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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:

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

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:

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!

January Treasury Challenge


It’s time to get your vote on! This month’s treasury contest was a team challenge that produced over 50 treasuries.  I think we covered every possible wedding theme, and now we need your vote. Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring one, or both, of December’s challenge winners:  Forest Candle Studio and Delaney Photo Jewelry.

Voting ends at midnight on February 8th EST, and the winner will be posted on 2-09-2013.

Please vote for your favorite collection here:

Previews of the treasuries, not in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)





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Blushing Bride by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy

Lime Green Dream Wedding by Kristin Ames on Etsy
A Rainbow of Wedding Favors by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Black and White Wedding by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Weddings with Geekery    Theme Weddings     by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
A Touch of Spring by Tina Cooke on Etsy
The Beauty of Spring Weddings by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Bold Victorian Wedding Inspiration by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Destination Wedding   Travel Themed Wedding Details by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Inspiration...a Palette of Blues and Purples by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Palette  Red and Black by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy

Fairytale Weddings by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Palette of Pink and Orange by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy

Here is a special Thank You to our team captain, Jennifer of Clay Bouquet Shop, for having an outstanding number of entries in this months contest. We appreciate your efforts and the exposure.

DIY Wedding Inspiration

By MsFormaldehyde

Scott and Jessica threw a DIY wedding at

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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.


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!


You can find here veil here for 20.00

she also made her hair flower it was a special order

Hope you enjoy Jessica’s wedding she looks amazing and so happy!

Wedding at the White Rabbit’s Cottage

By NeverAPlainJane

So far in our wedding adventure we’ve followed Alice down the rabbit hole and throughout a caucus race. Upon leaving the race, our wandering waif was accosted by the White Rabbit who had mistaken her for his house maid. Not wanting to disappoint the harried fellow, Alice scurried off to his cottage to retrieve a pair of gloves and his fan.

Alice found the White Rabbit’s abode “tidy” and “little,” but I prefer to think of cottages as wild and romantic, time-worn and iconic – all terms that describe love. Cottagey touches in your wedding décor classify your love in terms of forever.

Set the scene

Whether your festivities take place indoors or out, you can create an environment with a cozy, homey, rustic feel.

Long, flowing draperies lining the walls or hung from tree branches will define your space.  The curtains you choose will set the tone for the rest of your décor.  Chintz prints will have a shabby chic feel. Solid sheers in white or pastel shades will lend your event a sense of airiness, while curtains in darker, solid tones will create a cozy, cabin atmosphere.

Bunting is also a sweet way to define spaces. Go with pretty floral prints, earthy solids, or add punch with a novelty print such as this one from Cathy’s Shop.

Set the Table

The more nature in your table-scape, the better. Moss, branches, berries and vines add to that wild and romantic feel. Also romantic? Candles. Bring it all together with Marcie Forest’s handmade beeswax creations.

Your table linens are another place to create a cottage feel. Burlap and lace make an elegant study in juxtaposition and set a rustic tone.  Vintage linens are another way to go.  Like your curtains above, mismatched linens will feel shabby chic while a united color palette or style will lend airy charm. You can find a few different styles in Tina’s vintage shop, Cherry Corners.

Dress the part

Don’t forget the fan and gloves Alice was sent to retrieve! Making handmade paper fans and sipping iced tea will be a fun way to while away a summer evening with your nearest and dearest before the festivities begin. For the gloves, consider walking down the aisle wearing these summery mesh pretties from Little White Dresser.

A walk in the woods offers a chance to pick wildflowers for a woodland crown worthy of a quaint ceremony at a hidden cottage. Never a Plain Jane Designs offers a whimsical tiara fit for a woodland bride or her maids.

Speaking of your maids, how sweet they’ll look dressed in lace that looks like came from a hope chest in the cottage attic. The eco-fabulous designs from Amanda Rose Bridal never disappoint.

Your groomsmen can also sport quaint nods to nature with Victorian-inspired feather lapel pins handmade by DelightWorthyn or lichen cufflinks from Polkadile.

Details Details Details

Close your eyes and picture your dream cottage. The details tell the story, your story! Cottages are the perfect setting for found objects such as this set of vintage sewing machine parts from My Smitten Boutique.

Alice knew she’d reached the door of her curious new friend when she saw the “bright brass plate with the name ‘W.Rabbit’ engraved upon it.” Brass name plates would make a lovely touch for marking anything from your guest book to the chairs you’ll sit in.  As an alternative, consider a custom monogram designed by Rebekah. Many of her designs are reminiscent of common plate shapes and the effect will be just as charming!

