The whole wedding had a running theme of keys & locks- which I think is sweet- you have the key to my heart- unlocking a new life together etc.... Here are the save the date cards- the vintage key with tea stained paper on muslin backing. There weren't any pictures, but glued on the back is a torn out page from a wedding manual. It is so charming. That is what I want to get in the mail.
Then the tags have all of the information for the up & coming event.
Okay, I lied- this is what I want to get in the mail. Imagine going to your mail box & finding a brown craft paper parcel, tied with twine. You wonder what it could be. You open it up to find this- an old second-hand-store-been-in-granny's-garage-too-long-well-worn-love-story. Or so it seems....
The wax seal of the lock holds the book closed. You don't want to ruin such a pretty seal, but you must. You must open the book.
Upon opening, you find that the pages have been hollowed out & that there is a wedding invitation (with RSVP card, directional map, hotel accommodations and the like) nestled inside!!!! I don't say this very often because its seemingly so trendy right now, but swoooooooon!!! IF I was 18 I might OMG myself & you- but I'm not, so I won't. I am in invitation heaven. I think I'm drooling, just a little. Can you even imagine how long it took to make these? How long to track down books de l'amour that had that pretty vintage feeling you wanted with the certain titles that were appropriate? To carve out all of the pages- just the right size to fit the invites? Ahhhhhhhh! (Yes, yes I can!)
Its copper paper plating they used as a pocket and each invite got a little vintage button at the top. Too good, too good. These pictures were from the wedding of photographer Jessica Claire.