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Feb 28, 2012

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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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3 Featured Comments

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens from VogueVixens said 4 years ago 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.

  • hchildress12

    Holly and John from ZCreateDesign said 4 years ago 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!

  • thehappycouple

    Brianna from thehappycouple said 4 years ago 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.

141 comments

  • StuffByKim

    Kim from StuffByKim said 4 years ago

    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.

  • VoleedeMoineaux

    Hillary De Moineaux from VoleedeMoineaux said 4 years ago

    Love the yellow!

  • thepressgang

    Leanne from thepressgang said 4 years ago

    Beautiful collection of items.

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Love the canary yellow dress!

  • VintageEyeFashion

    VintageEyeFashion from VintageEyeFashion said 4 years ago

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

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Amazing pictures!!!!

  • FunFatale

    FunFatale from FunFatale said 4 years ago

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

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 4 years ago

    Great ideas!

  • fantasygarden

    Anna Kikute from fantasygarden said 4 years ago

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

  • megk8199

    Megan Morris from MadebyMegShop said 4 years ago

    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! :)

  • stachebash

    Amanda Bowen from stachebash said 4 years ago

    Love the yellow dress!

  • VeiledIntensity

    Bethany from ParadoxicalPhoenix said 4 years ago

    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. :)

  • FlowerThyme

    Kirsten Hausman from FlowerThyme said 4 years ago

    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 :)

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy from worksofwhimsy said 4 years ago

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

  • SquirrelCrkCreations

    Squirrel Creek Creations, LLC from SquirrelCrkCreations said 4 years ago

    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.

  • thevicagirl

    VaLon Frandsen from thevicagirl said 4 years ago

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

  • PinesVintageClothing

    Pine from GoodOldVintageOnline said 4 years ago

    ooo luv the romantic look

  • AvianInspirations

    Ashley from AvianInspirations said 4 years ago

    Iconoclastic wedding. love it!

  • finehandmadeclothing

    finehandmadeclothing from finehandmadeclothing said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage from DecadesOfVintage said 4 years ago

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

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 4 years ago

    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!

  • KatrinMdmB

    Katrin mdmB from mdmButiik said 4 years ago

    My fav is romantic, definately =) Lovely post!

  • eversolovely

    Ever So Lovely from EverSoLovely said 4 years ago

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

  • TheInvintage

    Molly Green from TheInvintage said 4 years ago

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

  • MyEverAfter

    Liz B. from GossamerandQuill said 4 years ago

    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.

  • bodhiandlamb

    Raven from Heronandlamb said 4 years ago

    I love the romantic and iconoclastic dresses!

  • zelaya

    zelaya from zelaya said 4 years ago

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

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens from VogueVixens said 4 years ago 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.

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern from TresChicNmodern said 4 years ago

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

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom said 4 years ago

    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.

  • CornerChair

    Katie from CornerChair said 4 years ago

    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... :-)

  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy from TheEverlastingPosy said 4 years ago

    What a lovely dress in your romantic style!

  • vintagefriends

    Melinda from vintagefriends said 4 years ago

    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!

  • WhisperingOak

    Quality Handmade Items from WhisperingOak said 4 years ago

    That white dress is lovely

  • mariacruz3

    Maria Cruz from BabyLoveknitting said 4 years ago

    Beautifull:)

  • daileedose

    Christine from daileedose said 4 years ago

    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. :)

  • YarnUiPhoneApp

    Mary Beth Klatt said 4 years ago

    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).....

  • AtelierEdytaLoukia

    Edyta from AtelierEdytaLoukia said 4 years ago

    Romantic lace dress...beautiful:)

  • crochetbutterfly

    gulten E from crochetbutterfly said 4 years ago

    love them!

  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 4 years ago

    beautiful lace dress!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry from jammerjewelry said 4 years ago

    Wonderfully done congrats

  • perebags

    Sarah from perebags said 4 years ago

    Great post! Love the items!

  • myrakim

    Myra Callan from myrakim said 4 years ago

    Thank you, ESB!!!

  • twigsprintstudio

    Katie Woodard from twigsprintstudio said 4 years ago

    love it <3

  • fapbanana

    fapbanana said 4 years ago

    o_O Unique does not equal iconoclastic...

  • peacesofindigo

    Dawanna Young from peacesofindigo said 4 years ago

    Beautiful~ Love the romantic choices.

