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Message in a Bottle Wedding Invitations

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Recently, our lovely bride Michelle handed me one of her wedding invitations with the kind of smile that said, “Erin, you’re are going to LOVE this.” And she was so right.

Our couples never cease to amaze me with their creativity and talent – why do we get to work with the coolest couples ever?? A few years ago, Jason and Michelle moved to San Diego together from the east coast, so for most of their guests, their wedding will be a mini-vacation to the beaches of California. So to promote the destination vibe for her friends and family, Michelle sent each guest a message in a bottle as a wedding invitation.

Um, yeah. I was giddy when I saw it.

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I love the shell and the sand, and I love that the cork is attached to the invite.

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It looks like Michelle even burned the edges of the paper. What attention to detail – she’s my kind of girl.

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I love when our couples take the leap and do something that is completely unique and personalized for their wedding. It makes the experience so much more memorable.

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And as a sneak peek, we actually have Jason and Michelle’s San Diego engagement session coming to the bloggy blog tomorrow! If these invitations are a preview of how adorable these two are, just wait until you see them in person.

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Hugs,
Erin


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We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren – and it’s our mission to help you thrive not just as a wedding photographer, but as a business owner. It’s time to set aside the stress and comparison of a hustle mindset, and build a life-giving business instead.

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