Inspiration Shoot | Elegant Calligraphy for a Vodka & Caviar Editorial Shoot by Karson Butler Events + Jodi Miller Photography

When Amber & Emily from Karson Butler Events reached out to us about participating in a shoot styled with Vodka and Caviar, how could we say no? They designed such a stunningly elegant shoot with some of our very favorite DC area vendors, and we're all for this romantic, classic vibe! Check out the gorgeous photos below by Jody Miller Photography. Vendor Credits: Planning and Styling: Karson [...]

February 16th, 2017|Calligraphy, Decor, Reception Ideas, Wedding Stationery|

How to Use Our New Spring Inks

To say we are excited about our new spring ink colors is an understatement. Don't you just love the unicorn-bubblegum-pastel color palette? You can buy them as a pack of three or a pack of six. We can’t wait to see how you use them! Baby shower decorations? Easter brunch invites? Spring / summer wedding details? These colors have endless possibilities. We think they look great contrasted with a black envelope [...]

Laura Hooper Calligraphy Studio Tour

Our Studio + Office in Old Town Alexandria, VA When I first started Laura Hooper Calligraphy 15 years ago {more about my journey in this post}, I was working out of my parent’s house, with calligraphy projects strewn about my old bedroom and all the envelope calligraphy going down at their kitchen table. A few years in, I moved to Hermosa Beach and got [...]

{Christmas} Re-Purpose Your Holiday Party Decor to Create a Picture Perfect Holiday Scene

Don't miss our holiday sale for 25% off ALL party products in both the Etsy & LHC shops! Use code HOLIDAY2016* at check out to score big savings on this year's celebrations, plus all calligraphy supplies & wedding paper goods, too. Take a peek to see how we used Christmas prints, cards & even napkins to turn our every day bookshelf into an adorable holiday [...]

November 25th, 2016|Decor, Holiday|

{Christmas} Ornaments Hand-Lettered add a Personalized, Festive Touch to your Holiday Tree Decor

Tomorrow might be Thanksgiving, but we're all super excited for Christmas around here...so much so we've already put up decorations!  Be sure to check out some photos from our Christmas shoot and shop the look before it’s too late! You can find all of our Christmas goodies in the Etsy shop including hand-lettered ornaments, wrapping paper greeting cards, napkins, coasters, stir sticks and more. Shop [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Thanksgiving} Greeting Cards & Other Last-Minute Goodies From Laura Hooper Calligraphy to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Pop

Thanksgiving is in just ONE week from today! Need a few last minute goods for your celebrations? We still have watercolor greeting cards {they make beautiful framed prints, too!}, Thankful tags to tie at each place setting, sets of recipe cards {perfect hostess gift!} and a handful of coaster packs remaining! You can find these goodies in our Etsy shop here and we will include [...]

November 17th, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Thanksgiving} Dessert Buffet & Party Goods by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

We are so ready for Thanksgiving around here & we are happy to share our tips for setting up an irresistible dessert bar over on Style Me Pretty Living! Be sure to check out the feature and shop the look before it's too late! You can find all of our Thanksgiving goodies in the Etsy shop including hand-lettered pumpkins, greeting cards, napkins, coasters, stir sticks [...]

November 9th, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Thanksgiving} Tabletop Decor For Your Home Entertaining from Laura Hooper Calligraphy

We know it's only three days into November, but we're just so excited for the holidays. I mean who isn't looking forward to Turkey, stuffing, and desserts right? And course time to rest and give thanks with family & friends! We're totally ready for Thanksgiving now that we've had a chance to put together a cute table setting for our mini Thanksgiving shoot. Check it out [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Decor, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Resources} The Sketchbook Series

It was such a treat to be invited to be a part of the The Sketchbook Series in DC this past year! It's been amazing to see what this awesome group of creatives were able to put together, I mean look at that hanging cake from Buttercream Bakeshop! We were able to write on little cloches that were used as place cards for the attendees of the [...]

October 27th, 2016|Calligraphy, Decor, Party & Lifestyle|

{Halloween Bar Cart} Get prepped for a spooky soirée!

For our first year in our new studio, we had to decorate the office for our first Halloween...and let's face it, we will likely decorate every year since we love the holidays! It was such a blast working with our photog Anne Kim to dress up the bar cart and truly kick off the Fall holiday season. You can get your own bar cart ready for Halloween with [...]

October 20th, 2016|Decor, Holiday|