We at Holy City Handwriting believe that the magic lies within the details and that the details make a difference.  Let's be honest, wedding planning can be stressful!  Our goal is to simplify that for you when it comes to paper.  Holy City Handwriting is your one-stop-shop for all things wedding paper from the moment you say "yes" to the moment you say "I do".  From custom save the dates, to custom invitations and envelope calligraphy, to stationery, to signage and everything in between, we're here to manage the details for you so you can enjoy your engagement to the fullest while getting a completely custom one-of-a-kind product made locally here in Charleston.

Our Why. 

The hand and the heart behind Holy City Handwriting since its creation in 2019.

For as long as Katie can remember, she's been infatuated with the way ink flows onto the paper when writing words.  As a child, she loved helping her mom address the family Christmas cards during the holidays and to this day, she thinks there is nothing more genuine and timeless than a handwritten letter.  

Katie initially started Holy City Handwriting as a calligrapher in 2019.  Since then, she has expanded the breadths of her work to include wedding invitation design and printing, though she still maintains a primary emphasis on calligraphy.  Through her work, Katie marries her love for written words with her attention to detail and eye for timeless design to create unique, modern, yet timeless customized creations for clients to bring their vision to life.

A native Charlestonian, Katie lives in Avondale with her husband, Daniel, and their golden retriever, Walter.... also known as her business team! Together, they love to go on long walks, indulge in a specialty coffee, and support local businesses in town for eats + drinks!

Founder & Owner


katie mcneill knowles

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"As a wedding planner in Charleston, our team is always looking for fun, custom designs to incorporate into our clients' wedding days! Katie has been instrumental in so many of our design concepts! From custom signage, seating charts, and hand-lettered place cards. She is prompt, very talented, and an absolute joy to work with!"

- sarah r.

"Katie is amazing to work with and extremely talented! She designed our place cards which was names on oyster shells and she delivered. We were so pleased with the outcome. She will definitely make your vision a reality! 1000% recommend!"

- theoni k.

"We love having Holy City Handwriting doormats at Abide A While!! They have flown off the shelves, and Katie has been so wonderful to work with! She's always up for custom projects and brings them by in a timely manner...not to mention her handwriting is beautiful! Would highly recommend snagging one for yourself :)"

- eleanor m.

"I have ordered a couple of things from Katie and they have all turned out wonderfully! She hand lettered our save the dates and our save the new dates which looked amazing! I got so many compliments on them. Her style is modern and fun which adds a perfect and beautiful twist to really anything!"

- lizzy c.

"I have worked with Katie on multiple occasions for family gifts, wedding pieces, and styled shoot d├ęcor and I honestly have had nothing but amazing experiences with her. She's so responsive, creative, and quick! Not to mention she's one of the sweetest people I've ever met. Her work is beautiful and so original and she's always willing to try something new for her clients. If you're in need of anything calligraphy-related, Katie is definitely your girl! I can't wait to work with her for many more events in the future!"

- hannah h.

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