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East Side Bride is a writer/director who accidentally started blogging while she was planning her wedding. She quite enjoys telling other people what to do.

The truth is, no wedding can be categorized.

However, it doesn’t hurt to choose a few key words to inspire you during the planning. (Mine, I am slightly embarrassed to admit, were: Vintage, Recycled, Local, Organic, Handmade. Yes, I spent a lot of time on Etsy.)

Here are four easy styles to get you started.

 

Modern

[Clockwise, from top left: Pleated String Lights from PigeonToeCeramicsCanary Silk Organza Dress by LeanimalPersonalized Envelope Clutch from HarlexDecorative Figurines from thegoodmachinery. Find more modern pieces on Etsy.]

Who says you have to wear a white dress?

All that matters is that it fits. And that you feel amazing in it.

 

Romantic

[Clockwise, from top left: Garland Streamers from FleurLuxLace and Cotton Wedding Dress by LeanimalSparkle Tulle Shoe Clips by MignonnehandmadeYellow Gold Classic Band from Onestonenewyork. Find more romantic pieces on Etsy.]

If you are a girly girl, your wedding is your chance to go hog wild.

And even if you’re more of a tomboy, you might be surprised to find yourself donning lace. Why not?

Just be sure to add a few hard edges here and there to play against all that softness.

 

Glam

[Clockwise, from top left: Double Layer Tulle Headband by MyrakimThe Deneuve Cape by AlexandragreccoVintage Cocktail Glasses from Buysoldschool1950s Heels from ArtifactVintage. Find more glam pieces on Etsy.]

For one glorious day, you and your betrothed are the stars of the show.

Don’t be afraid to turn everything up a notch: the hair, the makeup, the vintage glassware.

 

Iconoclastic

[Clockwise, from top left: Long Tulle Bridal Skirt by KtjeanHand Carved Jackalope Stamp from ExtaseConjoined Twin Skull Ring from Bloodmilk. Find more iconoclastic pieces on Etsy.]

In weddings, as in life, there are no rules.

Get married in a skirt, if you like. Stamp a Jackalope on your invitations.

Do whatever makes you happy.

Are you getting the idea?

No matter what your style, do what makes you happy. Not your mother, not your mother-in-law, not your maid of honor. YOU.

And try to keep a little perspective. If the vintage leather dogwood brooches you spent eight months obsessively collecting for your bridespeople look wrong when you finally pin them on, it’s okay to nix them five minutes before the ceremony.

In the end, all that really matters is that you are married!

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East Side Bride is a writer and director who accidentally started blogging while she was planning her wedding. She quite enjoys telling other people what to do.

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  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens from VogueVixens says: Featured

    It's interesting to see so much individual style in weddings these days....the old rules are out the door. It must be so liberating but overwhelming to have so many choices. My 1965 small town wedding was so simple in comparison, but I did feel pretty in my Christian Dior wedding dress (sewn by my mother). It was one of the first patterns I sold here on Etsy, it was nice to be able to pass it on.

    2 years ago

  • hchildress12

    Holly Zarski from ZCreateDesign says: Featured

    It is so true that small details are what makes a difference! Rather than getting caught up in the trends, adding little touches that pull each of your personalities - together and separately - into the wedding will have everyone talking about your wedding day for years! Some people thought we were crazy for some of the things that we did - mustaches on a stick to name one! - and we keep hearing about how great of a day it was even a year later!

    2 years ago

  • thehappycouple

    Brianna from thehappycouple says: Featured

    I describe my wedding as a country farm lunch. It was casual, relaxed, small, and outdoors in my hometown were I felt most comfortable. We used a reproduction feedsack fabric and I'm not embarrassed to admit, I like a vintage vibe. Wedding can be so fun but so stressful, I think it's really important to do what makes you happy and focus on the things you'll care about long term.

    2 years ago

  • StuffByKim

    Kim from StuffByKim says:

    So true!! You must be true to your wishes in the end. I deal with ladies everyday who are looking for eco friendly wedding favors and I love it when they know what they want and they ask for it.

