Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Save the Date

It's incredibly hard to believe that we are in our wedding year, and today, I'm excited to share our Save the Dates! I have always loved's products, so I immediately gravitated towards their designs when it came time to pick out our cards. There are so many great options to choose from (it's also where I ordered our Christmas cards), that it was hard to finalize a design!

When it came to a vision for our save the date cards, I had no clue what I was going for until I saw this picture. I saved close to 20 of my favorites as options for us to use, but I kept coming back to this one. What I love about this photograph is that Kate, our photographer, captured a real moment with Stephen and me. While we were taking our engagement photos, this man stopped and stared for a few before slowly walking directly in front of the her camera. Stephen was making jokes, and eventually, I just couldn't hold back the laughter anymore, which resulted in this picture. It will always be one of my favorites because it is so "us."

Before I one hundred percent narrowed down the pictures, I found around 5 different formats that I loved and filled them with pictures that worked accordingly. Ultimately, the combination of the gold foil and the photograph in this card made for exactly what I was wanting and something I knew I would want to frame for our home. 

I also knew I wanted the front of the card to be one picture, but loved some of our other photos that I decided to include info on the back of our Save the Date as well. I loved this option because it gave a place to showcase 3 more photos as well as a message to our guests + our wedding website. 

I actually still have a few more to send out (I didn't order quite enough and our guest list has grown in the last weeks), so that's on my to-do list for this weekend! (P.S. Did any of you brides have a minor heart attack after sending yours out?! It made me think, Well, we can't elope now!) 


  1. I love that you have a few photo's on the card! They came out great! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Your save the dates turned out so well! You picked some really great pictures... especially that one on the front. Gorgeous!

  3. Zelle, these turned out beautifully! I know you are getting excited to be in the same year as your wedding!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. These are so gorgeous! You did a great job with them. And, ha - I had that feeling not when we sent out our save the dates but closer to our wedding date. We had had "enough" and just wanted to be married already!

  5. LOVE your save the dates! So beautiful! What an exciting time :)

  6. Happy Wedding Year, they came out gorgeous! Love how they're double sided, and you were able to use more than one picture. Simply beautiful <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. Gorgeous Save the Dates, Zelle! I love the picture you chose! I totally had anxiety after I sent ours out and had a mild panic attack. xx, I'm Fixin' To

  8. Minted does have such cute stuff. Love how you save the dates turned out. That is just too fun!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Your save the dates came out so beautiful.
    Nina's Style Blog

  10. I absolutely love your Save the Dates! The picture you chose for the front is gorgeous and love the gold foil! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  11. These pictures are adorable and I love how your save the date turned out!

  12. I love the photos your chose! These cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love Minted, they have such cute stuff!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  13. These turned out SO beautifully!! Yay for getting married this year!!

    xo, Kristina

  14. Your save the dates are gorgeous! Our wedding stationary came from Minted as well and I love how classic all of their options are, they're something that you'll want to hold onto forever!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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