Have you ever given a wedding reading? 

I admire the people who do - who can stand up in front of a crowd and read something meaningful like this.

Claire's mum had written a special poem for her daughter, which she was looking forward to reading on her wedding day. 

She asked me to create a bespoke calligraphy piece as a keepsake.

It was a lovely project, and I am looking forward to seeing what poems and wedding readings land in my inbox in 2023!

Calligraphy poem for a daughter

The flower illustrations reflected the wedding colours and Claire's bouquet . 

I added tiny elements of 23 carat gold leaf to the calligraphy, for the first letter of Claire's name and nestled in the floral illustrations.

Calligraphy with gold leaf detail for custom commissions

The lettering is in Dr PH Martin's Bleedproof White ink, wirtten with a Nikko G nib. 

Floral illustration on a piece of calligraphy

Calligraphy page with gouache illustration, white ink on blue

Calligraphy commission with floral artwork in one corner. By Moon and Tide

Set of 3 calligraphy poems with floral illustration. By Moon and Tide

To commission a calligraphy poem or wedding reading, email hello@bymoonandtide.co.uk

I have a small collection of poem prints in my online shop here.