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Friday, January 28, 2011

We have a new look, and we have moved!!!

Today we have launched our official website http://etsyweddingteam.com/! We have a brand new look courtesy of our very talented team member Melissa from Design Circus.  Melissa created our new logo, and all of the Etsy Wedding Team Graphics that you see on our website, facebook, twitter, etc.  You can also check out Melissa's official website http://design-circus.com/, follow her on twitter http://twitter.com/designcircus and like Design Circus on facebook http://www.facebook.com/DesignCircus.  Kemba from Kemba Celebrations also played a vital role in getting our new site up and running.  You can check out her official website http://imbueyou.com/wedding, follow her on twitter http://twitter.com/imbueyouwedding, and like her on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Imbue-You-Wedding/161622483884339.  

This blog will remain active, but we hope you will join us on our brand new blog http://etsyweddingteam.com/blog, and REGISTER on our site so that you can keep up with all things Etsy Wedding Team!
We would like to thank all of our loyal followers for your continued support, and hope to see you on the new site.

Thank you!
~Kim
Glitzy Events


Love and Romance Treasury

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Bohemian Chic Treasury

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday Spotlight with: TickledPinkKnits


This weeks spotlight features Elena from TickledPinkKnits.

A few tidbits about Elena:
She is located New York, Westchester County. Her favorite colors are warm reds and browns, deep purples and oranges, many shades of blue. She considers dessert to be the most important part of the meal :D One of her favorite shops on Etsy is Lotta Helleberg's "Inleaf" - lottahelleberg "I have purchased beautiful hand-made and hand-printed pillows and a gorgeous tote bags from this shop, and I am planning a wall art purchase in the future.

Elena is running the following promos:
Contact me via Etsy and mention the Etsy Wedding Team to receive free shipping (anywhere in the world!) on any purchase from the shop.

For more info on TickledPinkKnits visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TickledPinkKnits





Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Spotlight with: ExtravagantExits

This weeks spotlight features Christina from ExtravagantExits.

A few tidbits about Christina:
She is located in Olathe, KS, and her favorite color is "Picture a Lime Peel!"  Christina says: "I'm a goofy, fun loving girl.  Engineer by day and crafter/creator by night." 

On her favorite Etsy shop: "The majority of my Etsy purchases are for my nieces and nephew.  There are so many amazing Etsy shops out there and I am continually surprised by all of them.  For that reason I continue to purchase from different shops and haven't settled into one particular store-front."

To learn more about ExtravagantExits please visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/extravagantexits





Friday, January 14, 2011

Here are a few Wedding Favor ideas I stumbled upon today.

Books as Favors

I am loving this idea!



Button Jars.

They would make great decorations. Great Favors on a smaller scale.


Wool Hand Warmers.

Great DIY!


source: click image

Something Blue Treasury

#EtsyWeddings by @Nutfieldweaver



Gorgeous Bridal Accessories: An interview with One Little Dove

Today's interview features Melanie from One Little Dove.  Melanie is located in New York, NY.

Tell us a little about yourself.


I'm a freshly-married lady from NYC, where i live with my dreamboat husband, David. by day, I'm a senior producer of websites for luxury brands, and by night, i get my craft on, making veils and fascinators. (you can blame my day job for my love of fancy things and obsession with getting the details right.)

What special things do you create for weddings?
i create veils & fascinators with clean lines and a vintage touch. i love that coco channel quote about taking one thing off before you leave the house; i think about that a lot when I'm creating new pieces.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
i taught myself to make veils as a joke for my best friend's bachelorette party--i made her an insane veil with rhinestones & feather crown. i thought it was ridiculous, but a few people at the party insisted that i should explore selling them. once i had some practice playing with different birdcage veil styles in preparation for my own wedding, i decided that those folks were on to something, and i opened up shop on etsy in 2009.

