Monthly Archives: June 2013

A giveaway announcement…

Since I am the captain of two Etsy Wedding teams, I’ll take the opportunity to share each team’s monthly giveaway here and there. : )

Creative Wedding Stuff

The Creative Wedding Stuff team blog’s first giveaway ends on June 30…a few days away!

http://creativeweddingstuff.com/2013/06/11/june-giveaway/

Please follow the blog and Facebook page to discover new content! : )

His Wedding

By JewelrybySteveRiley

When it comes to organizing a Mans wedding there are a few gems for that individual guy that wants some say in the wedding arrangements. From boutonnieres to table decorations, wedding invitations to wedding rings, there are some great masculine choices amongst wedElectic team members.

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From Steve Riley

www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybySteveRiley

www.steverileyart.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Riley-Art/198245630192049

June Treasury Challenge

This month’s treasury contest was about Hot Wedding Trends for 2013. These are fun, inspirational collections, and we need your vote to select a winner!  Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring  April’s challenge winner:

Karen from Bling For The Table: www.etsy.com/shop/BlingForTheTable.

Voting ends at midnight on June 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 7/01/13.

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DWCP9XC

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Glamping Style Wedding by Marcie Forest on EtsyA Wedding at the Beach by Edi Royer on EtsyRomantic Summer Wedding at the Beach by Marcie Forest on Etsy
Moss Green Wedding by Steve Riley on Etsy

Wedding Inspiration ~ For Fabulous Feathers

I will admit that the only feather to make an appearance on my wedding day, was the huge feather plume on my guest book pen. I was so in love with it. I used it until it ran out of ink. There simply weren’t a lot of  tasteful options for incorporating feathers into a wedding back then. But today it’s a different story. You can find so many options, no matter what your theme is.  Isn’t this flower girl headband by Caroline’s Boutique gorgeous?

Flower Girl Headband

And this boutonniere by Clay Bouquet Shop is very classy:

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If you want to do a lot of shopping in one place Etsy is overflowing with artists who share my love of feathers. I created this treasury collection there to give you some ideas:

Brides of a Feather by Keri O Hara on Etsy

The pomanders are simply rich, and I love that custom guest book, but check out this unique set of wedding rings from Happy Go Licky:

Feather Wedding Rings by Happy Go Licky

And these stunning fascinators from Powder Blue Bijoux and Kristine Bridal:

Bridal Fascinator Feather Head Piece by Powder Blue BijouxWedding Feather Headpiece by Kristine Bridal

But the icing on the cake, for me, was this beautiful ostrich feather cake topper that would have matched my guest book pen perfectly!

Feather Cake Topper by Kristin Danger Designs

I hope this helps you find some fun ways to incorporate feathers into your special day. I hate to leave you wanting more…..so check out these items: FEATHERS!

By Keri O’Hara

Delaney Jewelry Designs

DelaneyJewelry.etsy.com

Facebook.com/DelaneyPhotoJewelry

Flickr.com/photos/delaneyjewelry

Pinterest.com/delaneyjewelry

WedEclectic Q&A

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We ask the WedEclectic team a question, and post their answers each week…providing some advice, inspiration and insight into the person behind our shops. We hope you enjoy them!

Please reply with your own answer!  : )

Guestbook ~ Did you have a traditional guestbook? If not, what did you do different?

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Dalynda from SteampunkWedding

Yes! I love the tradition of a guest book. Looking back 21 years ago, I can’t remember which aunts were there, so I can look. We’ve lost many family members since then and it is wonderful to have their signatures as part of our ceremony forever. My daughter and I were looking at the book last month and took the time to tell her about so many of the great-grandparents that she doesn’t remember.

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Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop

Instead of having a book everyone had to find to sign, we included paper on each table, cut in sizes to fit into envelopes I glued into a nice scrapbook. We got notes from our guests, some good wishes, some funny stories, and some advice. It makes me smile whenever I take them out and read them. : )

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Amanda from ArtisanMaskers

I had a traditional style guest book which I added photos to (from our engagement pictures) in order to liven it up a bit. I also used portions in the back of it to keep notes about my bridal showers (who came, what gifts we received, etc.) so now I can look back and find it all in one place!

