Basic Invite - Custom Watercolor Invitations

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Let me start off with I am OBSESSED with Basic Invite! Not just for wedding invitations, but any occasion! Their customizable invitations have so many options and colors to fit your needs! I love the full wedding suites, but if you're looking for something different check out their seal and send invitations. I'm currently loving all the watercolor wedding invitations they have to offer! Here's a few perks to using basic invite (and why I love them so much!) 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. So, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it - down to the littlest detail. 

Custom Samples - Basic Invite allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with envelopes as with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Over 800 Wedding Invitation Sets - Each wedding invitation is part of a set; you can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!

Free Address Collection Service - Use the free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

Keepsake Guest Books - Perfectly personalized wedding guest books are the perfect addition to your wedding day stationery. These customizable guest books have a ring hidden inside which allows them to lay perfectly flat for a classy and convenient look. With sophisticated designed pages it’s the perfect opportunity for your wedding guests to leave sweet words and well wishes.

Free Wedding Websites - All-new wedding websites are completely customizable just like the wedding invitations! These wedding websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use. You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions which is super convenient for your guests. Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite!

They also just rolled out a new clear collection seal & send invitations, added rose gold to their foil line, and introduced foil place cards! (Seriously so in love with them all!!)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan | Downtown Evening Engagement Session | Payton + John

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I met Payton back in 2010, we were on the same floor in the dorm we were in at Grand Valley State University. We hit it off pretty much from the beginning along with our friend Lisa. All three of us liked the same music, would go to local shows together and just always had a blast on our random adventures even after college. When Payton first told me about John I was so excited for her, just seeing how happy and nervous she was just talking about him, I knew she was falling in love.

Fast forward to 2016, Payton decided to apply to the Disney College Program and get's accepted (I was that friend who swore when she called me, she ended up cutting the clip for her video she made - in my defense I didn't know she was recording!!) John stayed up here in Michigan while she was gone and was super supportive of her the whole time. Here's how Payton describes their proposal "I was living in Orlando while doing the Disney College Program. John came down for a visit a few months into the program! We had always talked about my dream of being proposed to in the Magic Kingdom so on the day we visited I was a mess. After dinner, I was feeling a little down like he wasn’t going to end up proposing but while we were having our photo taken at a Tangled floating lantern experience and he popped the question!" Super sweet right?!??!?! 

So now they are getting married, and it's been such a blast being able to help one of my dear friends plan her wedding and just seeing her go through the same thing I did last year. Except the fact that she's planning her wedding from Florida!!! They are making it work and trying to do as much wedding planning as possible when they are up to visit, I've been helping her with different vendors and ideas for the wedding. The only time I cried on my own wedding day was when Payton left, since we're only seeing each other about twice a year now. - OKAY. Let's talk about this awesome engagement session.

These two are A BLAST! They are so goofy and so much fun to be around, I knew we wouldn't stop laughing the whole time. We took the engagement pictures downtown Grand Rapids - we pretty much walked from one side of downtown to the other (and Uber'd back!) for pictures. I had to throw in a few gifs, because they are too much fun. I only I had them do one out of the three, the other two was all them! 

Thanks again Payton for being an amazing friend, and John for being an amazing fiance to Payton. I love and miss you both dearly - I can't wait for your wedding next May! 

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Groomsday - Groomsmen Gifts

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When Groomsday reached out to work together, I was so excited! I love Groomsday; their website is full of amazing gifts for grooms, groomsmen and anyone you want to give something personalized to. They have gifts in a variety of price ranges and interests from outdoors and travel, golf and beer drinkers! If you're looking for a special gift for someone for your wedding, Father's Day, a birthday or just because check out Groomsday! Yes ladies, they even have a section for bridesmaids gifts, so it is really a one stop shop for your wedding!

For those of you who don't know, my husband and I are big craft beer fans, this Craft Beer Bottle Cooler is seriously amazing! Their website sums up this tote sized cooler perfectly, "Nowhere near the size of a cooler, these totes can be easily carried with one hand or on your shoulder. With its fully insulated interior and built-in bottle opener, this is a complete party-on-the-go bag." The cooler comes in a 6 or 12 pack size, and fit bottles (and cans) easily! I can't wait to use this cooler and I love the fact that it has my husbands initials on it!

Thanks again to Groomsday, my husband absolutely loves this cooler and your website is full of amazing personalized gifts! If you're stuck on what to get that special someone in your life, check out Groomsday, there are so many gifts, the personalization is free and they ship FAST! 

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