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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.


wedding-script-fonts-whitechapel

Whitechapel BB Regular by Blambot


wedding-script-fonts-carpenter

Carpenter


wedding-script-fonts-lee-ann

Lee Ann from Typadelic

wedding-script-fonts-intima

Intima Script by Lián Types

wedding-script-fonts-pf-champion-script

Champion Script by Parachute


wedding-script-fonts-beurre

Beurre by Wilton Foundry

wedding-script-fonts-arabesque

Arabesque by Scholtz Fonts

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wedding-script-fonts-simona

Simona by Autographis

wedding-script-fonts-martina

Martina by TureBlue

wedding-script-fonts-caramel-family

Caramel Family by TypeSETit


wedding-script-fonts-lisa-bella

Lisa Bella by Wiescher Design

wedding-script-fonts-ability

Ability by Scholtz Fonts


wedding-script-fonts-natalya

Natalya Font by insigne

wedding-script-fonts-nars-misprinted-type

Nars by Eduardo Recife of Misprinted Type (if you don’t know already, he’s my hero)

wedding-script-fonts-publius

Publius by Scriptorium


wedding-script-fonts-lisa-fiore

Lisa Fiore by Wiescher Design

wedding-script-fonts-aphrodite

Aphrodite by TypeSenses


wedding-script-fonts-elisara

Elisara by Autographis

wedding-script-fonts-amazone

Amazone by Bitstream


wedding-script-fonts-bernhard-schoenschrift

SG Bernhard Schoenschrift Pack from Elsner + Flake

wedding-script-fonts-beneveto

Benevento by Scriptorium


wedding-script-fonts-affable

Affable Complete Pack by Scholtz Fonts

wedding-script-fonts-nelly-script

Nelly Script by Tart Workshop


wedding-script-fonts-ellida

Ellida Complete Pack by Wiescher Design


wedding-script-fonts-portfolio

Portfolio by Wilton Foundry

wedding-script-fonts-monster-days

Monster Days, again, by the genius Eduardo Recife


wedding-script-fonts-adagio

Adagio Pro by profonts

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Comments

  1. Jason
    10.16.09

    … I also find myself torn between the coffee shop and my dual monitor setup :)

  2. Cyndi Hall
    11.04.09

    May I suggest ABR Viewer as an alternative to loading and trying each brush in Photoshop? It’s free, and I use it regularly. You may find this a great time-saving alternative!

    http://abrviewer.sourceforge.net/

    Hope it helps!

  3. Kendall
    11.04.09

    Thanks for the referral, Cyndi! I’ll have to spend some time tonight trying it out.

  4. 4elves
    02.11.10

    I love you to pieces man!!

  5. Lia
    10.14.10

    I wished and wished for a Mac, then was given one at work.

    So I moved all my files over.

    I HATE it. I’m a designer. I have about 50 folders for 50 different projects. I name the banner psd “banner.psd” for all of them. Try and search for them all, yeah the Mac finds them but then you have to do “get info” for each one (or change some such setting and still click on each to see where the dang thing is located. On windows. I glanced at the path to the folder and voila. Yeah changing permissions on Vista is a headache but it’s far better than the constant problems I have on the Mac. Photoshop is twitchy at best, the thing crashes, although my Roku, PS3, Wii, personal laptop all do fine with my wirless, the mac drops it all the time. I use multiple monitors. Oh my god what idiot thought of leaving the application menu on one screen when the application is on another? You can only choose one little sprout because Steve Jobs knows better than you how you should work.
    can’t wait to ditch it.

    sorry tirade over.

    ps tons of free windows applications out there.

  6. Obcali
    11.26.10

    Um… how about not naming all of your files the same name? Sounds more like an organizational issue than an operating system issue, either way.

    I might recommend using an identifier and THEN _banner.psd? I assume it’d be difficult to find photos as well if every picture on a drive had its own folder and was named “photo.jpg”.

    Examples:
    Projectname_size_banner.psd
    Clientname_size_banner.psd
    etc…

  7. Russell
    04.17.11

    Ok, so… I’m a total newbie to photoshop. I have CS5 and a brickton of brushes. I have tried renaming them, but they do NOT show up in the list like I want them to. I’ve played around with it for like a half hour. Can anyone please help?

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