    2 years ago

  • VoleedeMoineaux

    Hillary De Moineaux from VoleedeMoineaux says:

    Love the yellow!

    2 years ago

  • thepressgang

    Leanne from thepressgang says:

    Beautiful collection of items.

    2 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie says:

    Beautiful!!! Love the canary yellow dress!

    2 years ago

  • VintageEyeFashion

    VintageEyeFashion from VintageEyeFashion says:

    So true that a little perspective goes a long way towards keeping your sanity!

    2 years ago

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign from AlisaDesign says:

    Amazing pictures!!!!

    2 years ago

  • FunFatale

    FunFatale from FunFatale says:

    I love BOHO style weddingsss..where you can find many designs at our shop...

    2 years ago

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate says:

    Great ideas!

    2 years ago

  • fantasygarden

    Anna Kikute from fantasygarden says:

    I love the idea with used tableware it would give more special feeling :)

    2 years ago

  • megk8199

    Megan Morris from MadebyMegShop says:

    Great post, beautiful collection of ideas. Personally, I don't think I have a style. If something speaks to me, I'll buy it and include it, regardless of whether it matches my "style" or not! :)

    2 years ago

  • stachebash

    Amanda Bowen from stachebash says:

    Love the yellow dress!

    2 years ago

  • VeiledIntensity

    Bethany from ParadoxicalPhoenix says:

    I did everything myself for my wedding. How else could I have had it exactly as I wanted? I made the invitations, designed the dresses (my mother made them to save me time), put together the bouquets, decorated the cake, etc... I sound like some crazy person who has to have everything just right, but I was totally fine with the minor imperfections that go along with trying to do everything. It was my mom and one of my bridesmaids who were crazy balls of stress!!! It came out very nicely. We rented four campsites right next to each other for the wedding and reception - $40 for the whole day, secluded from other campsites, and the prettiest location I could find anyways! The food was, uh, potluck. lol... That part might be slightly embarrassing. Then my mom asked the guests for help cleaning up after, which I wasn't expecting. The groomsmen should have been enough help. But I was gone by that time so I try to forget about it. :)

    2 years ago

  • FlowerThyme

    Kirsten Hausman from FlowerThyme says:

    Very true -- I think your wedding style should be inspired by you as a couple. There are too many cookie cutter weddings out there which is why I LOVE the brides that come my way, because I know they're doing their own thing :)

    2 years ago

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy from worksofwhimsy says:

    I guess I'm a romantic, because I love that lace wedding dress! It sure out classes the poofy early 90s dress I wore!

    2 years ago

  • SquirrelCrkCreations

    Lynn from SquirrelCrkCreations says:

    My wedding was romantic and very simple. 4 months from the moment we proposed to each other (yes we both took a knee and both got rings) to the moment we said "I do". It wasn't a shotgun wedding, just a short engagement. I bought a consignment dress, but my mom made a gorgeous blue sash to go around the middle. We got married in a chapel my mother-in-law owns so I got to do all the decorating myself. I even made my own bouquet. I wouldn't change anything if I had to do it again, because we made it our own in every way.

    2 years ago

  • thevicagirl

    VaLon Frandsen from thevicagirl says:

    I agree, my wedding is going to be a mix or so many styles, I can tell.

    2 years ago

  • PinesVintageClothing

    Pine from GoodOldVintageOnline says:

    ooo luv the romantic look

    2 years ago

  • AvianInspirations

    Ashley from AvianInspirations says:

    Iconoclastic wedding. love it!

    2 years ago

  • finehandmadeclothing

    finehandmadeclothing from finehandmadeclothing says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors

    2 years ago

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage from DecadesOfVintage says:

    i agree that any style can be fabuylous as long as it reflects you as a couple. great article

    2 years ago

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly says:

    I love the romantic and vintage and glam. Somehow I include them all in one shop and it works! I am all for your suggestion to go hog wild. There is one day you can go over the top, and why the heck not?!? Have fun with it. Be the star you envision. And celebrate with your mate, family and friends... whatever style you choose!

