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Handmade Weddings: Vineyard Dreams handmade and vintage goods

Sixteen years ago, in a sweaty, awkward, hormone-filled middle school gym class, I met my husband. Fast forward six years later and we had become friends, went to our high school prom together, then almost immediately went our separate ways to college. Great timing, we know. After countless miles on the New Jersey Turnpike and ten years of dating my best buddy (what’s the rush?), we got married on May 15, 2010.

Ranole and I had a long engagement and plenty of time to think about what type of wedding we wanted. After numerous appointments at the standard indoor wedding venues, we nearly settled on one just so we wouldn’t have to endure any more sales pitches and to spare our eyes from more dated wallpaper hallways. This was clearly not our most ambitious moment. Thankfully, we took a drive out to Alba Vineyard in Milford, NJ (that’s right, New Jersey has vineyards) and immediately we could picture our wedding day. The vineyard was free from the constraints of an indoor event and we knew it would be beautiful…as long as the weather cooperated!


My discovery of Etsy happily coincided with our engagement and the purchase of our home, so I had plenty to shop for. I was introduced to Etsy through a friend of a friend and Etsy seller Amanda Gilbert of UntamedPetals. My first Etsy purchase was from Amanda’s shop — it was a set of bright yellow chiffon and delicate cream silk flowers on bobby pins, which I gave to my best friend and sister-in-law when I asked them to be in my wedding party. This was the jumping-off point to our black, cream and bright yellow color palette. I knew that I wanted another bridesmaid’s accessory that reflected their individual style while fitting with the wedding theme. I didn’t have to look far to find a multitude of purse options that came in a variety of prints. I chose two different styles — one classic, by Upstyle, and the other a modern print by red ruby rose. I also made a bracelet and necklace for my two bridesmaids.


Our reception would be under a tent on the beautiful sprawling lawn, with a backdrop of grape-filled vines, vibrant trees in the distance, and hopefully a clear blue sky. I wanted to find something to fill the interior of the tent so I looked for paper lantern decorations and found Party Poms, a cross between paper lanterns and flowers.


The next item on the list was something other than a pillow for our ring bearer — my nephew Andrew — to carry down the aisle. The requirements: something unique, functional, and personalized — and Etsy did not disappoint. I stumbled upon Paloma’s Nest and purchased a custom ring bowl engraved with our names and wedding date; it still holds my rings every night on my dresser.


My accessories for the big day were no exception to my Etsy-sourced finds. My dress was a simple design —  no lace, no tulle, no sequins — just layers of netting, a dupioni silk sash and a pointed sweetheart neckline. It needed something extraordinary to bring it up a notch. I went back to Amanda, my friend from Untamed Petals, and found a flower which was originally designed as a hair accessory, but requested to make it into a brooch. It was a great eclectic mix of silk chiffon, organza, lace, feathers and pearls — it was perfect. For my hair I went with a gold leaf headband by Live In Style, chosen for its distinct look and subtle appeal. Since the reception would cross over into the evening hours the handmade shrug from Sweet Knitting was another great find.


Since all of our guests would be using Alba Vineyard engraved glasses we wanted something unique for ourselves. At the last minute I found beautiful engraved champagne flutes by Day Dreem Designs, which became our bride and groom toasting glasses. For even more Etsy-sourced items, I purchased lemon topaz earrings from a recently married couple, a.k.a. WoodstockNYC; exchanged emails with Sharyn of Sissy’s Art about the bouquet charms that would hold photos of my late grandparents; and chatted on the phone with Stephanie from StephicMc Designs about monogrammed silver discs that we used as wine glass charms. One of the unique side effects of shopping on Etsy is how you meet people along the way. You buy, sell, provide feedback, and convo with complete strangers — and somewhere in between — exchange stories and life experiences.


In the end, the gamble on the weather paid off at our wedding — it was a gorgeous sunny day. However, preparing for our big day with Etsy was a sure bet all along!

Lisa’s beautiful wedding photos were taken by Erica Lyn and Dave Blake.

