M J W Calligraphy

The Philadelphia Calligrapher

MJW Calligraphy serves a wide client base of brides, event planners, stationers and corporate clients.  Michael’s beautiful calligraphy styles range from traditional to contemporary and from intricate decorative scripts to simple and modern fonts; each presented as works of art.  It is also possible to have a custom font or layout created to compliment your special event.


Whether you are seeking calligraphy for invitations, envelopes, place cards, logos, monograms, corporate projects or a custom calligraphy piece for wedding vows or a poem, I will create a masterpiece.  It is the artistic design and execution of the lettering that gives life to your words in an aesthetic, expressive and skillful manner.

Invitations & Correlating Pieces

Michael would love to help you design the invitation, save-the-date, menu, wedding program of your dreams along with any other ceremony and reception pieces.  A beautiful hand-lettered design can be created for you or you can choose to have an original design created for reproduction.  Either way the options are endless and I will provide you with a plethora of fabulous ideas.


Envelopes with handwritten calligraphy add the ultimate luxurious touch to your wedding or any special occasion.  Set the tone to your event by sending your guests an exquisite envelope in a style of your choice.  Choose fonts, letter sizes, lay-outs, ink colors, flourishes, angles, borders, and embellishments to make your envelope unique and customized to your specification.  Michael will work with you to create a unique, stylish, and customized look to compliment your invitations and the theme of your wedding or event.

Place Cards


Place cards in handwritten calligraphy add an elegant and personal touch to your table.  They help your event run smoothly by directing your guests to the appropriate seat.  Choose from an array of styles, add embellishments, pick your ink color and your beautiful cards will be perfect.

Table & Custom Signage


Table and Custom Signage written in beautiful hand calligraphy enhances your table or any area of your event in which you choose to add a creative flair.  Table numbers, names, custom signs for food or dessert, welcome signs, and reserved seating signs will be decoratively designed and the perfect addition to your event.

Logos & Monograms  


There are endless possibilities for a stunning and original calligraphic logo or monogram.  Revamp your company logo with a sophisticated and stylish look or add an elegant monogram to enhance your stationery, wedding invitations or other custom projects.  Choose from any calligraphy style, add graphic motifs, lovely flourishes or hand-drawn artwork for a one-of-a-kind look.

Custom Work  


Poems, quotes, song lyrics, wedding vows and more can be turned into a gorgeous calligraphy piece that will last a lifetime.  Michael can create a one-of-a-kind work of art to give as a special gift or a cherished keepsake for yourself.  He can design anything desired that will coordinate with your particular event or occasion.  He can even integrate calligraphy in the form of stationery, thank-you cards and birthday cards.  Share your ideas and MJW Calligraphy will work magic.


All custom work is treated as a special project and priced based on the complexity and length per piece.



Due to the elaborate detail and various personalized components such as artwork design, ink colors, quantity, printing methods, style and type of project, MJW Calligraphy will provide the client with a custom price quote after receiving the order.  The quote will include all available options pertaining to the specific order.

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