Several months ago, I wrote a post about my personalized wedding dress hanger from Lilafrances. The originial post you can see here. I promised I would share with you the hanger in my wedding photographs and here it is:
Photo by: Sargeant Creative
This pretty little hanger is now hanging on the wall in my closet as a constant reminder of the best day ever. I just ordered one for my soon-to-be nephew as well! The shop has all kinds of goodies, even bridesmaid hangers for all your girls, check out Anna’s Etsy shop here. It’s the perfect little keepsake to have for years to come!
I love Etsy! They have the cutest handmade items, especially when it comes to weddings. I came across these darling wire hangers while browsing the wedding section one day and had to order one. Anna Hartshorn, the creator of Etsy shop Lila Frances, makes handmade hangers for weddings, children and any special occasion. They’re also a great gift idea for that bride-to-be or even for bridesmaid gifts. Make sure you head over to LilaFrances to check out all her adorable creations!
I love how my hanger came out! It’s going to make for a cute photograph in my wedding book.
Here’s a few other pictures of hangers that I just love. Aren’t these the cutest things?
Photo: Anna Sawin Photography
Photo: Heather Parker Photography
Photo: Lila Frances
I actually ordered a few hangers for my bridesmaids as well. They’ll be coming in shortly, and then I will be able to share those too.
I picked a cute little project to ask my best girl’s “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” and they all said yes! I found some ideas on Pinterest (of course) and found custom cards on Etsy and rolled with it!
I am definitely artistic and I love painting, but when it comes to crafts ehhhh, not so crafty! I was the sister in my sorority that did all the social banners, homecoming banners, greek week banners and literally would not let ANYONE help me because I knew they would mess it up. When it came to big/lil sister stuff, I got by with what I could using the help of puffy paint!
So, I went to Michael’s (OMG that store is so disorganized!) and got all the materials after running around the store 8 times. Morning Glory Bear was ready to kill me! I made little red bridesmaid dresses out of felt, decorated them and hot glued them together into refrigerator magnets! They are red and yellow hopefully like the actual dresses they will be wearing! My little project wasn’t the best but I knew they would appreciate the time I took to put it together.
I had the custom cards made by Practically Perfect Design on Etsy! She was super fast in getting them to me and I loved them so much I forgot to take pictures! D’oh! I was just so excited and it was so hard to contain the little “secret” because no one knew who officially was in my bridal party yet. Once the girls got them, I had them take pictures for me, so here is the final product!
I love the idea of ribbon wands. I mean, how cute is this??
LOVE. Since we’re already doing a bubble exit, I thought about another way to incorporate ribbon wands. And I think I’ve found it! At our wedding, our guests will “wave” their wands in the air for a kiss from the bride and groom. I looked and looked, and finally I found Pebbles, who makes the most adorable wands based on your wedding colors (at absolutely amazing prices):
How to create a vintage wedding using fun products on Etsy.com (or your local flea market)?
1. Search ideas for Vintage Veils.
2. Find classic, antique, goblets for vases. If they are shallow, like in the board below, fill with water and place a single flower to float about 1/2 inch above the rim (white peonies are a great floral to use for this idea).
3. Discover the use of old vintage books for centerpieces and guestbook/entrance tables. If you’re going with a particular theme or you and your fiance have a favorite time period, find books written then.
4. Snag hollowed out frames and paint them white (if they aren’t already). To make them look weathered, here’s a how-to on weathering wood.
5. Get creative and unique with your table numbers. Have a calligraphy artist write out each number on a piece of dark, rustic colored paper.
5. Be inspired by those that have loved before you. For example, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Find your favorite quotes and surround your venue with them, either on towels, painted on wooden boards, or printed on the back or inside of your programs.
6. Invite your guests in a style that is similar to a love letter. Use Scripts whenever possible, like they did years ago when writing love letters with quill pens. An invitation of true classic, vintage, elegance, is typed in either an old sans serif font, or written in a flowing, timeless script.
Bird Cage Veil | Vintage Novels | Vintage Goblets | Rustic Frames | Table Numbers | Mr. Darcy Proposal Towel | Script Invitation