Giveaway by Sarah Drake!
July 30, 2009

We have a REALLY fun, totally fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants giveaway for you guys. Sarah Drake, one of my favorite invitation designers, is looking for one lucky bride to help her with a brand new invitation design...called, "love letters."

Before we unveil the invitation, I wanted to share some of the history behind this invitation. The inspiration with a little movie called Harold and Maude.

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credits, clockwise from right : Elizabeth Messina Photography, Harold and Maude movie advertisement, Bari Zaki custom vintage stamps, Sarah Drake Love Notes.

From Sarah...

This 1971 movie is my favorite love story: unconventional, a little dark, and deeply sweet. It inspired our personalized stationery, Love Notes, back in 2006. Then, we decided to take it a bit further, taking our love of all things vintage, the uniqueness of written correspondence, vintage stamp collections, and unabashed declarations of love and combined them into a new kind of invitation.

Okay, now for the absolutely gorgeous, completely appropriate new design which will use letterpress printing charcoal ink on imported Italian paper ...

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Believe it or not, this is exactly what wedding invitations used to be. Sweet, personal, handwritten notes that left guests feeling utterly touched and hugely special. So here is the deal.

Sarah is asking that you guys send in your own personalized wording...something that captures your personality, style and the sentiment of your wedding. You can either leave a comment right here OR if you feel more comfortable, you can email your wording to Sarah at info{at}sarahdrakedesign{dot}com.

She'll then choose 1 lucky reader to receive a set of 100 invitations with printed envelopes, 100 response cards with envelopes AND 100 thank you notes. The invitation is tidied up with a string and a wax seal, also included in the giveaway. In a nutshell...that is HUUUUUGE. To see the FULL SUITE, click right here!

Here's the catch. You MUST have your wording in by the end of day tomorrow. That's 6PM on Friday the 31st of July. This means that your final, final wording for your invitations has to be submitted by Friday, as it's going to the printer on Monday. Sarah can help you finalize it if you are unsure. But, if you aren't basically ready...don't play! Sarah will choose the winner on Saturday.

Good luck to all! We'd love to feature the final design on SMP when all is said an done!