Laura Hooper is one of the calligraphers responsible for so many of the beautiful invitations, signs and perfect details that grace SMP Weddings regularly. Luckily, she’s spreading the gift of gorgeous to rooms full of students with her latest calligraphy workshops, hosted by Karson Butler Events. Stay tuned as Laura will be sharing her know-how AND GIVING AWAY one of her awesome Calligraphy Starter Kits!

From Karson Butler Events…We loved collaborating with Laura to design a Valentine’s Day inspired look for her Washington, DC workshop. As we hosted the class in our own design studio on historic Capitol Hill, collaborating on the workshop together was extra special for us! One of our anchoring design elements for the workshop was to incorporate chalkboard – we knew Laura would be instructing from large chalkboards at the front of the room, so we wanted to integrate them into the design. We created custom mats for each attendee with chalkboard paper, and Laura personalized the attendee names on top.


Petal and Print provided gorgeous romantic blooms in various shades of pinks and Party Rental Ltd.’s hot pink chiavari chairs completed the look. Our refreshment station included heart-shaped macarons from The Sweet Lobby (pink champagne and red velvet, of course!), mini pink cans of our favorite bubbly Sofia, One Hope Wines, and sparkling pink lemonade. Laura’s drink stirrers and cocktail napkins added the perfect touch, and each attendee received a swoon-worthy signature Laura Hooper Calligraphy tote bag with a love quote to carry their materials home in.

Stay tuned as we have CALLIGRAPHY 101 and a fun GIVEAWAY coming up next!

Laura Hooper Calligraphy currently offers workshops in both Washington, DC & Los Angeles, and also offers a Calligraphy Starter Kit. More details can be found on the Laura Hooper Calligraphy website.

For the brides out there, you may want to check out “10 ways to pretty up your wedding with Calligraphy”!

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Design: Karson Butler | Flowers: Petal And Print | Calligraphy Supplies & Instruction: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Macarons: The Sweet Lobby | Rentals & Linen: Party Rental Ltd. | Studio: Karson Butler Events | Studio Chalk Wall Mural: Anchor B

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