Family Crest Engraved Wedding Invitation

I’m looove recieving wedding invitations. It’s always a unique experience because each invitation is different and I’m always thinking about  THE COUPLE when I’m opening their special mail, hoping to get a glimpse of what’s to come of their wedding style for THE DAY; I for one like to document it this experience.  =) 

Lara and Brian are one classy couple who spared no expense on the paper aspect of their wedding (invitaitons).. but, it wasn’t entirely “paper”… it’s awsome and the first I’ve recieved in this form… here it is.. arrived boxed, wrapped and sealed with a label:  (I was THAT excited, the first photo was on my cell phone cam.)

boxed and wrapped!invitation box unwrapped!

2 family crests on side of label

purple+silver silk tafeta box

under the lid; in the box

engraved on plexiglass

Laura + Brian – beautiful invitation!  Absolutely LOVE the deep purple + midnight blue colors for your winter wedding! I can’t wait!

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“Just My Type” Save the Date postcard

I recently recieved a “Save The Date” card from one of my fabulous brides, Yvonne!  She and her fiance, Jason, designed this all on their own and it is so them!  First of all, I have to tell you that it was pretty much love-at-first-sight for them…. therefore.. their wedding theme is perfectly titled “Just My Type” ….  here is Y&J’s STD card!!    (I can’t wait for their spring hawaii wedding!…. think modern spring with an old type touch!). 

“PLS SAVE THE DATE | YVONNE & JASON | ARE GETTING MARRIED !”
Here is the back of the post card. It’s short, sweet, and to the point! And they signed each of them.

REMEMBER:   If you are planning a destination wedding… send your “save the date” announcements at least 6 months in advance!  Your guests will need ample time to request for vacation and book their flight and hotel!

Movie Poster – Exclusive Wedding Invitation

It’s time to update you on the unique invitations that Tina, Jayson, and I came up with. Since OK! magazine was used as our “breaking news” / save-the-date cards, we thought it appropriate to keep in line with the “hollywood” thing. Since I LOVE chick flicks, we decided to star in our own chickflick (aka wedding) and have our “movie” be the premiere event invitation! Let it be known that the final invitation design that you see took a long time coming! Jayson and I started with the idea of taking off where my favorite chickflick left off — How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

We would take some engagement pictures riding together on our scooter; or we would take pictures with the SD and LA in our background, respectively his and mine; or Tina suggested having a storyline of something like “Big time lawyer meets small shop owner!” In anycase, Jayson and I ran out of time to take real engagement photos, so we had to take our own, just the two of us and a tripod in the comfort of our own little condo.

Off went the pictures to Tina to do her magic of croping out our livingroom and replacing with many different backgrounds.. and tweeking the brightness, contrast, feathering, text, font, .. basically every little thing! At one point we (3 of us) were talking about going to Michael’s craft store and buying template invitations in yellow and grey as it was just EASIER! We ALMOST gave up, but then we tried one last edit session and magic happened!

Our movie-poster inspired wedding invitations (back + front)

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Close-up of the wedding "credits"... and in fuschia, the Opening Date!

I am ever so thankful for Tina and the long hours she put into making our invitation idea come to light; especially the hours trying to fine alternative solutions to emailing a super mega file size that won’t go through email! Here is a sneak peak at the final product that left my hand and into the USPS care today:

OK! magazine Save-the-Date

OKmagLast month (April 2009) I sent unique save-the-dates out for my July 2009 wedding. Again, my best friend, Tina, is my planner (yes, a planner needs a planner!) and my very own invitation designer! We think alike so much that it kills me! I mentioned to her that Jayson and I didn’t want a typical save-the-date card and that we wanted something fun! I gave her some adjectives to describe our style and feel for the wedding: hip. stylish. off-beat. To that she said “like a celebrity wedding!” We ran with the OK! magazine cover as the save-the-date card; it turned out awsome and FUN! A few days after mailing it out, we got so many responses of pleasant and smiling surprise! Thank you TINA! Check her blog on it too!! In The Clouds Events blog. Next is unique INVITATIONS!