Behind the Design: Modern Fairytale

Categories Inspiration

Welcome to Behind the Design, our blog series that takes a peek into the inspiration behind the design–and from the designer’s point of view. Here’s Rachel to tell us about Modern Fairytale, a Save the Date design with a classic graphic element and a large background photo.

“This design was so much fun to create! It has a large photo in the background and a graphic element on top. On Modern Fairytale, the organic “laurel leaf” shape is fun, playful and whimsical. You can personalize this design with richer colors to get a classic or vintage feeling or change it up and use a bright pop of color to really set the stage for your wedding. Use your imagination and play around with the images, colors and even fonts in this design–just a few simple tweaks can completely change the look and feel of your Save the Date!”

Browse the Modern Fairytale, Save the Date Magnet suite and personalize with your colors and fonts!
What are your thoughts on the design trend of using a large photo for your background on your Save the Date?

Vintage wedding inspiration with large photo save the date magnet

Rachel, designer for MagnetStreet

Rachel, graphic designer for MagnetStreet



For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

Couple and Table Setting by onelove photography {via Style Me Pretty}
Rings by Yuna Leonard Photography
Happily Ever After by Shade Tree Photography
Bouquet by Anna Jaye Photography
Heart Straws by Andrea Gray
Bridesmaids by Alixanne Loosle Photography {via Bridal Musings}

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Christel and Christian’s Fairytale Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We’re going to ease into 2013 with a lovely real wedding with a fairytale feel. Romantic in nature and incredibly emotive, you can truly feel Christel and Christian’s intense love for each other and for their daughter, Nina. Be prepared to be inspired by their love–first through their photos and then through their incredibly touching wedding video highlighting their vows!

Enjoy and be swept away with emotion.


Wedding Style: Enchanted fairytale, romantic & a mix of spring and winter, DIY.
Wedding Colors: Pastel Pinks, Blues with White & sparkling Silver

Ceremony: Korean Central Presbyterian Church, Daly City, CA
Reception: The Hilton Hotel, Burlingame, CA

Photography: Pat Dy Photography
Save the Date Magnet & Carrier Card: MagnetStreet Weddings


Introducing their pretty pastel color scheme with the announcement that started it all …. Christel and Christian personalized Enchanted Encounter design for their Save the Date and Classic Allure design for their Save the Date Carrier Card.





from Christel …
Best part of the entire day
The wedding ceremony–the beautiful personal vows.
Highlighted Moments:
  • The vows
  • Surprise ballet dance from our daughter, Nina-Chanel
  • Surprise same day edit presentation from our photographer and videographer
  • Check out the photo montage here and the video {but first get your kleenex–you’ll need it!}

Did your venues have special significance?

Our faith is very important to us and we wanted to have our ceremony in a church that holds the same beliefs as we do. We had a large number of guests to accommodate yet we wanted an intimate, personal feel–and Korean Central Presbyterian gave us that! It was perfect!

We live about 5 minutes away from the Hilton Hotel and we wanted the celebration to be somewhere local. This was perfect for us. We had our first few dates around the area, so we can always tie that memory together. This hotel also provided us with an intimate feeling that we always wanted for our big wedding.


Advice you’re glad you took
I’m a very organized and crafty gal and I do have some obsessive moments. One of my Godparents, Beatriz, told me that not every single thing would be perfect to my standards. But that whatever happens, I should always enjoy and make the best out of it! I’m so glad I followed her advice because our wedding turned out perfect!
Advice you wish you would have taken
My mom kept nagging me to take dance lessons for months before the wedding. But since my groom was recovering from a recent ankle surgery, I didn’t bother him with cool dance moves. The night before our wedding, my groom decided I should feel like a princess and that we should practice dancing. We watched some videos online and learned a few moves. It was fun and turned out quite well. But yes, I wish we had prepared a bit more and not the night before our wedding!

Advice you’d like to give
Not every detail will be perfect … so try not to worry. Enjoy every single moment. And for that moment to be preserved forever, invest in a good photographer and videographer.

Pro Shout Out

Pat Dy Photography

Shout out to the best photographers and Francis Perez

The amazing videographers of Mayad Studios. To Raphael Pranga, Marga Koopmans, Alpha Gamboa iwth the help of Noel Dasmarinas. They all worked together harmoniously and kept our wedding timeline intact and organized. They are now friends for life!

To our super fun photobooth by Jim and Charity Resonable.

Binaryflips Photography
For my sweet cousin Jomon Mondia–thank you also for capturing beautiful moments from our wedding and for keeping the wedding details I had prepared all in one place.

