Weddings today include so many ideas and handmade touches. Having a handmade wedding with unique elements may seem overwhelming, but by searching shops in your own backyard, you can support local businesses while having one-of-a-kind items.
For our recent issue, we took a peek into Pastiche at Main for ideas, and we found so many! Take a peek at the plethora of ideas:
- Chalkboard by Regeneration – available with or without chalk art, these frames make for the perfect signage for your wedding day
- Little Paper Crane Necklace – perfect for attendant gifts, each of your bridesmaids would love a monogrammed necklace
- Petaline Stamps – use these adorable little stamps throughout your stationery on envelopes, table markers and more
- Leen Jean Studios Stationery – send out handmade invitations or thank you notes
- Regeneration Bunting – this is a cute way to mark your table or use as decor on your special day
- Honeysuckle Vintage Decor – for centerpieces or vignettes throughout your day, pepper vintage pieces around for decor
- Pastiche Interiors Metal Letter – pick out your initials or another symbol to highlight or incorporate into your decor
- Twenty23 Bow Tie – for the groom, groomsmen or dads, these ties turn a gift into a fashion statement
- Out of Twig Vintage Handbag – to carry on your day or find as bridesmaids’ gifts, antique purses make a fun portable item
- Honeysuckle Banner – a small banner is fun to incorporate into your day, plus it doubles as home decor
- Pegged by Grace Cake Topper – have a mini, handmade replica of you and your beau on the top of your cake… adorable
- Goosebeary Shop Doll – any flower girl would want a soft, sweet doll as a thank you gift
- Burl & Badger Shave Set – as a gift for your groom or even for the groomsmen, this set would last a lifetime
- Owl Ridge Farmstead Soaps – perfect for wedding favors, these soaps smell so wonderful
- Honeysuckle Registry – no matter what state you choose, have your guests sign a keepsake for you to hang in your home
- Regeneration Moss Letter – pick the letter of your new last name as a couple to have on display at your wedding
Here is a French inspired wedding we featured in our 2015 wedding issue! When we think of romance and love, France often enters the mind… this is how it was for Sara, a student of art history who fell in love with Versailles and Marie Antoinette while on a trip during high school.
She creatively incorporated a French theme for her wedding day – one in which both of her sisters, Anna and Alexa, were instrumental in helping plan. Sara and her sisters have a history steeped in wedding wear as they grew up surrounded by the work of the YWCA and Church Street Bridal.
FRENCH INSPIRED ELEMENTS
Sara speaks French and has been to France several times, including studying abroad. She was determined to incorporate a French influence into her day.
This couple’s lovely personal wedding had so many meaningful details, and a refreshingly lovely color palette. We loved it so much that we featured it in our 2015 issue of clutch, the bride’s guide to have and to hold!
Your wedding day is all your own, and it is the perfect time to celebrate family while creating personalized elements to incorporate throughout your day. A personal touch was so important to Brittany and Tanner, and their wedding was truly full of personality!
Here are some unique elements we loved about their day:
- Brittany chose the color of the dresses, but the bridesmaids were able to pick their own dresses online, which made for an eclectic, yet cohesive, array of gowns.
- Her grandmother’s suitcase, mason jars (which were then decorated with burlap and lace!) and candlesticks were incorporated into the wedding day decor.
- Brittany personalized thrifted frames, chalkboards and chicken wire to add personality into her day.
- A coffee and cookie bar was set up during the cocktail hour for guests to enjoy… complete with cookies baked by the bride’s family and personalized B&T coffee sleeves! Guests were able to pack some cookies to go in cute little “Mr. & Mrs.” bags.
Brittany got creative and used recipes tied up with twine and a cookie cutter as favors for her guests. “Each of the recipes was special to me because they all played a part in a special era of my life,” she reminisced. She grew up baking with both of her grandmothers, who taught her the gift of giving homemade. What a great way to honor them on her day! Here are the recipes she chose to share with her guests:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
- No Bake Energy Bites
- Oatmeal M&M Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Blossoms
We were able to snag one of Brittany’s recipes to share with you. Yum!
No Bake Energy Bites
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