Recently I purchased a piece from this Etsy seller and, I must say, their pieces would make the perfect bridesmaid’s gift. With delicate necklaces, earring, and rings featuring non-traditional stones, JewelParadise’s well-made, affordable accessories would make any woman smile. I’m especially impressed with the more whimsical necklaces featuring camera and calla lily charms. Check them out!
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Jewelry is and always will be the icing on the cake of a bride’s ensemble. To make sure your bling is extra sweet, head over to Amamika & Shinji. This Tokyo-based Etsy shop and private atelier sells artfully crafted sterling silver pieces inspired by whimsical motifs such as dragonflies, clovers and sakura, in addition to more simplistic designs. The prices may be a bit indulgent (from $40 to a whopping $940), but the pieces are well worth the cost.
Click here to shop Amamika and Shinji on Etsy.
Or, you could go to AtelierShinji.com for a wider selection.
Eclectic brides looking for wedding day jewelry should definitely take a look at My Cellar Door. This Etsy seller has an extensive collection of delicates necklaces and earrings that are made for the bohemian sensibility. With delicate filigree work, the use of alternative stones, and many nature-inspired motifs, My Cellar Door’s craftsmanship is apparent and well-suited to make a subtle style statement. The inexpensive prices help too.
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Maybe this Etsy seller caught my eye because it shares the same name as my mother.
On the other hand, it could be the lovely, vintage-inspired gowns that Love, June offers. In any case, I am impressed with the style options available to brides and bridesmaids looking for beautifully constructed, reasonably priced dresses made in a way that no piece of fabric gets thrown into the garbage. Talk about getting your money’s worth.
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Minter and Richter Designs is an Etsy shop that fashions wedding bands out of the most unlikely materials. The shop has the usual suspects (titanium) and has picked up on some trends (woodgrain inlay)… but, how many people can say that their wedding band features concrete? It may be considered an industrial material, but Minter and Richter designs incorporates it in a way that makes the final product an elegant option with a little edge.
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For 2011, brides are still looking for drama when it comes to their accessories. One place where you can find high-impact accessories with an ethereal look is Flora Bond. This Etsy shop carries statement necklaces that combines light satin and silk with pearls and other jewels, creating pieces that even the most dramatic bride will appreciate. Flora Bond also has a range of millinery hair pieces and a budding earring collection that is sure to impress.
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Etsy has provided yet another means to acquire wedding day accessories. Little White Dresser specializes in wedding day hair accessories, dress accessories, and jewelry for the vintage-loving bride. Among my favorite lacy pieces in the shop is their silvery belt and this lovely blush pink hair flower. Several of the necklaces made me smile as well, and the affordability will make the budget-savvy bride grin from ear to ear.
Click here to shop Little White Dresser on Etsy.
Paper and origami bouquets have become a stylish, low-budget option for brides looking for a unique alternative to traditional fresh blooms. One purveyor of this trend is My Bohemian Summer. This photographer-turned-Etsy seller handcrafts custom origami bouquets in vibrant colors for a fraction of the cost of real flowers. The quirky beauty of these pieces are perfect for the bohemian bride.
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In my head, I imagined that engagement and wedding rings of the future would look like this!
Renaissance Fine Jewelry is an Etsy seller that specializes in titanium rings. Within their inventory is a wide range of lovely tension-set rings featuring several different gemstones. Not only are the prices perfect for a couple on a tight budget, but they offer sizing at no extra cost. Yes! Now, it only we could perfect the flying car…
Click here to shop Renaissance Fine Jewelry on Etsy.
Once again, I am impressed with wedding bands made with alternative materials! Custom Jewelry by Johan is an Etsy seller that specializes in titanium, meteorite, and wood-grain rings that would be perfect for the modern couple. Johan also accepts custom work-just send him a sketch and he will turn it into reality. But, if your imagination doesn’t stretch so far, simply choose one of the gorgeous ready-made designs.
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