Tag Archives: Etsy

Join Me At The Etsy Wedding Fair!

etsy wedding fair london  (2)

I love Etsy. You love Etsy. We all bloody love Etsy! So when they got in touch to ask me if I wanted to attend the launch evening of their 2015 wedding fair, and bring 20 readers along with me, I was thrilled!

The Etsy Wedding Fair is taking place at Oui 2 Rooms in London on the weekend of May 16th and 17th, however Etsy have invited me and 20 of you to their exclusive launch event from 5-7.30pm on Thursday 14th! At this preview evening, as well as being the first to see the show, we’ll get some lovely bonus perks including a special discount on all items, free drinks and nibbles, live music, free admission to floral wedding hairpiece workshop and a special gift to go away with!

This is the perfect chance for you to see some of your favourites in person, meet the sellers and maybe even place a custom order! As you know Etsy is the place to buy beautiful, quirky and fun handmade items, so even if you don’t want to buy anything, you’re still going to leave with plenty of awesome ideas for your own big day. In short, this is one wedding event you do not want to miss!

etsy wedding fair london  (6)

The event will be showcasing some of Etsy top wedding sellers from all over the UK including We Are ArrowComeuppanceHello Pops of ColourWolf and InkDebbie CarlisleMustard and PeachesMiss Sarah CakeCuriousme DesignHetty RoseGilly GrayMatchimony and The Lovely Drawer.

For your chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets to the launch event on May 14th (and meet me there) simply comment below, telling me what your favourite Etsy shop is. Easy!

You have until next Sunday, 26th April to enter, and winners will be contacted via email within a week of the closing date.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

If you aren’t one of the winners for the event on the 14th, the fair is open for the general public on May 16th and 17th. Early Bird tickets cost a teeny tiny £7.50, and once these are sold they will be £12 each. All tickets also include a complimentary drink on arrival.

I CAN’T WAIT!

etsy wedding fair london  (1)

Continue reading

25 Non-Diamond Engagement Rings

alternative non diamond wedding engagement rings

Diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend. Whether it’s for ethical reasons, they’re just too damn expensive, or just because you really want something a bit more individual, there are so many alternative engagement rings to be found!

Here are some of my current favourites.

peaces of indigo

Moissanite engagement ring

FergusonsFineJewelry

Lapis Lazuli ring

laurie sarah designs

Morganite and white sapphire engagement ring

ManariDesign

Blue topaz, peridot, or red garnet rings

ManariDesign 1

Pink tourmaline ring

Continue reading

Brightly Coloured Indie Pop Italian Wedding

colourful wedding in Bologna (36)

Not wanting a super formal, traditional Italian wedding, Licia and Matteo decided that they wanted their day to be low key and fun. They also didn’t want to spent a lot of money so the bride bought her amazing dress from the Concious range at H&M and most of their décor items came from Etsy.

colourful wedding in Bologna (24)

“In Italy, weddings tend to be very formal and this was very scary for us”, said the bride. “We actually did think about eloping for a while! However eventually we decided that we really wanted a fun wedding day, with your friends and family, that could match our personalities. We tried to not panic and focused on what was important for us.”

colourful wedding in Bologna (14)

Continue reading

12 Valentine’s Cards That Won’t Make You Want to Vom… & Win £50 to Spend on Etsy!

valentines cards that dont make you want to vom

Don’t get me wrong, love is a wonderfully glorious thing, but the forced “We’re so in lurrrve, let’s spend lots of money on overpriced bouquets and go to a packed restaurant with everyone else that’s also in lurrrrrve” attitude around Valentine’s Day isn’t really my bag.

Gareth and I are much more likely to stay in with a takeaway than go out to a fancy restaurant, and while he buys me ‘just because’ flowers all the time, I don’t think he’s ever bought me some on V-day. He likes to be unpredictable and I think that’s way more romantic anyway.

In saying that, it is nice to give a nod of “I think you’re the best” to your other half on Valentine’s, but doing so doesn’t have to make you cringe. So I went on a hunt for the most non-butt clenching cards and prints I could find… Oh and one set of marshmallows, because who wouldn’t want to get custom marshmallows as a gift?!

I’ve also partnered with Etsy on this post to give someone a £50 voucher to spend on their website! Just scroll down to the end to find out how to enter.

original_i-was-going-to-write-you-a-poem-card

I was going to write you a poem…

gold foil heart

Gold foil heart

lets make out

Let’s make out

SONY DSC

I like you practice making babies with you

Continue reading

Cute and Casual Tooting Wedding: Ben & Helen

Ben and Helen 170

Ben and Helen had a casual wedding in Tooting. “We wanted to throw a wedding for our families as much as for us, to celebrate life and love and enjoy a special day together”, Helen said. “It was important to us to celebrate all the years we’d already had together (and all the ups and downs, joy, growing up and hard work in that!) rather than acting as if the wedding was the start. So that was part of the message on our invitations, and we got the Registrar to frame the ceremony that way in her welcome – a celebration of 8 and a half happy years and the witnessing of our next step together.”

Ben and Helen 056

The ceremony was held at Merton Registry Office and their reception at Tooting Tram & Social. They got the tube between the two! “We threw out any of the traditions that didn’t suit us, and built our day from the ground up to make sure it was personally meaningful”, she continued. “Traditions we ditched included the top table, cutting of the cake, fancy tired wedding cake, bride given away by father, bridesmaids, best man, receiving line, just men doing speeches. We included lots of creative and soppy details, and prioritising fun! Guests say they were still feeling the love and humming the tunes weeks later! Our venue was an old tram shed turned gig venue – a stunning reclaimed industrial space with gorgeous natural lighting, chandeliers, industrial piping and vintage tiles.”

Ben and Helen 184

Continue reading

Personlised Christmas Gifts for Girls

personalised christmas gifts for girls

I don’t mean to freak you out, but it’s less than three week’s until Christmas! Don’t worry, I haven’t started my shopping either..!

To help you on your way, I thought it might be fun to spend the day browsing Etsy (my favourite!) and share with you some of the coolest, non-cheesy personalised gifts for your best babes. Let’s hear it for the girls!

Initialed fold over clutch

monogram clutch

Source: Mimic Design

Name ring

personalised name ring

Source: Atelier of Love

Custom piece of art

why hello print

Source: Letters on Love

Customised pencils (extra props for Mean Girls quotes!)

personalised pencils

Source: The Carbon Crusader

Continue reading