About the author: Lisa lives in New Jersey with her husband and their wild animal — a beagle/dachshund mix named Indy. She’s been hooked on Etsy for a solid two years with no sign of letting up. Lisa loves to create unique jewelry and work on custom orders through her shop, LJSanborn. She was married in May and purchased almost all her wedding accessories and reception decor right here on Etsy.


Have you planned a wedding recently? Tell us about your handmade touches in the comments below.

Handmade Weddings | Weddings Category | Real Weddings on the Etsy Blog

  • thirtyonedesigns

    thirtyonedesigns says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Etsy has such fabulous wedding items :)

    5 years ago

  • dutchpearl

    dutchpearl says:

    This is a great article!

    5 years ago

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin says:

    How fantastic. I didn't know about Etsy when I got married so I eloped ;)

    5 years ago

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations says:

    What a beautiful wedding celebration! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

    5 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Fantastic !!! Thanks =)

    5 years ago

  • adorableorganics

    adorableorganics says:

    I've already got my favorites filled with my wedding wish list! :)

    5 years ago

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns says:

    Congratulations! It looks like an absolutely beautiful celebration, wishing you many happy years together! <3 Andrea

    5 years ago

  • helenapuck

    helenapuck says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. I love Etsy wedding.

    5 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    "One of the unique side effects of shopping on Etsy is how you meet people along the way." I loved this aspect of planning a wedding — getting to know all these talented, creative people who are really skilled at what they do. A lot of the people we worked with were recommended by friends. Your wedding looks like it was a ton of fun and you put so much of yourself into it.

    5 years ago

  • beyonddesign

    beyonddesign says:

    Gorgeous wedding! I LOVE!

    5 years ago

  • akane

    akane says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I'm also getting married this weekend and loved adding all the Etsy elements into it. Not only does Etsy give you so many ideas for a wedding, you can have a unique day on a limited budget.

    5 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    Beautiful wedding things!

    5 years ago

  • sabahnur

    sabahnur says:

    lots of new faves, thanks

    5 years ago

  • thelostfound

    thelostfound says:

    gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

    5 years ago

  • squirrellicious

    squirrellicious says:

    gorgious finds for a gorgious day! Just waiting to be asked now :-D

    5 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth says:

    What a beautiful wedding!! I love the vineyard backdrop. Just gorgeous.

    5 years ago

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps says:

    You look very happy and so in love (-:

    5 years ago

  • ExQuisiteInVitation

    ExQuisiteInVitation says:

    Congratulations Lisa.... I'm born and raised in NJ also, and YES! we have vineyards... Beautiful review.

    5 years ago

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts says:

    Congrats-so many beautiful Etsy finds-great story-congrats to a beautiful couple!

    5 years ago

  • TheArtOfJoy

    TheArtOfJoy says:

    Wonderful article(and wedding pictures)! Congratulations to you and yours!

    5 years ago

  • katherynmd

    katherynmd says:

    So wonderful ALL the many special items you can find on Etsy for any occasion and personalized often times. GREAT to see new love starting out, best wishes to a wonderful future together!!!!

    5 years ago

  • ShellysVintage

    ShellysVintage says:

    Your wedding pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

    5 years ago

  • positiveflow

    positiveflow says:

    Wonderful story I especially loved the fact that so much was handmade. I too was married in May outdoors and much of my wedding was handmade as well. Congratulations!!! The pictures are great!! Many years of happiness to you both!

    5 years ago

  • CandacesCloset

    CandacesCloset says:

    Such beautiful things and what a lovely wedding. I've admired the work of several of these artists for awhile now.

    5 years ago

  • NakedBeautyJewelry

    NakedBeautyJewelry says:

    That was a really neat journey and interesting story. Until joining Etsy I had no idea there were others who take pride in quality and unique "crafts". Good luck to all. -- NakedBeautyJewelry

    5 years ago

  • BlueRoomGems

    BlueRoomGems says:

    I just loved this article! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful Etsy finds. Your are the picture of bliss in some stunning photographs!

