Monthly Archives: December 2012

December Treasury Challenge

It’s time to vote! Looking for a few fantastic holiday items? Check out these gorgeous collections. Each one featuring November’s challenge winner:  Forest Candle Studio.

Please vote for your favorite collection here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SNC62DZ.

Voting ends at midnight on December 31st EST, and the winner will be posted on 1-01-2013.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)

Naughty or Nice by Delaney Photo Jewelry

Naughty or Nice by Bag Secrets

Make your list  check it twice  it s your wedding...will you be naughty or nice  by Forest Candle Studio

Naughty Or Nice  by Delaney Photo Jewelry

Your votes are greatly appreciated.

Check back in on the 1st to see if your favorite collection is the winner.

Table Decor & Favors Part 3: Votive Candle Holders

by ForestCandleStudio

The wedding reception is a place to really let your personalities shine! Here are some awesome handmade votive and tea light candle holders for inspiration as you plan your table decor and lighting. After the wedding, what great favors for your guests to take home to remember you and your special day!

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Vintage Sheet Music Luminaries by Olden Designs

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Shabby Chic Country Upcycled Votive Holders by Huckleberry Vntg

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Hand-cut Paper Luminaries by Sugarplum Silhouettes

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Hand-sewn Mini Felt House Luminaries by Hunky Dorky

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Jute & Seashells Votive Candle Holders by Ters Just Beachy

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Etched Glass Bicycle Votive Cups by Fiddle Home

 

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Gold Leaf Votive Holders by Ma Belle Amie 1316

Btw, in case you missed them, here are links to Parts 1 & 2 of this series:
Part1: Silverware Holders
http://wedeclectic.com/2012/09/12/table-decor-favors/
Part 2: Place Card Holders
http://wedeclectic.com/2012/09/27/table-decor-favors-2/

Best Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

www.forestcandlestudio.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
www.pinterest.com/forestcandle

Wedding Inspiration Board

A beautiful, “Dreamy-Creamy” inspiration board from PureBeautyArt!

 

 

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Sources:

1. www.etsy.com/listing/80133586/bridal-fascinator-hat-bronze-cream-beige

2. www.etsy.com/listing/92974796/statement-bridal-belt-wedding-sash-cream

3. www.etsy.com/listing/55668978/jacqueline-stunning-golden-rhinestone

4. www.etsy.com/listing/116033868/danu-moon-goddess-mask-in-winter-white

5. www.etsy.com/listing/114807890/katiemay-flower-girl-deposit-x-5

6. www.etsy.com/listing/77358463/ivory-or-white-ostrich-feather-crystal

(Non-Etsy sources are not available at this time…if you recognize a photo, please let us know and we’ll gladly add their credits. : )

 

Featured WedEclectic Shop — ClayBouquetShop!

Continuing our feature of the winner for each month’s Team Treasury Challenge, here is our second interview: held with Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop!  (Jennifer’s winning treasury for October can be seen here.  To vote on November’s treasury challenge see this post!)


BlueHead

How did you start your shop? 

I didn’t know it at the time, but preparing for our DIY wedding laid the groundwork for my Etsy shop. I didn’t seriously consider continuing the creative work I was doing until after being strongly encouraged by every one of our wedding vendors to create bouquets and accessories for other brides! I started creating items for my shop the day after we arrived home from our honeymoon. : )

RedOrange
How did you come up with your shop name?

Since I made the wedding bouquets and boutonnieres out of clay flowers, and I thought that the shop would be comprised mainly of those creations, I named it “Clay Bouquet Shop.” Little did I know that it would grow to include brooch, beaded and feather bouquets, sashes, hair accessories, and jewelry. : )

BlackWhiteBout

Tell us about some of your favourite items in the shop.

I love to make clay bouquets, but have to limit the number of contracts I take on due to the time it takes to make the flowers by hand after my full time job. My husband brags about them to others whenever given the chance, which I find quite funny as he protested quite vehemently (for months) when I told him I didn’t want to carry fresh flowers. He finally changed his mind when he saw them arranged, the weekend before our wedding. And he’s even commented that the fresh bridal bouquets he has seen at recent weddings don’t look as good as the ones I make, as they tend to be a bit wilted by the time wedding party pictures are taken.

I also love the brooch bouquets that I have designed for brides…and if we ever renew our vows (which he brings up all the time…and we just celebrated our 3rd anniversary : ) I’m making one for myself!

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And I have a few favorite sets…

The Amanda, bridal sashheadband, and earrings:

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The Colette, bridal sash, headband, bracelet, and earrings:

Collette

What inspires you?

The brides I work with, one on one…their themes and details provide a framework for their bouquets. : )

PeacockBride

What is your favorite wedding trend (now or past)?

I really enjoy seeing weddings that incorporate the bride and groom’s passions and favorite things. It becomes less of a traditional cookie-cutter wedding and more of a unique celebration of the couple’s lives coming together.

SilverBroochBouquet

Given the opportunity, which celebrity would you like to see wearing your designs?

I am tickled pink whenever I see photos of brides wearing or carrying my creations, so I would love if any public figure wore or carried anything I made for them!

The Vivian, crystal headpiece and earrings:

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What is your unicorn – that is, what is an object or skill that has eluded you so far?

If time is an object…I wish I had enough time to fill my current orders, maintain my life/home/business and to accept last minute orders. I’ve had to turn away a number of brides this year due to my busy production schedule, and wish that I could help every bride that contacts me. (I’m currently booked through March of 2013 for bouquets.)

BlueRoseBouquet

What do you think the future holds for you / your shop?

We’re moving early next year, and my plan is to have a devoted room for my shop…and I look forward to be able to display my creations and have a bright, spacious room to work in!

Poppy

Team Treasury

This week’s gorgeous Wedeclectic Team treasury was created by Irina of PureBeautyArt!

 

YourPerfectDay

DIY Wedding Inspiration

By MsFormaldehyde

Scott and Jessica threw a DIY wedding at https://www.facebook.com/SycuanResortWeddings

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Home made bird cage and table top bird pictures and hand painted frames. The bride and mom did this all themselves.

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It was great to have Jessica’s father walk her down the aisle he has been battling cancer and this was the best picture

for me to see.

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Jessica proved with a lot of hard work and thrift store shopping you can do your wedding on a budget ladies!

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You can find here veil here for 20.00 https://www.etsy.com/listing/76132984/birdcage-wedding-veil-wedding-veil

she also made her hair flower it was a special order

Hope you enjoy Jessica’s wedding she looks amazing and so happy!

November Treasury Challenge

Time to vote on your favorite treasury, and it’s not going to be easy. There are some great collections entered this month. Each one featuring Octobers Winner’s: Clay Bouquet Shop, and Artisan Maskers.

November Treasury Challenge

Please vote for your favorite collection here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/7H3G3VM.

Voting ends at midnight on December 9th EST, and the winner will be posted on 12-10-2012.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)

 

Nov1SnowfairiesinthemistNov2SnowfairiesintheMistyAir

Nov3SnowfairiesintheMistyAir

Nov9wintersnowf

Nov6TakingWing

Nov5SnowfairiesintheMistyAir