And remember how Alice got into this predicament in the first place: a little door opened by a tiny key. Scattering a few of these tiny charms from El Costurero Real throughout your décor is the key to charming your guests.

Consider hiding vintage hatpins in flower arrangements, use them to accent updos, or cluster them in a holder nested amongst your appetizers. Wed Eclectic team member Allison offers unique hat pins and holders in her shop Vintage in Color. Click on the image below for details.

I love Wind Rosie’s shabby chic Wonderland props for photo ops or in place of table numbers.

When it is time to say goodnight, let your guests take little bits of cottage with them. Like the custom name cards above, Christina’s hand-stamped paper sacks make for a nostalgic parting gift. Fill them with jars of local honey, homemade preserves, and terracotta pot with a packet of wildflower seeds.

Janice A. Bear

Wed In Red

By MoonshineBaby

Although the ethereal grace of white weddings in the West has always been a favorite adopted by many,  it does not quite equal the passion & romance of marrying in red!

In ancient Rome, the first bridal veils were worn, and were usually an intense red flame-like color which shrouded their entire bodies, called a Flammeum. This early veil would also vary in fiery shades of yellow & orange among the ancient Greeks, but all were intended to protect the bride and the union from evil spirits. Here is an early Roman bride wearing her Flammeum veil:

Perhaps the most opulent of Red Weddings has to be those in both China & in India, who prize the color and believe it attracts happiness, luck & good fortune. In fact, the Indian bride traditionally wears a red dress & veil, but will also have red henna designs with hidden romantic messages or auspicious symbols for her husband to read during their wedding night painted all over her body.  Instead of being carried over the threshold, the bride will partake in a ritual in which she dips her feet in red colored water and then walks barefoot through her new home – a custom symbolizing her new role as a married woman.

The Chinese bride will change three times into one red dress for the Tea Ceremony,  another red dress for the actual Wedding Ceremony, and finally a third red dress for the Wedding

Reception.  Some even have changes of gowns during the reception just for fun.

Inspired by these traditions here are some Red Hot creations by the Wed Eclectic team to set your wedding day ablaze!

“Adored” Veiled Headpiece by MataHari’sDaughter

Masquerade Masks for Two by Artisan Maskers


Personalized Monograms for Wedding invitations by WeddingMonograms


 Red Feather Headdress with Roses & Silver Pheasant Feathers by LaCocoRouge


Paper Flower Bridal Bouquets by TheLittleRedButton


Red Sunflower Fascinator by MySmittenBoutique

Hand-painted Wine Glasses by PureBeautyArt

By MoonshineBaby of WedEclectic

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)


Hair Stylists

Allison Tegano

Make Up Artists

KimmV  MM# 2357138

SK Faceworks Makeup MM# 2213330












>Meet Kitty of KittyKanzashi


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:

>Prying through the veil


The history of the veil stretches back many years and it is used to symbolise many things.
In the Roman times, the bride would wear a brightly colourful veil to ward off evil spirits whereas nowadays it is used to show modesty especially in religious ceremony.
Whatever are your reasons for wearing one, just make sure it reflects your personality.
For those of you who want a long flowing veil clearly you are after something dramatic. This beautiful veil by delightworthyn is full of theatrical styling.

However maybe you are a bride who is looking for something mysterious? What about this masquerade inspired veil by SEAMS.

And finally, for those of you who just want a hint of veil then this birdcage veil by rtisan will add a touch of glamour effortlessly.

>Offbeat bride hair accessories

>The following pictures of bridal hair accessories I found on etsy.
I am in love with these head pieces and becoming inspired by these fabulous pieces.
From dramatic hats to feminine flower feather pieces.
Gothic Valentine Dramatic black and red mini Pillbox Hat with Veil
by orderabandon on etsy

Baby blue feather fascinator BELLDANDY design – Made of guinea hen feather and satin flowers – CHOOSE headband, comb, elastic band, or hair clip. This clip is by Castlememories on etsy

Gothic Tiara by EJPcreations on etsy
Be it adventure, romance, or just on the prowl this tiara is the perfect accent for any hair do. Made out of small ornate clock hands it adds just a little of Gothic, Neo-Victorian sparkle to any outfit. This is the hair accessory that will bring excitement and adventure to you. A tiara with echos of the past encased in it’s clock hand peaks.