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My Dress: Monaco Off Shoulder Midi (size xs) | Conner’s Tux: BALANI Custom | Photos by Aesthetiica | Save The Dates: Rink Printing | Waterford Champagne Flutes | Stella & Dot Earrings | YSL Perfume

IT’S OFFICIAL, save the dates are out and now we’re 6 months away from our wedding in September! The entire process of creating our save the dates was extra special for one big reason: we worked with my dad and our family printing business (Rink Printing!) to design and produce the cards. He did SUCH a beautiful job, I can’t believe all the nice compliments we’re getting on them! It was so fun to work on the design process with him and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out ☺️

I knew from the beginning I wanted to incorporate the image Alicia took of my hands fixing Conner’s bowtie into the cards. It’s one of my favorite pictures and I just felt like it captured the vibe of the wedding so perfectly. Choosing the image for the front of the card was harder because there were so many to choose from, but I loved everything about the light, our smiles, and the movement of the one we chose. Makes me happy just looking at it 🙂

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Card Details: The cards were printed on 24Pt C2S Board 4/4 and have soft touch lamination on both sides (which means the paper is thick and the cards feel really smooth, almost like suede!). I love the gold foil stamping he used for the ‘SAVE THE DATE’ lettering and how the inside of our envelopes have the same gold color to match. The back of the envelopes have our return address and “The Future Mr. and Mrs. Hempel”…makes me so excited 🤗 I love the rounded corners and the script H on the back of the card, the perfect personal touch.

Order Your Own: Dad blew it out of the park with these, so I’m including the information for how to contact Rink Printing if you’re interested in using them for your own save the dates or any print needs! This link takes you to their contact form: https://www.rinkprinting.com/contact/contact.html ~ where you can check the [prints and/or embellishments box] and send them a quick note about what you’re looking for! Mention I sent you and you’ll get 10% off your order 🙂 My dad, Mike, or brother, Evan, will work with you to create your cards!

Wedding Website Details: The back of the card directs our guests to our wedding website where they can find more information about accommodations, day-of timeline, etc. To be honest, I didn’t worry too much about the wedding website and I actually didn’t even realize I needed one until my wedding planner (Big City Bride) reminded me to make one! With all the decisions you’ll be making when planning, my advice is to not stress too much about this part. The Knot’s wedding websites are very straightforward and make it easy for you to customize with their templates. If you’re engaged and about to send save the dates, I recommend using The Knot for your website!

My mom was such a huge help when it came to gathering addresses and mailing the cards out, I couldn’t have done it without her! I also used a website called Postable that sends a quick text to your guests asking them to enter their address which made the process so much easier. Let me know what you think of the cards in the comments on this Instagram post tonight 🙂 Also, I put Mike on the spot in a quick interview on my stories. He’s so cute I love him so much 😭❤️More wedding updates coming soon! To catch you up on other recent posts:

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  • Vanessa
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    These look absolutely stunning! What an incredible job your Dad did!

  • McKenna
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    The Save the Dates look amazing. I absolutely love The Beekman, what a beautiful place to have your photos taken.

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