Faux Handlettered Song Lyric Art

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

Who else has a wedding or shower every weekend this summer? All of our hands are up, am I right? Today I’m bringing you an easy hack to make your own faux hand lettered song lyric art. It’s the perfect customized gift for a wedding or a wedding shower- just pop the happy couples’ ‘song’ in there and you’re set to go!

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

We’re all about the hand lettering around here. Modern calligraphy? Swoon. Every. Time. But we get that it’s not always an option for every gift. So we wanted to introduce you to the world of hand lettered fonts. Seriously, you guys! There are SO many wonderful ones out there and we may just have a font collector around here that has almost ALL of them. So today we’re going to show you how easy it is to make your own custom art, plus give you a few suggestions on places to snag the fonts we love.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

We used the lyrics from Ben Harper’s ‘Forever’, which one of our close friends walked down the aisle to. The first thing you’ll need to do is type out the lyrics into a word document. If you’d like a closer look at these screen caps, just click on it to enlarge. We used a mac program, but the same settings are available using Microsoft Word.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

 

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

Next, pick your hand lettered font. This is the fun part! There are SO many to choose from. You can browse some free ones at DaFont or you can find the one we used here (Manhattan Darling) and more paid options at Creative Market (our favourite). If you sign up for their email, every Monday you’ll get a batch of free goods from them and there’s usually a beautiful font in there! If you’re thinking you want to buy a ton of fonts (we don’t blame you, they’re addicting), you can get bundles from Creative Market and also from Design Cuts. Just so you feel comfortable- we’ve used fonts from all three with success. No funny business. Each computer system is different, so if you’ve never installed a font, just google it- I promise it’s simple.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

Okay, so now you’ve picked your font, size it up up up. Then take your page margins way down down down. We chose to justify the text (aligned both left and right) and take the line spacing way down (only .8 of a line). Depending which font and lyrics you choose will mean you play around with sizes and spacing.

DIY Faux Hand Lettered Song Lyric Art. I love this for a wedding gift! Customize it with the couple's first dance song

That’s… it. Seriously! Print it out, frame it up, and you’re good to go. I love how quickly you can whip up a personalized gift. Tell me, would you display this?

Soft Peach and Yellow Wedding Inspiration

Today we’re sharing some bright but soft, warm cheery hues for your wedding inspiration! We’ve paired a soft peach with yellow for some pretty wedding dreams. These colours are sweet as candy, but by including plenty of whites, the palette is also sophisticated. Ready to see the inspiration?

soft peach and yellow wedding inspiration

LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM:

ONE: There is nothing I don’t love about this bouquet. The giant peonies and tiny daisies… the perfect pair!

TWO: Talk about a stunning headpiece! We are dying over these big blooms. Would you dare?

THREE: Peach dresses and yellow bouquets make for a lovely bridesmaid combination. Plus- doesn’t everyone look great in a peachy hue?

FOUR: I am loving these soft brushstrokes! They give the perfect balance of colour and are pretty enough to dress up a simple text invitation.

FIVE: This cake is simple, white buttercream topped with blooms in the loveliest tones. There’s something about a simple white cake topped with florals that you can’t compete with.

SIX: This collection of wild blooms in tiny vessels look darling gathered around a vintage lantern. There’s those tiny daisies again!

SEVEN: So darn simple, but so pretty! Footed glassware filled with fresh peaches double as snack and decor.

Tell me- what do you love most about this collection? I am all over that bouquet! And the centrepiece. Maybe I’m just in love with those itty bitty flowers.

Letter all the things!

This is the longest image collage we’ve ever done here. But we just couldn’t narrow it down! Why? Because we really do love to letter ALL THE THINGS. And what makes this collection really special is that we were involved in most of them. Clearly, we feel passionately about calligraphy at weddings! We’ve put together this collection so that when you’re dreaming of signs an incorporating the calligraphy trend into your big day, you’ll think of more than just chalkboards (although we love them too!).

letter all the things- so many options for calligraphy at weddings!

LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM

ONE: We’ve got this chest in there twice. We love how simple this painted white metal chest looks with wedding details on it! And how special to have it topped with photos of loved ones?

TWO: Mirrors are kind of the new chalkboard. In fact, we wrote a whole post about it. But I really, really love them gathered together for a high impact seating chart.

THREE: So we haven’t personally tried this yet… but calligraphed cake!? Are there two things I love more?

FOUR: Go big or go home! This giant backdrop is one of my favourite installations to date. It is SO big and SO dreamy.

FIVE: Maybe you want a sign, but you want it bigger and better… we do that too. In fact it’s one of our favourites. Lettering just looks SO good on wood tones!

SIX: You know we’re an advocate for games at weddings… but how about this custom frisbee? Umm- amazing!?

SEVEN: Yep, here’s that chest again! I just love it so much I couldn’t not include it twice.

EIGHT: Let me start by saying, lettering on an uneven, curved surface is HARD. But isn’t it worth it? Look at how dreamy this wedding barrel signage is!?

NINE: Little details like this lettered dress hanger make for wonderful keepsakes and photographs. The best part? This is a DIY you can totally do yourself. 

TEN: We love vintage picnic baskets… and we especially love them when they’re lettered with sweet quotes.

ELEVEN: We made some cute little moss placemats for this St. Patrick’s Day dinner party and the lovely Pommel Co. lettered these napkin transfers. Isn’t that a genius idea?

TWELVE: This is perhaps the prettiest way we’ve seen to tell guests what they’re drinking.

THIRTEEN: We couldn’t let this whole post go by without saying, we really DO love chalkboards still. Like… we love them a LOT.

FOURTEEN: This ceremony decor is one of my favourite we’ve created. And hello, photo opp!

FIFTEEN: Just like chalkboards, we letter a lot of glass. And it’s no wonder- it’s so darn dreamy! Displaying it either against wood or foliage is our favourite ways to see it.

 

We could really go on forever. What’s your favourite? I’m smitten with the glass sign in foliage at the moment. But come back and I’m sure I’ll be crushing on the picnic basket or something 😉