Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Save-the-Date Part I

It took us quite a while to decide what to do for save-the-date cards. There are so many cute options out there, from fun to formal. Vintage post cards were considered, as were photos. But when I stumbled upon Laura Hooper's whimsical maps, I knew I had found the perfect thing.



Throughout the wedding planning process, I've learned that if you wait and research long enough, the right idea will come. I showed map examples to Mr. Bliss and he was sold. In addition to using the map as part of the save-the-date we are looking forward to having one matted and framed to hang at home.

I called Laura, who is such a gracious and talented gal, and we started immediately planning the map together. Mr. Bliss and I wanted the map to show our guests just what we loved about our Lake Placid wedding location. For Mr. Bliss this meant showcasing the river that he has spent many summers fly-fishing with his brother in, as well as the local Pub & Brewery which makes award-winning microbrews. I love walking down Main Street Lake Placid with its boutiques and quaint candy shops, and Mr. Bliss and I spent a day on Whiteface Mountain early in our relationship so both of those were my choice to be highlighted. We shared the important wedding locations with Laura and a week later, this delightful file was in my inbox:


We couldn't be happier with the map. Stay tuned for Part II: how we incorporated the map into the save-the-date.

3 comments:

Lou @ The Higher Nest said...

Oh wow! That's absolutely magnificent. I sooo wanted a map made by her, but it just wasn't in the budget...

mewpaperarts said...

Adorable--so whimsical! Going to be a beautiful, special day! Congratulations!

Maria @ {ritzy bee} said...

Laura is just the best...she's so talented and a joy to work with!