Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wedding Wednesday, first bridal tasting, custom stamps and save the dates

I am adding a new page to my blog for our wedding, appropriately named Wedding Wednesday. One week into being engaged and we attended our first Bridal tasting last night at Datz in Tampa. We sampled everything from truffle ravioli to mini Maine Lobster rolls. Gabe probably mentioned 10 times that this was unlike any wedding food he's ever had. We were both beyond impressed with Dazzle by Datz catering and would strongly encourage any bride in the Bay area to give them a try. I plan quite a few corporate events throughout the year and have pretty high standards. Dazzle nailed it and I am glad to have found a new "go to" caterer in Tampa.

Crostini
Tuna Tartare
We sat next to two very nice girls at the Datz Bridal Tasting. They were both very surprised that I had so much planned within one week of being engaged. Oh the wonders of having a pinterest page years before he popped the question....

I found an Etsy shop called Love To Create Stamps who makes a full selection of monogram, wedding, and address stamps. The owner, Todd happens to be located in St. Petersburg so I made sure to give this local store some love!! Todd's work is awesome and I had a very hard time choosing just one stamp. After consulting with a few friends, we ended up with this Calligraphy handwriting script custom return address stamp which happens to be the stamp which drew me to Todd's store in the first place.

Save the Dates: Before we got engaged, I already knew what I wanted for our save the dates: A caricature drawing of us which we will use on a coaster instead of traditional magnets. We will do other fun stuff with the image as well.  It was only perfect to have the setting at Jackson Square, where we are exchanging our vows. Below is an uncolored proof. The only thing different in this drawing is that I removed the hand grenade drink in Gabe's hand....it looked a little.....well use your imagination. I think we would be giving the wrong impression!! Once the caricature it is colored, we will make the coasters and I hope have them in the mail by mid-July. Although our wedding date is so far out, we want to give those joining us plenty of time since it is a destination.

8 comments:

  1. The stamp is awesome! Jealous we dont have a DATZ here in Daytona, they always do the coolest things it seems!

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    1. You must come to Datz with me next time you come to Tampa. You would love it!

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  2. I love the idea of the stamps and customized coasters! So many people do magnets. I do like decorating my fridge with them though :)

    Regardless, GOOD CALL on getting rid of that drink :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! My only problem w/ the magnets is that they don't stick to stainless refrigerators. I brain stormed a long time ago, what could I send out that people use - and coasters came to mind.

      You could only imagine how I was giggling when I saw the proof w/ that drink!!!

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  3. Love the stamps, glad you picked that design. As far as the coasters, of course that is a perfect choice for us wino's...:)

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    1. :) Thank you for helping me choose which stamp!

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  4. Hahaha, I agree, good call on removing that drink from the picture! ;) I like how the caricature turned out so far!

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