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Your Last Chance to Get Custom Wedding Stamps!

May 28, 2020 | nicole

This post is sponsored by Minted!

If you’ve had your heart set on using custom wedding stamps to address your invitations or any future mail, now is the time — seriously! The United States Postal Service will be discontinuing personalized postage, so it’s your last chance ever to stock up on custom stamps from Minted! Known for their unique designs by independent artists, Minted’s selection of custom wedding stamps are not only beautiful, but come in a range of styles so you can choose what fits your unique style.

Getting married can require a lot of postage, including everything from engagement announcements and Save-the-Dates to wedding and shower invitations to reply cards and thank you cards. We’re all about personalizing your wedding in ways big and small and a custom stamp gives your guests a personality-filled first impression of your day from the moment they open their mailbox. Minted offers a seamless and stunning experience thanks to personalized stamps, FREE custom envelopes and FREE guest addressing, all in designs that match the look and feel of your wedding stationery. A custom stamp is like the cherry on top of the delicious sundae of your wedding correspondence, so get the perfect finishing touch for all your envelopes while you still have the chance!

What You Need to Know

  • Order your custom wedding stamps by June 9 before they are discontinued. Stock up now to use your beautiful personal stamps for all of your wedding needs!
  • Personalized postage will still be accepted as valid postage
  • Minted stamps are sold in sheets of 20 and are printed on adhesive postage paper for easy application to your envelopes.
  • Minted custom stamps are available in three denominations:
    • 35¢ for postcards
    • 55¢ for standard mailings under 1 ounce
    • 70¢ for square envelopes, odd-shaped or rigid mailings, or mailings up to 2 ounces

 

Custom Wedding Stamps for Every Style

Have you already selected a Minted stationery suite for your wedding? Many of the available wedding stamps are meant to complement wedding paper collections by the same artists so all of your correspondence is cohesive! Haven’t yet picked your invitations? Let these gorgeous custom wedding stamps be your guide to find a stylish suite that’s right for you!

PHOTO STAMPS

shop the The Big Picture Stamp

shop the The Simple Things Stamp

CREATIVE + ARTISTIC

shop the Galeria Stamp

shop the Overlapping Stamp

shop the Bold Stamp

BOTANICAL + BOHEMIAN

shop the floral corner Stamp

shop the Flourishing Stamp

shop the Forest Crest Stamp

CLASSIC

shop the Dolce Stamp

shop the desert chic Stamp

shop the Intricate Stamp

ROMANTIC

shop the Lettered Love Always Stamp

shop the Together Always Stamp

shop the About To Go Down Stamp

Which style best fits your vibe? Don’t forget to order your custom wedding stamps from Minted by June 9 before they’re discontinued forever!

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Laid-Back Dinner Party Style Wedding at The Bachelor Farmer

May 28, 2020 | brooke

Lovers of urban, eclectic weddings—unite! We’re positively obsessed with Megan and Taylor’s laid-back, dinner party style wedding at The Bachelor Farmer. From Megan being total bride babe goals (she did her own her) to the couple’s handcrafted reception playlist that got everyone on the dance floor, we can’t get over the intention behind every decision made for this day. Eclectic Elegance Florals helped the couple coordinate all the little details, as well as create the fabulous, modern arrangements and bouquets with orchids, anthurium, reflexed roses, and just a hint of greenery. If you love a good mix of creative and in-the-moment photos, you’re going to love every image Quinn Oberlander beautifully captured of this sweet day in Minneapolis!

The Couple:

Megan & Taylor

The Wedding:

The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis, Minnesota

We heard that you can strengthen your memories of a day by wearing a new fragrance. We decided ‘what the hell’ and each found a new scent for our wedding day, and another for our honeymoon. It’s true! Every time we wear those scents now, we get all the feels from our wedding day.

I wanted to be comfortable and, most importantly, feel like myself. I found the perfect simple Alexandra Grecco dress (with a slit!) at A&Be in Minneapolis. Adding the overlay from a different designer (Rue de Seine) made me feel like I was wearing a totally unique dress. I rarely wear my hair up, so after practicing a few times, I decided to do my hair myself! Taylor’s suit was put together and customized at Atmosfere. Adding sleek black shoes and a matte black tie clip were the perfect balance to the patterned suit and textured tie.

