All about Molly Thorpe! Invitations are the first taste guests get of your wedding style, and Molly of Plurabelle Calligraphy knows just how to capture the vintage, whimsical, fun, funky flare you're creating! See her stuff here.
Why do you do what you do?
Pretty much from the time I was learning to write I’ve paid attention to lettering—from my own handwriting to the font I eventually chose for college papers to the billboards on Sunset Boulevard. I began studying calligraphy when I was in graphic design school at UCLA and have been hooked—or hitched!—ever since.
What should brides/grooms know about your service?
That calligraphy isn't only for formal affairs and it doesn't just have to go on envelopes! It has a place in any wedding—small or large—whether white tie and tails in Tuscany or casual dress in your own backyard. Calligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful for that special day in your life. In a time when it’s become so easy to mass produce gazzillions of commercial fonts, hand-lettering brings something new and different to your event and makes your guests, in turn, feel special.
I always try to get to know my clients—to find out more than just the color ink they want—because it helps me personalize the project I’m doing for them—whether invitations, place cards, or simple monograms and logos to print on their stationery. Hand-lettering is an awesome way to make your event unique and your guests feel important—and even a little goes a long way!
What makes a wedding super rad to you?
I love weddings where the bride and groom have reinterpreted classic traditions to fit their personalities. A wedding is ultimately about celebrating two people and the qualities and aspirations that make them so uniquely suited for one another. Doing a wedding “by the book” can’t by itself reflect what’s special about a couple, and you shouldn’t be afraid of doing things your way. If white doesn’t flatter you, wear a color!
Name one wedding tradition that you wish to see re-invented.
You don't need to disinter Emily Post to know that email isn't the most personal form of communication. In an age when so much "print" is actually digital, getting back to the small, personal touches is important to me. No matter how many digital fonts we invent, or how easy it is to send off an email, the fact remains to this day that nothing says thank you better than your own handwriting.
What do you want the guests at HITCHED to remember about you?
I will work with you to bring a unique and personalized look to your wedding.
IN A NUTSHELL...
Camping or Glamping?
Cake or pie?
"Pie" if we broaden its definition to include crumbles, tarts, galettes and pretty much any sweet thing that incorporates pastry dough.