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Team SG is currently counting down to a very special summer wedding… Our very own Bridget will be walking down the aisle in June!  And in true SG form, we will be sharing a few of the lovely details on the blog! To start us off, Bridget had custom Save the Dates created and (lucky for us) took photos of the artist’s progress along the way!  Today we’re sharing every.single.beautiful.detail from Bridget & Tim’s Save the Dates custom created by Elizabeth Dixon, of EJD Design!

A little background… After years of working alongside Elizabeth (Liz) on events for companies like Harpo, Nike, and Google, Bridget knew there was nobody else who could put together a better design.  With a strong interior design background and just being a crazy talented artist in general, Liz paints, draws, and has grown her own business creating custom designs for her own clients!


Bridget’s design inspiration… “The overall look I’m going for with style is “country club chic with a modern twist” “modern meets romantic”; something along those lines to play along with the fact that the wedding is in a Contemporary art Museum and my style is really country club and english garden, romantic. I like merging two styles together.”  With that, the idea of a custom crest was born. Both mine and Tim’s family heritages are super Irish. We actually found out that Tim’s father’s family is from a village in County Mayo called Castlebar and it is about 20 miles away from the village that my fraternal great-grandmother is from!  This was just another sign that creating a custom crest was meant to be!” – Bridget

Bridget_save the date 2Behind the design… “We ended up doing a hybrid of both of our family Crest, The Rogers Crest and The Allen Crest, as well as incorporating small details that were meaningful to us. We added the celtic knot at the bottom of the logo to represent our Irish Heritage. Tim’s addition was the Bear at the top… life-long Chicagoan, born and raised in the city = a die-hard bears fan!  The small bees on the outside represent me. My family and close family friends growing up called me Bee Bee because my little brother could not say my name when he was younger!” – Bridget



Envelope Printing: Anna Kate Design
SVD Printing: Alpha Graphics
Stamps: Zazzle