Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Our Couples Shower

Hey hey Tuesday!   I'm popping in to share some snaps from our Couples Shower this past Saturday.
It was a gorgeous night and we were so happy to share it with family and friends!

I am using a new camera and I'm still getting the hang of it.  A lot of the pictures ended up blurry or way too bright...hence my seemingly platinum locks below.  It's not quite that white in reality.  
Here I am waiting for guests to arrive.  My dress is from Tres Carmen on James Island.  This was my first time shopping there and it is such a cute shop!
A blur (literally) of family and friends...
<3
My brother gave the most touching toast!
K's Dad and Uncle cooked up the most delicious Beaufort Stew and grilled Oysters Rockefeller.
Cheers to our host and hostess.  Y'all outdid yourselves!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wedding Details: Our Invitations

Today I want to share our invitation ensemble!
I mentioned before that we are using PostNet for all of our wedding paper needs.
I have been extremely happy with the service and the value they have provided!
I have been able to be hands-on with the design process.  Their store is near my work and I have loved being able to actually see paper samples and font colors in person, versus online.
I was 100% set on going extremely traditional with my invitations, I am so very happy with that choice.  The end result is elegant and classic, exactly my vision.
Without further ado...
The paper I chose is from Birchcraft Studios, stock #T9530SL, color Ivory.
We did not include a Reception card, we included the information on the invite.
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 The magnolia and the font were inspired by a couple of images I found on Pinterest.
Rachel, our graphic designer, was able to replicate them perfectly.
I chose Brilliant Gold for the font color and I think it has an embossed look to it.
The inner envelopes were gold-lined, so lovely.
A huge Thank You goes out to Jakki, our dear family friend, for her beautiful cursive skills.
She addressed all of the envelopes for me and it was the most wonderful gift!
For the outer envelopes I chose American Treasure stamps. 
And for the inner envelopes we used the Ivory Rose Wedding stamps.
There you have it!
If anyone has any questions please let me know.
:)
Happy Hump Day!

Friday, October 10, 2014

TGIF!

Hallelujah!  
As of this morning, the invitations have gone out!  
We were cutting it close to the 6-8 week suggested timeline, our wedding is exactly 6 weeks from tomorrow. Eeeek!  Thanks to my mom and K for their sealing and stuffing expertise, I'm so relieved to check that off my list.  I will share our design next week.
Last night I had two wedding nightmares.
The first of which was that we sent the invitations out the night before the wedding and then we had to call everyone and tell them "The wedding is tomorrow!"
And then the second was that we had booked the Ballroom at the Francis Marion but at the last minute they switched our reception to a classroom.  
I mentioned years ago how I hate stress dreams!!

Anyway, just a quick TGIF for ya! 
Have a great weekend!