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Custom Made Is Where It’s At!

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Nine months ago I had never heard of Etsy. However, I soon discovered Etsy was an online wonderland of all things custom made and unique. You can easily fall in love with a million items wedding and non-wedding related.

When I ran across Etsy vendor Myra Callan of “Twigs and Honey” there was a 2-3 week wait. Now with her ever growing popularity you’ll need to wait until late this year or even early 2009 to get a hold of her hand-made custom pieces!

My lovely hair piece.

twigs and honey hairpiece
(Image courtesy of Jonilyn Photography)

twigs and honey hairpiece
(Image courtesy of Jason Q Tran Photography)

I wanted something special for my 4-year-old niece Brooke. I emailed a picture of Brooke’s Flower Girl dress and Myra created a delicate handband with our wedding colors in mind.

flower girl custom twigs and honey hairpiece
(Image courtesy of Jonilyn Photography)

It matched perfectly to the basket my florist Kristin of The Treasured Petal created just for her.

custom flower girl basket
(Image courtesy of Jason Q Tran Photography)

custom flower girl basket
(Image courtesy of Jonilyn Photography)

My next Etsy purchase was my beautiful rhinestone broach pearl bracelet by Dana Saylor Designs.

pearl and crystal bracelet
(Image courtesy of Dana Saylor Designs)


(Image courtesy of Jonilyn Photography)


(Image courtesy of Jason Q Tran Photography)

I love personalized items and immediately fell in love with the embroidered hanger by Etsy’s “Twisted Sisters Stitchery.” I loved the beaded eyelash trim and creamy ecru fabric.

custom hanger
(Image courtesy of Jonilyn Photography)

I had Holly of Twisted Sisters customize my hanger with my new married last initial in the middle, my first initial on the left and Geoff’s initial to the right to show unity. It was the perfect way to showcase my gown!

My last two custom pieces were are not from Etsy vendors but I did want to showcase them nonetheless.

I worked with bridal veil extraordinaire Candi Merle of Crowning Glory Designs in Orange County, CA. I’ve always loved the Mantilla veil but knew it wouldn’t fit with my wedding day hair. I’ve also always dreamed of having a drop veil or a blusher that fell seamlessly over my face. Candy created a hybrid of the two and the result was a fingertip length mantilla – drop veil and here’s the result!

custom made bridal veil

custom made bridal veil

custom made bridal veil

custom made bridal veil
(Images courtesy of Jason Q Tran Photography)

Lastly for my “Something Blue” I ordered my custom bridal dress label from “The Garter Maker


(Image courtesy of Jason Q Tran Photography)

What items are you having custom made for your event?

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13 comments on “Custom Made Is Where It’s At!

  1. Rebecca writes...

    Let me know if you need someone to take that flower pin off your hands. I love it!

  2. I too love etsy — such a great place to find one of a kind items!! BEAUTIFUL images as well — I love the last one! :)

  3. I totally agree custom is where it’s at! Especially for head wear. Although the traditional veil will always be with us, brides are looking for new alternatives. Small veils and feather headpieces are making their way into bridal fashion. It’s about time . . .

  4. LeeAnn, thanks for including my bracelet in your Etsy list! I am so thrilled to have been a part of this most important day. I had seen the Jason Tran pics before, but Jonilyn’s are AMAZING in their own right! Thanks and best wishes to the married couple!

  5. Wow!! That bracelet is gorgeous!!
    I am also wearing a flower from Myra at Twigs & Honey, and so is my flower girl!
    Other than that, I am planning on assisting a friend to make the jewelry for my bridesmaids, our invitations were a custom design and handmade by E., and – funny, but true! – our ring pillow is being made out of a potholder!!! ;-)

  6. What a beautiful wedding and adorable wedding accessories. Thank you very much for including Twisted Sisters and our hanger cover in your wedding. I felt as if I were there!

    All the best to the newlyweds!

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