June 15, 2011
May 11, 2011
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Wedding Wednesday Etsy Find. We’ve been busy in the midst of wedding season as well as portraits and then just living life. Editing images has taken over my life (as well as making programs for one of our couples). I had a goal of getting one posted this week and not skipping it and it’s still early enough on Wednesday to check it off.
As some of you might know, I work part time a couple days a week part time at Chantilly Place, a bridal salon in Lowell, MA. Anyway, we’ve recently had some brides coming in looking for more headband style hair pieces. We have a few small ones in stock and the catalogs we order from also have a couple styles, but nothing really fun and over the top. This led me to search etsy to see what I could find. I came across the shop Bethany Lorelle. She is based out of Minneapolis-St. Paul area and has been creating head pieces since 2000, in 2008 she expanded to offering her pieces on etsy. She is quite well known in the Minneapolis area and has her work in several local stores. If you aren’t in the Minneapolis area, no need to worry etsy has brought her to you!!
Bethany writes: “When creating all my pieces, my aesthetic for bethany lorelle, is inspired by the heroines of Jane Austen (who felt the empowerment of their own inner beauty by adding a simple ribbon), 18th-century France (a time when even a short walk to the market was a reason to accessorize), and the decadent glamour of Old Hollywood (Hepburn). My greatest joy is creating adornments for clients to treasure and pass down for year’s to come.”
Head on over to her shop and check out what she has. She even has some great options for bridesmaids. You can also view more photos on her website www.bethanylorelle.com & find her on twitter (@bethanylorelle) and on facebook
April 27, 2011
Each week I do a search of the Wedding category on Etsy to see what new items have been added. Sometimes I spend lots of time searching through the pages and other times I find something interesting really quickly. This week it was a matter of minutes. I was browsing Weddings & then clicked on the sub category of Cake Toppers when I came across the sugar wafer butterflies of Sugar Robot. What I love so much about this find is you don’t have to use these only for a wedding. These could be used for a child’s birthday party that is butterfly themed or even a bridal shower.
Here is what Lisa, the owner of Sugar Robot says in her etsy profile:
Behind every sugar robot there’s a sweet chick.
That would be me, Lisa. I live and create out of Ventura, Ca. I’m an aspiring Chemist who has a passion for baked goods. I took my first decorating class over 8 years ago and have been hooked ever since.
“Making the world fun…..one cupcake at a time”
I love this assortment of purples & pinks. So pretty.
I think the white could be really pretty on a cream colored cake, something very monochromatic or even another color, I’m not really loving it with the red, but I love the simplified shapes of these butterflies.
The butterflies are gorgeous and not terribly expensive. They are a lot of bang for the buck for sure!! Head on over to Sugar Robot and check out these lovely butterflies as well as the other sugar items she has in her shop (leaves, bugs, flowers)
I am trying to show off really great or unique products on etsy. There are so many great shops on etsy. This week I am featuring the seller Kate from Kate Said Yes. She creates lovely wedding accessories using silk flowers. I am typically not a fan of “fake” flowers, but these arrangements by Kate are lovely and do not look fake (it didn’t hurt that she’s a Boston gal either) Head on over and check out her creations.
This is the bouquet that caught my eye. The Orchids definitely don’t look fake, the colors are beautiful. I love the fuschia, white and the navy ribbon (Kate can customize the flower color & the ribbon colors). The cost of this bouquet is $100 without being a florist I think this price is great, plus your flowers aren’t going to die.
This yellow ranunculus bouquet is gorgeous too. I love ranunculus but they aren’t always in season (I wasn’t able to have them for my wedding for this reason) going with fakes means you don’t have to worry about when flowers are in season.
Definitely head on over to Kate’s shop and check out her work. She also does boutonnieres, corsages & hair pieces.