Beck and Margaux – The Invites

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Remember 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.
I 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.
And 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. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • These are super. super. cool.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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!

    The Virtual Bridesmaid