We’re heading into Spring when wedding season kicks off into full gear again and I could really use your help. Etsy asked me to write an article for them about wedding decorations that will run on their site mid March. I’m so excited to get involved because this is a fun topic to research!
I want to bring some real life brides into the piece, so if anyone, either newly married or soon to be, wants to give me a few quotes I would really appreciate it. I’d like to know how you decided on a decor style for your wedding – colors, centerpieces on tables, seating card arrangements, fabrics, favors, lighting, etc.
Another question – Can anyone point me in the direction of websites or blogs that focus primarily on wedding decorations? I’d like to include a list of sources in the etsy piece for readers to tap into that real brides are using these days. I was married back in ’01 so I know a lot has changed. Please exclude sites that are more common like the knot, Brides, the Wedding Channel, and Martha Stewart Weddings. With Etsy being so focused on the handmade, I’m hoping you can point me to resources that have a more DIY/budget approach.
You may comment below or email me with “Weddings” in the subject line to decor8blog AT gmail.com
(images from martha stewart weddings)
FYI — Quick update intended for my non-U.S. friends, Anthropologie just adopted the international shipping solution FiftyOne to allow you to easily shop from and ship to 34 countries including the Netherlands, UK, Germany, and Sweden! Yay! Details here.
… Have a great weekend!
Monday is a holiday here in the states, and I’m taking Tuesday off to work on a few projects, but I’ll be back blogging on decor8 Wednesday, February 20th. I’ve included lots of links below to keep you busy until then.
A beautiful loft in Paris to take you away…
A fabulous chandelier to shed some light (and empty your wallet).
Vintage maps from After Noah.
Amy Butler’s Sew Inspiring Contest over at Craft: magazine (stay tuned for a decor8/Amy Butler contest in April!)
A stationery sale that will make you see Stripes.
A lovely Flickr group dedicated to still life photography.
Nectar & Light for inspiration (just lovely).
Karlsson lights that I want to know more about.
Creative way to display plates for a little DIY this weekend.
Fabulous online scheduling.
Beautiful Shweshwe fabric from South Africa.
Pupe Girl is a strange but cute little website for making adorable Japanese versions of yourself. Burns hours so beware.
This new tool called Animoto to show your craft creations online. To music. MTV style.
(image from Trina Dalziel represented by Lilla Rogers Studio in Boston.)
Want to play virtual designer today? Reader Graham wrote in about mydeco, a new UK website that recently launched (beta version) all about decorating with features that include searching retailers, plan a room, buy the look, even some informative articles on topics like the physiological effects of color (does my living room make me look fat?) and floral arranging.
(images from mydeco)