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Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Washington , DC
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Washington , DC US 22309 (map)

PHONE

310-798-6566

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ABOUT US

With each graceful curve of the pen our handpainted calligraphy will add elegance and sophistication setting the tone for the wedding of your dreams. Handwritten using pointed pen and... Read more
With each graceful curve of the pen our handpainted calligraphy will add elegance and sophistication setting the tone for the wedding of your dreams. Handwritten using pointed pen and ink techniques, each envelope, invitation or place card is its own piece of art. Individual, personalized designs by our creative and artistic staff will lend an air of romance to your event.

Hand-painted and hand-penned original artwork and calligraphy is the only way to decorate items for special events seeking to create memories to be cherished. Located in the Los Angeles area, this world class calligraphy can be shipped anywhere in the US and around the world to make your event beautiful and tasteful.

Wedding professionals, please email us if you are interested in receiving samples. Brides can purchase sample packets at our website.

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INFO FOR INVITATIONS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What specialty products do you provide?
Embossed, Engraving, Letterpress, Recycled Paper, Soy Based Inks

REVIEWS

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Irene
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura took care of our invitations and day-of-stationary (programs, menus, place cards, etc.) and her work was absolutely incredible. So many of our guests commented on how much they loved the invitations. We included maps in our invitations, too, and we absolutely loved how they came out. Laura really does a great job in making sure you are happy with all of the details. Beyond this, Laura is super easy to work with. She would respond to our questions, concerns or feedback almost immediately. I'd absolutely recommend Laura Hooper Calligraphy to anyone looking for personal, yet high quality stationary.
Laura took care of our invitations and day-of-stationary (programs, menus, place cards, etc.) and her work was absolutely Read more...
Laura took care of our invitations and day-of-stationary (programs, menus, place cards, etc.) and her work was absolutely incredible. So many of our guests commented on how much they loved the invitations. We included maps in our invitations, too, and we absolutely loved how they came out. Laura really does a great job in making sure you are happy with all of the details. Beyond this, Laura is super easy to work with. She would respond to our questions, concerns or feedback almost immediately. I'd absolutely recommend Laura Hooper Calligraphy to anyone looking for personal, yet high quality stationary. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I found Laura Hooper through the Esty website, what a blessing! She is amazing. It was easy to email back and forth with her. She is very professional and has the patience of a saint! I had a tragedy before my wedding and wasn't sure if I had to cancel the big day. All my wedding programs, table numbers, welcome bag tags, menus and compasses were on hold till the last minute. She was able to adjust last minute changes very quickly before the items were sent to the printer and expedited my items in order to receive them right before the big day. She was very understanding of everything. Most importantly EVERYTHING came out beautiful! I had so many compliments on everything I wish I had her card on me at the wedding. I would absolutely use Laura Hopper in the future. If you checkout her website Lhcalligraphy.com you will see she makes more than just invitations. I am so glad I found her!
I found Laura Hooper through the Esty website, what a blessing! She is amazing. It was easy to email back and forth with Read more...
I found Laura Hooper through the Esty website, what a blessing! She is amazing. It was easy to email back and forth with her. She is very professional and has the patience of a saint! I had a tragedy before my wedding and wasn't sure if I had to cancel the big day. All my wedding programs, table numbers, welcome bag tags, menus and compasses were on hold till the last minute. She was able to adjust last minute changes very quickly before the items were sent to the printer and expedited my items in order to receive them right before the big day. She was very understanding of everything. Most importantly EVERYTHING came out beautiful! I had so many compliments on everything I wish I had her card on me at the wedding. I would absolutely use Laura Hopper in the future. If you checkout her website Lhcalligraphy.com you will see she makes more than just invitations. I am so glad I found her! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We found Laura through WeddingWire, and we're so glad that we did! We had her address our wedding invitations and they came out beautifully! We've already received lots of compliments and people can't even believe that they were hand-written. They are perfectly aligned and absolutely gorgeous! On top of that, Laura was so easy to work with. She always responded to my emails right away and finished our order quickly. Best money that we've spent so far...thanks Laura!
We found Laura through WeddingWire, and we're so glad that we did! We had her address our wedding invitations and they Read more...
We found Laura through WeddingWire, and we're so glad that we did! We had her address our wedding invitations and they came out beautifully! We've already received lots of compliments and people can't even believe that they were hand-written. They are perfectly aligned and absolutely gorgeous! On top of that, Laura was so easy to work with. She always responded to my emails right away and finished our order quickly. Best money that we've spent so far...thanks Laura! Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Kimberly
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We decided to use Laura Hooper for our save the dates after seeing some samples online. I emailed her to see if she would be able to do our save the dates and in not time at all I had a response! Laura has been a pleasure to work with, she is responsive, very professional, and most of all, makes you feel like her only client. I cannot say enough, how happy we are with our save the dates. Thank you Laura
We decided to use Laura Hooper for our save the dates after seeing some samples online. I emailed her to see if she would Read more...
We decided to use Laura Hooper for our save the dates after seeing some samples online. I emailed her to see if she would be able to do our save the dates and in not time at all I had a response! Laura has been a pleasure to work with, she is responsive, very professional, and most of all, makes you feel like her only client. I cannot say enough, how happy we are with our save the dates. Thank you Laura Read less
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emily
Wedding:
12/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I decided to contact laura after I had seen one of her maps on a wedding website in a welcome bag. I emailed her to ask if she would do save the dates. She emailed me back within 10 minutes to let me know price and other specifics. From the moment I contacted Laura, she was extremely professional, easy to work with and most importantly, responsive to every question.