    5 years ago

  • NakedBeautyJewelry

    NakedBeautyJewelry says:

    Wonderful pictures -NakedBeautyJewelry

    5 years ago

  • TessaKim

    TessaKim says:


    5 years ago

  • SquidsPinataHut

    SquidsPinataHut says:

    just beautiful!!!

    5 years ago

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen says:

    congratulations! and your day looked perfect! you are right about sharing stories with the people you meet thru etsy, it's that special touch :)

    5 years ago

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse says:

    What a lovely article. Etsy just overflows with beautiful wedding ideas! Thank you for sharing...

    5 years ago

  • BizimSupplies

    BizimSupplies says:

    Beautiful wedding. I wish happiness.

    5 years ago

  • petitepaperie

    petitepaperie says:

    Great article. It is fun to see how Etsy threaded through her wedding and even added more meaning to the special day.

    5 years ago

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk says:

    Here at Leaf+Ink we are helping our dear friends plan a vineyard wedding. Such perfect timing! Thanks so much for this beautiful article so well done with plenty of helpful hints! We LOVE ETSY!!!

    5 years ago

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome says:

    My daughter is getting married in Sept. at bed and breakfast, by trees and a creek. Very romantic! I also have shopped etsy for her shower and wedding, why not? has beautiful handmade quailty items.

    5 years ago

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta says:

    OOOh congratulations! you make a lovely couple :) Some months ago a bride bought me some pendants for her bridesmaids! :) She told me that when she saw them she knew they were exactly that special something that she was looking for! I felt so excited! It's awesome to be part of such an important event, even I don't know the bride personally I feel so happy for her and her marriage and I'll always remember her :) Such things don't happen when you buy mass produced stuff. Viva handmade! :)

    5 years ago

  • hushabydesigns

    hushabydesigns says:

    Beautiful article and pictures. Wishing you every happiness!

    5 years ago

  • hushabydesigns

    hushabydesigns says:

    Beautiful article and pictures. Wishing you every happiness!

    5 years ago

  • ericalynphoto

    ericalynphoto says:

    So happy to be a part of this (photographer) Lisa & Ranole were such a wonderful couple to shoot and the Etsy accessories were so exquisite! All the best :)

    5 years ago

  • FerntreeFlowers

    FerntreeFlowers says:

    So sweet. It is truly wonderful to be in the wedding business. Happy happy everywhere! :) angie

    5 years ago

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane says:

    This article is going to help so many people planning their wedding. Wish I was engaged!

    5 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    beautiful touches, wonderful finds, delightful wedding!

    5 years ago

  • perebags

    perebags says:

    lovely story! Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace says:

    So amazing, I had the same idea for my bouquet in 2005, I had my grandmother's picture in a charm, she had passed when I was 5 and I wanted her to be a part of it all. This is a beautiful story and such a happy etsy buying story as well

    5 years ago

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings says:

    Lovely story - great pendant fron SissySart !

    5 years ago

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife says:

    So cute...I love your story too! So beautiful, :-) You guys are an inspiration. xx Emily at ELVintage

    5 years ago

  • naviastella

    naviastella says:

    truly so many romantic wonderful pieces!

    5 years ago

  • beadstylin

    beadstylin says:

    Wow...fairy tale setting, and such lovely accents and accessories...dreamy!

    5 years ago

  • JennCaen

    JennCaen says:

    Beutiful Story!

    5 years ago

  • beautifulanodyne

    beautifulanodyne says:

    What a great article! I love how you put this together showing what elements they found on Etsy to include in their wedding. I would love to see more articles like this!

    5 years ago

  • yeganeart

    yeganeart says:

    Romantic, beautiful, sweet...

    5 years ago

  • daileedose

    daileedose says:

    such a cute story, and beautiful photos! :) (and your wedding date is also my b-day, haha!) My fiance and I have been engaged for 6 years, we were high school sweethearts, and went to prom together too. I can't wait to marry him next year!

    5 years ago

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets says:

    What a pretty wedding!! I love this! What a great post! Beautiful photography. Just one etsy item missing...the cake/cake decorations! :D

    5 years ago

  • xoxsmiley

    xoxsmiley says:

    Lovely story and equally lovely wedding!

