Thursday, February 23, 2012

Save the Dates from

The save the dates are done and in the mail! Finally! This was such a stressful item for me because we have friends and family coming from all over the world who will all need to request vacation days, book flights, hotels, and get US Visas (which can take 6 months or more)—so it was very important that I get this done ASAP!

My friend and co-worker, Reem, designed my post-card inspired save-the-dates for me. She incorporated the blush and gold color scheme that I wanted, and understood me exactly when I said that I wanted it to be simple and pretty! I love, love, love the finished product..

After Reem finished the design, I uploaded it to and ordered 60 postcards (lesson learned—60 is NOT ENOUGH). I was hesitant to order them online, but I’m so glad I did! The paper is super thick and great quality and the color is exactly what I wanted. We wrote the addresses in gold pen to bring in the metallic gold color.

Item: 60 postcards
Cost: Approx $50.00
Review: is GREAT! They offer printing for post cards, stickers, labels, business cards, etc.

*Remember, before buying ANYTHING online, always check to see if there is a coupon! I saved 20% by looking online for literally 30 seconds!

Lake Mary Events Center in Lake Mary, Florida

It's been ages and ages since I've updated! Who would have guessed that planning a wedding and getting a new job would mean that there was no time for blogging! I've finally nailed down a venue... the Lake Mary Events Center in Lake Mary, Florida. I chose this place for several reasons.

1) It has a lawn on a lake, an indoor rotunda with lake view, indoor ballroom with lake view and hello, did I mention its on the lake?
2) LMEC lets you choose from several caterers so it works within every budget
3) The color palette is very neutral which allows for a lot of flexibility with themes/color schemes.
4) It's a city run/owned location so it's much less pricey than venues of the same caliber. 

Check out this Black & White Wedding at LMEC and this Pale Blue Wedding that was featured on Style Me Pretty. A friend of a friend also got married at LMEC, check out her fun Purple & Green affair. I know I said I was changing my color scheme, but we're back to Blush & Gold now for sure! I'm just so happy I've finally booked our venue!