Create A Meaningful Moment On Your Wedding Day

For the reader: This post is written directly to the "to be married couple," BUT, is a great post to read as a wedding guest because it could inspire a thoughtful pre-wedding gift.

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You two have put so much time and effort into creating a magical wedding day, but have you stopped to carve out a meaningful moment for just the two of you? All too often you hear "it went by so fast" or "it was all a blur." We'd love to help you create space amidst all the crazy goodness, during which you can deeply appreciate each other with presence. 

Below we've shared 5 cards that will help you commemorate this pause perfectly.

But before we get to the cards, a few thoughts on when you can make time to write and how you can exchange them, because let's be real, you've done so much thinking and planning and have made so many decisions at this point.

 

WHEN

Set a reminder for two weeks out from the wedding. When this alarm goes off take a little time to figure out when the writing should happen, is it the day this alarm goes off, is it the morning of your first full day off work before the wedding weekend, is it the Monday morning after the wedding? Whichever time suits you best, be sure that you find a quiet space, free of distractions, to reflect on all that has led up to today, all that you love, admire, and respect about your partner, and all that you hope for in your shared future. 

 Photograph by Amy Emily of Natalie on her wedding day, full story  here .  

Photograph by Amy Emily of Natalie on her wedding day, full story here.  

 

HOW

Assign a friend the task of delivering the pre-written letters to each of you while you're getting ready.  

Bring the notes with you to your first look. You'll almost be alone and you'll have the added benefit of you're photographers capturing the authentic intimacy and emotion the card exchange generates.

Leave the notes on your bedside tables so you can read the morning after.    

Save the writing for after the wedding so you can preserve moments from the day. Once written, tuck the notes in your suitcase so you can do the exchange on your honeymoon.

Fill in before or after the wedding, but wait to share them until your anniversary so you can vividly re-live the magic. 

 

Now, the Cards

    With the experience of each of our own weddings, we know you’ll appreciate a little time to just be, a little time to cherish, a little time to revel.

    Congratulations to you both, and, ENJOY!

    If you are reading this and you're a wedding guest, we think giving each member of the couple one of these cards would make an amazing pre-wedding gift...also...our previous post has even more ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate the couple throughout their wedding journey.

     

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    Below we've gathered ideas for the ways in which you can commemorate this momentous occasion throughout the couple's wedding journey.  

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    Let it glow - Celebrate the excitement of an engagement with a sentiment that captures the couple's glowing feelings and encourages them to continue basking in the warmth. Also great for newlyweds or new parents! 

    By your side | Letterpress Card to Send to the Newly Engaged | Of Note Stationers

    By your side, always - Now that the excitement of the engagement has settled reach out and let them know you'd love to help with whatever they may need. Weddings are a big undertaking and they'll be grateful to know you are by their side and willing to lend a hand. 

    It's your day! | Note to embrace the magic of a wedding day | Of Note Stationers

    It's your day! - The big day has arrived and the couple has so much to keep track of. Use this card to help them pause, embrace the fact that most importantly the day is for them, and appreciate the once-in-a-lifetime magic this day brings. 

    Post Script | The wedding has ended, how can you keep celebrating? Use this note to write down your memories | Of Note Stationers

    Post Script - It's the week after the wedding and you're still feeling the love. Don't keep those good vibes to yourself...jot them down and send your reflection off to the couple. It will likely be the BEST gift they'll receive.  

    Thank You Floral | Express your gratitude to the hosts | Of Note Stationers

    Thank You - It takes a village. The couple likely did not pull off the wedding all on their own. Take a moment to reflect on all the people who made this celebration happen, the parents of the couple, the bridal party, perhaps some notable family members. Now write a note expressing your gratitude to them for all they did to make the event so welcoming and wonderful.

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    We hope these suggestions help you give in more fully to the celebration of the momentous occasion.

    Getting married soon? Or looking for another way to support the couple on their wedding day? Stay tuned for our next post!

    Until then, 

    K+I

    Notes for your Wedding Day: Jacky & Natalie

    This spring Amy of Amy Emily Photography traveled to the South of France to photograph Jacky and Natalie's stunning wedding in Grignan. The theme for the wedding was “Meet Me at the Tree” signifying the importance trees have had in human history, from the beginning of time, and the importance they will have until the end.

    Before departing for this magical union, Amy reached out and asked if we could collaborate in some way. Our timeline for custom work was too short, but we were smitten and excitedly sent along some of our letterpress printed cards.

    And man oh man are glad we did because the photos are tear-jerkingly magnificent!

    Notes for your Wedding Day | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    Note writing on your wedding day | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    By Your Side Always | Wedding Day Notes | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography

    On the morning of the wedding, Natalie and Jacky each picked out one of our cards to write a message in. When it came time for their first look, they read the notes, with their backs up against each other, before turning around to see each other for the first time...and the emotion was palpable.

    Letter Reading First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    First Look Letter Reading | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    Meaningful First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    Emotional First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    Letter Reading for the First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
    Meaningful First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography

    Jacky and Natalie, what a truly special way to honor and commemorate your commitment to each other. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your day!

    And Amy, thank you for including us and for capturing these stunning moments.

    First Look in the South of France | Amy Emily Photography

    You can see more photos from their wedding right here and here.

    Curious which cards they used? See Natalie's pick right here and Jacky's here.

    First Look, South of France | Amy Emily Photography

    Photography: Amy Emily Photography

    Stationery: Of Note Stationers

     

     

    Wedding Suite for L.A. Artists

    Did you know that we do custom work???

    Yep that's right and if you've never taken a look, we recommend taking a spin through our portfolio section. Everything we design is fully customized, made from scratch, to perfectly match the individual's or couple's wishes. 

    Last winter we had the pleasure of working with two L.A. artists on their wedding suite. It was their hope to create both an elegant and tactile suite. 

    Per the bride's request we drew inspiration from our definition cards, specifically our Cozy card. The bride lovedd the type face, the circle element, and the quality of the soft cotton paper.

    With their budget in mind we decided to only letterpress print the main invitation. The RSVP card, additional information insert, and the rehearsal dinner invite were digitally printed on a thick card stock. The color palette of the inserts was inspired by the bride's paintings. 

    Of the colors we pulled, the bride was drawn to the gray and persimmon, keeping the tone of the invite elegant. 

    Thank you to our L.A. artists for letting us share in your special day!

    From the bride: 

    I can't believe how beautiful they look in real life!! The quality of the paper, the size, the font, everything comes together so elegantly and they feel personal at the same time. I can't be more proud to put these in the mail and invite people to the wedding! I feel like it sets the tone for the wedding and lets all of guests know how much we care about this event. And also what classy, cool style we have! You seriously made us look so good and are helping us kicking off this whole wedding with so much grace and class and warmth. I'm so grateful and I love them so much. 

    love,

    Jules (& Joel) 

     

    Interested in learning more about our custom design process?

    You can find more information here or email us here.

    Till next time, 

    Kate and Isabel