    2 years ago

  • KatrinMdmB

    Katrin mdmB from mdmButiik says:

    My fav is romantic, definately =) Lovely post!

    2 years ago

  • eversolovely

    Ever So Lovely from EverSoLovely says:

    Our favorite is Iconoclastic! Love all the colors you chose! Beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • TheInvintage

    Molly Green from TheInvintage says:

    Love the modern look.....who said a wedding can't be outrageous?

    2 years ago

  • MyEverAfter

    Liz B. from GossamerandQuill says:

    This is why I love designing for weddings! It's fascinating to me to see what inspires brides and what their sense of styles are when it comes to their wedding day.

    2 years ago

  • bodhiandlamb

    Raven from Heronandlamb says:

    I love the romantic and iconoclastic dresses!

    2 years ago

  • zelaya

    zelaya from zelaya says:

    Love this piece! Yes, the more of your personality that you put into a wedding, the more unique and unforgettable it will be..

    2 years ago

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens from VogueVixens says: Featured

    It's interesting to see so much individual style in weddings these days....the old rules are out the door. It must be so liberating but overwhelming to have so many choices. My 1965 small town wedding was so simple in comparison, but I did feel pretty in my Christian Dior wedding dress (sewn by my mother). It was one of the first patterns I sold here on Etsy, it was nice to be able to pass it on.

    2 years ago

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern from TresChicNmodern says:

    AWWW SUCH BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL WEDDING ITEMS!!!!!!!!!!! GOTTA LOVE VINTAGE!

    2 years ago

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom says:

    I definitely have a girly style...but I plan on having a lot of interesting quirky things at my wedding. For example, lots of seahorse things...lol.

    2 years ago

  • CornerChair

    Katie from CornerChair says:

    I had SO much fun planning my wedding! I was on Etsy a whole lot... the whole theme ended up being a vintage/natural/wood-sy style, complete with handmade banners and a photo area... the whole day was like a dream... :-)

    2 years ago

  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy from TheEverlastingPosy says:

    What a lovely dress in your romantic style!

    2 years ago

  • vintagefriends

    Melinda from vintagefriends says:

    This is very helpful! I just opened a Vintage Wedding section in my Etsy vintage fashion shop. I acquired a great collection of wedding dresses from the 50s - 80s, now being uploaded into my shop, and wasn't sure how to describe them!

    2 years ago

  • WhisperingOak

    Quality Handmade Items from WhisperingOak says:

    That white dress is lovely

    2 years ago

  • mariacruz3

    Maria Cruz from BabyLoveknitting says:

    Beautifull:)

    2 years ago

  • daileedose

    Christine from daileedose says:

    My fiance and I are planning to elope this September in Maine. It will be a fun, exciting, and relaxing way to celebrate becoming husband and wife the way that we want to, and without all of the stress of a large ceremony. Our wedding will be natural, romantic, and vintage inspired - and I plan on making some accessories myself, and purchasing the rest here on Etsy. :)

    2 years ago

  • YarnUiPhoneApp

    Mary Beth Klatt says:

    Not married at the moment...but I veer toward something romantic...definitely something homesewn and knitted (if there's time, but I've no idea). I probably wouldn't do the handknit shawl as so many brides do...I'd go with a vintage veil with some hand knit element or maybe hand knit or crochet the whole wedding dress (if there's time).....

    2 years ago

  • AtelierEdytaLoukia

    Edyta from AtelierEdytaLoukia says:

    Romantic lace dress...beautiful:)

    2 years ago

  • crochetbutterfly

    gulten E from crochetbutterfly says:

    love them!

    2 years ago

  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage says:

    beautiful lace dress!

    2 years ago

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry from jammerjewelry says:

    Wonderfully done congrats

    2 years ago

  • perebags

    Sarah from perebags says:

    Great post! Love the items!

