11.20.2013

Save The Dates

It's official - our Save the Dates have been mailed and delivered! 
And it's safe to say that I've never been so excited about a piece of paper, or in our case a piece of wood, in my entire life! Yep, you read that right. Our Save the Dates were printed on wood! Oak to be exact. 
Save The Dates were designed by Amberly Shelton. She is pure genius and absolutely phenomenal to work with. We sat down with Amberly about a month ago to go over what I had in mind and talk design. I literally had nothing in mind other than I wanted it to be different and spectacular. I would say she not only hit both of those expectations spot on, but she blew them out of the park.

The picture that is etched into the wood is my favorite picture from our Engagement session. I'm obsessed with the way she designed the picture to fade out into the text of the card. The words "Save the Date" are written in shape that will play a role throughout the wedding. That is actually the shape that our monogram will be placed in (more on that when the invitations come out).
Other than that, we wanted to keep things simple. The less text the better, so we only incorporated necessities: names, date, venue, wedding website (because that is where the majority of information is located) and "formal invitation to follow."

I never thought this far into wedding planning that my favorite thing would be our Save the Dates, but I just can't get over how amazing they turned out. I've been getting texts/emails/phone calls from friends and family gushing about how much they loved the Save the Dates, and my face simply lights up every time. They are perfect.

Thank you again to Amberly Shelton Paperie for all the work that went into make our Save the Dates perfect.

I can't wait to start work on the invitations!
Chits and Giggles

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21 comments :

  1. Your save the dates are beautiful! So sweet!

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  2. That is really unique and super cute!

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  3. love it, but first thought was, what about shipping?!

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  4. Ooh those are super cute Save the Dates! I love the idea of doing them on wood. So smart! I can't wait to see what your monogram and invites end up looking like!

    Thanks for linking up with us!

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  5. Such a pretty couple!!! How exciting :) Congrats on having them mailed and everything. I know that can be stressful!

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  6. How fun! We just received our save the dates and will be sending them out soon! How exciting! I LOVE how yours turned out! The wood is a great unique idea! I've never seen that before! Were they pricy? & was shipping outrageous?
    You guys look great :)
    xo

    www.showeredwithdesign.blogspot.com

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  7. I LOVE THEM! So unique & fun!! The picture is gorgeous!

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  8. Those came out beautifully! Love that its on oak.

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  9. So cute! And so appropriate because of where you are getting married!

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  10. OMG These are gorgeous! I wish I could see them in real life, love them!

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  11. What a beautiful and unique idea!

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  12. That is such a neat idea! They look really good!

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  13. holy guacamole they look amazing

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  14. Great STD's (LOL). That is my birthday weekend (4/14)!
    www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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  15. That is the coolest Save the Date ever! I'm so excited to share ours soon, too! It feels so great to cross that off the list, doesn't it?!?

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