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Illustrated Wedding Invitations and Wedding Inspiration

The Prettiest Paper




image via 100 layer cake

It should come as no surprise that we here at Rowboat Designs have a longstanding love affair with paper. Whether we’re choosing the perfect stock for invitations, or drawing in a sketchbook the feel and look of the paper is immensely important. Paper can also be a fun medium to experiment with, which is why today is all about the many unexpected ways you can use paper in your wedding.


il_570xN.500644308_uqv8paper garlands by LoveEmbellished

First up, is this beautiful paper flower garland made by LoveEmbellished on Etsy. I think it would make a beautiful photo backdrop or even hung at the end of the aisle during your ceremony.


diy diamond napkin rings via brooklyn bride

For a little extra wedding bling you can craft up these awesome paper napkin rings. Invite a few friends over, break out a bottle (or three of wine) and have a crafting party and you’ll have a bunch in no time.


image via applebrides

Flowers fade, but this bouquet will keep looking lovely forever. There are a myriad of DIY paper flower tutorials online and many of them don’t require too many crafty skills or expensive materials. ¬†Best of all you can pick your favourite blooms no matter what the season.


confetti from scrapshoppe

If you’re planning a travel or aviation themed wedding this sweet confetti made from vintage atlases would make a great touch. If you’re not digging the airplanes Scrap Shoppe offers many different other shapes as well.


image via austinweddingblog

Last of all, is this whimsical and simple pinwheel centrepiece. Pinwheels are easy to make and add instant nostalgic fun to a wedding. Guests could also take them home as favours at the end of the night.

That’s it for our paper inspiration. Do you have plans of incorporating paper decorations into your wedding?


P.S. It’s a big day at our house today. Our son has his first day of SK and Eric and I are celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary (time flies!). Here’s a picture of us at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

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