    5 years ago

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy says:

    Pretty! I love the idea of bouquet charms. I've never heard of those before.

    5 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    What a lovely story lisa your wedding was beautiful and the day looked great as well. Enjoyed reading your article too, happy you found Etsy and now have a shop too. Wish you much happiness forever & ever plus success with your shop. :) Thanks for sharing with all of us.....

    5 years ago

  • craftpile

    craftpile says:

    Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • realfaery

    realfaery says:

    You two look sooo cute! Congrat! Beautiful article as well!

    5 years ago

  • missusD

    missusD says:

    wonderful story! I love the bit where buying on Etsy is not just a transaction of money but also of stories and experiences.

    5 years ago

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns says:


    5 years ago

  • ChristineC

    ChristineC says:

    Beautiful story and wedding. Congrats!!

    5 years ago

  • TheGreenGrassGrows

    TheGreenGrassGrows says:

    This is great. Congrats!

    5 years ago

  • ilashdesigns

    ilashdesigns says:

    What a wonderfully inspirational story! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • fromsoul

    fromsoul says:

    very beautiful story!!!!

    5 years ago

  • koochiekoo

    koochiekoo says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful & creative wedding!

    5 years ago

  • MontanaSnowVintage

    MontanaSnowVintage says:

    What a lovely story? Aww!

    5 years ago

  • GreenRoomStudios

    GreenRoomStudios says:

    Aw! Reminds me of my wedding (a year ago on the 17th!) We also got married at a vineyard, but on Long Island and it was sooo beautiful! And I also discovered etsy during our engagement, and all the wonderful shops and shop owners were so helpful. So began my love of Etsy... :)

    5 years ago

  • sherbetwithsprinkles

    sherbetwithsprinkles says:

    What beautiful bags! I want them all!

    5 years ago

  • SoulArtonEtsy

    SoulArtonEtsy says:

    what a lovely couple and beautiful story! I wish you lots of happiness!

    5 years ago

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle says:

    Congrats!!! Love all the items the couple have found on etsy..I love being involved in weddings with all the special details..I make bridesmaid wristlet,they make great gifts for the girls..

    5 years ago

  • polkadotHOME

    polkadotHOME says:

    congratulations! what a sweet story! i'm live across the river from milford, nj - too funny.

    5 years ago

  • BeadFloraJewels

    BeadFloraJewels says:

    Beautiful couple! :) Have a wonderful life ahead. Great photos of your wedding. Cheers, Fen

    5 years ago

  • ecdesigns

    ecdesigns says:

    I loved reading your story - wishing you all the best!

    5 years ago

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete says:

    How beautiful! And what amazing items you found on Etsy. It must have been so much fun going to all those shops; each one having a unique surprise. Congrats!

    5 years ago

  • ButtonsAndCards

    ButtonsAndCards says:

    I have to say Etsy saved my wedding! It was both a place I bought from and somewhere I sought inspiration. Hair piece, rings, second pair of shoes, cake toppers and cardigan made by Etsy-ers; Pinwheels, flowers and favours inspired by...thanks Etsy! =)

    5 years ago

  • TheInspiredNest

    TheInspiredNest says:

    Salutations!! The details are perfect, and the photographs amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • plumprettysugar
  • LKXO

    LKXO says:

    Amazing wedding and beautiful etsy items!! You really thought of everything!

    5 years ago

  • akcArt

    akcArt says:

    Well congratulations! Great pics!

    5 years ago

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie says:

    ...thanks for the sweet love story! what a gorgeous wedding! XOX

    5 years ago

  • lepetitebonbon

    lepetitebonbon says:

    What a beautiful wedding. You did a great job and congratulations. I just love etsy. There are a lot of beautiful stuffs here. Thank you for sharing your story.

    5 years ago

  • JanCramer

    JanCramer says:

    Lisa, you make a beautiful bride! Love all your etsy finds.

