Live Calligraphy & Lettering for Events in Houston & Beyond

Calligrapher for live events in houston texas

In addition to offering private event calligraphy, Hey Bernadette has worked with...
Nordstrom / Armani / Viktor & Rolf / Maison Margiela

Suitable for any Event or Brand

Live calligraphy takes the timeless artistry of hand lettering and turns into a performance! Whether I'm lettering an art piece for you to keep as a memento of the day, or personalizing items for your guests, the process becomes an event unto itself!

Most items can be lettered on, including...  
Your Product / Wine Glasses / Champagne Flutes / Agate Slices / Name Tags / Ornaments / Gift Boxes / Note Books / Luggage Tags / Macarons / Pottery / Favors / Etc.!

happy mothers day card for Nordstrom event in the Houston Galleria

What materials and items can be personalized?

As a brush lettering artist I can letter on almost anything! But to be certain I will need to have the items you'd like lettered - at least one -  before your event so that I can make sure to bring the right lettering materials with me. This can be mailed to me at minimum two weeks before the event for testing and ordering lettering supplies.

Custom Art Pieces Created at Your Event

While your guests look on, I create an heirloom quality calligraphy piece to be treasured for years to come. Here are a few ideas to get started, but custom requests are always welcome. Sizes and illustration, if any, are up to you.

Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions / Grand Openings / Memorial Services / Galas / Birthdays / Religious Ceremonies / Showers / Etc.!

Live Lettering vows lettered at your wedding by hey bernadette
event lettering and calligraphy in houston texas by hey bernadette

Vows - While you're arranging your veil, pinning your boutineer, or dancing to your song as a freshly minted newlywed I'm lettering the carefully chosen words that bind the two of you together. 

Beloved Scripture - Suitable for wedding receptions, parties, memorials services, and religious ceremonies.

Poems & Pieces from Cherished Literature - Suitable for any event from parties to grand openings to fundraisers, the perfect words become not only a memento of the day to be framed and cherished for a lifetime but also an ice breaker for your guests as they mingle.

And more! - Let me know what words you'd love to see hand lettered. Fill out my form below for more information and to get started!

Booking & Pricing

Please contact me to book your event date and to receive an exact quote for your event. At minimum a 50% non refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and dates must be reserved at least one month in advance.

Pricing depends on the amount of time involved and the number of items to be lettered.  To price your event I'll need the following:

  • The hours of the event (I require 1 hour before the event for set up and 30 minutes for tear down)
  • The number of guests and/or items you will have lettered
  • A description of the items to be lettered
  • The information you would like lettered on the pieces
  • The location of your event (I am based in Houston, Texas, and can travel for events. Travel costs will be included in your quote.) 
  • Quantity of prints, greeting cards, etc. to be created from the piece, if any. I do not sell digital copies of my work. 

If you have the materials on which I'll be lettering ready to go, and these are not re-writable surfaces, please allow for an extra 15% of the total stock expected to be used to make certain we're not short on supplies. For instance, paint on paper isn't erasable, however glass can be easily cleaned. If this is not feasible please let me know before hand. Alternatively, if needed I can source the items for you and bring them with me to the event. 

Live lettering requires a table with good work lighting, a comfortable chair or stool for me to work at, and plenty of room for my paints/markers and the items to be lettered. Live lettering is a treat for your guests, so leave room for your guests to watch their items being personalized and enjoy the experience!

Hey Bernadette is insured up to $1,000,000 for events.