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Work Space Feature: Bride in Bloom

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in bouquet, flowers, silk flowers, toss bouquets, wedding bouquets, WorkSpace Features | 0 comments

What is your name?

Bride in Bloom Weddings

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What is your shop URL?

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrideinBloomWeddings

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Where are you located?

Brooks, Alberta, Canada

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How many years have you been in business, or have been a designer/artisian?

I have been a certified floral designer for the past 10 yrs. However flowers & designing have been passion for me as long as I can remember. I began my journey by working as a in a small town flower shop & through the years I was drawn to weddings and soon discovered this to be my specialty, so now I design for weddings only. With the ever growing trend for destination weddings as well as brides desiring a silk wedding bouquet as a memorable keepsake, I was encouraged to open my Etsy store in 2010 and share my bouquets and accessories with brides everywhere.

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Describe your workspace and/or tools or machinery you use.

I design with high quality silk & real touch flowers, as well as design for fresh flower weddings that are locally based. The tools I use are floral tape, design knives, floral clippers, scissors, pliers & floral glue.

I recently moved into a new workspace. It is 632 sq foot, absolutely wonderful for production. I now have a design table, a shipping area, ready to ship section and an office space all in one large room. Previously I was using several rooms in the basement of my home. I had outgrown the workspace so this adjustment that has greatly helped my growing business.

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What inspires you or compels you to stay creative?

I love going to floral design shows to see what is new & innovative for the upcoming wedding season. Especially the hands on seminars, these are wonderful for learning what’s current in floral design. I always come away with fresh design ideas & new techniques from experienced designers. The European design shows are always fun & inspiring to take in.

Another wonderful inspiration is from my brides. They bring their ideas to me, flower, color & design choices based on their vision & dream. I love that, custom work is always exciting & unique to the bride.

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Tell us about your most recent project

I am most recently working on a bouquet design for a bride with the handle treatment incorporating material from her grandmother’s dress. I love this idea, a bouquet uniquely designed for her with a very special meaning as she carries it down the aisle, she will have a touching reminder of her grandmother in her hand.

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What is your typical day like from the time you wake up until you go to bed?

 The first part of my day begins with answering e-mails & setting up custom orders. I start my work day around 8am. It usually takes 2 hours to answer messages, then I print orders that have come in overnight. After a few coffees I start my design process, it is usually it is 10:00 or 11 before I start working on my orders. I try to start packaging & printing shipping labels by 3:00 to have the parcels ready for the post office by 5pm. When I return I usually check emails once again & then work at getting things ready for the next day. I wrap up by 6:00 to head home.

I love designing & I’m so very privileged to do what I love each day. All the hard work is so rewarding to see the happy brides, I love it when they share photos & count it as a privilege to be chosen as the florist. To have had a small part in making their day special brings me great joy!

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I started as a floral designer working with fresh and silk flowers in a small town flower shop. Through the years I was drawn to weddings and soon discovered this to be my specialty, so now I design for weddings only. With the ever growing trend for destination weddings as well as brides desiring a silk wedding bouquet as a memorable keepsake, I was encouraged to open my Etsy store and share my bouquets and accessories with brides everywhere.

I am so privileged to do what I love each day!

For more about Bride in Bloom:

Shop: http://www.BrideinBloomWeddings.etsy.com
Web: http://brideinbloomweddings.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brideinbloom
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brideinbloom/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brideinbloom
Blog: http://brideinbloom.indiemade.com/blog

Etsy Wedding Team Holiday Savings!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in BLACK FRIDAY, CYBER MONDAY, small business saturday | 0 comments

 

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The Etsy Wedding Team members have teamed up to bring you amazing savings this Holiday weekend at over 20 Etsy shops.  Whether it’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday, we have you covered and are helping you to get a head start on the 2015 wedding season.  To view the shops offering discounts, please click on the shop banner below.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Etsy Wedding Team!