  • Blairgbob

    www.BlairBarbour.com from BlairBarbour said 4 years ago

    All about environment friendly! Love your suggestions!

  • goodbeads

    goodbeads from goodbeads said 4 years ago

    So cool.

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage from dreamyvintage said 4 years ago

    so pretty! LOVE your picks :)

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    Nicola Hart from StarlightSilverUK said 4 years ago

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

  • styleforlife

    Emily from styleforlife said 4 years ago

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

  • BellaEpoca

    BellaEpoca from BellaEpoca said 4 years ago

    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...

  • Mandyoo

    Mandy from PetalGem said 4 years ago

    I love the romantic and glam looks, beautiful!

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 4 years ago

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

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    Krista from TheBeadtriss said 4 years ago

    Fun post! Thanks, ~KK~

  • lillebeart

    Amy from lillebeart said 4 years ago

    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

  • WayfarerShop

    Wayfarer from WayfarerShop said 4 years ago

    Great Ideas!! I love it!

  • bedouin

    Nicole from bedouin said 4 years ago

    Beautiful and beyond ! dreamy all around ~

  • WoodlandBelle

    WoodlandBelle from WoodlandBelle said 4 years ago

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

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket said 4 years ago

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

  • pheiser

    BigFish from PennsylvaniaPastimes said 4 years ago

    Great read and insightful. Thank you!!!

  • GRANDto

    Gülşah Sema Atabek from GRANDto said 4 years ago

    LOVE THEM:) Beautiful!

  • lensedaft

    lindsay lindsay from ThePaisleyWindowpane said 4 years ago

    love ESB! wedding bible.

  • PopLoveCouture

    Shai Wallach from PopLoveCouture said 4 years ago

    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!

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    Nicole Nicoletta from MintMarbles said 4 years ago

    gorgeous finds!

  • laralewis

    Laurie Lewis from ShopHedgerowRose said 4 years ago

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

  • WhitePoppyBridal

    Sharon and Michelle from WhitePoppyBridal said 4 years ago

    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!

  • MishaGirl

    Michelle from MishaGirl said 4 years ago

    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 ;-)

  • escapist6

    Paulette Brown from escapist6 said 4 years ago

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

  • noemiah

    Noémie Vaillancourt from noemiah said 4 years ago

    Very interesting, great selection.

  • gypsumrose

    Levi Emerson from gypsumrose said 4 years ago

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

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations said 4 years ago

    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. ;)

  • VelvetRevived

    VelvetRevived from VelvetRevived said 4 years ago

    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!

  • QueenofCuffs

    mary from QueenofCuffs said 4 years ago

    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’ !!)

  • bittergrain

    bittergrain from bittergrain said 4 years ago

    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. ;-)

  • Stephaniemakesall

    Steph from OneStitchDesigns said 4 years ago

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

  • HandmadeIsAllAround

    HandmadeIsAllAround from iammieOWLshop said 4 years ago

    Lovely!

  • grandmae1

    Ellen said 4 years ago

    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.

  • hchildress12

    Holly and John from ZCreateDesign said 4 years ago 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!

  • SimplySleek

    SimplySleek from SimplySleek said 4 years ago

    Very insightful! Thank you.

  • Aboli

    Aboli from FolkStroke said 4 years ago

    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 :)

  • Aboli

    Aboli from FolkStroke said 4 years ago

    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

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 4 years ago

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

  • eeekdesigns

    Evelynne K from eeekdesigns said 4 years ago

    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!!!

  • EnterpriseAmericana

    Enterprise Americana from EnterpriseAmericana said 4 years ago

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

  • SomsStudio

    Som from SomsStudio said 4 years ago

    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!!

  • Isabeau

    Keren from KerensJewelry said 4 years ago

    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!

  • marrymerosie

    Caitlin Newkerk from marrymerosie said 4 years ago

    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!

  • butterflykisscrochet

    Kimberlyna from butterflykisscrochet said 4 years ago

    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!!! :)

  • DiscordVintage

    Discord Vintage from DiscordVintage said 4 years ago

    Definitely darkly romantic - some great items here.

