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February WedEclectic Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

Jennifer creates customized keepsake wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and more for your wedding or event!

Here are a few of her beautiful creations for many wedding themes…traditional, bling, and alternative!

(Please contact Jennifer well in advance for bouquet orders, as her schedule tends to fill up 3 months or more in advance,

though she may occasionally be able to fit in rush orders.)

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.She also creates coordinating boutonnieres!

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And that’s not all…she creates jeweled accessories…sashes and ribbon headbands including Swarovski crystals and CZ stones!

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Jennifer is offering a $25 gift certificate to a lucky bride!

The giveaway is open worldwide. Gift certificates do not expire, are not transferable, and cannot be combined.

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

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Entries will be accepted for:

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

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

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

Commenting that you follow ClayBouquetShop on Pinterest (and your Pinterest link for verification.)

Follow ClayBouquetShop on Twitter.

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 with the good news!

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Congratulations to Hana Clay for winning the giveaway!

 

Keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter page…I’ll be announcing another giveaway soon. : )

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
and
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

Choosing Bridal Jewelry

By HeatherBoyd

1. Follow your gown’s neckline

If you have a strapless dress you may want to look for a large multi strand necklace to stop you looking a bit bare in the neck area. Strings of beads that form a pattern when laid flat against the throat are also popular, and beading all the way around the neck can add interest. Gowns with a high or very detailed neckline may work better without a bridal necklace. If your dress has a round shaped neckline, look for a choker style necklace, but if you have a v-neck or sweetheart neckline you could wear a longer pendant.

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2. Try timeless classics

If you don’t think your wedding day is the time to experiment with a radical new look, stick to the classic bridal necklaces. A single string of pearls is a sophisticated yet feminine look, and a pearl collar with two or three strands can emphasise a long neck beautifully. With pearls symbolising marital happiness, they will always be a good choice. Another bridal necklace that has timeless appeal is a simple gold or silver chain with a diamond pendant. This can be coupled with diamond stud or drop earrings.

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3. Don’t overload on jewellery

A bride should wear a maximum of two statement pieces of wedding jewellery. If you have large, fancy earrings, you might want to skip the necklace or choose something very plain and simple. If you decide against a necklace you can always add detail with a beautiful bracelet. If you choose an intricate necklace, wear stud earrings and keep your bridal hair accessories minimal.

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4. Match your necklace to your dress

Check out the details on your wedding dress. Are they pearls, crystals, beads or diamante? Your wedding jewellery should echo the theme of your dress so try to get a necklace in the same material. If you have chosen a simple dress you can get away with an intricate necklace, but if your dress is highly detailed, look for a very simple bridal necklace. If you have a vintage style dress, look for antique jewellery from the same period. However, a modern contemporary dress works best with an edgy necklace design.

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5. Add some colour

The bridal necklace is a popular place to add some colour into your wedding outfit. Not all women look good in pale colours, and bridal shades of white or ivory can leave them looking washed out. A bold coloured necklace between the gown and the face can help to avoid this. Many brides look for a sapphire and silver necklace and use it as their something blue, but another good idea is simply to match your bridal necklace to the colours in your wedding bouquet.

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July Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

Jennifer creates customized keepsake wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and more for your wedding or event!

Here are a few of her beautiful creations for many wedding themes…traditional, bling, and alternative!

(Please contact Jennifer well in advance for bouquet orders, as her schedule tends to fill up 6 months or more in advance,

though she may occasionally be able to fit in rush orders.)

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And that’s not all…she creates jeweled accessories…sashes and ribbon headbands including Swarovski crystals and CZ stones!

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Jennifer is offering a $25 gift certificate to a lucky bride!

The giveaway is open worldwide. Gift certificates do not expire, are not transferable, and cannot be combined.

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

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Entries will be accepted for:

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

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

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

Commenting that you follow ClayBouquetShop on Pinterest (and your Pinterest link for verification.)

Follow ClayBouquetShop on Twitter.

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 August 1st via email with the good news!

 

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Congratulations to Damla, the winner of this giveaway!

 

The next giveaway will be posted in a few days!

