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Our Wedding save the date

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When I proposed to @LindseyNPeacock I mentioned that I wanted to design the save the date… She didn’t know what she was in for.


I’ve always been impressed with some of the smudge paintings I’ve seen floating around the web. With a little inspiration from some old 80’s movie posters and a Cintiq on hand, I decided to have some fun with our save the dates instead of doing something more traditional. After all, we wanted our whole wedding to be representative of us as a couple and throw a big party rather than do something formal.


So after a quick discussion with the fiancée whilst she was busy and couldn’t say no, I started planning something that would make my parents sigh and my friends giggle. A little bit risque, tongue in cheek and over the top seemed fitting for us.


As she hails from Atlanta, GA and myself from London, UK, we wanted to bring both of our personalities and histories into the visuals. Even though she’s a bleeding-heart Liberal and very anti-gun, Golden AK’s seemed appropriate alongside the waving stars and bars to keep things stereotypical. I couldn’t seem to figure out how to include eagles into the mix without going overkill, but I feel the save the date has enough without them.