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Handmade Weddings: A Simple Fairytale

Jul 19, 2010

by dorana

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I was never the little girl who ran around the house in tutus and tiaras, dreaming of my wedding day in great detail — no idyllic fairytale Cinderella wedding with glass slippers, horse-drawn carriages, or platinum wedding budgets. Instead, I dreamt of traveling to the places in my history and art books, experiencing the sights, tastes, and smells of exotic and faraway lands.

My new husband and I purchased our fixer-upper ranch in historic Mendham, NJ last summer. They say that if you can survive a do-it-yourself kitchen renovation, that you can survive anything! Just as we were preparing to move from the dungeon basement into our beautiful new home, we became tearfully engaged by nite-light, before the sunrise on a Sunday morning in November. We set a short engagement, which was announced hand-in-hand with our big move on a custom postcard by H20works. We then planned for a small intimate wedding, the day after Christmas, in the house that we made into a home.

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We knew the size and the budget, the rest I knew exactly where to find — and Etsy was my go-to. Knowing that we wanted very specific items, I ventured into the world of Alchemy to source custom pieces. Alchemy allows you to request items made to your specifications, provide pictures as examples, and propose your own price. Artists then bid on your request and provide you with the details, price and schedule to make your item.

For me, it all began with The Dress. Even before I had found the groom, I had found The Dress! Linda Mompalao of cybersewingfairy responded to my Alchemy request for my wedding dress and helped me design the perfect gown — combining two dresses that I had admired for years. The best part of getting a custom-made gown is that you’re not trying to fit into a dress on a rack — you’re getting a dress to fit you!

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For accessories, I went with family heirloom pieces. I wore my great-great aunt’s vintage yellow gold topaz calla lily earrings, the pearl and diamond necklace that my father gave to my mother for Christmas the year that I was born, and a beautiful bracelet from my stepmother.

 

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Along with Alchemy, we used the “Request Custom Item” option to create personalized pieces from some of our favorite sellers. I was most thankful for the gorgeous winter shawl that sheltered me from the rain, made to match my wedding gown by the very talented Maryum Karim of yarncoture. Our invitations by jerise helped set the perfect tone for our wedding. 

 

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The one thing I knew I wanted to splurge on was the flowers! I was thrilled when Diane Phillips of dkdesignshawaii agreed to make our bridal flowers. If you’ve never been awed by flowers before, you will be when you realize that her breathtaking arrangements are made of clay! Not only is her work gorgeous, but my bouquet looks as beautiful today as it did on our wedding day and the corsages and boutonnières are cherished keepsakes for our loved ones.

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Our guests were greeted by the welcoming signs created by Jennifer of FunkiFolkArt. These luminaries by Jessica Wolf of paperacorn were the most photographed item at our wedding!

Our short ceremony was conducted by our good friend and Todd’s bandmate from college who we had ordained to marry us. We stood at the archway of our brand new, beautiful kitchen, as I barely contained my tears of joy saying our traditional vows, Todd urging me to smile through my tears, in front of our closest friends and family, as our parents stood next to us.

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Roses have always been my favorite flower and we used an image of a single red rose and carried it through our decorations. I’ve always known Todd’s great appreciation for the art of letterpress and was delighted by the custom letterpress work created by Lisa Willis of missive. She created lovely coasters and place cards which doubled as recipe cards for our favors, tied by personalized ribbon from espritdejoie.

With just 25 guests we were able to spoil them with full size bottles of the traditional Puerto Rican coconut and rum eggnog called Coquito as our wedding favors! The bottles were labeled with custom bottle labels from tishtica.

After the ceremony, we treated our guests to a wonderful dinner at the historic Sammy’s Ye Old Cider Mill just down the street. I designed our centerpieces with red roses and white hydrangea over custom made white satin table runners by Teresa Swift of tsurfer. My best friend Heather Peterson, of fairyloreandmore, managed to complement them with the same red knot as my satin red strappy heels.

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Our cake was made by my devoted little sister and her new husband —  the custom cake toppers from Jennifer of TheLilDetails, were the stars of the show! Our guests were also delighted by the chocolate covered spoons for stirring their coffee by Nicole Varrenti of nikid.

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Even though our wedding was a small and intimate affair, we wanted to share our wedding with everyone!  We sent photo collage Thank You Cards by h20works with all the special details of our day. I also included custom monogrammed cards I made with the extra ribbon left over from the favors.

Even though I never grew up dreaming about a fantasy wedding, because of Etsy we were able to have the perfect wedding in our new home. Then we were also able to fulfill some other dreams of our own. In April we took a two week cruise out of Rome through the Mediterranean. It was like a dream — seven ports of call, four countries and three continents!

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We watched the sun rise and set over the Mediterranean, and toasted our love every night — no tiaras or glass slippers — but to our fairytale beginning.

Wedding photography by Stephen Shadrach. See more of Dorana and Todd’s wedding and honeymoon photos on Flickr.

About the author: Dorana, a.k.a. dorana and ddots, is a freelance writer, artist, and entrepreneur. Dorana runs a health and safety company, teaches families how to resuscitate their checkbooks as a wealth and money coach, and runs the site HandmadeRegistry. Mother to a houseful of senior pets including Lancelot, her 15 year old yellow lab, she loves scuba diving, crab legs, and curling up to watch Netflix with her husband, Todd, when they’re not renovating their new home in Mendham, NJ.

 

Have you been a part of any handmade weddings? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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369 comments

  • RainyPenguinVintage

    RainyPenguinVintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing! What a beautiful wedding! Jeanne RainyPenguinVintage

  • BragAboutIt

    BragAboutIt said 7 years ago

    Beautiful ! Congratulations :)

  • pileofstones

    pileofstones said 7 years ago

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing your wedding story and some of the prep details along the way. sue PileOfStones

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 7 years ago

    Pretty bride and beautiful wedding pics! I love the bouquet and the monogram dot note cards:)

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 7 years ago

    What a sweet story. I love all the items you got from Etsy!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 7 years ago

    Oh! So nice! Thank you for letting us come to your wedding! Best wishes to you both!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    So lovely! Best wishes to you both.

  • EverybodyElse

    EverybodyElse said 7 years ago

    Your wedding was beautiful! I love all the personal touches you were able to have made!

  • sajataeford2bd

    sajataeford2bd said 7 years ago

    Your wedding was so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  • LippincottSoapCo

    LippincottSoapCo said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding story! I wish you both happiness in your new life together!

  • luciamanila

    luciamanila said 7 years ago

    Best wishes, Dorana!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Fantastic! I love that photo of you in the dress with the snow, beautiful.

  • LunasaDesigns

    LunasaDesigns said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • LunasaDesigns

    LunasaDesigns said 7 years ago

    ♥I'm not trying to be a bratty jeweler here but I wanted to see the rings!! :)

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Congratulations to both of you.

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations and may you have a long and happy life together!

  • ExQuisiteInVitation

    ExQuisiteInVitation said 7 years ago

    This is surely in my top 10...beautiful and very personal.

