All of The Cardinal Collective invitation designs are completely original and start the old-fashioned way — with paintbrushes and calligraphy pens. You'll never see a stock image or canned script here, because they are created completely by hand.   

After final approval by the client, designs are then given the 21st century treatment and digitized in preparation for print.

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Full Calligraphy

Design of a full, complete invitation suite, all hand-calligraphy.

Prices start at $500, and include:


Reply/RSVP card

Additional information enclosure card

Return address design

Digital delivery included

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Partial Calligraphy

Design of a main invitation only, partial hand-calligraphy.

Prices start at $175, and include:

Custom hand lettering of bride and groom names

Coordinating font for remaining verbiage

Digital delivery ready for printing

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Custom Watercolor

Starting at $75, enhance your invitation design with whatever you can dream up!

Laurels, garlands, feathers, borders... whatever the bride can dream up!

I love creating watercolor illustrations to enhance wedding invitations and make them unique from the mass-produced images you can buy elsewhere. They are customized to each bride, taking into account her color palette and style. Prices begin at $75.

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Envelope Addressing

Please note: Due to a full booking schedule, I am unfortunately no longer able to address envelopes for invitations other than those designed by The Cardinal Collectivel. Please contact us if you are interested in a wedding invitation suite design and corresponding envelope addressing services. Thank you!

Pricing for black or gold ink; custom colors available.

$3.50/ea. outer envelope

$2.50/ea. inner envelope

Other Invitation Services:

Response Card: $50 — Includes wording, "The favour of a reply is kindly requested by ___"

Reception Card: $50 — Includes simple, one sentence wording, such as "Reception immediately following ceremony at the Birmingham Country Club."

Custom Designed Menu: Starting at $100 Includes names of three courses handwritten; $12 per each additional course

Hand-Drawn and Illustrated Map: Staring at $300 — Includes ceremony site, reception site, and rehearsal dinner site customized to your preference (for example, an illustrated white chapel to mark the site of the wedding ceremony.)

Place Cards: Starting at $2.00/ea  — Includes one line such as "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," or "James Smith" 

Custom Return Address Stamp Design$65 — Includes name of family such as "The Jones Family" in handwritten calligraphy, address details in digitized font). Each additional line in hand calligraphy: $20

Custom Bridal Illustration: $125 Includes a front and back view

Interested in custom calligraphy? We would love to work with you!