Etsy Valentines Gift Ideas for Girls

Gold and silver foil handmade art print by Miss Poppy Design

Gold and silver foil handmade art print by Miss Poppy Design

What could be a better excuse for some Etsy browsing than the most romantic day of the year (allegedly!) being just around the corner? If I’m being totally honest, this is just a ploy to leave some not so subtle hints to Gareth for some cute little gift ideas. I can but try…

Here are the most adorable gift ideas for girls, unsurprisingly its all hearts, pink and glitter. Next week we’ll I’ll tackling those tricky boys too, hurrah!

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1. ‘You’re my Favourite’ card 2. Heart gloves with red felt 3. Hearts paper garland 4. Rainbow sapphire eternity ring in sterling silver 5. Gold and silver foil handmade art print 6. Flourished hearts cookies 7. Rainbow heart necklace 8. ‘There’s nobody I’d rather lie next to’ card 9. ‘I Fucking Love You’ candle

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Thursday Treats: Palm Springs or Bust

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Ahhh! I leave for Palm Springs on Monday and I am SO EXCITED. I don’t mean to rub it in or anything but it’s currently topping out at 30 degrees over there and I for one can’t wait to get my bootie in some sunshine. I wish I was just there to lounge by the pool but there is a slight work element involved, all of which will be revealed in due course (jeez, what a tease).

Don’t forget you can also join us (virtually!) for a FREE online party on Sunday 9th February at 11am PST/ 2pm EST/ 7pm GMT! Remember to get those blogging or business questions in to us and we’ll do our best to answer as many as physically possible.

I’ll see you there!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Minimal wedding
Colourful Etsy engagement rings
Playful fiesta wedding
Pastel Slovak wedding
♥ Dutch and Australian wedding in France

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Extreme Zombie and Horror Wedding: Rachel & Pete

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It might be Valentine’s Day, not Halloween, that’s just around the corner but that couldn’t stop me wanting to share Rachel and Pete’s amazing zombie horror wedding with you today! This baby blows the lid of anything you’ve seen before, I’m sure of it. Bride and groom in full make up and costume? Check! Guests all dressed their scariest best? Check! Cake the shape of a zombie, bride being brought down the aisle in a coffin, trick or treat themed sweet buffet? Check, check check!

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“I had seen Pete at punk shows for years, all through high school to be exact”, began the bride. “I would always try to go to see his bands play but would have to leave early because I was too young to drive myself. We finally ended up talking and meeting through mutual friends years later and things just clicked.”

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Find Your Alternative Wedding Dress at Churchgate Porter

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Attention brides based in the South East! If you’ve been looking for a wedding dress from a lesser known and super original designer then you better read on…

Based in picturesque village of Fletching in East Sussex, Churchgate Porter is the bridal boutique to visit if you’re looking for a unique and rarely found designer wedding dress. Having so many amazing designers all in one place really is a treat!

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They stock some really unique designers, making completely beautiful dresses. Charlotte Casadejus dreams up the most incredible gowns and I am totally obsessed with her feather dress (I actually featured a bride wearing it oncehow gorgeous?!) Anne Bowen‘s gowns (all the way from New York!) are sexy and modern, and Patrick Casey prides himself a graceful and sophisticated take on the vintage trend.

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Eclectic Wedding With a Hint of Disney & the Bride in Black: Trent & Whittney

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Trent and Whittney had an eclectic and elegant wedding, inspired by the bride’s obsession with Walt Disney. The bride wore a stunning black gown and her bridesmaids were all in different coloured dresses. Trent and his attendants all wore smart grey. This juxtaposition made for some stunning photographs! They were married at Lemp Grand Hall in St. Louis, Missouri.

“The number one most important thing to us was that people had fun”, began the bride. “We started with that premise and worked from there.  Once we designed a ceremony and reception timeline that we thought accomplished that goal (key: 6 hour open bar), we moved on to aesthetics.”

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“My uncle makes signage for a living, so there were personalized touches throughout the wedding venue.  My mom really helped with the styling of everything. She took my personal style and ran with it, putting beautiful mix and match details throughout the wedding venue, and weaving in nods to my obsession with Disney.”

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Nebraska BBQ Wedding: Matt & Kait

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Matt and Kait were married in Nebraska, at Mahoney State Park. They wanted a small wedding that didn’t cost a fortune so a BBQ in a public park was the perfect option! The day was laid back, crafty but most of all fun for everyone who was there.

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“We planned everything in just a month which limited our options but luckily we wanted to go simple”, explained the bride. “We had BBQ, wild flowers from the old market and dresses from Etsy. Our photo booth was home made photo booth and the epic ball pit and slide arrangement happened to be included with the venue. As our time frame was so short we didn’t send invitation, instead we had a wedding website with all the important information on.”

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