We received the save the dates yesterday and they are perfect! I am so excited to send them out in Mid-January and see the reaction from my family and friends.

Thanks again Laura!!
I decided to contact laura after I had seen one of her maps on a wedding website in a welcome bag. I emailed her to ask if Read more...
I decided to contact laura after I had seen one of her maps on a wedding website in a welcome bag. I emailed her to ask if she would do save the dates. She emailed me back within 10 minutes to let me know price and other specifics. From the moment I contacted Laura, she was extremely professional, easy to work with and most importantly, responsive to every question.

We received the save the dates yesterday and they are perfect! I am so excited to send them out in Mid-January and see the reaction from my family and friends.

Thanks again Laura!! Read less
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Christa
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura went over and beyond to help me work out every unique detail for my wedding from invitations, stamps, programs, and personalized totes for my guests. She was more than a pleasure to work with, and had the quality and look my husband and I wanted. I couldn't be more grateful!
Laura went over and beyond to help me work out every unique detail for my wedding from invitations, stamps, programs, and Read more...
Laura went over and beyond to help me work out every unique detail for my wedding from invitations, stamps, programs, and personalized totes for my guests. She was more than a pleasure to work with, and had the quality and look my husband and I wanted. I couldn't be more grateful! Read less
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crisneto
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
LOVE!! Laura makes incredibly beautiful things and she is super easy to work with! Communicating with her is a breeze and her turnaround time is quick. She is also very amicable to making changes or edits to an order. In addition to calligraphy services, I asked Laura to illustrate a color sign for our reception - I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, and Laura's talented hands turned my idea into awesome reality. It was better than I imagined, and shipped in less than a week! If you're looking for calligraphy services, look no further. Laura Hooper Calligraphy will add a sweet & personal touch to your special day - promise. :)
LOVE!! Laura makes incredibly beautiful things and she is super easy to work with! Communicating with her is a breeze and Read more...
LOVE!! Laura makes incredibly beautiful things and she is super easy to work with! Communicating with her is a breeze and her turnaround time is quick. She is also very amicable to making changes or edits to an order. In addition to calligraphy services, I asked Laura to illustrate a color sign for our reception - I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, and Laura's talented hands turned my idea into awesome reality. It was better than I imagined, and shipped in less than a week! If you're looking for calligraphy services, look no further. Laura Hooper Calligraphy will add a sweet & personal touch to your special day - promise. :) Read less
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BrideSteph
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura Hooper Calligraphy is a class act! I worked with Laura directly and she was so easy to communicate with and extremely quick to respond to my questions. The forms she provided for creating an order are very simple and easy to use. She's put a lot of time into making the ordering process easy and it shows. I ordered maps for my wedding guest gift bags and they were on my doorstep within a day or two of finalizing the proof. I couldn't believe how fast the turn around was and the maps are absolutely adorable! Laura improved on every tweak or change I had to the existing map I was using. I can't wait for our guests to see them next month - they are so unique and fun and I am sure there will be much "Ooohing and Awwwing" over them! Though there are many frustrating things that can happen during wedding planning, Laura Hooper is a true professional and her work does not disappoint!
Laura Hooper Calligraphy is a class act! I worked with Laura directly and she was so easy to communicate with and Read more...
Laura Hooper Calligraphy is a class act! I worked with Laura directly and she was so easy to communicate with and extremely quick to respond to my questions. The forms she provided for creating an order are very simple and easy to use. She's put a lot of time into making the ordering process easy and it shows. I ordered maps for my wedding guest gift bags and they were on my doorstep within a day or two of finalizing the proof. I couldn't believe how fast the turn around was and the maps are absolutely adorable! Laura improved on every tweak or change I had to the existing map I was using. I can't wait for our guests to see them next month - they are so unique and fun and I am sure there will be much "Ooohing and Awwwing" over them! Though there are many frustrating things that can happen during wedding planning, Laura Hooper is a true professional and her work does not disappoint! Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Mary Lane
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura Hooper was great to work with and was able to create a fun map depicting all of our wedding venues for our out-of-town guests. I never thought it would be so easy to work with someone who is 2,200 miles away, but Laura and her staff made the whole process worry-free! They worked with me via email and phone to make sure that the map they created fit in with my fiance's and my personalities. The map turned out awesome, and I hope that all brides will allow Laura Hooper to incorporate that personal touch into their big days!
Laura Hooper was great to work with and was able to create a fun map depicting all of our wedding venues for our Read more...
Laura Hooper was great to work with and was able to create a fun map depicting all of our wedding venues for our out-of-town guests. I never thought it would be so easy to work with someone who is 2,200 miles away, but Laura and her staff made the whole process worry-free! They worked with me via email and phone to make sure that the map they created fit in with my fiance's and my personalities. The map turned out awesome, and I hope that all brides will allow Laura Hooper to incorporate that personal touch into their big days! Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura did all of the pieces for our wedding from the save the dates to the place cards (including rehearsal dinner and bridal luncheon invitations and totes and shirts for the wedding party) and everything exceeded our expectations!! Laura was a pleasure to work with -- she is prompt, professional and extremely creative. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone!!!
