As promised, here are some great little detail shots from Josie + Adam’s wedding…all the info can be found in this mornings post. Cotton ball boutonnières? Love it!
I love this wedding for 2 big reasons. 1) Its friggin adorable! How can you not love this quirky circus theme with all the personal touches? 2) Chad’s office, Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP, designed this hotel! I wish we had one of these in NYC, it would be a big hit. Keep reading below for the bride’s writeup of the day! Lots more pics coming up at 1pm, you don’t want to miss them…
This is our Save the Date, designed by the one and only Anna Bond of Rifle Design. I know many of the invites you have featured are DIY, but I had such a great time working with Anna that I had to send this along to you.
My fiance Chris had three cats when I met him. I initially thought a guy with three cats was kind of weird, but I quickly grew to love both Chris and his cats and now they are like family to me. Because the cats are a big part of our lives we asked Anna to incorporate them into our Save the Date. Our eldest cat Marge, the little black one
behind Chris, passed away the week the postcard was completed. To us it’s a Save the Date, but it’s also a nice little memorial to Marge.
[image by Rifle Design]
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]
It’s actually quite appropriate that this submission is late in getting to you, because we were a little late in getting on board with making our save the dates for our wedding in May. As a result of our lack of planning (or environmental responsibility, or budget-concious stance, as I sometimes choose to describe it), we decided to email them out using Emma (www.myemma.com) which is the email marketing company I work for. We were able to link the image itself to a signup form on our wedding website and gather mailing addresses for all of our guests. Since it was emailed, we wanted to create a printer-friendly save the date just in case our guests still needed to stick something on their fridge as a reminder. This gave us a chance to insert a little humor into the printable version (see PDF with instructions).
My dear husband Neil designed the save the date with plenty (too much, he might say) direction from me. My inspiration was the Keep Calm and Carry On posters from WWII (http://www.decorativethings.com/keep-calm-and-carry-on-poster.html). Neil and I both wear plastic frame glasses, and we’re kind of known for them in our circle of friends, so we wanted to use them in our design scheme.
[image from Emily]