You know all those gorgeous calligraphed wedding invitations, totes, and signs you see? Probably done by Laura Hooper Calligraphy. We’re sharing her New Orleans Workshop on our lifestyle blog today – and not only is it fun & creative, but it’s beautiful too! Thanks to design by Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination. They really incorporated the Southern city into the menu and decor, and we love it. The bright white venue was the perfect canvas for the white & gold event – accented with pretty green plants of course.
If you’re dreaming of learning how to write this pretty, check out the pointed-pen calligraphy workshops Laura is offering all around the US & 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? Laura also offers a video tutorial that can be purchased along with a starter kit to learn calligraphy in the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world! She literally goes everywhere. Check out this Boston workshop she threw earlier this year – they just keep getting more creative!
From Elyse of Tying the Knot…
I designed the workshop to introduce the attendees from near and far to true Southern charm in New Orleans! With the all white palate of Greer’s studio, we chose to keep a warm, comfortable and minimalistic style with our bentwood furniture and white linens from Event Rental. As the attendee’s first arrives, they knew they were in the right place by the LH made out of magnolia leaves. At each of their seats, we added a tea stained gauze runner to go under their workshop materials! Atop their supplies, we had Laura write each attendee’s name on a magnolia leaf and added a fragrant gardenia! The floral decor incorporated the same fragrant gardenias, magnolia leaves and other green foliage from Bee’s Weddings and Special Events.
Because it’s New Orleans, we had to make sure that they had a special treat of shrimp remoulade mini poor boys and ambrosia petit fours! I’m convinced they learned calligraphy that much better with full bellies sitting in the beautiful and sweet smelling studio!
Planning and Design: Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination
Calligraphy and Workshop Instructors: LH Calligraphy
Photography and Studio: Greer Gattuso Photography
Floral Decor: Bee’s Weddings and Special Events
Rentals: Event Rental
Caterer: Palate Catering