I’m excited to introduce a designer new to us, JujuLili! I just love her style and I think you will too. I’m featuring two collections: one bold, modern suite with chic dandelions, and another oh so elegant, enchanting winter invitation!
I’m excited to announce that our very first featured designer will be the lovely Paula of La Bella Rue! Paula has a sweet and graceful style that we love here at Pretty Wedding Paper. Paula has been a graphic designer since 1997, she’s designed for Zazzle since 2010, and we’re happy to have featured her designs since PWP opened in spring of last year!
Here’s a few lovely La Bella Rue wedding stationery designs from Pretty Wedding Paper:
A follow-up to my post about amazing modern calligraphy fonts: here are 34 FREE calligraphic script fonts for hand-lettered, flowing wedding stationery!
All the fonts listed below are absolutely free for personal use (some are free for commercial use, too – check the license!) which means you can use any and all of these to your heart’s content in your DIY wedding invitations, save the dates, envelopes and more – the sky is the limit!
Who doesn’t love Ireland? It’s a green land cloaked in mist, mystery and magic, with a rich cultural heritage of art, poetry and music. In honor of this very special month of March and St. Patty’s day, today I want to give a breakdown of all the different ways you can incorporate your Irish heritage into your wedding invitations.
Classic symbol of Irish love: the Claddagh ring
The Claddagh ring is a classic in Irish wedding symbolism. Tradition has it that a bride, on getting engaged, will wear the Claddagh ring with the heart pointing outwards, to indicate that her heart is still restless and seeking love. On getting married, she turns the ring around with the heart pointing inwards, to indicate that her heart has found love and is at home. The Claddagh ring has additional symbolism in its component pieces: hands holding a heart represent friendship, the heart itself represents love, and the crown crowning the heart represents loyalty – all very important elements of a successful marriage. The rich symbolism of the Claddagh ring, especially in its use as an engagement ring, makes it perfect for use in Irish inspired wedding invitations.
Here’s a couple examples of invitation designs utilizing a Claddagh ring:
Happy New Year! It’s time for another moodboard Monday! Today, I’m super excited about the glamorous possibilities of a black and gold palette! It’s such a modern color combination, but at the same time Great Gatsby era, art deco extravagant affair come to mind. So I went with a Gatsby inspired, black and gold with a hint of blush pink inspiration board! This theme would be fabulous for a winter (especially New Year’s Eve!) wedding.