D.I.Y or Not, Etsy Will Be Your Friend!

If you have not been on Etsy before, uh…that means you live under a rock!  All kidding aside, Etsy in my opinion is probably the most amazing thing to hit the internet (yes, better than Facebook and Instagram)!  Having direct access to crafters, seamstresses, jewelers and boutique owners across the county is a HUGE  advantage.  Weather you are in search of invitations, bridesmaids gifts, hair accessories, aisle runners, fabric or any other detail, Etsy is the place to go!

Here are some amazing ideas that you can use to make your wedding unique and they are all in one place.

Happy planning and your are welcome!

Be sure to click on each picture to take you to that shop!


This is an amazing fabric guest book!


Place Cards


Head bands and Clips



Custom jewelry.  Perfect for bridesmaids gifts!



Use wallpaper as an aisle runner or custom photo station backdrop!  You can also use it inside a vintage suitcase as a gift card holder.






These are only a FEW examples of the greatness you can find on Etsy.  Visit www.etsy.com to see it all!

Wedding Stripes!

One of my new loves in wedding decor are stripes!  You can find stripes anywhere from stationary and table linens to bridesmaid dresses.  Brides this year are not afraid of mixing patterns and colors to create dimension and interest in to the overall design of the wedding.

Stripes are a perfect addition to most any wedding adding some modern elements to a traditional color palette.  For example, a black and white wedding can seem like a simple color palette but when mixed with stripes it becomes interesting and bold in design.

Stripes are also showing up in bridesmaid dresses.  Thick or thin stripes look great on most body types as long as you choose the right silhouette.

Even guys are joining in on the action and wearing striped bow ties, ties or pocket squares.

I also love using striped fabric in the flowers to wrap the bouquets or boutonnieres.

Wedding cakes are joining in on the stripe trend taking a traditional cake and making it unique with stripes!

What do you think about wedding stripes?  Tell us your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

Picture Sources (in order): www.houstonweddingblog.com, www.london-stripes.com, www.bridefinds.com, www.greenweddingshoes.com, www.smitten-mag.com, www.weddingchicks.com, www.lovelyscribbles.com, www.elizabethannedesigns.com, www.emmalinebride.com, www.brides.com, www.yummyweddingfood.com