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Be Bold, Beautiful and Unique: an Interview with Designer Photo Imaging

Today we are talking to Teresa of Designerpi, an invitation boutique on Etsy. She offers exemplary service, stylish designs and complete customization to make your big day one to treasure.

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Where are you located? Fridley, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis) 2.
Tell us a little about yourself. I’ve been married to Greg for 6 years and am a mom of two little girls (Ashley-5, Courtney-3). I love playing competitive volleyball (no community ed leagues). My degrees are in Graphic Design and Studio Art, with a business minor (which I highly recommend to anyone). I have 2 kitties, Ace and Deuce (both tabbys, Ace is orange and deuce is dark brown). My family growing up was always creative, my brother is now a professional photographer and my mom hand crafts stamps and in the past has built our entertainment center and china hut. 3.
What special things do you create for weddings? Invitations, rsvp cards, thank you cards… anything printed. 4.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items? I came across a website one day that sold wedding invitations and thought to myself “I can create these!”. I always thought wedding invitations were embossed, traditional envelope in an envelope in and envelope designs. 😉 They’ve come a long way from those stuffy, waste of paper, proper invites.



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What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting? I print the directions on the back of the invitation and my invites involve floods of color. So I can customize any color because the color is printed, it’s not actually the color of the paper.

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If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t? My invitations! Plus there’s a designer on Etsy that does colored ruffles that go under your dress, they’re super cute!

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What is your favorite wedding song? Cannon in D

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What is your favorite part of the wedding journey? The planning that goes into it to make your day special and individual from anyone elses.

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What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year? Really focus on slowing the day down as you go through it. Look at all the details and put the day in slow motion in your mind. Take it all in, especially if you paid for it! It’s your day, don’t worry about anyone else, focus on yourself. It’s ok to be selfish on that day, you deserve it!



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What is your perfect honeymoon spot? We honeymooned up on the north shore of Minnesota along Lake Superior. We camped right on the lake, waking up to the sound of crashing waves. It was so peaceful and relaxing. 11.

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be? Good question. It would have to be someone who tells everyone how much they love something. So I guess it would be Oprah if she ever decided to get married.

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If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be? Stationary made out of the wedding invitation designs. I’d just delete the current text. 🙂

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Links where we can find out more about your work: http://www.designerpi.etsy.com/ http://www.designerpi.com/ and http://www.designerpi.blogspot.com/

3 Chances to Win DK Designs’ Clay Flowers on Melissa’s Smitten Blog!

For those brides getting married, there’s a wonderful opportunity for you to win 1 of 3 clay floral creations from DK Designs (Etsy shop and Etsy Wedding Team member – http://www.dkdesignshawaii.etsy.com/). Simply visit Melissa Smitthen’s Blog (http://www.melissasmitten.blogspot.com/) to find out all the details. 3 winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, November 7th! Good luck to all you brides out there!

Here are the details of the items we’re giving away to 3 lucky winners! Below is the write up that is posted on Melissa’s blog:

Diane of DK Designs is having an exciting giveaway of her amazing clay flowers on Melissa’s Smitten Blog! Simply email info@smitteninvitations.com with your name, email and snail-mail address and wedding date to enter! Contest ends on November 7, 2008. One entry per person per day. Be sure to email all your friends to let them know about this fun giveaway!

Gardenia Hair Flower – $20 value: Gardenias are a very popular flower to wear in your hair on your wedding day. Why not try a handcrafted gardenia hair flower! This way it will last you through the ceremony, reception and beyond! The gardenias are slightly off-white, but not ivory. They are 3.5 inches in diameter and are VERY lightweight. The flowers are attached to a U-shape hairpin to fit securely in your up-do or low-do hairstyle.

Passionate about Peonies – $100 value: This arrangement is called, Passionate about Peonies. It measures 6 inches high by 7 inches across the top. It’s filled with light pink and fuchsia pinkish-red peonies, both in full bloom and in bud form! The full bloom peonies have over 30 petals, all handcrafted one petal at a time. The flowers are arranged in a 3 inch square white ceramic cube vase. If you love peonies, you will absolutely love this floral arrangement.

Gardenias in Something Blue – $75 value: This beautiful light blue latte cup is brimming with gardenia blossoms! 2 buds, 2 half open and 3 full gardenias mixed with some light blue floral fillers finish this piece off. It measures approximately 6 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches high. It’s clean, stylish and sophisticated. This would make a great gift for a bride or even a centerpiece for a bridal shower! The flowers are all handcrafted by the artist featured on the Martha Stewart Show, utilizing Claycraft by DECO soft clay, which enables the artist to create lifelike flowers one petal at a time. Diane’s work has been featured in For the Bride Magazine, In Style Weddings Magazine (via http://www.estiloweddings.com/) and Pacific Rim Weddings Magazine. The bulk of the Diane’s work is in custom bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and other floral decor.

Everlasting Flora-an Interview with PaulasPetalPastries

Our Featured artist today is Paula of Paula’s Petal Pastries. She creates unique centerpieces, favors and decor for your special day.

1. Where are you located?
St. Peters, MO


2.Tell us a little about yourself.
I am 27 years old and a stay at home mom to my wonderful 2 year old son! I have a great husband and we are a young and happy family J I have a degree in Communications and a Minor in Dance. I love decorating my house, planning parties, organizing playgroup activities, and just recently being a part of esty!

3. What special things do you create for weddings?
I create unique centerpieces, favors, and gifts.

4. Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?
I made a 3 tier fresh flower cake for my grandmother’s 75th surprise birthday party and my dad looked at me and said, “You should sell those.” After much research I realized there isn’t anybody out there who specializes in silk floral wedding cakes so………here I am!

5. What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
All of my cakes are made from floral foam and come to life when I start applying the flowers.

6. If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
Better centerpieces.


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What is your favorite wedding song?
From This Moment

8. What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
Shopping for the dress, there isn’t another experience like it!

9. What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
Enjoy yourself because it will go by so fast!

10. What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
Hawaii

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If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be?
Paula Abdul

12. If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
My rhinestone and glitter cake

13. Links where we can find out more about your work:
http://divadea.blogspot.com
http://www.paulaspetalpastries.etsy.com

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