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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Save the Dates

They've landed! I've been waiting to write this post so that no one would get a sneak peak at the Save the Dates until our future guests had received them. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do something like a map or picture that was representative of us but make a picture of us be the focal point of the Save the Date. I'm totally fine if I receive something like that from someone else, but my fiance and I weren't keen on the idea of our faces looking out from a refrigerator at our future guests reminding them about our wedding - just not our style. Also, we wanted something simpler so we didn't have to worry about envelopes and licking and gluing and all that mess.

I, too, love Laura Hooper's work, but alas she was not in the budget. So, I turned to the best alternative, my wonderful sister and Maid of Honor. It was actually really fun to work on them with my sister and now we have a very special keepsake for our wedding with my sister's signature on it, literally. All the way across the ocean in London, she work on different sketches and the font and would send me pictures of what she'd dreamed up. It was always so exciting for me to receive her emails with pictures of her ideas.

Here she is making her drafts and practice sketches over the winter holidays.Also, I wanted them to be hand-addressed, so I undertook the task of addressing them myself. I totally loved it, too, but I love writing stuff out. So found a font that I liked and practiced it several times before trying it out on our postcards. It killed me to cut stuff out, but it was necessary (below is our Photographer's Save the Date).Below, our personalized stamps with a photo from our engagement session, courtesy of our awesome photographer, Robert Holley of Robert Holley Photography. This still keeps with our refusal to look out from the fridge at our future wedding guests, but still allowed us to use a picture because we love them so much.
The Save the Dates en masse:And the front of the Save the Dates:
Oh how I love paper.

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3 Comments:

Blogger DCKate said...

OMG you HAND ADDRESSED those adorable curly font addresses on each one?! That's amazing! I would like ours to be handwritten, but I'm afraid my penmanship is just not up to that challenge :-)

Also - it looks like a postcard, but you have 42 cent stamps... I thought postcards were only 27 cents... right? (Heavens I hope so because that's what I ordered!)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Keswick said...

Good question. Because our "postcards" were full size (5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in.), they still required the 42 cent stamp. Postcards that are the normal 5.6in x 4.25in are still only 27 cents. Good luck!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 8:27:00 PM  
Blogger LW said...

Your postcards are adorable! What a creative & charming touch.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 10:03:00 AM  

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