they met at a bar.

I met {vp} in January 2008...on what can best be described as a "blind friend date".
She had just moved to the DC area from Indiana {the state we both call home} and
knew only one soul in the city...who just so happens to be her now fiance {kl}!

They met at a bar during her interview to get a big girl job in DC--
just about two weeks before she and I met. I knew from our first meeting at 
Noodles & Company that she was the real deal. {kl} did everything to make her feel
welcome in the big city--and I tried to do the same! Over the years, she has been 
one of those friends for which you count your blessings...she made the long
distance with {cv} infinitely easier with girly sleepovers and fun dinner dates. 
She even sent me flowers when I was having a rough time...hello awesome!
We shared so many fantastic memories in our years together in Washington...
and I'm so grateful to call her my friend!

When I received an email from {kl} last night, I squealed with delight!
It contained a perfect someecards with a link to this little bit of Youtube perfection:

Unless you received this beauty from them, I hate to tell you...but you're not invited! {Thankfully, that email = our ticket to their fabulous affair!} I'm SO impressed with their creativity and ingenuity with their save-the-date! If there was ever a tone to be set for a wedding, I think {vp} and {kl} set the bar high! {cv} and I couldn't be happier to see them 
making it official this September. {vp} now works in the wedding industry {cue jealousy},
so this is sure to be one heckuva wedding! We're so honored to be included in
their celebration and are so excited for 9.17.2011!
Have you ever received anything like this in your inbox? 
Are there any new wedding trends you're loving these days?!

Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday, dear followers! I promise to get back to all your
comments soon...I've been swamped with work and class, so please forgive me! 
One day closer to the WEEKEND! xoxo {av}

P.S. Hop on over to Inspired House of Wright for the next stop on the Oscars blog crawl :)


  1. your picks are amazing I like your blog so much, if you want we can be followers

  2. i dont forgive you.

    jk i do because you left the best comment on my blog.

    so its okay.

    ugggggggggghhhh we need a blate.

  3. I really enjoyed watching that movie! Such a CUTE idea! Loved it. :)

  4. That was such a cute save the date! Awesome.

  5. I just stumbled upon your site and I am really glad I did! Too cute, and really enjoying getting a glimpse into your 'story' Will definitely have to have an even better look around now :)

  6. Goodnight this was/is adorable. Can't wait to see and hear all about the wedding- hoping over to IHOW!! xo

  7. That is such a cute and creative idea!!! Yay for future weddings, and great friends! Happy Wednesday!

  8. ahhhh that is so fun! We posted a video of my toddler niece trying to say "paul and jenn are getting mawwied!" that was pretty cute -- but this is just awesome! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

    Happy Wednesday girl!

  9. this is so sweet! you are going to have so much fun at that wedding!! xoxo jcd

  10. OH.MY.GOD. that is the greatest save the date I have ever seen.

    add that to my list of things I want from my wedding.. like a choreographed dance down the aisle... or ok maybe at the reception.

    You LIVE IN DC?! I graduated from UMD and live in MD. yahhooo

  11. THAT IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEEN :) I'm sure those 2 will put together quite a fun wedding!

  12. This is just precious!! So creative and adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. What a great idea for a save the date!! Looks like it's going to be a fun wedding!

  14. How awesome! People are coming up with such creative ideas!

    I gave you a Breath-Taking Blog Award {AV}! See the details on my blog!

  15. This was amazing!! i had a smile on my face the whole time watching that little vid :) congrats to your friends!
    and im so happy to bring those amazing memories back from your honeymoon! however, also sad to make you cry haha, hopefully they were happy tears! hope you are having a great day :) xx

  16. This whole thing just makes me miss Washington DC so much. I loved Noodles & Company and believe it or not...people are WAY MORE friendly there than down here in Charleston, SC I had many blind friend dates there :) I can't watch the video (at work) but, from all the comments so far it must be great. Good luck with school stuff!

  17. Awww such a fun idea for save-the-dates! And its so great to have friends that really care about you and will go out of their way to make you feel better when you are missing that certain someone or are far away from loved ones.

    Congrats to her on her upcoming wedding!

  18. I am sooo happy for them. This video is brilliant, I love how original they are. Oh, and, one more thing, they're getting married on the day of my birthday. Sept 17 hah!

  19. Such a sweet video!! They are a cute couple...

  20. so cute.. i love the idea of a video save the date. and cheers to good gfs!!


  21. Love the save the date!
    And I checked, we're about 4 hrs north of your hometown!

  22. I love that save the date. So cute!

  23. That is an adorable save the date! So creative! I haven't seen a "save the date" like that but recently near where I live a flash mob actually ended up being a shotgun wedding... people said a lot of crap about it, but I thought it was cute!

  24. oh my! this is 5,000 shades of adorable! i love it! so adding this to my wedding file!

  25. love the save the date!
    thanks for stopping by,
    super cute blog.

  26. What a totally cute and creative idea. I love seeing people's creativity in action. I bet their wedding will be AWESOME!

  27. What an adorable Save the Date, and I love that it tells the story of their courtship! You are a lucky girl to have found such a fast friend-I scored with a San Francisco friend (a city where I knew one person, my roommate) who answers the phone in the middle of the night and always knows when you need pizza and champagne! What would we do without those girls?

  28. Cutest video over. I loveeee these creative types of Save the Dates! Thanks for the idea and for making me smile (:

  29. You will really never know what can happen in a simple meeting. Who knows that you can find your future partner in a bar? Just like the stories that I write my essay fast, where love stories begins to bloom and last a lifetime.