Hello, everyone! I hope you all are doing well and are set for this week's Weekly Wednesday! Are you ready for "The Big Day?" Oh, I get it...you need ideas! And that's what I've got for you today in the 4th edition of the wedding series. Remember, this isn't an all encompassing list--I could've made this a longer post, yes, but I didn't want to overwhelm you with so many different things and end up boring you. So...who wants to get started? I DO! See what I did there? Huh? Ok...enough with the puns.
Item #1 is from TheMagnoliaJewelry
We all know that the bridesmaids aren't supposed to draw more attention than the bride, but no one wants to feel like they've been dressed to actually look ugly (even though some images prove otherwise). These ladies have agreed to be in your wedding and spent their time and hard-earned money to be there for you on your special day, so why not give them something gorgeous that unifies you all? I think that these blingy earrings will be something any bridesmaid would enjoy wearing. These beauties are cubic zirconias with diamond-like faceting in 18k white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold plating. They are 10 mm across--so, smaller than a dime. What necklaces and earrings to match? The link takes you to the page where you can purchase the full set!
Item #2 is from vintagestampjewels
Now, the groomsmen need a little something if the bridesmaids are sporting gorgeous earrings. I think these cufflinks would do the trick. They're very simple in shape and design, and I love that they have that matte look to them. They are made from 16mm sterling silver (slightly smaller than a dime), and include handstamped details. This would also make a good gift for father of the bride or father of the groom. If you're giving it to your groomsmen, I personally wouldn't put the wedding date and my and my man's initial's on there...I just don't like it, but that's me. I'd be more likely to have their first initial stamped on one and their last initial on the other. It just seems more classy. However, I could see having a pair done for the father of the bride and father of the groom just like the image.
Item #3 is from Singing Slowly
If you're getting hair, makeup, and nails done, do you want to have to pull a shirt off over your head? Nope. Nope. Nope. I'd end up covering the shirt with makeup and probably succeed in pulling my hair down. Since you probably will have your hair and makeup done at the location of the wedding, why not have a nice robe for yourself and your bridesmaids? It's something luxurious and something that can be worn after the wedding as the perfect lounge accent. The haiku sleeve is inspired by turn-of-the-century costumes that accentuate hand movements, so you'll have a bold, open sleeve cuff. These are knee length, come with a sash, and are made from flowy fabric. Live your dream of spinning around in something flowy and feeling like Cinderella (in a robe, not a ball gown haha). The listing is for a set of 8 robes, but if you need fewer or more, just contact the maker.
Item #4 is from Eucca
I've got a thing for succulents. Can you tell? After the succulent-themed bridal shower post, you didn't know?!?! This bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! It's a great mix of soft "blooms" and harsher succulents--very yin and yang; perfectly balanced. With this bouquet, you get a mix of succulents, sola wood flowers, and some dried blooms. If you're like me and have no clue what sola wood flowers are, cut it out by googling them--you'll be impressed (I was!). Ivory satin ribbon is used to wrap this beautiful arrangement. And...if you want to, you can take the succulents out and plant them!
Item #5 is from EndGrainWoodShoppe
I've seen a lot of different ways to deal with the rings, and this is by far the most unique one I've seen. This is what's called a tree ring box. These are made out of reclaimed wood from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California--pine, fir, or redwood. I love that the artist behind these pieces is being ecologically responsible and not cutting into trees. Each box is about 2 inches tall and anywhere from 2.5-3.5 inches across. It's a very nice size, but I bet it got really frustrating trying to find the exact size for these--I say this because here in TN, it'd take me forever to find several pieces within the size range I'd need, so hopefully, it's a bit easier out in California (Can you tell I've never been?) The maker sands, cuts, and oils each box to bring out it's unique features and will also brand your box with initials. This particular artist is the original maker of these, so show your support!
That's all I have for today, everyone. I hope it's given you some ideas or at least set you on an idea path! Make sure to like, comment, and share, and then head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists/makers some love.
Until next time,
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.