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Wedding Season March 18, 2008

In honor of wedding season, I am advertising a new line of jewelry for brides and their bridesmaids. I just recently made a “knock-off” Maria Elena headband for someone, and loved making it. Most of the pieces will be custom made, so on my website, Simple Bangles, I’ll just have photos of example pieces I have made. I really am willing to try anything and work with the bride, bridesmaids, moms, brothers, whoever, on what exactly they want.

Since my wedding almost one year ago, I’ve learned a lot of weddings and brides. Sometimes I completely understand that people want everything about their wedding to be perfect, especially because vendors really gauge you in their costs. My goal is to create quality products for people but at a reasonable price.

This “season,” these are some of the top trends going on:

1. Lace and bead embellishments. The back of the wedding dress is the focal point this year, and both lace and beaded styles are back on the runways in criss-cross designs. Deep v-backed dresses are a popular find, and embroidered flowers are making an appearance for summer and fall.

2. Eco-friendly and organic weddings. From pesticide-free flowers to serving organic menus in the catering department, having a green wedding is both an environmentally conscious and personal choice. More couples are choosing natural fabrics and sustainable foods for their wedding day, and some are even giving their wedding gifts as donations to favorite charities.

3. Local attractions for wedding locations. Botanical gardens in the neighborhood, the city zoo, and even the local state fair are all prime locations for a unique wedding. More couples are looking at attractions and distinct settings for a more customized wedding event.

I really like those three, but if you want to read about all ten (and get a good laugh) you can read the rest of the article here

Here are some great blog posts about wedding season:

Mapgirl blog
Peanut Butter Burritto

**Update: “Celebrity Wedding and Bridal Site” just referred to this post on their site. Cool!

According to Looking Fit, the Saturday before Memorial Day is the official start of wedding season. Let the planning begin!

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Wedding photos a little late January 17, 2008

Just a sampling of some nice wedding photos taken by various people: my mom, family, the professional, Ryan (those will be in a later post). Maybe I should wait for our anniversary to post these, but I’m sure I’ll forget by then.

These two were taken by the ever so talented Adair Fincher. I see great things in her future.

These are mostly taken by my mom and other family members.

More to come…maybe I should post once a month until our anniversary in April!

P.S. If you can see and you like my jewelry, go to my website, http://www.simplebangles.com.  I’ll make it for you!