Monthly Archives: August 2013

August Treasury Challenge

We need your vote! The NEW topic was: SUMMER!

Check out these gorgeous collections featuring:

 Memories For Life:


Jewelry by Steve Riley:

Please vote for your favorite collection here:

Voting ends at midnight on August 31st EST, and the winner will be posted on 9/01/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
A Squeeze of Lemon please by Jodi on Etsy
Summer. Newlyweds. Home. by Marcie Forest on Etsy
DYI Steampunk Summer Wedding  by dalynda marie on Etsy

Wedding Inspiration – Aisle Markers

by ForestCandleStudio

Here are some beautiful ideas for pew decorations / aisle markers to wow your guests when they arrive for your ceremony!

All are handmade and customizable from shops on Etsy. Click on shop name to see info for its item (listed in order of photos shown in rows, left to right, top to bottom).



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1. Daisy Daze Design

2. Shannon Kristina

3. Soiree Supply

4. Pink Pearls White Lace

5. Butter Bean Vintage

6. Wedding Parties



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1. Alices Wedding

2. Shabby Papercrafts

3. Rose Flower 48

4. Blooming Bridges



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1. Kirahley Kreations

2. Lindas Wedding Frills

3. Superbuy4j

4. Silk Bridals

5. Creatively Carole



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1. Smoky Mtn Woodcrafts

2. Miss Violet Weddings

3. Spotted Leopard

4. Jessmy

5. Beachy Chic decor

6. The Celtic Heart


Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

Two to Four Months Before the Wedding (Part 2)

Part 2: Decorations

Your wedding day will be here before you know it! Check those decorations off your list of to-do’s as early as possible. You’ll appreciate having some wiggle room the month before the wedding to take care of unexpected last minute things.

In Part 2 of this four-part series, here are some unique handmade wedding centerpieces and backdrops. Great inspiration or perhaps exactly what you’re looking for! Click photos to go to the Etsy shop listing for each item.

Btw, if you missed Part 1:



Mossy Fairy Garden Centerpiece by SurroundingsOnline



Triple Wine Bottle Candle Holder Centerpiece by BoMoLuTra



Personalized Wedding Banner by TheArtofHandmades



Custom Embellished Centerpiece Vase by KPGDesigns



Woodland Wedding Centerpiece by DaliasHomeDecor



Geo Curtain Handmade by FrenchKnotStudios



Handcast Handpainted Birch Forest Vase Set by NECenterpieces
Paper Rosettes Backdrop by ThePaperStudio
One-of-a-Kind Wreath with Fairy Lights & Shabby Chic Window/Picture Frame Handmade by WildMountainWreaths
Just Married Banner with Glittered Letters & Preserved Moss by QuiltedPolkaDot

WedEclectic Inspiration

By ClayBouquetShop

A bit of inspiration from the WedEclectic Team… a la Lady in Red.

It can be a stunning color to include in your wedding, whether it is a holiday wedding, such as

Valentine’s Day or Christmas, or a black tie affair with a single color accent.

Here’s a few items to consider including in your red wedding!


from WeddingDressFantasy



From EllaWinston



From ShopTheTop



From DelaneyJewelryDesigns



From emsDesertRose



From SoulCraftyGarden



From BlingForTheTable


Jennifer Ferencz-Barato

Clay Bouquet Shop

WedEclectic Team Treasury

Check out this beautiful shell inspired team treasury by Keri from DelaneyPhotoJewelry

Summer Wedding Shells by Keri O Hara on Etsy

August Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

Jodi offers decorative party bags, washi tape, straws, twine and and more supplies for your DIY wedding or event!

Here are a few of her items…let them inspire your décor…colors, stripes, chevron, polka dots???











Jodi is offering a package: 2 packages of peach polka dot bags, 1 box of peach polka dot straws and 25 yards of twine to match.   A set of for 24 to a lucky bride!

The giveaway is open worldwide.

This giveaway will run until midnight, August 31st, but don’t wait!


Entries will be accepted for:

Commenting, including your favorite item from TalkingTwineAndTrim‘s shop.

Commenting that you hearted TalkingTwineAndTrim‘s Etsy shop (and your Etsy name for verification.)

Follow @WedEclectic  on Twitter.

Friend WedEclectic on Facebook.

Tweeted this giveaway (please copy your tweet here).

Posted this giveaway on your Facebook page (please copy your post here).

Posted this giveaway on your blog (please include the link here).

Posted this giveaway on a wedding/social network (please include the link here).

