Save-the-Dates *Thinking (within) the box!*
January 2, 2008
How sweet are these? I had such a blast helping to design these beautiful save-the-dates for Sarah and Mike! I absolutely love doing something unexpected when it comes to save-the-dates. Since they are not formal invitations, you can have so much fun being creative here. It is your first opportunity to make your wedding date known- so why not have fun with it!? I always like to encourage couples to think outside the envelope and surprise their guests. :)
When I first met Sarah and Mike (over the perfect latte at Intelligentsia) our ideas starting flowing for their "country elegance" styled wedding at a Eucalyptus Lane. Among the many motif possibilities that the space evoked, the eucalyptus plant seemed like a pretty perfect idea. Mike is a design whiz and came up with a beautiful eucalyptus tree motif which were printed using a Gocco printer in a cool, silvery blue ink. The fonts he chose were a blend of bold and modern, yet still romantic and sweet. We attached a single stem of fresh eucalyptus with a natural twine and the silvery leaves of the fresh eucalyptus mimicked the silverly blue ink gorgeously. (And the fresh eucalyptus has a wonderfully mild, fresh smell!) Keeping with the organic feeling of their wedding, we chose kraft paper components and a natural wood shred as a bed for the save-the-date. I absolutely love the way everything looks when you first open the box and find the kraft paper sealed with a delicate top of a eucalyptus sprig!
Sarah and Mike- I am looking forward to invitation time when we create new fabulous ideas!
those look amazing!!! im so excited about the wedding. wonderful idea. cant wait to see what else you all come up with. sweet!
You have just experienced one of the most incredible events of your life. The person who you love most in the world has popped the question and you have answered 'yes!' The whirlwind of the wedding planning world has now opened- questions and excitement from friends and family, your childhood wedding dreams re-visited, wedding magazines taunting you from the shelves of the check out lanes. You are finding yourself with a new language. A vocabulary full of words such as Fiancé, Chivari chairs, fondant--words you had no idea that you knew and now they seem to run off your tongue effortlessly.
I know how fast everything seems and how overwhelming it all can feel at first, so I created this blog to help answer questions, give advice and inspire new ideas.