FLORAL

Kate Said Yes

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Coupon Code: THANKS2014
Free US Domestic Shipping
Valid Dates: 11/17 -12/01

BlueOrchidCreations

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Coupon Code: givethanks14
15% off purchase
Valid Dates: 11/24 -12/01

WEDDING DECOR

Extravagant Exits

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Coupon Code: TURKEY
Free US Domestic Shipping Only
Valid Dates: 11/24 -12/02

LaceyClaireDesigns

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Coupon Code: SHOPSMALL2014
Free US Domestic Shipping Only on purchases of $50+
Valid Dates: 11/25 -12/02

ACCESSORIES

Elegant Monograms

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Coupon Code: shopsmall
15% off purchase (not valid on rush orders)
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/02

AngeeW

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Coupon Code: FRIDAYLUV
20% off minimum purchase of $50
Valid Dates: 11/18 -12/01

SouthernEverAfter

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Coupon Code: BLACKCYBER
15% off purchase (rush listing and monogramming fee NOT included)
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/02

MyDreamWedding

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Coupon Code: 4freeship
Free US Domestic Shipping
Valid Dates: 11/18 -12/31

SugarPlumGarters

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Coupon Code: HOLIDAY2014
15% off purchase
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/1

PaperFlora

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Coupon Code: celebrate2014
Free US Domestic Shipping
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/1

HAIR PIECES AND VEILS

ArtisticEdition

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Coupon Code: THANKS25
25% off purchase (available on in-stock hair snap packs only)
Valid Dates: 11/28 -12/01

FancieStrands

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Coupon Code: FREESHIPPING
Free US Shipping
Valid Dates: 11/28 -12/01

INVITATIONS, SAVE THE DATES, AND MORE

Creative Montage

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Coupon Code: BLKFRI14
20% off all orders over $50; Not redeembable for digital goods. Discount only available for printed goods.
Valid Dates: 11/28 -12/01

Appleberry Ink

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Coupon Code: EWT10
10% off purchase; Coupon is only available through Appleberry Ink’s Etsy website
Valid Dates: 11/28 -12/02

Mavora

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Coupon Code: BFSS25
25% off favor bags, escort tags, and stickers
Valid Dates: 11/27 -11/30

Sunshine And Ravioli

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Coupon Code: no coupon code necessary
25% ALL “thank you” notes
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/1

SDStationary

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Coupon Code: HOLIDAY10
10% off all orders
Valid Dates: 11/26 -12/5

CottonTailPress

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Coupon Code: REOPEN2014
25% off – only good on PDF products
Valid Dates: 11/24 – 11/30

UNIQUE SERVICES

Go Against The Grain

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Coupon Code: BF2014
15% off purchase – not valid with any other discounts
Valid Dates: 11/27 -11/30

Coupon Code: CM2014
20% off purchase – not valid with any other discounts
Valid Dates: 12/1 -12/2

PurpleLemonDesigns

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Coupon Code: BF2014
10% off purchase
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/1

Sunshine and Ravioli 2

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Coupon Code: no coupon code necessary
25% EVERYTHING (yes, EVERY listing, including holiday items)!
Valid Dates: 11/27 -12/1

JEWELRY

Thyme2Dream Weddings

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Coupon Code: THANKS2014
25% off purchase
Valid Dates: 11/26 – 12/2

CAKE DECOR & ACCESSORIES

ItTopsTheCake

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Coupon Code: SMALLBUSINESS
Free US Shipping via Standard USPS First Class Shipping – does not apply to express or overnight shipping charges
Valid Dates: 11/27 – 12/2

Work Space Feature: ANGEE W.

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in accessories, bridesmaid gifts, clutches, handbags, wedding handbags, wedding purses, WorkSpace Features | 0 comments

What is your name?
Angee and Vincci

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Angee creating in one of our design brainstorm session.

What is your shop URL?

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ANGEEW

Angee hand sewing and hand beading Alencon lace and freshwater pearls onto a clutch bag

Angee hand sewing and hand beading Alencon lace and freshwater pearls onto a clutch bag

Where are you located?