    2 years ago

  • myrakim

    Myra Callan from myrakim says:

    Thank you, ESB!!!

    2 years ago

  • twigsprintstudio
  • fapbanana

    fapbanana says:

    o_O Unique does not equal iconoclastic...

    2 years ago

  • peacesofindigo

    Dawanna Young from peacesofindigo says:

    Beautiful~ Love the romantic choices.

    2 years ago

  • Blairgbob

    www.BlairBarbour.com from BlairBarbour says:

    All about environment friendly! Love your suggestions!

    2 years ago

  • goodbeads

    goodbeads from goodbeads says:

    So cool.

    2 years ago

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage from dreamyvintage says:

    so pretty! LOVE your picks :)

    2 years ago

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    Nicola Hart from StarlightSilverUK says:

    Fabulosity at it's finest. You had me at "Iconoclastic" <3

    2 years ago

  • styleforlife

    Emily from styleforlife says:

    SOOOOO Pretty.....love this post. XXXX to you! EL Vintage

    2 years ago

  • BellaEpoca

    BellaEpoca from BellaEpoca says:

    Love how that little pouf clip adds such a sweet romantic look to those already sexy purple pumps! Wonder if it will do the same for my tennis shoes?? Something new to try...

    2 years ago

  • Mandyoo

    Mandy from PetalGem says:

    I love the romantic and glam looks, beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy says:

    Fun to see the different styles! Thanks for an entertaining article!

    2 years ago

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    Krista from TheBeadtriss says:

    Fun post! Thanks, ~KK~

    2 years ago

  • lillebeart

    Amy from lillebeart says:

    Thanks to Etsy, connecting brides to more personal choices makes it so much easier to get what you want. Buying handmade makes the labour of love all the more unique to oneself. I got married before Esty and we were a 90% handmade wedding, it would have been 99% if Etsy existed!!! Cheers

    2 years ago

  • WayfarerShop

    Wayfarer from WayfarerShop says:

    Great Ideas!! I love it!

    2 years ago

  • bedouin

    bedouin from bedouin says:

    Beautiful and beyond ! dreamy all around ~

    2 years ago

  • WoodlandBelle

    WoodlandBelle from WoodlandBelle says:

    What about woodland?! I love a rustic, nature-inspired wedding....

    2 years ago

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket says:

    I love all the ideas! Thanks for sharing with us.

    2 years ago

  • pheiser

    BigFish from PennsylvaniaPastimes says:

    Great read and insightful. Thank you!!!

    2 years ago

  • GRANDto

    Gülşah Sema Atabek from GRANDto says:

    LOVE THEM:) Beautiful!

    2 years ago

  • lensedaft

    lindsay lindsay from ThePaisleyWindowpane says:

    love ESB! wedding bible.

    2 years ago

  • PopLoveCouture

    Shai Wallach from PopLoveCouture says:

    I have no idea what I'd choose. To be honest, I think that most people are a mix of all of these different styles. I guess that our wedding style is more of an eclectic mix of everything here - and a little more!

    2 years ago

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    Nicole Nicoletta from MintMarbles says:

    gorgeous finds!

    2 years ago

  • laralewis

    Laurie Lewis from ShopHedgerowRose says:

    I don't think I could choose just one of these styles because they're all so wonderful!

    2 years ago

  • WhitePoppyBridal

    Sharon and Michelle from WhitePoppyBridal says:

    Great post and so very true! For those of us who have already walked down the aisle, most of us would agree that we wished we'd just done things to please ourselves, not others. Way to go modern Brides!

    2 years ago

  • MishaGirl

    Michelle from MishaGirl says:

    If I had it to do all over again I'd go for a Modern wanna-be Glam sorta wedding with hints of Romanitic. So when it comes down to it, I'm totally iconoclastic. LOL- nothing' s changed ;-)

    2 years ago

  • escapist6

    Paulette Brown from escapist6 says:

    I like the romantic look...mixed with iconoclastic. This was a great read.

    2 years ago

  • noemiah

    Noémie Vaillancourt from noemiah says:

    Very interesting, great selection.