Laura did all of the pieces for our wedding from the save the dates to the place cards (including rehearsal dinner and Read more...
Laura did all of the pieces for our wedding from the save the dates to the place cards (including rehearsal dinner and bridal luncheon invitations and totes and shirts for the wedding party) and everything exceeded our expectations!! Laura was a pleasure to work with -- she is prompt, professional and extremely creative. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone!!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for something totally unique and over the top, check Laura's work out! We are getting married aboard a barge along the Burgundy canal in France and Laura created a map of our romantic travels perfectly, plus it had a flair that captured the happy time it will be. She carried this same French wedding theme into the Bon Voyage party menus. Very creative! She's seen alot of great ideas from other weddings she's done which helps when talking thru ideas. Completely trusted her work and it was easy working with her via email. A perfectionist! Thank You, Laura.
If you're looking for something totally unique and over the top, check Laura's work out! We are getting married aboard a Read more...
If you're looking for something totally unique and over the top, check Laura's work out! We are getting married aboard a barge along the Burgundy canal in France and Laura created a map of our romantic travels perfectly, plus it had a flair that captured the happy time it will be. She carried this same French wedding theme into the Bon Voyage party menus. Very creative! She's seen alot of great ideas from other weddings she's done which helps when talking thru ideas. Completely trusted her work and it was easy working with her via email. A perfectionist! Thank You, Laura. Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations, Unique Services
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Canem
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We had compasses made as both place cards and favors (for "finding their way to be with us") at our Turks and Caicos destination wedding for 60 guests. Laura was incredibly great to work with, and the end product was awesome!! I wish i would have worked with her more for other things we did for the wedding!
We had compasses made as both place cards and favors (for "finding their way to be with us") at our Turks and Caicos Read more...
We had compasses made as both place cards and favors (for "finding their way to be with us") at our Turks and Caicos destination wedding for 60 guests. Laura was incredibly great to work with, and the end product was awesome!! I wish i would have worked with her more for other things we did for the wedding! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts
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harbr
Wedding:
4/11/2010
5.0/5.0
The invitations were beautiful. We actually had comments from guests about it. We couldn't be happier.
The invitations were beautiful. We actually had comments from guests about it. We couldn't be happier.
The invitations were beautiful. We actually had comments from guests about it. We couldn't be happier. Read less
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inastance
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura's calligraphy was absolutely beautiful. She wrote out all of our invitation addresses. We had a couple special requests as well as a rush order and she accommodated us. Her work was very impressive and she was very professional.
We had many invitees comment on the beautiful envelopes. We just thought her touch made our invitations look pretty classy. We wish we had a picture of one of the envelopes. If you go to her website, you will see how thorough she is and how many different kinds of calligraphy she can do. We used the "Copperplate" font in Tier 1.
We don't know when we would ever need a calligrapher again, but we wouldn't use anyone else.
Laura's calligraphy was absolutely beautiful. She wrote out all of our invitation addresses. We had a couple special Read more...
Laura's calligraphy was absolutely beautiful. She wrote out all of our invitation addresses. We had a couple special requests as well as a rush order and she accommodated us. Her work was very impressive and she was very professional.
We had many invitees comment on the beautiful envelopes. We just thought her touch made our invitations look pretty classy. We wish we had a picture of one of the envelopes. If you go to her website, you will see how thorough she is and how many different kinds of calligraphy she can do. We used the "Copperplate" font in Tier 1.
We don't know when we would ever need a calligrapher again, but we wouldn't use anyone else. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Sparkalicious
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Laura Hooper is amazing! Not only is she super talented, she is also quality and customer service oriented. We were thrilled with the map that she hand calligraphed for us for our Save the Dates.
Every interaction with Laura was pleasant and she was always professional, timely and responsive.
Her process for ordering is straight forward and simple to follow, which better enables the customer to guarantee an end product that exceed expectations.
I wish that every wedding vendor was as wonderful as Laura.
Laura Hooper is amazing! Not only is she super talented, she is also quality and customer service oriented. We were Read more...
Laura Hooper is amazing! Not only is she super talented, she is also quality and customer service oriented. We were thrilled with the map that she hand calligraphed for us for our Save the Dates.
Every interaction with Laura was pleasant and she was always professional, timely and responsive.
Her process for ordering is straight forward and simple to follow, which better enables the customer to guarantee an end product that exceed expectations.
I wish that every wedding vendor was as wonderful as Laura. Read less
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swool-z
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
SWOON!! I loved, loved, loved working with Laura! We asked Laura to create one of her fabulous maps for our Save the Dates. They came out sooo adorable and exceeded our expectations! She responded to me almost instantly each time I emailed her. The whole process was very fast and I received my STD's in only 2 weeks. Our guests loved them and many of the compliments we recieved were from guys! (Who says they don't appreciate the details?!)

