• Videos
  • A VERY Gator Save the Date Film

    When I received this video from fellow Gator Bride, Felicia, I was floored. Her and her fiance started dating their freshman year at the University of Florida. For their Save the Date video they decided to return to the home of the Gators, where they made their first home. The video includes footage of the campus, some tubing at Ginnie Springs and them eating watermelon on the FLORIDA FIELD. How AWESOME is that?! Check out this unique and VERY GATOR save the date film!

    felicia marie + sean: save the date from Belvedere Films on Vimeo.

    Also, be sure to check out their super cute proposal video by Belvedere Films.

    Have a fabulous and safe Halloween my little Gator Bride-ers!!!

    image above from the video’s feature on Wedding Chicks

  • DIY
  • Wedding Word Clouds by Wordle

    While reading my daily dose of  Weddingbee I came across a Bride who was having a little fun with the website Wordle. Wordle is a website where you can enter a web address (from a blog, etc) and it will pick out words from your blog to make a beautiful word cloud (with the largest words being the ones you use most often). I couldn’t help myself, I just had to put Gator Bride in to see what it would generate. Check out what Wordle came up with:

    Gator Bride's Wordle Generation
    *click on the image to make larger
    I love that Mr. Knight came up in the Wordle… not sure why the Paper Cuts designer Julene came up in it though. hmm…

    You can also enter your own words into the Wordle, which could generate some pretty interesting Save the Dates. Just a thought. :-)

    Better get back to school work… its just that blogging is so much more fun then school work!

  • DIY
  • A Modern Save the Date Magnet

    One day, while doing what I do best (browsing Etsy and wasting time), I came across Khamm75’s shop. She had this adorable print to commemorate a baby’s birth. It got me thinking, how cute would this be as a Save the Date for a Wedding? And just as soon as I had developed that thought, I browsed her shop more and found a Save the Date she had done (in a very similar fashion as below↓).

    both inspirationsSource: Khamm75 on Etsy

    If I could I would have ordered them in an instant. They were perfect, modern and already in our wedding colors…but alas Mr. Knight and I are on an extremely tight budget and I would have to make them myself. So out came my trusty Photoshop and away I went to putting together our Save the Date. Mr. Knight and I felt it was important to send Save the Dates out, not just because our wedding is in an extremely busy month but we also changed our wedding date (so that it would not coincide with one of our groomsman’s graduations). So as to not confuse our guests we felt Save the Date magnets would be appropriate. So without further adieu, here they are ↓
    With permission from Khamm75, who was such an awesome inspiration for this Save the Date. :-)

    STD for blog

    We had the design printed on magnets through VistaPrint and received 100 magnets for $49.99 (+$10 Shipping) with a 50% off sale that VistaPrint was having. We then picked up 100 of these cute (and environmentally friendly!) recycled envelopes at Envelope Mall for $12.25 (what a deal!). And of course a cute dragonfly stamp from the Post Office to top off our little Save the Date. After it was all said and done each Save the Date came out to about $1.42 a piece.

    Since sending them out, we have received so many sweet comments from our guests about them. What is it about cute magnets that just make people smile?