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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

Wedding Map

Many a visiting wedding guest has checked into a local hotel only to find themselves turned around in the vastness that is Houston, trying to figure out which way is which. Even if you plan to provide transportation to all the events associated with your wedding, it’s nice to let your guests know what direction they’re facing, and where they’re at in relation to major highways, the airport, and the locations of your wedding celebrations—rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, day-after brunch, etc.

We can’t think of a lovelier way to orient out-of-towners than with a hand-drawn map from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. The Southern California based artist and expert calligrapher creates chic and charming little lay-of-the-land maps and peppers them with sweet touches like clinking Champagne glasses, snuggling dolphins and cute cars trailing “Just Married” banners. SO perfect as part of an in-room welcome gift. Hooper also uses maps to make uniquely adorable save-the-dates. And she’s got a couture line of letterpress invitations and stationery, all hand-lettered and printed on eco-friendly cotton papers. Know what else she’s got? Our love.