I know we're coming up on 1 year of being married in just a few months (where does the time go!?), but I thought I'd share some of the sources for as many of the little details that went into our wedding weekend as I could remember! When I debate writing these non-photo shoot related posts my #1, DPN, always reminds me that this is my little piece of the internet and I make my own rules for it. And here we are. The reason why I wanted to write this is because when planning our wedding I found very few sources for these types of things so I'm hoping that maybe this post will be helpful for a bride-to-be or two out there. One of my more popular blog posts is still the one where I shared all the sources and info about my bachelorette weekend (which is funny, because that's my one non-photo related post!). So here it goes, wedding details part 1 (aka, almost everything prior to the big day). Full disclosure: yes, this is a photo blog, but this post is not about the photos so please excuse the less than best quality!
Up first: save the dates. I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted these to look like so it was really fun to worth with my homegirl Taryn of Twinkle and Toast to make these come to life! I really wanted a save the date card that didn't say 'save the date' because duh, it's implied! I scoured the internet for a design that cut to the chase and said something along the lines of 'Ali & David are getting married! October 8, 2016 Palm Springs, CA' but could not find a single one! Which is why we ended up starting with Taryn right off the bat instead of using Minted or the likes for this. Wedding stationery websites--please start using more creative save the date verbiage!!
Notable mentions go to Aimee Mazzenga for our engagement photos, my girl Alexis Smith for stamping (ink & postage), & Momma Burgoon for licking all the envelopes. This was the first of many labors of love. The envelopes were a shimmery blush (we later changed our color palette, but it started as coral/blush!). Taryn printed the front address & cactus on the envelopes with white ink. I made rubber custom stamps for the return address & 'get excited' at the inside of the envelope and we used a white ink pad to stamp them.