Show & Tell: Wedding invitation

November 5, 2009

in Excavating, Love, Show & Tell

This past week, Roger and I marked the 15th anniversary of our engagement (click all images to magnify).

As longtime readers may guess, we are not the traditional type that would have a traditional wedding. Or traditional wedding invitations.

And before we had children, we were big film aficionados.

These were the RSVP cards.

And, as if out of a time capsule, our closing arguments in why invitees should attend our wedding.

See what my classmates are showing and telling over at Mel’s Show & Tell.

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Cara April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Oooo…ooo…now I want to get married all over again!!! To the same guy, of course, just do it YOUR way so we could have some FUN!!!

Congrats on your many happy years together and, dang — can’t wait to see the invites to your 25th anniversary party!


Quiet Dreams April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

I just like you more and more the more I get to know you. :) Those are definitely my favorite wedding invites EVER.

Love. Them.


Sandy April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Ok, I knew there was a reason I liked you. THOSE ARE THE COOLEST WEDDING INVITATIONS EVER. I am very, very impressed. I had no idea you not only creative, but also nonconformist! No embossed lilies for YOU. :)


loribeth April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

I love it!! : )


Roo April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

That is all just so cool! You’re so creative!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy belated “anniversary.”


Kristin April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are incredibly cool Lori!


My name is Andy. April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

That is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!


karlindaadoption April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are so cool. I can only begin to imagine what the day itself was like. :)


My Reality April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Best invites ever!


Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Lori, those are the COOLEST invites/announcements EVER! My heart expanded several more notches for you!!! Love ‘em.

YOU were the one who proposed? Love you even more!


Manisha April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

You are just too cool! And creative! And funny! I loved your invites!


Rachel April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Wow. That’s so freaking awesome.


Mrs. Gamgee April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Way groovy! I bow to your creative genius!

Happy (belated) Anniversary!


PFM April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

That really is awesome. If I could go back I would definitely skip a lot of the traditional things. I was only 25 and the first to get married but I did not do the garter thing and we did not purchase a huge overprice wedding cake just ’cause. We hate cake!Happy engagment! I got engaged on January 25, 2003.


LJ April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are just beyond awesome. I love it!


areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

You got engaged on the day shoe rationing ended? Now, that’s a good way to celebrate!

Love your invitations – I bet your wedding was loads of fun too.


Melissa April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

You two so completely rock. Even down to Roger Ebert saying he stuffed his face… CLASSIC!

You embody awesomeness.

15 yrs since the engagement? What were you, 10 when you got hitched?? Congratulations!!! :o)


Momma Moe April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

OK, I’m just repeating here at this point, but yes, those are the coolest invitations ever…and it makes me, too, want to have a do-over of my own wedding. What a great idea…mind if I steal for my step-daughter’s upcoming wedding?


kbreints April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

How original! That is just so fun!


Geochick April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are the coolest invites I’ve ever seen!


Jen April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

that’s great! very cool invites, thanks so much for sharing


Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

So fun!


edenland April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am


Thanks a LOT Loz. Now I have to get a divorce to get married again so I can use those invites.




luna April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

that is so cool. how fun! and ahppy engagement anniversary!


mamabirdsblog April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Has to be the most creative wedding announcements, etc., I have ever seen! So glad you shared. Must have been a very fun wedding!


Lynn April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are the awesomest wedding invites I’ve ever seen! You have the greatest sense of humor and I always feel great after visiting your blog! Thank you for another great Show and Tell :D


chicklet April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Very very cool.


Flying Monkeys April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are so fun! Very original and creative.

I had a ‘helper’ planning mine. I think it was a practice run for her since it was more her than me. *shrug*


KLTTX April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Awesome! Looks like a fun wedding.


jenn April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are completely awesome! I LOVE the RSVP cards.

Oh- and the fact that ~you~ proposed via scoreboard. So cool!

I don’t think the visit is just a one on one- I am letting Nancy take care of all details since I know absolutely nothing about CO except what I have seen on South Park & that there is a kick ass big mountain there! I am game to meeting up with anyone that wants to if it works for her.


Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Wow, how very cool! How fun it would have been to do something like this! I think my parents would have had a heart attack, though! I dunno about putting John Travolta and Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction on my wedding invitation though – creepy!


JJ April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

How COOL!!!


Martha April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

This is so incredible, clever and brilliant. Love This!! Here’s to the next 15 years of engagement anniversaries!


Emmy April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

That is an awesome wedding invite! So creative and personal. I love it!

What a fun milestone to celebrate! Congrats!


kate April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Wow. You guys really aren’t the traditional couple! How cool and creative. I love it!

Congrats on your engage-aversary. We got engaged on Bastille Day, and just celebrated (if by ‘celebrated’, I mean ‘completely and totally forgot’) our legal/first-wedding anniversary on the second of Nov. That’s okay– we have another chance to see if we can remember to celebrate the actual-ceremony-day anniversary this December…


Jamie April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

How special to start your marriage with a celebration that is truly YOU.


battynurse April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Those are really cool. How creative.


Sunny April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

I would have guessed you’d have done something creative, but I didn’t know of your passion for movies. SUPER cool!


Furrow April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

good grief. you are too, too cool.


Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

Oh, you two rock. That is the coolest wedding invitation I’ve ever seen. I’m sure they also had a higher “save” rate than other invitations that come through our homes. Congratulations on the anniversary.


Sheri April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

I was there for the proposal and there for the wedding…and am still here enjoying watching you show us how it’s done.

Congratulations on 15 years! YIKES! That means I will have a driver soon!

I think I’m hyperventilating!


MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Very cool! Some friends of mine are actors and big into Broadway. They wedding was on a stage, and their programs were playbills. It was super funky..


Kir May 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

this was AMAZING, I LOVE IT!!!! (I am used to getting baby announcements like this, but a WEDDING ….CLASSIC, CLASSY, FUN!!!!)

I just sat here smiling wide….what great fun!


life in a pink fibro December 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

What fun! I totally would have attended your wedding, despite never having met you. :-) Fantastic idea.


Lavender Luz December 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

If I’d had a time machine you will be so totally there :-).


Jodie at Mummy Mayhem December 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

They are fantastic!

We’re off to a wedding today where the invitation was a picture of the bride and groom, dressed in head-to-toe lycra, sitting on their racing bikes. Loved it. SO different. I always love it when people step away from tradition.



Maxabella December 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Super cool!!! x


Loz December 11, 2010 at 2:16 am

Great idea :)


@jencull (Jen) December 13, 2010 at 9:31 am



Jenny - Sugar Loco June 7, 2011 at 7:09 am

Those are so much fun. I guess you beat mine…A phone call saying “We’re going to Vegas to get married”. You can imagine the shock and horror from my sweet, sweet uber-Catholic inlaws to be…EEK! Thank GOD they love me now :)


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