Category Archives: wedding reception

Two to Four Months Before the Wedding (Part 3)

Part 3: Favors

by ForestCandleStudio

Your wedding day will be here sooner than you think! Plan your favors as early as possible, especially if you want to DIY or to order handmade &/or personalized items. Leave some room open for unexpected last minute things by getting items on your checklist completed ahead of schedule!

In Part 3 of this four-part series, here are some unique handmade wedding favors from Etsy shops. Some inspiration to help you find what will be just right for you! Click photos to go to the shop listing for each item.

If you missed Part 1: http://wedeclectic.com/2013/07/11/two-to-four-months-before-the-wedding/

and Part 2: http://wedeclectic.com/2013/08/22/two-to-four-months-before-the-wedding-part-2/

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Two to Four Months Before the Wedding (Part 2)

Part 2: Decorations

Your wedding day will be here before you know it! Check those decorations off your list of to-do’s as early as possible. You’ll appreciate having some wiggle room the month before the wedding to take care of unexpected last minute things.

In Part 2 of this four-part series, here are some unique handmade wedding centerpieces and backdrops. Great inspiration or perhaps exactly what you’re looking for! Click photos to go to the Etsy shop listing for each item.

Btw, if you missed Part 1: http://wedeclectic.com/2013/07/11/two-to-four-months-before-the-wedding/

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Mossy Fairy Garden Centerpiece by SurroundingsOnline

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Triple Wine Bottle Candle Holder Centerpiece by BoMoLuTra

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Personalized Wedding Banner by TheArtofHandmades

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Custom Embellished Centerpiece Vase by KPGDesigns

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Woodland Wedding Centerpiece by DaliasHomeDecor

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Geo Curtain Handmade by FrenchKnotStudios

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Handcast Handpainted Birch Forest Vase Set by NECenterpieces
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Paper Rosettes Backdrop by ThePaperStudio
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One-of-a-Kind Wreath with Fairy Lights & Shabby Chic Window/Picture Frame Handmade by WildMountainWreaths
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Just Married Banner with Glittered Letters & Preserved Moss by QuiltedPolkaDot
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Two to Four Months Before the Wedding

Part 1: Cake Toppers

by ForestCandleStudio

Your wedding day is approaching fast! Are you using a monthly checklist to carry out your plans? If you buy your wedding cake topper, decorations, favors, and attendant gifts as early as possible, you’ll be able to relax a lot more the month before the wedding and enjoy everything you’ve put together. Plus it gives you a little room to take care of any last minute things that come up unexpectedly without the added stress.

In Part 1 of this four-part series, here are some unique handmade and vintage wedding cake toppers from Etsy shops to help you find what will be just right for you! Click photos to go to the shop listing for each item.

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Comic Book Rose Wedding Cake Topper by A Bridal Touch

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Tree Stump Sculpture Wedding Cake Topper by Sweet Pixie Pie

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Nautical Wedding Cake Topper by Wyale Designs

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Vintage Bride & Groom Wedding Cake Toppers by Under The Sycamores

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Musical Birds Wedding Cake Topper by Weddings of Design

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Robot Secret Agent Wedding Cake Topper by Builders Studio

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Tropical Beach Flower Wedding Cake Topper by The Wedding Petal

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Personalized Tandem Bike Wedding Cake Topper by Heather Boyd Wire

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Vintage Porcelain Figurines Wedding Cake Topper by Red Truck Designs

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Wedding Cupcake Toppers by The Perfect Party Shop

Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

www.forestcandlestudio.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
www.pinterest.com/forestcandle

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

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!

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: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q7K6RBW

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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SandSurfLoverusticwedRomanticGardenWedding

PurpleGold

PinkBlack

Peacockweddingdreams

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GoldenHuesAutumn

GayMarriageEquality

exchvowslavenderfieldEcoLuxuryWedcrimsongoldcowboy weddingcobaltgoldweddingChristmasweddingWedding Inspiration...a Palette of Blues and Purples by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyHoneymooning...Beaches  Lingerie and Mementos by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyBridal White by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Themes   Music by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsywhitewedhoneymoonweddingsseasonalsparklewedding fantasiesVisionsSilverIvoryVintagevintageroseVintageloveTropPinkOrangesummernightsweddingTwoBridesWedDaystorybookwedsteampunk weddingsValentine's weddingsportsinspiredSomethingBlueTropical Wedding Inspiration...Shades of Aqua and Coral by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyForTheGroomAndFriendsIts Wonderfully Romantic by Annie Farber on Etsy

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.

Table Decor & Favors Part 3: Votive Candle Holders

by ForestCandleStudio

The wedding reception is a place to really let your personalities shine! Here are some awesome handmade votive and tea light candle holders for inspiration as you plan your table decor and lighting. After the wedding, what great favors for your guests to take home to remember you and your special day!

