Save the Dates

Postcards. Some of you know I've been helping my beau's sister plan her wedding for September 2010. The bride and groom to be have been together for about ten years so this wedding was a long time coming! I was happy to help the mom of two with the wedding plans since I know what a handful the little ones can be. And since I have a thing for weddings I'll be posting some inspiration and final looks here from time to time. I just met with my friend Clarice, designer of Happenstance Designs. She's agreed to make a birdcage veil for the bride, a ring pillow and fabric flower accessories for the bridesmaids to compliment the rustic look of the venue. I'm so excited!

Thought I would share the Save the Date I designed. The postcards will be sent out next week with handwritten messages (there is a smaller guest list, we thought this would be pretty manageable). The postcards, ordered from were a bargain and I thought the lower price of postcard stamps would be a good way to save a little green (both money and paper envelopes). I couldn't think of a more fun way to incorporate the kids into the wedding decor. Here's the original photo taken by the talented Paul Bothwell at a Berkeley Park. Aren't they cute? I can't wait to see them in their little suits!

And here is the Save the Date, inspired by their fall wedding's color pallete, which includes granite, smokey purples and fawn browns. The venue, caterer and dj are all booked and invites are done. Now comes the fun part... thinking of decor and designing hair and makeup looks! I can't wait for everything to come together! Stay tuned for my inspiration board.