29 April 2011

wedding blog crawl

happy royal wedding day!  i'm participating in danielle's wedding blog crawl in honor of today's auspicious occasion.

one part of our wedding planning that i haven't written about yet is how much i have relied on etsy as part of our wedding.  there are so many wonderful wedding things to be purchased and bits of inspiration to be found.  i love the idea that we are supporting individuals and small-business owners and even more so, i love that so many pieces of our wedding puzzle are handmade.   here are the amazing items i have purchased from etsy thus far:
my very first wedding purchase! doilies and daisies did a custom listing for me.  mine were orange-and-white stripe background with hot pick outline and text.  and mine said "you're so fabulous...".  i was so excited to send these to my 'maids and i LOVED getting their sweet phone calls after they got them in the mail.

i haven't received this wedding dress label from michaelangela yet {i just ordered it}, but i am SO excited to get it!  mine will have my new monogram in it {sKg}, my first time wearing it, and our wedding date in the same colors pictured above.  her store has so many more adorable monogrammed items, it's going to be tough for me not to go overboard!

our pie topper! {we're having pies instead of wedding cake.} cardinals are the main iconography for our wedding. becky was sweet enough to make this little cardinal bride and groom for us and place them in a dogwood flower-embellished next.  i can't even tell you how cute it is! i literally squealed when i opened the package.  plus, becky included the sweetest note of congratulations. i love that!

keeping with the cardinal iconography, this amazing guestbook stand-in from your keepsake co.  it comes with green ink pads.  everyone stamps their thumbprint as a leaf on our tree and signs their name next to it.  i love that this is something we can hang on our walls and always be reminded our of wonderful friends and family.  i just need to remember to put some wet ones next to it so people can wipe their thumbs off!

my veil.  i knew from the get-go that i was not going to spend a fortune on my veil.  {that honor was reserved for my shoes.}  but it was still important to me to have something beautiful.  and it had to be cathedral length.  this gorgeous veil from cl costa designs fits the affordable bill.  i'm just ordered mine yesterday and can't wait until it arrives!

i am not a dangly earring girl.  i didn't want something that wasn't "me" for my wedding day, but i still wanted something that was special enough for a wedding.  these beauties from PenelliBelle are perfection.

calligraphy is really something i want to splurge on when the time comes. right now, my front-runners are {from top to bottom} eDanae, trial by cupcakes, and inkybug.  how am i ever going to choose?!  i'd love to hear your thoughts!

bon weekend, sweet readers!


Danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

Great post! So fun! Thanks for participating in my first blog crawl!

Stefanie @Three-seventeen said...

Love that calligraphy. I just found your blog. So adorable! I am a new follower :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

hey girl! just wanted to stop by and say hi! i saw you haven't blogged in awhile and i've missed your wedding posts!!! hope you are doing good!

Ashley Borysewich said...

I'm getting married in July, and I've bought a ton of my stuff from Etsy! It's amazing!

Speaking of which, I have a giveaway going on at my blog for a $20 gift certificate to Green Apple Paperie if you're interested. I used them for several of my wedding purchases. They have super cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

Thought I would comment and say neat theme, did you make it for yourself? It's really awesome!

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