Save Gia’s Date!

My sister Gia got engaged to James in late 2008 and decided to plan for a destination wedding in January 2010. I was privileged and honored to be able to design & create their save-the-date. Last September, the three of us spent a really enjoyable hour or so shooting pictures at my parents’ residence on Lake Elizabeth in Wisconsin. Having a Key West-destination theme, I wanted to include the lake as much as possible.

The color of the bride’s maid’s dresses are the bright pink color that I chose for the background of the front and back of the piece. I chose a single fold 5″x5″ because it’s not a standard size…it’s different. I wanted it to stand out from the normal pieces of mail. I really like the size, however, it is a little more costly to mail. I also really like the tall portrait shape of the inside and how well it worked with the photo of the couple walking on the pier in the background.

In addition to the save-the-date, I was also very honored to be a part of their wedding in Key West by standing as a groomsman. The wedding was beautiful and every minute was a blast! I’m looking forward to doing their invitation for the reception which is to be held in June.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from the shoot. Let me know what you think! You can also view my MobileMe album.

[For the photogs: Canon 50D, 24-105mm f4L, Aperture, macbookpro]

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