Custom Weddings: Incorporating Your Personal Style Into Your Wedding (Part 1, Custom Sashes)
The world of bridal fashion is buzzing -- talented designers abound and, let's face it, really. pretty. stuff. is. everywhere. Sometimes it's hard to find your perfect something in the vastness of it all. But, fear not, bride to be, if you can't find it, rest assured that you can have it made for you. Yes, yes. This blog in general is most definitely a plug for custom wedding shoes, as Ellie Wren has carved a niche in the bridal market by creating one of kind, custom wedding shoes. And we will get to that, but today we'd like to explore other opportunities to bring your own personal style to your wedding day through custom wedding dress sashes. The ever-popular Etsy is a great source for finding truly talented individuals capable of creating something totally original for your wedding day and as (most) designers are small business owners or sole proprietors, you can often find gems without paying hefty mark ups. If you're looking for traditional, yet original, designs with lots of sparkle, we love EnrichbyMillie. You can tell just by looking at these pieces that a lot of time, energy and care goes into them. And, while each piece showcased in Millie's shop is classically beautiful, she also customizes pieces for color and size. EnrichbyMillie is also rocking a 5-star review on Etsy, which we can tell you from experience really means something. It is a ton of hard work and dedication to customer service, month after month. [caption id="attachment_11" align="aligncenter" width="570"] The Isla Beaded Bridal Sash by Enrich by Millie, featuring silver, off white and clear Swarovksi crystals[/caption] For brides who aren't as into bling for their wedding sash, we also love what A Goddess Divine creates. Lynn, the shop owner, does beautiful work incorporating colors into her sashes with fabric flowers and creates a soft, vintage appeal by accenting the sash with lace. Everything about these pieces says romance! [caption id="attachment_12" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Fabric Flower and Lace Wedding Dress Sash by A Goddess Divine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Aqua Blue Chiffon and Lace Bridal Sash by A Goddess Divine[/caption] And, finally, our favorite! We did some hunting and found this incredible hand dyed piece by Autumn and Grace Bridal. Mostly known for creating fabric floral bouquets (which are most definitely worth a look), Autumn and Grace Bridal is an Etsy mainstay, having operated a shop since 2007 and maintaining that ever-impressive 5-star review. [caption id="attachment_15" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Hand Dyed Fabric Flower Bouquet by Autumn and Grace Bridal[/caption] While it may take some time and effort, scouring Etsy for a bridal sash is definitely worth it. If ever there was a time to be authentic, your wedding day is that time. Working directly with the designer allows you to incorporate your personal style into the piece, as well as your wedding colors and other elements that make you and your intended special. We often, in our creation of custom wedding shoes, find ourselves sewing in charms that mean something to the couple or adding a special saying to the sole of the shoe to mark the occasion. Custom wedding shoe requests are the norm and not the exception and we welcome them. It's far more fun to get creative and make a bride's dream shoe come alive than it is to manage the production of a mass produced product! About Ellie Wren: Ellie Wren offers brides a unique selection of high-end, custom wedding shoes. Each Ellie Wren wedding shoe is hand-decorated in the United States by Ellie's carefully selected team of artisans. Satins, laces and adornments (including Swarovski crystals and pearls) are specifically chosen for quality, color and style and every design can be further customized to suit the bride's style--platform peep toes can be redesigned as flats and a traditional white wedding shoe can be transformed into rich rouges and brilliant blues. In addition, Ellie Wren also offers custom wedding shoe options through which brides work one on one with our in-house designers to create truly special and unique wedding shoes--whether they be special color choices not offered through The Collection or the bride's way of giving a special nod to those characteristics that make her and her fiance unique.