According to Wikipedia:
Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke (as opposed to built up lettering, in which the letters are drawn). A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner". Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be legible. Calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design and typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art, announcements, graphic design, and commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscriptions, and memorial documents (Wikipedia search: Calligraphy).
Mellisa Brown brings this and more to the art form of calligraphy through her calligraphic services for brides and grooms-to-be. Melissa has been passionate about writing since she was 5 years old and fell in love with her mother's impeccable penmanship. Her first cursive script teacher was her mother, then later she enrolled in classes with a multi-talented art instructor with whom she learned the details of greeting card etching and design, silk screen printing, woodblock printing, and broad-pen calligraphy, the latter of which she continued to practice consistently over the years. After recognizing the talent she had in an art form few have mastered, Melissa knew it was time to bring this personal gift to the public.
Calligraphia by Melissa was born in the New York metro area in 2006; she is a member of the Association for the Calligraphic Arts and has been featured on TheKnot.com since addressing the invitations for their Northern NJ industry party in 2007. With numerous testimonials attesting to her talent in the calligraphy art form, professionalism, and fabulous responses from wedding guests, Melissa is a sure thing when seeking those special touches on your wedding invitations and other written wedding details! Melissa relocated to Florida in 2011 and has been selected by local brides as The Knot's Best of Weddings 2012 and 2013 pick. She currently serves the Tampa Bay local area, as well as national and international clients. You can check out her beautiful work HERE!
For details on Melissa's calligraphy services and prices click HERE... The flourished italic style is available in your choice of ink color from the studio; other styles are available in limited colors only. You can contact Melissa directly for a quote on all custom orders at 877-300-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.