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]
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]
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]
We’re getting married at Aspen Hall in Bend, OR. The place is surrounded by a huge Aspen grove so we thought the perfect save-the-date should include a hint about our wedding location. We carved the tree in that grove so it could conceivably be there for decades! We’re planning to go back on the wedding day and take some bride/groom shots with the tree and our carving.
[image from Fig Studio]