Friday, January 8, 2010

Our Save-the-Dates

I told you Jamie could take better pictures than me! Not only that but she is an amazing designer and we are beyond thrilled with our invitation suite. This is just a little hint of what the invitation will be like and it's so dern cute.

I couldn't decide which photo I liked best so here is a bunch.

Inside the envelope is a copy of the poem that was read to me at the super secret engagement ceremony.

Hummingbird

by Raymond Carver

Suppose I say summer,
write the word "hummingbird",
put it in an envelope,
take it down the hill
to the box. When you open
my letter you will recall
those days and how much,
just how much, I love you.

There is a pretty version of the poem here.

{all photos and design by Jamie}

18 comments:

nmontero said...

these envelopes are sooo cool! I love it!

nmontero said...

soooo awesome

Vera D. said...

How romantic and pretty! What a cool idea to enclose the poem. :)

anna and the ring said...

Simply beautiful. So clever. I am entirely jealous. I just bravely posted my attempt at our STDs. If you care to look! (Gosh the cheekiness!) Another much lower league in comparison to yours!

Katie said...

They look fantastic!!!

Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs said...

so beautiful - i love how these turned out!

Cupcake Wedding said...

Amazing. I am so impressed. I think these might be one of my favorite STDs ever.

Merci New York said...

oh my goodness- i just adore these. beautiful. and what a wonderful poem.

bigBANG studio said...

how darling and how INVENTIVE to use the poem and its special little envelope as a memento of your love. in a sea of bespoke wedding invitations these are truly original. of course they are- jamie made them!

(full disclosure: my now-huz proposed to me with a robbert burns poem about love in the midst of war, and, seeing as he was about to deploy to iraq, it was quite fitting. so i'm partial to engagement poems.)

Mo said...

These came out great! Love the poem. :)

Maggie said...

Truly amazing! First fell in love with these over at The Sweetest Occasion, then had to come see more for myself. Well done!

bigBANG studio said...

k, so i'm a little behind, but now i've just realized that YOU are A+I.

carver poems, big sur engagements in yurts (i lived in a ger in mongolia in 2006 so i have a thing for round, portable living spaces that look like meringues) AND a shared reverence for the desert. and killer vintage baubles and sexy wedding cakes. you've won my heart. w o n my little h e a r t.

congrats on your magical engagement and the upcoming nupes! hooray!

Giovanna said...

these are so beautiful! i loove that sweet poem tucked into the teeny envelope. perfect.

Aylee Bits said...

Those are beautiful! Love it!

Olivia said...

Aww! I love these...I'm a huge sucker for cute poems too...

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Holy awesomeness batman!

They're incredible.

east side bride said...

you had me at kraft paper.

The Wedding Contessa said...

Simple but sooo elegant! Very creative!