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Beck and Margaux – The Invites


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Beck and Margaux   The Invites | A Practical WeddingRemember my favorite wedding ever?* The one that wasn’t a wedding, it was a quasi nuptial event? The one with the hula hooping? The one at Union Station? (And I didn’t even mention this last time) the wedding where the ‘ceremony,’ such as it was, was a compilation of videos made by their friends?

Right. Well. Style Me Pretty just posted their invitations, by Peculiar Pair Press, and we have to talk about them because they are Really. That. Cool.
Beck and Margaux   The Invites | A Practical WeddingI already talked about their thoughts about the word ‘wedding’ on their invite, but ohdeargod people, they stated the dress code as “Sassy semi-formal, emphasis on the sass.” I think they just defined my ideal wedding style. Yes to the sass, please and thank you.
Beck and Margaux   The Invites | A Practical WeddingAnd they asked people to save the date so they could “attend a formidable party that will also include a quasi-nuptial element.” Indeed. I would like our wedding to be a formidable party.

The invitation designers described these invites as completely non-traditional, but I’m going to argue that they are just authentic and unique (not to mention deeply personally political). This is what I want with our invitations, a way to convey a taste of who we really are and what this party is really about.

*admittedly, I have at least five favorite weddings ever, but shush.

Top photo by Our Labor Of Love (go check out all the pictures, and new videos!)
Bottom photos via Style Me Pretty

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06206689296805893265 east side bride

    These are super. super. cool.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11371172824707301749 Cate Subrosa

    Oh my with the sass! Coolest dress code ever!

    And the save the date was amazing… I think they do look traditional in a way, they’ve just pulled out the elements of tradition that give them that air of authenticity… very, very cool.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15103047512463828864 jamie

    Wow. I was afraid to go out of the box with our wording. Shouldn’t have been. Be brave!!!

    Labor of Love=The Best

    Peculiar Pair= Stunning

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10567306554165246459 Rebecca Green

    Are these the $2,000 invites you were lusting after the other day?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    Nope, Rebecca, that was just theoretical. We designed our own, and my sister is letter pressing them. They are, if I do say so myself, bad-ass.

    Though not this bad ass. Maybe the Save The Dates…

  • The Virtual Bridesmaid

    Awesome Idea!

    Shannon
    The Virtual Bridesmaid
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