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Monday, December 21, 2009

Tis' the Season Treasury!

This treasury was created by yours truly!!! Please give us your clicks and comments, but hurry it expires 12/23 @ 10:18pm.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wedding Style Ideas for a Classic Bride

Simple shapes, elegant details and timeless style choices, these are hallmarks of a classic wedding. Add the personal touch of handmade and a classic wedding can be truly stunning. Here are 5 style ideas from the Etsy Wedding Team to create a classic style wedding.

Less is more. For classic style look for simple shapes and a few meaningful details, such as an elegant headband or a veil with beautiful trim. {handmade by}

Update Tradition. Classic style is rooted in traditional choices. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add some spice. Even pearls can be updated to make them your own. {handmade by}

Timeless style. Ignore the trendy or super modern for styles, patterns, shapes and colors that may still be popular 5 or 10 years from now. {handmade by}

Finishing details. What also makes classic style timeless is the use of elegant details. Look for lovely lace, beading, gems, ribbons and other details to make your wedding pieces shine. {handmade by}

Classic Patterns. Damasks, florals and toiles are wonderful ways to add texture and interest to your wedding, while staying in the classic style. {handmade by}

Browse the Etsy Wedding Team members on the left for more handmade style for classic weddings.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Autumn of Giveaways Final Winners...........

Congrats to
Dovile who said...
My favourite from Artistic Edition is White Feather Fascinator Hair Snap. The black one looks gorgeous too.

You have won
From Mikiye's Creations A $25.00gift certificate to be used at

Congrats to
Aik who said...
Favorite item from Artistic Edition's Etsy Shop:
Light Rose and Silver Rim Edition - Crystal Hair Snaps (10 Pieces)

You have won
From Artistic Edition this white feather fascinator

Please respond to the email that you have received within 24hrs. Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway!

Stay tuned for more giveaways from the Etsy Wedding Team in 2010!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crystalline Treasury!

Thank you to ShellScapes for creating this team treasury! Click the photo to access, expires 12/16 @ 11:58pm EST.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Candy Cane Treasury!

Thank you to Nutfield Weaver for creating this team treasury! Click the photo to access, expires 12/13 @ 2:52pm.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Gift of Wedding Style

Wedding designs are often beautiful and stunning. You can actually bring that style into the everyday with gifts for your loved ones. Certain wedding items can easily make wonderful holiday and birthday presents. Here are 5 ideas for handmade wedding designs that would make special gifts.

Jewelry. Wedding necklaces, bracelets and earrings range from simple and elegant to dramatic. So in addition to evening wear, some items will be wonderful everyday jewelry. {handmade by}

For the Home. Many reception items, such as servers and table accessories, can actually be unique pieces for special occasion and everyday use. {handmade by}

Personal Stationery. Add the names of family and friends for beautiful and cherished notes and cards. {handmade by}

Clothing. Bridal and bridesmaid accessories, such as purses and shawls, are classic gifts with added style. {handmade by}

Hair Accessories. Beautiful handcrafted designs for hair make unexpected and special gifts. {handmade by}

Browse the Etsy Wedding Team artists on the left for more unique handmade wedding designs.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Final Autumn Giveaway of 2009!

I am sad to report that this will be our final giveaway of 2009, but don't fret, The Etsy Wedding Team Giveaways will be back in full force beginning in 2010.

First up from Mikiye Creations, A $25.00gift certificate to be used at

And from Artistic Edition, This beautiful white feather fascinator.

To enter the giveaway you can complete any of the following tasks. Please leave your contact email address in your comment(s) so that we can notify you if you are a winner. Completing multiple tasks will get you multiple entries into the giveaway.

Each task must be added as separate comment in order to count as an additional entry. If you do not leave an email address your entry will be disqualified.

