Posts Categorized: Design & Inspiration

Modern Calligraphy Workshop With Quill London and Lamplighter London

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Modern Calligraphy London

It’s no secret that everyone has gone a little bit crazy about beautiful hand lettering and calligraphy in the creative world, and with good reason. I fell in love with it in my days whilst working at a design agency and have since had huge admiration for this art, something about the romance and refined nature of this craft.

Last week, much to my delight, I was kindly invited to a taster modern calligraphy workshop presented by Quill London, an online stationery boutique curating the most stylish and coveted items. The class was held at their pop-up Christmas market at the Tracey Neuls boutique and the masterclass was taught by modern London calligrapher, Chiara Perano of Lamplighter London, whose modern and decorative style has been commissioned for weddings, events and even royalty so we were in good hands (literally).


If you are a creative DIY bride who perhaps is wanting to attempt some calligraphy for your own day, then I highly recommend you book onto the modern calligraphy workshops in London, that they are running are a brilliant introduction, likewise for anyone wanting to indulge their love as a hobby, like myself!

Having done the class, it is of course quite a lot harder than it looks (Chaira made it look effortless, I enjoyed watching her more than I did having a go myself!) and calligraphers have been perfecting their style for years to achieve the beautiful work they create so I should advise that you won’t necessarily become an expert overnight (or even in a few weeks) as it truly is an art which takes time, patience and most importantly practice but it is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basic techniques which are key and fun to learn!

Modern Calligraphy Workshop London

Above was my best attempt in class! A long way to go but definitely good fun learning! 

For those who don’t have the inclination to try it themselves or don’t fancy lending their hand calligraphy skills to addressing 150 envelopes to send to their wedding guests, there are so many incredible artists out there who offer their services for hand lettering and calligraphy, whether for a wedding, event or for a personal or professional project a few of my favourites who each have their own incredible style, are Lamplighter London for modern calligraphy, BerinMade for pretty hand lettering and for traditional elegance and craft, Paul Antonio Scribe.

For more information on the modern calligraphy workshops (or just to treat yourself to some nice stationery!) you can visit Quill London for upcoming dates and to book!

London Bride’s Must See at Brides The Show

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It can be a teeny bit overwhelming when you visit a bridal show when your excitement is let loose, let alone one as bursting with inspiration as Brides The Show, so I’ve selected my ‘Top 10′ must visit exhibitors that are loved by London Bride and hopefully you will too..

Don’t forget you can receive 2for1 on entry tickets for the show so why not bring a friend, mum or even drag the other half along for free on 3rd – 5th October in Islington, just use the code BLOGLB at the checkout, and ta-da!


Halfpenny London

I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of my brides choose an exquisite Halfpenny London design for their wedding day, along with visiting the beautiful boutique in person – the British made designs are truly stunning and perfect for the stylish fashion conscious bride with their romantic fabrics and feminine silhouettes. 

Halfpenny London at Brides The Show Halfpenny London at Brides The Show

Eagle Eyed Bride

This stationery is like walking into a candy shop, everything catches your eye! From metallic foil details, to the the little touches whether you are looking for invitations, table plans or on the day paper goods, there is so much choice! 

Eagle Eyed Bride at Brides The Show Eagle Eyed Bride at Brides The Show


Mr & Mrs Smith

A favourite of mine for personal holidays and mini breaks, they have the best selection of boutique hotels whether it’s a luxe London hotel for the wedding night, or maybe even a pre-wedding pamper holiday they will be able to offer some great advice and tips to suit your needs. They also have some amazing locations for destination weddings.  Oh to be here right now… 

Mr & Mrs Smith at Brides The Show

Charlotte Simpson

New on my radar is designer Charlotte Simpson who’s ready to wear collection is seriously stunning. Modern, clean lines and subtle details make these dresses so incredibly perfect for a city chic bride. 

Charlotte Simpson at Brides The Show


The Photo Emporium

There’s no denying that a photobooth is a must-have addition to any wedding, so for something a little different these guys offer some very unique options rather than a traditional booth which makes it even more fun! 

Photo Emporium at Brides The Show

Meringue Girls

If you’re on the lookout for an alternative to wedding cake then you can’t fail to notice these mini meringues in a rainbow of colours and flavours! Serve as dessert or let your guests indulge in a late night sugary snack! 

Meringue Girls at Brides The Show


Maids to Measure

Maids to Measure are prefect for bridesmaids dresses for every shape and size, as they have a great range of designs to flatter all your lovely ladies and in a beautiful array of colours so that you can mis-match styles and colours to your hearts content, guaranteed to keep the girls happy. 

Maids to Measure at Brides The Show Maids to Measure at Brides The Show

Freya Rose

Bridal shoes don’t have to be plain, Freya Rose designs are intricate and opulent, but something to suit each bride from floral touches to delicate lace detailing or for showstopper, these Ennis shoes will cause quite the stir…! 

Freya Rose at Brides The Show

We Heart Pictures

As featured on London Bride, husband and wife team Charlie and Hector are for those looking for non-traditional wedding photography who are creative photographers telling beautiful and honest stories of your wedding day. 

We Heart Pictures at Brides The Show

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

For those wanting a cake with wow factor you won’t be disappointed. Beautifully crafted with incredible real detail Elizabeth’s  cakes are almost a shame to cut into but having been lucky enough to taste, believe me they taste as good as they look too. 

Elizabeth's Cake Emporium at Brides The Show