I was so excited to wake up this morning to a link on our friend Tiinia’s Facebook page saying that her wedding has been featured on Offbeat Bride! First, I was excited because their wedding was so unique; I knew it had to end up on the site at some point. Second, I was excited, because Mom and I were vendors for the wedding!
We met Tiinia at the Etsy817 (our really cool Etsy team) Handmade Holidays arts and crafts show last year. She was the makeup artist for the fashion show, which featured some of our work. (Click on Tiinia’s name above to visit her Facebook business page and see examples of her amazing talent for makeup!) Afterward, she stopped by our booth and we all chatted for a while. The subject of her pending nuptials came up, and she bought one of my bracelets to wear for the big day. Then we talked a little about what she wanted for her bridesmaids, and Mom told her that she would love to make the fascinators she wanted.
Fast forward to a few months later, and we’d not only become friends with Tiinia, we’d become friends with a couple of her friends who often model for her, too. They came over to raid Mom’s closet of vintage goodies to borrow for photo shoots, and the more we got to know them, the more we liked them! We had so much fun brainstorming once we learned more about the wedding, and making the vision she had come to life. Mom ended up making all of the fascinators (including the bridal veil!) the bridesmaids’ feather fans, and the boutonnieres, and, as well as making the bride’s bracelet, I also embroidered her vintage handkerchief with their monogram. We were happy to attend their Friday the 13th wedding at the 13th Street Morgue haunted house grounds where Tiinia, her husband, Kevin, and many of their friends work year round to keep the place in perfect shape for the haunting season. It was definitely the weirdest, coolest wedding I’ve ever been to, and we had a blast the entire time.
Take a look at the OBB article for more inspiring photos and info about the wedding, then click on the gallery link to visit the Havi Frost Photography page for even more photos!
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P.S. Want to place a custom order with us for your own wedding? Visit our Etsy shops, linked on the right side of the page, and send us a message!
As I worked on finishing the letters for my friend’s little girl, I realized that we haven’t listed much in our shops lately! So, finished and listed a hair clip in our JuJu Eyeball store:
Click on the image to view the listing!
As my hubby would say, it’s made with my two favorite colors: sparkly and shiny! I covered a plastic skeleton hand in blue glitter, made a couple of pinwheels from green tulle and black lace, and cut/formed shapes with patent leather ribbon and added an ostrich feather. Viola! Super lightweight and super fun to wear.Now, back to the letters, here’s what the progress looks like so far:
Apologies for the crummy images – I’m definitely a fan of natural light as opposed to flash. Anyway, a fairytale princess theme with lots of pink and a dash of sparkle equals four year old heaven (I hope!) I’ve said before that I’ve never considered myself a painter, but I think I’d like to take a class to beef up my unexistent knowledge of mixing, highlighting, shadowing … because I’m just making it up as I go along. Although I am pretty happy with the results as is; it’s hard not to be proud of completing something of which you have little to no history or skill.
Finally, happy Father’s Day to all you dads and single moms out there! (Single moms wear the dad hat, too, you know.) I hope it’s been a wonderful day, and I wish everyone a fantastic week!
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I am so behind the times. Maybe it’s all this fascination with vintage that’s got me lagging on the social media front, but I’ve had a YouTube account for a long time now that I’ve never used. So, a few days ago, I thought, “Why not create a channel for BML?” After a couple of days of figuring out Windows Movie Maker and the ins and outs of Youtube …
I present to you, our first promo video for Buy Me Love! Major brownie points for you if you share this on FB, twitter or your blog. 🙂
I know – it’s a silent film. I’m just not really sure what the copyright infringement situation is. I see people using popular music in their videos all the time, but I don’t know what’s okay and what’s not. I would obviously give credit to the artist, I’m just not sure if that’s enough. If any of you have advice, leave me comments!
Our new YouTube account is going to be really helpful with blogging, too. We can make our own vids for Make It Mondays, which I’m excited about. Nothing like a little (almost) face to face when it comes to how-tos.
So, do any of you YouTube? We’d love to see your videos!
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Today is the last day to enter our End of Summer Days Giveaway! Tomorrow, the winner will be announced on the blog (via random.org), and I will send a message to the account linked to your comment if you’re the winner.
We’ve listed lots of new items in the store in the past couple of weeks. Our goal is to list something every day, and so far it’s working out well – we’ve made a couple of sales! Our new goal is to get over 50 items listed, then to 100. Here are a couple of the new fall items:
Gunmetal Grey Earrings
Peacock Feather Fascinator
Well, we are off to the local farmers market to look for yummy goodies! If you’re in the Arlington area, come visit the Downtown Farmers Market, open from 8 am to 1 pm Friday and Saturday.
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