Engagement Chronicles: Save The Date!

Save-the-dates have been designed!

After Steven and I took our engagement photos this summer, we knew we were going to use some of the photos for our save the date cards. I really wasn’t sure what I wanted for our save the dates, except that I wanted them to be memorable, fun and cute. 

I searched all over for ideas: I looked at Etsy, Wedding Paper Divas, The Green Kangaroo, Minted, EVERYWHERE! I found stuff that I liked but I guess I was being too picky! :)
Finally I settled on an idea I came across on Pinterest which was pinned from Etsy. I adore the idea and think it is perfect for the theme of the wedding. I contacted a woman who has her own Etsy shop as well as website and Facebook, Alisa Marie Designs; we went back and forth about it all but as soon as she sent me the first proof, it was amazing. I was SO happy with the work she did that I definitely decided to book her for our invitations. I LOVE the fact that the save the dates and invitations are all handmade and custom. This means a lot a time and effort has gone into making them as well as they are specially made for Steven and me. 

Here are a few of Alisa's designs:

She does a lot of different types of stationary such as birthday cards, shower invitations, stationary, thank you cards, wedding invitations, save the dates and more!

I can’t wait to send them out now and see everyone’s reactions. This will be a big step toward finalizing the weddinggg! :)

::I’d give you guys a sneak peak but I don’t want to spoil it! Sorrryyy!::

If you ever need fresh and fun stationary check out Alisa's website and Facebook page for a lot a great ideas. She can customize anything!

Until next time...



Engagement Chronicles: Engagement Photos

Remember me telling you our engagement photos would be coming soon...? Well here they are and we are thrilled!

Selecting a photographer was pretty easy for us.  Our dear friend, Isaiah Ratterman of Zaya Photography was our first and only choice! Not only is he a great friend but he's also an awesome photographer! We couldn't be happier to have him capture such a significant time in our lives, and thankful that he'll be a part of it!
The temperature was hotter than Hades but we managed to get a lot of great shots. We started off kind of rocky because we were nervous. Neither one of us likes to show PDA so we felt kind of silly at first.  It's hard to show affection when you know someone is watching.  Isaiah quickly made us feel at ease, and we were able to get into the groove of things eventually.
Here are a few of our favorites:

Can't wait to see what Isiah capture's on the big day!

Until next time...

Locations- Ault Park, Cincinnati
Clothing- Calvin Klein dress (me); Turquoise Dri-fit shirt and Calvin Klein plaid shorts (Steven)
Makeup- Buxom Eye Primer


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