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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!

A bit of inspiration from a fun, alternative bridal photoshoot : )

By ClayBouquetShop

I have planned to include alternative brides in my advertising for awhile, and finally had the opportunity to include models willing to have fun with this idea earlier this year. Here are some photos to enjoy…and possibly use as inspiration. : )

We had multiple outfits available for models, some more traditional than others, so many models appear more than once. The models had loads of fun in the wardrobe room changing from one outfit into another, accessorizing their attire, and wandering around Turkey Hill Inn for photos by the different photographers. : )

Bouquet, haircomb and jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Veil by Chaos Couture 

Haircomb and jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Jacket by Blooms In The Night

Bouquet, haircomb and jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Gloves and lace neck wrap (eye mask) by KVO Design

Bouttonniere by ClayBouquetShop

Bouquet and jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Hair Flower by Chaos Couture

Jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Corset and skirt by Mayfaire Moon

Bouquet and Accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Fascinator by Chaos Couture

Corset and skirt by Mayfaire Moon

Jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Corset and skirt by Mayfaire Moon

Accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Fingerless gloves and Lace neck corset by KVO Design

Accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Corset and skirt by Mayfaire Moon

Bouquet and accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Bouquet and Accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Layered skirt by Blooms In The Night

Accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Corset and skirt by Mayfaire Moon

Bouquet and jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Bouquet and accessories by ClayBouquetShop

Bouquet, haircomb and jewelry by ClayBouquetShop

Lace eye mask and cuffs by KVO Design

Bouquet charm by DelaneyPhotoJewelry

Skirt handcrafted by the model (Elderberry)!

(Yes, I told her that she should open up an Etsy shop, too!)

Thank you to all of our participants!

(listed alphabetically)

Photographers

www.brianbortnickphotography.com

www.flowingcolor.com

www.janeniziolphotography.com

www.metroglamourstudio.com/

www.modelmayhem.com/MichaelLawrencePhotography

www.facebook.com/steven.otte

www.steelcityphotography.com

http://stillsinfashion.com/

Hair Stylists

Allison Tegano

www.nazbeauty.com

www.vervenj.com

www.theupdoguru.com

Make Up Artists

KimmV  MM# 2357138

www.MaganSethi.com

www.facebook.com/makeupbynessa

www.nazbeauty.com

SK Faceworks Makeup MM# 2213330

Models

Andie-Nicole

Ava

Courtney

Elderberry

Jacqueline

Jamie

Kattia

Nicole

Rachell

Stephanie

May Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by:

PuppyCatMeow

She creates fabulous hairpieces and hair accessories! They would be perfect accessories for your unique wedding, for events, or for wearing everyday.

Take a look at some of her wondrous hairpiece designs…wish I would have one of these to wear on my wedding day! : )

And her hair accessories…!

She is offering a $30 gift certificate to her shop…!

www.etsy.com/listing/63162118/gift-certificate-puppycatmeow-30-dollar

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

Your initial entries will be accepted for:

A comment including your favorite item from PuppyCatMeow’s shop

Extra entries for additional comments indicating that you: (Please include your email, handle, etc for verification & contacting you when you win!)

Heart PuppyCatMeow’s shop

Friend/Like PuppyCatMeow on Facebook

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!

PuppyCatMeow

www.puppycatmeow.com

Butterflies For Your Love

By EdenGallery

For my latest blog, I grabbed one of my favorite images by photographer Sara Moon. This image inspired me to brainstorm why the butterfly might just be ideal for your offbeat wedding.

Depictions of butterflies in art have been around seemingly forever. Butterflies have been found in Egyptian hieroglyphs created 3500 years ago. As long as they have been in art they have represented more than just an insect. According to Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, butterflies personify a person’s soul. The ancient Greek word for butterfly primarily means “soul” or “mind”. In Chinese culture, two butterflies flying together symbolize love. Finally, there is the obvious idea of a caterpillar creating its chrysalis and turning into a butterfly which can represent a transition in life for anyone especially a bride to be.

Butterfly and Chinese wisteria flowers c.970

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Now, on to the wedding items!

Edible butterflies for your cake by Sugar Robot

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92142086/the-original-edible-butterflies-large?ref=ss_listing

Vintage Botanical Butterfly Invitations by Sunshine and Ravioli

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91970144/vintage-wedding-invitation-botanical

Butterfly Leather Cufflinks by NostalgicLinks

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/88715668/butterfly-leather-cufflinks?ga_search_query=butterfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5469513

Butterflies for your hair from katesCottage2

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/62987613/one-handmade-dupioni-silk-butterfly-hair?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

Yellow and Orange Sunflower with Butterfly Kanzashi Hairband by Kittykanzashi

http://www.etsy.com/listing/37957414/yellow-and-orange-sunflower-kanzashi?ga_search_query=butterfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5499966

A butterfly dress by LisaSeraphin

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/71557117/circular-skirt-dress-inspired-marilyn

Butterfly mask by Artisian Maskers

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/75172134/sale-la-chantefleurie-ooak-collaborative?ga_search_query=butterfly&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5354728

I hope my selections help you in your wedding search and that any wedding woes flit by on the wings of butterflies!

Eden Gallery

etsy.com/shop/EdenGallery

facebook.com/EdenGallery

twitter.com/EdenGalleryArt

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Brides Around the World – Part 1 Japan

Do you long  for a bit of the Far East?  Are you in love with simplicity, serenity, and stately elegance?  The traditional dress of the Japanese bride might be for you.

