Saving the Date, Part 2

Continuing with a few more amazing Save the Date designs, I couldn’t resist posting all three of these lovely Save the Dates from Alee and Press:

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{these and more beautiful designs found on the Alee & Press website here}

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{this Save the Date by the ladies at Ice Cream Social incorporated the wedding’s key motif}

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{modern Save the Date by Float Paperie via Design Sponge}

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{Moroccan-inspired and farm letterpress Save the Dates via Hello! Lucky}

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{illustrated Save the Date from Yellow Owl Workshop}

{images from their respective sources}

Saving the Date, part 1

While Save the Date cards definitely aren’t required for a wedding, I think they can be a really fun and creative way to give your guests a sneak peek into your wedding (in addition to the head’s up on the actual date).  During my own wedding planning process, my Save the Date idea came from Martha Stewart Weddings, but I’ve loved discovering new ideas from other brides and designers:

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A simple, but lovely Save the Date from cevd

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And for something completely different, how great is this Save the Date towel from Chewing the Cud?

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And speaking of Chewing the Cud, the Save the Date bookmarks from Viola’s own wedding, via Style Me Pretty and printed by Thomas Printers.

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And these lovely Gocco chipboard postcard Save the Dates, by Kristina at A Lovely Morning

I’ve got lots more of these to share, so stay tuned!

{images from their respective sources}

Ali + Evan’s Quirky Illustrated Letterpress Wedding Invitations

I’m sure everyone enjoyed the posts on Ali & Evan’s wedding on Once Wed last week as much as I did, but I wanted to focus in on the paper ephemera used in their wedding.

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I love, love when couples create completely custom pieces that truly represent their own personal style – and when the weddings are an extension of that unique style.  Ali and Evan were lucky enough to have friends at Satsuma Press and Keegan Meegan to develop not only custom letterpress invitations, but also letterpress menus and ceremony programs!

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I would have loved to have been a guest at this wedding just for the programs!  Oh, and how completely adorable is this guy?

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

{photos by Our Labor of Love via Once Wed}

Wood Veneer Invitations — Oslo Press

As much as I love paper, I love the idea of wedding invitations printed (or in this case laser engraved) on unusual materials like wood and fabric.  Oslo Press creates some truly lovely wood invitations with an understated elegance that works for either an informal outdoor wedding or a formal black-tie affair.  They also create beautiful letterpress accents, like envelopes and rsvp cards.  So unusual and so very beautiful… here are a few of my favorites:

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All images via Oslo Press