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Last May I had the incredible opportunity to fly out to California to shoot Matt and Mandy’s wedding. Which was amazing! But I also have the opportunity to design their beautiful wedding invitations, save the dates and thank you cards.
Mandy contacted me early on with the idea of a vintage, California themed wedding. A few months later she sent me a painting that she wanted to see if I could digitally touch up and enhance for the front of their wedding invitations. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure how they were going to turn out, but after I started working on them and caught the vision, I was so excited with the way they turned out. It was a bit time consuming, but definitely worth it in the end.
Palmdale is situated just about 45 minutes east of Los Angeles in the mountainous desert of California. Now the couple resides in Santa Monica. So they wanted to combine the mountains and desert of Palmdale and the beachfront of Santa Monica. Mandy’s sister was the artist that painted the original painting, which is far more amazing to me than the digital work I had to do!
The RSVP cards were meant to look like a vintage California postcard. And the back had cute little questions for the guests to fill out about the couple and the wedding.
The direction cards featured a Joshua Tree. Which I was completely unfamiliar with, but when I arrived in Palmdale, I knew exactly what she was talking about. They were everywhere. And beautiful in their own Califonia-desert-type way!
It really was so fun to work with such a creative bride! If you can dream it, we can do it!
Welcome to Taylor Tuesday, hopefully you are still enjoying your holiday break, but for those of you that are back in the office, I wanted to give you something to pass the time! :)
It is that time of year again; time to save those wedding dates! If you have a wedding this summer or in the fall, it is time to send out your Save the Date cards! Hopefully you have had your engagement photos taken and are ready for the design stage! When it comes to Save the Dates, there are so many options: postcards, cards, folded cards, accordion cards, magnets, DVD slideshows, etc.
Today, I am going to highlight MAGNETS!!!
In case you are unfamiliar with the idea of Save the Dates, I have included a few quick thoughts about these things. They are generally sent out 4-6 months before the wedding. Many times people ask me if Save the Dates are required or necessary? And the truth is that they are not required, but are sometimes very helpful to your guests.
When deciding if you should send out Save the Dates, you should consider a few things: Is your wedding on a day other than Saturday? Is your wedding on or near a holiday? Is your wedding in an unusual location or at an unusual time? Do you have lots of out-of-town guests? All of these situations are times that may be helpful for your guests to know about your wedding in advance in order to make special arrangements OR to reserve that weekend or day before something else is planned. A good example would be holidays, like the Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend or Memorial Day weekend. These are weekends that many people plan vacations or trips to the lake. Likewise Friday weddings, sometimes get missed, because they are just unique enough.
There are a couple of different ways you can go with the design of your Save the Dates. Sometimes I have brides who want their entire wedding invitation collections to match and coordinate. So we start with the Save the Date, using colors, themes, etc. that we will later use to really exemplify the invitations. When this happens our goal is for the save the date to support the invitation, instead of the invitation supporting the save the date. We always want the invitation to be the most important piece.
Another option is to really have fun with the save the dates and make them unique and different from the look of your invitations. I have had brides use completely different colors on their save the dates. Almost seeing them as a completely different item, not related to the invitations, but rather an fun announcement! Either way, save the dates are super fun and are a great way to get the wedding planning started.
My favorite reason to use Save the Dates? To show off your HOTT HOLLIB engagement photos! I mean give your guests a reason to stick a magnet of your pretty face on their fridge for 6 months (or more!)
Okay, so now I will leave you with some photos of some save the date magnets we have done! You will notice that many of these magnets come in a card carrier, this is yet another option to add to your save the date magnets! And as always if you have any questions or want to set up a consultation for save the date magnets, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
These pictures kinda show how the carrier is used. The magnet is held into place with slits in the carrier, but the magnet can be removed.
Can you believe it is November? I mean really? Where did October go? So.. it is about time we start talking about Christmas… how ’bout it?
I believe that everyone needs some fun custom designed Christmas cards to send to your friends and family! Your cards need to scream, “hey, we are the cool family on the block and we are the cutest family/couple/children ever and I this ONE OF A KIND Christmas card proves it”. So we at HolliB would like to help you accomplish that.
We have lots of fun ideas for Christmas cards around here. Really what we love to do is to design something perfectly unique to fit your family!
So contact me at Taylor@hollibphotography.com so we can get started designing your Family’s custom Christmas card!!
These are a few from last year! We can do anything you can image, folded, flat, trifold, accordion – You. Name. It.
Oh and if you have not had your family’s picture taken for your Christmas card – we can do that too!
The holidays will be here before we know it!!!
Well Happy November everyone – until next week,
I am so sorry, yesterday was a randomly, crazy, crock potted some chili, stopped by the studio and edited some photos and designed some sweet invitations kind of day. And I completely forgot to post on the blog for Taylor Tuesday. But since I had something really fun to post, I wanted to go ahead and get it done right now, instead of waiting until next week. Yada, yada, yada… on to the coolest wedding programs EVER.
Welp here they are… our bride Casey (you can view her wedding here) wanted to do something really fun and different for their wedding programs. So we used some of her sweet engagement photos and she wanted to incorporate some info about each of them and about their story. Viola (sp?) these accordion programs were created and they are perfect.
We included the ceremony order, cute information about them and then the complete wedding party! The beautiful pictures really make these programs…
These accordion cards are also perfect for the Christmas cards, Save the Dates, Birth Announcements, You name it, we can make it happen!
See ya next Tuesday! (or maybe Wednesday…)
So, I mentioned last Tuesday that we had quite a few albums going on right now. Over the past 2 months, we have designed more than six albums!! It has been so fun to get these albums, they are all very different. We have seen some new paper samples and leather colors.
After 2 years, I finally decided to print my wedding album. I am pretty proud of it. I don’t really know how to explain it, but there is something so exciting about actually having your wedding photos printed on thick metallic pages in a beautifully bound leather album. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love it!!!
I bought this fun, unique slipcover for my album. Since I plan to show this album to everyone I know, I wanted to have a way to protect it, as I tote it around the country!
I would say, if you have not ordered a wedding album, it is something I would highly suggest. I have been planning on showing off this album since before I even had my wedding and it is so gratifying to be able to whip it out and show it off!
I ordered these awesome replica Parent Albums for each of our parents.
We love wedding albums…