Category Archives: boutonniere
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:
By Keri O’Hara from Delaney Jewelry Designs
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!)
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. : )
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. : )
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!
And I have a few favorite sets…
What inspires you?
The brides I work with, one on one…their themes and details provide a framework for their bouquets. : )
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.
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!
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.)
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!
This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by
Just look at keepsake flowers she creates! If you are looking for a way to make your wedding unique, her shop would be an ideal place to look for possibilities!
For brides’ and grooms’ floral accessories…and she caters to same sex wedding couples!
Her stunning bridal sashes are certainly “Statement” pieces!
She creates flowers and veils for your hair as well!
Krissy is offering shoe clips for this month’s giveaway…a $35 value!
This giveaway will run until midnight, August 31st, but don’t wait!
Entries will be accepted for:
Commenting, including your favorite item from MakeBelieveN‘s shop.
Commenting that you hearted MakeBelieveN‘s Etsy shop (and your Etsy name for verification).
Commenting that you follow MakeBelieveN (@MakeBelieveN) on Twitter (and your twitter name for verification).
Commenting that you friended MakeBelieveN on Facebook (and your FB page 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 giveaway is open worldwide. Includes 1st class postage in US. International postage is the responsibility of the winner.
The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on September 1st via email with the good news!
White on white and absolutely wonderful! Our newest treasury was created by WedEclectic team member Janice at neveraplainjane. Her description says it all “White weddings are classic, timeless even. But there’s no reason they should be boring. Give your big day a hint of Wonderland with just a kiss of black – compliments of the White Queen.”
This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by:
They create Steampunk Art, Jewelry, & Curiosities – Gearwork bouttonieres, fascinators, jewelry, paintings…and more! They would be perfect accessories for your unique wedding, for wearing everyday, or for decorating your home.
Take a look at some of their designs…. : )
They have graciously offered a Vintage Style Beaded Headpiece, a $28 value!
This giveaway will run until midnight, April 30th, but don’t wait!
Your initial entries will be accepted for:
A comment including your favorite item from EdenGallery’s shop
Extra entries for comments indicating that you: (Please include your email, handle, etc for verification & contacting you when you win!)
Heart EdenGallery’s shop
Friend/Like EdenGallery on Facebook
Follow EdenGallery on Twitter
Tumble with them on Tumblr EdenGallery
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 giveaway is open worldwide, however, any additional charges for international shipping would be the responsibility of the winner. Shipping in the US is included in the giveaway.
The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on May 1st via email with the good news!
This selection of must have/I want now groomsmen gifts is from Jennifer of Nostalgic Links
|Steampunk Gear Boutonniere|
|Surrealistic Oil Painting – The Philosopher|
Cufflinks add a flair of the formal to your event, and men’s shirts with french cuffs are not difficult to find. Cufflinks of nearly every style can be found on Etsy, and most artists are willing to make matching sets for the groomsmen, like these from NorthwykeCreations.
We at Offbeat Etsy Weddings are here to help you make your day everything you hoped it would be. Let us know if you’re looking for something, and we will be thrilled to help you find it!