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
i feel strongly about maxing luxury-quality pieces, and am crazy about proper finishing. i always think about whether or not i would be happy wearing the piece for my own wedding, so if it takes an extra hour to finish an edging just so or get the positioning just right, to me, it's worth the time.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
i wish i hadn't waited to make my veil until the last minute! it was a bit of a "the cobbler's children have no shoes" situation--i spent so long trying to decide what i wanted to make for myself, that i ended up whipping up my veil an hour before the wedding. it came out well enough, but i would have liked to develop the idea a little better.

What is your favorite wedding song?
i love Ingrid Michelson's "the way i am." i am a sap.

What trends do you see happening in your specialty at the moment?
i see a lot of double-layer tulle & Russian net veils happening now, but it's a difficult look to pull off. I'm also seeing more traditional-style veils cropping up, like the mantilla. I've begun to play around with some nontraditional variations on it, like my feather trim mantilla veil, which has been a whole lot of fun:

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
i really value the experience of wedding planning (i think it's excellent practice for marriage), but my very favorite part was the vows. seeing my strong-guy husband well up while we read them was like no other moment.

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
when things get stressful, breathe and remember the light at the end of the tunnel. the day will be transcendental if you let it be.

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
we went to greece… santorini is gorgeous!

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they
be?
hands-down, Dita Von Teese. she's got the perfect vintage luxury vibe.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
that would be my modern classic birdcage veil. it's a classic design, and the magic of it is that it can be positioned in different ways, so it works with every face shape:

What are some of your favorite shops on Etsy, wedding or
otherwise?
I'm obsessed with afavorite (http://www.etsy.com/shop/afavorite). they make the funniest thank-you cards… i will never stop buying the "you're f@!%ing amazing" pack, it's always gets a laugh.

Do you have a website, blog, where we can read more about you and your work?
twitter: http://twitter.com/onelittledove
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/onelittledove







photos by kellan studios: http://kellanstudios.com/


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Graced in Lace Treasury

#EtsyWeddings by @appleberryink


Love Struck Treasury

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An Etsy Wedding Treasury

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Your Grandmother's Trousseau Treasury

#EtsyWeddings from @NutfieldWeaver click the photo to access.



Wedding Breakfast at Tiffany's Treasury

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stylish Invitations: An interview with Peacock Printing

This weeks interview features Erica from Peacock Printing.  Erica is located in Rochester, New York.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After college, where I majored in English but took so many art classes that I ended up with two minors by accident (studio art and art history), I went to work for a bank. This left me wishing that I had chosen a career that would allow me to be a bit more creative. I love designing wedding invitations and am thrilled to have found my niche! I am recently married (June, 2010) and have two wonderful rescue cockapoos, Dexter (age 3) and Herbie (age 11). I am known for posting pictures of them everywhere so keep an eye out for my puppies!  There is nothing I don't love about weddings, and one of the things that I pride myself on with my customers is making sure that their invitations do not become a part of their wedding stress.

What special things do you create for weddings?
I make wedding invitations, which I believe are one of the most special things about weddings. When you think about it, the invitations are the guests' first impression of the event, of all the planning that has gone into it.  They set the tone for the entire wedding. And many people (including myself!) keep one to frame so that they will always have a keepsake of that feeling.  I make them extra special by customizing them on a case by case basis, and always allowing my brides to keep tweaking until they are perfect.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
I spent a long time looking for wedding invitations for my own wedding. I was not completely satisfied with anything I was finding, so I thought I would do it on my own. I had a peacock themed wedding, and found etsy after a bunch of internet searching.  And (with some help from craft stores and a few other etsy shops) they turned out great! I thought, hey, I can do this, and opened my etsy shop. Within a week I had made my first sale. And then it just took off from there!

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
I have absolutely zero professional training in graphic design. I had to teach myself printing and graphic design lingo, computer software programs, and I sought advice from other etsy sellers. I was pretty much on my own!

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
I wish I had the wonderful print shop that I use now! I printed all of my wedding invitations on the color printer at work (shhh!) and although they turned out great, I would have liked to be able to really get the beautiful jewel tones that peacocks are known for just right, and to be able to print on paper that was a bit thicker. It also would have been nice to have someone else cut them for me!

