Monday, November 24, 2008

The Look

I'm not totally sure what bridesmaid dresses I want, but we have a definite look we are going for. Very nautical and Newport. My fiance is extremely laid back and was pretty excited at the idea of wearing a navy blazer and khakis over a tux. When we first started talking about weddings, he told me he wanted to get married on the beach in shorts and a Hawaain shirt. I wanted something a little more formal, so this seems like the perfect compromise. More casual for him, but formal enough for me. I think the look is more "us".

I can't wait to pick out my flower girl a.k.a. my god-daughter's dress! How adorable are these kids?
Top 2: Bello Photography
Bottom 4: Snap! Photography

I think this "look" screams relaxed and casual, which I think leads to a relaxing and fun day. Don't these people look like their having a good time?

What "look" are you going for?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Right after we got, we started to receive a few beautiful and really thoughtful gifts from some of our closest friends. I think engagement gifts aren't necessary, so we really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the gift givers. I don't like to do standard thank yous because if someone went out of their way to do something nice for me, I want to give them a personal thank you.

That being said, I think we came up with the most perfect idea for thank yous!

We used 3 photos from the day of the proposal. We wanted to give each person a little glimpse into the day. So we had a picture of us taken the day of the proposal as the card, we used the picture of the date of the proposal written in the sand as the stamp, and a picture of my ring as a sticker to seal the envelope.

Close ups of the pictures used:

I'm so happy with how they turned out! They are super easy to make. Go to Zazzle to pick your product, upload a picture and your product is ready to purchase, you can also add other features such as text. You can't see it, but we had Thank you! written on the card.

Do you like personalizing thank you's too? How have you made your thank you's personal?