French Inspired Wedding Invitations (Luxurious & Hand Painted)

These French inspired wedding invitations were first dreamed up when a planner from Dubai contacted me with a plan to visit a chateau in the south of France.

If you’re looking for some event invitations or custom stationery, please do get in touch. I’d love to see if we’re a good fit.


If you’re planning a romantic, intimate French destination wedding in Paris, or in one of the many chic locations in the south of France or perhaps the French countryside, this French inspired wedding invitations suite would be the perfect inspiration for you!



Irresistible French Style Wedding Invitations



Upon viewing the French inspired wedding invitations design brief, I was instantly-besotted. The colour palette of calm blues, paired with gentle cream and rich gold was simple yet incredibly stylish.  I had to tie in an influence of a vintage, antique bee design and a gold hand painted motif and could add all the intricate details I desired. Alongside those details, I was given complete creative freedom within the colour palette and I was off. That’s what I love it when clients suggest very specific design details, or have their chosen aesthetic all ready to go. It is so much easier to hit the ground running when mood boards, colour schemes and a design direction have been finalised.



Gold antique French bee design for French wedding invitations


Are French inspired wedding invitations popular?

Yes they are! In fact this one design is one of my most popular and a top seller. Clients like to tweak this French inspired design with their own little twist here and there. In the end, this French style invitation stationery will stand the test of time and be one of those classical wedding invitation suites that clients will always be attracted to.

To add some extra drama, I focus on black and gold for the main invitation. To compliment it beautifully, I hand painted a light beige – brown paper with some pale blue leaves and finished it off with some gold wax. More than anything, I am obsessed with hand painted surfaces. The swirls of paint and texture that you can bring to life upon a piece of paper, really adds an entirely unique twist to what would otherwise be a flat printed wedding stationery suite.


French Inspired Wedding Invitations with gold foil and black calligraphy

French Wedding Invitations - black invitation card with gold calligraphy

French themed wedding invitations with a pale blue envelope

French Inspired Wedding Invitations - blue leaves hand painted envelope detail with a rich gold wax seal

French Wedding Invitations - with venue card with a gold wax seal

French Wedding Invitations - rsvp card mounted on bright gold card


The most notable and favourite part of this suite is certainly the menu design. I adore the deep swirls of vibrant blue watercolour coupled with rich tarnished gold calligraphy. This menu design would be perfect in calligraphy, for any small intimate part in France.


French Inspired Wedding Menu with Romantic Blue and Gold Design

Blue and Gold Elegant Menu Design

Fine art wedding calligraphy for an information card

French Destination Wedding Venue with Interior Painted Walls

French Style Place Names with Black Calligraphy

French Wedding Invitations - venue location card with silk ribbon and gold wax seal



I hope you enjoyed this beautiful gallery of images.


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Here are some other links and blogposts that you might find useful:
Click through and view the rest of my portfolio here.
How to plan a wedding weekend.
French Style Custom Invitations – how I go through the stages of design with a custom invitation client.
Ever wonder what’s involved in the custom design invitation process? Find out here.
Wondering about your wedding wording? I’ve got you covered. See here!


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