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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sweet Dreams Treasury!

Thank you Shell Scapes for creating this team treasury! Click the photo to access, expires April 3rd @ 5:02am.

Custom Monogram & Petal Cone Giveaway Winners

Congrats to
LeeLa who said...
My favorite item from Nutfield Weaver is the Brown bagging it - reusable handwoven cloth napkin


Congrats to
Miss Love who said...
I follow the Etsy Wedding Team blog.

You have both have won
From Go Against The Grain, A custom monogram.

Congrats to
Ginger who said...
I love the ivory lace ring bearer pillow!

You have won
From Nutfield Weaver, A Handwoven Ivory Lace Petal Cone.

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

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Handmade Wedding Theme: Birds

Birds can be a perfect theme for weddings. Weddings do center around love birds after all. From the Etsy Wedding Team, here are five ways to incorporate birds into your wedding style.

Iconic Birds. With a bird theme you can use birds as a large graphic element, or as part of a larger design as seen in this wedding invitation. {handmade by}

Nests. Play off the idea of birds by incorporating nests. From alternative ring pillows to jewelry there are many ways to use nest designs during your ceremony and reception. {handmade by}

Feathers. Both whimsical and elegant, feathers add texture and dimension to wedding designs. {handmade by}

Bird Seed. For the send off or as wedding favors, bird seed can carry a bird theme to the very end of your wedding. {handmade by}

Peacocks. Great for vintage and elegant weddings, peacocks can be used to add high style to your wedding. {handmade by}

For more handmade wedding style, browse the Etsy Wedding Team members on the left.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wedding Flowers Treasury!

Thank you Nutfield Weaver for creating this Team Treasury. Click the photo to access, expires tomorrow @ 4:37pm EST.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beyond the Bouquet: Modern Florals for Handmade Weddings

When most people think “wedding”, they think “flowers”. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t new, modern ways to use flowers in your wedding style. From the Etsy Wedding Team here are 5 modern floral ideas for handmade weddings that go beyond the bouquet.Try Iconic. Simple is modern. So by using one or just a few iconic flowers, you can make a design impact in a very modern way. {handmade by}

Use Pattern. Not your traditional floral pattern, another take on modern floral is to use an iconic flower design repeatedly in a pattern. The key to making it modern is simple lines, and not too much detail. {handmade by}

Go Large. Flowers can be quite dramatic. To make a statement using florals, try using a few of them very large. {handmade by}

Color it Bold. Bold or dark colors in florals instantly read modern. For maximum statement pair dark colors with light ones and bold colors with paler ones. {handmade by}

For more style ideas for handmade weddings, browse the Etsy Wedding Team members on the left.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hot Pink and Chartreuse Wedding Treasury!

Thanks Invites By Jen for creating this team treasury! Click the photo to access, expires 03/14/10 @ 5:08PM

Handmade Weddings: Make a Statement

Sometimes you just want your guests to say, wow. (It’s okay to admit it!) For those wow moments handmade wedding designs and accessories can be at the center.

Here are some design ideas from the Etsy Wedding Team to add more star power to your wedding.
Go Bigger. Yes, sometimes bigger is better when you want to make a statement. You can do this by adding more of an item to a tablescape, for example, or actually making your accessory bigger, longer, etc. {handmade by}

Go Shinny. Especially when the accessory is not typically metallic, shinny or sleek, adding that texture will really make it stand out from others. {handmade by}

Go Unexpected. Do you need really to wear gloves in spring? No, but don’t they look awesome? Adding unusual accessories or unusual style will definitely spark conversations at your reception. {handmade by}

Go What? Surprise your guests, literally. One-of-a-kind handmade pieces can be show stoppers, and make your wedding style more memorable. {handmade by}

Go Detailed. Adding that extra detail where not expected (like your feet!) can really underscore how much thought you’ve put into your wedding design. {handmade by}

For more “wow” wedding designs, browse the Etsy Wedding Team at the left.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Custom Monogram & Petal Cone Giveaway!

After a small hiatus we are back with 3 prizes for our lucky blog readers!

First up from Go Against The Grain, A cusom monogram.
There will be 2 lucky winners of this prize who will win their choice of monogram.

And from Nutfield Weaver, A Handwoven Ivory Lace Petal Cone.

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 Go Against The Grain on twitter
5. Follow Nutfield Weaver 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 Go Against The Grain's Etsy shop.
8. Tell us your favorite item from Nutfield Weavers'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 the Go Against The Grain on facebook

Hurry and enter, This giveaway will expire 03/17/10 @ 6:00pm EST.

good luck!

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Handmade Ring Bearer Style

These days there are so many ring bearer pillows choices, many of which aren’t even pillows at all. So for whatever you want to be, there’s probably an Etsy Wedding Team ring bearer style to match. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Be Classic: Classic colors and beautiful details can make your ring pillow an absolute stunner. {handmade by}

Be Glamorous: Some details just say glamor. By incorporating feathers and jewels you can have high glamor with modern style. {handmade by}

Be Personal: Adding your initials or names can help make your ring exchange more personal and intimate. {handmade by}

Be Heirloom: Extremely well made and timeless designs help you pass on your wedding traditions to the next generation. {handmade by}

Be Coordinated: With matching flower girl basket and ring pillow, your littlest wedding party members can be cutely coordinated. {handmade by}

Be Natural: For garden or outdoor weddings, your ring bearer style can reflect your surroundings or interests in nature. {handmade by}

Be Reusable: Some ring bearer designs, such as dishes, allow you to experience a little bit of your wedding day everyday at home. {handmade by}

Be Floral: There’s no reason the flower girl needs to get all the floral glory. Ring bearer pillows can be highly floral as well. {handmade by}

Be Themy: From St. Patrick’s Day to beach weddings there are many designs that help you match your theme. {handmade by}

For more ring bearer ideas and designs, browse the Etsy Wedding Team members on the left.