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Woodland Winery Wedding: Bethany + Mickey

March 9, 2012 1 Comment

This woodland winery wedding has beautiful details and fun themes. Bethany and Mickey, a fun loving couple, chose to have their wedding at the Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery in Felton, Delaware. The vineyard was the perfect choice for their reception and ceremony as both Bethany and Mickey have a deep love for the outdoors and this area’s enchanted forest feeling. Their combined love for movies including the Lord of the Rings trilogy played a great role in adding a woodland enchanted theme to the winery’s natural surroundings. They even included such fun elements as the knighting of Sir Mickey and walking down the aisle to the main theme song from Lord of the Rings. How cool!


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Vintage Wallpaper Chandeliers

March 9, 2012 Leave a Comment

Are you decorating an outdoor space for your wedding and hoping to score something unique? We found it! These vintage wallpaper chandeliers handmade by Flora Bond are perfect for rustic, vintage, and handmade weddings. Who knew wallpaper could be cute? I can imagine these draped from trees, tents, arches, and more! And, we predict these wallpaper chandeliers will be all the rage this summer season. Read on to find out more about this unique outdoor décor idea…

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handmade by flora bond, photo credit: jaclyn davis

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DIY Wedding Invitation… Handmade by the Bride!

March 9, 2012 5 Comments

Happy Friday morning! Grab a cup of coffee because we’re about to kick your creativity’s you-know-what into ultra-high gear. If you’ve ever considered crafting a DIY wedding invitation, this post may nudge you in the right direction. Today, we’re sharing an incredible wedding invite (handmade by the bride!) with beautiful photographs captured by the always lovely Michelle Gardella Photography. When Michelle received Esther’s DIY wedding invitation in the mail, she was blown away. Not only did this crafty bride-to-be find time to handcraft this invitation, but she did it with utmost creativity and style! (Her fiance, Ho Kai, also helped. What a great groom!) Read on to see this oh-so-sweet invite and find out how to craft yours!

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10 Brilliant Bird Wedding Ideas

March 8, 2012 2 Comments

The sun is shining, it’s getting warmer outside and the birds have returned from their long winter vacation. It’s official: Spring is nearly here! In a few short weeks, we’ll trade in winter coats for light spring jackets, swap winter boots for rain boots, and spend time splashing in puddles instead of scraping windshields free of snow and ice. Today, we’re welcoming the upcoming season with ten brilliant hand-picked bird wedding ideas. A bird wedding theme is a fun, versatile idea for spring or summer weddings because it can incorporate nearly any style whether you’re planning a shabby chic event, a modern soiree, or a rustic wedding. Love shabby chic birds? Tie in vintage porcelain bird decor and shabby bird cages throughout your decor. Planning an eco-friendly wedding? Tie in bird seed favors wrapped up for guests. Can’t get enough “Angry Birds”? Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a fun idea to tie in your love for knocking over those annoying green pigs. ;) Enjoy!

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Custom Jewelry Styled Just for You

March 8, 2012 1 Comment

One reason (out of 93942902) why we love handmade wedding items is the ability to request a custom order just for you. For example, jewelry in stores simply cannot compete with the quality of handmade custom jewelry to tie in your color palette or wedding theme. And, unlike big box chains, handmade artisans are usually delighted to fill custom orders and work with brides one-on-one. One talented artisan who loves custom orders is Amy of Helen Ethel Studio. When Amy receives a custom order from a bride, she doesn’t just create a beautiful piece – she creates totally custom jewelry styled just for you. So, when a bride-to-be named Katie requested a custom jewelry order for her upcoming June wedding, Amy took on the challenge. Katie, who sounds like a sweetheart of a bride, gave Amy full artistic reign and only asked that her jewelry reflect her vintage aesthetic and coordinate with her color palette. Ready for the challenge, Amy got to work and selected brass to tie in Katie’s love for vintage jewelry while complementing the rich of sapphire and lime green nicely. A multi-strand necklace was selected as the style for a layered look, which will look beautiful worn with the bridesmaids’ sleeveless sapphire blue dresses. The final result? Read on to see for yourself!

