with virtually any material and can produce both wedding stationery and signs for the day itself. Her favourite material is mirrors, on which white pens work best.
She prefers to write with her calligraphy pen; this makes thick downstrokes and thinner upstrokes (I learnt a lot in our chat!) and creates a beautiful look. However, some materials are not suitable for the calligraphy pen – it requires a very smooth paper - she will create what she calls “fake calligraphy”. This is time consuming, as she showed me.
Her work has now increased to window illustrations, working with small businesses and she also teaches as part of The Modern Calligraphy Company.
Vicky’s attention to detail is fantastic, she scales everything down onto her notepad, practices numerous times until she is happy and finally scales up to the material she is working with.
For your wedding, she can produce a full stationery suite, on-the-day signage and thank you cards. We absolutely loved our wedding stationery, and our monogram of H+O was just perfect!
Vicky is just a fabulous calligrapher, stationer and all round good egg! I feel so lucky to count her in my close friends (she was even at my hen do!) and she's a real joy to work with!
Inviting Writing Website
Inviting Writing Instagram
The Modern Calligraphy Company
Gemma Randall Photography
Amanda Forman Photography
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