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Friday, August 28, 2009

Labor Day savings.

I'm heading out for some family time back home, and won't return until after Labor Day. I hope you all have a wonderful looooong weekend (once it arrives)! In the meantime, don't forget about this little special (which is good until September 5). See you soon!

Originally detailed here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Art-inspired cake.

Earlier this week, a brilliant post went up over at Design*Sponge, and art-loving soon-to-be-married couples should take note. SFMOMA cafe confectionarian Caitlin Freeman (recently married herself) creates cakes directly influenced by the museum's works. As a fan of Mondrian, my jaw dropped when I saw the cake shown above. What a fun surprise to encounter when cutting into the cake! Here's hoping Caitlin branches out to weddings soon... =) Read the entire post here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The winner is...

Congratulations, Kristin! I look forward to working with you on these. =)

Otherwise, a big THANK YOU goes to everyone who entered! Your comments were so kind and I loved reading them. Keep an eye on this site because I'm happy to say that a similar giveaway will be coming up in the next month or so. ;)

Don't forget to enter!

PS: If you haven't done so already, don't forget to enter the favor tag + table number giveaway! The last time to enter is tonight at 8:00 PM PST. Good luck! =)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Real couple: Leah + Morgan.

Remember Leah & Morgan and their chartreuse + chocolate invitations? I'm excited to share photos from their wedding today. Pretty pops of pink in the flowers, oversized jars of tea and an absolutely beautiful setting made the perfect backdrop for a romantic and elegant day. Detail-wise, I especially love the mismatched candlelit jars and containers the couple chose to use as centerpieces. Tres chic!

Thank you, Leah & Morgan, for being a delight to work with, and for sharing these gorgeous images! All photos taken by Kasey Lennon.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Etsy style: Amanda Archer.

Today, I'm loving these lovely dresses by Etsy seller Amanda Archer. Either would work as a casual bridal gown in ivory or white, too. ;)

Check back tomorrow for a romantic real wedding!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Enter to win favor tags + table numbers!

Looking for a little extra something to add to your reception decor? Enter to win 100 of our Wren favor tags and a set of coordinating scalloped table numbers! For the lucky winner, these tags and table numbers will be customized in the ink color of your choice on white or ivory cardstock. The finished size of each favor tag is 1.75" with the table numbers being 5.25" in diameter.

To enter: Simply leave your name and email address in the comments below by Wednesday @ 8:00 PM PST (or feel free to email me). At that time, a name will be chosen at random and the winner will be contacted. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Just one do-over?

If you are already married and could have one do-over, what would it be? Mine would be a candy buffet. Or, at least that's what it would be today. ;) Check out these images from Amy Atlas' blog. Amazing.

The full set of images can be found here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ainjil + Chris.

For those who didn't happen to see Ainjil + Chris's beautiful wedding on Design*Sponge last week, I beg you to check it out. Their wedding wasn't the typical everything-in-its-right-place kind of wedding, but rather a quirky and stunning affair. They added all kinds of darling little touches—a croquet set, vintage mismatched china and so much more. And the ribbon streamers turned backdrop? Unforgettable. All photos by Jose Villa.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inspiration for a beach-side wedding.

A big thank you goes to Bonnie at Inventing Weddings for including our Astoria tags in today's Fly Away inspiration board! If you haven't seen Inventing Weddings and are a fan of Etsy (like I am!), be sure to check it out. It's the ultimate guide to putting together a handmade affair.

Monday, August 17, 2009

DIY edible favors.

Looking for a fun DIY favor that you know everyone will love? Why not make your own chocolate dipped pretzels, package them in a pretty bag and add a little tag? Check out Heather Bailey's website for a scrumptious photo tutorial.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Darling placecard ideas.

There are so many fun and unique ways to display escort cards, how could a girl possibly ever decide? I particularly like when bright colors (that don't always match!) are incorporated into the display. Check out these ideas found via The Knot... and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bridesmaid dresses for way less than $200.

I was popping around on and noticed a whole lotta dresses that could easily work on a bridesmaid. Or, at a minimum, fab rehearsal dinner dresses. They're affordable and straight off the rack. Who can argue with that?

Necessary Objects : $78

BCBG : $96

French Connection : $153

BCBG : $168

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Perfect Palette.

Have you seen The Perfect Palette? It's a great blog dedicated to color combination inspiration, so pop on over and take a gander. In today's Etsy Wednesday post, our Bloom invitation was featured. Thanks to Chrissy for including it! =)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Color Combo: Black + Goldenrod.

Thought I'd end the week the same way I started it... with a fun color combo! Anyhow, you might not see me early next week as I'm off entertaining a visitor, so here's hoping for a wonderful weekend!

Credits (clockwise from top):
Martha Stewart, Artfool, The Knot, Thread

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Etsy Wedding Team.

Maida Vale is now a proud member of the Etsy Wedding Street Team! If you want to learn more about the sellers that make up the team, visit the blog. Or, to see products created by these sellers, use the tag "etsyweddingteam" in the search box at the top of Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

$50 off through September 5th!

Why? Just because. =) Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A fun little belt for any dress.

When I saw this sassy little belt, I immediately began trying to figure out what I would pair it with. A brightly colored cardigan perhaps? Hmmm. I'm not great with a sewing machine or needle and thread (of any kind), but I might actually give this little cutie a go. I just love it! Be sure to check out the seemingly easy tutorial at 100 Layer Cake for full details on how to make your own.