If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been crafting day and night to get ready for our wedding. I have been waiting for this day for years and have always anticipated hand making the hell out of it! It is a wedding workshop over here and I am loving every single minute of it!
While I am making the bulk of the decor, favors, and flair for the big day, I have also sought out the help of many super talented artists on Etsy to add a few details. Being an artist and having an Etsy shop myself, I feel a special camaraderie with my fellow Etsy artists and feel excited to support their work and their shops. Even when I knew I could probably make the piece myself, I opted to buy the item in order to support the artist. When our wedding day comes, which is fast approaching, I know I’ll be able to look around and see lots of little ways that Etsy artists made the day just a little more special.
Here are some Etsy delights that will be making an appearance at my wedding:
Clay Gardenias for my hair – I am SO excited about these! Rather than fussing around with real gardenias, which are heavy and have extremely delicate petals, I am going to wear these life-like clay beauties that I won’t have to worry about. Wearing a gardenia is a Brewer tradition and I’m excited to be able to mimic the style of my grandma with a little help from dkDesignsHawaii. They are even more beautiful in person than they are in the images, if you can imagine that!
A Delicate Cream-Colored Shrug from the WhiteFashion shop – It’s going to be hot up in the Santa Ynez valley where we’re getting married, but when the evening winds pick up, I have a feeling I might get a bit chilly. This shrug is as beautiful in person as it is in the photo. And it fits just as well!
A Charming Bunting Cake Topper – Bunting will abound all around our ceremony and reception (I’ve sewn over 500 feet of it!!!), so naturally, I couldn’t resist this adorable bunting cake topper with our initials on it. I found this gem at the AtCompanyB shop.
Finally, since my mom passed away 13 years ago now, she will be at my wedding in spirit. Butterflies were always a favorite of ours and they always seem to make an appearance when I’m needing a little mom love. When I see a butterfly, it feels like a little wink from my mom. So, in order to celebrate that connection, we bought the most amazing ombre sugar butterflies for our cake. I am SO excited to see how beautiful they look on ours. We opted for the orange monarch butterfly style since monarchs stop to rest in Goleta, just outside of Santa Barbara (near where we are getting married) during their migration south. They are life-like and gorgeous – a sweet little detail that will make my heart sing! Find these at Sugar Robot!
Want to see all the projects I’ve been crafting up for the big day? Stay tuned!