My Sister is Getting Married

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Save the Date

Well here it is, my sister’s save the date that I created for her! Pretty simple and honestly the hardest part was choosing what photos to use. They actually choose the first save the date I created … and I started out with something very simple, but that is totally their style. I just wanted to choose photos that told their story. I think it works and here is a little more detail of their story:

On a cold day in November, my sister was heading home from work, expecting to go pick up her boyfriend from the Milwaukee airport.  He called her before she left, making sure she was stopping home to change and relax before picking him up because his flight was behind schedule. She had been separated from him and her two cats for almost 4 months. When she got home from work, expecting to change quickly and head out, she saw a pair of glowing eyes starring at her. She was pretty freaked out at first, but quickly realized it was one of her loves, one of her cats. As soon as she flipped on the lights, he came out holding her other cat with a ring attached to her collar. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She, without hesitation, said YES! (the photo in the save the date says so).  So obviously he had been planning this for awhile, with a fake flight, when really he was preparing on a driving trip all the way from North Carolina to Wisconsin with her cats to surprise her. What a guy, right?! They have always had a quirky, fun relationship, so the piggy back photo suited them well (and of course with him on her back… they wanted it this way). They will exchange vows on October 12, 2013. And yes, they have the cutest pair of names: Chris & Crys… Chris & Crystal!

So there you have it… if you want to save some money and just have a simple save the date, I’m sure you know SOMEONE with some InDesign or graphic design experience. It really helps when you are trying to plan a wedding on a tight budget. I am NO graphic designer or claim to be, but I did take a class in college on how to use InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and somehow I came out with an “A” after several design projects… I guess this was good enough for her to ask me to do this! Plus, I enjoy it (even though I spent a good 6 hours making different versions and trying to perfect each one) and the photographer (aka my boyfriend) took some great photos, making my job a heck of a lot easier! Here are some of the other ones I drafted up for them to choose from:

Save the Date 2

Save the Date 3

Save the Date 4

She also found an amazing deal on Groupon through VistaPrint and will be able to share more of the details on the back of the save the dates, such as location, times and formal invite to follow. Next I will be working on her formal invites, incorporating the navy and yellow colors of her wedding. If you would like to read more about her wedding and how I’m helping plan, you can see the first two posts here and here.

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    two birds
    April 4, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    I love this! The piggyback photo is so cute and funny. You did a great job, Rachel!

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    Rachel
    April 4, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    I love the mug idea- so cute!

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    Amy
    April 4, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    this is adorable! i love how the save the dates turned out. :)
    xoamy
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    two birds
    April 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    you did a great job! they turned out fabulously. and congrats to them…what a great story!

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    Denisa
    April 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    So nice pics and congrats to her.

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    Sharon
    April 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    The Save the Dates came out so cute and what a great proposal story!

    -Sharon
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    thehautecookie
    April 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    awe congrats to ur sis! Love the mugs!!! xO!
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    Rachelle
    April 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Aww that is so sweet and you did such a great job. I adore the piggy back picture.

    xo
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    Bethie the Boo
    April 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Man I want to get married again and have you do all my wedding planning – you’re doing a great job so far with your sister’s! I love the Save the Date photos – the coffee mugs are adorable!

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    Ashley
    April 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    How cute are they?! Love the Save-the-Date you designed!

    -Ashley
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    anngelik
    April 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Omg congrats to your sister! This is very lovely and exciting! I love the pictures, they look so great together and her ring is beautiful!

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    navy & orange
    April 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    super cute!

    xoxo navy & orange

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    Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    April 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    LOVE this. Wow, so fabulous. LOVE. And congrats to her!!! xo, Julie

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    Lauren
    April 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    ADORABLE! Those mugs are precious too. Such a cute couple!!

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    LittleRus
    April 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Wonderful designs! And the photos are beautiful – the one with a hug is my favourite. x

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    Olivia
    April 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Aw! Congrats to your sister!! Best wishes to her! xo

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    Emily
    April 4, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Aw, love this! Absolutely adorable.
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    Maya
    April 4, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    This is SO stinking cute! I love the theme and these photos are great! I’m so excited that you get to help plan a wedding {my pinterest boards are as close as I get :)}
    xx,
    Maya

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    Diana Marks
    April 4, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    You did a great job! Very creative. I like the story about his proposal – so romantic!

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    Deepali Suryawanshi
    April 5, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    So cute! Congrats to your sister……
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    Megan
    April 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Love the idea of the mugs! The second one is so cute.

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    Annie
    April 5, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    SUCH a cute save the date…LOVE the coffee mugs :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    Always Maylee
    April 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    These are AMAZING. You did such a fabulous job, they’re so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
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    lucia
    April 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    congrats!

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    Amy
    April 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Congratulations to your sister!! I love these! The images and colors and graphics are all just absolutely perfect.:)
    xoAmy
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    Jen
    April 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Aww their save the dates are adorable!

    xo jen

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    Rita
    April 6, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Congrats to your sister! So exciting:)!

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    AJ
    April 6, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Those are SO cute! Great job, you are such a helpful sister.

    -AJ
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    ashleigh
    April 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    That is SO sweet! You are such a dear to help your sister.

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    iliyana
    April 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    wow,amazing!

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    Nicoleta
    April 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Thats Awesome. My best wishes and a Happy Marriage :)

    Kisses & Have a Great Weekend,

    Nicole

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    Rena
    April 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    What a wonderful proposal of marriage and what a really happy couple <3

    Thanks for sharing – including your great ideas :)

    xx Rena

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