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Custom Card Boxes: An Interview with For the Modern Bride

This weeks interview is with Stella Campanelli For The Modern Bride. Stella is located in New Jersey.

Tell us a little about yourself.
I GOT MARRIED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH NOT ONLY MY HUSBAND AND MARRIAGE, BUT ALL THAT ENCOMPASSED THE NOTION AND THE EXPERIENCE THAT CAME WITH IT. FROM THAT DAY ON, I KNEW THAT THIS WAS THE INDUSTRY FOR ME. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING EVERY DAY AND HELPING EACH AND EVERY BRIDE COME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO HER DREAM DAY. OUR STAFF IS VERY DEDICATED TO THE PRODUCTS WE DESIGN AND CREATE AND I COULDN’T BE MORE APPRECIATIVE FOR THAT. I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS COMPANY FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE AND ACHIEVED AND FOR ALL THE THINGS WE WILL STRIVE TO DO IN THE FUTURE.

What special things do you create for weddings?
WE ARE MOST KNOWN FOR OUR COUTURE CARD BOXES.
EACH BOX WE MADE IS SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR EACH CLIENT, TAILORED TO THEIR SPECIFIC COLORS, STYLE AND/OR THEME. wE ONLY USE FABRIC, RIBBONS, HIGH QUALITY EMBELLISHMENTS(CRYSTALS, PEARLS, SILKS, ETC) WE OFFER A MULTITUDE OF PERSONALIZATION OPTIONS AS WELL. WE EVEN ACCOMMODATE CAKE DUPLICATIONS. HOWEVER OVER THE PAST YEAR OUR CUSTOM STATIONERY HAS TAKEN OFF. WE HELP BRIDES ACHIEVE THAT COHESIVE WEDDING LOOK BY CUSTOM DESIGNING ALL ELEMENTS – FROM THEIR LOGO, TO INVITATIONS, MENUS,PROGRAMS, TAGS, DANCE FLOOR DECALS, BAGS, ETC. WE LIKE TO BE THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Who or what sparked your interest in making wedding-related items?

WHEN I WAS GETTING MARRIED BACK IN ‘05, I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME FINDING UNIQUE MODERN IDEAS AND ENDED UP MAKING MY OWN CARD BOX (WHICH TO THIS DAY I ADMIT WAS HIDEOUS!)

What is a little known fact, or something unique about your work that is interesting?
WE MADE A CARD BOX FOR A PRINCE OF NIGERIA….WE DIDN’T KNOW UNTIL AFTERWARD, PRETTY UNEXPECTED & EXCITING.

If you are married, what’s the one thing you wish you had for your wedding that you didn’t?
A COORDINATOR! WE HAD 36 PEOPLE IN OUR BRIDAL PARTY… WE COULD HAVE USED A D.O.C!

What is your favorite wedding song?
IN THE MOMENT BY SISTER HAZEL

What is your favorite part of the wedding journey?
WATCHING IT ALL COME TOGETHER IN THE END

What advice can you share for all the brides getting married this year?
DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU HOW YOUR WEDDING SHOULD BE. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FIANCE. HAVE IT IN THE LOCATION YOU WANT, IN THE STYLE
YOU WANT, SHOWCASING THE ELEMENTS YOU WANT.

What is your perfect honeymoon spot?
SOMEWHERE HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS, SKIING DOWN A SLOPE!

If you could pick anyone famous that would purchase your items for their wedding, who would they be?
MOST WOULD OPT FOR THE OPRAH EFFECT BUT I’VE ADMIRED JULIA ROBERTS FOR DECADES.

If you could choose 1 item from your shop that you wish every bride could have, what would it be?
ONE OF OUR COUTURE CARD BOXES!

Links where we can find out more about your work:
http://modernbrides.etsy.com
http://forthemodernbride.com

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Bridesmaid Handmade Gift Guide: Part 1: Purses and Bags

Your bridesmaids have shared this wonderful wedding journey with you. So how do you thank them in a personal, meaningful and creative way? Handmade bridesmaid gifts provide unique designs and artistry that they’ll cherish.

This week it’s purses and bags. From funky to elegant there’s enough diversity in handmade style to please all the lovely ladies on your list (or snag a special gift for yourself!)


Classically Elegant

Some styles of bags, purses or clutches go with almost anything, adding instant grace. Perfect for the Audrey Hepburns in your bridal party. Or a go-to gift that you know anyone would love. {This purse is handmade by http://www.classabags.etsy.com}

Modern

Sleek and sculptural bags make a stylish statement. Perfect for your high-fashion bridesmaids. Or anyone looking to be. {This purse is handmade by http://www.thesocialseam.etsy.com}

Funky

Some women are divas, and they should have a bag to match. Perfect for bridesmaids with singular style, and a personality to go with it. {This purse is handmade by http://www.leighannkline.etsy.com}


Natural

Purses can be conversation starters. Perfect for bridesmaids who embrace handmade artistry. Or anyone in your bridal party who loves the unexpected. {This purse is handmade by http://www.selecta6.etsy.com}

Useful

A good tote will go everywhere with your bridesmaids. Perfect for the on-the-go, carrying-it-all ladies on your list. Or as a personalized keepsake from your wedding. {This tote is handmade by http://www.pinkvelvetpress.etsy.com}

Browse the artists in the Etsy Wedding Team (listed on the left) for fashionable gifts for your bridesmaids.

Next week in The Bridesmaid Handmade Gift Guide: Part 2: Jewelry

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Etsy Wedding Scrapbook: Amy of BeadsinBloom

Here’s a story from Amy of Beads in Bloom, about how her wedding is what got her started in her current art.

"This isn't really mushy, funny, or cute, but my wedding is actually why
I started French Beading in the first place. The "package" we got for
our little beach wedding only came with flowers for my husband and
myself. Nothing for the bridal party. In an attempt to continue the
DIY theme for most of our wedding, a friend of mine suggested beaded
flowers. I had never heard of them, but after a several trials and
completely cursing and putting aside this lovely craft because my first
attempts were atrocious, I 'saw the light', so to speak, and fell in
love with this age-old craft."

Amy and her wedding party, with handmade bouquets