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 7 years ago

    this was beautiful! i enjoyed reading it. I, too, had a handmade wedding: http://laralewis.blogspot.com/2010/07/our-woodland-garden-wedding.html :D

  • DeslynnWDesigns

    DeslynnWDesigns said 7 years ago

    Amazing story. Loving all that you got for your wedding. Wishing you the best. :)

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 7 years ago

    thank you!!!! What a wonderful Monday morning story...

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Love all the details of your wedding and I just love the bridal bouquet! Wish I had done something like that.

  • JulieMeyer

    JulieMeyer said 7 years ago

    Wow - were you really standing in snow in your wedding dress? Burrrrrrr. Lovely wedding.

  • 310jewelry

    310jewelry said 7 years ago

    Such a beautiful decadent wedding! I love the cream and red rose combo theme throughout the wedding! Congrats!

  • ShugaRose

    ShugaRose said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Gorgeous wedding! Love the clay flowers.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations you had a very beautiful wedding and the best part is that it was handmade something you all will remember for many many years to come and most of all you did it your way.

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique said 7 years ago

    A beautiful couple... Loved the wedding cake.. gorgeous.. hope it was tasty :)

  • circlesareforever

    circlesareforever said 7 years ago

    What a pretty bride she is :) I love her dress she is perfect in it.

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 7 years ago

    My entire wedding was handmade. All the way down to the veil and the centerpieces. I spent 7 months handmaking my wedding. It was the only way because I did not have too much to spend. I highly recommend doing it this way if you have the talent and the help.

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 7 years ago

    So GORGEOUS~thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us who make wedding items~ much happiness to both of you!

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 7 years ago

    everything was soooo perfect, BUT i can't get over that dress...so lovely & romantic, you look sooo wonderful...that was an alchemy order??? WOW!!!

  • CactusAndOlive

    CactusAndOlive said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! My wedding decor was almost all handmade http://cactusandolive.blogspot.com/2009/05/wedding-reception.html

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    beautiful!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing your story! Wish you happiness to both of you!:)

  • ukpinsandneedles

    ukpinsandneedles said 7 years ago

    such a nice post and great story! congrats on both your wedding and your lovely new house! :)

  • paperacorn

    paperacorn said 7 years ago

    Fabulous! Gorgeous couple, lovely wedding, and a sweet story! Paper Acorn is honored to have been part of your memorable Big Day. :0)

  • theeye

    theeye said 7 years ago

    the image in the snow is stunning

  • intherosegarden

    intherosegarden said 7 years ago

    This is a lovely story, thank you so much for sharing with us!

  • AppliedOptics

    AppliedOptics said 7 years ago

    This reminds of when my wife and I got married. Ours was handmade in many ways, also.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful article! I love the photo of you standing in the snow. :) May you have many years of happiness together~

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Wow-what a beautiful bride and great looking couple-nice article-such beautiful wedding items!! Congrats! That dress is incredibly beautiful!

  • sisustudios

    sisustudios said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Dorana! You did a great job writing about your Etsy wedding! I know everyone at More Meaningful Gifts is so excited for you!!

  • MeenzerMaedche

    MeenzerMaedche said 7 years ago

    Oh my Congrats to a beautiful wedding! I love this article. I had the same idea in finding everything for my wedding on Etsy to make everything one of a kind and unique and to surround myself with love, because all things made here have the artists love go into them. This is just such a perfect beautiful example.... Thank you for sharing!

  • MGMart

    MGMart said 7 years ago

    Congratulation! Loely story, thank you for sharing with us! xo Marianna

  • MGMart

    MGMart said 7 years ago

    sorry,I missed the letter 'v' :) I meant lovely story.

  • marinebiochic07

    marinebiochic07 said 7 years ago

    A gorgeous wedding Dorana! I'm so glad I was a part of it!

  • TwoKazoos

    TwoKazoos said 7 years ago

    I love all of it! Especially the pic of you in the snow. You are just beautiful and your dress is stunning. Congrats to you both!

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 7 years ago

    Congratulations to the newlyweds! What a beautiful story and beautiful wedding! More pictures please...

  • BeadedTreasurebySue

    BeadedTreasurebySue said 7 years ago

    Love the red and white! Congratulations!

  • goncarova

    goncarova said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations and Best Wishes to you both. -sb

  • Astrobogie

    Astrobogie said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful...I love the picture of you in the snow! Those were obviously the only cold feet you had!

  • vintagedazzle

    vintagedazzle said 7 years ago

    Wow, what a gorgeous wedding this must have been, and so unique! I love that so many of my threadmates at the MMG BNR made stuff for you. Best Wishes, Dorana!

  • brideblu

    brideblu said 7 years ago

    Amazing! The red and white color palette is absolutely stunning! Congrats :)

  • DCollinsDesigns

    DCollinsDesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! A very lovely story and amazing details by very talented Etsians! Love it!

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    oh i'm SOOOO excited! thank you all for your sweet words and congratulations - we couldn't have done it without all of you and our etsy community! YES YES it was an ALCHEMY DRESS! :o) isn't it spectacular!? here are more pictures from our wedding and our incredible honeymoon http://www.flickr.com/photos/dorana/ to read more about each project - http://doranadesign.blogspot.com/ todd and i want to thank etsy admin's alison and vanessa for all of their love and support and to everyone from the more meaningful gifts group - thank you for everything! siempre- dorana PS lunasa - the rings are on our flickr stream!

  • RopaSusia

    RopaSusia said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!! Congrats!

  • BlessedBeeApothecary

    BlessedBeeApothecary said 7 years ago

    just gorgeous, a lovely collection and article

  • irishdreamer

    irishdreamer said 7 years ago

    What a cute wedding! It's absolutely lovely. Some of your handmade ideas are so unique. I love it. (:

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    Wow, that bouquet is amazing! Congrats.

  • find4you

    find4you said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! It makes me wish I were just now getting married instead of celebrating 20 great years with my husband. I have a feeling you guys will still be happily going along twenty years from now...

  • dkdesignshawaii

    dkdesignshawaii said 7 years ago

    So AWESOME! So happy to be part of your wedding day!

  • yarncoture

    yarncoture said 7 years ago

    Wow Wow Wow!!!! I have to say that this was so special for me..to create that gorgeous wedding wrap for Dorana was truly an honor indeed! An Etsy Handmade Wedding put together by the wonderful friends that a person makes here on Etsy is truly something VERY special. Congrats Dorana & Todd...I wish you all the best! :)

  • EmbroiderybyLinda

    EmbroiderybyLinda said 7 years ago

    Wow, Your blog is beautiful as are all the item. I wish you all good things that life has to offer. Embroidery by Linda

  • murwati

    murwati said 7 years ago

    So wonderful...

  • OWDJewelry

    OWDJewelry said 7 years ago

    Congrats! An Etsy wedding to be proud of - LOVE your dress :)

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding! Thanks for sharing!

