Wedding Wednesday

Custom Save-the-Dates!

I’m dedicated…or at least I try to be. I’m sitting with my family at a McDonald’s while on vacation and I’m posting a Wedding Wednesday! EARLY! I wanted to post about our process of making custom save-the-dates! I love save-the-date magnets, postcards, etc…. but I had this idea of exactly what I wanted  in my head, it just took me a while to actually figure out how to make it happen.  To be honest, it took me until the NIGHT before we flew to Vegas for WPPI and our engagement session to figure it out! I decided at midnight that I wanted to make a custom “10.10.10” frame to go along with our theme! Creating the frame was the easy part, it was packing the frame and flying it to Vegas that took a lot of work!! So here is what I did….

I used this vintage frame from a thrift store ($1.50) and painted it to match the colors/theme of 10.10.10! Painting over the gold frame with a light coat of white still gave it a vintage look. Nothing about this is exact. In fact, the more messed up and asymetrical it became, the better!

Next I painted swirls and added lace, vintage flowers, and pearls! ($15.00)

I added the 10.10.10 by super gluing wooden numbers ($3.50) to the frame and wa-la!, we had a custom idea for our save-the-date.  Other people have done this before but no one has had a 10.10.10 frame with teal swirls and peacock feathers!  We carefully packed this in our suitcase and headed to Vegas for our engagement session with JD and Jasmine and here is what we ended up with!! I’ll be posting the actual save-the-dates next week! They are FINALLY in the mail! Woohoo!

Comments (21)


  1. Melissa: ( )

    Girl you are so talented… love it!

  2. Veronica DePrato: ( )

    Makes me wish I’d stuck with our 10-10-10 date, lol :)

  3. Cati: ( )

    You’re giving me so many ideas :D

  4. Brittany: ( )

    LOVE this!!!!! Why didn’t I think to do this?! Oh well, I have something similar planned for 1.22 for thank-yous!

  5. britney: ( )

    saw this in the mail today and got SO excited! haha love u have fun on vaca :)

  6. Beverly: ( )

    Dear Lord,
    Can you please give me the vistion Kateyln has to see what she sees to be so darn creative! Amen.

    Love it! Love you!

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  8. Holly: ( )

    oh my word this is amazing!

  9. katie yuen: ( )

    so so so so so cute. oh my goodness. you put so much love and care into everything! your wedding is going to be fantabulousss

  10. Danielle: ( )

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! Hi, I just stumbled onto your blog recently and I L.O.V.E your work!!! Wow, you are an amazingly creative person and photographer! I have been looking at your older posts as well and you are an inspiration to me! I’ve recently started my own photography business and I’m always looking for great photographers to get tips and advice from.
    Ok, well sorry to blab on and on, but I just can’t get over how amazing your work is!!! :)

  11. sharon: ( )

    GAHHHHH. i love this!!!! you are oh so talented!!!! <3

  12. Jessie: ( )

    I love it…so creative!!

  13. Kelly: ( )

    I was SO curious to what they were going to look like…AH-MAZING! :)

  14. Tira J: ( )

    LOVE IT!!!! Can’t wait to see the actual card next week. You are so talented! God is using you perfectly!!!

  15. mandie: ( )

    katelyn, you are so darn creative!

  16. Joe+Kathrina: ( )

    Oh my gosh, that is so much fun!!! The creative juices always come…whether it’s late or not :)

  17. Andie: ( )

    OH.MY.GOODNESS. I adore this!!! So perfect <3

  18. Erika Brewer: ( )

    Katelyn, it looks phenomenal! The amount of creativity you seem to just OOZE makes me so jealous :)

  19. Sara Frazier: ( )

    You are so gifted with creativity!

  20. Ashleigh: ( )

    Looooooove it!

  21. Rima Patel: ( )

    Love it ….very creative..

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