  • artangel

    Angie from artangel said 4 years ago

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

  • amaretto

    Catherine from amaretto said 4 years ago

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

  • ErikaPrice

    Erika from ErikaPrice said 4 years ago

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

  • Buniquegift

    Samantha Jones said 4 years ago

    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

  • vKnit

    Jane from vKnit said 4 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring collections! Thank you for sharing :)

  • tinasway

    Christina Cassidy from tinaswaycrochet said 4 years ago

    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.

  • PalomaAccessories

    Kelly from PalomaAccessories said 4 years ago

    Beautiful pictures! Lindas fotos!

  • monikamonroe

    Monika Monroe from MomoRadRose said 4 years ago

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

  • labellefairy

    labellefairy from LaBelleFairy said 4 years ago

    Lovely story!

  • CoolVintage

    CoolVintage from CoolVintage said 4 years ago

    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.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 4 years ago

    Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • serasijewelry

    Rosa Czarnomski from SerasiJewelry said 4 years ago

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

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

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

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 4 years ago

    Glam, that's me! Great post.

  • babbje

    Jennifer Babb said 4 years ago

    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

  • coragene

    Cora from coragene said 4 years ago

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

  • pulloverthecar

    Pull Over The Car Vintage from pulloverthecar said 4 years ago

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

  • rivahside

    rivahside said 4 years ago

    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.

  • LucyWayne

    Lucy Wayne from LucyWayne said 4 years ago

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

  • BGBJewelry

    BGBJewelry from SidneyAnnJewelry said 4 years ago

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

  • awkward

    awkward from awkward said 4 years ago

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

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Love the iconoclastic picks, why not be different!

  • GingerPeachyKids

    Lauren from GingerPeachyKids said 4 years ago

    Love the Romantic! Great post!

  • luxlunae

    Grace Townsend from luxlunae said 4 years ago

    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!

  • jbeaudet

    Jennifer Beaudet from JBeaudetStudios said 4 years ago

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

  • KetuvKetubah

    Ketuv Ketubah from KetuvKetubah said 4 years ago

    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.

  • thehappycouple

    Brianna from thehappycouple said 4 years ago 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.

  • avintagerealm

    Melinda from avintagerealm said 4 years ago

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

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr from bazketmakr said 4 years ago

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

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 4 years ago

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

  • ShiningW

    Marsha Shining Woman said 4 years ago

    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.

  • TotallyCherished

    Michelle Smithson from TotallyCherished said 4 years ago

    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 :)

  • hozzlebozzle

    Caitlin Christiana from hozzlebozzle said 4 years ago

    I hope to aim for Romantically Iconoclastic!

  • harlex

    harlex from HarLex said 4 years ago

    thanks for featuring my leather envelope clutch

  • CelibelleQc

    Céline and Isabelle Laporte from CelibelleQc said 4 years ago

    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!" :)

  • StudioCherie

    Cherie Killilea from StudioCherie said 4 years ago

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

  • lacealace

    Andrea Lace from AndreaLace said 4 years ago

    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.

  • norayolanda

    Yolanda from YMBlueOriginals said 4 years ago

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

  • MasonRabbitsPaperie

    Ashley from MasonRabbitsPaperie said 4 years ago

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

  • PomLove

    Kirsten Hadley from PomLove said 4 years ago

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

  • ArtifactVintage

    Rebecca and Charles Cooner from HoardJewelry said 4 years ago

    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!

  • marieowltoinette

    Marie Owltoinette from marieowltoinette said 4 years ago

    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!

  • yqsl66

    Ada Ada from idajewelry66 said 4 years ago

    Love this!gorgeous finds!!!

  • veryveraventage

    Vera Hall from veryveraventage said 4 years ago

    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.

  • VidaDoce

    Allegra Pelletier from VidaDoce said 4 years ago

    I love the romantic. That dress is amazing!!

  • TheScarletSageTree

    Suzanne Furtado from TheScarletSageTree said 4 years ago

    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.

  • deepblue22at

    Liliana Penelope from PenelopeHandmade said 4 years ago

    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!

  • paperpeardesign

    paperpeardesign from paperpeardesign said 4 years ago

    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!

  • jess2712

    Jessica Harrington from WeddingSavetheDates said 4 years ago

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

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    Gabrielle Knight from RuffleNBustle said 4 years ago

    Amazing products!

  • sarahkaydesign

    Sarah Lucero from sarahkaydesign said 4 years ago

    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.

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