Today's post is inspired by a beautiful proposal on paper that was featured on Style Me Pretty last week, using the paper creations by Wiley Valentine. If you haven't heard the proposal story yet, you must make a stop over there to read about it!
So...proposals on paper...Paper Proposals...you might say that I named my blog after them, and you'd be right! However, there was a little more to it than that. When I was originally brainstorming names for my soon-to-be launched website, I went to one of my most handy of writing tools, Thesaurus.com. I eventually came across a definition that described a "Proposal" as "the act of offering or suggesting something for acceptance, adoption, or performance." That definition got me thinking about a "Proposal" in a different way. Yes, it is also defined as, "an offer or suggestion of marriage," but it can also indicate the offering and acceptance of a life, a new family and a future. I loved the idea of the wedding invitation being a "proposal" of sorts to a couple's friends and family...a proposal to join a new family and celebrate the couple's new life together. Once I got "Paper Proposal" stuck in my head, that was it! I figured that some people would "get it," a lot of people wouldn't, but I loved all of the possible meanings behind it. That ambiguity goes against every single article I've read about how to name your website, but whatever!
Anyway, back to actual proposals made on paper. Besides the absolutely gorgeous proposal designed by Wiley Valentine, I came across some fun, slightly more practical options for any guys out there wanting to be a little more creative with their proposals.
Marriage Proposals on Paper
"I love you so much will you marry me?" eye chart print by Amazing Prints.
Paper Cut Made by Julene
Retro "Will You Marry Me?" large framed print via Cafe Press.
"Marry Me Jennie" print by Walk Up Press via The Brooklyn Bride.