Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Save the Date...

Happy Tuesday!

Its been raining and is super chilly in Kentucky and I think our last few warm days are far gone. My Monday and Tuesday have been fairly uneventful and I am already on the countdown for the weekend! As promised I have some wedding news to share. I have received several emails asking about the status of wedding plans and despite the lack of posting all of the major elements were taken care within the first 4-6 weeks of saying "Yes!"

A few weeks ago the FIN and I traveled to Nashville to take our engagement pictures. We were so lucky to have a wonderful photographer who made us feel comfortable (photo slideshow is another post for another day... ). The pictures turned out great and we were both more than pleased. Before even taking the engagement pictures I knew how I wanted the Save the Date cards to look. I am a total sap for all things related to stationary and I knew that I had a few special thoughts that I wanted to incorporate into our Save the Date cards.

When I first began blogging I came across a great blog that encompassed personal design and a touch of whimsy. I immediately began perusing her portfolio looking for stationary ideas or any paper product that I could monogram (I LOVE LOVE LOVE monograms). Granted, I haven't always dreamed of wedding details but once I saw the online store I knew that I wanted to work with Mary Ellen over at Mostly MEllen. When it came time to put my my thoughts on paper I provided the photo that I wanted and a few places that I wanted to include and she did the rest. I was nervous to see the final product (as that is my nature) but once I saw them I couldn't have been happier. I couldn't have imagined them turning out any better, they were better than expected!!! When I opened up the box with the cards I felt like it was Christmas, and like I was 6 years old all over again.

After checking and re-checking all of the envelope addresses against the excel list that was complied by Mommy TX and myself I felt confident enough to mail them, (I am writing about this only because the cards have been mailed and most people have already received their card). The FIN and I spent last Monday night stamping (Me), and licking (The FIN was volunteered to seal them but he didn't seem to mind, which is good because envelope glue makes me gag...) all of the invite cards.

Even Hagan wanted to help with the cards... 

When we went to mail them I didn't want to let them go. I had convinced myself that they were all going to be lost somewhere in unknown post-office oblivion, or that I hadn't put enough postage on the envelopes (which I triple checked with Mary Ellen and the Lexington Post Office).  I was relieved to find out that people had received the cards in both KY and TX. I imagine it compares to sending your child to school for the first time, you know that everything will work out but until you hear others say it you aren't sure. (I know that is a bit dramatic but I feel as if these cards have been my children for the past week.)

Waiting to be mailed... Mary Ellen did a wonderful job on the envelopes too!

He was a trooper, but I think that he was glad that they were finished!

I found my dear friend Emmy's invitation and thought that a blog picture was needed!

Going, Going, Gone... 

Mary Ellen also featured our design on her blog. Check out the post here! 
I have also included a shot of the front and back of the card below. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!



On the back of the card was another photo from our engagement shoot along with our personalized wedding website. The FIN built the website and I couldn't be more excited with how it turned out. I love the picture choices and our personal stories that we were able to incorporate.  I couldn't be more thankful for his help during this slightly busy time of our lives. 

Until the next post....


Jess said...

AHHHHHHH your Save the dates are by FAR thee cutest ones I have EVER seen!! Not kidding!! I love the nice touch on the very back too!! I am now going to stalk this said blogger of which you speak of! And your website!:) Precious!! I love reading the details!! I LOVE wedding talk!!

Amanda said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the addressing on the envelopes, I've never seen anything like that. I'll have to keep them in mind for invitations. I've already sent my STD's but my wedding isn't until October, so I have plenty of time to figure out invites! Thanks for the idea and the source!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

I love your save the dates!! They are so cute!! Your envelope addresses are presh too!!!