I think brides are more often looking at alternatives to flowers these days. I did a search for favors on etsy today and found this great option for favors or even centerpieces. Succulent Designs offers these amazing wreaths, but my favorite are the tiny succulents in the containers perfect for favors. I love how they look all lined up. They would look great on a long table with a row of these as centerpieces and then every guest would also get to take one home as a favor. You could fill it in with some lovely white candles or a few larger arrangements of succulents. I love when things can be used in 2 ways!
A bit about the shop owner: “I have been an avid container gardener for over 35 years, with a particular passion for designing with succulents. Now that I am retired and our children are grown and out of the nest, I’m blessed to be with my husband of 30 years and our beloved dogs on a stunning piece of acreage in the mountain foothills in our great southwest. I grow hundreds of succulent plants, sedum, cacti, and herbs here, and have been designing and creating succulent wreaths for a number of years. It is such a joy to be able to supplement our retirement income with something that brings me joy and fulfullment, and to bring beauty to others as well. Thank you so very much for visiting!
“If you’re having a succulent-themed wedding, I have packages available at discounted prices that can include wreaths or large dish garden plants, plants for favors, bouquets, corsages, boutinnieres, and if you have other ideas, let me know! I can also accomodate bridal or baby showers, corporate gifts, or just any special occasion. Drop me a convo, I’d love to meet you!”
Head on over to her shop if you are looking for something unique for your centerpieces and favors.
So I totally cheated this week and found this on the blog Wedding Chicks (which you should check out if you love looking at photos of weddings). I can’t take credit for finding this shop, but Cheryl (the owner) does amazing work so who really cares. She makes these adorable floral headbands (I see Prue sporting one in the near future!) that are perfect for your little flower girl or just for fun!
This is what Cheryl says about the shop “This is just the beginning and a small portion of the lovely handmade goods that are to come. I will be offering custom, handmade shoe-clips, hair accessories, lapel pins, corsages, bridal hairpieces and more. All pieces are made to order. Please allow 6-8 days for completion. If you need something in a hurry, I can add a “rush order” for a small fee. If you don’t see a certain color combination to suit you, please let me know.”
Fuschia and Fun- A flowery headband
Love Days- A red flowery headband
Definitely head on over to Linden Lovebirds etsy shop and check out the headbands along with all the other great things she offers. I can’t wait to see what else she is going to add to the shop!
I have a love for parasols. I think they are so pretty! I hand painted parasols for me and my bridesmaids to use at my wedding so maybe I am partial. I like doing DIY things so it wasn’t a big deal to paint them myself. If you aren’t a huge DIY person no worries. Certainly Chic has you taken care of. You can have her do the work for you and at a really reasonable price. Below is a photo of the parasol I painted, I brought it along for Katie & Kevin’s engagement session!
Here is what she has to say about her shop: As I was planning my own wedding, I began to create items that fit certain details that I wanted and couldn’t find in stores. And now, I want to share my love for creating custom items to enhance any event with you!
Custom Hand-Painted Parasol
The parasols come in a variety of colors too! I obviously love the fuchsia color. The robins egg blue is also a really pretty color.
Head on over to Certainly Chic’s shop. She offers a few other custom items (aisle runners & cake toppers)