    2 years ago

  • gypsumrose

    Levi Emerson from gypsumrose says:

    i love the modern collection :) very, very, in love with yellow wedding gowns!

    2 years ago

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations says:

    Great finds! I'm a mix of romantic and glam, but I'll gladly take that skull ring to mix things up and throw people off. ;)

    2 years ago

  • VelvetRevived

    VelvetRevived from VelvetRevived says:

    LOVE this part of the piece "No matter what your style, do what makes you happy. Not your mother, not your mother-in-law, not your maid of honor. YOU." They have had or will have or won't have their own. This one is YOURS!! Do what makes you and your beloved happy! We had 35 people, at night, in the garden of an historical house, with our best man as our only attendant, on a Thursday, with a tea as the reception, set up and took everything down ourselves before and after and were back in our apartment by midnight! Small but magical and just what we wanted. I wouldn't have changed a thing!

    2 years ago

  • QueenofCuffs

    mary from QueenofCuffs says:

    Great article - I love a wedding that is unique - not neurotic detail unique - but individual and true. Can’t help loving the vintage ones though !! (Have to admit I had to look up the exact definition of ‘Iconoclastic’ !!)

    2 years ago

  • bittergrain

    bittergrain from bittergrain says:

    Me and my sister was talking about her ideal wedding, this is absolutely what she want and love I think, so happy to get inspiration at here !!! I think we both love the idea of modern wedding with some retro details, simple but sophisticate, stylish but not over decorate. ;-)

    2 years ago

  • Stephaniemakesall

    Steph from OneStitchDesigns says:

    True, you shouldn't even try to categorize a wedding, and it doesn't have to be perfect.

    2 years ago

  • HandmadeIsAllAround
  • grandmae1

    Ellen says:

    I loved the dresses! There was not that much iconoclastic in that brief section,however, with the exception of the ring.I can not believe that anyone would use that as a wedding ring. Afraid I agree with Fapbanana, unique would have been a better choice of words.

    2 years ago

  • hchildress12

    Holly Zarski from ZCreateDesign says: Featured

    It is so true that small details are what makes a difference! Rather than getting caught up in the trends, adding little touches that pull each of your personalities - together and separately - into the wedding will have everyone talking about your wedding day for years! Some people thought we were crazy for some of the things that we did - mustaches on a stick to name one! - and we keep hearing about how great of a day it was even a year later!

    2 years ago

  • SimplySleek

    SimplySleek from SimplySleek says:

    Very insightful! Thank you.

    2 years ago

  • Aboli

    Aboli from FolkStroke says:

    Great article! Everything is beautiful about wedding! But most precious are the memories to be cherished for life! Very true, "In the end, all that really matters is that you are married!" Go girls! Whichever style you choose, you are the star! Aboli :)

    2 years ago

  • Aboli

    Aboli from FolkStroke says:

    Great article! Everything is beautiful in the wedding no matter what style you choose. But most precious are the memories to be cherished for life! Very true "In the end, all that really matters is that you are married!" Aboli

    2 years ago

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine says:

    Beautiful choices. I'd love to have a romantic wedding. . .

    2 years ago

  • eeekdesigns

    Evelynne K from eeekdesigns says:

    Weddings styles have stayed the same for so long! Its great that we can sway from the 'norm" and not being shocking, out of the box ideas are so great and unexpected, I think its all about the element of surprise! I love brides they are the most inspiring customers!!!

    2 years ago

  • EnterpriseAmericana

    Enterprise Americana from EnterpriseAmericana says:

    I think the skull ring from Bloodmilk is fabulous. Just a splash of drama.

    2 years ago

  • SomsStudio

    Som from SomsStudio says:

    You are so true to say that "... no wedding can be categorized." :) Every Bride is different and there is really no 'should' and 'should not'. I say, do what your heart says for your big day!!

    2 years ago

  • Isabeau

    Keren from KerensJewelry says:

    I went for Romantic, but there are so many choices today, it's possibly to mix and match them to create something unique to every bride. Loved the post!