 I was really nervous leading up to the ceremony; it hit me that everything we had been planning for months was about to ACTUALLY HAPPEN. The second I stepped into the ceremony room and saw Taylor and all of our friends and family, every bit of that nervousness vanished and all I felt was 100% love.

This might sound over the top, but before any other planning, I put together a color palette in Photoshop. Our venue, colorful as it was, begged to be complimented by more than pastels or simple greenery. Our color palette consisted of nine colors to fit the space and season and was a helpful reference when choosing dresses, suits, and florals. Our florist, Terra, made the MOST BEAUTIFUL modern arrangements and bouquets with orchids, anthurium, reflexed roses, and just a hint of greenery. We kept the decor to a minimum because the venue already had a ton of personality. The only decor items we purchased were table number holders ($0.97 from Ikea!) and an empty journal to use as a guest book.

The staff at The Bachelor Farmer cared about creating an experience for our guests as much as we did. The level of service they provided, their attention to detail, and ability to accommodate in-the-moment changes blew us away.

Quinn Oberlander is freaking amazing. She did such a great job making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Being photographers ourselves, we found it important to choose a wedding photographer that would capture the day exactly how it felt, but still deliver some creative and non-traditional photos.

We wanted our wedding day to be laid back and feel like we were throwing a dinner party for our friends and family. Having a small guest list of 66 allowed us to consider restaurant spaces. Our top priorities were food, drinks, and a warm and intimate atmosphere. We also valued a location that we could revisit in the future. The Bachelor Farmer checked all of these boxes. We already knew The Bachelor Farmer made some of the best food and cocktails in Minneapolis, but seeing their second-floor event space made the decision a no-brainer. It spanned four uniquely-styled rooms – a hidden dining room, a cozy, wood paneled room with a fireplace, a bar room with colorful afghans covering the walls and ceiling, and an industrial space for the ceremony and dancing.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Quinn Oberlander Photographer
Event Coordinator & Floral – Eclectic Elegance Florals
Wedding Venue – The Bachelor Farmer
Floral Design – Eclectic Elegance Florals
Catering – The Bachelor Farmer
Officiant – Kjersti Moline
Invitation Design – Bry Loves Paper
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Lady Vamp Artistry
Wedding Dress – Alexandra Grecco via a & bé Minneapolis
Bridal Accessories – Rue de Seine
Bridal Alterations – Modehaus Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Atmosfere

 

Congratulations, Megan and Taylor, and many thanks to Junebug member Quinn Oberlander for sharing their day at The Bachelor Farmer with us! For more of Quinn’s work, be sure to check out her page in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.

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16 Elopement Ideas to Make Your Small Wedding Special

May 27, 2020 | brooke


photo by Hipster Wedding

Close your eyes. Imagine the best day of your life. Not in a grand extraordinary way, but in a way that’s somehow completely ordinary but magical at the same time. Think about what you love doing with your person, and the things you each enjoy as individuals. Your elopement day should be all of those things wrapped into one. It should be a day that makes you feel most alive and seen for exactly who you are. If you’re struggling to think of those ideas (don’t worry, we know it can be overwhelming!), we are here to help.

These elopement ideas will help your small wedding feel oh-so-special:

  • Make it an all day thing
  • Have a first look
  • Get ready together
  • Play your favorite game
  • Involve your loved ones
  • Write your own vows
  • Hire a musician

Read on for even more!

Make it an all day thing

If you’re choosing to elope, you likely don’t have venue times to adhere to or a lot of people’s schedules to work around. Make this entire day about the two of you. Dream up your most perfect day together, and get ready to make some memories. Pro tip: Hire a photographer who’s down to third wheel the entire day (or weekend) with the two of you. We promise you’re going to want all the moments captured.


photo by Maggie Grace Photography and Summer Leigha Photo; see more of this real elopement here!

Have a first look

First looks can be an incredibly sentimental moment. And also a way to make your elopement a little bit more similar to a traditional wedding day. While you’re getting ready apart, you have time to process the day individually before seeing each other. It helps build up the excitement for the big moments to come.