I loved my Save the Dates so much, that I contacted Laura to make my invitations as well! I met with her at her studio and we worked together to create my dream invites!! She has the most beautiful calligraphy and I just couldn't get enough of her. So, I also asked her to make a large dinner menu for our reception in her stunning calligraphy and some other little lable goodies for our OOT bags. Every single item I ordered with her came out better than I could have hoped! Laura's work is awesome and is worth every penny!All of the pieces she made are definitely one of my favorite elements of our wedding! Thanks Laura we had so much fun working with you!
SWOON!! I loved, loved, loved working with Laura! We asked Laura to create one of her fabulous maps for our Save the Read more...
SWOON!! I loved, loved, loved working with Laura! We asked Laura to create one of her fabulous maps for our Save the Dates. They came out sooo adorable and exceeded our expectations! She responded to me almost instantly each time I emailed her. The whole process was very fast and I received my STD's in only 2 weeks. Our guests loved them and many of the compliments we recieved were from guys! (Who says they don't appreciate the details?!)

I loved my Save the Dates so much, that I contacted Laura to make my invitations as well! I met with her at her studio and we worked together to create my dream invites!! She has the most beautiful calligraphy and I just couldn't get enough of her. So, I also asked her to make a large dinner menu for our reception in her stunning calligraphy and some other little lable goodies for our OOT bags. Every single item I ordered with her came out better than I could have hoped! Laura's work is awesome and is worth every penny!All of the pieces she made are definitely one of my favorite elements of our wedding! Thanks Laura we had so much fun working with you! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
5/12/2006
5.0/5.0
Laura Hooper's work is absolutely outstanding! We've gotten so many comments on how beautiful her calligraphy is. She is professional, responsive, creative and talented. I would highly recommend her calligraphy to any bride who wants beautiful save-the-dates, invitations, menus, programs and so much more.
Laura Hooper's work is absolutely outstanding! We've gotten so many comments on how beautiful her calligraphy is. She is Read more...
Laura Hooper's work is absolutely outstanding! We've gotten so many comments on how beautiful her calligraphy is. She is professional, responsive, creative and talented. I would highly recommend her calligraphy to any bride who wants beautiful save-the-dates, invitations, menus, programs and so much more. Read less
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gromb101
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Laura is a pleasure to work with. She is amazingly talented. We used Laura for our custom maps which were a huge hit as well as for a drink menu. Her work exceeded our expectations and provided us with keepsakes that we will have forever. I would highly recommend her.
Laura is a pleasure to work with. She is amazingly talented. We used Laura for our custom maps which were a huge hit as Read more...
Laura is a pleasure to work with. She is amazingly talented. We used Laura for our custom maps which were a huge hit as well as for a drink menu. Her work exceeded our expectations and provided us with keepsakes that we will have forever. I would highly recommend her. Read less
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Happy Bride in NY
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Our invitation was beautifully designed and printed, but missing a human touch. So we've decided to go to Laura Hooper's Calligraphy to ask her to write recipients addresses. We had more than 200 guests, and we asked her last minutes, but her calligraphy came out really beautiful and at the same time so fast! Our invitation became a lot more warm and inviting. We asked her for Place cards as well. They looked exceptionally good on the table, and our guests took their cards as a souvenir!
Our invitation was beautifully designed and printed, but missing a human touch. So we've decided to go to Laura Hooper's Read more...
Our invitation was beautifully designed and printed, but missing a human touch. So we've decided to go to Laura Hooper's Calligraphy to ask her to write recipients addresses. We had more than 200 guests, and we asked her last minutes, but her calligraphy came out really beautiful and at the same time so fast! Our invitation became a lot more warm and inviting. We asked her for Place cards as well. They looked exceptionally good on the table, and our guests took their cards as a souvenir! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Liz
Wedding:
11/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Laura Hooper is an INCREDIBLE calligrapher. She was super easy to correspond with, very accurate in addressing, and the invitations and place cards for our wedding were STUNNING. I think her lettering style ROSEN is one of the most beautiful scripts I've seen. It's a classic style that is formal, modern and neat without being heavy handed or frilly. She mixes lovely original colors in whatever hue you're looking for. I highly recommend her services for your calligraphy needs.
Laura Hooper is an INCREDIBLE calligrapher. She was super easy to correspond with, very accurate in addressing, and the Read more...
Laura Hooper is an INCREDIBLE calligrapher. She was super easy to correspond with, very accurate in addressing, and the invitations and place cards for our wedding were STUNNING. I think her lettering style ROSEN is one of the most beautiful scripts I've seen. It's a classic style that is formal, modern and neat without being heavy handed or frilly. She mixes lovely original colors in whatever hue you're looking for. I highly recommend her services for your calligraphy needs. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/26/2007
