{Charleston Calligraphy Workshop} RiverOaks Charleston + Lauren Jonas Photography

November 24th, 2014

When Marianne from RiverOaks Charleston reached out to us about hosting one of our workshops at their beautiful event property, we didn’t think twice before jumping at the opportunity. When we found out that their home is actually on the property and that we were welcome to stay with them…well at that point we were ecstatic!

Usually when we travel for workshops, we don’t have time to do much sightseeing (and are too exhausted/anxious to get home after the workshops are over!), but for this trip we specifically booked a couple extra days since neither Alyssa nor I had ever been to Charleston. And the charming Southern town definitely did not disappoint! Our little getaway ended with the workshop at RiverOaks, and Lauren Jonas was on hand to capture it all so beautifully.

To see even more & hear from the RiverOaks team themselves on the design, head over to Magnolia Rouge!

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Vendor Credits:
Photography LAUREN JONAS
Striped Runners POTTERY BARN
Chairs and tablecloths SNYDER EVENTS
Welcome and food table vintage linens and lace CLIN D’OEIL MEUNLES, FLEA MARKETS
Pumpkin bread bags STEMPLEGRUSSE

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{Houston Calligraphy Workshop} Sugar & Cloth

November 19th, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of returning to the Lone Star State for another rounds of calligraphy workshops and had the opportunity to once again work with the super talented Ashley of Sugar & Cloth in Houston! It is such a treat to have Ashley coordinate our Houston workshops because we just know we will arrive to a gorgeous, clean space ~ full of bright light and lots of white!

For this set of classes she partnered up with Jennifer Laura Design on florals and we were just blown away with the final look. Sugar & Cloth owns all their tables & chairs which makes set-up a breeze ~ not to mention beautiful! Attendees were also treated to macarons from the delicious ‘Lette Macarons {located in Beverly Hills ~ yes they ship!} along with some healthy fruit options, too.

See some snaps below and check out Sugar & Cloth for more details {and other Houston workshops if you are in that area!}

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Special thank you to those who contributed to the gift bags which included granola from Gray Gardens, a print from Tiny Deer Studio, nail polish from Julep, pencil sets from Splendid Supply Co., holiday cards from Laura Hooper Calligraphy, banner gift tags from An April Idea, and an Oh My Darling folding card from Sable & Gray!


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{Learn Calligraphy} Starter Kits Get a Fresh Look!

November 18th, 2014

Just in time for the holidays, our calligraphy starter kits have a fresh new look! If you are looking to learn the art of calligraphy, and can’t make it to one of our beginner’s workshops, our starter kit is the next best option. Completely curated by me with an instructional kit created especially for beginners using my over 10 years of experience, you will be on your way to your own hand lettering!

We also sell our beginner gridline notepads, journals made with calligraphy quality paper, a gold ink add on, glass jar set and more!

Visit our Etsy shop for details and to purchase your kit and other tools today.

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Please know that for the holidays, kits must by purchased by December 18 to qualify for holiday shipping {sorry, International orders cannot be guaranteed for holiday delivery, but ordering early would be the best bet!}.

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{Trouvaille 2.0}

November 14th, 2014

When my dear friend Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events asked if I would be a guest speaker at her second Trouvaille workshop and teach a “mini” calligraphy session, I was truly honored and overjoyed! I don’t think I’ve ever been a speaker at an industry event, and her intimate gathering provided the perfect opportunity to get my toes wet!

From the Trouvaille website…

This workshop was created not only to educate and inspire businesswomen in the wedding planning realm from across the US and Canada, but it was brought to life in an effort to encourage and facilitate a tight knit community of like minded, creative women. An ever growing, and inspiring community where sharing is done without expectation, where business owners can feel vulnerable without fear of judgment, where you can find answers, support and guidance along the journey of business ownership, and most importantly of all, where professional relationships blossom into life long friendships.

In addition to the calligraphy session, we also helped out with the welcome invitation for attendees & contributed the art for a “You are enough” journal included as a gift for attendees ~ Rhi just dreams up the sweetest things!

