Since I recently got hitched, and have all the photos from the big day, I launched a weekly series sharing my favorite images and memories, and a few tips and resources along the way. If you're planning a wedding, make sure to check out "The Credits" at the end. Enjoy!
While our wedding wasn't a complete DIY event, I would describe our day as semi-handmade. My husband and I spent many hours making items ourselves but we also supported many indie makers in the process, most found on one of my favorite websites: Etsy.
So today, I thought I’d share those makers and their lovely handmade goods that added to our unique, personalized wedding day.
Gemstone dangle earrings by delezhen
Vintage 50s Beaded Purse from Le Mollusque
Silk and More
The Heirloom Hanger
Custom Wood Slice Ring Box by End Grain Wood Shoppe
8mm Men's Hammered Recycled Sterling Silver Wedding Band with Black Diamond by Point No Point Studio
Groomsmen gifts: Monogrammed Anchor Flasks by Tipsy Flask
Personalized “Love is all you need” Engraved Bamboo Cutting Board by Twisted Branch Designs
Personalized Hand-Stamped Latitude Longitude Mixed Metal Keychain by Pearlie Girl
Custom Pale Gray Love Bird Cake Topper by Dances with Clay
Personalized Lavender Toasting Flutes by Mary Elizabeth Arts
Father of the Groom gift: Personalized Whiskey Barrel from UncommonGoods
Brother of the Bride gift: Monogrammed Crossed Revolver Flask by Lady Rene
Grandmother of the Groom gift: Gold Dipped Rose Leaf Lariat Necklace with Turquoise Gemstone by L. Rose Designs
I loved being able to support so many small businesses in the creation of our wedding and would encourage all brides and grooms to do the same where possible. When most of your budget is going to the mega machine that is the wedding industry, it's nice to support and showcase the talent of independent makers. Plus, it puts an extra special, one-of-a-kind touch on your big day.
HOTEL: Hotel La Jolla
VENUE: Martin Johnson House
HAIR/MAKEUP: Beauti on the Go