  • granmamimi

    granmamimi said 7 years ago

    That was a beautiful story and thank you for sharing all your special secrets (not anymore) to make your wedding special. Blessings for a beautiful life together!

  • PaintedHorse

    PaintedHorse said 7 years ago

    What a lovely wedding and sweet post. Thanks so much for letting us share your special, special day! Be happy - love each other...

  • snp320

    snp320 said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story =) My wedding is DIY as well and it's in December of 2011. Im so happy for the two of you and I wish you the best =) Aloha!! -Sue-

  • TessaKim

    TessaKim said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • espritdejoie

    espritdejoie said 7 years ago

    That pic of you in the snow is drop dead gorgeous, Dorana! What a lovely story. I am so pleased to have been a little part of this special day. Blessings! Carol

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 7 years ago

    Awesome wedding!!! Love every little detail. Thank you for making it an ETSY wedding:)

  • Xiefashionstudio

    Xiefashionstudio said 7 years ago

    Congrats!very nice wedding!!!

  • yarncoture

    yarncoture said 7 years ago

    Wow Wow Wow! This was truly very special indeed...I am just thrilled to have been a part of it! Congrats Dorana!

  • oatkacreekstudio

    oatkacreekstudio said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful story. Thank you for taking us on your jouney!!

  • prototypedesign

    prototypedesign said 7 years ago

    Congrats! You look stunning! And your wedding dress is simply beautiful!!!

  • TwoFondHearts

    TwoFondHearts said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful article...and if I were not long married already I would be inspired to make the same journey..you made your day truly about you. Congratulations and may you have a very happy life ahead!!

  • MiniCyn

    MiniCyn said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous couple :) Stunning event!

  • mindybanta

    mindybanta said 7 years ago

    So BEAUTIFUL!!! DORANA you are GORGEOUS!!!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    Best wishes for a beautiful married life from one NJ girl to another!!

  • ARTBYDONNAROSE

    ARTBYDONNAROSE said 7 years ago

    So very beautiful and love the way you wrote your article.

  • mbell34

    mbell34 said 7 years ago

    wow, beautiful!!!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 7 years ago

    Wow. Beautiful, and inspiring! Thanks for sharing your story~ Heidi

  • gingeraledesigns

    gingeraledesigns said 7 years ago

    this is so lovely. i love that laugh with the wrinkled nose!

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee said 7 years ago

    What a stunning and romantic wedding! Thank you for sharing! Such a gorgeous dress! Its all so inspiring! And I adore the decor you chose!! I love my brides to be! Some of my best customers and always the sweetest! http://www.ZenAndCoffee.etsy.com

  • niftyknits

    niftyknits said 7 years ago

    amazing - may your marriage be longlasting and equally magical!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

    very lovely... sending you both best wishes for a long and healthy life together!

  • rfnancy

    rfnancy said 7 years ago

    I just Loved reading your entire Story!! You looked Gorgeous!! Nancy

  • SnoozinSusan

    SnoozinSusan said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I love that you repeated the rose motif throughout-very simple and elegant! Congratulations! Susan

  • CrystalPearl

    CrystalPearl said 7 years ago

    You look absolutely stunning! Very best wishes to you both, from the UK.

  • ittybittybag

    ittybittybag said 7 years ago

    Very pretty! Congratulations! My best, Jen

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Your wedding dress, WOW! You looked so beautiful in it! Thanks for sharing. Take care of each other.

  • BridalBeads

    BridalBeads said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Thanks for letting us in on your special day!

  • HMCollections

    HMCollections said 7 years ago

    Great article, she has great taste.When I was about to get married 4 years ago I couldnt find a dress that I had liked so I decided to make one for myself, it took me 2 months to make it and everyone wanted to know where I gotton my dress I was soo proud that day and oh yea and my new husband too;) LOL

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    thank you so much for all of these amazing comments and congratulations! todd and i are enjoying them as we try to get some kind of work done today! LOL gingeraledesigns - THANK YOU! i cant believe etsy admin chose that picture - it's our very favorite! that was when i unveiled the surprise cake toppers from thelildetails.etsy.com :o) our very own wedding miniature yoda and chewbacca!

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    thank you so much everyone! todd and i are enjoying reading all these sweet congratulations as we try and get some kind of work done today! :o)

  • creationsbyeve

    creationsbyeve said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding!Congratsulations Dorana!

  • missalthea

    missalthea said 7 years ago

    These are so beautiful, thank you so much for sharing your special day.

  • katieflindall

    katieflindall said 7 years ago

    So wonderful! I love seeing the bride in the snow!

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 7 years ago

    what a beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing this special day :) So happy to see all the fun handmade goodies!

  • vintagemelody

    vintagemelody said 7 years ago

    It IS a 'fairy tale beginning'...congratulations!

  • vintagemelody

    vintagemelody said 7 years ago

    It IS a 'fairy tale beginning'! Congratulations!

  • liaison

    liaison said 7 years ago

    STRIKING.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 7 years ago

    awesome!

  • jensdreamdecor

    jensdreamdecor said 7 years ago

    what a beautiful wedding, love your photos!

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 7 years ago

    Just lovely!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    Absolutely lovely story! Well written and so charming. Love your bouquet - and clay flowers! I had to go check out the seller and now I have another favorite - flowers that last forever... ahhh. Thank you for sharing your wedding story with us. :)

  • TrickyBugPaperArt

    TrickyBugPaperArt said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding!! I've had the pleasure of being an Etsy customer of Dorana's, and her work is GORGEOUS!

  • cybersewingfairy

    cybersewingfairy said 7 years ago

    I may have made the dress, but you make the dress... beautiful! You're very special--- everyone who had a "hand" in your wedding is forever touched by you, too! Isn't it a lovely and serendipitous place, this Etsy! Thanks for your kind words and for so many laughs. See you soon! Love to You and Todd, Linda

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    i TOLD you all my dress was SPECTACULAR and it's all because of my very own cybersewingANGEL: LINDA! thank you linda for stopping by and for making all my dreams come true! siempre- dorana

  • SalvageNation

    SalvageNation said 7 years ago

    The most simple of things in life always hold the most beauty. What a wonderful story to share with all of us, may your life be filled with all types of wonderful stories and adventures.

  • scdesign

    scdesign said 7 years ago

    Just Gorgeous!

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 7 years ago

    Wow! Really lovely. So many talented artists on Etsy. Congratulations on your marriage!

  • Formations

    Formations said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. What a great way to support handmade.

  • SherriWeeseDesigns

    SherriWeeseDesigns said 7 years ago

    Fabulous!!

  • andra358

    andra358 said 7 years ago

    I love this - and I love Dorana! She is an excellent etsian and she manages a wonderful thread calle MMG. I am so glad I came across her and that she had a wonderful wedding!

  • BELLACOSAART

    BELLACOSAART said 7 years ago

    Everything is Gorgeous, I was honored to be a part. Fabulous job Dorana, we love you. xoxo

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 7 years ago

    Amazingly beautiful! I love the colours and styles

  • tomokotahara

    tomokotahara said 7 years ago

    Congrats Dorana!