All pics courtesy of the fabulous Bradley James Photography husband and wife duo!








Normally my workshops don’t have more than 24 attendees and my sister, Alyssa, teaches with me, so I was a bit overwhelmed with the room full of Trouvaille ladies all on my own! But everyone was so gracious and lovely and I was able to get them all on their way to continue learning and practicing the art of calligraphy…and hopefully using it in their own businesses!

Visit The Trouvaille Workshop website for more details on this wonderful experience and how it can help you in growing your own business.

In other news, how adorable is Rhi??


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{Richmond, VA Calligraphy Workshop} Janie Medley + Rachel May Photography

November 13th, 2014

We are so fortunate to have amazing friends around the US who help us put together some extra special calligraphy workshops. So when my friend Janie of Janie Medley Flora Design offered to have us down in Richmond, VA, we knew we couldn’t pass it up! Set up in the gorgeous warehouse of Paisley & Jade with styling by the lovely ladies of Tart Event Co., Janie also brought in Candy Valley Cake Company & Sweet Spot, and we had the makings of a beautiful afternoon captured by Rachel May Photography!

See the bright and colorful pics below and hop over to Glitter Guide to see even more!

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For more details on calligraphy workshops and starter kits, visit our website here.

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{Atlanta Calligraphy Workshop} The Perfect Palette + Lauren Rae Photography

November 7th, 2014

We were so lucky to have Chrissy from The Perfect Palette along with Lauren of Lauren Rae Photography to style and shoot our Atlanta calligraphy workshop. Sometimes when we are in a hotel we don’t have the “cutest” setup, but Chrissy and Lauren took this hotel space to another level with their creativity and especially the beloved Popcorn Bar!

You can see even more plus product sources on The Perfect Palette!

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For our full list of calligraphy workshops, or a starter kit if you aren’t able to attend class in person, can be found on our website!

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{Stationery} 2014 Holiday Collection

November 6th, 2014

November means it’s officially acceptable to start planning for “the holidays” {in my opinion of course!} and that includes not only holiday greeting cards, but plenty of winter soirees as well! We have a full line of gold foil goods to dress up any party and the holidays are no exception.

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You can see & purchase the full line through our Etsy shop. We also offer all of our gold foil goods as part of our wholesale line, so if you are a retailer interested in carrying our pieces in your shop, please email alyssa[at]lhcalligraphy[dot]com.

Special thank you to Ashley Rose & Jared Smith of Sugar & Cloth for our product styling and photography!

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{Learn Calligraphy} Intermediate Class + New Collaborative LA Space

November 4th, 2014

If you have ever emailed us, you have most likely communicated with Alyssa, who coordinates with all our clients, vendors, workshop partners, social media and all around keeping me on task! She also happens to be my sister, which makes it extra fun when we get to travel together.

When she moved back to Los Angeles this summer, we wanted to find a shared workspace that she could work out of occasionally and we were so fortunate to see that Gather Events was offering exactly what we were looking for pretty much right after Alyssa had moved!

The Gather ladies have put together a beautiful space that is now also available for other professionals to rent to hold workshops. So what better way to showcase the space than to hold an intermediate calligraphy class! All the vendors working in the space pulled together to make this a really fun {and tasty!} afternoon for our calligraphers. Rachel from Lupa & Pepi did all the signage, Dan from The Whaling Club mixed up some yummy mimosas using our favorite OneHOPE sparkling and Bess from Celadon & Celery added a pop of color with her bud vase florals. Classic Party Rentals provided some great stemware for the bar/coffee and we were all set with Marie Buck Photography on hand to capture it all!

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If you are interested in hosting a workshop in this fab space {and yes, the wall sign stays!!}, please contact Sarah or Robin at Gather Events. Also, there is an open workspace available now if you are looking for a space to set-up shop in the LA area {Culver City, specifically}.

Please visit our website for a list of our beginner calligraphy workshops or to purchase a starter kit!

