After setting the date Pete and I talked about where to have the wedding and how we'd let people know. We chose a gorgeous venue we had been to before, actually Pete and his family use to camp there!
We loved the tranquility and beauty of the natural surroundings at Thunderbird Park, Mt Tamborine and were eager to get married there. We knew that with so many friends and family interstate we'd need to let people know with plenty of notice so they could arrange travel and accommodation. We sent out our Save The Date's in January (9 mths ahead of the wedding) so people could get organised, unfortunately for us, the Brisbane floods of 2011 intervened and we needed to send out a second set to many people!
Both Pete and I love to draw and we had a 'dialogue' about who would illustrate it. We agreed to a theme and then decided that I would draw the Save the Date's and he would draw the invitations.
We wanted to incorporate a little bit of flash tattoo as we are both fans, also we wanted swallows as they have been quite symbolic to us (and our little nest). I still wanted to keep the vintage, nouveau style in there and we wanted to keep the colours from my shoes as well. It was sounding like a hodge podge of mess but after a few simple layouts I decided on a swallow style (the same swallow that Pete and I have tattooed on us actually) and then the swallow colours came from the shoes.
Anyway, here it is