Hi, loves! Emma here and it’s time for our daily handmade wedding find. This boho bridal hair chain is perfect for a hair down hairstyle or an updo. We spotted it over at Lottie Da Designs and, if you want to make a statement down the aisle, this will do! I love this piece. Take a look!
You can see boho bridal hair chain (and other adornments) right here.
Today’s handmade find is one I’m adding to my very own wish list. Have you noticed that floral prints are back and bigger than ever? I’m loving them, too. Here’s a rose floral clutch we spotted over at Eclu that you’re going to want to get your hands on. It’s so pretty!
Cute! You can find it here.
We are launching a BRAND NEW feature here at Emmaline Bride! Each day we’re featuring a new find from The Marketplace in our blog. Here’s a navy blue and white polka dot clutch purse we spotted over at Toriska:
You can see this (+ more!) here.
Wearing the bracelet and earrings I made for my wedding
As a fairly new member of the Emmaline Bride Community, actively at least, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Liza, the owner and jewelry creator at Thinkin’ About Diamonds. Before getting a job at a bead shop in Cambridge, MA in 2007, the extent of my jewelry making endeavors stopped at friendship bracelets and hemp necklaces. I was pretty stellar at those and they are art forms in and of themselves, don’t get me wrong. But there is only so much creativity you can have there. Desperate for a job and spending money, I took the position at the bead shop. I would have to say that decision turned out far better than I could have anticipated. Working there, I gained so much knowledge and skills, it was impossible not to try to take my jewelry making past hobby level.
I started, as so many of us do, on Etsy. Seeing the endless choices of beautiful handmade jewelry available, I knew I had to try to carve out a niche for myself. A lot of my pieces are fairly delicate and simply. There definitely seemed to be a bridal vibe, if you will, to it. A friend also took me up on an offer to make the jewelry she would wear on her wedding day. This was a completely new challenge that I loved. As a perfectionist and a professional, I want every piece of jewelry I make to be perfect. There is no stopping at “good enough”. This feeling is ten-fold, however, when you are working on jewelry for someone’s wedding. Even a laid back bride wants things the way she wants them. There is a picture created in her head of how certain details will be and she will settle for no less. This is not a bad thing. Even the simplest design may take a few tries, between making the bride’s vision a reality and making sure there are zero flaws. Thus, I found myself squeezing into the bridal market.
Since that first wedding in 2009, I have made jewelry for a number of weddings – both brides and bridesmaids. I even made all the jewelry for my own wedding in October of 2013. Some of you may be thinking that is no surprise. However, as a perfectionist, I considered store bought, for myself, at least. My skills don’t extend to soldering. What if I wanted a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet beyond my personal capabilities? What if I wanted the same for my bridesmaids? There would have been no shame in that. We all have limits. And, like I said, all brides have specific pictures of how they want their wedding to look. I was no different. When it came down to it, however, I decided I could create my ideal wedding jewelry; and I did.
This is not to say that I will only do wedding jewelry. I still love making all kinds of jewelry! When time (and money) permits, I love experimenting with new designs. Custom orders are always fun, as they get my creative juices going.
That’s just a little about me, Liza, the jewelry designer/maker/lover behind Thinkin’ About Diamonds :-)
Looking for a cute, unique keepsake from your wedding that your bridesmaids will use long after your special day has passed? goodmarvin‘s extensive bridal clutch line now features a petite lace and linen wristlet. The Angela Wristlet is a perfect hands free option for carrying all of your wedding day essentials while still looking fabulous sipping your cocktail. It comes in seventeen different colors and three different laces. You can mix and match your bridal party set for an eye-popping bouquet of color.
Bring Life to a Treasured Photograph!
Got a few gorgeous photos from your engagement photo shoot, your childhood days, or from your parents’ wedding? Here’s a clever yet classy way to bring life to a treasured photo on your wedding day, honeymoon and beyond: have it created into your bridal clutch bag.
Featured on ELLE Magazine, Etsy Wedding, HuffPost Wedding and of course here on Emmaline Bride (in fact this is where it was first featured back in 2011!), our photo lined clutches are one of our absolute bestsellers since 2011.
These photo clutches also make wonderful Christmas or thank you presents. To order yours, please budget at least one month for delivery as each is made to order and is hand crafted.
Get your personalized photo clutch bag here.
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One of my fave wedding favors I create for special events is personalized ornaments. I love to see the different and creative ways couples use them for their special day.
One of my recent clients got married this summer in a rustic, barn setting. She had contacted me in the spring about taking one of my barn designs and making into an ornament. I was intrigued since I knew this was a summer wedding. I made the ornaments for her and sent them off, always wishing I could see how they are used.
I’m always so happy to hear from the couples after the weddings when they share pictures! Nicki and Peter had used the barn ornaments, hanging on a door, as table seating assignments. Isn’t that cool?
The table number is on the flip side of the name tag. So you can take care of the wedding favors and table seating in one item and it makes a cool display as well.
That’s what I love about the ornaments, is they can be used as a display piece, not just as an ornament.
-Ellie Jacobson, head chick
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