Fell in love at once and almost completely…
Ladies & Gents, I would like you to meet my new boyfriend (girlfriend?)
I seriously want to write this entire post in this font, but I won’t.
I will explain how it came to pass that I went against my own rule and actually paid for a font. And it wasn’t even on sale or anything.
As you may know, there are plenty of gorgeous free fonts available for download. My favorite free site is DaFont, as I really love their collection of calligraphy fonts. I used Coneria Script to address our save the date envelopes, and it looked lovely.
Coneria Script is a little retro, a little fancy, and it worked so well to address the envelopes. For a minute, I considered it for our wedding invitation suite, but I was looking for something a little more…grand. Maybe if I hadn’t used it to address the envelopes…
Anyhow, it looking for wedding invitations, I came across these lovelies:
I was immediately totally smitten. Look at all the swirls! IT’S SO SWIRLY!! What IS THIS FONT? Clearly, these are all variations on the same font, but I had no idea which one, and searching through all the font websites did not sound enjoyable at all. Thank god there is What The Font? All you have to do is screen capture the font, upload it to the site, and the bots figure out what you are looking for. Isn’t technology amazing? If for some reason, the robots fail you, there is also a (fascinating) forum where you can ask for help from actual humans. There is also an iPhone app, should you want to do a little sleuthing on the road.
Once What the Font told me I was looking for Carolyna Pro Black, I went off to download it. I was momentarily paused (ok, honestly, it was a three-day pause) while I mulled over spending $89 on a FONT. I successfully convinced myself that I will use this font for everything wedding related, and so far, it’s the truth.
Lovely Carolyna is the only font on our wedding invitation, and only one of two fonts in the whole invitation suite. I used it to make our ceremony programs and place cards. I also used to make various signage for the venue. And, I will be using this font to address our envelopes. Oh, and it’s our monogram and our return address stamp.
So, yeah, I feel like I’ve used it enough to justify the cost. Even though it wasn’t on sale.
Sometimes you just love something and have to have it.
I’ll show y’all our invitation suite after we’ve sent them, which won’t be for a while. But I promise I will show you!
Anyone else follow their heart on a wedding-related purchase? Anyone else obsessed with Carolyna Pro Black?