Hi, I'm Marie! Wifey, fur mom to five, taco enthusiast, eternal goofball, and rabid idealist.


I'm also the calligrapher and owner of Maiden September.

It all started with my sister’s postcard from the Steve Urkel fan club signed by Jaleel White (#90sKids). Apparently my inappropriate scribbling on important pieces of paper throughout the house had crossed a line, and my mom was sick of us fighting. Recognizing my propensity for handwriting, my mom bought me a broad-edge calligraphy set for Christmas when I was in 7th or 8th grade, so I could  channel my youthful obsession into a lost art form. 


Throughout the years, I dabbled on and off with calligraphy. I handlettered my sister’s wedding envelopes in 2008, and then did my own in 2016. However, I wasn’t in love with my lettering. I knew how to use a felt-tip broad-edge calligraphy pen, but it just wasn’t the look I was going for. Through an exhaustive Pinterest and Instagram search, I discovered modern calligraphy in January 2017.  From that point forward, my fire for calligraphy has never waned. 


I started Maiden September in summer 2018 as an Etsy shop - just to see if anyone would actually pay me to do their wedding envelopes. Shortly thereafter, I got my first sale! Throughout this time, I have learned and grown both as a calligrapher and as an entrepreneur. Now my passion for entrepreneurship is just as strong as my passion for handlettering. 


As my business continues to grow, I have expanded my offerings and services; working with engaged couples, event planners, small businesses, brands, and individuals. I am proud to service clients regionally throughout Delaware, Maryland, Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and online nationwide. Maiden September is minority and woman-owned and LGBTQ+ friendly. I love working with creative clients from all backgrounds and walks of life!


My goal is to help you achieve the wedding/event/space aesthetic of your dreams through calligraphy. Drop me a line if you’d like to work together -- or if you’d like to schedule a quick call or meet-up for coffee.

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