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Picture Perfect Save the Date

photo save the date

We see a variety of save the date styles come through our shop, but some of our favorites include a snapshot of the bride and groom to be. Using a photo from your engagement session is a great way to personalize your save the date and make it completely your own. Take a peek at some of the different ways we have printed these type of save the dates below!

Kelsey and Mark decided to go for a dramatic black and white photo that covered the entirety of their save the date with a splash of Gold Matte foil for an added wow factor.  They also decided to add a botanical cartouche that held their monogram which can be easily carried over to other paper goods likes invitations and day of pieces for consistency.  Save the dates are also a great place to include any website information so that your guests can get a sneak peek of what’s to come! We’re so glad we got the chance to work with Jenny’s Paper, Ink to make this save the date come to life. 

photo save the datefoil stamping color: gold matte | digital printing: cmyk | fonts: inigo + hello beautiful | paper: 2 ply white bamboo | size: S6 | customization: 37143 | Jenny’s Paper, Ink

Martha and AJ’s Pawley’s Island wedding was announced using a save the date with a mint watercolor pattern, gold foil wording justified to the right, and their photo perfectly framed to the left. This sweet save the date set the tone for their spring affair and it couldn’t have come together without the help of our friends at Just Paper and Tea.

photo save the datefoil stamping color: gold matte | digital printing: mint + cmyk | fonts: fratellonick + adorn garland script | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S6 | customization: 35944 | Just Paper and Tea

Thanks to the help of  The Write Touch, this Florida couple opted for an oversized save the date with sprawling Gold Matte foil text displayed across their photo. The bright pink from the bride to be’s dress gave this save the date an extra punch of unexpected color. They paired their save the date with our Pearl pattern envelope liner for a final touch of playfulness.

photo save the datefoil stamping color: gold matte | digital printing: cmyk | fonts: smock plaza + worthington | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | customization: 35943 | The Write Touch

Sneak peek: new wedding invitation designs will be here soon!

We introduced our newest wedding album at the National Stationery Show earlier this month, and we can’t wait for you to see the new designs! The album features 12 wedding invitation suites with styles ranging from modern to vintage to traditional. New fonts, patterns, and colors can be found throughout the new suites, which will be available in stores this summer. Take a look at some of our new favorites! 

Linden wedding invitation suite from Smock

Above: our new Linden suite features bronze shine foil stamping on our white bamboo paper and a leafy vintage print pattern. The foil stamped menus are printed on our 100% recycled gray paper and complement the suite beautifully! 

New Prospect wedding invitations from Smock

The new Prospect suite features another new foil color: quartz! Darker than our rose gold foil, quartz has some seriously pink shine, and pairs perfectly with our jute ink. 

SC_A11A1614 Exeter wedding invitations from Smock

The vintage prints used on our modern Exeter suite are stunning – we love the classic black letterpress printing combined with the dramatic Dutch painting look of the patterns. 

Lennon foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

Last but not least, show-stopper Lennon draws on some of our favorite trends: painterly patterns, modern script fonts, and the perfect amount of foil. The suite pairs tawny matte foil with black letterpress printing on the wedding invitation and throughout the suite, which also includes a chic photo save the date. 

These new designs will be available on our website soon – be sure to check out our invitation gallery for even more inspiration! 

Photo save the dates

Photo save the dates are a great way to share engagement photos with family and friends while giving them a heads on your wedding date and location. They’re also an ideal way to share your wedding website, which can include directions, accommodations, photos, sweet stories, registry info, and more. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite photo save the dates to give you some ideas on ways to customize your own! 

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Go big: Ashley and Klint chose our larger S-8 invitation size for their photo save the dates, and added tawny matte foil for an extra touch of glamour. 
digital printing / CMYK process + tawny matte foil | white bamboo paper | 5.75 x 8.375 | #26222 | No Regrets 


Make it personal: Ellie and Andrew included their adorable dog on their custom photo save the dates, and used our Stella calligraphy font to add a touch of whimsy. 
digital printing / CMYK process + gold matte foil | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | #25667 | Hitched 

Napa Valley save the dates

Show the locale: These scenic photo save the dates gave guests a peek at the beautiful scenery to come for Nathalie and Neil’s Napa Valley celebration. 
digital printing / CMYK process | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | #25170 | Rugg Road Paper Company  

Kennebunkport Maine photo save the dates

Share your story: Tory and Andy got married in the place they met as teenagers – and added their wedding website to their save the dates to help tell their love story! 
navy digital printing / CMYK process | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | finn envelope liners in navy | #25467 | Gus & Ruby Letterpress 

Black and white photo save the dates from Smock

Keep it classic: Laura and Justin combined letterpress printing and digital printing for their Ashbourne save the dates, and went for a timeless look by using a black and white photo. 
digital printing / CMYK process + pewter letterpress | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | #25756 | Write Selection 


Tie it all together: Tanya and Matthew took advantage of our 6+ printed pieces discount (and saved 10%!) for their wedding stationery. They printed their save the dates and their Barnesly invitations at the same time, and tied it all together by matching the fonts and adding blue to their save the date envelope liners to match the blue watercolor wash on their invitations.  
digital printing / CMYK process + gold matte foil | white bamboo paper | 4.5 x 6.75 | clairveaux envelope liners in pool | #25307 | The Dandelion Patch 

Gold foil photo save the dates

For Morgan and Hunter’s custom photo save the dates, we digitally printed one of their beautiful engagement photos before adding a touch of gold matte foil. A second card with additional information — including a wedding website — was attached to the photo card with a shiny gold grommet. Rainier patterned envelope liners added a splash of color to these elegant photo save the dates.

Custom grommeted foil stamped photo save the dates from Smock Custom grommeted foil stamped photo save the dates from Smock Custom grommeted foil stamped photo save the dates from Smock

foil color: gold matte | digital printing: cmyk process | fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply ivory | size: S5 | envelope liners: rainier pattern in hazel + olive + pewter | gold grommet | customization #: 22347 | Paper Habit