1. Follow the Etsy Wedding Team Blog by using the google friend connect tool.
2. Follow us on twitter
3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your tweet
4. Follow Mikiye Creations on twitter
5. Follow Artistic Edition on twitter
6. Post our giveaway button located on the right sidebar of this blog on your blog and leave your blog address for verification.
7. Tell us your favorite item from Mikiye Creations Etsy shop.
8. Tell us your favorite item from Artistic Edition's Etsy Shop.
9. Add us as a friend on myspace
10. Become a fan of the EWT on facebook
11. Become a fan of Artistic Edition on facebook

Hurry and enter, This giveaway will expire 12/16/09 @ 6:00pm EST.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hip, creative stationery for sophisticated individuals: An Interview with Creative Montage

This week's interview features Aimee O'Boyle of Creative Montage. Aimee is located in Kansas City, KS.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a work at home mom of a very active 3 year old. I love all things wedding and most definitely all things paper. I'm pretty sure my life would stop if I couldn't see color & texture everyday.

What special things do you create for weddings?
While my specialty is my custom invitation suite work, starting an Etsy shop really allowed for me to expand my offerings to include ready-made invite & accessory designs as well as digital files that customers can print on their own!

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
I went to school for textile design but was never able to find something in the design field for work. It made me sad to think that my love for design and art was being stifled by a boring desk job. It was in planning my own wedding that I realized a serious need for unique, personalized stationery available to clients over the internet and thus Creative Montage was born.

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
I am a one man show here so customers receive one-on-one attention at all times. We offer a large range of items with the feel of a mom and pop shop. Its because of this that our customers are lifetime customers and come to us not only for wedding items but baby, personal stationery and business items.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
I wish our wedding was more backyard/rustic in feel so that adding unique personal touches would have made more sense.

What is your favorite wedding song?
By Your Side by Sade (that was our wedding song so I would feel incredibly guilty for not choosing that particular song)

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
For me, seeing my husband's beaming face as I was walking down the aisle made all the stress of planning worth it. (Ok that and the fact that people are STILL talking about our wedding)

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
Plan a wedding that is YOU and no one else. There are so many wedding inspirations out there, its easy to pick something that you like and mimic it. But if the style isn't really "you" its only going to feel like you don't belong in that setting.

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
Bora Bora, hands down. I've never been there but REALLY wanted to go there for our honeymoon but just couldn't swing the large price tag.

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be?
I know that they aren't engaged yet but when Reese Witherspoon is ready to marry Jake Gyllenhal, I would jump at the chance to create their invitations. She's so down to earth that I really feel like her wedding would be very un-Hollywood.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
Every bride should have at least one monogram to work with in designing their wedding. Its the easiest way to achieve a harmonious flow to any event.

Links where we can find out more about your work:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wedding Style Ideas for the Vintage Bride

From timeless elegance to quirky and personal, a vintage wedding can have different meanings for different brides. Here are 5 handmade ideas to give your wedding a vintage feel.

Fabulous Details. Some of the most wonderful detail can be found in vintage wedding dresses. If the detail of vintage inspires you, look to include vintage handmade goods. {handmade by}

Fashionably Understated. For all the wonderful detail in vintage design, it also tends to be matched with being understated. Such as intricate patterns with muted colors. Or this intricate veil at birdcage length. {handmade by}

Fine Writing. Beautiful writing and scripts can be design features on their own, like these confetti dots. {handmade by}

Visually Vintage. Certain patterns, pictures and color combinations have become associated with a vintage look. Using patterns can add interesting texture to your wedding details. {handmade by}

Vintage Touch. Look for something that says vintage to you and incorporate that into your wedding. In this case a parasol, with a beautiful script. {handmade by}

Find more vintage wedding designs from the Etsy Wedding Team artisans listed on the left.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week 9 giveaway winners.................

Congrats to
Sally who said...
My favorite item from Cut the Cake Designs is the green Guest Book Box and Sign - Bird on a Branch.

You have won
From Cut The Cake Designs $50.00 off your invitation order of 100 sets or more.

Congrats to
sjhouser who said...
Favorite "Go Against the Grain" item is the Love Birds holiday card design...super cute!!

You have won
From Go Against The Grain A Custom 1 sided Wedding Map Design.

Please respond to the email that you have received within 24hrs. Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway!