We are enamored by all the wonderful handmade wedding finds on Etsy. It’s a whirlwind of possibilities, so we dug up a few of our favorite Etsy stores, all of which are incredibly affordable! Happy hunting!
Beautifully handcrafted ties by QP Collection
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Dresses designed and fabricated by Grace Loves Lace
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Delicate headpieces and veils made by The Yellow Peony
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Customizable cake toppers by Better Off Wed
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We will never tire of looking at San Francisco weddings. As much as we love a big beautiful celebration we have a soft spot for a simple, low key union. You can’t bet the drama of San Francisco’s City Hall, with its high sweeping ceilings and gorgeous architecture.
Lilia Photography took these beautiful photos of Misty and Matt’s sweet San Francisco wedding at City Hall. We’re digging Misty’s vintage wedding dress and love that all the gentleman wore vintage style suits with brooches instead of boutinnieres, pocket squares and vintage tie-pins. Misty’s bouquet was made from flower brooches and put together by her father, which is so special.
When ever we see photos of weddings we naturally think of which of our wedding designs would match the celebration. We can’t help it! For Misty and Matt’s charming vintage ceremony we would chose our vintage inspired Sweetheart wedding suite in letterpress to match the drama and beauty of their big day.
Congratulations Misty and Matt! And thanks for letting us share your beautiful photos here Lilia!
This wedding had it all. Beautiful woods and a beach side ceremony. We love the couples casual approach to their wedding day. Derek and Lauren wanted a simple but beautiful wedding and these photos are proof they achieved just that!
You can’t go wrong with this stunning view.
The couple chose our Seagulls Wedding Invitation which matched their Oregon beach setting perfectly.
Lauren and Derek also win best wedding song choices ever in our book. The couple’s processional song was “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin and their recessional song was “Sunshine of my Life” by Stevie Wonder.
Congratulations Lauren & Derek!
More photos can be viewed over at Ruffled.
Wedding Location: Oceanside, OR / Wedding Photographer: K Miller Photographs / Ceremony Venue: Oceanside Beach State Park / Reception Venue: Oceanside Community Club / Wedding Flowers: Bride and friends / Wedding Dress: ShopBop / Wedding Caterer: Bread and Ocean / Dessert: Couple’s friends / Officiant: Helen Hill / Wedding Invitations: Hello!Lucky
Hi! My name is Vanessa Mason, you may remember me as the Style Editor at You & Your Wedding and Cosmopolitan Bride magazines here in the UK. I left the world of weddings to have our two amazing babies, Scott and Sienna (now two and a half and eight months) and when Sabrina at Hello!Lucky asked me to be a guest blogger for their gorgeous company, I didn’t have to think twice, I jumped at the opportunity. What an honor! Well, enough about my details, let’s talk weddings! Just before Christmas, Harry Judd and his sweetheart Izzy Johnston tied the knot. As a nod to Harry’s Strictly Come Dancing win in December 2011, they tucked into a cake topped with a glitter ball trophy.
If you like the glitter ball touch, why not take the idea further and use them in vases as table centerpieces? To keep costs low, only place them on the head table in front of the bride and groom and special guests like the best man or your respective parents. The idea works nicely, as the vases are so tall, they don’t interrupt the flow of conversation over the table. They also provide great atmosphere thanks to the lights placed inside them and as the evening falls, the fairy lights reflect pretty twinkling light off the glasses, cutlery and tea lights! Whatever you decide to do for your wedding, just have fun and make it look beautiful!
Suppliers: Silver mirror balls to buy (www.dzd.co.uk), glitter balls to hire (www.eventprophire.com), vases to hire (www.weddingandeventprophire.com), fairy lights to hire (www.partylights.co.uk).
Wedding photos by Aleit Weddings, styled photo by Bill Kingston
It’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter, meaning we’re gearing up for the winter months ahead. Snow is falling in many parts of the world creating a gorgeous white backdrop for our favorite winter weddings. There’s something very romantic about a winter ceremony, whether it’s the peacefulness of the seasons or that friends and family slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite Pins from Pinterest in a Winter Wedding Roundup. Getting engaged this season? Winter is a beautiful time to say “I do,” so take a peek at these images for inspiration for 2013.
