Invitations & Stationery

This Illustrated Save The Date Is Giving Us Major #WeddingGoals!

Sanchita Kalra, 12 Jul 2016

Save-the-dates aren’t official invites, so they don't need to be super formal. What does that mean for the couple? There's freedom to design them on your own and add a dash of humour!

So, what happens when you create a Save The Date invite for a rocker babe and her football fanatic fiancé who happen to share a mutual love for dogs? You end up with this pretty piece of art work that perfectly describes the couple's personality.

Save The Date invite

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Tanya and Nikhil's Save The Date invite

Meet the bride and groom

Tanya Nambiar (the unconventional bride) who is a karaoke jockey, rock band singer and voice over artist, can be spotted with her 3 loveable dogs on the invite. Nikhil (the groom) also has 3 pet dogs...umm, was this a match made in heaven? He is also a big football fan - so big that Tanya says his priorities in life are Chelsea (Football Club), dogs and Tanya, in that order! Obviously, then, his avtaar on the invite is seen playing football, and if you look carefully you'll spot the football pattern replicated on his shorts.

Going the unconventional way

Since the bride was in charge of all the wedding celebrations, Nikhil took the responsibility for this invite. The couple wanted an offbeat Save The Date that still represented them as who they are, so the idea of a hand-sketched illustration came to them.

The man behind it

The duo have always loved Sony Thokchom, an artist from Manipur, who sketches the old-fashioned way—by hand. He isn't your regular guy who does wedding invites as his forte includes fashion illustrations and paintings, but when the couple approached him to make their Save The Date invite, he happily agreed.  This offbeat Save The Date is already making it's way into the inboxes of wedding guests, and the crowd's loving it!

Our tip: Do what makes you, you!

Unlike clichéd Save The Date photo shoots, think about what you like and dislike as a couple, and put it together in your invite to personalise it!

What did you think of this Save The Date idea?