Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Emily and Joseph's Mackinac Island Save the Dates

Well, hello, faithful blog readers! I just want to take a quick second today to show you some Save the Dates that I am pretty smitten with.

I met with Emily a month or so ago and we talked all about her gorgeous Mackinac Island wedding (for those of you who aren't Michiganders, it's pronounced Mac-eh-naw). After picking out the card stock she would use for her invitations, Emily took a few of the same pieces and decided to use them for her Save the Dates.

Emily really liked the idea of a ferry ticket Save the Date (not to be confused with a fairy Save the Date - I was telling my sister-in-law about Emily's wedding last week and she thought they were having a Tinkerbell wedding :)). In order to get to Mackinaw Island, you have to take a ferry, so the ferry ticket style seemed to fit. 

Here's what we came up with.

The patterned paper you can see is actually the back of the Save the Date - like, when you turn it over, that's what you see. I got to play around with so many different fonts for this one - Allura, Rosewood Std, Clarendon Bold Condensed, Currency Regular, and League Gothic.

I also just really had the urge to put a bike on the Save the Date. A common thing to do on the island is to bike around it, so it seemed like the right thing to add on. I was so thankful that when Emily saw the design for the first time, she commented on how bike riding was one of her and Joseph's favorite things to do on Mackinac Island. 

Envelopments' patterned papers are absolutely gorgeous. Check out this close-up.

I'm loving this color combo - perfect for a summer wedding on an island.

So consider this your sneak peak of Emily's wedding invitations. I think she picked out beautiful colors and I can't wait to see how it all comes together once everything is completed.

On Thursday I'm going to start a series of frequently asked questions - first up is how to figure out tricky wording on your wedding invitations.

See you then!

Want to hear more about the value of custom invitations? Check out this post


  1. How fun! Ferries and fairies are both fun, but one makes for a much better wedding theme.

  2. Right. Obviously, it's the fairies.