Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Handmade Wedding Inspiration

I am a planner, an organizer, a decorator. I take things that other people create and I arrange them with other things to look pretty. However, I don't really create things, and I'm always in awe of the skill and vision that it takes to dream up a product and create it. I think that's why websites like Etsy are so fascinating to me - these artists are regular people with huge talent. So today's post includes my favourite Etsy wedding finds with an encouragement - check out Etsy for some of the decorations and accessories for your wedding. It will be much more one-of-a-kind and fair-trade than buying something made in China!

Items for a Handmade Wedding:

Send guests a beautiful invitation made by Golden Rectangle Press:

(*This has been edited, and originally I had photos of Cross Grass dresses but apparently they are not selling on Etsy anymore. If anyone comes across the Cross Grass website, please let me know!)

Dresses by The English Department are super cute:

Headpieces from Portobello:

This bouquet from Letters 4 Lilly would be perfect for feminine but unconventional bride, or a flower girl:

Have your guests sign this trendy guest book from KC Scrapper:

And for the guys, a twist on the boutonniere by Emily K Botanic Studio:

Also for the guys, these very cool cufflinks from EDM Designs:


Anonymous said...

I was trying to look up a little more info on the beautiful cross grass gowns, and the link you have provided says that they no longer have an account with etsy.

Jess - With a Flourish said...

Thanks for letting me know - that's really bad timing that they don't have an etsy account anymore! I've done a google search and I can't find Cross Grass. I updated the blog post and if you do a search on etsy www.etsy.com for "wedding dresses" you'll find several more beautiful handmade dresses. Good luck!