5.0/5.0
Laura was incredibly easy to work with- very responsive via email and very professional with prompt, beautiful proofs of the artwork....all done via email which was made it very easy to plan from far away (she is in CA and I am in OK)! She and her company provided menus, programs and place cards for my wedding. She even sent samples of paper and ribbon through the mail so I knew EXACTLY what I would be getting and how the color would turn out. She was very willing to work with my budget and went out of her way to make everything easy on me. This was such a breath of fresh air after deciding NOT to work with a very popular online wedding invitation/paper company secondary to their very haughty and poor customer service....to all brides out there, you do NOT have to put up with that....go find a vendor like Laura Hooper who caters to her customers and genuinely wants them to be thrilled with the final product....which I DEFINITELY was!!!
Laura was incredibly easy to work with- very responsive via email and very professional with prompt, beautiful proofs of Read more...
Laura was incredibly easy to work with- very responsive via email and very professional with prompt, beautiful proofs of the artwork....all done via email which was made it very easy to plan from far away (she is in CA and I am in OK)! She and her company provided menus, programs and place cards for my wedding. She even sent samples of paper and ribbon through the mail so I knew EXACTLY what I would be getting and how the color would turn out. She was very willing to work with my budget and went out of her way to make everything easy on me. This was such a breath of fresh air after deciding NOT to work with a very popular online wedding invitation/paper company secondary to their very haughty and poor customer service....to all brides out there, you do NOT have to put up with that....go find a vendor like Laura Hooper who caters to her customers and genuinely wants them to be thrilled with the final product....which I DEFINITELY was!!! Read less
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Kitty
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Laura's work is beautiful. The consistency of the letters and spacing our envelopes were perfect. I love all of the information she provides on her website. I recommend planning extra time for her to finish the envelopes and giving yourself time to review them and have her redo any typos either resulting on her part or on your part.
Laura's work is beautiful. The consistency of the letters and spacing our envelopes were perfect. I love all of the Read more...
Laura's work is beautiful. The consistency of the letters and spacing our envelopes were perfect. I love all of the information she provides on her website. I recommend planning extra time for her to finish the envelopes and giving yourself time to review them and have her redo any typos either resulting on her part or on your part. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Laura is an amazingly talented calligrapher and her work far exceeded my expectations!! I received MANY phone calls from my guests saying that her calligraphy was the the most beautiful they had ever seen!! Her work is exceptional and she was very willing to accomodate all the changes I made, even those at the last minute. Laura is a true artist and a professional, I would highly recommend her to any bride.
Laura is an amazingly talented calligrapher and her work far exceeded my expectations!! I received MANY phone calls from Read more...
Laura is an amazingly talented calligrapher and her work far exceeded my expectations!! I received MANY phone calls from my guests saying that her calligraphy was the the most beautiful they had ever seen!! Her work is exceptional and she was very willing to accomodate all the changes I made, even those at the last minute. Laura is a true artist and a professional, I would highly recommend her to any bride. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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KRutland
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Laura created a hand drawn custom map for my wedding invitations. She happily put up with my attention to detail and created an amazing and perfect map!! She was ALWAYS extremely prompt in returning any emails I sent to her. I was SO happy that I also purchased the tote bags with my map on it for our out-of-town guests. She ALSO created a custom menu card that, of course, matched the maps, tote bags AND table numbers. I was blown away by the quality of her work and her promptness, not to mention how professional she is! She was happy to work within my budget too! I hope to have an excuse to work with her in the future!! Thank you Laura!!!
Laura created a hand drawn custom map for my wedding invitations. She happily put up with my attention to detail and Read more...
Laura created a hand drawn custom map for my wedding invitations. She happily put up with my attention to detail and created an amazing and perfect map!! She was ALWAYS extremely prompt in returning any emails I sent to her. I was SO happy that I also purchased the tote bags with my map on it for our out-of-town guests. She ALSO created a custom menu card that, of course, matched the maps, tote bags AND table numbers. I was blown away by the quality of her work and her promptness, not to mention how professional she is! She was happy to work within my budget too! I hope to have an excuse to work with her in the future!! Thank you Laura!!! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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La Tanya
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Laura's work is beautiful and very elegant. She was very patient with me and all my questions.