  • nezoshop

    nezoshop said 7 years ago

    What a pretty wedding! Best wishes to you both.

  • ficklefaerie

    ficklefaerie said 7 years ago

    congratulations and great article! You looked beautiful on your wedding day :)

  • OfTheFountain

    OfTheFountain said 7 years ago

    Lovely! I like the idea of having a small wedding and being able to really spoil your guests without breaking the bank. :)

  • Tsurfer

    Tsurfer said 7 years ago

    I was so excited when I was ask to make the runners for the wedding. I'm even more excited that dorana's wedding made it on etsy.

  • MeMeBevsCreations

    MeMeBevsCreations said 7 years ago

    Absolutely stunning! You will carry these memories for a lifetime, congratulations.

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    :o( flora - so sorry to hear about your troubled transaction - not everything went as planned like every wedding, but make sure that you contact etsy admin about your experience - they are wonderful about trying to make it right and if you're looking for a reliable and SPECTACULAR dress maker in the new york area, i can whole-heartedly recommend my dress maker, linda mompalao from cybersewingfairy.etsy.com!

  • seiamicisandco

    seiamicisandco said 7 years ago

    Much happiness to you and Todd - you looked absolutely fabulous in your custom wedding dress! Thanks for sharing your story and all of those incredible Etsy sites with us. Best wishes to you both.

  • roseglen

    roseglen said 7 years ago

    Wow an amazing wedding, you look absolutely beautiful

  • missbrache

    missbrache said 7 years ago

    That cut on the neckline in the dress is soooooo stunning and flattering on you!

  • thirdwillowweddings

    thirdwillowweddings said 7 years ago

    So pretty, both you and your wedding! Thanks for sharing!

  • CrazyAngelArt

    CrazyAngelArt said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding...wonderful memories to last a lifetime....it's sooo much sweeter when you can do all the little things yourself....

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    thank you guys! SO overwhelmed! missbrache - i combined two dresses to design that one - that neckline and off shoulder combo is from the dress that mary jane wore in the spiderman 2 wedding!!! i've loved it for years and knew i wanted it for my wedding dress - see what etsy's fairy godmother's can do! here's a link to some of the pictures of that dress from the movie! http://doranadesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/dress-our-handmade-etsy-wedding-dorana.html

  • fairyloreandmore

    fairyloreandmore said 7 years ago

    Honey...I am so proud of you for making your dreams come true. From day 1 you wanted your handmade wedding to be featured on ETSY and now you have made it happen. I love all the photos, but that first one is my favorite. I can still hear Todd now..."Is that...Chewbacca and Yoda?" I love you both and was so privleged and honored to have been a part of your special day. Of all your special days actually. Looking forward to being a part of many more special days.

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 7 years ago

    Congrats :)

  • MissyKay625

    MissyKay625 said 7 years ago

    what a lovely article!! you look beautiful and we can see just how happy you two are!! Congratulations!

  • bagsnstuff

    bagsnstuff said 7 years ago

    Dorana -- your wedding story is beautiful and all the great photos... everything turned out so pretty.. best wishes to you both. Enjoy LIFE... SMILE & B happy

  • gardenleafdesign

    gardenleafdesign said 7 years ago

    Best wishes!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

  • porcelainlegend

    porcelainlegend said 7 years ago

    Sweet wedding.

  • nikid

    nikid said 7 years ago

    YEAH!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful feature!!!!!! Congratulations to Dorana and all the other wonderful Etsy shops that helped to make your wedding a special day!!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    beautiful bride! Best wishes to you!

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 7 years ago

    What a cute couple! Congrats you two!

  • kimberquinn

    kimberquinn said 7 years ago

    Beautiful i love your dress.Congrats to u both.Best wishes.:)

  • pworiginals

    pworiginals said 7 years ago

    This is a wonderful story and such an opportunity to feature some very talented Etsy artists!

  • mypaintedthings

    mypaintedthings said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful day! Everything is sweet and so perfect. You are very blessed:)

  • beadbeautyboutique

    beadbeautyboutique said 7 years ago

    This is a dream come true! and thank you for sharing Dorana. It's so nice to see many familiar shops that I have come to know here that you worked with. These are truly gifted and quality people, A+ all the way and here is the proof!!! Never wake up from your dreams;)

  • johnniebelinda

    johnniebelinda said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, and the wonderful etsy shops that made your wedding a handmade success

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 7 years ago

    congratulations and best wishes in everything!

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 7 years ago

    That is awesome, my wedding,long long time ago also was a hand made conducted by my parents and help from the neigbours but then we didn'thave Etsy to help us. It's a wonderful feeling, Congratulations

  • jubilee82

    jubilee82 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!! :D

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    Looks like such a beautiful wedding! Great color theme!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 7 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    ...you rock that gorgeous wedding dress! love the lacey sleeves & layered bodice...your feet in the snow is the best! happy wishes to you both...XO

  • H20works

    H20works said 7 years ago

    Dorana and Todd, what a great story, your wedding was like a fairytale! I loved reading through this! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your new beginning together, and for your friendship. ♥ Love, Kat

  • creativegatherings

    creativegatherings said 7 years ago

    Just a lovely story. Congratulations on starting a new life. Mia

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 7 years ago

    So beautiful, the dress, the flowers...everything!!! Thanks for sharing your story, best wishes!!!

  • ddots

    ddots said 7 years ago

    (dorana) good morning! thank you all for all the great comments and sweet congratulations through the night! make sure to take the time to visit the incredibly talented shops that helped make our wedding so special!

  • debs102

    debs102 said 7 years ago

    I had a handmade wedding myself in MAy and know how rewardign it can be - we had lots of cool items such as a button amd felt bouquet and button holes, handmade jewellery, handmade stationary, cake toppers and I made my own knitwear and spend 10 months re-building a vintage 50s dress - a labour of love. Congratulations on a stunning wedding and all the best for married life! Debs

  • gatheredcomforts

    gatheredcomforts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story, best wishes!!!

  • PictureItCreations

    PictureItCreations said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the idea of handmade events. It makes for a truly one-of-a-kind day and specifically made with the bride and groom in mind. Congratulations again! ~Taryn, PictureIt Creations

  • ArtBoxDesigns

    ArtBoxDesigns said 7 years ago

    Lovely Story!!!

  • chicalessia

    chicalessia said 7 years ago

    Very very nice!

  • loopinloop

    loopinloop said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful happy couple! Congratulations and I wish you a long happy life together! Thanks for believing and supporting artists like us!

  • KimballPrints

    KimballPrints said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • leftoverpresents

    leftoverpresents said 7 years ago

    I think I've just fallen in love with the red-and-white color scheme all over again. You and all the things you surrounded yourself with are incredibly beautiful. Your dress, particularly, is so well-suited to you I imagine you'd want to wear it every day!

