As I discovered some amazing wedding websites and blogs, I was quickly led to Etsy. And the earth shook and angels sang. I became an etsy freak. Bridesmaids gifts? Red Otter and Modern Printed Matter . A gift for Fiance from Kathryn Riechert. Not to mention half of my Christmas gifts. But there were three people I worked with in particular from etsy that were absolutely memorable.
First up, my wedding day jewelry from Lisa with Teleecouture.
I found a necklace that I really liked of Lisaâ€™s and worked with her to customize it. Instead of the traditional clasp she used a small black ribbon. I was so excited when it arrived in the mail. It was perfect for the wedding day and Iâ€™m excited that Iâ€™ll be able to wear it again and again! After working together she actually designed a pair of earrings and named them after me! Lisaâ€™s creations are beautiful and full of variety, perfect for brides and bridesmaids.
Next, I came across Myra with Twigs and HoneyÂ while searching for birdcage veils one day. I already had my non-birdcage standard veil – but I was still looking for fun. After posting about Myraâ€™s gorgeous work on my blog, she contacted me and we ended up deciding to do a small mini-birdcage piece for the rehearsal dinner. I received so many compliments on it that night. One of my friends said it was very â€˜Sex in the City-esqueâ€™ Can you get a better compliment than that? Iâ€™m so genuinely excited for Myra. She left her â€˜day jobâ€™ to pursue an amazing creative dream and to see her business so successful is just awesome.
Next up, my absolute Etsy treasure. A hint? Theyâ€™re letterpress…