Down to Earth Wedding Inspiration

Dec 19 2014

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Down to Earth Wedding Style & Stationery

Happy Friday friends and Happy “Behind the Design!” Ah, today, we’re featuring 2 designs from the Truly, Madly, Deeply design suite. A gorgeous modern suite with a focus on great typography–but here’s Rachel to give us her down to earth wedding inspiration behind this design. What do you think?

I had a down-to-earth-wedding in mind with this design: homey, and with lots of confetti! I loved the idea of having your names big and bold and encircled on the top. The RSVP Card is one of my favorite pieces–try creating your own mad libs as a fun way to get your guests to respond to your wedding invitation! While this design was originally created with a softer muted palette, try using a deep bold color (navy blue) and you could easily set the stage for an evening backyard wedding!

Colors:  Charcoal | Gold

Down to earth wedding inspiration and invitation  (+ free sample from MagnetStreet)

Featured: Rectangle Wedding Invitation & RSVP Card from the Truly, Madly, Deeply design suite. Like this design? Request a free sample.

Rachel, graphic designer for MagnetStreet

Rachel, graphic designer for MagnetStreet. {See all of Rachel’s designs.}

For the beautiful photography in our inspiration, many thanks to…

Bouquet and Flower Girl by Jonas Seaman {via The Knotty Bride} | Confetti  by Lad & Lass Wedding Photographers | Couple by Claire Eliza | Table Setting by Devon Donnahoo Photography {via Every Last Detail} | Grooms Attire by Heather Hester Photography {via Inspired by This}

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14 Save the Date Photo Ideas from 2014

Dec 18 2014

14 Fave Save the Date Photo Ideas from 2014

#1 Sports jerseys and a hockey puck prop {photo by Brooklyn D Photography}

Such a cute save the date photo idea from this cozy winter engagement sesh–we can hardly stand it. Sports fans? Get dressed up in your favorite team’s gear and put the spotlight on the prop!

Photo save the date idea from this cozy winter engagement shoot

#2 Super stylish profile shots {photo by BTW Photography}

A super stylish Save the Date photo idea from Sweeti and Sunay’s {ultra modern | totally gorgeous} Detroit Engagement photos.

Modern photo save the date idea from Indian engagement shoot

#3. Get Artsy {photo by Michael Novo Photography}

You just may find plenty of photo save the date ideas in a cool shop like these engagement pics taken in a Chicago Antique Store.

antique store engagement photo idea

#4. Having fun in a field {photo by CW Photography by Marie}

The joy is incredible apparent on the faces of these two throughout their wine-themed engagement session.

Connecticut fall and wine-themed engagement session

#5. Up close and candid {photo by Christina Lynn Photography}

Lots of rustic textures and beauty to be found in this State Park engagement session.

Candid State Park engagement photo

#6. Surprise Wedding Proposal {photo by Nate Larson}

Nothing like catching the raw emotion from a surprised bride-to-be as an extraordinary save the date photo idea!

Natalie and Kyle's surprise wedding proposal

#7. A sweet theme {photo by Leah Moss Photography}

Want a save the date photo idea that drips with sweetness? Here’s one: a honeybee-themed sesh in the country.

honeybee picnic engagement picture

#8. Celebrate your alma mater {photo by One:One}

Go back to school where it all started–to the university where you first met and fell in love!

Cute, casual engagement photos at the Univeristy of Northwestern

#9. Walk the tracks  {photo by Mortenson Photography}

There’s something inherently romantic about a fall engagement and walking along railroad tracks only to capture a moment like this!

Romantic train track engagement photo

#10. Playing in the snow! {photo by Emily Schmidt Photography}

Oh what fun it is! To have a winter e-sesh and snowball fight with your sweetie and get it captured for your save the date!

Snowy engagement photos from winter engagement session

#11. Celebrating your service {photo by Paige Reaux Photography}

A photo save the date idea you can be proud of! We just love this military-themed engagement sesh!

Military-themed engagement session

#12. Make a masterpiece {photo by  Kelly Kirkland Photography}

There’s nothing but fun photo ops written all over a paint engagement session. What’s your fave color?