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Vintage Sheet Music Luminaries by Olden Designs

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Shabby Chic Country Upcycled Votive Holders by Huckleberry Vntg

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Hand-cut Paper Luminaries by Sugarplum Silhouettes

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Hand-sewn Mini Felt House Luminaries by Hunky Dorky

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Jute & Seashells Votive Candle Holders by Ters Just Beachy

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Etched Glass Bicycle Votive Cups by Fiddle Home

 

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Gold Leaf Votive Holders by Ma Belle Amie 1316

Btw, in case you missed them, here are links to Parts 1 & 2 of this series:
Part1: Silverware Holders
http://wedeclectic.com/2012/09/12/table-decor-favors/
Part 2: Place Card Holders
http://wedeclectic.com/2012/09/27/table-decor-favors-2/

Best Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

www.forestcandlestudio.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
www.pinterest.com/forestcandle

Table Decor & Favors

Part 2: Place Card Holders

by ForestCandleStudio

The wedding reception is your grand party – for toasting the two of you, sharing food and drink with family and friends, and general merry-making all around. Such a party usually requires that you, the host, decide who should sit next to whom, to bring new and old friends together in the best way possible.

Place cards make it easy for your guests to know where you want them to sit. So why not choose place card holders that add to your theme and also make fabulous favors for your guests to take home? Planning your table decor items to do double-duty is eco-friendly and saves you time and money 🙂

To help you get started finding just the right place card holders, here are some delightful ones I found on Etsy. After the wedding, your guests can use these to hold photos, notes, etc., or as paperweights or decorative objects to display on a shelf or table. What a wonderful way to say thank you to your guests for being part of your special day!


Pirate Theme Wedding Place Card Holders with Personalized Cards by Cheralyns Woodworks


Customizable “Mr & Mrs Kiss” Place Card Holders by Pinned Together

Rustic Wedding Place Card Holders with Cards by Decadent Designs

Natural Sea Urchin Shell Place Card Holders by EcoLectic Events

Mini Moss Terrarium Place Card Holder by Vertigris

Treble Clef Place Card Holder by Homes and Weddings

 


Silver Pine Cone Place Card Holders with Cards by Fairyfolk Weddings

 


Wire-wrapped Bud Vase Place Card Holder by The Funky Shack

Btw, here’s the link if you missed Part 1: Silverware Holders
http://wedeclectic.com/2012/09/12/table-decor-favors/

Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

www.forestcandlestudio.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
www.pinterest.com/forestcandle

Table Decor & Favors

Part 1: Silverware Holders

by ForestCandleStudio

Your wedding reception is going to be the most fabulous party ever! But what happens to all those fun and gorgeous things on the table after the party’s over?

I’ve scoured Etsy for inspiration on wedding reception table decor, focusing on both functional and artistic elements that can do double-duty as favors for your guests. Not throwing items away is good for the planet and not having to get separate favors is good for your time and pocketbook! Of course another plus is that your guests will be reminded of your friendship every time they use them 🙂

For your reception there will be some type of food served, whether it’s a 5-course meal, a casual picnic, or simply dessert and beverages. So let’s start some ideas flowing about the tables’ place settings.

Here is an eclectic mix of silverware holders that would be perfect as decor & favors. After the wedding your guests can use these to hold a variety of items. What a wonderful way to say thank you to your guests for being part of your special day!


Monogrammed Silverware Pockets by Blue Pearls


Orange Burlap Silverware Holder by Home Goods A la Carte


Designer Fabric Silverware Holder by Taila Custom Designs


Burlap Silverware & Place Card Holder by Little White Boutique


Vintage Dictionary Page Silverware Holder by Full of Years

Embroidered Cotton Flatware Pockets by Cottage Expressions

 

Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

www.forestcandlestudio.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
www.pinterest.com/forestcandle

A Cultural Wedding

As a designer, to hear that your work has been featured somewhere; well, it’s the icing on the cake. Whether it’s traditional or non, exotic or more familiar, it doesn’t even matter; it’s simply delicious. And I love to share, so feast your eyes on this……

Maharani Weddings: Southern California Wedding Ceremony by Grand Design Photography

Rajeev and Shavreen

Her jewelry was made with stunning diamonds and rubies.

 

 

 

 There are so many special touches for this wedding; every detail is custom and personalized.

 

 And for my contribution…..

The memorial charm that dangles from her bouquet, in honor of her father, whom she lost 7 years ago.

If these exquisite images leave you wanting more, simply follow this link to Maharani Weddings to see the rest of this beautiful event: http://www.maharaniweddings.com/

Keri O’Hara

Owner/Artist

DelaneyJewelryDesigns.com

DJD@Q.com