Etsy.com was launched more than five years ago as an online marketplace for handmade, vintage, and arts and crafts vendors. Products range from clothing and jewellery to even stationary and toys. Most importantly however, Etsy has become quite the popular market for DIY-style wedding-related items and trinkets. It even has a dedicated section for weddings so you can’t go wrong.
Here’s a selection of interesting finds from Etsy as a sampler to whet your curiosity.
Flowers Of Words
Why not make your big day a lot more personal by making paper flowers from your favorite books. These beautiful, rustic boutonnieres can be made from any of your favorite pages, including sheet music.
DIY Stationery Suite
This gorgeous stationery suite includes save the dates, RSVP cards, invites,directions to your venue, and thank you notes. The entire suite is even self-printable, so you can just get your own paper and start printing them out. (more…)
We often spruik the benefits and charms a little touch of DIY lends to every wedding, but if you’re no Martha Stewart, there’s no reason to despair. There are sweet little DIY projects you can undertake at any level.
For the DIY noob or even the time-poor bride who would like to try their hand at a little craftiness, here are five simple DIY touches for every wedding:
A chance to preview Lusan Mandongus‘ 2014 collection? Yes please.
Romance is the heart of this Hong Kong based designer’s aesthetic, as captured by our reviews of his 2012 and 2013 collections. Thanks to a special invite by WGA vendor Designer Bridal Room, hearts were a flutter scanning the beautiful gowns specially flown down for this event.
Images courtesy of Designer Bridal Room.
As a special treat to their clients, Designer Bridal Room (DBR) went the extra mile to fly in senior designer of the bridal house, Warren So for the event. Future brides who signed up for the event received a custom-designed sketch from him as a souvenir which the option to order the gown through DBR. (more…)
One of the hottest things to have hit the Net of late, Pinterest has taken everyone by storm. What is it all about, you ask? It’s essentially “visual bookmarking” – like adding a website to your browser “favourites” so you can go back and look at it later; but with pictures.
In other words, it’s like a digital scrapbook of sorts, and in planning your wedding day in this Internet age, it helps to be able to organize everything that has caught your eye online in one, accessible place.
Here are a few tips to get you up and running with Wedding Planning using Pinterest.
Log in and register on the website or download the application onto your phone or tablet to begin. After that you can check out the simple how-to prepared on the Pinterest website which will allow you to “pin” the beautiful ideas you find on various websites as photos on “boards” that are neatly linked back to the original websites that they came from for later reference. (more…)
Bridal magazine editors flocked to New York in April for a glimpse of fashion trends being forecasted for Spring 2014. Read the first part of our coverage here. Today we present four more designers starting with veteran Vera Wang!
Vera Wang suggested an exciting bridal palate of black-and-white. She pushed the envelope with innovative design and sexy leather gloves. (more…)
Choosing your bridal hairdo can be a little tricky! You don’t want to appear too messy or show up with a dated look. If you’re not sure of how to don your tresses, well we’ve got it the basics for you- from ballerina buns to side sweeps!
Source (l-r): www.pinterest.com/kira_yonek, www.hellomagazine.com
Source (l-r): www.decorationdemariage.tumblr.com, www.alfeminile.com
Like the iconic full-sleeved lace gown adorned by Grace Kelly, to the puffed sleeves in ivory silk taffeta with a 25-foot train coveted by Princess Diana – trends in bridal wear is as exciting as ever. Today we highlight looks from the recent Bridal Fashion Week in New York.
Clean lines and a nice balance between structure and soft textures, fit for the modern princess. (more…)
"Isn't she lovely?" First-time parents Grace and Alex only have eyes for little Krysta.
We’re all about weddings here at WGA, but we can’t forgo everything that happens after the wedding, namely actually being a wife, and perhaps, a mother!
In conjunction with Mother’s Day, we find out more about what being a new mum means, in the words of WGA vendor Stories by Integricity Visuals‘ Grace Tan.
First and last photograph by Asther Lau and courtesy of Grace Tan; remaining photographs by Grace Tan.
Rockabye baby...Krysta at 10 days.
They say home is wherever mom is. We say that’s true!
With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, there’s no way you’re not spoiling your mum with great gifts and ideas. If you haven’t thought of anything (especially the boys) and seeing how it’s a little too last minute already, how about giving some of these ideas below a consideration?
Source (l-r): www.sweetsugarbelle.com, www.tobifairley.com
Whipping up the kitchen (more…)
In a time when a lengthy Hollywood romance is counted in months rather than years, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson is a a stunning example of how true love and overcome all odds. Thought by many as one of Tinseltown’s most perfect celebrity couples, the two has been married for more that two decades and their love seems to grow stronger by the day.
The two shared a strong attraction to the art of acting from the very beginning, with Tom studying theatre at California State University, while Rita landed a guest spot as a cheerleader on an episode of The Brady Bunch when she was only 16 years old. (more…)