Testimonials

I guess that by now you have browsed around my website and possibly found some lettering that you may like.

But good selection of scripts lettered by a skilled hand is not the only thing that is important to the discerning bride. What about that personal and detailed service that you need during this very special but stressful time of your life? What about kind and firm guidance, good taste, decades of experience, and accountability with your deadlines that you crave? Can I offer all that as well as fine handwriting? Well, don’t take my word for it. Kindly read below what some of my past clients from close home and far beyond have thought about the experience of working with me.

 


"When I first saw Maria Helena’s work, I knew she was the perfect fit to design my invitation. As a wedding planner, I appreciate quality, aesthetic beauty, and professionalism, and Maria captures it all. She is not only extremely talented, she is also very personable, reliable, and propitious."

- Leah Chase, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

"There are dozens of great calligraphers in New York but there was something special about Maria Helena’s work I just could not find anywhere else. I was a little nervous about having a long-distance working relationship with my calligrapher, but Maria made it effortless. We worked seamlessly, over the phone, through e-mail, and via fax. She was always there to answer my questions and address my concerns. I would work again with her in a second!"

- Danielle Bibbo-Algozzino, New York, New York

"Maria Helena is a gifted artist who is a true gem to the City of New Orleans. She adds a touch far above anyone else in the business. She was a joy to work with for my children’s weddings. Maria went above and beyond when she had to repeat my daughter Kelly’s wedding twice due to Katrina!"

- Sydney Perez, Belle Chasse, Louisiana

"As someone who dabbles in the art of calligraphy as a hobby, I have studied a variety of artists and Maria Helena’s work is exquisite. More importantly, she is a dream to work with – incredibly professional, warm, and talented. Her calligraphy set the tone for a truly magical event. Our wedding papers are some of our most valued mementos from that time and we will treasure them for years to come."

- Jaime Harder Caldwell, Cambridge, Massachusetts

"It has been my great fortune to collaborate twice with Maria on weddings for our daughters. Both times she created unique designs while carefully listening to our input. I would never plan a wedding without her!"

- Sue Strickland, Palm Beach, Florida

"I have known and worked with this talented artist over ten years. She has impeccably written the invitations for all of our memorable parties and family celebrations. Her designs are elegant. Her work is recognizable. It is always exciting to receive an invitation written by her."

- Linda Kolb, New Orleans, Louisiana

"Maria was a sincere pleasure to work with, as she operated efficiently and professionally. Despite never meeting face to face, Maria quickly gained my trust. I would highly recommend her."

- Erica Peltz, New York, New York

"Maria has done beautiful calligraphy for my daughter’s and son’s weddings. Although we communicated via phone and e-mail, everything was done promptly and perfectly. I am looking forward to working with her on a future occasion."

- Peggy Barton, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"The calligraphy of Maria Helena is absolutely stunning. So much so, that when costs had to be cut for my daughter’s debut or wedding, other items on the budget were altered. In addition, she is delightful and very thorough. These are exceptional traits for an artist."

- Linda Perschall, New Orleans, Louisiana

"Working with Maria Helena was a dream! I contacted her with a very specific design idea – something out of the box. We collaborated over long distance and the entire project was seamless. I am wild about my invitation…so special and luxurious. I can’t stop staring. Her work is gorgeous and I didn't stress about it once."

- Dr. Sarah Slone, Lexington, Kentucky

"Working with Maria for my daughter Lauren’s wedding was both delightful and comforting. I was seeking the highest level of excellence and elegance, and needed a true professional to deliver the product I envisioned. I sought someone who shared my attention to detail, possessed pride in her work, as well as keen awareness of deadlines. Maria meets those requirements and more – she creates an artistic canvas. Maria also guided me with procedures and time lines – instead of me having to prod her, she kept me on my toes. Maria is a consummate professional who creates the finest in calligraphic designs."

- Barbara Greenberg, New Orleans, Louisiana

"I highly recommend Maria Helena! Our wedding was a year and a half ago, and we still get compliments on our wedding invitations. We were thrilled, and I know you will be too!"

- Taylor Bernsen McSpadden, Houston, Texas

"I was very fortunate to meet Maria Helena when planning my daughter’s wedding. She is so gifted, we were truly blessed to have her. Her work became our own individual design which made it unique. We will forever cherish the invitation she created for us."

- Ginny B.Yatco, Monroe, Louisiana

"When it was time to address the envelopes for my daughter’s wedding, I found Maria Helena through an article In Martha Stewart Weddings. Although I spoke to her at length over the phone, it was a great leap of faith to ship our custom invitations off to someone I did not know. When the box came back and I opened it and saw the finished product, there was no doubt I had chosen well. Her commitment to this beautiful craft is evident."

- Susan Jones, Kansas City, Missouri

"Maria Helena and I have worked together for two of my daughter’s weddings. Her knowledge of calligraphy made each of our daughter’s invitations unique unto themselves. I believe her knowledge and skill are superior. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for high quality lettering."

- Marion Eagan, New Orleans, Louisiana

"I have worked in the stationery business for many years. I began searching for talented calligrapher whose work would complement my bamboo paper and letterpress invitations. Maria far exceeded my expectations. Not only did she find for me a stylish yet appropriate script, but she also perfectly matched the pewter ink of my invitations."

- Emily Edwards Whelan, New Orleans, Louisiana

"Working with Maria was a delight! She was able to quickly turn around a customized monogram and a multi faceted wedding invitation customized to our taste. It made our event more special."

- Tracey Donaldson, New Orleans, Louisiana

 



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