Toronto

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Vincci sewing up a sample on our trusty 1970s Singer 288 sewing machine

How many years have you been in business, or have been a designer/artisian?

6 years

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Angee cutting lace for a black lace clutch

Describe your workspace and/or tools or machinery you use.

Six years ago, we started our handmade clutch bag business on our trusty 1970s Singer sewing machine and since then moved onto a second hand industrial Brother sewing machine, an Elna for our more delicate works and a brother embroidery machine for our personalization and customization work.

The tools we use for our clutches also include several pairs of good tailer’s scissors, tailor’s chalk, pins and rulers (precision is a must for the impeccable construction of clutches — crooked clutches drive us nuts!)

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Our Elna for our more delicate work with laces and tulle

What inspires you or compels you to stay creative?

Staying creative is hard especially that we are just two people working on the clutches, shipping and packing in addition to customer service. But once every season, we indulge in 1-2 weeks of material searching and market research to see how we can have our design complement the current bridal trends.

We also use our spare time during low wedding season to explore outside the box of traditional wedding materials to bring innovation into our work.

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Trusty metal plate of pins and chalk place on top of our sewing machine, plate is secured with a piece of magnetic.

Tell us about your most recent project

Our most recent project included personalized minaudière or hard clutches. They are a pleasure to make and we are surprise by ourselves who we haven’t started this earlier. They will soon be available in December 2014.

Also, on the side, we are researching on new innovative materials that blends in technology and electronics in bridal accessories. We can’t tell much yet as we are still in the prototyping stage. But we know we are in the right direction and we’ll be launching something quite unique in Spring 2015. So, do stay in touch by liking our Facebook page, Instagram, twitter, and Pinterest.

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A spread of our tool box and other stuff.

What is your typical day like from the time you wake up until you go to bed?

Since we are two living in two cities. Angee, who is in Toronto, would start her typical day at 8 am in the morning and she’d start crafting photos onto the lining and preparing the shipping labels and packing clutches that we are ready for the post office. Lunch is at noon. The afternoon are mostly dedicated to making photo lined or customized clutches as well as checking out the fabric stores on Queen Street West Toronto for supplies that she’d need. Angee’s work day usually ends at 5-ish when she’d start preparing for dinner while spending some time with her niece’s one year old.

Vincci, who lives in Hong Kong, would start her day at 8 am with dropping her daughter to a playgroup, where she’d spend about 2 hours taking care of Etsy convos in the waiting room of the pre-school. She’d usually have lunch with her little one before heading out with her laptop to a coffee shop or to a local library for her marketing and promotion duties. Sometimes, when the little one naps, she’d spread swatches of fabric and laces out on the dining table and start designing within the 1.5 hour time frame of her toddlers naps! The afternoons usually is a mix of her toddler designing with her or her crashing onto bed at 7 pm after a long day of meetings out with clients. She is very thankful that she has a fully supporting husband who also works at his own time. But life is a big happy juggle.

Any other pertinent info you would like to add?

Want to know about sales, new lines, & special offers from ANGEE W.? Subscribe to for their email newsletter, which comes out 3-4 times a year (no spam, promised)

Etsy Wedding Team Treasury – Shades of Pink

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in treasuries, treasury | 0 comments

curated by Ruth of MyDreamWedding

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Etsy Wedding Team Treasury: Sweet Love in Autumn

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Etsy Wedding Team Treasury | 0 comments

Can you believe fall is around the corner?  Get inspired with this autumn themed Etsy Wedding Team Treasury curated by Parsi

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Item of the day: Frosted Christmas Winter Bouquet by @TrishBaileyDsgn

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in flowers, Item of the day | 0 comments

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Today’s item of the features this Frosted Christmas Winter Wedding Bouquet, from Trish Bailey Designs valued at $95.

