Jen + David


We found these simple, minimal invitations at  I used Frank Sinatra stamps as my homage to the Rat Pack star who was a frequent resident of Palm Springs.  And I did the calligraphy myself!  My husband was very impressed with my calligraphy talents:)


My husband downloaded the font from our invitations and designed the layout for the menus.  He bought white card stock at Office Depot and had the copy center there size them (2 per sheet), then print and cut them.  All for less than $8.

Table Numbers and Place Cards

Instead of using table numbers or names, we used some of our favorite black and white photos of our dogs.  For the place cards, I put a small matching photo on the place card with the guests name next to it. In my fancy calligraphy, of course. 


I ordered handmade soaps from The Soap Shed, a mom and pop business on a farm outside of Asheville, NC.  I ordered Blue Ridge Mint, Grandma's Garden, Fresh Mountain Air, and Oatmeal, Milk and Honey.  I wrapped them in 3 different types of textured white papers from Joann Fabrics, and 2 types of ribbons.  I like the idea that the favor is pretty enough to be saved or practical enough to be used.