She even went the extra mile and did a few extras after my order was complete.

I highly recommend her service! :)
Laura's work is beautiful and very elegant. She was very patient with me and all my questions.

She even went the Read more...
Laura's work is beautiful and very elegant. She was very patient with me and all my questions.

She even went the extra mile and did a few extras after my order was complete.

I highly recommend her service! :) Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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alilevinedesign
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Laura is an amazing invitation designer! She is artistic, creative and knows exactly what you want!
I really loved working with Laura.
Laura is an amazing invitation designer! She is artistic, creative and knows exactly what you want!
I really loved Read more...
Laura is an amazing invitation designer! She is artistic, creative and knows exactly what you want!
I really loved working with Laura. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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kikimarlito
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.8/5.0
Laura Hooper designed our entire wedding suite of stationary -- the invitations (including reception card, RSVP card, and directions), as well as our menus and programs. I have never met Laura -- we worked exclusively via phone and email -- but everything worked out perfectly. I got many compliments on our invitations ("the prettiest I've ever seen"), and the custom map was a wonderful element that I'll cherish for years to come. Laura also did the hand calligraphy for the invtiations and the menus (we used menus as place settings) -- it was beautiful.
Laura Hooper designed our entire wedding suite of stationary -- the invitations (including reception card, RSVP card, and Read more...
Laura Hooper designed our entire wedding suite of stationary -- the invitations (including reception card, RSVP card, and directions), as well as our menus and programs. I have never met Laura -- we worked exclusively via phone and email -- but everything worked out perfectly. I got many compliments on our invitations ("the prettiest I've ever seen"), and the custom map was a wonderful element that I'll cherish for years to come. Laura also did the hand calligraphy for the invtiations and the menus (we used menus as place settings) -- it was beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Invitations
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Laura
Wedding:
12/11/2011
4.8/5.0
Laura Hooper did the sand dollar place cards for my wedding. She was amazing to work with and the finished product was beautiful - my wedding guests are using them as Christmas tree ornaments - something I hadn't thought of!

We had a destination wedding and the sand dollars that were shipped directly to the hotel got stuck in customs. Laura offered to re-create my set of sand dollars (in ONE day!!) and ship them to my parents so they could carry them on the plane - so amazing!!! She didn't even charge me for the second set. She truly cares about her customers.

