Monday, September 19, 2011

A place for cards

I love all the ideas there are out there for card boxes. I love the bird cages, present boxes, rustic wooden boxes, ugh I love them all. We were very excited to find the one that feels the best for us! We had two ideas running through our minds and the decision was a hard one indeed.

Since we are trying to run with the vintage, theatrical thing, I thought a trunk or suitcase would be a great idea.
Image via Etsy / Seller DuryeaPlaceDesigns

Image via Etsy / Seller thevintagehideaway

We could make it look like it was a prop box from backstage, or a makeup case. Mr. Castle had the idea of using a suitcase and putting clothes at the bottom with a sign on the side that says, "Honeymoon bound." He wanted it to look like we were going to close up the suitcase and whisk away on our honeymoon with our cards in tow. I thought this was a very cute and clever idea, until I came across this and showed it to Mr. Castle
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Not the most original idea, I know. Some other bees have also used the Up mailbox. Mrs. Lioness, Mrs. Snow Cone, and I'm sure there are others I am forgetting. UP is one of our favorite movies. We didn't want to put to much Disney into our wedding and seem like nerds. But with this it's a nice touch of Disney without doing something over the top. We are also using some music from UP during our ceremony so I think it would tie in nicely...

So our dilemma was should we go with the one that matches our "theme", or the one that gives a nod to our love for Disney Pixar and the movie UP? Well, we decided to stick with our love for Disney and make our own UP mailbox. We have put our hand prints on a mailbox and left it in California for FMIL Castle to add our names before the big day. Can't wait to see how it turns out! 

Which would you have picked? And what are you using for your card box?? 


  1. My vote is for UP. It's soooo cute! I love that movie.

  2. I've seen both ideas done, and done well. Personally I'm all about tying everything together, so I'd go with the suitcase to keep with your theme!

    Have you considered creating your own trend? Maybe do a vintage suitcase with some colorful balloons tied to the handle. Or tie your love for UP in by creating an "Our adventure book" guest book!

  3. Oh my gosh Sparkedlove11 I LOVE the idea for "our adventure book" Thanks so much for the idea!


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