Most of us know that the traditional women’s dress of Japan is called the “kimono.” And, though  they aren’t as commonly worn as they used to be, one of the places you’re still sure to see kimono is at a Japanese wedding. Though the modern bride will often wear more than three outfits throughout her wedding day, the traditional wedding kimono, called an uchikake, is almost certain to be one of the ensembles worn..

The uchikake is  a robe-like dress that used to be the common dress of women in the samurai (warrior) class. Uchikake have long rounded sleeves that swing elegantly off of the arm, and a longer hemline than most other kimono styles. The hem is also padded, which helps the uchikake to form a train behind the wearer. It is worn open, like a long coat, over a pale under-kimono (called kakeshita). In ancient times, there would have actually been five or more under-kimono beneath the uchikake. Today, some uchikake mimic this style with thin strips of fabric trimming the edges.

In the traditional religion of Japan, Shinto, white is a symbol of purity. Because of this, the uchikake is most often white, as is the kakeshita, or under-kimono, and it’s obi, or sash. The hair is also wrapped in a traditional white headpiece, known as the tsunokakushi..

But tucked into this tsunokakushi (wedding headpiece) is by far my favorite part of the traditional Japanese wedding ensemble–the kanzashi.

Kanzashi are traditional Japanese hair ornaments.  They, like kimono, come in a wide variety of styles. The wedding kanzashi are usually a golden-yellow color, and very ornate. Originally made of tortoise-shell or metal, today they are most often created from molded plastic. The detail is stunning and often includes symbolic elements such as cranes, pine branches, and turtles, all symbolic of longevity.

Western brides might consider a less formal tsumami (“folded fabric”) kanzashi to accent their hair, or a monochromatic silk brocade for their gown. Perhaps an up-do with a traditional Japanese flair might compliment an ornate western dress. Or an actual kimono–either white or brightly colored–might be to the bride’s fancy.  The Japanese bride is stately and graceful, and provides much to inspire her western sisters.  Kitty Kanzashi designs and creates some of the most amazing Kanzashi flowers on the market.

This post brought to you by Michelle Greenwood of Greenwood Occasions.

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Greenwood Occasions Wedding Spoons

Isn’t her work stunning???  I see a wonderful tradition starting 🙂

Krissy

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>Meet Kitty of KittyKanzashi

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Tsumami Hana Kanzashi – Folded Fabric Flower Hair Ornaments
Aren’t you always looking for something unique?  The one little touch that expresses who you are while being beautiful and unexpected.  Kanzashi ornaments are the perfect touch for anyone that has a love of Japanese culture and artwork.  Kitty designs and creates some of the most spectacular pieces I have ever seen!!!  Feel confident that if you love it even a little Kitty has put a tone of love into making the piece.  I think this is a good luck charm.
Kiru Rise-Japanese Hair Ornament-Bridal Tiara(Tsumami Kanzashi)
Kiru Rise Japanese Kanzashi Ornament

Each hair clip and/or ornament can be created in any color or combination of colors.  Kitty loves creating works of Kanzashi art for any reason!!!

Candy Amore-Kanzashi inspired hairband and buttonhole flower
Candy Amore
Blue Beach-Kanzashi inspired hairclip
Blue Beach Kanzashi Hair Clip
From Kitty:
I’m a struggling trainee accountant who is making ends meet with her kanzashi.  

My life (and my flat) is full of all things Japanese and as an avid collector and wearer of kimono one can not complete an outfit without a kanzashi.  However I just couldn’t find the kanzashi I wanted so I began to make them and soon they began to fill every space I had remaining.  

After giving a few of my kanzashi away as gifts to my friends and being made redundant from my work, I decided that rather then waiting for the right job to turn up, I would turn my hobby into my work.  Thus Kitty Kanzashi was born.

Apart from day dreaming about kanzashi and kimono, I enjoy cooking!  Whether it is cakes or stews, there is nothing more relaxing then taking your frustrations out on some food especially if I am making bread which is my mini food project at the moment.
And for my geeky side, I play computer games on my PS3 and watch anime.

Well Kitty I personally love your work and look forward to what you have up your beautiful Kimono sleeve!

Find Kitty here:

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The royal wedding is on everyone’s lips…and Mistress Kate is leading an inspiring trend back toward the millinery arts with her daring toppers and fascinators.
Now – the everyday bride will go for safety with her topper but the offbeat bride will add a lil something of her personality to go off the beaten path and make it her own – whether it be a dash of colour, a sprinkle of John Waters, or a cup of joe.
Take inspiration from these fabulous Milliners of Etsy as they bring fashion, flair and fun to the offbeat etsy bride…

Stephanie Farley
La Coco Rouge

>The Bridal Hat Returns

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The royal wedding is influencing wedding trends.  DUH!  The bridal hat returns with a vengeance.  These artists specialize in handmade millinery and more.  If you want a custom bridal hat fit for a queen for your wedding day these are my suggestions.   
L'AMANTE - Vintage inspired bridal hat headdress WEDDING fascinator
L’Amante by Hairbowswonderworld

The Envy - Peacock Fascinator
The Envy by LaPetiteMenagerie
white silk,50s style Bridal hat and veil
AgnesHart
Ariel by LaCocoRouge
Krissy

>Thrilled to be a new member….

>I found this team on Etsy.com, when one of your kind members added my shoes to a treasury and I was blown away and absolutely charmed.Not a minute after I wanted to be part of this wonderful group of designers, artists and people like me who understand the “Offbeat Bride”.

I look forward to meeting Glenda (from Midnight Boudoir ) in person, as she will be coming down in January to Florida to visit family.  I admire her store and I can’t wait to wear one of her exotic hair pieces…I guess we both love Peacocks!