Paint engagement photo

#13. Head to the carnival {photo by Dustin Lewis Images}

Lots of color and laughs {and great photos!} are to be found in a carnival themed engagement sesh like this one!

carnival themed engagement photo

#14. A unique wedding date {photo by Angel Gray Photography}

Super cute photo save the date idea–a quirky backyard engagement with a Pi-themed {3.14} wedding date.

Unique, Pi-themed Save the Date idea

What is your favorite Save the Date photo idea?


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Rustic Marsala Wedding Inspiration

Dec 17 2014

Marsala Wedding Anyone?

As you know, Pantone recently came out with Marsala as their “Color of the Year.” I for one, am pretty excited to see how this rich red-brown shade will be translated through wedding looks–from cosmetics to attire, florals and décor. Today’s beautiful and creatively styled shoot from  Makayla Jade Photography reminds us of how a Marsala wedding might look within a rustic style. {Fun fact: our gorgeous model is Karah, Makayla Jade’s sister, and is actually wearing her mother’s wedding dress from the 80’s in this styled shoot.} That said, we love the creativity and freedom found in these images and how the combination of vintage and rustic come together for an earthy-organic, marsala-esque look and feel. That’s what this “Color of the Year” feels like–a color you can get creative with with a landscape of opportunity to incorporate into your wedding. Are you a fan? How do you see Marsala being translated in wedding looks?

Rustic (Marsala Wedding) Styled Inspirational shoot from Makayla Jade Photography

Marsala-esque vintage wedding-inspirational shoot from Makayla Jade Photography

Rustic vintage styled wedding shoot from Makayla Jade Photography

Styled wedding shoot from Makayla Jade Photography

Styled wedding shoot from Makayla Jade Photography

Rustic styled wedding shoot from Makayla Jade Photography

Photographer:  Makayla Jade Photography | via Two Bright Lights

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Candid & Casual Engagement Photos

Dec 16 2014

Candid & Casual Engagement Photos

We have a huge soft spot for University-themed engagement sessions. Since so many couples meet at college, it’s a fun peek into their past while at the same time, glimpsing into their future. It’s just so romantic–and of course, we fall for romance! That said, Megan and David met at the University of Northwestern–a beautiful and stately school right here in St. Paul, MN. The gorgeous grounds complemented Megan and David’s classy casual engagement photos to a T. After a few playful shots on campus, they carved pumpkins for their fall-themed, photo Save the Date Magnet. Megan said, “We loved the casual, candid session where Allie captured us in our element, getting messy carving pumpkins and hanging out where we met, at Northwestern!”

Beautifully captured by Allie Lauritson of One:One Photography, enjoy this sweet sesh and lovely couple!

Wedding Style: Classy-Casual with a touch of Bohemian
Wedding Colors: Peacock green | Mustard | Gray
Engagement Session Location: University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Photographer: One:One Allie Lauritson & Team
Save the Date: MagnetStreet Weddings

Casual engagement photos at the University of Northwestern

Cute, casual engagement photos at the Univeristy of Northwestern

University Northwestern engagement photos

Engagement photos at the University Northwestern

University of Northwestern engagement session

Casual engagement session at the University of Northwestern

Walking through the woods on campus at University of Northwestern

Fall casual engagement photo

Carving pumpkins in fall engagement photos

Carving pumpkins in casual fall engagement session

About their Save the Dates …

“We wanted something simple with minimal writing/information that really highlighted the picture we had chosen.

I loved ordering our Save the Dates through MagnetStreet. The personalizing tools made browsing easy and fun. I felt like I knew exactly what I was getting when we ordered, and they turned out great! We have gotten countless compliments from everyone who received our Save the Date Magnet, many claiming “it’s the best Save the Date they’ve ever seen!”

Fall Save the Date Magnet

Congrats Megan & David. Fun, colorful, romantic … we loved everything about your University engagement shoot and fall-themed Save the Date. Thanks for sharing all the love with us!


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