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Our own wedding, Jen and Floris Gierman

Hi everyone, Jennifer and Floris here. We haven’t posted much about our own wedding on this blog, so we thought it might be fun to tell you a bit more about our wedding story!

Jennifer and I (Floris) got married on May 17th, 2009 at Marvimon in Los Angeles. I can’t believe it has been more than 3 years already!! We planned our wedding pretty far in advance since we had friends and family fly in from Holland, Guam, Canada and across the US.

At the time of our wedding, Jen was working at Smashbox Cosmetics and I at Volcom. Through our jobs we were able to put together some creative product trades with our wedding vendors (bar tenders, catering, DJ, filmers, etc). This really helped us reduce the overall wedding costs.

wedding rings
built your own photo booth for wedding
paper cameras for wedding

One of our dear friends Karen Kostrinsky became a licensed officiant and the three of us wrote our ceremony together. Both of us had prepared some vows so while Jen promised to cook me many nice meals. I promised to take Jen on several trips around the world. The entire ceremony from beginning to end only took about 10 minutes and after the ceremony the party officially started!

We wanted our wedding to be a great time for everyone so we intentionally kept it very informal. We bought a Ping Pong Table on Craigslist, painted it bright yellow and we had a Beer Pong tournament going on all night long!

Building our own photo booth with light boxes, external flashes and a remote control resulted in 500+ hilarious photos as the night progressed. For a backdrop during the party, a few weeks before our wedding, we filmed some clips on our Super 8 cameras around Long Beach. We looped the video on a big screen throughout the evening, while our friend DJ Wade was spinning records late into the night.

jen and floris gierman wedding
jen and floris gierman wedding
wedding groomsmen skateboarding

Looking back at our wedding it was an amazing day. Yes, we definitely had some things that didn’t go as planned (the music cut out for a few minutes while the groomsmen/bridesmaids walked up, several place cards were mixed around and one of our friends fell through a glass table in the hotel lobby to name a few…), but at the end of the day you roll with the punches and have to laugh about it. We figured as long as there is a lot of food and drinks, all our guests would enjoy themselves!

In the next few months we will be posting more short wedding stories from our customers and readers. If you'd like to share your story, please email us 6-10 photos and let us know what are some of the highlights of your day, what you would have done differently and any advice you would give to couples who are planning their own upcoming wedding?

Thanks for reading our wedding story and we can’t wait to hear yours!

Jennifer and Floris

All photos by Daniel Kiyoi

pretty yellow wedding flowers
floris gierman and jennifer gierman

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Engagement Party Invitation Ideas

Having an engagement party is a fun way to share your excitement with your friends and family. We just added 10 new engagement party invitations in a variety of our popular styles.
Engagement Party Invitation with flowers

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Formal Engagement Party Invitation

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All available engagement party invitation designs can be found here.

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70 ways to assemble your wedding invitations

There are many different ways to assemble your wedding invitation, response card and enclosure card(s). One of our favorites is the popular and classy belly band. We just designed 70 belly bands in a variety of modern and vintage designs. Here are a few of them:

wedding belly bands
belly bands for wedding invitations

These belly bands are available in 70# Opaque paper stock and are non-adhesive. The design allows you to add the names, initials of the bride and groom and / or wedding date. You also have the option to change the design colors.

All 70 belly band designs can be found here. Which one is your favorite?

New Wedding Invitation Designs and Free Invitation Samples!

Happy Monday to you and yours! We recently added several new design suites to our site and are excited to share them with you. We understand the importance of touching our products and experiencing our high quality paper stock and printing techniques. For a limited time only, we offer 3 samples for free! See below for more details.

Urban Wedding Invitation
Wedding Invitations with a heart
Typography Wedding Invites
Wedding Invitations with Diamond on it

Ordering your sample package is easy:

1 Select your favorite wedding invitations and save the dates
2 Click ‘order sample’ and add the sample to your shopping cart
3 Check out (use code 3FREE) and you will receive your samples in 3 business days within the US and 8-10 business days outside the US.

Samples ship via USPS First Class for free within the 48 contiguous United States. For international sample orders, there is a $10 shipping fee. To prevent abuse, we offer only 1 free sample package of 3 samples per household. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time.

Included in your sample package are:

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Pet Party Hats and Paper Hats for Animals

Our cats Lelijk and Lilli and our friends dogs Nico and Buster were soooo excited for this weeks printable party hats! This printable is specially created for all our pet lovers! Have fun with these party accessories for your furry friends. Your pet will be ready for any birthday party or celebration. This printable comes in two patterns and two styles— colorful party hats with matching bow ties.

Simply download this PDF, print it out on cardstock and your pet is ready to party! Good luck trying to keep these party toys on for more than a few seconds :) To read more about Nico and Buster's adventures, check out their blog.

Pet Party Hats
Paper Hats for Animals

Cocktail Recipe Cards and Drink Recipe Cards

This printable will go well with last week's printable, the popsicle invitations. While you are preparing for your summer parties and bbq's these cocktail recipe cards will come in handy. Three different refreshing recipes for your guests to enjoy: Lemon ginger drop, watermelon lemonade, and pineapple mango rum cocktails.

To top it all off we have these matching drink tags for you. Just attach onto a stirring stick or straw to add that a special detail to your cocktails. Cheers!

Drink Recipe Cards
Cocktail Recipe Cards
Straw Decorations for Cocktails

Summer BBQ Printable & Free Party Invitation Template

Sunshine, friends, and family! A new printable ready for you. Summer is around the corner and this printable will be perfect for your summer BBQ's and parties. Print out and glue to a popsicle stick, a fun and easy way to hand out an invitation. These printables come in two summer shades; a strawberry pink and minty green. We designed these so you can fill them out yourself. Tell your friends it's party time!

Free Party Invitation Template

Summer BBQ Printable
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