Last year I was thrilled to be a bridesmaid and a Maid of Honour to two best friends on their wedding days, and whilst their events had different themes, they both featured handmade elements with special details and customisations that gave each wedding its own personal vibe.
Amity and her (now) husband Lloyd celebrated with an enchanting woodland wedding last May. A truly magical event! The sun shone, the birds sang, and the feet danced. There was a strong botanical theme with lush greens, flowers, fern fronds, and foliage from the table decorations to the bouquets. I even designed my own dress with illustrations of lichen and ferns (photo: far left).
Pantone colour of the year is Greenery, a colour said to be "symbolic of new beginnings". A sweet concept for starting a new life together, and the flourishing growth of a relationship and family!
This, combined with the still hugely popular botanical trend reveals a whole host of fresh ideas for 2017 weddings. Continuing with the handmade element, discover my Etsy wedding picks below with delicate greens stemming* from jungle to forest to garden. Click through images for individual product listings.
*pun game strong?
HANDPICKED BOTANICAL WEDDINGS
ETSY's WEDDING STYLE GUIDE
Etsy's editors have curated a Wedding Style Guide with ideas for a variety of themes to help you "design the wedding of your dreams with unique finds that fit your style". What's more, by shopping with Etsy's independent sellers, you're supporting small businesses in achieving their dreams too! Winner!
Etsy Wedding Pop-up at West Elm
Are you planning a wedding? You're in luck! Etsy are hosting a pop up wedding marketplace, and you're invited! Taking place at West Elm’s flagship store in London, you can meet the UK sellers showcasing their unique items (get your custom orders in!), and participate in the wedding-inspired craft workshops - make a day of it!
WHAT: Etsy Wedding Pop-up at West Elm
WHERE: West Elm, 209 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PN
WHEN: Friday the 17th – Sunday the 19th February 2017
Friday | 10am – 7pm
Saturday | 10am – 7pm
Sunday | 12pm – 6pm
COST: Free entry
SOCIAL: #EtsyAtWestElm @EtsyUK
PS: Etsy wedding experts are on hand to help with a series of #EtsyWeddings Q&A sessions! Starting with Charley Beard of award winning blog London Bride on February 3rd, 13:00 - 15:00 (usually viewable for 24hrs). Find out how to participate here.
Are you planning a wedding? What kind of theme are you thinking of? Please do RSVP!