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My Personalized Wedding Dress Hanger

June 28th, 2013 by     

Several months ago, I wrote a post about my personalized wedding dress hanger from Lilafrances.  The originial post you can see here.  I promised I would share with you the hanger in my wedding photographs and here it is:

Photo by: Sargeant Creative

This pretty little hanger is now hanging on the wall in my closet as a constant reminder of the best day ever.  I just ordered one for my soon-to-be nephew as well!  The shop has all kinds of goodies, even bridesmaid hangers for all your girls, check out Anna’s Etsy shop here.  It’s the perfect little keepsake to have for years to come!

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Personalized Hangers by Lilafrances

October 4th, 2012 by     

I love Etsy!  They have the cutest handmade items, especially when it comes to weddings.  I came across these darling wire hangers while browsing the wedding section one day and had to order one.  Anna Hartshorn, the creator of Etsy shop Lila Frances, makes handmade hangers for weddings, children and any special occasion.  They’re also a great gift idea for that bride-to-be or even for bridesmaid gifts.  Make sure you head over to LilaFrances to check out all her adorable creations!

I love how my hanger came out!  It’s going to make for a cute photograph in my wedding book.

Here’s a few other pictures of hangers that I just love. Aren’t these the cutest things?

Photo: Anna Sawin Photography

Photo: Heather Parker Photography

Photo: Lila Frances

I actually ordered a few hangers for my bridesmaids as well. They’ll be coming in shortly, and then I will be able to share those too.

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They Said Yes!

December 8th, 2011 by     

I picked a cute little project to ask my best girl’s “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” and they all said yes! I found some ideas on Pinterest (of course) and found custom cards on Etsy and rolled with it!

I am definitely artistic and I love painting, but when it comes to crafts ehhhh, not so crafty! I was the sister in my sorority that did all the social banners, homecoming banners, greek week banners and literally would not let ANYONE help me because I knew they would mess it up. When it came to big/lil sister stuff, I got by with what I could using the help of puffy paint!

So, I went to Michael’s (OMG that store is so disorganized!) and got all the materials after running around the store 8 times. Morning Glory Bear was ready to kill me! I made little red bridesmaid dresses out of felt, decorated them and hot glued them together into refrigerator magnets! They are red and yellow hopefully like the actual dresses they will be wearing! My little project wasn’t the best but I knew they would appreciate the time I took to put it together.

I had the custom cards made by Practically Perfect Design on Etsy! She was super fast in getting them to me and I loved them so much I forgot to take pictures! D’oh! I was just so excited and it was so hard to contain the little “secret” because no one knew who officially was in my bridal party yet. Once the girls got them, I had them take pictures for me, so here is the final product!


Wave for a Kiss…

July 7th, 2011 by     

I love the idea of ribbon wands. I mean, how cute is this??

LOVE. Since we’re already doing a bubble exit, I thought about another way to incorporate ribbon wands. And I think I’ve found it! At our wedding, our guests will “wave” their wands in the air for a kiss from the bride and groom. I looked and looked, and finally I found Pebbles, who makes the most adorable wands based on your wedding colors (at absolutely amazing prices):

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A Favorite Detail…

April 20th, 2011 by     

We all have our favourite wedding details, don’t we? One of mine is my guest book pens. Why? Well. Because they’re fabulous and look like this:

except, ours are only pale pink and ivory. Yes! Handmade by AmysLoft, they are felt flower pens, put into a vintage watering can, with a little tag with our names and wedding date, and tied with jute twine.

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Every Bride Deserves Pretty Envelopes… {Free Calligraphy}

April 14th, 2011 by     

My RSVPs are starting to trickle in… and you know what I hear most often from guests about our invitations? “The writing on the envelope is so elegant!” … “I just knew when I saw the calligraphy that something special was inside”, and even “it was so nice to see our names written in such a pretty handwriting amongst all the bills that arrive daily!”  Just goes to show, my $1 per envelope calligraphy investment? Totally worth every penny.

My amazing calligrapher, Kristen, e-mailed me today with her mission. She wants to have the chance to have worked with brides in every state of the USA by the end of 2011. There are 30 states she hasn’t done calligraphy for yetand so she’s offering to do calligraphy for those brides for free.

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Wedding Heirlooms

April 11th, 2011 by     

I love the heirloom aspect of weddings. The idea of things being passed down over the generations, of being taken out again and polished, reworn, reused, or even just reminisced over.

My parents had a small and simple wedding, put together in just two months. It didn’t have many details and unfortunately my mother doesn’t have anything from her own wedding day that I can use as part of mine. My Nonna’s wedding was even more simple… in Italy, the family was poor, and the her wedding dress and attire was borrowed. Anything left from their wedding day remains in Italy.

I’m having lots of details in my wedding, but when I think of what I can “pass down”, I don’t think I have very much, apart from my cake topper. So I decided that I wanted to have a cake server, engraved with our names and our wedding date. It’s a very traditional piece of silverware to own, but I wanted to own one. I like the idea of cutting the wedding cake with it on the wedding day and then using it for all future anniversary cakes.

I found TheTaffyBox on Etsy, and their customized text and font choices won me over. I chose a modern, stainless steel silver server and a cursive font. I also got matching forks – stamped MR. and MRS., with the date on the handle.

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I love Sparkly Things…

March 29th, 2011 by     

…my engagement ring is my favorite, but I’m a sucker for sparkly jewelry. And on my wedding day, I want to sparkle. I only have one maid of honor, but if I had bridesmaids, each of them would end up with something from this very sparkly and fabulous store: WalkOnTheMoon.

{This one is for Japan Relief, and one of my personal faves}

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The Bird on My Head

March 23rd, 2011 by     

I will be sporting a bird on my head on my wedding day.

Ah. Although not quite like Carrie 😉

I’m going for a bit more subtle, without being cheesy. Why a bird? Well, there are love birds on our invitations and there are going to be a few recurring bird elements. Again – subtle, without being cheesy.

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Please Write Us a Card

March 18th, 2011 by     

A few months ago, I shared my inspiration for something different from the card boxes made to look like cakes or presents, and from the ever-popular bird cage.

And I really fell in love with these birdhouse card boxes:

{From DoorCountyWoodworks}

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