Thursday, October 30, 2008

andrea: four *plus* things for my poppy wedding

readers, please say a friendly hello to andrea of!
Great idea! Forgive me, I really couldn’t stick to 4.
[no worries!]

Floral Themed Invitation SAMPLES
{ pretty poppies wedding invitations by lilribbers }
1) Poppies! I’m currently obsessed with Poppies – possibly due to the amazing tea set I inherited from my Grandmother. So I’d definitely go with poppy themed invitations, these were my favourite of many.

* Tip - Make sure you get matching thank you cards at the same time so you can start sending them out as soon as the early bird gifts arrive.

I would complement the poppy theme with a few more “poppy” items in addition to the centerpieces and flowers.

Guest book:
Custom Made Guestbook / Album- Crimson Poppy print
{ custom-made guest book/album by enjibeck }

OR I love the idea of creating a poster sized invitation to have your guests sign.

Place cards:
Red Poppies Place Cards-Set of 20
{ red poppies place cards by michellebrusegaard }
[see my feature on michellebrusegaard here]
A matching tie for the groom:
6 silk groomsmen neckties, wedding bulk discount
{ poppy necktie by toybreaker }

2) One signature item of clothing to really make the bridal ensemble pop and accent your theme.

CUSTOM ORDER INFO PAGE  For Custom Orders Click Here, bridal hair piece, fascinator, feathers, vintage earrings, wedding
{ ivory feathers, pearls and beading fascinator by sweetsnlo }

[here i substituted the custom listing, as the one andrea picked was reserved for a bride]
Fascinator 2:
{ Carrie Ivory Silk Flower and Feather Fascinator by chameleondesignsaus }
[sadly this listing has been removed, but check out the other fascinators at chameleondesignsaus]

Pearly Girly
{ Pearly Girly Necklace by VirginiaGeiger Jewels }
French Vanilla Bridal Wrap
{ French Vanilla Bridal Wrap by bonzie }

3) And now for some fun! I did homemade cupcakes for my own wedding instead of cake. Perhaps for a DIY favour, you could combine the recipe for your wedding cupcakes on a snazzy recipe card, with a small canning jar full of the pre-mixed dry ingredients. i.e. Just add milk, eggs etc for your own “eat at home” cupcakes!
Cupcake Pop Recipe Cards, Letterpress set of 15
{ Cupcake Pop Recipe Cards by DingbatPress }

4) Lastly, we can't forget about bridesmaid gifts. I like the fact that you can get wristlets by babycakesboutique in several different Amy Butler fabrics so your bridesmaids never have to show up to a party with the same purse after the wedding.

Bridesmaid Gift:
Handmade Kashmir Eastern Inspired Bangle Wristlet Clutch Zipper Pouch
{ Handmade Kashmir Eastern Inspired Bangle Wristlet by babycakesboutique }

thank you *so* much for your extensive picks, andrea! all best to you and your new blog,

Monday, October 27, 2008

back from travels! and roselabiche redux :)

hello friends! thanks for your patience while i put on my other hat as jewelry designer -- went to boston last weekend, to my old neighborhood and its 29th annual fort point open studios. it was a gorgeous weekend -- all crisp fall days and bright-blue october skies and old friends and great restaurants and the red sox on tv. i'm sorry i didn't think to flag it on this blog so anyone in the area could stop by and say hello -- will be back up in december!

if nobody objects, will post about a couple of delightful fort point artists later in the week -- for now will catch up with a couple of odds and ends.

first off, the redesign at the magazine has finally hit newsstands, and one fun thing is this multimedia site: the atlantic project. it takes a bit to load, but the design and videos are worth wandering through.

second, just saw that roselabiche is featured in an interview on the storque today all about how she quit her day job -- this is what etsy is all about! amazingly talented people getting to craft their dream job. am a huge fan. one day i will own one of these amazing shirts.

{ sol by roselabiche }

all for now, back to etsy finds from readers. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

emilia: if money were no object...

[by emilia of
...these would be my four wedding must-haves. My dream wedding is a vintage-inspired autumn garden party with a lot of DIY flair. Of course, if I had all the money in the world I wouldn't have to DIM.
Layer Cake Films Red Velvet Super 8 Wedding Film Package
{ red velvet super 8mm wedding film package by layercakefilms }
Video and photography with a vintage feel is KEY! I would love to be able to fit a package like this one from Layer Cake Films into my budget! Plus I LOVE red velvet cake!
[could not agree more -- i covet this. the film *and* the cake. see my feature on layercakefilms here...]

Vintage Flower Bride and Groom Cake Topper Keepsake Box
{ vintage flower bride and groom cake topper keepsake box by bebox }
I've been seeing this trend on a few blogs lately and I love the idea of having a vintage cake topper. I'm sure there are a few out there for less that $200 but if we've got the cash to spend why not, right?!
Ruffled Rhumba Pantie and Bra Set
{ ruffled rhumba pantie and bra set by lustdesigns }
Probably the most important thing on HIS mind: the wedding night! Ooh la la!

And finally, THE most important item. SHOES! This pair from Eliseo36 actually aren't that price-y at $90. Too bad I have mammoth size 11 feet!
{ red by eliseo36 }
Thanks for letting me participate! This was so much fun!
thank *you* for sending these in, emilia, and all best to you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

a dozen wedding dresses under $500

Special Offer - Mirror Flower - Ivory strapless floor length wedding / Party / Event dress with bead trimed bodiceStriped Babydoll Party Dress
liza rietz Ruffle DressKatie
francoiseBleu Rosy Finch
sarah seven Mocha Ruffle Dresshollystalder fairest of them all - silk taffeta wedding dress
Calla LillyChameleon Wedding Gown in Organic Cotton/ Bamboo Jersey
Backless Ruffle Gold Lace DressUpcycled  and Refashioned Wedding Gown with Detachable Train
vintage 70s // cream lace Victorian dress // off-shoulder // sz XS S1930s Wedding Dress
{ each photo links to its shop}

well, 14 actually.

** update 4.march.10 -- a couple of these have gone up in price or sold.
here's a list of the artists, in order:

unitedartistudio (was on etsy, now on ecrater) | ouma
liza rietz | astoria designs
{item unlisted} | makool
sarah seven | holly stalder
london demimonde | isadora clothing
holly stalder | by the way
black raven vintage | miss bombshell


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