The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on September 1st via email with the good news!


WedEclectic 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!  : )

Do you prefer a large wedding reception (all of your families and friends) or an intimate celebration (the two of you or a very small group..20 or less?) And why?


Edi from MemoriesForLife

For the wedding, a small family only ceremony. But for the reception, a big get together with all our families and friends!
I’d like the wedding small because I don’t want a big fuss made over the ceremony…short & sweet 🙂 But I want the party to last all night. A way to thank everyone for being there for us through the years.


Julie from OddLotEmporium

Small, definitely small. I just want to party with the people closest to me, no need to invite everyone I have ever met LOL


Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop

I’m glad we had our friends and family there…less than 100 people. But part of me really wanted a small intimate wedding with just the two of us and a few people. 🙂


Kitty from KittyKanzashi

Depending on your definition of small and intimate…..I had 65 guests at my wedding and in my parents’ eyes that was small and intimate since they are use to weddings with 150 guest as a minimum.

Personally I was happy with my number as I got to talk to everyone and it was nice and relaxed


Tonya from DaintyJewelryByTonya

I enjoyed having all our family and friends at our wedding ceremony. But of course we could not afford to feed everyone at the reception. We limited the reception invites to 200 folks that were closest to us. We had both friends and family that traveled long distance to attend our wedding, so we made sure they were included in the reception plans.


Dalynda from SteampunkWedding

We had about 150 people, but I don’t feel like I was able to really talk to each person very well. My groom had lots of cousins; I felt inadequately prepared.

Smaller would have been better, but we’d need more than 20, maybe more like 50 people?


Ella from EllaWinston

My husband and I wanted to celebrate with our closest family and friends. We ended up around 100 guests and the size was perfect. I just wish we had about 5 more hours to social with everyone. I swear the night just flew by!

WedEclectic Team Treasury

Check out this elegant team treasury by Brenda from SweetJonesin

Gold   White Wedding by Brenda Jones on Etsy

Neat Wedding Reception Food Ideas

By ABridalTouch

Wedding reception food…in my area it doesn’t seem to have changed for as long as I can remember going to wedding receptions.  Doing research for this post about unusual and fun ideas/themes for reception food, I sincerely hope I get invited to one of these weddings soon!
Here are a couple of really neat ideas for your reception or really any large gathering.

a. The His and Hers Buffet
The one side of the buffet has the favorite foods of the bride and the other side has the favorite foods of the groom.

b.  Food Stations
Having tables/stations with different “do it yourself” bars.  Here are some ideas
1. Grilled Cheese
2. Mashed potatoes
3. Baked potatoes
4. Taco Salad
5. Pancakes
6. Fruit Kabobs
7. Hotdogs and Hamburgers
8. Waffles
9. Salad
10. Dessert Pizza
11. Pizza
12.Root Beer Floats
13. Oatmeal
14 Cereal
15, Biscuits
16. Pasta
17. Nachos
18. Subs
19. Trail Mix
20. Yoghurt

c. For outdoor weddings is the Food Truck Idea…having one or multiple food trucks at your wedding reception.

d. Food in Mason Jars.  Several options with various foods already in mason jars..salads, desserts.  There are lots of ideas on the internet for these.

e. A “cheese cake”…instead of a traditional cake, use whole wheels of real cheese layered like a wedding cake.  A cheese and wine theme goes well with this.



Something for everyone…Enjoy!

WedEclectic 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 would be your ideal honeymoon destination if money weren’t an issue?


Edi from MemoriesForLife

Australia! I’d love to go see all the animals in their natural habitat running in the wild!


Julie from OddLotEmporium

I want to go to that lil vacation spot in Belize where the huts are over the ocean and you can see the ocean through the floor. The water is clear and you can see for miles.


Joanne from HappyMooseGardenArt

Julie’s answer is hard to beat! New Zealand sounds nice too :o)


Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop

Oh, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji…three ideal destinations all in one grand honeymoon vacation…and only one long flight from the US East coast : )


Steve from JewelryBySteveRiley

I would love to take a trip around the seven wonders of the world, & then see my family in the UK.


Kitty from KittyKanzashi

Japan of course and most of the money would be spent on clothes.


Dalynda from SteampunkWedding

Celtic Castle! Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, okay, even a castle in France would be okay. History! Gardens! Perfection!


Ella from EllaWinston

Road trip! My husband and I actually considered buying an RV and spending 2-3 months traveling around the US for our honeymoon. It’s still on our bucket list….one day 🙂