A Unique Shop for Weddings

Looking for a unique way to preserve those special memories from your wedding day? If the answer is yes, then you will want to take a look at A Vintage Bride on Etsy (http://avintagebride.etsy.com/).

This store offers some very unique and creative ideas for preserving items from your wedding day to jewelry to reception favors and more. All items are created with a vintage inspired touch that makes them unique and different.

So if you are in search of something different and creative to keep those cards and special memories from your wedding safe, then check out A Vintage Bride! You won't be disappointed in what you find in their store for your wedding!

Blessings, Dawn


Keeping Your Wedding Day Alive in Pictures...

A big part of any wedding day is your photographs. They are a way to capture all the emotions and happenings of your special day so that you can go back and re-live that day over and over again.

MagicIsland, a photographer from North Carolina takes some amazing photographs. The photo featured above is one of their original pieces and they offer some great photo packages. They offer a couple of local locations in North Carolina if you are looking for some place unique to have your wedding or they are willing to travel to your location for a fee. Please be sure to visit their Etsy store at: http://magicisland.etsy.com/ to see more of their beautiful work and to learn more about their services!

When you go to select your photographer, take some time to get to know them and their work. Our DIY Wedding planner product for Vendors will help you keep track of all the photographers you've met with as well as give you some great questions to ask as you make your selection.

Enjoy this special day in your life and make sure you have a great photographer to capture all the special moments!!


Let's Celebrate! DIY Wedding Complete Give-Away!

We at The Joyful Bride are celebrating our grand opening our Etsy store and also our new blog! To celebrate, we are going to give-away 1 copy of our DIY Wedding Complete product! This product is the ultimate planning product for organizing every detail of your wedding! You can read more about it here....http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22577752.

To register for this give-away, all you need to do is click on the link above, check out the product and then leave a comment below on this blog on how you think this product could help keep you a Joyful Bride!!! It's really that simple! :-)

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and good luck! We will announce the winner on this blog on Wed., April 15th!


Something for the Groom and Groomsmen!

Finding something unique and different for the groom and groomsmen is always a problem it seems like. This Etsy artist creates some unique items that all men are sure to love, especially when they find out item can be customized for each person! How cool is that?!

The history of cufflinks goes back to the middle ages where its precursor the ‘cuff string’ adorned the wrists of fashinable gentlemen of the day. One of the earliest references to what we know recognise as cufflinks was made in the London Gazette of 1684 which referred to a pair of cuff buttons set with diamonds, the same journal in 1686 also described a pair of gold enamelled cuff buttons. More evidence of the existence of cufflinks in the middle ages was found in Suffolk, England when a decorated gold single chain cufflink was discovered also dating back to the 17th century.Despite its early appearance the continual taste for adorning sleeve ends with elaborate wrist ruffles meant it was not until the mid-nineteenth century that the cufflink really came into its own as dandy-ish ruffles gave way to functionally minimal sleeves and in particular the arrival of the French Cuff (also called the Double Cuff) or as the French themselves called it poignet mousquetaire – the musketeers cuff, paving the way for the emergence proper of cufflinks.Initially confined to the upper echelons of society, by the 1860’s cufflink grew into the mainstream as jewelers like Child & Child in London and Krementz & Co in New York brought out cufflinks that were within the price range of the wider public.

Custom cuff links for your wedding would be a nice touch- Personalize each set of cuff links for each Groomsmen. Need help with getting started? Send an email to bellamodaartists@hotmail.com