I think these might be one of my favorite save the dates I’ve seen. GWS reader Sarah sent over her little pieces of art to share with you guys and I’m so impressed! Sarah and her fiance Brian hand embroidered each vintage postcard with the save the date message. Yep, each is unique and literally one-of-a-kind. :) Sarah + Brian both love vintage ephemera and crafting, so it was only natural. They tracked down over 50 vintage postcards that loosely fit their general theme (ozark mountain romance) and using embroidery floss carefully poked out, “WEST + ERVIN, save the date, 9.3.11” (his last name is West, hers is Ervin). Check out some of these beauties!
Check out their blog to learn more about the process or their Flickr set to see every card they made. Thanks so much Sarah + Brian – can’t wait for your wedding!
What a great idea, how creative!
This is such a cute idea. I am so excited by the vintage postcards — especially since I am from Sault Ste. Marie, and know that particular site in the card very well!
I wonder how it got to you!
Hey the postcards look really neat!
Yay! Thanks so much for sharing our save the dates! It’s so nice to see my work on my favorite wedding blog :)
LOVE vintage postcards! But I would be really impressed if Brian actually helped with the embroidery. Kudos to this super-creative couple!
How cool are these! So creative and cute!
These are lovely! What a nice idea!
These are cool! But i sure hope it’s a small guest list because I imagine they would take a long time!
Such a cute idea. I’d love this on anything–seating cards, thank you notes, programs…
I LOVE these! What a unique idea!
These are fabulous! Where did you find all the great vintage postcards?
So very clever! Well done, Sarah and Brian. Best wishes!
Wow! Thank you all so much for the sweet comments.
@Lissa: It’s true that I did most of the work, but Brian really did embroider a lot of them (after I showed him how). He’s enjoying the wedding planning as much as me!
@Breanna: We got most of them from antique malls and flea markets, carefully sifting through hundreds at a time to find ones we loved. I’m a thrift-aholic, so I didn’t mind! Towards the end though, we realized we could get a better deal by buying lots on eBay…
I’ve never seen such unique save the dates! Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
I like save the date idea. Thanks for sharing.