One-of-a-kind wedding invitations featuring watercolor and calligraphy

Hand-painted and calligraphed to reflect your wedding vision, love story, and style

I'm Nora, and I believe that wedding invitations should be a true reflection of you! My process focuses on your love story and wedding vision, mixing personal details with fine art to craft custom, frame-worthy invitations.



Inquiry & Proposal

After filling out the contact form below, I'll send over more information about my offerings and pricing. You can schedule a complimentary consultation, where we'll chat over the phone about your love story, the details of your wedding, and what you envision for your invitations.


From there, I'll put together a proposal tailored to your wants & needs. Once the proposal is squared away (contract signed and 50% retainer paid), I will send over a questionnaire to gather all of the details about you & your wedding! After all, your invitations should be a personal reflection of the two of you as a couple, so this what inspires the rest of the process.



The Sketch

Now that I know your vision for your wedding and any special elements you'd like included on your invitations (venue illustration, custom map, a painting of your golden retriever, etc.), I create your very own mood board which consists of your color palette, design aesthetic, and inspiration images behind your invitations. You'll also get a sketch of the invitation artwork & design so that I can make sure you absolutely love it before I dive into the watercolor and calligraphy. 



Painting & Design

Once 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 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 $2000 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"


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website image credits: Artistrie CoLoren WeddingsOlivia LeighYasmin Alesia

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