    5 years ago

  • weddingheaven

    weddingheaven says:

    congratulations! wishing you joy and happiness~

    5 years ago

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique says:

    such lovely pictures!! I feel elated seeing them

    5 years ago

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit says:

    handmade etsy all the way for a lovely business woman, bride, friend and artist---perfect!!! congratulations!!

    5 years ago

  • hepburnco

    hepburnco says:

    Those sweaty gym class kids never imagined they'd be married someday.. So strange, but so romantic! And lovely photographs, too:) Congrats, Lisa!

    5 years ago

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie says:

    beautiful! congrats

    5 years ago

  • MCSDesigns

    MCSDesigns says:

    congratulations and a long and happy life!

    5 years ago

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland says:

    Beautiful and congratulations! I love the ring bowl.

    5 years ago

  • Floralina

    Floralina says:

    And they lived happily ever after.

    5 years ago

  • labellefairy

    labellefairy says:

    lovely article, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • welldressedcupcakes

    welldressedcupcakes says:

    what a great story. The pictures are all beautiful! Congratulations.

    5 years ago

  • HourGlassStudio

    HourGlassStudio says:

    Fantastic article !

    5 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    Beautiful wedding and great finds

    5 years ago

  • darronoglesby

    darronoglesby says:

    I had a set of Zakk Wylde bracers made this guy who guy who calls himself the LeatherArchitect. I paid him cash before the job was ever completed and when I got the bracers the studs were falling out of them and I was completely disappointed. I told him about the problem and he said he would have it it back the next day after a quick fix, well that was about a month ago 12 constant complaints by email and the moron has even been calling my house threatening me with bodily harm. I Have called the police about what to do and they said That Mr. Joseph Andrews is either drug or in desperate need of psychiatriach help.

    5 years ago

  • wintersummer

    wintersummer says:

    Butiful wedding! Congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • debsylee

    debsylee says:

    Very beautiful photographs of what looks to have been an amazing day .. heartfelt congratulations to you both!

    5 years ago

  • damenandroscoe

    damenandroscoe says:

    Your wedding pictures are gorgeous. I love all your etsy accessories, especially the customized ring bowl.

    5 years ago

  • eastbaycalifornia

    eastbaycalifornia says:

    Youre so lucky! I wish I could have anything this beautiful!

    5 years ago

  • ShortSweetMoniq

    ShortSweetMoniq says:

    Such a beautiful couple. :)

    5 years ago

  • all4ever

    all4ever says:

    Beautiful really...

    5 years ago

  • tiemee

    tiemee says:

    Very lovely!

    5 years ago

  • PamperandPreen

    PamperandPreen says:

    Ah, congratulations guys

    5 years ago

  • roued

    roued says:

    Congratulations. There is something very special about handmade weddings. I blogged about our on the Ethical Weddings blog ( One of the things I made myself was the retro crocheted bridal gloves that I wore (

    5 years ago

  • OliviaKateCouture

    OliviaKateCouture says:

    Congrats! You're both so cute!! Love the lemon earrings <3

    5 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Congratulations on your big day! Great to see that Etsy sellers were able to contribute to it : )

    5 years ago

  • Iwaboutique

    Iwaboutique says:

    Everything is just marvellous! Congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • avintagebride

    avintagebride says:

    really lovely...

    5 years ago

  • wandaandkrystyna

    wandaandkrystyna says:

    what a gorgeous tale from a gorgeous bride..thank you for the lovely finds also :)

    5 years ago

  • adriannesjewellery

    adriannesjewellery says:

    Congrats Such a lovely wedding!!!! I got married in 2008. I had a traditional Old England wedding and I made EVERYTHING with the help of my WONDERFUL friends and family, from the stationary to the decorations, to the table settings. Even my jewellery. My mother in Law made the most fabulous had crafted cake... my dad made the table it sat on! The wedding was held in my parents garden and the flowers were collected from local hedgerows and gardens and displayed in hand-beaded jam jars! Best day of my life! Check out the pictures!

