Nothing says “instant keepsake” like a hand-lettered invitation, and plenty of local calligraphers are up to the challenge.
Michelle Streeter of Ma Belle Calligraphy (above) works in a modern style and offers invitation suites along with fun extras, like a handwritten version of your vows, to display at the wedding and, later, in your home. mabellecalligraphy.com
If So INKlined’s Jen Maton can letter your invitations in casual or classic style. Taking the DIY route? Maton also offers downloadable fonts and a suite of calligraphic wedding words you can arrange on your self-designed goods. ifsoinklined.com
Heather Belle Ink, headed by Heather Belle Rolfe, has been around for 35-plus years and frequently serves the likes of Monticello and Montpelier. Classically trained, she can also add watercolor ornamentation and gold leaf to invitations or other paper items. heatherbelleink.com
Named after a term meaning “literary-minded woman,” Bluestocking Calligraphy is Abby Farson Pratt, who’s been studying the art of lettering since grade school, and now provides calligraphy in a range of looks. Her work’s been featured on Style Me Pretty. bluestockingpen.com
Jodi Macfarlan entered the calligraphy world on the occasion of her own wedding in 2011, and now letters professionally in a contemporary, carefree style. Other offerings: chalk lettering on signboards and even calligraphy for candles. jodimacfarlancalligraphy.com