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November Treasury Challenge

Here are some very elegant entries for this White themed treasury challenge. Interpretation was left up to the curator, and each one features our previous winner, Edi from Memories For Life,

www.etsy.com/shop/memoriesforlifesb:

Please vote for your favorite collection here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YY2X2QW.

Voting ends at midnight on November 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 12/01/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
White Wedding by Keri O Hara on EtsyWhite WeddingNatural Winter White by Amanda on EtsyUNwhite by Amanda on EtsyWhite by Keri O Hara on Etsy
Good luck everybody!

Ideas for the Fall Bride

I love the Fall. Of course I love the colors, and the endless social gatherings, but the food is the real reason that I look forward to this time of year. Homemade apple crisp, eggnog lattes, Irish cream, and pumpkin everything. It’s when I really get excited about baking. I learned to cook from some amazing women. And everything was made from scratch. So recently, when my mother came to a complete standstill over the fact that I didn’t have the Pumpkin Spice Mix that she needed for her recipe, I was floored. She could not figure out how to make her dessert without my help, and I loved every minute of it. For those of you who rely on the Pumpkin Spice Mix as my mother now does, here is the breakdown. And if you ever find yourself in my mother’s predicament, I hope your daughter is more understanding than I was.

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Mix:

•             4 tablespoons ground cinnamon

•             4 teaspoons ground nutmeg

•             4 teaspoons ground ginger

•             3 teaspoons ground allspice

•             1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds (optional)

For all of you brides who happen to be have Pumpkin Spice Mix on hand, here are some really cute, and very creative ways you can incorporate it into your wedding.pumpkin spice cappuccino

I think these are fabulous favors.  You can place these instructions on the back of the tag: Add some spice to your life! Stir 2 tbs of cappuccino mix into 1 cup hot water/milk and enjoy!

pumpkin-pie-spice-2

You could personalize these bags by adding a custom tag or label with your wedding information (names and wedding date).

MiniPumpkinPies

Okay, this one is just because I’m hungry. But these are so cute, bite size, no mess, and very Fall’ish.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake

Wouldn’t these be beautiful sitting in a tiered cupcake holder on your dessert table.

What? You’re drooling? Do you need a reason better than taste approval for your big day? I think not….

Here is a 5 star recipe for the most amazing Pumpkin Spice Cake: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-spice-cake. I recommend a cinnamon glaze to top it off.

And just a little more inspiration…….

cakeYou can see more of this gorgeous cake here: http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/34802

pumpkin ring holder

Beautifully simple, and very simply beautiful.

By Keri O’Hara

Delaney Jewelry Designs

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October Treasury Challenge

We have a lot of great entries for this Fall themed challenge.

Each one featuring our previous winner, Dalynda Marie from Steampunk Wedding:
www.etsy.com/shop/SteampunkWedding:

Please vote for your favorite collection here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHFYXYF.

Voting ends at midnight on October 31st EST, and the winner will be posted on 11/01/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Fabulous Fall by Keri O Hara on EtsyThe Steampunk Bride    by Kelly Flegal on Etsy Hitting Just the Right Note by Amanda on EtsyBrass that Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Amanda on EtsyFall into a Wedding  by Eva on Etsy Fall Wedding Season by Edi Royer on Etsy
Good luck everybody!

September Treasury Challenge

Fabulous entries!  The NEW topic was wide open.

And since the previous challenge was another tie, these collections feature:

Dalynda Marie from Steampunk Wedding:
www.etsy.com/shop/SteampunkWedding
and
Marcie Forest from Forest Candle Studio:
www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VGKBLZ3.

Voting ends at midnight on October 1st EST, and the winner will be posted on 10/02/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Blue Gold and Silver by the Wed Eclectic Team Fall in Love with Vintage Rose Antique Pink  by the Wed Eclectic team
So your having a Steampunk Wedding by the Wed Eclectic team Fall Wedding collection by the Wed Eclectic team

August Treasury Challenge

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

Check out these gorgeous collections featuring:

 Memories For Life:  www.etsy.com/shop/memoriesforlifesb

and

Jewelry by Steve Riley:  www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybySteveRiley.

Please vote for your favorite collection here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7RRB3S7.

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 – For an Element of Nature

Element of NatureSee the full collection here.

For indoor and outdoor weddings, there are so many ways you can incorporate nature into your big day.

In fact, it can be the underlying theme, and you will not run out of beautiful options.

Here are some favorites of mine to inspire you:

 Natural Wood Wine Glass Charms

BoutonniereWild Berry and Feather Boutonniere


Flowe rGirl CrownFlower Girl Crown

Flower CrownBridal Crown

Moss BasketMoss Flower Girl Basket

place cardsPlace Cards

Click here for more!

By Keri O’Hara from Delaney Jewelry Designs

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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:

boutonniere

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

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April Treasury Challenge

 

This month’s treasury contest was about celebrating in style. These are fabulous collections, and it’s going to be a tough decision. We need your vote!  Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring  March’s challenge winner:

Julie Farrell from Odd Lot Emporium.

Voting ends at midnight on April 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 5/01/13.

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NLZ3C7F

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
April 1 Keri DJDApril 2 Karen - bag secrets April 3 Karen - bling for the tableApril 4 Karen - bling for the table

It’s no joke, we need your vote!

It’s time to choose a winner for our March Treasury Challenge and we would love it if you could stop by and

choose a favorite collection.  Below is a glimpse of the entries. Simply click on the image to visit the whole collection.

Follow this link to vote: www.surveymonkey.com/s/HCHZVR6
March 3 March 1 March 2