Name Amy Scripts
Hometown Pasadena, MD
Area of Expertise Calligraphy!
How did you get your start in Calligraphy?
I honestly just wanted to learn. I was volunteering at my sorority’s recruitment almost two years ago and started doodling in a notebook (one of many very late nights during recruitment). I then started writing and decided I wanted to learn calligraphy. From there, I bought how-to books, made an Instagram account to hold myself accountable to progress and practiced often; and have been scripting every day since!
What has been the highlight of your career?
I’ve been able to do the wedding signage for my two best friends and honestly that was AWESOME! I knew most of the people at both weddings and it’s always cool to be invited to a wedding you’ve helped to do the decor for. In addition to those two weddings, I’ve met some really awesome people since I started doing calligraphy! Baltimore is such a small town and it’s really cool to have been able to meet people that I never would have otherwise through doing this and connecting on things we’re passionate about.
How would you describe your work?
One of a kind and ever changing! I think calligraphy is really cool because every single piece is a little different. Handwriting varies calligrapher to calligrapher so I think it’s really neat that no two pieces will ever be exactly alike. It’s also always changing (for the better, I hope!) based on practice, learning different forms, etc.
What is your best piece of advice for brides planning their wedding?
Have fun!!!!! It’s the one day that you get to entirely plan to share and celebrate your love for your partner. Let both of your style’s show, don’t stress over small details, and HAVE FUN planning the greatest party of your lives!
What trends do you hope to see come and go in 2019?
Right now I’m honestly all about the jacket trend - more denim and more leather, PLEASE!!!! There’s nothing I want to see go. Is that weird? I love LOVE and I love weddings so much! I feel like each one is unique and that’s what makes them so special. Maybe the apron dance tradition can go because I never have cash - or let me make you a sign with your Venmo that we can put on the dance floor so even the cashless guests can dance! ;)
When you’re not working in weddings, what are you up to?
I have a day job outside of weddings. I’m a digital and creative account manager and work with lots of different companies in the area. I love meeting new people and networking, so it’s the perfect compliment to my calligraphy/wedding business. I also love spending time with my boyfriend, taking spin or barre classes, and loving on our Cavapoo puppy, Coco.