Featuring watercolor and calligraphy


Each element is hand crafted with intention to reflect your wedding vision, love story, and style

I believe that opening a wedding invitation should be an experience that embodies the spirit of your love & celebration.


My process focuses on your love story & wedding vision, mixing details like venue architecture, meaningful icons, and florals together with fine art to craft custom, frame-worthy invitations.

Meet Nora


How does it work?



Inquiry & Proposal

After filling out the contact form below, I'll send over a custom proposal. You can schedule a complimentary consultation, where we'll chat over the phone about the details of your wedding, and what you envision for your invitations. To secure your spot in my design calendar, you'll sign the contract & pay the retainer.



The Inspiration & Sketch

My design process begins with a questionnaire to gather more details about your love story & vision for your celebration. The words and images you provide are what inspires my design. I'll create a mood board and color palette based on my inspiration, and I'll also sketch out my ideas & direction for your invitations.



Painting & Design

After you approve the sketch, my favorite part begins! I put my tools to work to create your wedding stationery. You will receive up to 3 rounds of design proofs before the final printing approval. We'll take care of any tweaks to ensure each piece is 100% perfect. 



Production & Mailing

Your invitations get sent to the printer! If you'd like to sit back and relax, I can take care of all the assembly and mailing for you. Otherwise, I send you all of the materials for you to stuff, lick, and stamp your envelopes at home. 

Your envelopes get mailed and arrive in your guests mailbox, let the wedding countdown begin!

Custom stationery can be tailored to fit your budget. On average, clients of The Chicago Calligrapher spend about $2500 for 100 sets of 3-piece invitation suites.

"She is so TALENTED! I loved working with Nora...Her work added such great personalized details to our wedding that so many of our guests complimented"