Designs by C. Bors
As I write this over in England, I’m listening to the newly-popular-to-me Lady Antebellum and dreaming of when we can possibly incorporate ‘Something ‘Bout a Woman’ into our special California mountain day. With our website up-to-date for our oh-so-awesome second wedding, it is indeed time to email out the Save the Dates! Or, should I say, “Lasso the Dates”…
Our university friend, first person to cotton on to the fact that we were dating, and gorgeous bridesmaid is the mastermind behind this fantastic array of Save the Date choices: the heels with the spurs, the “Californ-i-a,” the concept that I would actually be doing some boot scootin’ on my wedding day (hunt for cowgirl boots shortly to commence!).
To create the designs, we gave C. a number of details about the wedding–the where, when, etc.– the theme, and our color scheme–red & brown with some oranges & yellows here and there. Being the artist that she is (graphic design & abstract painting, go figure) and after a few beers watching a football game, she came up with the basic design of the dates, heels and A&E. Now seeing as she’s all talented like that, I’m not sure how she actually put it all together, but I’m pretty sure she used Photoshop for her creations. We are planning to email them out via our gmail accounts, but it is slightly difficult getting the right sizing + embedding techniques down for that to be a smooth process! I’ve come to find Google ain’t great at embedding images into the text of emails. We’ll encourage guests to RSVP online on our website if they’d like and we’ll be sending out paper invitations over the next few weeks as well.
In the design, we’re really glad to have carried over the “A&E” from our UK wedding as it is a design element that ties the two ceremonies together (after all, it is our union that links the two events!). Otherwise, we wanted our Save the Dates and invites to reflect the laid-back, country, playful mood we want to set for our CA wedding. I mean c’mon, how can you not be playful with a wedding theme like “country kitsch”!?!
Can you guess which one we’ve picked for our Save the Date? And which we’ll use for an invitation template?