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discover joy in the written word.
discover joy in the written word.

Delight in bespoke design and luxury paper goods, lovingly crafted by Marie-Claire Whelan in her signature handwritten style, from her design home-studios in Dublin & London.

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wedding

design you dream invitation suite & stationerywork with me

brand collaboration

Create bespoke and personalised gifts and experiences.LET'S WORK TOGETHER
Previous clients include

Previous clients include

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INDULGE IN A MOMENT OF MINDFUL ARTISTRY

INDULGE IN A MOMENT OF MINDFUL ARTISTRY

one of a kind gifts.

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CELEBRATE A SPECIAL MOMENT WITH A COMMISSIONED CALLIGRAPHY PIECE

CELEBRATE A SPECIAL MOMENT WITH A COMMISSIONED CALLIGRAPHY PIECE

a little bit about me.

a little bit about me.

Calligraphy by MCW was born from my love of art, graphic design, photography, and fashion.

I love lettering, typography and calligraphy and incorporate this in all of my work. My signature style is a loose contemporary calligraphy, and a little imperfect.

I create luxury paper goods using textured papers, adding thoughtful details and beautiful finishes. I play around with palettes from soft pastels to monochrome tones with an overall minimal and timeless design.

 

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Aoife x Calligraphy by MCW

Aoife x Calligraphy by MCW

This collection, exclusively designed for AOIFE takes inspiration from the collection “She’s A Dreamer”, comprising of five framed pieces. Each one is handwritten in Marie-Claire's signature calligraphy in luxe black ink on luxury white paper, and an injection of hand-painted pastel tones set within a white wooden box frame.

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kind words.

"Marie-Claire has been a dream to work with on all my wedding stationery from beginning to end. She is incredibly talented, her attention to detail and of course her calligraphy which is why I booked her in the first place. My wedding stationary is out of this world incredible and she brought my vision to life. The quality of the paper, booklets and card is excellent. I couldn't recommend more you will not be disappointed."

Siinead & Jamie
Wedding Stationery

"Collaborating with Calligraphy by MCW has been a sheer joy. Marie-Claire’s attention to detail is simply second to none, while her style is luxurious and elegant with a contemporary feel. Her innate talent celebrates authentic Irish craftsmanship at its core and as a women in business, we admire her greatly and can’t wait to see where the brand goes”. 

DANU Collective
WEDDING INVITATION SUITE

"Marie-Claire turns words into art.

I recently wrote a poem after the loss of a loved one and although I was hesitant to share something so close to my heart, I’m so glad I did. Marie-Claire was incredibly understanding and treated my piece with such care and sensitivity, she helped me figure out what I wanted. The finished product absolutely blew me away, it was perfect. I cannot gush about her enough."

Karen, Meath
FRAMED CALLIGRAPHY COMMISSION

Marie-Claire offers an exceptional level of customer service, very professional and goes above and beyond. The product is beyond amazing, top quality, highly bespoke and exceptionally stylish in design. My invitation suite honestly took my breath away. I could not have asked for a nicer wedding supplier this year.

Sarahlynn, Dublin
WEDDING INVITATION SUITE

Marie Claire was professional, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Marie-Claire created the perfect samples, first attempt, no changes required. The full process was flawless making it an enjoyable and easy experience! I have continued to order presents and other pieces from her. Each time, I have been blown away by her incredible talent and her ability to capture what was in my mind’s eye. I highly recommend Marie-Claire to anyone hoping to create a unique, thoughtful and personalised gift or even something for yourself!

Brona, Dubai
FRAMED CALLIGRAPHY COMMISSION

I was completely charmed by the elegance of Marie-Claire's work and immediately knew I wanted to have a piece made for my home. I contacted her to have a very personal piece done for my husband as an anniversary gift. She listened carefully and paid great attention to detail in what I asked for. Her service was brilliant - fast and effective. Not only is she a fantastic artist but a great business person too... and so lovely to deal with. I can’t wait to have another piece commissioned soon as it is truly a very personal and special piece to own.

Aoife, Dublin
FRAMED CALLIGRAPHY COMMISSION

quality.

Quality and excellence are at the heart of Calligraphy by MCW.

From beautiful, luxury paper to quality wooden frames, each piece is designed to last a lifetime.

sustainability.

Sustainability is at the centre of the design process.

From framers to print partners, Marie-Claire works with trusted suppliers who share her values on quality and sustainability.

bespoke.

Delight in bespoke design.

Each piece is lovingly crafted by Marie-Claire Whelan in her signature handwritten style