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The Ultimate Tea Themed Wedding

March 7, 2012 9 Comments

If you’re looking for a wedding theme that cohesively blends sweet southern charm, whimsical décor, dramatic details, and a warm, inviting atmosphere, a tea themed wedding may be perfect for you! Today, we’re sharing the ultimate tea themed wedding shoot which features impressive details such as tea cups suspended with colorful ribbons, whimsical china patterns, delicious cake pops, vibrant place settings, a sun-filled Savannah backdrop, an adorable bride and groom, and more! This inspiration shoot was created by dynamic duo Izzy of Izzy Hudgins Photography, who captured brilliant imagery, and Audrey of French Knot Weddings who styled the shoot and provided handmade wedding details, decoration, and accessories. Based in Savannah, this tea themed wedding shoot included additional local vendors such as Madame Chrysanthemum (floral design), Loren Laney of Femme Fatale Salon (hair and makeup), Lillian’s China (antique china rental), and Bleubelle Bridal (beautiful bridal gown “Paloma Blanca“). So, without further adieu, we present this inspiring shoot… take it away, Audrey!

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Something Handmade

March 7, 2012 Leave a Comment

You know the adage “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue”? We’re think its about time one more was added to the list: “… something handmade just for you”. Wouldn’t it be great if something handmade for your wedding became the norm on this age-old list? We think so, too. Today, we’re bringing you something old and something handmade in the form of a gorgeous necklace. Recently added to The Marketplace by the oh-so-sweet The Ritzy Rose, this vintage rhinestone necklace incorporates sweet Victorian lace, 1950s rhinestones, and hand-stitched love to create a one-of-a-kind bridal necklace that you’ll want to wear down the aisle and happily ever after. Read on to find out more…

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8 Clever Time Savers for Wedding Invitations

March 6, 2012 10 Comments

While planning your wedding, time is of the essence. Your wedding date may seem so far in advance, but it will undoubtedly sneak up on you before you know it. This means that any time savers for wedding to-dos will be greatly appreciated, specifically when it means you don’t have to sacrifice cutting corners. Today, we’re showing you time savers for wedding invitations to ensure you have time left over for the fun stuff (like mani/pedis with the girls and gown shopping with your mom). Read on to find out eight clever time savers for wedding invitations to keep your timeline on track…


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The Perfect Wedding Gift Not Found on a Registry

March 6, 2012 3 Comments

Looking for the perfect wedding gift for your favorite soon-to-be-wedded couple? We found a perfect gift to wow the couple, soon become their favorite keepsake, be proudly displayed in their love nest, is completely customizable, handmade, and… can’t be found on any registry. This unique, perfect wedding gift idea – a wedding canvas – is handmade with love by GeeZees. You can select from plenty of wedding canvas ideas such as a canvas with the couple’s vows, wedding song, photographs, memorable locations from their courtship, or our favorite, the “He/She” wedding canvas that includes attributes about the bride and groom. Read on to see our favorite hand-picked wedding canvases…

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Bank St. Annex: Brianna and Matt’s Wedding

March 5, 2012 5 Comments

Brianna and Matt’s wedding at The Bank St. Annex in downtown Easton, PA was absolutely gorgeous! The Bank St. Annex is a premier reception venue built with an art deco architecture design. The Annex’s elegance and the sophisticated style of Brianna and Matt not only made for an amazing wedding but brilliant photographs. One of those most captivating romantic photos was that of a sultry kiss shared by bride and groom behind frosted glass. Brianna and Matt’s photographer Maria, from Maria Mack Photography captured this couple and the event’s details splendidly. You’ll want to take a peak at this romantic wedding at The Bank St. Annex.


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$300 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

March 5, 2012 288 Comments

Want to win FREE wedding invitations, ceremony programs, or maybe a set of FREE thank you cards? You’ve come to the right place! This week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Cricket Printing to offer a fantastic gift certificate giveaway valued at $300 towards any stationery purchase in their shop! This includes invitation sets, programs, thank you cards, and more. Read on to find out how you can enter for a chance to win!


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