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Elegant Save the Date: Destination Wedding

I've shared bits and pieces of this Save the Date suite on my instagram (and it was also recently featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper!), but I figure it is time to give it a full feature on the blog! This Save the Date was designed for my bride, Melissa, who is getting married next summer in Cabo (SO jealous!). When designing this custom Save the Date suite, we wanted to incorporate the fun Cabo destination wedding vibe while keeping it very traditional, and elegant to reflect the type of affair it is going to be! By using a beach color scheme of teals, blues and pops of blush pink and gold, combined with gorgeous engagement photos taken at the beach where the wedding will take place, the guests are sure to get a good feel for this destination wedding! 
Modern and elegant Cabo beach destination wedding Save the Date

The outer envelope is covered in beautiful navy blue hand lettering for the address, paired with beach-inspired vintage stamps, always a must! One of my favorite things about this navy blue ink is the way it has that flowing ombre effect throughout the letterforms.

Gorgeous outer envelope for formal Cabo wedding with navy blue calligraphy and vintage stamps

Upon opening the envelope, guests will find a sea blue enclosure wrapped in a custom belly band. This belly band features a geometric pattern inspired by Mexican tiles found throughout the architecture of this destination, and topped off with a custom wedding monogram.

Custom belly band with mexican tile pattern and custom wedding crest.

When opening the enclosure, you will first see the custom calligraphy lettered Save the Date card printed in gold foil front and center. The design of this card was kept very simple so that the eye wasn't pulled to one part of the enclosure only - the entire invitation flowed together in perfect beachy unison! The pocket to the right holds the gold foiled accommodations card and an accordion style card with several of the couples engagement photos.

Gold foil save the date calligraphy design for a summer destination wedding in Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas destination wedding Save the Date, elegantly printed in gold foil.
Accommodations card for destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas at the Cape hotel

The bride had so many favorite engagement photos (I don't blame her - I mean look at that beach and that couple!) that she asked for me to design a creative way to display several of the images besides the one in the enclosure oval slot! So, this accordion card is what we ended up with, and it was a perfect little unique touch, especially with the wedding hashtag displayed on the back of the card!

Cabo San Lucas destination wedding Save the Date design

This Save the Date is the perfect combination of traditional, modern, beach elegance that will surely get guests excited for this extravagant and gorgeous wedding happening in summer of 2017! We are starting on her wedding invitations very soon, and I can't wait to see how they turn out and what inspires us during the design phase! Follow along for updates!

Forest Bohemian Shoot

This shoot is always a good one to look back on...I just love all of the delicate details that made up this setting. This boho style makes for the perfect little woodsy picnic scene! Also, I am just going to put this out there...this styling team made the Pantone colors of the year cool before they were the Pantone colors of the year! These hints of dusty blue and blush pinks paired with the greenery surrounding, all the heart eyes! Loved working with this talented group of vendors!

Plano wedding place setting inspiration.
Custom Wedding invitations and calligraphy services for Arbor Hills wedding.
Simple naked cake for Arbor Hills Plano wedding. 
Simple and modern wedding invitation design for Arbor Hills wedding.
Dusty blue and blush pink wedding inspiration.
Bohemian wedding inspiration for Arbor Hills wedding.

You can also see more images on the Smitten blog, where this shoot was featured a few months back! 

Photographer: AR Photography  |  Event Planner: Wild Flower Weddings and Events  |  Floral: Fleurs de France Floral  |  Bridal SalonDe Ma Fille  |  Dress: Tia Adora Bridal  |  Hair + Makeup: Stephanie Nelson Hair and Makeup  |  Venue: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve  |  Calligraphy + Stationery: Goldie Design Go. |   China Rentals: Pretty Little Plates  |  Cake: Meringue Bakery