Monday, June 29, 2015

Bri's Beloved - Wedding & Graphic Design by Yolk Design

I haven't posted a Bri's Beloved blog post recently so here's one for you. It takes special shops, vendors, and wedding items to make it on my Bri's Beloved list. What I love about this shop is that it is simple, elegant, and understated enough on it's own to bring a wow factor to a wedding with all the elements pulled together!

Yolk Design offers brides and grooms low budget, unique wedding decor or small wedding gift ideas. They are all custom made by hand by a husband and wife team that created about 99% of their rustic carnival wedding themselves. Combined they have degrees in graphic design and advertising which brings about their creativity and savvy business ideas. They work with silk screen, vinyl and other materials creating logo design, monograms, car decals, home decorations and of course wedding decor and gifts! Take a peek at the simple elegance their wedding items embody.

I am absolutely in love with this Save the Date! I have not seen anything else like it, and what's even more is that you can choose from many colours to suit your chosen wedding colours.

It's always nice to have special keepsakes from your wedding and Yolk Design provides that with their Vow Books and Advice for the Bride and Groom book that you could use as a wedding guest book alternative!

Yolk Design just launched about seven months ago so their product selection will continue to grow! If you are looking for a custom design contact them so they can help you pull together all the subtle details to bring the wow factor to your wedding day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Destination Wedding Feature - San Diego, California

Being a creative person it only takes one image, idea, or, experience to spark a whole vision. The spark behind this blog feature is seeing the images captured by Blessed Wedding Photography, a wedding photography company that offers brides wedding photography, videography and hair/makeup services.They even have a super sweet wedding blog that you have to check out!

Now let's talk elopement... Elopement in San Diego to be more specific. I have written about many destination weddings, but this one is a little different. Not everyone dreams of a big wedding, endless congrats, and vendors to pay at the end of their special day. So this feature is all about the alternative option of getting eloped in an intimate celebration just you, your love, and maybe a few of your closest friends or relatives. Take a peek at this photo montage for inspiration and if anything fits with your vision click on the image to get more info. You will see the work of Blessed Wedding Photography along with other vendors and wedding items. Many of the images will take you directly to wedding vendors in the San Diego, CA area to make for easy planning of your intimate "Elopement Day". For more information about eloping in San Diego, check out the links at the end of this feature.

Want to know more about getting eloped in San Diego, click these links to find out more!

... By the way, how amazing would it be to get eloped at the zoo...

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Look"Blog": Epic DIY Weddings Deserve Epic Cake Toppers!

I've seen and made some pretty epic cake toppers over the years; if you have a creative bone in your body all you need is a little inspiration and some glue!!

Made by me for my wedding (left) and my sister-in-law's wedding (right)

If you are not the creative type but want an epic DIY, handmade, or customizable wedding cake topper this Look Blog is just what you need! Here are some of the epic wedding cake toppers I've stumbled upon.

Epic Wedding Cake Toppers Look Blog

A little about some of the shops featured in this look blog:

Cake Toppers Outlet offers handmade funny and unique wedding cake toppers at a competitive price. They also carry birthday and wedding anniversary cake toppers in different sizes and styles. All bride and groom wedding cake toppers are customizable to resemble features of the bride and groom! Check out the different styles of football, golf, auto, and humour bride and groom cake toppers the Cake Toppers Outlet has to offer.

Enamor Weddings is the creation of artist Amie Hackworth who has been painting since 2006, but has been a crafty gal since she could walk. Cake Cuties custom wedding cake toppers are just one of her specialties, she also sells hand painted custom card boxes, handmade ring pillows, and bridal handbags.

Ready Go is an Etsy shop run by Nadia after completing a fine arts/graphic design degree at the University of Missouri, Nadia moved to Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two dogs. She loves paper and all of its possibilities and has dedicated her shop to it featuring wedding decor items!

Cortney Rector WEDDING designs where you will find unique cake toppers and invitations. No molds are involved in Courtney's clay work and each item is handmade. Her pieces are rustic and imperfect which adds to their charm. Cortney finds inspiration from nature and her northern surroundings; she graduated from the University of Maine with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 and continues to create in her individual style.

Sol Bijou is a world of inspiration, creativity and romance. Each uniquely handcrafted piece is Maricel's own design made with exquisite materials, a discerning eye and love. Each accessory is envisioned and crafted to contribute to the uniqueness of your special day. And what's more, Sol Bijou is a Canadian shop!