Design, Wedding | 7 June 2011

Love meets Dorkiness Part 1

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I’m a total dork and so is my fiancé/man-friend. We are getting married this upcoming November and recently sent out our “Save the Date” cards. As with any project we take on together (e.g. our super cool Christmas album of 2009), we wanted our save the dates to be unique and really represent our tastes which happen to be anything but traditional. For inspiration we looked to one of the bloodiest and yet romantic movies we could think of – 1993’s “True Romance.” Dubbed the “Bonnie and Clyde of the 90s”, this movie is one of our absolute favs! It was written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott (yes, THE Tony Scott of “Top Gun” fame).

If you haven’t seen “True Romance” please do so immediately (at least watch the trailer posted below). It’s worth watching just to see Gary Oldman play a pimp – so bizarre. The list of awesome actors in this movie is pretty impressive: Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt and the guy who played Balki Bartokomous in “Perfect Strangers!” Of course Andy (the fiancé/man-friend) and I would have to embody the lead roles – Clarence Worley (played by Christian Slater) and Alabama Worley (played by Patricia Arquette).

As I do not have Patricia Arquette’s amazing body, I was in a bit apprehensive about my costume. But I dared to wear pink leopard tights anyway! There should be some kind of award for that. I also made the red polka-dot dress myself in just a few days from a cute 1950s-esque pattern. The man-friend had an easier go of it with jeans, a white tee and a hawaiian shirt.

Our good friend Sam Fritch (of Sam Fritch Photography) shot studio photographs for us. We knew we wanted the final product to have a grungy, 90s movie poster feel. Andy put together the final design for the save the dates and I absolutely LOVE the way it came out!

We printed the cards through Modern Postcard’s and they look great! We went for the deluxe postcard size (5.7″ x 8.5″) ’cause we wanted to monopolize all of the space on the refrigerators of our friends and families. That’s just how we do.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of “Love Meets Dorkiness” in which I will show-off our ridiculously fun wedding website.

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