    2 years ago

  • marrymerosie

    Caitlin Newkerk from marrymerosie says:

    Just getting married last May really changed my perspective on weddings! I never thought I'd be the DIY everything bride but turns out she was clawing her way out of me... I gave in. We made our invitations, place cards, table numbers, pinwheels for the yard, paper garlands, guest book post cards, bunting for the bar, props and the backdrop for our photo booth, and all of our flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, pew ties, arches, table decor - all of it) were handmade out of paper. It was crazy. I spent 8 very, very short months working to make everything exactly how WE wanted it and we are still getting compliments! Now I make things for other brides and sell the same things we had at our wedding and more in my Etsy shop. Weddings change everything!

    2 years ago

  • butterflykisscrochet

    Kimberlyna from butterflykisscrochet says:

    Such great easy idea's provided here on Etsy. Just click find supply items and wham, you win! Or with the lovely photography already made items ready for purchse gives you new perspective! Love it!!!!! Check out my lovely Rolled Fabric Flower Fascinators and get some more additions to make that day perfect!!! :)

    2 years ago

  • DiscordVintage

    Discord Vintage from DiscordVintage says:

    Definitely darkly romantic - some great items here.

    2 years ago

  • artangel

    Angie from artangel says:

    Beautiful photos! I love slightly quirky weddings - every wedding should be as individual as the couple :)

    2 years ago

  • amaretto

    Catherine from amaretto says:

    I want to do my wedding day again. (with the same groom of course!!!)

    2 years ago

  • ErikaPrice

    Erika from ErikaPrice says:

    Ah, brings back some wonderful memories! I'm definitely a romantic girl, but love all the themes here!

    2 years ago

  • Buniquegift

    Samantha Jones says:

    Hi interesting read:) currently deciding what we want for our wedding day! we want to do it all our self s so its personnel, wow tell you what ladies its a lot of work!! xx

    2 years ago

  • vKnit

    vKnit from vKnit says:

    Beautiful and inspiring collections! Thank you for sharing :)

    2 years ago

  • tinasway

    Christina Cassidy from tinaswaycrochet says:

    great info...thanks...because Iam in the coastal area Beach weddings are 1st choice in our area. The romantic style would be used the most.

    2 years ago

  • PalomaAccessories

    Kelly from PalomaAccessories says:

    Beautiful pictures! Lindas fotos!

    2 years ago

  • monikamonroe

    Monika Monroe from MomoRadRose says:

    So inspiring, the lace dress from the romantic look, it's incredible!!!

    2 years ago

  • labellefairy

    labellefairy from LaBelleFairy says:

    Lovely story!

    2 years ago

  • CoolVintage

    CoolVintage from CoolVintage says:

    Hey, what about Steam Punk and Industrial :~) ? I haven't seen those two represented though some of my customers did incredible job with their Steam Punk weddings.

    2 years ago

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ says:

    Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    2 years ago

  • serasijewelry

    Rosa Czarnomski from SerasiJewelry says:

    It's beautiful! I would love to see whimsical wedding ideas.

    2 years ago

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush says:

    Gorgeous! Every one of them! ..I can never get enough weddings!

    2 years ago

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage says:

    Glam, that's me! Great post.

    2 years ago

  • babbje

    Jennifer Babb says:

    Where did you get that mirror in the top picture? I want to use something like that for my wedding, we are having an Alice in Wonderland theme, and that would be great! Thank you Jenn

    2 years ago

  • coragene

    Cora from coragene says:

    Lovely! Inspirational as i look forward to planing my own wedding!

    2 years ago

  • pulloverthecar

    Pull Over The Car Vintage from pulloverthecar says:

    I love a little color at weddings. And of course, featuring anything vintage (cake stands, decor, even the dress) is a plus for me!

    2 years ago

  • rivahside

    rivahside says:

    Beautiful choices. I especially love the wedding dress featured in the romantic section. From reading many blogs before this one it seems that many Etsy brides design their own weddings. How refreshing! I think that's the best kind of wedding-even if it takes more time and effort.

