I thought I would send ours over for you to see and maybe add to the Save the Date features. Although, I have to say I’m a little nervous sending you pictures, since I know that you look at amazing wedding inspiration every day. They are DIY with lots love. Our amazing friends and family helped us form an assembly line one weekend at my house to put together all the pieces. I used my favorite Cricut and Cuttlebug craft machines for cutting the numbers and embossing. The paper products including the mini envelopes are from Paper Source. They were hard work, but we’ve been getting lots of fun feedback from our guests and I’m hoping that it gets them excited for the wedding that is to come. Now I just have to figure out what to do for our invitations!
[images from Michelle]
My husband Rama and I are both artists with a special fondness for children’s book illustration, so our wedding theme was vintage + children’s book + and just plain sweet. Our printed materials were inspired by The Little Prince, one of our favorite books. For the save-the-date, Rama drew a portrait of me as a girl and I drew a portrait of him as a boy, and the two versions were sent out to our respective families and friends. The story continues — and the two drawings coming together — with our invitations.
[images from Christine]
My husband and I were married last December in Sydney, Australia and our favourite photographer was not able to attend. So when we returned to frigid Toronto, Ontario, where we live, we did a little shoot out on frozen Lake Ontario, wearing our wedding gear (as well as vintage bear fur stole and warmer boots 🙂
The photographer was Matt O’Sullivan who I believe is one of the best emerging wedding photographers in our city, growing his business from his amazing street photography work: http://thenarrative.net/
[images from Matt O’Sullivan]
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]
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]