By Ars Grafik
Here’s a collection of my favorite calligraphy and wedding fonts with links to their sources so you can have a complete collection of fonts the next time you’re designing for weddings, ceremonies, stationery like graduation announcements, and more.
Some of the fonts are free, some are paid, but they’re worth your while!
Calligraphy and Wedding Fonts
Calligraphy comes from the Greek κάλλος kallos, meaning beauty, and γραφή graphẽ, meaning writing: literally, “beautiful writing.” What we recognize as calligraphy is historically considered to be Western calligraphy, which emerged around 600 BC in Rome. Various other forms of calligraphy, such as Slavic, East Asian, Indian, Persian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Islamic, and Maya, also exist.
The art of calligraphy is a dying breed; only a handful of calligraphers still exist in most cities. My mom is a professional calligrapher and taught me long ago how to hold a calligraphy pen. Typically, each calligrapher learns the popular/historical fonts, and they also create their own signature font, which they use regularly. Calligraphy is often found on diplomas, wedding announcements, graduations, awards, and as its own masterpiece in matted prints.
As calligraphy is often expensive, people have turned to digital replicas of the real thing. While I’m still a huge proponent of utilizing and employing local artisans, there are times when you need a digital calligraphic font for websites and other computerized art. So here are some of my favorite calligraphic fonts and other fonts that are perfect to use for weddings and other special occasions. But don’t take my word for it! Read on to find some great cool fonts.
Whitechapel BB Regular
Whitechapel BB Regularby Blambot
Lee Annfrom Typadelic
Intima Scriptby Lián Types
Champion Scriptby Parachute
Beurreby Wilton Foundry
Arabesqueby Scholtz Fonts
Caramel Familyby TypeSETit
Lisa Bellaby Wiescher Design
Abilityby Scholtz Fonts
Natalya Fontby insigne
Lisa Fioreby Wiescher Design
SG Bernhard Schoenschrift Pack
SG Bernhard Schoenschrift Packfrom Elsner + Flake
Affable Complete Pack
Affable Complete Packby Scholtz Fonts
Nelly Scriptby Tart Workshop
Ellida Complete Pack
Ellida Complete Packby Wiescher Design
Portfolioby Wilton Foundry
Monster Days, again, by the genius Eduardo Recife
Adagio Proby profonts