    2 years ago

  • LucyWayne

    Lucy Wayne from LucyWayne says:

    Gorgeous article and items.......love the lace dress! ; )

    2 years ago

  • BGBJewelry

    BGBJewelry from BGBJewelry says:

    beautiful themes and pictures, I love everything wedding no matter what the style, it's a party!

    2 years ago

  • awkward

    awkward from awkward says:

    the long tulle bridal skirt is stunning! the styling of that photo is amazing, too. :)

    2 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery says:

    Love the iconoclastic picks, why not be different!

    2 years ago

  • GingerPeachyKids

    Lauren from GingerPeachyKids says:

    Love the Romantic! Great post!

    2 years ago

  • luxlunae

    Grace Townsend from luxlunae says:

    Mine is going to be vintage carnival in my dads backyard. We are going to have games and a big huge curtain to walk through before going down the isle. I always knew I'd be a diy bride, but I never knew that so much of my family was so materialistic and that they'd have a problem with handmade signs and a self made button bouquet, let alone literally every thing else that I did by hand. But I'm going to blow them away. They will see!

    2 years ago

  • jbeaudet

    Jennifer Beaudet from JBeaudetStudios says:

    Love this! I'm definitely a romantic bride with a little vintage touch.

    2 years ago

  • KetuvKetubah

    Ketuv Ketubah from KetuvKetubah says:

    A refreshing look at styles! We'd love to pair a ketubah or piece of art for vows with each of these...our artists definitely fit in stylistically with these genres.

    2 years ago

  • thehappycouple

    Brianna from thehappycouple says: Featured

    I describe my wedding as a country farm lunch. It was casual, relaxed, small, and outdoors in my hometown were I felt most comfortable. We used a reproduction feedsack fabric and I'm not embarrassed to admit, I like a vintage vibe. Wedding can be so fun but so stressful, I think it's really important to do what makes you happy and focus on the things you'll care about long term.

    2 years ago

  • avintagerealm

    Melinda from avintagerealm says:

    The romantic style wedding pics are absolutely gorgeous. Running to unearth my old copies of Romantic Home ;)

    2 years ago

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr from bazketmakr says:

    great styles, all! You are right, do what feels right, and not what everyone else thinks you should!

    2 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth says:

    Mine was a Ranch Style. Romantic, Rustic, Perfect. ♥♥♥

    2 years ago

  • ShiningW

    Marsha Shining Woman says:

    Daughter took after me w/ her crafts & sewing as well as fiber art. Her adult daughter does too. Love the breakout from traditional & recycling & making weddings more personal! Love your stuff! I am a GreatGrandma that still does the homemade gifts thing.

    2 years ago

  • TotallyCherished

    Michelle Smithson from TotallyCherished says:

    I got married last year and had a scrap book full of things I loved. It made it easier when picking out flowers and dresses etc and is a great keepsake that I enjoy flicking through when I get chance :) Love the fact that brides are turning to handmade items to give their wedding a totally unique edge :)

    2 years ago

  • hozzlebozzle

    Caitlin Christiana from hozzlebozzle says:

    I hope to aim for Romantically Iconoclastic!

    2 years ago

  • harlex

    harlex from harlex says:

    thanks for featuring my leather envelope clutch

    2 years ago

  • CelibelleQc

    Céline and Isabelle Laporte from CelibelleQc says:

    My wedding was a mix of many styles, but it was completely me and my husband. I too did pretty much everything, because I felt uncomfortable with the other options offered to me. The best compliment I got on my wedding day? "Aw! It's so Isabelle!" :)

    2 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    Cherie Killilea from StudioCherie says:

    I have found that Etsy brides know what they want, have their own style, and are wonderful to work with.

