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The Paper Pinwheel :: Unique, illustrated wedding invitations



Thanks for stopping by. I’m Daniella. I’ve created The Paper Pinwheel to offer beautiful, whimsical and unique wedding invitations to brides-to-be who are  under-whelmed with what’s on offer on the interweb.

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband, beautiful little boy, and two fur kids. I’m a freelance illustrator and graphic designer with a love of stationery, vintage design, and of course water colour illustration.

I’ve created each and every one of the wedding invitation designs on this site using (mostly!) hand generated techniques, including water colour, ink work and hand drawn lettering.


Each one of my designs is lovingly created by hand and paired up with lovely hand lettering and carefully selected type faces. You won’t find any clip art or stock images here.

Whether you choose to have a bespoke design created for your wedding, or you pick from one of my templated designs, you will receive personal service tailored to your requirements. Many of my templated designs include an element of customised hand lettering or design, so you truly receive a one of a kind piece, whilst not costing a huge chunk of your wedding budget!

Having gone through one myself, I understand weddings can be an expensive exercise. Fun, but expensive! That’s why I offer services to suit a range of budgets/wedding sizes.

FULL SERVICE: Just want to hand everything over to the professionals? Perfect! I love nothing more than seeing my designs go from a computer screen to something beautiful printed on paper. I have three printing options to suit your budget.

The tree hugger | 100% recycled | 350 gsm | White:

Love that raw, organic feel of some printed materials such as Frankie Magazine? Then you will love our ‘Tree hugger’ option. Although 100% recycled, this card still has a lovely brightness and colour reproduction.

Textured Luxury | 350 gsm | White:

This is a lovely, slightly textured card which retails under the name of ‘Rives Design’. The texture is almost has a diamond effect which adds that extra luxury to your invitations.

Rives bright white


Textured Luxury | 350 gsm | Cream:

As above, but in a lovely cream colour.

Rives design natural white2 copy

I also offer discounts on larger print quantities, while still keeping prices relatively low on small print runs.

PRINTABLES: For those who don’t want to spend too much on their invitations, but still want something lovely, I offer ‘printable’ invitation designs that you can print at home, or take to your local printer. You get the same service as you would with our ‘printed’ option, but instead of us printing, you will receive a print ready PDF.

STEP ONE: Choose a design.

STEP TWO: Choose your paper type, envelope colour, and little details like rounded corners.

STEP THREE: You insert your text exactly as you want it to appear on your item.

STEP FOUR: Submit your order on our secure checkout.

STEP FIVE: You will receive a digital proof from me within 3-5 working days. Check everything is correct and give us the go ahead to finalise your job.

STEP SIX: After we receive approval from you we will print your items and send them out to you. Depending where you live, you will receive your goodies within 2 – 3 weeks. Or, if you have chosen a ‘printable’ product you will receive your final print ready PDF to take to a local printer or to print at home.

We offer free shipping on our printed invitations Australia wide!
As I don’t want your goodies to go missing, I use registered mail with Australia Post. This means you will need to be home to sign for it or be able to collect your parcel from a post office. If you need things urgently, I also offer express delivery for an additional fee.
I also ship internationally! International shipping is calculated on checkout. Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery for international orders. International orders may be subject to custom fees and import taxes which The Paper Pinwheel is not responsible for paying. Please take this into consideration when placing an order outside of Australia.

PLEASE NOTE: I don’t make money out of shipping rates. If I find your postage costs are less than what you have been charged at check out, I will refund you the difference.