    5 years ago

  • ALittleXtraSomething

    ALittleXtraSomething says:

    Beautiful & Congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • blinky

    blinky says:

    Wonderful story, and there was some gorgeous finds!

    5 years ago

  • MrKitsch71

    MrKitsch71 says:

    Awe. Congrats to you both! It looked like an amazing day. All the best to you both for the future.

    5 years ago

  • sevenply

    sevenply says:


    5 years ago

  • LittleBatch

    LittleBatch says:

    So awesome to see a NJ wedding here on Etsy! Reminded me of my own wedding day here in the Garden State. This is a beautiful feature on an equally beautiful wedding. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

    5 years ago

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns says:

    You make a Beautiful Bride! What a great place to have your wedding and I love all the unique items you found for you wedding,espescially the ring dish! Thanks for Sharing!

    5 years ago

  • DanaLaymon

    DanaLaymon says:

    i wish i knew about Etsy when I got married! I would have done the same thing! You made some great choices!

    5 years ago

  • missbatch

    missbatch says:

    What a beautiful and meaningful way to start your married life together, congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

    5 years ago


    NAKPUNAR says:

    What a lovely story! Congrulations...

    5 years ago

  • davidsphotography

    davidsphotography says:

    Great photography - engaging love story!

    5 years ago

  • davidsphotography

    davidsphotography says:

    Great photography, engaging love story!

    5 years ago

  • charlottesclay

    charlottesclay says:

    Congratulations! Some wineries have the perfect setting for special occassions. Check out the Okanagan Valley or better still, Osoyoos. I get a lot of visitors looking for a one of a kind gift for this special occassions and i am a phone call away.

    5 years ago

  • ebeepaperie

    ebeepaperie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! And I love the story. :)

    5 years ago

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery says:

    Oh, how beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck!

    5 years ago

  • mohenz

    mohenz says:

    Wow! Beautiful Story!

    5 years ago

  • mark13148

    mark13148 says:

    nice wedding. I will marry at the end of this year!

    5 years ago

  • dvinedesigns

    dvinedesigns says:

    What a beautiful story and beautiful items!! I love NJ! Raised here!! There are some Beautiful areas! Im living in "Gods country" Hunterdon County and just love it!!

    5 years ago

  • AtomicKiwi

    AtomicKiwi says:

    Beautiful wedding! Congrats!

    5 years ago

  • karinelalonde

    karinelalonde says:

    This article was fantastic. I'm getting married on October 8th of this year and like Lisa I've purchased all my accessories, bridesmaids gifts and most of my decor through etsy. I'm addicted. Do to my budget contrainst I wasn't able to buy everything I wanted, but got a bunch of great ideas that I could execute myself. I too am a crafter and etsy shop owner ( These stories make me happy that people still by handmade and love it. Good job Lisa, your wedding looked beautiful.

    5 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Great article! And congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • indiepixie

    indiepixie says:

    Beautiful items and very beautiful bride!

    5 years ago

  • candacejean

    candacejean says:

    What a great story! So neat that you were able to utilize all the creativity here on Etsy for your wedding. Congrats!

    5 years ago

  • iadornu

    iadornu says:

    I want to get married again, renewal party!

    5 years ago

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles says:

    tho etsy played a big part with it's convenient one-stop-shop arena...cudos to this young couple who obviously had a great eye for style and elegant simple design. proves that you don't need to go into bankruptcy or setup an appointment with a therapist before your wedding. congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • 6catspinNsew

    6catspinNsew says:

    Love your story, what a great journey to get to your wedding day. A vineyard wedding sounds fantastic.

    5 years ago

  • thewren

    thewren says:

    An amazing story and it is as though I were meant to read it. My surname is Milford and I'm also getting married in Vineyards (but in Franschoek, South Africa).

    5 years ago

  • ArtistsInMind

    ArtistsInMind says:

    Bless you both. I wish you a life full of wonderful miracles. Glynis

    5 years ago

  • SissysArt

    SissysArt says:

    Omg! Your wedding turned out beautiful. When my son marries his girlfriend someday, I'm planning on encouraging her to use Etsy for her things.

