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MANDY

Calligrapher

 
 
 
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Photography: Rosemary

 
 
 

Meet Mandy

Based out of Toronto, Mandy is calligrapher and designer known for her elegant modern style. She calligraphs beautifully crafted signage and stationery for her clients, believing handwritten calligraphy is the perfect marriage of the visual arts and human language. From creating custom branding designs for small yet mighty businesses, to  hand-lettering breathtaking signage for newly weds, to collaborating on styled shoots with a team of creatives, to sharing her work as a vendor at bridal shows - Mandy's classic and elegant calligraphy is not only an art form, but a lifestyle. 

Mandy's work has taken her to be a part of many bridal shows and collaborations such as The National Bridal Show 2016, The Doctor's House Bridal Open House February 2017 and September 2017, and various beautiful styled shoots - some of which were featured on Event Source

When Mandy is not  calligraphing, she is found sipping cappuccinos at coffee shops, taking a "detour" to explore the city, and spending time with friends and family. 

 

 
 
 
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"
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY IS
THE PERFECT MARRIAGE OF
THE VISUAL ARTS AND HUMAN LANGUAGE.

"
-MANDY CALLIGRAPHY


The Story Behind MC.

Mandy grew up with a pen and journal book. Throughout her whole life, she have been expressing her emotions and thoughts through writing them out on paper. 

Mandy Calligraphy started as a natural hobby in 2014, when she began to write with a dip pen and ink. Later in September 2015, Mandy had the opportunity to calligraph a set of wedding stationery for her friend's wedding. This was the first of many weddings!

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THE PHILOSOPHY.

Just as a couple are unique individually and even more special together, Mandy believes the two core elements of handwritten calligraphy: the visual arts and human language, is a match made in heaven.

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Mandy continues to hone her craft with this philosophy in mind as she calligraphs for couples, small yet mighty business owners, and all those in between. 

 

Background

Based in Toronto and with a heart for design, Mandy studied at Ryerson University and received a Bachelor of Interior Design. Through the 10 years of studies and work experience, she has honed her technical skills and artistic style. The years spent designing for her clients has shaped Mandy into not only a talented Designer, but a great communicator. She listens, connects, and reflects her client's vision and personality into beautifully crafted artwork. This trait has continued into her later passion and work in calligraphy and design. Now, she provides custom modern calligraphy services through signage, branding, and stationery, to clients in Toronto and worldwide. 

 
 
 

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I can really see your deep passion for calligraphy and design, and your dedication to making every bride happy.
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/ SABRINA & JONATHAN /

 
 
 

Experience

THE NATIONAL BRIDAL SHOW 2016
Mandy Calligraphy collaborated with Awesome In A Box as Paper & Sugar, a vendor specialized in custom stationery and tasteful baked goods, at the National Bridal Show 2016. They offered a convenient and enjoyable one-stop shop service: from designing the perfect first impression with a custom monogram on the invitations to carrying the design on to the baked goods favours for the wedding guests, and everything in between. At the show, Paper & Sugar met over hundreds of couples and had the joy of serving them through paper and baked goods at their weddings. 

THE DOCTOR'S HOUSE BRIDAL OPEN HOUSE
FEBRUARY 2017 | SEPTEMBER 2017
In one year, Mandy Calligraphy teamed up twice with the Award Winning Wedding/Event Planning & Styling company, Designed Dream, as vendors at The Doctor's House Bridal Open House. The historical Doctor's House venue dated back to 1867 and was rebuilt in 1993 and has been opening up their doors for events since 2012. The Creative Team transformed the Heritage Room on the upper floor, into a luxurious Spring Themed Garden while keeping the rich details of the historical space. The designed space showcased everything from flowers, cake, vintage china, decor, to stationery where the couples could envision their wedding day through their experience in the room. Mandy Calligraphy not only displayed their stationery but had the greatest time meeting lovely couples and talented vendors. 

 

STYLED SHOOTS
Oct 2016 - Autumn Styled Shoot | Willow Spring Winery
Feb 2017 -  Spring Garden Style Shoot | EventSource | The Doctor's House
Jul 2017 - pictures coming soon
Sep 2017 - pictures coming soon
Oct 2017 - pictures coming soon
Nov 2017 - Styled Shoot in process

 

SELECTED FEATURES
Beautiful Fall Bridal Open House | The Doctor's House
The Spring Garden

Alissa & Jason | Elegant Gatsby Wedding | Eglinton Grand
Spring Themed Bridal Open House | The Doctor's House