Save the date–Emily + Rafael are getting hitched!

We recently worked on save the dates for Rafael and Emily’s fall wedding. Emily and I have been friends for 9 years (wow!) when we first met as college hallmates at UVa. I was so honored when Emily asked me to be one of her bridesmaids and was happy to help her create very unique save the dates!

Like a lot of brides, Emily started collecting swatches from many different sources to try to pin down her wedding colors. She gathered a few orange fabric samples for our bridesmaid dresses and these hues were inspiration for the save the dates.

Emily didn’t want the normal engagement photo save the date, so she had the idea of combining the color swatches into a paint chip inspired announcement. The varying hues of orange were perfect because we actually were all able to choose our own shade for our bridesmaid dress.

So here’s our rendition of a paint chip announcement! Important milestone dates sit where color names usually are, and we used a distressed font to tie in to the textures of their wedding site (Historic Tredegar in Richmond, VA). We provided a digital file for her to take to a local printer for flat printing–the best option for large solid areas. We’ll be on the lookout for these save the date postcards in the mail in the next few weeks and can’t wait to celebrate with them in the fall!

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