Since every Save the Date I have received so far from friends has been a magnet, I wanted to create something unique and larger, yet simple and chic that would really pop if our guests chose to put it up on their fridge. Our colors were be the ever popular black, white, and green, and the green was a natural choice to flood over the whole piece. It’s actually the Pantone that exactly matches my wedding shoes (my first purchase for the wedding)! My fiance and I had been dating 8 years, so I couldn’t resist having the headline read “Nathan and Lynnea are (finally) getting married!” as a joke on my initial layouts. Nathan thought it was funny, so it made it on to the final piece. We’re not a very formal couple, so the little touch of humor really suits us. The finishing element was the stamps which were a subtle way to make it extra personal by incorporating our smiling faces, and I justified the expense because they were on a postcard and not an envelope that would be immediately thrown away. Hope you like!
[image from Lynnea]
And with that, I’ve got to close up submissions for save the dates…lots of other things that have been put on the backburner in the meanwhile, so I’ll let you know when the next Save the Date will be! Thanks to everyone who shared!
We’ve been together for over seven years and have always loving taking photobooth pictures. We have a book of over 45 different strips, both color and b+w, which have been taken all over the country. Because of this, we decided to incorporate some of our favorites into the design. Of course we will be having a digital photobooth at our wedding ala Our Labor of Love.
[image from Elise]
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]
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]
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