Category Archives: wedding accessories

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!

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
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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 – Add a Pop of Color!

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Brides and grooms can really have some fun by adding a pop of color to their wedding outfits. To give you ideas, here are some colorful handmade and vintage items from Etsy shops.

 
Fyi, many Etsy shops can customize items to your desired colors and styles. So don’t hesitate to contact a shop whose work you like!

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For the Bride.for the bride

Clockwise starting at top left and ending in the center:

  1. Green and black fascinator hat with zipper roses & electronic resistors by Aula46
  2. Honeysuckle pink mask with detachable satin flower clip brooch by ArtisanMaskers
  3. Bead embroidery bracelet by CrownofStones
  4. Silk & linen flower with peacock feathers hair ornament by ButtonsnBlossoms
  5. Colorful floral bridal sash by RosyPosyDesigns
  6. Sunrise seashell and aqua chalcedony earrings by ThePineappleHut
  7. Handmade flowers shoe clips by ChloeANDMaddie.
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For the Groom.for the groom

Left to right, top to bottom:

  1. Map cufflinks for the groom and his attendants by BrassandChain
  2. Custom comic book sneakers by MoonlightDecorator
  3. Multi-color blue modern tartan tie by TiestheKnot
  4. Quilled blue boutonniere by MiaettiaCreations
  5. Blue, green, and yellow paper boutonnieres by TheLittleRedButton
  6. Vintage wingtip spectator shoes by flyfishark
  7. Men’s gingham suspenders by PaigeGrayson
Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest
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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

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

Pastels – Lovely Lilac

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Spring Weddings means lots of pretty Pastel colors and this Spring Fashion Season has Florals popping up all over the Runways. A gorgeous bridal trend with large splashy florals and soft pastels makes for such a beautiful wedding theme. I thought going through some of the popular colors for this season would make a nice blog post. All the colors are so yummy, I want to eat ice cream now!

Lovely Lilac is a flattering color on nearly everyone and makes it a great choice for brides and bridesmaids.

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This gorgeous lavender bridal headband from ClayBouquetShop on Etsy is perfect for adding something to the brides to tie in the color scheme with her bridal party.

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Add a pair of lace fingerless gloves
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A day or evening wedding is a great time to use a beautiful shade of purple, lavender or lilac for the bridesmaid gowns. This stunning lilac cocktail dress was over $3000 in Europe but take a few photos to a local dressmaker and you can have something similar created for much less. The value of having your dresses custom made by a seamstress cannot be underestimated. If you price it, you will find you can have exactly the color, fabrics and a unique one of a kind style at your wedding for an affordable price compared to the high prices of OTR ( off the rack) dresses that still need alterations.

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The sweet little flower girls will look adorable in some pretty dresses with lots of tulle and satin. Wedeclectic team member, carolinesboutique  has the perfect tutu for your little one.

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Another fun site for flower girl dresses is Littlemissprincess.com. I just love this layered flower girl dress with different shades of purple, lavender and lilac.

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A toast to the bride and groom can be even more meaningful with some lovely had created and etched Champagne Flutes. I just discovered this Etsy seller recently and love his gorgeous work. Jeff is an independent artist and creates laser cut glassware for his shop. He is really remarkable.

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Wedding boxes are a fun item to add to your wedding in your theme color and this one from  SweetJonesin is so pretty. A wedding box can be used at the Bridal shower, Reception and more so it is worth getting to add some fun and use for storage after the event. Small decorated boxes in your theme color can be made for Bridesmaid gifts, party favors and guest thank you’s with some ribbon and dried or silk flowers very easily.

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Even the groomsmen can join in on the fun. My friend is getting married in June and her groom  has agreed that all the men in the Bridal party will wear purple converse sneakers! I thought Josh was being very supportive and fun when he told Monica that he would do this for her.  There are many more fun ideas on http://trendygroom.com/ for the man who has a sense of humor.

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Other fun ideas for the Lilac or Purple wedding from team members include:
Purple cake pops

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Lavender rose pomander
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What color will be next? Leave a comment with a suggestion. Maybe peach or mint green or do you fancy pink?

February Treasury Challenge

 

It’s time to get your vote on! This month there are only 4 entries, but I don’t know if that will make voting any easier; they are beautiful! Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring both of January’s challenge winners:  Clay Bouquet Shop and Bag Secrets.

Voting ends at midnight on February 28th EST, and the winner will be posted on 3-01-2013.

You have just a couple days to vote, and the winning treasury will be selected by majority vote. The winner will be announced here on the 1st. Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6JDP9WK

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Thank you so much for voting!

February Giveaway

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

BagSecrets

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Kristin creates custom clutches and bags which are perfect for weddings, proms and special occasions!

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She will gladly add a personalized tag with your name and wedding date inside!

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She can make custom bags for your bridal party, a perfect bridesmaid’s gift that they can use for years!

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And she can match your wedding colors…just look at the wide array of what she offers!

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Kristin is offering a 25% discount to their shop to one lucky winner anywhere in the world! It can be used on one item or enough clutches to accessorize your entire wedding party!

This giveaway will run until midnight, February 28th, but don’t wait!

Entries will be accepted for:

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

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

Commenting that you friended BagSecrets on Facebook (and your FB page for verification).

Commenting that you followed BagSecrets on Twitter  (and your Twitter page for verification).

Commenting that you followed BagSecrets on Pinterest (and your Pinterest link 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 March 1st via email (please provide it!) with the good news!

*The discount does not apply to shipping fees. It can’t be combined with other discounts or promotions.