    2 years ago

  • lacealace

    Andrea Lace from AndreaLace says:

    I am planning my wedding now for this September. Growing up, my parents were really poor and they used things like old wooden crates and found wooden ice boxes as furniture in our home. That antique vintage feel has been in my life as long as I can remember and it's all still there today. I"m greatful that today this feel is easily found and is so meaningful.

    2 years ago

  • norayolanda

    Yolanda from YMBlueOriginals says:

    Beautiful ideas to suit all..... Great work!

    2 years ago

  • MasonRabbitsPaperie

    Ashley from MasonRabbitsPaperie says:

    Your wedding is the greatest party you'll ever throw!

    2 years ago

  • PomLove

    Kirsten Hadley from PomLove says:

    just gorgeous. i'll be passing this on to my wedding-planning friends!

    2 years ago

  • ArtifactVintage

    Rebecca Washecheck from ArtifactVintage says:

    I love how individual, self-expressive, and festive weddings are these days. I carry a range of styles from the traditional to the edgy, and have been fascinated by what's sold the quickest and the best--wonderful pinks, unusual necklines, fun tiered tulle confections. It's nice to see weddings going back to their roots and becoming celebrations again!

    2 years ago

  • marieowltoinette

    Marie Owltoinette from marieowltoinette says:

    The "Romantic" style is GORGEOUS! And the mirror in the first picture? Stunning! It's definitely one of the most beautiful and unique mirrors I've ever seen!

    2 years ago

  • yqsl66

    Ada Ada from idajewelry66 says:

    Love this!gorgeous finds!!!

    2 years ago

  • veryveraventage

    Vera Hall from veryveraventage says:

    You are so right about your wedding being only for you and your fiance'. My daughter and her husband had a Roman themed wedding. She was carried down the aisle by 4 toga clad groomsmen in a curtain draped carrier (litter). Her husband also wore a toga as well as the officiente. The bridesmaids wore red gowns with a short toga over their shoulders and no shoes. In lieu of a bouquet, the bridesmaids strew rose petals in her path. The guests threw packets of lavendar and cooled off with hand-made fans that looked like palm leaves. It was very beautiful and very unique. Oh yes it was held in an outside arena. Beautiful.

    2 years ago

  • VidaDoce

    Allegra Pelletier from VidaDoce says:

    I love the romantic. That dress is amazing!!

    2 years ago

  • TheScarletSageTree

    Suzanne Furtado from TheScarletSageTree says:

    Thanks for sharing, I love the Modern theme you've put together, seconded by the Iconoclastic one - the latter's very interesting - wonder what designs would fit the iconoclastic wedding in my shops? I absolutely second your advice to just do what makes one happy, a wedding is first, and last, about the couple - and very often they need to be reminded of it as it's so easy to end up trying to please everyone who's involved. For my wedding, I wanted to have a wedding gown with floral embroidery on the skirt and bodice, in shades of red, green and brown - but I was very hesitant as it was so non-traditional, especially here in India where offbeat weddings are a long way coming yet. But my darling Mom, and I do love her so for this, told me - If it's what you want, go ahead, it's YOUR day.

    2 years ago

  • deepblue22at

    Liliana Penelope from PenelopeHandmade says:

    I like the idea of freedom of chosing your style, your wedding day should express who you really are as a couple, and Romantic is not the default style for everyone. Don't be afraid and look for the style/dress/decoration/cake/location you really like, always!

    2 years ago

  • paperpeardesign

    paperpeardesign from paperpeardesign says:

    Weddings are a chance like no other to express the personality of the young couple (mostly the bride!) and it's great to see the old traditions being challenged by more expressive styles. Man I love weddings - I want mine again!

    2 years ago

  • jess2712

    Jessica Harrington from WeddingSavetheDates says:

    Great post. I'd call mine, handmade, vintage and lacy!

    2 years ago

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    Gabrielle Knight from RuffleNBustle says:

    Amazing products!

    2 years ago

  • sarahkaydesign

    Sarah Lucero from sarahkaydesign says:

    This is great! And so helpful for wedding vendors. When a bride knows what style she is going for, all of the details can fall into place easier.

    1 year ago