Photo Credits: Winter Bouquet / Paramount D’Orsays Heels / Vintage Lace Letterpress Wedding Invitation / Papineau Calligraphy / Favor Wraps / Elie Saab Dress / Lace Bunting / Cake
UK friends! This weekend our fabulous London team will be exhibiting at one of the most unique wedding fairs across the pond, A Most Curious Wedding Fair, billed as the wedding event for the not-so-blushing bride. We always love hearing about this event as it truly does showcase some of the most original and current wedding trends. If you are in the UK do stop by and say hello to Iain and Hamad who will be holding down the Hello!Lucky booth.
Most Curious Wedding Fair details: 6th October 2012 (London), 11am-5pm
York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ Entry: £4
This real wedding was introduced to us by our wholesale manager, Heather. She shared these images of her friends Haley and James’ California wedding and we were immediately overcome with giddy wedding bliss. From all the perfect DIY details to the pure beauty of the bride and groom, this wedding is simply magical.
We must start off with the colorful photography by multi-talented Kate Miss. Her blog is a great source of inspiration so we were excited to hear she was the photographer at this wedding. Next, how about these amazing life sized tissue flowers? It sets the perfect backdrop for an already beautiful venue (Northstar in Tahoe, CA). Full instructions can be found over at Design Sponge.
One of our favorite details has to be the yarn wrapped vases that the bride and her bridesmaids made from our Handmade Weddings book. Since Haley and James’ wedding day was all about color, they fit in nicely amongst the rest of the display.
Isn’t this a good looking group of women? All the bridesmaids dresses are vintage. Love how the colors of the dresses coordinate with the decor!
The brides beautiful dress was custom made by San Francisco based designer Kajan Padraig. We love the delicate lace sleeves!
This is what weddings are all about. Having fun with your loved ones.
Thanks to Heather for sharing these photos and thanks to the bride and groom for representing our yarn wrapped vases! We truly love to see our projects come to life. For more photos, head over to Kate Miss’ blog For Me, For You.
Photography by Kate Miss
There is a good reason why the word ‘Chic’ cannot be adequately translated into English; we simply just don’t do it as well as the French! Virgine and Antoine both live in London and wanted to take some of the elements of their life here to their May wedding in Paris, mainly in the form of a black London taxi! We just love the way the photographer has managed to capture the mix of the formal and informal in these stunning photos of the happy couple who seem to have the whole city to themselves!
The reception was a little out of the city at the Manoir de Gressy where the more rural setting provided a beautiful contrast to the city and where Virginie chose an elegant restricted palette of cool greys and silver with just white flowers and green foliage in simple domed bunches. For their stationery they chose to have a customized version of our London Skyline, which we adapted to have the Paris skyline alongside.
We produced the table signs showing either London Tube stations or Paris Metro stops and Virginie also designed a wonderful 32 page booklet herself with graphic images of the two different cultures – The Gherkin vs. Tour Eiffel, Pimms vs. Ricard, Macaron vs. Cupcake etc.!
A customized photo booth with the somewhat Banksy-esque gun-toting Queen along with a host of props allowed the guests to create some memorable photographs of the big day.
Nous remercions Virginie et Antoine d’avoir partage ses photo avec nous. Nous tenons a leur souhaiter beaucoupde bohneur pour leur futur.
Wedding season may be coming to an end soon, but we know how important it is to plan ahead. Seasonal trends will come and go but once you’ve chosen your wedding invitations it’s easy to create a complete look. We’re still busy pinning inspiration around some of our most popular wedding invitation designs. Our Pinterest Wedding Inspiration Boards are a great way to develop a look without aimlessly scrolling through image after image. Whether you’re having a bright modern wedding or a rustic, natural wedding, our inspiration boards have lots to offer. Above is a mini collage of our favorite images from our Big Day Inspiration Board. This wedding invitation speaks loudly to our fans, and with the whimsical wording and bold typeface it’s a shoe-in for a splashy event.
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Drink Straws / Favor Bags / Wedding Shoes / Big Day Wedding Invitation + Save the Date / Heart Programs
Our Lavender Harvest wedding invitation has all the sweet and delicate details that make a rustic wedding look elegant. Designed by Shelley Laband, its colorful illustrations make coordinating wedding details a cinch. Check out the Lavender Harvest Inspiration Board for more matching decor ideas and lovely photos.
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Lavender Harvest wedding suite / Lavender Boutonniers / Wedding Photo / Lavender Cake / Lavender Lemonade