Many of you who've been readers of Sassafras Salvation for any length of time know that my fiance, otherwise known as MMM, has some mad skillz. By that, I mean that he is pretty slick with photoshop - actually pretty much anything on the computer. He designed my site, pretty much to my specifications, despite never having actually done one before. And I think he did a really nice job. I think my site stands out in the crowd. (I like how dark it is. I don't think I know of anyone else's that's got such a deep background. And still it's very cute!)
Well, MMM outdid himself with our invites. I pretty much put it all in his hands, trusting that he'd do a good job and take me into consideration. You have to understand that, left to his own devices, he treads some pretty strange ground, creatively speaking, and that's cool and funky. But I'm not really after that "Creatively Strange" vibe for our wedding. He told me he had an idea, and he was looking for components. And I pestered to see what he'd come up with. One day, he called me at work and said, "Now you'll keep an open mind?" I promised to, and he emailed his draft. After all the final touches, here it is:
Needless to say, I LOVED it. MMM told me that when he found that picture of the blonde with the books in her hand, he just knew it was right! (I do have some details blurred out - the press corps with their hordes of helicopters would just be too much! LOL!)
He and I worked together to get all of the details right, like the top-of-the-page placement of our names, the right fonts for a film noir style, the movie studio logo, the quote across the bottom, etc. We printed them on a color printer on white cardstock, and carefully cut the edges with a nice, sharp paper cutter. It all came together so well.
Of course, our RSVP card had to be a ticket. MMM managed to get it sized perfectly so that it printed on a laser cut business card sheet, making it extremely easy to separate them prior to mailing. I just bought large gold paperclips, attached them to the invitation, then slid them, unfolded, into 9x12" white envelopes. I hand addressed them - a simple task, since this is going to be a very small wedding. Many of them were hand-delivered. I probably only mailed a half-dozen. The postage was just $1.10 apiece.
I think our invitations are among the coolest I've ever seen! I'd like him to print it out - full movie poster size, as an art piece for our home. What do you think?
P.S. I've been busy today working on our guest book - I think you'll love it! Next Saturday! Be there or be square!