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Kitty from KittyKanzashi

Nope, my partner and I couldn’t be bothered with one because we only had 65 guests so it would have been a very empty guestbook and it was my intention on the day to talk to all of the guests.

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Kristin from BagSecrets

My husband and I had a guestbook, although it was not a traditional one. We used colored paper in our wedding colors (purple and gold) and cut them up into about 3×5 size cards. We had a table where people could choose their pen color, write us a message and then leave it in this beautiful crystal bowl. After the wedding we took the cards with all our special messages and put them into a scrapbook. I found photos from each of our guests at the wedding who wrote us a message and put it next to their card. I loved the way it turned out! It’s so much fun for us to look back and read the messages while also enjoying some wedding photos!

Unique DIY Wedding Favors

We went to my niece’s wedding a couple years ago and her dad had created some very cool DIY wedding favors using upcycled forks. To make the napkin holders he twisted forks with plastic coated heavy duty pliers and brute strength. He glued on a few rhinestones and added a tag with the couple’s names and wedding date.

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At another wedding my friend commissioned me to make wire silhouettes and she stuck them into the cork tops of tiny glass bottles. In the bottles she layererd colored sand. You could do the same thing and make simple wire heart shapes to stick into the lids. You could also add a tag with the couple’s names and wedding date.

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There are some other delightful ideas available on the Internet. I found this cute idea to give a mini apple crisp kit. Perfect for a rustic chic wedding theme.

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I like the idea of the DIY bubble blowers. You can make your own and even form the pink pipe cleaner ends in to small heart shapes instead of circles.

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I also love the idea of making your own jam and putting them in small personalized jars.

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For the sewers and tea-lovers you can make simple re-usable teabags with cotton fabric and a simple straight stitch. You can print out “Drink Tea” or “Tea for Two” on one side of the tag and the couple’s names and wedding date on the other side. Fill them with some tasty bulk tea from a Specialty tea store or with herbal teas from your garden.

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WedEclectic Team Treasury

Enjoy this soft and elegant team treasury by Karen from BlingForTheTable!

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Wedding Inspiration ~ For a Polka Dot Wedding

By ForestCandleStudio

Do you love polka dots? Here are some fun and fabulous ways to use them in your wedding!

All of these items are handmade and available from shops on Etsy. Just click on a photo to go to that shop.

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Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

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

 

WedEclectic Q&A

Q&A

We ask the WedEclectic team a question, and post their answers each week…providing some advice, inspiration and insight into the person behind our shops. We hope you enjoy them!

Please reply with your own answer!  : )

What are you favorite wedding color combinations?

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Dalynda from SteampunkWedding

Antique colors are my favorites: off-white or eggshell, silver, grey, even bronzes, and metal tones. My wedding dress was a vintage Victorian in almost a cream color. Most men look dashing in a dark grey suit. I don’t really favor black tuxes; its been done again and again.

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Kitty from KittyKanzashi

I love all purple colour combinations because there is always a purple to suit everyone.

From a pale lilac for girly to a deep rich purple for the more adventurous.

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Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop

I love the vintage looks as well…ivory paired with pale blues. (My second favorite is an autumnal palette: reds, oranges, browns, copper…which we used for our wedding a few years ago. : )

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Amanda from ArtisanMaskers

I like vibrancy! My own wedding colors were citrus (tangerine, lemon, and lime), but I love to see any bride be daring and pair some unusual, bright colors together (like turquoise and tangerine).

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Kristin from BagSecrets

I love the vintage colors. Personally I went with a dark purple and gold with ivory accents. I also really love Tiffany blue with a dusty rose color 🙂

WedEclectic Team Treasury

Just in time for Summer! Enjoy this beach themed team treasury by Marcie from ForestCandleStudio!

Romantic Summer Wedding at the Beach by Marcie Forest on Etsy