November 2, 2021
When I tell you that Moriah and Jason’s wedding was worth the wait, I want you to know how sincere I am being. I’ve worked with so many incredible couples over this busy 2021 wedding season, but these two were definitely a Write Pretty For Me favorite. Moriah came to me with such a grand vision for her ocean-inspired wedding at Gurney’s Newport, and we definitely delivered (in my humble opinion!). When we started dreaming up the design, we wanted the decor to fit the dreamy oceanfront location, but not feel over-the-top “beachy”.
Their wedding photos are truly a testament to what can be achieved when you invest in multiple custom calligraphy pieces, and that truly makes my heart sing. We used a lot of acrylic with blue accents to really tie in the setting without feeling over the top. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the photos to share them with you!
Before I share all the gorgeous handwritten details, can I quickly introduce myself? I’m Alane, the creative force behind Write Pretty for Me. I work with couples all over New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island (and beyond!) to craft unique wedding day signage. Seriously, from seating charts to table numbers to that show-stopping welcome sign that greets you at the ceremony, I’m your person. As crazy as it is, I’m booking fast for 2022 so if that sounds like something you’ve been looking for, click the button below to connect! If you’re not sure yet, you can learn more about working with a wedding calligrapher here, or browse my portfolio here.
Moriah had been following me on Instagram since before they were engaged and we started working together as soon as they had a date set (back in the summer of 2019!). Like many others, their 2020 wedding was pushed to 2021. Let me just repeat my earlier sentiment: it was worth the wait. For the wedding ceremony, we created custom vow books, a gorgeous acrylic welcome sign, and ceremony fan programs to keep their guests cool on a hot July weekend!
Another element of the ocean we brought into the decor? Their gorgeous ombre seating chart. I have to admit, this was one of my favorite seating charts ever (click here for more seating chart inspiration). It was such a project, with a custom stand and an abundance of florals allowing the cards for each guest to pop, but when it all came together it felt like pure magic. Who wouldn’t be excited to find their name here?!
We carried in the blue acrylic design inside so that the wedding would feel cohesive but still not over-the-top beachy. Their custom table numbers were set on a blue backdrop (allowing the numbers to really pop) and we also created acrylic menu cards for each place setting.
When I think about wedding calligraphy (and why I love what I do so much!), I always pay special attention to what your guests will interact with. Unlike other pieces of decor, calligraphy is uniquely designed to be at the center of attention and direct guests where they need to be (whether that’s a welcome sign, a seating chart, or a table number). When I designed the acrylic menu cards, I could picture guests picking them up (and getting excited for what was to come)!
If Moriah and Jason’s wedding taught me anything, is that I should really spend more time in Rhode Island! Gurney’s Newport is an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue. The oceanfront setting was absolutely breathtaking. Below, you can find a list of the incredible vendors that made Moriah and Jason’s wedding a reality, and if you are looking for a wedding calligrapher, I would love to get in touch and learn more about your unique wedding day vision. I love designing something truly unique and exciting with each and every couple I work with, so if you have a wedding date set for 2022, let’s not waste any time.
Wedding Planner: Stylish Details
Photography: Molly Litchen
Wedding Venue: Gurney’s Newport
Calligraphy: Write Pretty for Me
Florals: The Wild Dahlia