Get ready together

If you choose to forgo the first look and choose to truly spend the entire day together, getting “all done up” can be a really fun and sentimental part of your day. You’re not just getting ready, you’re getting ready to commit to forever. Spend the morning drinking coffee together. Find a space where the two of you can sit in the same room and talk while you’re fixing your hair.

Play your favorite game before the ceremony

Do you and your person have a favorite game to play? Maybe it’s cards or dominoes, or even Mario Kart! This is your day, so you might as well add in elements of all the little things you love to do together. You might not love those things forever, so this is the time to document them as a part of your history.

Involve your loved ones

Whether you choose to invite a few of your favorite people or involve them from a distance, sharing the happiness of this day can be incredibly rewarding for everyone. If you’re choosing for your loved ones to not be a part of your day physically, you can have them write letters for the two of you to read or tune into your day via FaceTime!


photo by Laurene and The Wolf; see more of this real elopement here!

Write your own vows

If you’re choosing to elope, you probably already realize the importance of this day being about the two of you. Writing your own vows will not only make your ceremony that much more special, but it will give you something to look back on for years to come and remember the promises you made to each other that day.

RECOMMENDED READING: Vow Writing Tips from Wedding Experts

Hire a musician

The beauty of an elopement is that you can spend your money where it matters most to you. If you’re into live music, consider hiring someone to play your ceremony or first dance. Intentional decisions like these can help make your day feel extra special.

Incorporate your unique talents

Do you sing or plan an instrument yourself? Maybe you’re a photographer or artist. If you have a creative talent (even cooking a dang good breakfast is a skill!), incorporating it into your elopement day can be something that people look back on for years and really see YOU in your day.

Celebrate after your ceremony

You did it! Instead of rushing away to take photos immediately following the ceremony, you have time to do whatever you want. Set up a picnic, pop a bottle of champagne, or bump some music and dance like no one’s watching. Let the weight of this moment sink in by giving yourselves some time to celebrate.


photo by Mémorelle; see more of this elopement inspiration here!

Rent a badass getaway car

There’s something utterly romantic about riding off in a rad vehicle after saying your “I do’s.” And if you’ve ever dreamed this dream—make it happen on your elopement day! Not only will it make you feel mega cool, it will make for totally awesome photos, too.

Plan a few surprises

A little unexpected surprise—whether it be sentimental or just fun—can spice up your day in the best way! We love when couples plan something their partner doesn’t know about. It’s both enjoyable to plan and see unfold on the day-of.

Incorporate an outfit change

When you have the time to change, why not switch up the vibe after your ceremony? Especially if you have other activities planned for the day, a wardrobe change can help you feel like the parts of the day are each their own.

Need help finding that second outfit? We’ve got you covered. These wedding dresses and jumpsuits can totally transition your wedding day attire from day to night.


photo by Henry Tieu Photography; see more of this real elopement here!

Do something fun together

If you’ve adventured somewhere epic for your elopement, going on a hike or pitching a tent and making s’mores might only feel natural. Even if you stayed close to home, you can incorporate a fun activity into your wedding day evening! Maybe you go see a movie, hit up your favorite brewery, or snuggle under the stars. We love even the most simple of elopement day activities.

Eat the cake

Just because there’s only two people to eat cake doesn’t mean you can’t have one (and eat all of it, if you choose!). The pro to ordering a small cake for your wedding day is that you can go pretty all-out on the design and not break your budget.

RECOMMENDED READING: 25 Small Wedding Cakes that Will Make You Swoon

Dance

Choosing to have a first dance can be another way to keep a little sentiment of the traditional wedding day. Even if you’re dancing in your Airbnb kitchen or through the streets of New York City with your iPhone playing the tune, we love to see our couples express their connection by dancing with each other on their wedding day.


photo by Joe + Kathrina; see more of this real wedding here!

Get late night snacks

Late night snacks are always a good idea. In our books they are, anyways. Sneak away to your favorite local restaurant, go grab fast food, make your own pizza, whatever you do, today’s the day to eat all your favorite foods and drink all your favorite drinks!

We hope these elopement ideas have inspired you to make your small wedding extra special. Looking for more? Check out these must-read articles:

20 Intimate Elopements That Prove Less Can Be More

30 Courthouse Wedding Dresses That are Simple + Special

The Ultimate Elopement Planning Checklist


photo by Hipster Wedding

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