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

A Sports Theme Wedding

By BagSecrets

As sisters sometimes do, my sister and I fantasized about her future wedding one day. All the things she did and didn’t want to do. My sister is a diehard San Francisco Giants fan so it didn’t surprise me when she said her theme would be based on her favorite team. We began tossing around ideas on how to incorporate black and orange into her wedding without going too over the top with her baseball theme.

I would guess most brides would die if their fiancé requested a sports theme wedding. Are you one of those brides? Or would you embrace the sports theme and run with it?

Nails – I thought I would start with the basics. Something my sister has 365 days a year anyway, why would her wedding day be any different? I always love seeing what her nail artists comes up with.

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Shoes – I love adding a little bit of color under your dress with these stunning orange shoes by Design Your Pedestal

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Garter – This SF Giants garter by Garters By Kristi is perfect!

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Bridesmaids – Not everyone looks great in orange (including me!) So consider putting the bridesmaids in a black dress with a simple orange accent

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Flowers – You could even have your bridesmaids carry a beautiful orange bouquet

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Flower Girl – Adorable, need I say anymore

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Table Setting – I love the idea of incorporating white into the table settings with accents of orange in an effort to stay away from it looking “Halloweenish”

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There are so many ways incorporate orange, black and a little SF Giants pride into your wedding. The question is would you do it?

I would love your feedback. Please share your comments below!

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Vintage Simplicity

By SteampunkWedding

Brides and grooms are busy!  Careers, families, and schedules!  How can a couple plan a wedding that’s fun and relaxing?

Try a vintage wedding in classic grey with Victorian flair!  A steampunk theme is easy to do and fun for guests of all ages.  In fact, the pictures of the guests at this steampunk wedding are fantastic.  I wish my wedding was captured this well, especially the kids and the grandparents, see more below!

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The place to start with industrial chic style is with a wonderful set of vintage silver lace stationery! These keepsakes will set the tone and mood for all the special days ahead.  Rustic notes highlight Victorian lace, but also are reminiscent of a time gone by.  This is how the bride and groom can inspire their guests to dress in steampunk style!

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Next! A beautiful location! Pick something with options for good and bad weather.  The featured couple chose a Victorian era home serving as a fine restaurant with a large gorgeous wooden gazebo. Top priority for a fun wedding is a great location!  A train museum or a historic train station is ideal.  However, most outdoor locations put visitors at ease.  This boat dock sits aside a small pond in a country setting.

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Gifts and inspired trinkets for the bridesmaids and groomsmen will help them with costs.  Starting with the beaus, they can all wear comfortable shoes or boots – they’ll LOVE this!  In their ‘dress’ clothes they can select a vest and a family heirloom pocket watch.  A vintage hat or goggles are also nice.  Regular flowers won’t last long outdoors, so I recommend metal creations instead!

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For the bride and her entourage, we’ve found beautiful hair extensions in to recreate turn-of-the-century braids.  The glamour from past makes all the sci-fi or western touches to the steampunk fashion more feminine.  Fascinators crown your ladies perfectly! I know opt hats are all the rage, but they are very hot for summer weddings.  So, choose a mini- top hat or a feather fascinator for your bridesmaids, they’ll thank you for it!

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Gifts for the bridesmaids and of course, the maid of honor can also follow a this vintage Victorian theme.  Choose a necklace, like this one-of-a-kind cameo for any special lady.  In fact, this one is resin and reasonably priced, so your flower girl could wear it!

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This grey satin clutch with ivory lace is a gift your bridesmaid and maid of honor can carry for many other occasions.  I really like the dark grey lining!  This will forgive an ink pen or other spills and still look fabulous!

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Saving the best for last, we recommend handcrafted rings in hammered silver with conflict-free diamonds in three different colors: champagne, white, and black.  This eclectic alternative for traditional wedding bands is easy on the budget, leaving lots for the honeymoon!

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Acknowledgements:

All photos are used with permission of photographer: Ian Danziger http://www.ibd-designs.com/

WedEclectic Team Members:

Msformaldehyde

OddLotEmporium 

BagSecrets

SteampunkWedding

JewelrybySteveRiley

PuppyCatMeow

Other Etsy sellers:

OtherWhenOddities