Due to popular demand (and by demand I mean three requests, but hey, I'm a blog rookie so I don't have a devoted following...yet) I've decided to unveil our Save the Date card that went out on July 2 (yes friends, that is six months to the day before our wedding day - I'm a perfectionist). We've gotten the most WONDERFUL feedback from our family and friends about them, and I got about 25 texts over the course of a week as people picked them up in the mailbox! So without further ado, I present to you our STD. (Why, wedding gods, does such a pretty little thing have to have such an unfortunate acronym?)
Major props to Shannon O'Kelley of Southall Eden Paperie for being the genius behind these little lovelies! When I say she was an absolute doll to work with, that is the understatement of the century. You can't tell from the photo, but the paper is this gorgeous midnight blue shimmer heavyweight stock, which catches the light so beautifully! She took every idea I had to use our colors of midnight blue and platinum while giving the piece a "Nashville" feel (a must for our predominantly out of town guest list who will be traveling to the Music City for a New Year's in Nashville weekend) and ran with it. And what she returned with was perfection. My favorite part is the little belt that is made out of tobacco paper, complete with punched out holes for the notches, and the monogram on the belt buckle is done so that it can be re-printed on favor tags, programs, anything! I literally squealed when she showed it to me in Starbuck's. Funny how the little things make all the difference. Who knew a simple card could make me so happy?
So - if you're jonesing for custom made invitations, you just HAVE to check out Southall Eden. And the best part? You meet with Shannon for a consultation at her adorable place in Leiper's Fork, complete with acres of beautiful farmland and event space to boot! When we met with her for our consultation, we fell in love with this little barn that sits on her property. So much so, in fact, that we had some of our engagement photos taken there. So fun!!