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Friday, February 26, 2010

10% off ends Sunday!

Don't forget: the 10% discount code ends this Sunday (February 28). Take advantage of it while you can! Enjoy...

My current loves.

If there's one thing I love to do when I'm a little bored or in need of inspiration, it's window shopping on Etsy. Although this is off topic, I thought I'd share some of the things I'm currently coveting. This might even shed a little light on my personal taste and style (which is quirky to say the least). ;)

Because I am a major anglophile: Mini Coasters from vitamini

Because it's rad and so 80s: Keyboard Clutch by TooToo

Because me & my man put the kettle on every night: Kettle Mug by MrPS

Because I am a native Hoosier: Indiana Pendant by truche

Do you have your eye on anything special? Share a link with me in the comments. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One gorgeous gown: Lela Rose.

How gorgeous is this Lela Rose gown? The open back is sexy and elegant, and the beading emphasizing it is exquisite. You know I love the overall vintage flair it has, as well.

For the record, I'm still totally obsessed with her scoopneck gown that I blogged about in July... ;)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sour Apple + Robin's Egg.

My husband and I attended a beautiful wedding this past weekend (Congrats Ailey & Ritchie!). There were many lovely, personal details weaved into the event and, as a result, it felt really special and different. During the cocktail hour, a mariachi band softly played while guests were treated to signature cocktails inspired by the couple's travels. After dinner, a touching slideshow gave guests a glimpse into the couple's past. And, finally, a detail I really loved was the display of delicious Top Pot doughnuts the bride and groom chose in lieu of a traditional cake. Fabulous!

Anyhow, I was honored to create a version of my Wren invitation for Ailey & Ritchie. The bride chose a pretty patterned paper that I used to create sashes that held the entire suite together. Paired with a sour apple envelope, the overall look was bright and happy. A perfect reflection of such a fun and loving couple!

Samples now available in the shop. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Joomi NYC hair goodies.

Judging by these Joomi NYC hair accessories, I can't wait to see their spring 2010 collection! Especially loving the top headband for an art deco-themed affair...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bright, vintage-inspired bridesmaid dresses.

I just adore these two Aria bridesmaid dresses (especially the second one!). They come in a myriad of bright colors, are reasonably priced, and are clearly vintage-inspired. These type of necklines are typically flattering on just about any body shape, too. Just lovely...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Etsy find: Primele's beautiful calligraphy.

I just love Patricia Mumau's beautiful (and casual!) calligraphy. Check out these fabulous envelope samples from her Primele shop on Etsy. Delightful!

via OSBP

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I Dream of Cake.

All cakes from San Francisco's I Dream of Cake. My thoughts exactly! Especially loving the top cake...

Second cake via
The Knot

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Great favor idea: sea glass candy.

Wouldn't this sea glass candy make a beautiful favor? I'm envisioning little clear baggies with a fun tag and ribbon... Plus, you can customize the color. Visit this great tutorial for full details on how to make your own. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vintage hair accessories.

I'm absolutely loving Jennifer Behr's Spring 2010 collection! I'm especially digging the vintage-inspired design of this piece, and the rock-n-roll vibe of this one. For brides not planning on wearing a veil, any of these are a great alternative. Enjoy!

via What Junebug Loves

Monday, February 15, 2010

The most delightful Etsy shop?

Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. This is a bit off topic, but I ran across the Fruit Fly Pie Etsy shop last night and just had to share. Aren't these goodies darling?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Color Combo: Shades of Pink.

What could be more appropriate for a wedding around Valentine's Day? Have a great weekend!

Credits (clockwise from top):
Amy Atlas Events, Coren Moore, Maida Vale, The Knot, Project Wedding

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Creative garlands.

I've had French designer Anastasia Jamin bookmarked in my Etsy faves for some time now. She creates darling felt garland that can be customized to your preferred color palette. Wouldn't these add a fun touch at a reception, or as a background for posed photos?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The winner is...

Congratulations to Emily! Thanks so much to everyone who entered. You all left such nice comments. Thank you again to seja b. for creating and providing the beautiful Braille necklace, as well!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Enter to win a Swarovski Crystal Braille necklace!

I'm excited to offer a great giveaway today! The lovely seja b. has generously offered one of her unique sterling silver Swarovski Crystal Braille necklaces to one lucky reader of this blog. The crystals on this particular pendant spell out "love" (how perfect for the upcoming holiday), but she also creates custom pieces based on a word of your choosing. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop for these pendants and many more swoon-worthy pieces.

To enter: Leave your name and email address in the comments below by Wednesday February 10 @ 9:00 AM PST (or feel free to email me). At that time, a name will be chosen at random and the winner will be contacted. Please note that this contest is only open to residents of the US and Canada at this time.

Otherwise, I'm heading out for a long weekend in celebration of my Mom's 60th birthday. =) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back on Wednesday to announce the winner. Good luck!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nonpareil Magazine.

Have you seen the first issue of Nonpareil? It is absolutely overflowing with great DIY ideas for brides on a budget. Plus, it's just all around adorable. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A real life Etsy wedding.

When I was flipping through the current issue of Real Simple Weddings, I was excited to see the wedding of Cynthia + Les. Not only are they a gorgeous couple (look at those smiles!), but the colors and little details they incorporated are so stylish. Many items were created by either Etsy vendors (which you know I love!) or the happy couple, so their big day was a true handmade wedding. Links follow below. Enjoy!

Photos: All photos by the talented Angelica Glass. See more on her blog.
Cake topper:
Veil & hair accessories:
Soap favors:

Monday, February 1, 2010

The perfect wedding shoe?

The At Tiffany's shoe from Hey Lady might be the most perfect wedding shoe I've ever clapped eyes on. Sweet, scalloped and blue? I'm in love.

Hope you all have a great week?