Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wedding Invitations

Our wedding invitations have been delivered! What a relief to be done with such an important element of our wedding. Truly a labor of love, I felt like I was a slave to these lovely pieces of paper for months, delicately handwriting each envelope in calligraphy, and now they are done! There is nothing that brings a bigger smile to my face than receiving a call, text, or email from friends and family to tell me how much they love our invitations. 


We had a very short list of expectations for our invitations. We wanted them to look timeless, elegant, and very traditional. I really wanted raised black ink {thermography}. Matt on the other hand was completely baffled by why anyone would pay for raised ink. He said "it's not like anyone is going to run their fingers over the invitation to see if the letters are raised." I won that battle. Most importantly, we did not want anything that was so expensive that the thought of someone throwing it away would make me cry.

I ended up finding my invitations at a little boutique called Torrence Stationary. I absolutely love how they turned out!


A few months ago, April of A. LizAdventures, informed me {during our calligraphy date} that if I sent a wedding invitation to the President, I would receive a congratulatory letter from him and the First Lady! 

Sooooo, we sent an invitation!..


And we received our card over the weekend!

I won't spoil the inside surprise for you brides who are sending an invite!
I cannot tell you how exciting it is to receive a letter from The White House! To invite the President, mail your invitation at least six weeks in advance of your wedding day to:

The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500


 Happy Tuesday!

50 comments:

  1. I LOVE how they turned out--so classic. The calligraphy looks redonkulous--you're so good! Will definitely need you for future events :)

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  2. First, beautiful invitations! I love that they are classic and timeless. Second, so cool that you got a response from the White House! What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? I'm already married so you won't spoil a surprise...what did they say?

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  3. I just found your blog and I can't tell you how happy I am that I did! Your wedding invitations are beautiful.. I'm sure the rest of your wedding will be absolutely perfect! I am newly engaged and love hearing about other engaged couples adventures! I had no idea about sending an invitation to the president.. I am definitely going to do that whenever I get ready to make invitations! How exciting!!

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  4. So exciting to have your invites delivered! I had saw on a weddingbee board about sending to the president and Mickey Mouse -- how awesome is that to show to your future kids!

    Sarah @ 90percentblonde.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow yours turned out perfectly. Yall are going to have to teach me one day how to do these so I know for mine. It saves SO much money! Was it hard to learn?

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  7. We sent an invite to our wedding in 2003 and got a response, too! It was very exciting to receive something in the mail from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Then when we had our son in 2005 we sent a birth announcement and got a response that we saved in his baby book. Its the little things that make it special =)

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  8. That's amazing!!! I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to share this on my blog! Please let me know if you would like me to take the photos down.

    Congratulations on your wedding!!

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  9. Just found your blog. Obviously did not read your posts in order. So, your calligraphy turned out great. What a great personal touch! and very fun to get the White House greeting. I believe they do it for the birth of your children as well. At least they did when I had my twins in 1998 - just send birth announcement.
    Catherine @ http://longvillagelettering.blogspot.com

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  10. This sure turned out excellent! Simple yet very ideal, i admire the idea of your wedding invitations! Glad that you've done one of the most important part of the wedding. My warmth congratulations to your wedding! Great work!

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  12. Wow, you have got to be kidding me?! haha. This post just left me in awe for a minute! haha. Wow. I'm gonna make my Wedding Invitations formal and simple yet sophisticated, and I'm surely gonna send one to the President!haha. i can't wait. Im gonna get back to you if i'd recieve the congratulatory message from him. Thank you so much for sharing to us this post.

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  13. I do not live in the U.S. but I know you said the president! I'm dying of curiosity! I loved your wedding! everything was beautiful! I'm from Paraguay! kisses!

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  14. That is really cool! Will have to tell all my brides to be about this!!

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  15. Congrats :). How do we get a responsw frm mickey as well?

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  16. Does anyone know Mickey mouse's address. We would like to send them a birthday invitation for our daughter who loves Mickey Mouse!

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  17. I found this on another site: "Did you know that if you send Mickey and Minnie Mouse an invitation to your wedding they’ll send you back an autographed photo and a ‘Just Married’ button?
    Also, if you send Cinderella and Prince Charming an invitation, you’ll get an autographed congratulatory certificate.
    Here are the addresses:
    Micky & Minnie
    The Walt Disney Company
    500 South Buena Vista Street
    Burbank, California 91521
    Cinderella and Prince Charming
    P.O. Box 10,000 Orlando, Florida 32830 *"

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  22. Great post. I have been helping my best friend with her wedding invitations. We have been having a blast with them but I can't wait for them to be finished. I love the font on your wedding invitations, very elegant. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  23. The calligraphy is superb! So you really invited the president and his wife? Could you share more about their reply?

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  29. sorry im so late to comment! How long from the time you sent the invite, did you receive a response? I want to do this and hopefully display this at our reception, if it comes on time!

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