27 Ways to Seat Your Wedding Guests with Style

by Azure

While escort cards serve an important purpose, they can also really ramp up the uniqueness of your wedding day and reception decor. Thanks to creative Etsy sellers dreaming up new and unexpected ways to stylishly seat guests, the escort card world is bigger and better than ever. From keys and pinwheels, to vintage windows and mini gilded animals, the innovative ideas below are sure to get your DIY juices flowing! Don't forget to add your favorite escort card finds to an inspiring...

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Traditional With A Twist

by Bride Chic

Tuesday I wrote a post all about what makes the traditional bride so special in an era where the bridal gown as we know it has been redefined and updated to reflect today's tastes. I pointed out how Kate Middleton stunned us by sporting a timeless Chantilly lace A-line wedding dress with long sleeves when she married Prince William, bringing elements of the classic look back into designer collections. Lately I've seen some magnificent takes on tradition with that twist of...

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Top Places For Finding Indie Bridal Designers

by Bride Chic

Have you noticed the past few years indie designers seem to be, The Big Thing in bridal fashion? The mass produced uniform—you know the one that's in all the mainstream bridal salons: strapless mermaid with loads of ruffles—isn't everyone's cup of tea. Enter the indie designer. An indie is someone who has a real love of practicing her art and giving personal service. Her products are handmade and unique. As Hailey of Hustle Your Bustle (an online site offering indie designed...

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Stalking the Bridal Look Books: Marisol Aparicio

by Bride Chic

I first laid eyes on the work of Marisol Aparicio when a styled shoot was submitted to Bride Chic. Zoning in on the wedding dresses at closer range I realized this mother-daughter duo designs some really incredible stuff. They do a wide range of bridal starting with dresses and branching out with some beautiful accessories that include everything from capes, belts, veils and headpieces. My personal fave is their selection of mantillas, so delicate and clean-lined enough to bring out...

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5 New Etsy Wedding Favorites

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Signature orbs wedding guest book alternative by Etsy seller Once Upon a Paper Ah, Etsy. That ever-flowing font of wedding inspiration. I'm several years out from my own wedding at this point, but whenever I go on Etsy, there's always something that pulls me right back in to the land of weddingdom. Once your big day is past, you will definitely miss the Pinteresting, Etsying, and general wedding web surfing. Your life will feel strangely empty for a little while, but then life...

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Inspired Bridal Creations by Chrissy Wai Ching

by Bride Chic

I'm always intrigued by fiber artist/designers who try their hand at bridal. Each seems to come up with some real individuality you won't find in the mainstream. Perusing the 100 Layer Cake vendor section I ran across the truly unique and innovative work of Chrissy Wai Ching whose roots are as fused as the designs she's been launching since 2003. Her bridal line, though toned down from the pops of wild color you'll find in her other collections, is brave and definitely has that...

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Turtle Love Wedding Jewelry

by Brooklyn Bride

If you're on the hunt for a great engagement ring, Turtle Love might be a great place to look. They have a beautiful selection of handcrafted engagement rings, wedding bands, in addition to vintage pieces, so everyone can find something they'll like. Of course I'm drawn to the more modern organic pieces myself, but I can definitely appreciate everything they carry. And while I love their wedding jewelry, I can't help but love their state necklaces too! What a perfect gift for a...

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25 Awesome Pairs of Cufflinks for Geeky and Gamer Grooms

by Azure

Does your groom have a geeky side? It's endearing isn't it? Still, you probably don't want him walking down the aisle in a Darth Vader helmet or Pacman patterned tie. Am I right? The good news is—that whether he loves video games, comics, science, math or coding, there's a tasteful way for him to showcase his geekery on your wedding day. I'm talking cuff links of course! And there are so many adorable options to choose from on Etsy! Ready for the ultimate geektastic groomie...

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Handmade Vintage Wedding Crafted with Love

by Azure

Summer + James, captured by Casey Fatchett Photography Inspiration—I wanted the formality and grandeur of Victoria (minus the stuffiness) with the warmth and functionality of the Dashwood cottage featured in the classic chick flick, Sense and Sensibility. Most of all I wanted no white. So we settled on a wedding color palette of warm, candlelit hues, shades of muted pinks, creams, champagnes, peaches, taupes and dusty blues. Venue—We really fell in love with the Meredith...

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One-of-a-Kind Bespoke Bridal Gowns by Kelsey Genna

by Azure

When I stumbled upon Kelsey Genna's boutique on Etsy, I couldn't help but do a double take! The gorgeous gowns stopped me in my tracks, and I couldn't wait to share all the white aisle worthy stunners with you! If you're looking for something unique, you can't go wrong with a Kelsey Genna creation. Each piece is limited edition and handmade in New Zealand, and many are one of a kind... and all the Kelsey Genna wedding dresses are blissfully beautiful, and exude bohemian romance...

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