A few weeks ago I completed a lovely and unique little set of Save-the-Date cards for a pair of good friends who are getting married in late August of this year. Sarah and Geordie were one of the first couples I met and became good friends with, shortly after moving to Eugene, and I am excited to be designing and printing their wedding stationery! We're currently in the process of working on their main invitation suite, but I thought I would share their Save-the-Date cards in advance!
Sarah & Geordie's Save-the-Dates were an A2 size (4.25"x5.5") and were printed on a custom-made, plantable, seeded paper from Porridge Papers in Nebraska. The paper color is called "Birchy-Dirt" and is a very warm, earthy color. This paper is embedded with mixed wildflower seeds and will actually grow if the Save-the-Date is ever planted. (How cool is that!?!) We used two ink colors - metallic gold and chocolate brown. Here is a close-up so you can get a better look:
Sarah and Geordie's wedding is going to be outdoors at a Christmas Tree Farm, so for the design, they wanted to keep everything really earthy, natural looking and simple. We used a pretty little tree and fence motif at the top of the card and used a pretty and whimsical script font for all of the writing. We added another splash of color to the set by pairing it with a light yellow envelope from Green Paper Company and printing their address, in chocolate brown ink in the same script on the flap.
Sarah and Geordie loved the Save-the-Dates, however, we are mixing things up a bit for the rest of the invitation suite and I'm very excited to see what we come up with! Congratulations Sarah & Geordie, I'm so excited for you!