A Grand Affair

Now that my mother has assured me that the Save the Dates are in the mail (she hand-addressed every single envelope, and my dad stuffed and put stamps on all of them—aren’t my parents just the best?), I can safely reveal our choices for the first installment of our invitation suite.

I’m a little bit of a paper snob.  I spend a good deal of time and money creating handmade cards and stationery out of beautiful products from Paper Source, so when I got engaged, I knew I wanted Paper Source for our invitation suite.  I shopped around a little, just to be sure, but it was really no contest.  Paper Source offers beautiful, modern designs on quality paper—what else could I ask for?

Sol could not care less about the type of paper, printing, or fonts for our Save the Dates and invitations, but he pretends like he does and has been a good sport on our Paper Source trips, and I love him for that.  We scoured every invitation book at the store in search of the perfect typography and style—a modern mix that said both “we’re having a formal affair” and “we’re not pretentious jerks.”

We found this delicate balance in the Grand Affair suite, which combines an elegantly ornate font with a clean, all-caps serif font.  I worked with one of the managers to come up with appropriate text, which is printed in black ink on a heavy, ivory cardstock with a light silver shimmer envelope.  Here’s the proof from Paper Source:

Our Save the Date proof from the talented designers at Paper Source

My brother the graphic designer created this return address label to be affixed to the back of every envelope:

Sorry, can’t reveal EVERYTHING!

and this postage stamp for the front:

Custom postage stamp

It was a group effort to put these Save the Dates together, and I’m so grateful for everyone’s help!  I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out!


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