we got a lot of positive – fun feedback about our save-the-dates. we wanted something casual, but slightly different. i loved the idea of a card that opened up, and my husband who plays in a band, liked the music/poster style. inadvertently we chose a sort of typical mardi gras color combo – something that was perfect as i spent 7 years living in new orleans.
[image by Marit Hanson]
I’ve found Brooklyn Bride to be such a stylish, fun source of inspiration–when I saw your recent post on Save the Dates, I thought I’d send ours along. We ordered the return address stamp from Paperwink (after seeing a post about them on Brooklyn Bride) and then chose Carnival MF Open as a near-match to print the envelopes. I love tiny stuff, so the moo cards and the golf pencils were especially fun for me (they’re still on sale from Write On Pencils & they’ll do up to three imprint lines for free. We chose a pun, the date, and our website). We found the library stamp in the basement, and the other stamps were drawn by my main squeeze. We had fun assembling these little packets, and from what we’ve heard people had fun opening them, too!
[images from Elizabeth]
Matt and I currently live in different states. He stayed down in Savannah, GA to open a digitial signage company while I moved back to CT to do design & innovations for a marketing agency. When designing our save the dates, we really wanted them to be unique and speak to our situation: madly in love, separated by distance, jumping all the hurdles and knocking down all the obstacles until we reach our goal of our wedding date! Hence, the maze. Matt in one corner surrounded by all things southern, me in the other with all the NYC/CT cues. I scattered things about us throughout the maze like the airplanes we spend so much time on going back and forth visiting each other, our favorite pattern (houndstooth) and even our pet blue lobster, Buster.
[image from Bridjit]
Janie just let me know about a fabulous DIY contest she’s hosting over at The Bride’s Cafe….pop on over and send over any wedding or party related projects you’ve DIY’d! There are some great prizes to be won, so enter by June 30th to win. Good luck!
[image from Janie]
I thought I’d send this one over that I did for my friends Jim & Amy a few years ago. I know the photobooth is quite ubiquitous in the wedding scene now, but when we did this it felt more original – even though it’s been done I still think it was a fun save the date : )
We did this in my dining room with some seamless blue paper & a camera mounted on a tripod, then afterward adjusted the color & contrast to make the images look more authentic. Some guests actually thought Jim & Amy sat in a photo booth & did this 100 times!
[image from Raya Carlisle]