I HIGHLY recommend using her for anything related to your event!
Laura Hooper did the sand dollar place cards for my wedding. She was amazing to work with and the finished product was Read more...
Laura Hooper did the sand dollar place cards for my wedding. She was amazing to work with and the finished product was beautiful - my wedding guests are using them as Christmas tree ornaments - something I hadn't thought of!

We had a destination wedding and the sand dollars that were shipped directly to the hotel got stuck in customs. Laura offered to re-create my set of sand dollars (in ONE day!!) and ship them to my parents so they could carry them on the plane - so amazing!!! She didn't even charge me for the second set. She truly cares about her customers.

I HIGHLY recommend using her for anything related to your event! Read less
Services Used: Invitations
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Athina Stephanie
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.7/5.0
Laura is very talented, her work is beautiful, and she will get you what you need as quickly as possible. She offers reasonable pricing and various types of calligraphy to tailor to different styles and budgets. I would definitely use her again for any calligraphy needs in the future but I would definitely double check the work, quite a few addresses weren't right.
Laura is very talented, her work is beautiful, and she will get you what you need as quickly as possible. She offers Read more...
Laura is very talented, her work is beautiful, and she will get you what you need as quickly as possible. She offers reasonable pricing and various types of calligraphy to tailor to different styles and budgets. I would definitely use her again for any calligraphy needs in the future but I would definitely double check the work, quite a few addresses weren't right. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Arielle
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.7/5.0
Laura Hooper Calligraphy created a custom map of the Turks and Caicos Islands for our Save the Date Cards and also to go on wedding favor tote bags, as well as designed and printed our letterpress Wedding Invitations.

Working with Laura was easy and enjoyable. Her prices were competitive and fair, and we were even given a discount for ordering so many items at once. We lived on the east coast and communicating with Laura three time zones away was also easy and not a challenge.

Our guests loved the custom maps--not just our guests, but there were also other parties in the caribbean who purchased our map design (which was the least appealing part of the entire process, but unavoidable). And we still get compliments on the letterpress invitations we chose.

I highly recommend using Laura Hooper Calligraphy if you're looking for something a elegant, but a little unique!
Laura Hooper Calligraphy created a custom map of the Turks and Caicos Islands for our Save the Date Cards and also to go Read more...
Laura Hooper Calligraphy created a custom map of the Turks and Caicos Islands for our Save the Date Cards and also to go on wedding favor tote bags, as well as designed and printed our letterpress Wedding Invitations.

Working with Laura was easy and enjoyable. Her prices were competitive and fair, and we were even given a discount for ordering so many items at once. We lived on the east coast and communicating with Laura three time zones away was also easy and not a challenge.

Our guests loved the custom maps--not just our guests, but there were also other parties in the caribbean who purchased our map design (which was the least appealing part of the entire process, but unavoidable). And we still get compliments on the letterpress invitations we chose.

I highly recommend using Laura Hooper Calligraphy if you're looking for something a elegant, but a little unique! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations
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Erin
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.5/5.0
Our save-the-date maps were great! Loved them. Laura is really easy to work with!
Our save-the-date maps were great! Loved them. Laura is really easy to work with!
Our save-the-date maps were great! Loved them. Laura is really easy to work with! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Natasha
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.4/5.0
Laura's Calligraphy was awesome and really added to the beauty of our wedding invitations. Many of our guests were so impressed with the adressing of their invitations and they loved how it came together with everything! If you are thinking of getting any calligraphy - I highly recommend Laura. She does a great job and is very efficient and works to meet any of your deadlines.
Laura's Calligraphy was awesome and really added to the beauty of our wedding invitations. Many of our guests were so Read more...
Laura's Calligraphy was awesome and really added to the beauty of our wedding invitations. Many of our guests were so impressed with the adressing of their invitations and they loved how it came together with everything! If you are thinking of getting any calligraphy - I highly recommend Laura. She does a great job and is very efficient and works to meet any of your deadlines. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Unique Services
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.1/5.0
I have to say, I was somewhat disappointed with the product I received from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. I did place an order somewhat last - minute, as I'd had a venue change. However, it was definitely within a time frame that could be worked with. I asked specifically if doing the project would work with their schedule, and received the response that it was fine; I actually asked several times because I felt really bad that I was asking last minute. I came to find out after I'd received the invites that I wasn't happy with, that the calligrapher had a vacation to go on. This kind of explained what looked like, to me, really rushed work - almost all of my envelopes were noticeably crooked. I did contact the calligrapher directly to fix another problem - the calligraphy-designed invitations were also crooked - and despite that she was out of the country, she contacted her designer who fixed it for me.