  • ezrascousin

    ezrascousin said 7 years ago

    Simply gorgeous! Best to you both!

  • LookBackVintage

    LookBackVintage said 7 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading this! I love all the items you incorporated into your handmade wedding, but your dress and flowers are particularly spectacular! Best wishes for a beautiful life together!

  • Dryw

    Dryw said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!! The dress is awesome!

  • Studio30Creative1

    Studio30Creative1 said 7 years ago

    That's inspiring. You have beautiful taste - what a great example of using multiple artists and crafters to create one cohesive theme.

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 7 years ago

    Congrats guys!! beautiful!!

  • LoriCitsay

    LoriCitsay said 7 years ago

    Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 7 years ago

    Loved your dress..it seemed to combine a variety of styles. The clay flowers looked so natural...and you get to keep them forever. Your choice of items to complete your special day was exceptional.

  • ddots

    ddots said 7 years ago

    (dorana) good morning all! thank you again for taking the time to comment! lookbackvintage - omgosh YES i want to wear it everyday! we even lugged the dress and my flowers back to europe for our honeymoon hoping to take pictures in rome and the meditteranean... BUT that was when the volcano erupted and we were terrified that it would get ruined so we didnt get a chance to wear it again - but no worries - it's a gorgeous ivory and i plan on wearing it on many special occasions! :o)

  • ContraryMistressMary

    ContraryMistressMary said 7 years ago

    Lovely! I've forwarded this on to a friend who recently got engaged, I hope it helps them! Gorgeous wedding, fabulous details! --Mary Contrary Mistress Mary Vinyl & Vintage

  • YourBeeswax

    YourBeeswax said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your special day. Everything is very special; the thank you cards incorporating ribbon from favors are ideal.

  • thelittlebirdtoldme

    thelittlebirdtoldme said 7 years ago

    Lovely. I wish I had known about Etsy when I got married. Looks like so much fun to plan a wedding using Etsy shops. ♥

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome said 7 years ago

    I love this. Thank you for sharing.

  • avintagebride

    avintagebride said 7 years ago

    Lovely photos beautiful collection and gown!

  • LilacAve

    LilacAve said 7 years ago

    Dorana- Amazing and beautiful!!!

  • EssentialsbySondra

    EssentialsbySondra said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article, Beautiful!

  • JillsTreasureChest

    JillsTreasureChest said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous pictures and wonderful article. Etsy really does have everything!!!

  • jerise

    jerise said 7 years ago

    wonderful fairytale story, dorana! so happy to have been a part of it!!! you & todd are the CUTEST! :)

  • BejeweledArts

    BejeweledArts said 7 years ago

    Wow Dorana What a Lovely Story , Congrats thanks for sharing and You know we love you:-)

  • PaperUlixis

    PaperUlixis said 7 years ago

    *sigh* What a fairytale. And truly, an inspiration to anyone thinking of marriage, be it in the near or distant future.

  • Ulixis

    Ulixis said 7 years ago

    just wanted to thank Dorana for sharing - some really amazing shops featured in this stunning wedding!

  • UxCritter

    UxCritter said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on a perfect fairytale Handmade wedding with so many extremely talented Etsy artisans involved! What a terrific story and true inspiration to everyone buying and selling handmade. Congratulations again and thank you for sharing! BEST WISHES! *~*

  • kathystuffnmore

    kathystuffnmore said 7 years ago

    Lovely story. I am new to Etsy. My hubby and I were married in 2005 and our wedding was handmade too. But the difference: I did not know about Etsy and we did EVERYTHING ourselves! The invitations, silk flowers, table decor, hall decor, favors, thank yous. The only thing I did not attempt making my wedding gown and his wedding coat. We hired a very talented local seamstess/dressmaker for that. Our wedding was medieval celtic themed. :) Truly memorable for many reasons, especially the fact we had a hand in so much of it!

  • galla15

    galla15 said 7 years ago

    Amazing story, beautiful pics. Really nice article! Love it.

  • lindageez

    lindageez said 7 years ago

    Really nice article! Everything was beautiful and you look so happy! Enjoy the beginning of your new life together!

  • calamita

    calamita said 7 years ago

    that's so cute, that's really a wonderful wedding!! I loved the choice of Winter for your wedding it's great and more white! ^___- Kisses

  • ThisAndThatHandmade

    ThisAndThatHandmade said 7 years ago

    A very lovely and warm wedding! Thank you for sharing! www.thisandthathandmade.etsy.com

  • SimonDesigns

    SimonDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful , Love the cake. Just made new earrings and necklace for brides http://www.simondesigns.etsy.com

  • SimonDesigns

    SimonDesigns said 7 years ago

    beautiful cake. just made new white ivory jewelry set for brides http://www.simondesigns.etsy.com

  • LipStickWhiskey

    LipStickWhiskey said 7 years ago

    beautiful...

  • mohenz

    mohenz said 7 years ago

    Just beautiful! Hermosos detalles!

  • bridedesign

    bridedesign said 7 years ago

    Just gorgeous! So proud to be part of the Handmade Registry Dorana!

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode said 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous details to your beautiful wedding. Love that everything was handmade! Congratulations to you both, btw, your sister should have a cake shop!

  • ShopRedLeaf

    ShopRedLeaf said 7 years ago

    Wow, beautiful pics Dorana! Congratulations again on your beautiful handmade wedding!

  • TheInspiredNest

    TheInspiredNest said 7 years ago

    Hi Dorana! As a faithful member of the awesome handmade registry, you know how much I adore your wedding. <3 See you around etsy and handmade registry, two of my favorite places, and thanks for all you do! xoxo ~~Lynette

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 7 years ago

    Great Wedding! Wish you happy all the life.

  • duchessdesigns

    duchessdesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding, loved the dress. Congratulations on a gorgeous wedding

  • vikkipawlak

    vikkipawlak said 7 years ago

    I am a photographer and have done many weddings. The most beautiful to photograph, and stick with MY memories long after are the weddings that have the original, the handmade, the 'different' to them. Uniqueness goes a LONG way for weddings.

  • oceangirlcollection

    oceangirlcollection said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your very special wedding with us. I just loved your wedding dress, it really complimented you! And the picture if you standing in the snow with the red bouquet is my favorite...because it is so surreal yet natural. ~elke

  • amorevivo

    amorevivo said 7 years ago

    Hey!!!! Dorana, my 'ol MMG buddy!!!!!! Way to go, so cool to read about your vivacious, bubbly self, wedding and everything you do!!! Michele

  • SewHappybyJennie

    SewHappybyJennie said 7 years ago

    Such a beautiful story and you were a beautiful bride. Good to know that you can find so many talented people and personal items on ETSY. I will using your idea to help my sister with her wedding. God Bless. Jennie

  • jerise

    jerise said 7 years ago

    Dorana and Todd are the cutest ever! I was just looking at the beautiful "thank you" cards they sent out afterwards, too: gorgeous, & full of photos!

  • SnowWhiteStudio

    SnowWhiteStudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing your story!