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{Halloween Calligraphy Workshop} Karson Butler Events + Sweet Tea Photography

October 31st, 2014

It’s been a busy summer of calligraphy workshops, and we were so excited to add one more to the schedule with our friends at Karson Butler Events with a Halloween theme! Emily went above and beyond with all the fun details for this Washington, DC beginner’s class. A very special thank you to Sweet Tea Photography & Victoria Clausen Florals for making this such an amazing class!

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From Emily at Karson Butler Events:
“We were thrilled to partner with Laura Hooper Calligraphy to host a Halloween inspired calligraphy workshop at our east coast design studio in Washington, DC. Our color palette included blacks, silvers and green as we wanted to steer clear of the traditional orange and do something a bit different. Pottery Barn’s mercury glass pumpkins provided the perfect balance of glamour and festive flare too! We love Pottery Barn for pieces that can transition all season long – we are already planning an autumnal look of mixed metallics for our Thanksgiving table. Floral and greenery with interesting textures, shapes, and sizes from Victoria Clausen Floral enhanced our mad scientist food and drink table. We used a variety of beakers filled with dry ice and mounted a custom periodic table from Laura Hooper Calligraphy to complete our look. (Tip – when designing a food/bar station think beyond the tabletop itself. Decorate behind, above, or around the table to elevate the look!) 

Festive mulled wine and apple cider sparkling cocktails were served featuring ONEHOPE Wine. How perfect is the ONEHOPE Glitter Edition Brut Sparkling Wine? We love ONEHOPE Wine which donates half of profits to make a social impact for every bottle purchased. We can certainly toast to the fact that half of the profits from the purchase of this wine go directly to help end childhood hunger in America.  Get the full recipe for the Cinnamon Orange Sparkling Cocktail here!.  A grown up version of trick or treating included a wine and halloween candy pairing. 
In addition to a full class of calligraphy tips and tricks, each student received a custom tote bag and a glittery mini-pumpkin (an easy DIY using modge podge and glitter.) We loved adding a festive touch to the calligraphy class and wish everyone a Spooktactular Halloween!
Thank you to Lisa Marie with Sweet Tea Photography for all the beautiful images – enjoy!”
Vendor Credits
Event Planning & Design- Karson Butler Events
Calligraphy- Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Photography- Sweet Tea Photography
Floral – Victoria Clausen Floral
Wine – ONEHOPE Wine
Decor – Pottery Barn (mercury glass pumpkins, serving trays, large beakers)
Small Beakers, Purple Apothecary Bottles- Karson Butler Events
Rentals - Party Rental, LTD
Linens- DC Rental
Periodic TableTotebagsCoasters – Laura Hooper Calligraphy

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{Salt Lake City Calligraphy Workshop} Martha Hatfield + Jessica Kettle Photography

October 2nd, 2014

We had the opportunity to teach a class in Salt Lake City and Martha Hatfield simply blew us away with the clean, simple design! With Sarah Winward on florals, Cassidy Budge on sweet treats and Jessica Kettle ready to capture it all ~ we were in for a real beauty! You can also check out this workshop as featured on Grey Likes Weddings!

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From Martha Hatfield:

I wanted the design of this workshop to be clean and elegant and took inspiration from botanical conservatories. The bright and airy atmosphere of the white studio space was the perfect starting point. I knew I wanted to incorporate foliage into the décor and by using tape and vines Sarah was able to create the illusion of overgrown ivy creeping up the wall. Bistro style wood folding chairs and a wrought iron and wood table were the perfect addition to complete the natural color palette. The finishing touches came in the form of the beautiful (and delicious!) desserts that were made by baker extraordinaire, Cassidy Budge.

Laura Hooper Calligraphy is currently offering pointed-pen calligraphy workshops around the US and even in Canada! The class goes through all the basics to get you started and then delves into a full Copperplate alphabet. Can’t make it to a class? We also offer calligraphy starter kits that ship worldwide!

Event Design and Styling: Martha Hatfield
Flowers: Sarah Winward
Desserts: Cassidy Budge
Photography: Jessica Kettle

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