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WEDDING DATE:

Feb 26, 2011

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  • Last updated on August 15, 2010 at 6:37 am
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I wanted to do a Save the Date to give my many out of town friends a head start on booking flights and hotel rooms ... but wanted to (1) avoid spending another $300 plus on stationery; and (2) do something a little different than the couple photo magnet. I thought long and hard, wanting something really customized to FH and I, very different, and a little humorous.  I was inspired by this New York Magazine article about one couple's TMI save the date.

I scaled back the TMI, added a fancy font for our names, and threw in a small gold card with accommodation information. The numbers add to 226.2011 ... sort of our wedding date. :-)

I used paper-source.com for tea length luxe blue paper and matching envelopes- their luxe paper is on mega sale now. I used the color 'luxe frost'. The accommodations card is p-s shimmer gold in size A2. My sister and I then stuffed everything, and used the p-s 'Calligraphy' stamp with gold stamping ink to add swirls to the front of the envelope. The MUJI store had some cheap NYC stamps that I snatched up and used the same gold ink on the envelope flap. Luckily, the USPS has lilac postage LOVE stamps that are perfect for my blue, purple and gold colors.  The whole project cost about $180 for 130 save the dates, including postage. Viva creativity!

DIY Love Math Save the Date photo 1DIY Love Math Save the Date photo 2DIY Love Math Save the Date photo 3

  • Last updated on August 13, 2010 at 3:19 am
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Navy Lavender photo 1Navy Lavender photo 2

Navy Lavender photo 3Navy Lavender photo 4Navy Lavender photo 5Navy Lavender photo 6

Navy Lavender photo 7

Above: Snippet & Ink Board #345

Navy Lavender photo 8

Above: The Perfect Palette Board 78

  • Last updated on August 12, 2010 at 5:25 am
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My ladies will all wear Navy Satin-Faced Taffeta floor-length from Jim Hjelm/Lazaro. They're all excited for the formal style and warm fabric in February! They're each picking their own style, so it will look sort of like this:

Bridesmaid Dresses photo 1 Bridesmaid Dresses photo 2  Bridesmaid Dresses photo 3Bridesmaid Dresses photo 4

  • Last updated on August 11, 2010 at 9:29 am
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We booked Water's Edge in Long Island City for the reception, we're very happy. It has beautiful skyline views, and we went there for dinner with my parents and loved it. My scallops and pork belly was phenomenal.

Reception photo 1Reception photo 2

 

 

  • Last updated on August 9, 2010 at 2:55 am
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I found a brilliant calligrapher Robyn on Etsy [designsbyrobynlove.etsy.com] who will design a custom calligraphed invitation and convert it to digital format for self-printing or via your favorite print shop. Mine will be this style (called "Love No. 006"), I cannot wait to see them! I think I'll send them to Mercurio Bros. for letterpress printing:

Love No 006 RobynLove

  • Last updated on August 5, 2010 at 7:20 am
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