  • maria99maria

    maria99maria said 7 years ago

    best wishes!!

  • weddingheaven

    weddingheaven said 7 years ago

    What a orgeous wedding~ Happiness joy and happiness!

  • elisawalshdesigns

    elisawalshdesigns said 7 years ago

    Your dress and bouquet are beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Meezette

    Meezette said 7 years ago

    Wow, I LOVE all of the handmade details that you incorperated into your wedding!!! I am getting married in 2 months, and am trying to add as many diy details as I can, including a beautiful custom made shawl from Etsy's own TickledPinkKnits

  • NatalieBriggs

    NatalieBriggs said 7 years ago

    Such a lovely wedding :)

  • creativebusybee

    creativebusybee said 7 years ago

    Love Weddings and yours was so cute and creative. Thanks for sharing.

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland said 7 years ago

    So beautiful! I love the flowers!

  • nikid2

    nikid2 said 7 years ago

    What a WONDERFUL feature! Dorana: You looked absolutely beautiful! Your wedding was awesome! Best luck to you!!

  • nikid2

    nikid2 said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful feature! Dorana you looked gorgeous! Your wedding was fantastic! My best to you always!

  • alliecatbeads

    alliecatbeads said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, so beautiful! {{echo echo}} but I had to say it anyway! :)

  • morgapayden

    morgapayden said 7 years ago

    How Beautiful! If only I knew about this site last year when I got married : ) I WOULD HAVE LOVED your flowers : )

  • GeeZees

    GeeZees said 7 years ago

    great article!! beautiful bride :)

  • Lawlessfairy

    Lawlessfairy said 7 years ago

    It`s wonderful ! Congratulations :)

  • artstudio

    artstudio said 7 years ago

    Wonderful and just beautiful!

  • aquacitrine

    aquacitrine said 7 years ago

    a wedding in snow... amazing! lovely pictures :)

  • dorana

    dorana said 7 years ago

    good morning all! :o) hope your weekend was full of sunshine and smiles - thank you for all of the great compliments, sweet messages and amazing convos! we are so thrilled to share our wedding with all of you! siempre- dorana

  • packratdiva

    packratdiva said 7 years ago

    Just beautiful! And amazing photos! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • hildes

    hildes said 7 years ago

    Beautiful winter wedding! Congrats :-)

  • buildforfun2007

    buildforfun2007 said 7 years ago

    what a sweet story..

  • Gallivants

    Gallivants said 7 years ago

    Can you please tell me about the centerpieces (i think) with the red roses, white hydrangea and what looks to b e stick with the ends glowing??? What is that pretty please??? Lovely ideas, all around!

  • MagpieJems

    MagpieJems said 7 years ago

    Absolutely Amazing, more fairytale than anyone could imagine, so unique and true to yourselves, I hope you are blessed with many many happy and healthy years together, and if you wish many children and may your god be with you where ever you are. Maggie

  • RocksandLydiaAnn

    RocksandLydiaAnn said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! It looked like the perfect wedding. I can't think of anything nicer than to have your wedding at the house that you built as a couple. Congrats!!!!

  • iWunder

    iWunder said 7 years ago

    beautiful pictures, great etsy buys for your handmade wedding!

  • nikid

    nikid said 7 years ago

    What an awesome feature!!!! These are great shops and I am honored to have been included!!!!

  • galla15

    galla15 said 7 years ago

    Amazing feature, wonderful idea. I love it.

  • thewickedwalrus

    thewickedwalrus said 7 years ago

    the Handmade Wedding is sooo inspiring it makes me wish I wasn't already Married!!!

  • OriginalsbyLauren

    OriginalsbyLauren said 7 years ago

    those spoons by nikid are wonderful, such a great idea

  • thecuriouscupcake

    thecuriouscupcake said 7 years ago

    I hope I'm lucky enough to be a part of something as amazing as this someday. What great items and an amazing feature!!

  • Jodaycraf

    Jodaycraf said 7 years ago

    I love your wonderful wedding and how you incorporated all the lovely ETSY items throughout the planning and executing process. Then, finally, the big day!! Oh, so gorgeous. What a happy Bride and Groom!

  • HiJinx

    HiJinx said 7 years ago

    Lovely feature and great pictures. I love the Rose Cards by BELLACOSAART.

  • MissKnits

    MissKnits said 7 years ago

    just gorgeous all the way around!!! beautiful! if i get married one day i would love to do an all etsy wedding! those rose cards by bellacosaart are just beautiful too by the way! ♥

  • azJude

    azJude said 7 years ago

    Awesome feature! The rose cards by Bellacosaart are so unique as well as beautiful!

  • joyfulartstudio

    joyfulartstudio said 7 years ago

    The ACEOs by Bellacosaart are so beautiful. What a wonderful wedding you had.

  • mountainhomepottery

    mountainhomepottery said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the rose cards by Bellacosaart...a frame-able work of art!

  • montezumamudd

    montezumamudd said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article. Congratulations!

  • montezumamudd

    montezumamudd said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article. Congratulations!

  • pworiginals

    pworiginals said 7 years ago

    I love the Etsy weddings, and yours was beautiful! Alot of talent shown here, including Bellacosaart's cards. Congrats!

  • JunebugGems

    JunebugGems said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations!

  • BigFatArtBarn

    BigFatArtBarn said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous wedding!

  • GreenhouseGlassworks

    GreenhouseGlassworks said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding and wonderful article! How amazing to have an Etsy wedding!

  • ses49

    ses49 said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Handmade makes everything so *personal*. All the best to you both!

  • basketsbyrose

    basketsbyrose said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding and story. The cards from Bellacosaart where the best!

  • BigFatArtBarn

    BigFatArtBarn said 7 years ago

    What an awesome feature!!!! These are great shops and I love Bellacosaart!

  • ArtistBeingHuman

    ArtistBeingHuman said 7 years ago

    So romantic! :)

  • CalistaCreations

    CalistaCreations said 7 years ago

    what a lovely wedding feature a lot of great shops too!!!

  • LorrisThings

    LorrisThings said 7 years ago

    Great article and wedding. Love the cards by Bellacosaart. I have a minature from her that is great.

  • shawnz

    shawnz said 7 years ago

    Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. The Bellascoart cards...love them!!!!

  • fuzzekinsphoto

    fuzzekinsphoto said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous dress!! Love the invites. Awesome photos. Congrats to you both. :D

  • LostRiverRags

    LostRiverRags said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful. I just love Bella's card. Gorgeous!

  • CreturFetur

    CreturFetur said 7 years ago

    Aww this is all adorable. :) I love handmade weddings, there's something so much more intimate and personal about them.

  • bnazar

    bnazar said 7 years ago

    Looks beautiful.

  • wyldcat

    wyldcat said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your special day

  • schoolgirlcrush

    schoolgirlcrush said 7 years ago

    so beautiful :)

  • michellesthisandthat

    michellesthisandthat said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding pics!!! Such great items and shops were incorperated into your day :o) I love the trend of more and more hand made items being used for special occasions.

