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Rustic New Hampshire Engagement Story: Carla + Matt

January 16, 2012 6 Comments

Carla and Matt’s rustic New Hampshire engagement session is the perfect story if you’re looking to escape the ordinary. Their tale begins when Carla and Matt first met each other on a double blind date. Finding that they both had a lot in common, especially their same sense of nonsense humor, the dating game began. During the 3 years that ultimately lead to their engagement, they found out so much they love about one another. One of the things that Carla finds endearing about Matt is his absolute dedication to the company he co-founded named PeaceLove Studios. Matt in return enjoys the passion Carla has for her work in Finance, and her resolve to helping him further the mission of his company’s effect on helping the community.

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Engaged and ready to plan, Carla began researching for the perfect photographer to capture their rustic New Hampshire engagement. She stumbled upon Amanda from Boro: Creative Visions.

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Handmade Wedding Necklace Giveaway!

January 16, 2012 88 Comments

Happy Monday! It’s a brand new week, and you know what that means… a brand new giveaway launch! This week, we’re offering a beautiful handmade wedding necklace giveaway by the lovely folks at Rustic Gem. Read on to enter for a chance to win!

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How to Entertain Kids at a Wedding

January 15, 2012 13 Comments

Does your guest list include kids? Since weddings aren’t exactly the most exciting place to be if you’re a kid, we’re showcasing one clever idea on how to entertain kids at a wedding. Best of all? It’s FREE! Read on to find out more…

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Oreo Wedding Cake

January 13, 2012 7 Comments

Love Oreo cookies? Really, really love them? This Oreo wedding cake features huge towers of your favorite cookie and is ready for guests to dunk in ice cold milk…

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Rustic Wedding Banner for Engagement Shoot

January 13, 2012 1 Comment

Planning a rustic wedding? Carry your theme throughout your entire wedding planning process, including your engagement shoot! We spotted this beautiful rustic wedding banner that we think would be perfect for your engagement shoot – and ever after, too. Take a peek…

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A Queensland Engagement and Wedding: Cara + Shaw

January 12, 2012 4 Comments

Cara and Shaw’s Queensland engagement session and wedding is our first combined wedding feature. Not only are we excited to bring you a combined engagement session and wedding, but one that is from Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. Capturing Cara and Shaw’s Queensland engagement session and wedding is Adam and Fiona from Deep Grey Photography.

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Tie the Knot: Bridesmaid Bow Ring

January 12, 2012 Leave a Comment

Tie the knot with literally (“literally” a la Parks & Rec, naturally) the most adorable bridesmaid bow ring we’ve ever seen! This lovely ring by designer Melanie Rawding of Scarlett Jewelry features a Sterling Silver bow set on a matching band and is handmade, hand-forged, and made to order. Love, love, and love.

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Head Table Seating for Shy Brides

January 12, 2012 1 Comment

Well, hello there! Happy Thursday to you! We recently spoke with a shy bride-to-be looking for a unique head table seating idea. She was looking for something a bit more intimate and low-key with a cozy atmosphere. Well, we found it… and, we think you’re going to love this beautiful head table seating solution.

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How to Simplify Your Save the Date

January 11, 2012 3 Comments

Have you set your wedding date? Once you make it official, it’s time to share the exciting news with your loved ones in the form of a save the date. If you’re an avid wedding magazine subscriber or wedding blog enthusiast, you have most likely viewed some clever (read: complicated) save the date ideas. While lovely, we understand 100+ save the date gifts for guests may not be the most realistic idea in the real wedding planning world. So, today, we’re here to show you how to simplify your save the date – without stripping it of handmade personal style… and, it’s easier than you may think!

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5 Something Blues You Can Reuse

January 11, 2012 1 Comment

Looking for a something blue that will outlast the wedding cake? It seems most traditional something blue items such as a blue bridal veil or a blue gown sash tend to be worn once and tucked away in brides’ sock drawers, never to be seen again. But wouldn’t it be nice to find a something blue accessory you’ll love to wear – and re-wear – long after the wedding day? Absolutely! Read on to check out five hand-picked something blues you can reuse happily ever after.

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How to Make DIY Seed Favors

January 10, 2012 3 Comments

If you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, now is a perfect time to get started on those DIY wedding favors you’ve been putting off through the holidays. Today, we’re sharing an amazing article on how to make DIY seed favors, an inexpensive and eco-friendly wedding favor guests can actually use. With just a few easy-to-find items you can craft these DIY seed favors for guests to plant their first blooms of spring. Read on to find out more…

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14 Handmade Heart Shaped Pendants

January 10, 2012 6 Comments

February 14th is weeks away but it seems love is in full bloom in retail stores across the country. It’s hard to believe those red-lined candy canes were so quickly replaced by conversation hearts, valentine cards, teddy bears, and stockings of an entirely different kind. Yes, the best gifts will be gone in a hurry – in stores, that is. In the handmade market, though, right now is the perfect time to start shopping for the perfect gift to tug at her heartstrings and support handmade. Over the holidays, so many couples popped the question; in the next few weeks or months, brides-to-be across the country will be asking “will you be…” to another special person in their life: their bridesmaids. Asking “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” is an occasion that we think calls for something shiny, sweet, and sentimental – heart-felt, perhaps? – and we think you ought to get first dibs before the husbands and boyfriends nab the best handmade gifts. So, in honor of those best girlfriends who stood next to you in line at recess, who answered the phone in the middle of the night to heed advice, and to those who would laugh with you so hard you could barely breath (we all have at least one of those girlfriends!) we present these 14 heart shaped pendants sure to tug at your bridesmaids’ heartstrings. And, to the boyfriends and husbands out there, you’re welcome: we’ve done the hard work and uncovered 14 beautiful handmade ideas that will last longer than a dozen roses ever could. Bookmark this page and remember to support handmade! Each item listed below is handcrafted by an artisan and made-to-order exclusively for her.

14 Heart Shaped Pendants

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