Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wedding Wednesdays : Artisan-Made Details & Gifts

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.

(Lots of photos and shopping details after the jump!)

Gemstone dangle earrings by delezhen

Vintage 50s Beaded Purse from Le Mollusque

Bridal Party Getting Ready Robes (white, mint, soft pink and lavender prints from “Shabby Chic” series) by Silk and More

Rustic Personalized Custom Wire Wedding Hanger with Flower (and date added) by Highfills Hangers

Personalized Bridal Party Wedding Hangers by 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

Succulents (small for favors, large for centerpieces) from Succulents Galore and Cupcake Pennant Flags (in Blush and Lilac) from Elite Paperie

Personalized Lavender Toasting Flutes by Mary Elizabeth Arts

Father of the Bride gifts: Spalted Beech and Spent 50 Caliber Bullet Pen by Jason Smith for UncommonGoods and Personalized Money Clip by JLynnCreations

Father of the Groom gift: Personalized Whiskey Barrel from UncommonGoods

Mother of the Bride/Groom gifts: Gold Eternity Necklace with Freshwater Pearl Coin by L. Rose Designs and Personalized Date Dish Set with Floral Garland by The Brick Kiln

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.


BRIDAL GOWN: Theia Wedding Dress and Untamed Petals Aimee Sash, both from Lovely Bride Los Angeles
HAIR/MAKEUP: Beauti on the Go
PHOTOGRAPHY: heidi-o-photo

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