Elevate Your Wedding Design

Make an Impression – Wedding Invitation Paper Ideas 

In addition to custom wedding invitation suites, there are a plethora of other ways to express your wedding story and style through paper and art. Look to the local stationers for everything from creative dinner menu displays to an illustration of your beloved pet. Wedding vendors are artists with creative genius at their fingertips. Discover more unique ideas for incorporating beautiful paper and art into your wedding design that you haven’t thought of before! 

If wedding invitations are the first few chords of your wedding song, then calligraphy and art woven into your wedding ceremony and reception design are the melody. The custom art that our Heart of NC Weddings vendors can create for your special day is truly impressive. Imagine a love poem painted in swirling calligraphy on a banner behind your wedding ceremony altar. Or a hand-painted illustration of your signature cocktail decorating the bar. These are the delicate details that sing at your wedding. Integrating custom ordered art into your wedding design is what will set your wedding apart from a basic Pinterest wedding. Let the ideas flow for each stage of your wedding day!

For the Ceremony 

  • Calligraphy love poem, quote, scripture, or lyrics painted behind the altar 
  • Painted calligraphy welcome signage on a vintage mirror, glass or wood 
  • Beautiful guestbook signage or table art as guests enter ceremony 
  • Handmade programs with paper, ribbon, calligraphy or illustrations
  • Keepsake vows booklet in calligraphy on handmade paper  


For the Cocktail Hour 

  • Punny wedding bar & hors d’oeuvre signage or illustrations
  • Hand-painted signature cocktail drink illustrations
  • Calligraphy drink or appetizer menu on acrylic, glass, blackboards or wood

For the Reception

  • Locally-sourced dinner menu sign (one big or individual menus)
  • Beautiful creative seating chart & escort cards
  • Hand painted table numbers that incorporate wedding theme 
  • Clever dinner buffet station and dessert table signage
  • Creative cake topper or painted icing cake art


Extra Details 

  • Special altar or program tribute in memory of deceased family and friends
  • Personal wall art for behind dance floor or food tables 
  • Handcrafted or homemade take-home wedding favors
  • Display of custom art such as a painting of your venue that was featured in your wedding invitation suite
  • Live event painting for newlyweds to save as keepsake

Custom Calligraphy and Wedding Art by Mason Dixon Designs 

We want to send a special thank you to Danielle Olcott of Mason Dixon Designs, who helped bring this inspiration to you! Danielle is a local artist – and a partner to Heart of NC Weddings – who can create almost anything you desire on paper with classic calligraphy or modern art style. Based in Raleigh, she is inspired by the unique style of each of her clients. She can design and create stunning wedding stationery, welcome signs, escort cards, and any other calligraphy request for your upcoming wedding.

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