    5 years ago

  • bedouin

    bedouin says:

    belle belle ~ happy journey's

    5 years ago

  • aniandrose

    aniandrose says:

    Great article, what a beautiful young couple!

    5 years ago

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry says:

    Beautiful and stunning!!! Congrats!!!!

    5 years ago

  • infraredstudio

    infraredstudio says:

    Love the hormone filled description of gym class. I also love every other detail about your wedding.

    5 years ago

  • WeAreSomethingElse

    WeAreSomethingElse says:

    Absolutely beautiful wedding and lovely finds! You looked stunning! We hope you have many happy years together, congratulations.

    5 years ago

  • ksmith31081

    ksmith31081 says:

    i got married on 6/20/10 and used etsy for most of my purchases too!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • Simag

    Simag says:

    Congratulations To You Guys! Fantastic article and thank you for supporting handmade!

    5 years ago

  • hhurey

    hhurey says:

    I wish etsy had been around when I got married 11 years ago...I have loved everything I have purchases

    5 years ago

  • indigoirony

    indigoirony says:

    I am getting married next April and am utilizing Etsy for just about everything I can imagine, from bridesmaid jewelery (by mischieviouskitty, my future SIL!) to a special "ring bearer" harness for my greyhound (bigdoggybling) as well as my invitations! (marinaatmakina) It's really been able to give my wedding that truely personalized feel I was looking for.

    5 years ago

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies says:

    Congrats on your beautiful wedding! Etsy is the best place for fabulous wedding finds!

    5 years ago

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew says:

    So inspiring for us brides!

    5 years ago

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry says:

    What a wonderfully, romantic story and I love that Etsy was included in the decor of the big event! Congratulations and many wishes of love and happiness! Thank you for sharing your story.

    5 years ago

  • tamaradesigns

    tamaradesigns says:

    So simple and yet so beautiful. Congratulations.

    5 years ago

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux says:

    ❤Beautiful! lovelovelove

    5 years ago

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass says:

    Lots of talent here on Etsy. So glad it made your day beautiful.

    5 years ago

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions says:

    Beautiful story! Congratulations!!

    5 years ago

  • TheTrendySparrow

    TheTrendySparrow says:

    Great story! Congrats!

    5 years ago

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Looks like everything turned out perfect!

    5 years ago

  • Speak04

    Speak04 says:

    Looks like the newlyweds had a great time at their gorgeous wedding! I was married in March. Etsy was such a great source of things for the wedding and inspiration for the things we couldn't afford for our $5500 wedding. I made many of things we used in the wedding and it made everything so much more enjoyable for me than it would have been if I'd gone with some package deal at one of the same places everyone else gets married at my city. Congrats to the happy couple!

    5 years ago

  • SundayTreasures

    SundayTreasures says:

    So the wedding creativity.

    5 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    Lovely story! congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • WhiteEarthStudio

    WhiteEarthStudio says:

    Best wishes to you both. Love all the unique touches you put together to create such a special wedding!

    5 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    Congratulations and how beautfiul to have your wedding just the way you wanted it with all of these very unique and handmade touches. The wedding venue is beautiful.

    5 years ago

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode says:

    Gorgeous finds, pictures and wedding!!

    5 years ago

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop says:

    Beautiful article - thank you for sharing your day with us!

    5 years ago

  • WoodstockNYC

    WoodstockNYC says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, and allowing us to be a part of your special day. You look absolutely gorgeous. May married life treat you both very well!

    5 years ago

  • elisawalshdesigns

    elisawalshdesigns says:

    Beautiful story! Congratulations to you!

    5 years ago

  • GrannyGrant

    GrannyGrant says:

    We need more stories such as this one! Thanks. Robin (aka GrannyGrant)

    5 years ago

  • pasin

    pasin says:

    Beautiful article and finds. love them all.