Momentibelli Events

Thank you to our Day of Wedding Coordinator, Gloria Alcazar.

MagnetStreet has the best quality, service, packaging, shipping and personalization options! We love the design and we were so excited when we received it–so nicely packaged too! Their customer service is the most relaxing, because you know that everyone who works there really do have the sweetest hearts and simply want the best for you! Thank You!

 Enchanted Encounter design was perfect for our wedding style. It’s sweet and romantic–perfect for that dreamy fairytale wedding we had in mind. And because I love DIYs, I was so happy that I was able to customize the colors, fonts and photo.

*On behalf of all your vendors Christel and Christian … thank you for all of your kind words of appreciation. It’s words like these, that keep our own love tanks fueled with motivation and satisfaction. Thank you also for sharing your beautiful and emotion-filled wedding and video. Truly lovely. We wish you and little Nina Chanel every happiness and joy!

And to all our other vendors, Thank you so so much!

Please visit Pat Dy’s blog to see more of Christian and Christel’s lovely wedding.



Do You Believe in Fairytales?

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

Melanie and Robert do!

Once upon a time … a handsome boy named Robert, met a beautiful girl named Melanie. Their story is one of love, splendor and romance. A magical telling of dreams that come true–even those rooted in childhood! In fact, “Dreams Do Come True” is Melanie and Robert’s wedding theme. I admit to tearing up while reading their proposal story–and of Melanie {one of 5, raised by a single mom} who has always dreamed of going to Disney World. Well, the dream came true–replete with a perfectly-fitting glass slipper! Enjoy as Melanie tells the tale leading up to these stunning fairytale-themed engagement photos.

Wedding Style: A traditional southern wedding centered around a royal theme.
Wedding Colors: Ivory and Gold with a splash of soft pink
Formal Engagement Session Location: The Sterling Castle in Shelby, AL

Photographer: Lori and Lynn Cummings at Appear Photography
Save the Date: MagnetStreet Weddings

photo save the date magnet

Melanie and Robert personalized “Enchanted Encounter” Save the Date Magnet


Did the Sterling Castle have special significance?

Oh yes! My fiancé planned an elaborate five stage proposal at Disney World in Cinderella’s castle. His fairy-tale proposal laid the foundation for our wedding theme, “Dreams Do Come True!” The moment was so magical that I did not want it to end! So, in keeping with our royal theme, we decided to take formal engagement pictures at a castle {something different from the norm}. I searched the internet for hours to find a castle in Alabama, which I thought would be virtually impossible! However, I was surprised to find six of them! When I saw the pictures of the Sterling Castle, I knew that was the perfect place to capture our next magical moment!

fairytale theme engagement photos

Fairytale themed engagement photos

fairytale themed engagement photos
fairytale theme engagement photos


Robert’s proposal at Disney World and the night the fairytale began

fairytale theme engagement photos


Vendor Shout Out
Appear Photography
Lori & Lynn surpassed all of my expectations with this engagement photo shoot! I knew I wanted everything to look “royal”, but beyond that I could not articulate every detail. We had the venue and the attire, but their photojournalistic style made the pictures more than I could have imagined! They took so many wonderful shots, it made it hard to pick one for the save the date! They have a great eye for photography and posed my fiance and I in so many ways. I am incredibuly grateful to have a lifetime of memories from this special day!

MagnetStreet Weddings
The staff at Magnet Street are true professionals. I am so blessed to have found them. The incredible care and attention to detail that they used in designing save the dates to fit any theme, style or budget was impeccable.  I love that you make any save-the-date your own!  They have given me another great keepsake to cherish and share with my friends and family. I highly recommend them!


Yay! Congratulations Melanie and Robert. We wish that all of your dreams come true! Blessings to you both and thanks so much for sharing your fairytale with us!



Tell us dear reader, do you believe in fairytales?


A Fairytale Wedding

Categories Resources

is simply enchanting… embracing a formal elegance that is dramatic and timeless.

While glass slippers are optional, think ballgowns and sweetheart necklines, cathedral veils, elbow length gloves, tiaras, tuxedos and matching bridesmaid dresses.

Think roses, crystals, a beautiful ballroom and flowing champagne.

Choose formal Invitations and consider elegant Script fonts such as: BICK, CORO, DISK, MEDC, NUPT AND ZAPF.  Pair these Script fonts with such Serif fonts as: CAVE and GOUD.

exquisite… timeless… elegant

is this your style?


happy Friday!

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