What is your favorite wedding song?
Make You Feel My Love, performed by Adele. An old Bob Dylan song that's just lovely.

What trends do you see happening in your specialty at the moment?
"A lot of DIY is popping up now. People are trying to save money everywhere they can, which is great! Hopefully that will inspire other people to start creating things on their own - even if they need a little help getting started.  Of course invitations are also getting more modern. Brighter. More couples are hosting their own weddings, so they feel more freedom to really go nuts with their invitations. It keeps me challenged, so I love it."

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
The night before my wedding was the greatest single day of my life. Looking over all the details that I had spent so much time putting together, there was nothing left to stress about (the following day, however, is a COMPLETELY different story!!), and I was surrounded by my best girlfriends, just reflecting on the fact that so many people had come to show me that they loved me and supported me, some from many states away and some from down the block. It was awesome.

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
Don't sweat the details. The little pearls that go in the flower centerpieces are the wrong color? Nobody will even notice. Your wedding day really is all about you and the person you are marrying, and that is all anyone will be paying attention to. Just remember to breathe and take a minute to enjoy it. It will be over before you know it!

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
I love to travel, so pretty much anywhere I haven't already been. New places, new cuisines, I love it all. I honestly would be just as happy sipping my drink at the swim-up bar as I would be hunting down the best sushi in Tokyo in January.

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they
be?
This is a really good question, but a hard one because I am obsessed with celebrities!  I would probably have to say Martha Stewart, not only because I love her, but because how flattering would it be if Martha-frickin-Stewart wanted YOUR invitations?!

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
A set of thank you cards. I know I don't have them individually listed, but they're available. Pick a design, one that doesn't have to be wedding specific, and keep a set of 25 in a drawer somewhere. They are perfect to show someone that you appreciate them as much as they appreciate you.

What are some of your favorite shops on Etsy, wedding or otherwise?
I have so many favorite shops! There is so much talent out there, and it is so varied that it's hard to pick just a few. But here are a few handfuls that I find myself returning to over and over to see what they've got:

sweeteverythings, annemichelleheirlooms, yogagoat, CameraSHYphotography, masaoms, designcircus, ThePoshEvent, concarta, myblackdress, 3squares, DeLaCruz, whiskerworks, VieModerne, ayawedding.

Do you have a website, blog, where we can read more about you and your work?
"Yes! My website is still pretty new, so it's being updated pretty regularly (web design is also something I had to teach myself!) so keep checking back every once in a while for all sorts of new fun additions (and the occasional contest).









Red Hot Treasury

Thank you @Luly612 for creating this #EtsyWeddings team treasury!  Click the photo to access.



Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Spotlight with: Tiarasandfascinators

This weeks spotlight features Nicola from TiarasAndFascinators.

A few tidbits about Nicola:
She is located in Birmingham, UK, and her favorite color is green; "calming olive green, not neon headache green!"  A quirky fact about Nicola "I once slept in the same room as Arnold Swarzenegger... not at the same time though!"

Nicola's favorite shop on etsy is WhichGoose  "I love her romantic, whimsical pieces, and they always make me want to run around a cornfield in a floaty dress!  I'm more of a window shopper these days, due to money being tight, but I have lots of favourites I love on Etsy."
"I've just completed my first eBook which I am super proud of.   It's brand new in my shop and is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own crystal snowflakes. Perfect for winter!http://www.etsy.com/listing/60352159/how-to-make-crystal-snowflakes-ebook"

You can learn more about TiarasAndFascinators by following the links below:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TiarasAndFascinators
http://tiarasandfascinators.blogspot.com/
http://facebook.com/pages/tiarasandfascinators
http://twitter.com/lovefascinators






Chocolate and French Vanilla Treasury

Thank you ItTopsTheCake for creating this team treasury! Click the photo to access.