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Came and went

November 19, 2010

As I’m sure you’re aware, the wedding has come and gone. It was a fabulous day, and we thank everyone who shared in any part of it for being there, regardless of if it was in person or spirit.

Married life is grand, so far, but I expected nothing less.


Single digits reached (plus “registry” info)

October 14, 2010

Today marks 9 days to the wedding. CRAZY.

Colt and I are super excited, and wrapping up as many loose ends as we can while still in Austin. We head to Portland on Tuesday!

I wanted to make a quick note on where we’re registered, in case you silly people are feeling generous. (We really don’t need anything.)

Short story even shorter, we’re not registered anywhere. We started to create them early on in the wedding planning process, which is why our names might pop up on websites (sorry for the confusion), and then realized that 1. we’ve lived together for three years and already have most everything we need in the way of household items and 2. we live in a tiny apartment. There’s very little room left to store things.

If you’re going to be stubborn about this whole “gift” thing, we’d never turn down gift cards to Target, prepaid credit gift cards or good old fashioned money. These items are also so much easier to tote back to Austin!

This will probably be the last post I make until after we return. I’ll definitely come back with stories and photos. See you on the other side—I’ll be Mrs. Curtis then! 😀


October 1, 2010

Today is the first day of October … which means that we’re getting married in 23 days!

If you haven’t sent your RSVP in, please do so a.s.a.p. Otherwise, you will be hearing from Colt or I in one form or another in the not too distant future.

Did that even make sense? 🙂

45 days!

September 8, 2010

We are getting very excited in the Murtis household. Every now and then it hits us and we realize that very soon, we will be married.

We’re getting RSVPs back on a daily basis and are looking forward to seeing those of you who will be there. We will miss those who can’t, but we understand completely. I know we’re making it difficult for a lot of our loved ones, getting married in Portland and all. But we had to be true to ourselves. 🙂

I wanted to link to a couple more “things to do in Portland” sites, as well as the Google Map I used to make the map that was included with the invitation set. There’s really loads of things to do in Portland … just make sure you’re not late to Urban Studio on the morning of the 23rd!

Interesting Places in Portland

Design*Sponge’s Portland Guide

West Elm Portland City Guide

How to open the heart: A tutorial

August 13, 2010

You know it’s been a long week when you’re wholly amused by giving inanimate objects a bit of personality.

Here’s a photo tutorial on how to open—and re-close—the heart note that’s included in the invitation packets. I’m not quite sure what we’ll be doing with these yet, but I know Colt and I both will love reading your messages. (Sorry the actual writing space is so small … they had to fit on the invite!)

I hope that’s clear. They definitely look more complicated than they are.

Too fat?

August 13, 2010

$.88 should have been more than enough to cover postage for the invitations, however, a friend in the Austin area has had to pay to get hers from the clutches of the post office. If you have to pay to get yours released, let me know?


Winging their way across the miles

August 10, 2010

So sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. Life has been totally busy—and for the most part with good things—but never you fear, I’ve still been planning and plotting and preparing.

Colt and I sent the invites out yesterday. I wanted to send them last week, but the time escaped me. They are on their way now, however, so that’s one more thing to check off the list. If you’re visiting and reading this because of the invite, hello, and scroll down for more information on hotels and other things.

If you know me even a little, you probably know that I’m a little OCD. And a bit of  a perfectionist. Therefore, I designed the entire invitation set myself. The process was actually really fun, and with each project I take on, I feel like I’m becoming a better graphic design hobbyist.

I didn’t want to ruin the surprise of seeing the invites in person, which is why I haven’t posted photos of the pieces before now. With them being sent out, however, I figure it’s safe.

There are four pieces to the invite. The invitation itself is a printed card mounted on cardstock. The small heart on the front is folded (origami-style) out of notebook paper.

What’s underneath the heart is a secret. 😉

The second part of the invite is directions on what to do with the heart.

(I’ll post a tutorial on how to open the heart without completely unfolding the paper later this week.)

The third part is a double-sided map of interesting places in the area near Urban Studio.

The final part is the RSVP card.

I also got the labels on the envelopes printed to match. OCD, I tell ya!

74 days!