    5 years ago

  • BridalBeads

    BridalBeads says:

    Beautiful wedding jewelry and accessories! I loved how it was all pulled together and photographed. Thank you for a wonderful article :)

    5 years ago

  • AutumnJo

    AutumnJo says:

    Gorgeous venue and wedding! I love the colors and Paloma's Nest ring bowls are seriously one of the best inventions ever! Congrats and best wishes on happy marriage :)

    5 years ago

  • jargonhead

    jargonhead says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the idea of having it at a vineyard. Thank you for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • hempcouture

    hempcouture says:

    gorgeous! Congratulations!

    5 years ago

  • Customfabricflowers1

    Customfabricflowers1 says:

    5 years ago

  • mudandtwig

    mudandtwig says:

    Congratulations on your marriage AND your article! Such gorgeous wedding great to see more and more people relying on etsy & local farmer's markets to buy gifts, furnish their homes, and embellish weddings! We're headed back in the right direction :) Wishing you continued happiness & success! xo-mud&twig

    5 years ago

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    5 years ago

  • LadyLuLus

    LadyLuLus says:

    Such a pretty/ romantic setting for a wedding! Congrats!

    5 years ago

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    5 years ago

  • martongriffith

    martongriffith says:

    you guys look so happy together, that's so nice to see. and i think that the idea of forgoing the normal wedding accessories for handmade items on Etsy is a really wonderful idea too. congratulations on marrying your best buddy, that's awesome!

    5 years ago

  • seafoamSAFARI

    seafoamSAFARI says:

    I love a good etsy wedding!!

    5 years ago

  • Suravi

    Suravi says:

    awwww! I love this story!

    5 years ago

  • ilikeitiloveit

    ilikeitiloveit says:

    What a wonderful article. Not only with weddings but with everything....I tell everyone there is nothing that can't be found on etsy. If you want it, it's probably there. May you have many happy years together.

    5 years ago

  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt says:

    Such a beautiful and creative wedding...sure to be remembered by all for years to come...

    5 years ago

  • glassgifts

    glassgifts says:

    I'd love to have another wedding ceremony so I can use ETSY this time! It's the Etsy way, isn't it? For all creative people who absolutely LOVE supporting other artists your wedding was the perfect venue to do so. I'm going to forward this to my friends too! Thank you for a wonderful story!

    5 years ago

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad says:

    another gorgeous wedding!! congrats!!

    5 years ago

  • JewelsbytheC

    JewelsbytheC says:

    Great photo of the two of you dancing...the happy couple! Congrats! Best wishes!

    5 years ago

  • NatalieBriggs

    NatalieBriggs says:

    Love the clutch purse!

    5 years ago

  • aquacitrine

    aquacitrine says:

    fabulous wedding! that sequined headband is so pretty :)

    5 years ago

  • volarevia

    volarevia says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your heartwarming story! Great picks, I love the wedding ring bearer and especially the photo bouquet. You just inspired me to put my mother's photo there. Although she can't be with me person, she is and will always be in my heart.

    5 years ago

  • paisleyandplaidpaper

    paisleyandplaidpaper says:

    I just loved your photos. They gave me such inspiration for designing new invitations and save-the-dates for my shop. Thank you so much for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • Abbystiques

    Abbystiques says:

    I love it! What a success story... what would we do without ETSY?! :)

    5 years ago

  • camilita

    camilita says:

    Never thought that you could have an "Etsy Wedding". Great!

    5 years ago

  • rocksamillion

    rocksamillion says:

    Very lovely! It was such fun to see all your choices!

    5 years ago

  • LoriCitsay

    LoriCitsay says:

    Great story! My daughter got engaged a month ago so I love seeing how other "real" brides have done it!

    5 years ago

  • jenAitchison

    jenAitchison says:

    Beautiful Wedding! I love outdoor weddings :)

    5 years ago

  • LKAdesign

    LKAdesign says:

    I LOVE the idea of a vineyard wedding! I also want my wedding to be outside...I wonder if it would work here in Greece........Thanks for the inspiration!

    5 years ago

  • CassiopiasCreations

    CassiopiasCreations says:

    Very stunning pictures & ideas! Congrats!

    5 years ago

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