The other minus in dealing with this company was that I called to speak with someone personally about the invitations - I felt like clarifying in person would be more efficient than emails back and forth. I was told very curtly that they do not like to communicate by phone and should send them an email.

I recommend doing your invitations really ahead of time, because it makes it easier on both you and your vendor. However, situations do arise where there is a venue change, or date change that falls outside of one's control as a bride. I feel like somewhere there was a communication gap between myself and this venue whereby I definitely didn't receive a level of product that I expected from the great reviews of this company. Calligraphy is a very personal service, so perhaps your experience will differ.
I have to say, I was somewhat disappointed with the product I received from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. I did place an order Read more...
I have to say, I was somewhat disappointed with the product I received from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. I did place an order somewhat last - minute, as I'd had a venue change. However, it was definitely within a time frame that could be worked with. I asked specifically if doing the project would work with their schedule, and received the response that it was fine; I actually asked several times because I felt really bad that I was asking last minute. I came to find out after I'd received the invites that I wasn't happy with, that the calligrapher had a vacation to go on. This kind of explained what looked like, to me, really rushed work - almost all of my envelopes were noticeably crooked. I did contact the calligrapher directly to fix another problem - the calligraphy-designed invitations were also crooked - and despite that she was out of the country, she contacted her designer who fixed it for me.

The other minus in dealing with this company was that I called to speak with someone personally about the invitations - I felt like clarifying in person would be more efficient than emails back and forth. I was told very curtly that they do not like to communicate by phone and should send them an email.

I recommend doing your invitations really ahead of time, because it makes it easier on both you and your vendor. However, situations do arise where there is a venue change, or date change that falls outside of one's control as a bride. I feel like somewhere there was a communication gap between myself and this venue whereby I definitely didn't receive a level of product that I expected from the great reviews of this company. Calligraphy is a very personal service, so perhaps your experience will differ. Read less
Services Used: Invitations
Laura Hooper Calligraphy responded with the following comments:

Lauren,
I'm truly sorry for the experience you're reporting. When I told you I could take your order, you agreed to the terms and policies of my company in the form of a signed contract. The main policy in question being that your invitations would print exactly as they appear on the proof. This is an industry wide standard - once you sign off on your invitations, they print as seen on the proof form. In your review, you describe the wording on the invitation being crooked. When I spoke with you (from on vacation, out of the country) I reminded you of this fact and you agreed you should have spent more time looking at your proof before you approved it.

For those reading this, all our invitation clients receive up to 3 proofs prior to printing. Lauren, you received your proof on 8/24 at 9.58am and responded on 8/24 at 11.40am: "Thank you so much, Laura; this looks beautiful! Will the envelopes also be ready by next week? I am really excited that they look so nice. Lauren". You took under 2 hours to fully review one single proof and you made absolutely no changes or comments other than that it was beautiful. Two words at the bottom of the invitation were slightly unaligned - as the writing is 100% handwritten. However, you did not mention this at all prior to printing. We rushed your order to the printers at no charge to you, and had it ready to send out the following week, very much ahead of our standard printing schedule.

You then called over the weekend where our voicemail informed clients we were out of the office for the long Labor Day weekend and for immediate assistance please email me. When our office is closed, email is generally the easiest way to contact me, and I do reply immediately to all emails. I'm sorry you felt you were told to email in a curt way, but because I was out of the country, and the office was closed, email was pretty much the only way to contact me directly. I did however call you back immediately and you were quite apologetic about the situation, which I rectified right away for you. (I fixed the two words in question and sent the file via email to Lauren, who said she would have them reprinted on her end to save time). I even offered to reprint your 15 invitation sets, at no charge to you. It was such a tiny order and I try to do everything within my power to make my clients happy, but you declined this offer.

I'm surprised to read this review a month later because on Friday, 9/7 you wrote: "Thank you so much for contacting your graphic designer, and for listening to my concerns. I reprinted the invitations, and they are now how I envisioned them." I do apologize that in reality you were unhappy but I am confident that I did everything to complete your order to your specifications in a timely manner, and I went above and beyond to rectify them once you noticed an issue after they were already printed. I would do the same for any of my clients, whether it's an order of 15 invitations like this one or a large order of 200 invitations. I hope for any other concerns you'll contact me directly at laura@lhcalligraphy.com and we can have an honest discussion about what happened here, rather than in a review forum.

Sincerely,
Laura Hooper

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