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Ivory Dress Sash with Lace

Handmade weddings are all about adding personal touches throughout your event. One of our favorite places to start with personalization is the wedding gown. Even the most simple gown can be customized to suit your style with a custom dress sash. Today, we’re showcasing the ivory dress sash with lace spotted at the always lovely Fancie Strands. This dress sash has it all: it features ivory lace, semi-sheer ivory chiffon, sparkly Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, and a gorgeous floral piece. Each flower petal is hand-cut and the flower itself measures 4 1/2 inches. The lace – our favorite part! – is ivory embossed floral lace and measures 7 inches on either side of the flower with a satin ribbon tie. This dress sash is also available in white. Read on to see more…

ivory dress sash with lace (by fancie strands) via emmaline bride marketplace

Calla Lily Earrings

I love calla lilies, the epitome of sunny spring + summer weddings! If you’re tying in this pretty flower throughout your wedding, consider gifting bridesmaids (+ yourself) with a pair of calla lily earrings. These earrings, handmade by Rustic Gem, are both elegant and feminine. We love the addition of the blue accent for the bride’s something blue, which the bridesmaids can opt for a black accent or blue to match the bride. Earrings measure 2.5 inches long from the bottom of the backing to the bottom of the calla lily piece. Each earring is on a silver (or gold) plated leverback earwire; sterling silver upgrade available upon request for additional cost.

calla lily earrings (by rustic gem)

Chalkboard Locket for Bridesmaids

Memorable bridesmaid gifts are not found in chain stores or mass supply warehouses… they’re handmade with two hands, love, and attention to detail. Today, we’re talking about bridesmaid gifts with one special gift idea in mind: the chalkboard locket. If you’re looking for a unique bridesmaid gift, you’ll love this idea! The chalkboard locket – an original, exclusive, patent-pending design by Zelma Rose – measures 1 and 1/2 inches across, features a convertible antique brass chain (it can be worn two ways: at 20″ or 40″ in a snap), and is embellished with gorgeous fabric. Once opened, the locket reveals a chalkboard onto which a message can be written; on the reverse side, a strong magnet can hold a small photo for your bridesmaid. This is one gift she’ll love to wear on the wedding day and beyond… and she’ll cherish it forever. Read on to find out more about this unique gift idea…

Chalkboard Locket

The chalkboard locket includes a sharpened piece of chalk (to write your message) and arrives with gift wrapping included. Prefer a silver chain? It’s also available – just ask!

chalkboard locket necklace in red with tiny bow

Confetti Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations should clue in your guests to the fun party that awaits. And, we think there’s no better way to emphasize a celebration like confetti! We spotted these stylish modern confetti wedding invitations at Crafty Pie, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. Rebecca’s chic stationery designs are stylish, modern, and can be customized to suit your unique needs. Most stationery options are customizable with different fonts and colors – just ask! These modern confetti wedding invitations are printed on eco-friendly, thick cardstock, feature brilliant pinks and yellows, and are paired with a brown kraft paper envelope. Read on for more…

confetti wedding invitations (by crafty pie)

Guest Book Fingerprint Tree

Hello, hello! Are you looking for a fun guest book your friends and family will want to sign? Do you want your guest book to actually become a work of art to display in your love nest, rather than sitting on a shelf gathering dust? Today’s post is for you! We spotted this incredible guest book fingerprint tree by The Ink Lab and it is one of our favorite guest book alternatives yet. Instead of signing a line in a book, guests have the opportunity to add their unique fingerprint onto a branch of a tree to create a leaf. Once the ink is dry, the guest signs his or her name above the fingerprint. The print features a blank tree to begin, but soon after guests start adding their prints you’ll see the tree come to life with bright and vibrant leaf prints created by guests. After the wedding, frame your guest book fingerprint tree and display in your home. What a beautiful idea (+ an awesome keepsake).

guest book fingerprint tree

How to Get Your Look on a Cake Topper

Are you looking for a wedding cake topper that kicks boring toppers in the you-know what? Do you want a fun keepsake you’ll actually want to display after the wedding? Are you ready to skip right over all the plastic junk at big box chain stores and opt for something handmade and unique instead? You’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re showing you how to capture your look on your wedding cake with a custom cake topper couple by the amazing folks at Indigo Twin Weddings. Their unique custom cake topper couple is a fun, quirky, totally-custom twist on the traditional cake top… and we think you’re going to love what we’ve found! Read on for the full scoop…

custom cake topper couple

Twig Engagement Ring (+ Sparkling Diamond)

Ready to pop the question? Congratulations! Before you drive to the local mall or big-box jewelry chain, consider buying a handmade engagement ring instead. Your fiance is special… why should her ring be like anyone else’s? A handmade engagement ring is crafted for the recipient, customized to suit one’s personal style, and is made with two hands (+ lots of love). Today, we’re presenting one of our all-time favorites: the twig engagement ring.

Twig Engagement Ring

Meet the twig engagement ring, one of the newest styles (+ a personal favorite!) by Barbara Michelle Jacobs. Barbara’s unique collection of jewelry is handmade, eco-friendly, and crafted in beautiful New York City. The twig engagement ring (with a sparkling champagne diamond) is best described by Barbara herself as, “not your plain vanilla solitaire”. Instead, this twig engagement ring features a champagne diamond stone, a recycled 18k yellow gold band, and a unique twig style band (inspired by a Central Park twig), which measures 2mm wide. This ring can be crafted + shipped as quickly as 2-4 weeks after receipt of purchase… just in time to pop the question! Check it out up close…

twig engagement ring

Pearls & Twigs Bridal Fascinator

Oh, my. We spotted this pearls & twigs bridal fascinator at SIBO Designs today and we’re in love with it. This bridal fascinator is delicately crafted with branches of pearls, faux pearl flowers, Swarovski crystals, and faux pearl leaves. The piece – named Pearls & Twigs – is mounted on a comb for easy placement in any wedding hairstyle. The width of the piece measures 5.9″ and is 100% handmade.

bridal hair piece