After being dazzled by the vibrant colors of summer and spring bouquets, it’s hard to imagine how winter wedding flowers and bouquet arrangements could compare. Winter wedding bouquets add a colorful and festive touch to a bride’s look

This gorgeous winter bouquet features seasonal elements like holly berries, evergreen needles, dried naturals, burlap, frosted springs and 3 white frosted silk cabbage roses and is edged with lambs ear. It is wrapped in red satin ribbon and finished with burlap and a touch of wire roping. This bouquet measures approximately 10 inches wide by 20 inches long.

 

 

 

For more info on this item, and Trish Bailey Designs please visit:
http://etsy.com/shop/TrishBaileyDesigns
https://www.facebook.com/TrishBaileyDesigns
http://twitter.com/TrishBaileyDsgn
http://pinterest.com/pattibatesbaile/

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Item of the day: Rustic Wedding Invitation by @LoveFromLeoni

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in invitations, Item of the day | 0 comments

fromleoniwithloveToday’s item of the features this English Rose Rustic Wedding Invitation, from From Leoni With Love starting at $4.44 per set.

These are handmade by the designer with recycled white card with fabric detail. They would be great for a rustic, country wedding! The fabric flower details against the card really makes the colour stand out. (Also available in brown kraft card)

 

 

 

For more info on this invitation, and fromleoniwithlove please visit:
http://etsy.com/shop/fromleoniwithlove
https://www.facebook.com/fromleoniwithlove
http://twitter.com/LoveFromLeoni
http://pinterest.com/leonidavidson
http://instagram.com/leonidavidson

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Item of the day: Double Ring Initial Wedding Customized Address Stamp @PurpleLemon

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Item of the day, stationery | 0 comments

purplelemonToday’s item of the features this custom Double Ring Initial Wedding Address Stamp, from Purple Lemon Designs valued at $27+.

From the designer:

“I love how the interlocking circles symbolize the marriage union. I think it makes each piece of wedding correspondence so special. ”

This stamp comes with many options (size and type). You can either get a wooden stamp with or without a handle or a self-inking stamp.
The stamp comes in three font choices found in the different pictures associated with this listing

 

For more info on this invitation, and purplelemondesigns please visit:
http://etsy.com/shop/purplelemondesigns
https://www.facebook.com/purplelemondesigns
http://twitter.com/PurpleLemon

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Etsy Wedding Team Inspiration Board – Orange for Summer or Fall

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Inspiration Boards, wedding ideas | 0 comments

For those brides who are lively and love color, orange is a great choice for your wedding’s color scheme! One of the best reasons to keep orange in mind is that it is a very versatile color, especially for the summer and fall months. This week, we decided to take a look at some of the ways your can use orange to brighten up your summer wedding, or use it to bring warmth to your fall wedding.

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A great way to use orange for a summer wedding is to mix it with other bright vibrant colors! A popular choice is magenta or hot pink, but it also looks lovely mixed with bright greens, blues, or yellows. Even paired with classic white give a fresh, clean and vibrant look to your wedding!

Orange Wooden Flowers by Company Forty Two

Orange and Magenta Flip Flops by My Dream Wedding

Orange and Hot Pink Garter Set by Sugar Plum Garters

Orange, Aqua and Green Bridemaid’s Gift Bag by The Social Seam

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As the leaves change, orange takes on a new role bringing warmth and color to potential color palettes. Many times orange is requested in a “burnt” tone to match the tones of the leaves as they change on the trees, but even some of the brighter oranges can still be used to create colorful fall weddings. Mixing any orange with brown, copper, purple and darker greens will give you a great fall look without using the traditional orange and red combination that many people associate with fall, which may appeal to many brides to be!

Orange Flower Design Invitation by Appleberry Ink

Orange Rose Bouquet by Blue Orchid Creations

Orange Rose and Purple Hydrangea Bouquet by Kate Said Yes

Wine Bottle Decoration by Beadz2Pleaz

Etsy Wedding Team Treasury: Vintage Inspired Wedding

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Etsy Wedding Team Treasury | 0 comments

curated by BlueOrchidCreations

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