  • PLBcrafter

    PLBcrafter said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! Congratulations on your wedding and on finding such great things for it on etsy! I think it makes it so much more special.

  • liquidsabre

    liquidsabre said 7 years ago

    awesome wedding congrats :O)

  • paratu

    paratu said 7 years ago

    Everything Etsy---yeah! I love Etsy and thank you for sharing your lovely love story!

  • Kokoba

    Kokoba said 7 years ago

    Everything is stunning! Though I can't imagine how you stood the cold long enough in that dress for a photo shoot. ;)

  • CamillesCloset

    CamillesCloset said 7 years ago

    Congrats Dorana and Todd what a beautiful wedding.

  • Crystalphotography

    Crystalphotography said 7 years ago

    Lovely! Thanks galla15 for sending me here!

  • NewCreatioNZ

    NewCreatioNZ said 7 years ago

    Wow - beautiful! Galla15 showed me this!

  • yespleasestudio

    yespleasestudio said 7 years ago

    Thank you Galla15 for sharing this great article with me! Very lovely wedding!

  • yespleasestudio

    yespleasestudio said 7 years ago

    What a lovely wedding! Thank you Galla15 for sharing this article with me!

  • yespleasestudio

    yespleasestudio said 7 years ago

    Oops, sorry, I didn't think my first comment posted! :(

  • DestinyPhoebe

    DestinyPhoebe said 7 years ago

    Thanks Marinebio for sending me this way - love this article!!

  • Toddletags

    Toddletags said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article, many thanks to Galla15 for sharing the link so I could enjoy it!

  • bountyofbeads

    bountyofbeads said 7 years ago

    This entire article is just phenominal. Galla15 sent me to this article and I am so glad that she did!!!

  • Toddletags

    Toddletags said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article! Many thanks to Galla15 for sharing the link with me.

  • BijiBijoux

    BijiBijoux said 7 years ago

    Thank you galla15 for inviting me to this artical! It's really an awesome artical!

  • TheEyeCandyBoutique

    TheEyeCandyBoutique said 7 years ago

    Galla15 showed me this article!!! so GREAT thanks!!

  • ferrytalesgifts

    ferrytalesgifts said 7 years ago

    Gala 15 showed me this article! What terrific ideas for a terrific wedding.

  • DailyThread

    DailyThread said 7 years ago

    I was sent here by Galla15. I love this article! I wish I had had a handmade wedding!

  • ferrytalesgifts

    ferrytalesgifts said 7 years ago

    Gala 15 showed me this article. What terrific ideas for an absolutely beautiful wedding. Congrats and best wishes.

  • TurtleXIII

    TurtleXIII said 7 years ago

    Thank you galla15 for sending me here. It's too late for my wedding, but my little sister will be getting married next year, so lots of ideas to use!!!

  • FirstLightGlass

    FirstLightGlass said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely story! What an amazing wedding!

  • kippyssomature

    kippyssomature said 7 years ago

    Lovely!1 sent here via marineBioChic!

  • QueenOfAllTrades

    QueenOfAllTrades said 7 years ago

    What a great story. Galla 15 sent me over here, I'm so glad she did. My Hubby and I are planning on having the family ceremony next year at some point, now I'll know where to look for the goods:)

  • myhandmadecrafts

    myhandmadecrafts said 7 years ago

    Great article! LOVE the handmade wedding items, especially the clay bouquet! So glad that Galla15 shared this fantastic article with me! :D

  • Giftbearer

    Giftbearer said 7 years ago

    Galla15 showed me this article! The bouquet is beautiful, and so is the little lighted tree, among other things! It's great to see people buying from Etsy sellers here to outfit their weddings! In case anyone would like to take a look; my Carmella Collection focuses on wedding jewelry. I've done a few wedding orders and would welcome more of them in the future! Looks like you had a blast!

  • araleling

    araleling said 7 years ago

    This is great! Thanks for sharing with me Galla15 =)

  • bnwcraft

    bnwcraft said 7 years ago

    Galla15 showed me this article..... This is interesting article.....

  • AngelasPaperArt

    AngelasPaperArt said 7 years ago

    Great article! There are so many beautiful items here. I'm glad that Galla15 told me about it.

  • crochetedbycharlene

    crochetedbycharlene said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding. Thanks Galla15 for sending me here to check out how lovely this turned out.

  • Sabtisdesigns

    Sabtisdesigns said 7 years ago

    Galaa15 sent me this link- love the pic in the snow- how classy and still earthy is that! Love it!

  • Bricheese

    Bricheese said 7 years ago

    Awesome article, Galla15 told me about it and shared the link for me to view it. I am getting married 10.10.10 and Etsy has been a huge inspiration for my own DIY/Handmade Wedding. I hope to have a feature of my wedding on Etsy too!!

  • Morelittletreasures

    Morelittletreasures said 7 years ago

    Galla15 sent me to take a look. Great stuff!!!

  • LyonsDenCreations

    LyonsDenCreations said 7 years ago

    Wow!! Thank you Galla15 for showing me this article!! I love the ideas in this article!! Beautiful wedding!!

  • RebeccaAnnCreations

    RebeccaAnnCreations said 7 years ago

    Bella sent me, Great article!

  • suppliesme

    suppliesme said 7 years ago

    wow lovely ... thanks to galla15 for pointing us in this direction...

  • julssewcrazy

    julssewcrazy said 7 years ago

    Dorana, this is so beautiful! Thank you, Marine, for sending me over here to read. It was so wonderful to see the happy couple and read about my wonderful friends and Etsians!

  • Linsthings

    Linsthings said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article,thanks to Galla15 for sharing the link

  • lindab142

    lindab142 said 7 years ago

    Galla15 sent me over to read this. There are so many talented Etsy creations. Congrats!

  • LoveNYarn

    LoveNYarn said 7 years ago

    Galla 15 gave me this link so I could re-read this wonderful story of the great talent of Etsians and how their work can be put together.

  • bytheway

    bytheway said 7 years ago

    Loved reading your wedding story! Thanks to Nikid for pointing me here :)

  • TheMudPlace

    TheMudPlace said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing this with me Nikid!

  • GlassRiverJewelry

    GlassRiverJewelry said 7 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful! Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • rebornasart

    rebornasart said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding! I loved this! Nicole, thanks for sharing!

  • leapinggazelle

    leapinggazelle said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • midnightcoiler

    midnightcoiler said 7 years ago

    Hi.. Great feature! Nikid asked me to come by, so here I am.

  • sewinggranny

    sewinggranny said 7 years ago

    Wow, what a gorgeous wedding and to think so much came from Etsy!! Thanks for sharing this with me Nikid!

  • YellowBugBoutique

    YellowBugBoutique said 7 years ago

    Nikid -thanks so much for the link to this feature- what a stunning wedding...the flowers are amazing!

  • nikhajewelry

    nikhajewelry said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful way to support handmade! Beautiful story and pics!

