Since 1997, Stephanie Caplan has opened her studio to Jewish, interfaith, and same-sex couples who want custom ketubot. Caplan can work with a couple to create a unique ketubah, hand-painted using watercolors and gold leaf, or they can choose a limited edition print, all in a style that is elegant and modern. Custom work from $1,500; limited-edition prints from $350.
Anne Robin Calligraphy
Robin can pen the hallmark curlicues of copperplate calligraphy, but she’s best known for sleek, streamlined lettering. From $3 per envelope; $225 for an invitation template.
Calligraphy by Mary Anne
Mary Anne Wolf tailors her work to her clients’ needs—even creating a new style or a variation of her standard offerings. Prices vary.
Calligraphy by Nan DeLuca
77 Bleecker St., nr. Broadway; 212-477-3732; scribenyc.com
DeLuca’s elegant designs are often featured in high-end wedding publications and books. Envelopes in black ink start at $4 each; full sets of custom invites start at $350.
Couples who want original marriage contracts rather than prints come to Weinberg. She can inscribe a quote in Hebrew, English, or Aramaic (from $1,200).
The Delicate Pen by Jane Labanz
Labanz has the grace of an artist in lettering and hand-painting, and she uses 100 percent recycled materials. Addressing begins at $8 per envelope; invitation work begins at $20 per line; full invitation sets begin at $12 per set.
Kaleidakolor Calligraphy Studio
201 E. 17th St. at Third Ave.; 212-475-1653; kkolorink.com
Over the years, Margaret Harber has mastered an extensive repertoire of styles and calligraphy specialties. From $4.50 per envelope.
Nancy Howell Calligraphy
Specialties include highly flourished formal Copperplate to styles of her own design; cool and modern, loose and whimsical. Invitation text calligraphy starts at $300.
1633 Broadway, at 50th St.; 212-767-6424
Kakstys, an industry veteran, works in a classic style called chancery cursive; she will accommodate special requests like transcribing handwritten letters to future in-laws. Envelopes start at $2.50 and place cards start at $1.50.
From the Winter 2009 New York Wedding Guide