Wedding Wednesday: Our Save the Date Sneak Peak!

Soo…I should probably wait to show y’all this sneak peak of our Save the Dates until after the wedding, but it’s my forking wedding (and pete’s too), and I don’t want to…OK????

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we worked with the wildly talented Christine of Yellow Owl Workshop (y’all just went nuts for her work!) in a process that was super collaborative, and I am THRILLED with the results. While I can’t show you the whole package, and probably won’t be able to for awhile (sads) I thought I would show you a rare behind the scenes glimpse of the process we so often don’t get to see.

During our initial conversations about the design for our Save the Dates, we thought we would do a booklet (destination weddings require a ton of logistical information and we wanted to display it in an interesting and aesthetically pleasing way) that would sort of read like a fairy tale with snippets of Pete’s and My love story, while sticking with the whole Aspen forrest theme. Aww. So the first draft included our book cover:


Inside Cover Lining:

savethedateversion1inside(Notice the love birds nestled into the branches)

And a sample page with a portion of our story I had written out:savethedateversion1page1

And we liked it. We really did. I mean it’s good, right? But it just wasn’t quite “us”. You can tell from visiting this site I am a little bit more…colorful? Whimsical? Girly? And so we worked with our wedding planner to figure out some revisions.

And so we got draft two:


And Draft 3:


Meanwhile we of course we had to include our babies:

pupperz1(Version 1, Bella the Blonde is perfect, Bernie not so much…)bels


Until…By George, I think we’ve got it!!

savethedatefinal copy(The Booklet Cover)



In the end the idea of the full on fairy tale telling our story wasn’t really jivin’ (Thank Goodness, Brides Who Mean Business, or you would have been all over me like white on rice) so Chris made it into a map that served as the middle two pages of the booklet. Which I know is formatted too large to fit, but if I sqwunched it down you wouldn’t be able to see all of the details that make it so amazing!

stdmapfinal copy

I mean seriously, she even did my beloved Austin house perfectly!


I so wish I could show you the whole package. It is beautiful. Chris and Lisa did an incredible job, and Pete and I feel so lucky that we get to work with them! After being engaged for over a YEAR it finally feels like it is all happening, and we could not be more excited.


  1. Peter March 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Yesss! Get ready to rock!

  2. Kathleen March 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I agree!! It’s the best! Those wooden envelopes were super groovy too!!

  3. ssh March 3, 2010 at 11:16 am

    This is so amazing to see the process– so glad you decided to amp it up with color. And anything Bernie is involved with, I’m on board.

  4. Emily March 3, 2010 at 11:26 am

    They are absolutely beautiful! Yellow Owl creates the most lovely paper goods. So excited to hear you are working with them.

  5. cassie March 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

    love it bails!!! have the real thing next to me right now, can’t waitttt!

  6. Meaghan March 3, 2010 at 11:37 am

    perfect. congrats :)

  7. Sogni e Sorrisi March 3, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I love this! I still have to post my wedding invite for you. I’ll get to it – promise!

  8. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself March 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Soooo beautiful! Well done. That map is brilliant. Love the colors!! Can’t wait to see everything else you’ve picked out for the big day.

  9. Allison March 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Bailey, ADORE this. I wish I had something I needed to invite people to :)

  10. Pinkie March 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    In real life, it is awesome! In case you didn’t know, Bailey. Just wanted to tell you, it’s really cool.

  11. Paloma {La Dolce Vita} March 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    This has to be the most original and coolest Save the Date ever! It is gorgeous. Your pups are so cute! Are they both cocker spaniels? My little Tate is a cockapoo. :)

  12. carol March 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I love this post. Read it all the time and this one is especially good. One question…
    Bernie appears to be in formal attire? Awfully handsome.

  13. Jhatt March 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    its gorgeous!

  14. MyLittleHappyPlace March 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    LOVE it! Speaking from experience, destination weddings rock!

  15. Deborah March 3, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    LOVING it Bailey! I am dying to see pictures of the actual save the date!

  16. my favorite and my best March 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    adoraballs! really, the dogs…love THAT. at our wedding we took a picture of nicolas BB wearing a bow tie and standing up on his hind legs..then we blew it up huge and one of mike’s groomsmen held it as if nicolas was one of the groomsmen.

  17. cara @ City Girl Chicago March 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    This is FaBuLoUs Bailey! I swoon. Oh, to be wedding planning again ~ enjoy it doll! :)

  18. Jess March 4, 2010 at 10:32 am

    wow!!! amazing…

  19. Debbie March 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Is Aspen in Wyoming?

  20. Peter March 5, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Told you people would notice in this go-around.

  21. Ali March 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    OMG LOVE IT! I am also loving the fur babies! Adorable

  22. Design Darling March 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    just found your blog! need more time to read it properly but if the blog is anything like your save the dates then i think i’m in love.

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