  • NorthStarJewelry

    NorthStarJewelry said 7 years ago

    All weddings should be this heartfelt, congratulations and best wishes!

  • SueRunyonDesigns

    SueRunyonDesigns said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • artsyfartsymemories

    artsyfartsymemories said 7 years ago

    thanks so much Nikid for pointing in the direstion of this AMAZING feature- loved all of it. It was a beautiful wedding!

  • Angelshair

    Angelshair said 7 years ago

    Amazing!!! Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • auntcindysattic

    auntcindysattic said 7 years ago

    Awesome wedding! If I were getting married again, I'd definitely find things here for it... and have you help! It looks like it was a beautiful day!

  • KeyElement

    KeyElement said 7 years ago

    what a lovely story!! I'm a little tearful now :)

  • Loustudio

    Loustudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful wedding and story!

  • jvdarcy

    jvdarcy said 7 years ago

    What lovely ideas! Excellent story and a lovely couple!

  • BeadandCraftSupplies

    BeadandCraftSupplies said 7 years ago

    Galla15 showed me this article. It's amazing! :) Very Cool Ideas!

  • Irishcolleen01

    Irishcolleen01 said 7 years ago

    Hi and congrats...Galla15 told me about this article and she was right...it is wonderful. Thank you!

  • IsabellesAttic

    IsabellesAttic said 7 years ago

    Such great wedding ideas....thanks Galla15 for telling me about this :o)

  • TheKraftRoom

    TheKraftRoom said 7 years ago

    Galla 15 told me about this article and it is very nice. I love it and congratulations!

  • KristynsKreations

    KristynsKreations said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! THANK YOU!!!

  • ecarlateboutique

    ecarlateboutique said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful wedding!! Thank you nikid for sharring it with me. Very inspirational

  • Maulani

    Maulani said 7 years ago

    Wow, Jodaycraf is right! Such a beautiful story and lovely wedding!

  • LindenAvenueDesigns

    LindenAvenueDesigns said 7 years ago

    What a gorgeous unique wedding!! Thanks a bunch nikid for sharing this article with me!

  • AStonesThrow

    AStonesThrow said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • EssentialsbySondra

    EssentialsbySondra said 7 years ago

    Awesome article and beautiful! Thank you Nikid for sending me here!

  • ZaftigDelights

    ZaftigDelights said 7 years ago

    Thanks Nikid for telling me about this cute story about this cute couple and their fabulous wedding!! Love it!!

  • HandPaintedPetals

    HandPaintedPetals said 7 years ago

    How much for to read about the wedding! I feel like I was there! Nikid suggested I stop by and check it out -- and I'm soooo glad she did. Thanks!

  • RitzeeRebel

    RitzeeRebel said 7 years ago

    Wow, this is great and what a fun story as well!

  • CircleANaturals

    CircleANaturals said 7 years ago

    I wish I had, had the chance to incorporate some of these ideas. Maybe when we hit 25 years, I'll make my husband do a vow renewal so I can get married again:) Marine sent me here for some great ideas.

  • lovefromamy

    lovefromamy said 7 years ago

    Galla15 told me about this article :) beautiful!

  • Lolailo

    Lolailo said 7 years ago

    Nikid, terrific!

  • monsterbugblankets

    monsterbugblankets said 7 years ago

    How sweet! What a lovely wedding--and lovely purchases to make your day special! :) (Wish there had been etsy back 14 yrs ago.....) Love that you used the chocolate spoons by nikid--her chocolates are to die for!!!! Nikid shared this story with me--and it is precious!

  • ziggyandfriends

    ziggyandfriends said 7 years ago

    Lovely feature!

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! (it is a great feature actually!)

  • Misspottery

    Misspottery said 7 years ago

    Lovely article! I really love nikid's dipping spoons! She did a great job.

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to take another peek here! Love this article!

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! Love seeing all the fun handmade-ness for this beautiful wedding!

  • LaughingFridge

    LaughingFridge said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! Love the pic of the bride in the snow; too late for cold feet!

  • BagOfTags

    BagOfTags said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, such a lovely article :)

  • OriginalsbyLauren

    OriginalsbyLauren said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 7 years ago

    wonderful! love the joy shared here! love the jessica wolf luminaries, too! woohoo!

  • Mymothersgarden

    Mymothersgarden said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful wedding feature! Nikid asked me to stop by and check out this beautiful wedding. :)

  • Mymothersgarden

    Mymothersgarden said 7 years ago

    Looks like it was a beautiful wedding! Nikid asked me to stop by and take a peek.

  • AccessoryLove

    AccessoryLove said 7 years ago

    Galla15 showed me this article! This wedding looking beautiful!!!

  • badcatjewelry

    badcatjewelry said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! THANK YOU!!!

  • Kirameku

    Kirameku said 7 years ago

    Congrats ! What an inspiring story ! Thanks Galla15 to have pointed that article out ! :D

  • efiwarsh

    efiwarsh said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! Thanks so much for sharing! What a beautiful wedding!

  • divinebeautification

    divinebeautification said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature! THANK YOU!!!

  • HeatherStrickland

    HeatherStrickland said 7 years ago

    nikid shared this link with me what a great feature.

  • ComeShopPinkLemonade

    ComeShopPinkLemonade said 7 years ago

    Jodaycraf sent me! Congratulations!

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 7 years ago

    Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 7 years ago

    I am posting this again, as I cannot see my last post:>) Nikid asked me to stop by, what a wonderful feature!

  • AhoyGraphics

    AhoyGraphics said 7 years ago

    What a lovely feature! Nikid shared this link with me :)

  • EnchantedDandelions

    EnchantedDandelions said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous wedding (and gorgeous bride)! All of the items featured are just fantastic! Thanks MarineBio for sharing the article with me!

  • YellowBugBoutique

    YellowBugBoutique said 7 years ago

    Nikid sent me to this wonderful article- thanks!

  • NannysRose

    NannysRose said 7 years ago

    This is beautiful. I actually first learned about Etsy on the offbeatbride website. I love personalized weddings. Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful items from Etsy shops!

  • aziedesigns

    aziedesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Galla15 showed me this post :)

  • artbylisak

    artbylisak said 7 years ago

    Jodaycraft Sent me :) Just beautiful :)

  • keepsmesane1972

    keepsmesane1972 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful..I wish I had had a handmade dress when I got married. Oh and Jodaycraf sent me

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 7 years ago

    SO so beautiful ! Be Happy together always !

  • twinklesummer

    twinklesummer said 7 years ago

    I like the cake!!

  • ile1974

    ile1974 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Happiness!!!

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    vintageartsupplies said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a modern day fairytale. HA HA Just joking or am I.

  • LilaClareJewelry

    LilaClareJewelry said 6 years ago

    How wonderful - - and so appropriate for this economy. More newly weds should learn from your adventure. May happiness always surround you two.

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    Knot2Shabby said 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful story and I absolutely love all the items you picked. They are all amazing! Best of Love and Happiness to you!

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