I was thrilled to get to be a part of my friend Claire's New Year's Eve Wedding. Claire and her new husband Justin did such a great job of throwing a classy party with a wintery Northwest feel.
Claire is currently a grad student at Ole Miss so planning the wedding from across the country provided a few challenges. Instead of going the DIY route, she hit up Etsy and found some really unique pieces.
Here's what Claire had to say about some of the best little details:
The vases, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and my bouquet were fromNH Woods Creation. They are a really cute couple in New Hampshire that does everything by hand and all the materials come straight from the forest behind their house, with the exception of ribbon and things like that. It was really obvious they cared and put a lot of heartfelt effort into the decorations and I thought it was particularly sweet when they called me right before Hurricane Sandy came through just to tell me all of my things we would safe and dry, which I wasn't even worried about anyway.
The pinecones were collected from around our house over the years and also used as centerpieces.
Our wedding programs were fromRiver St Designs. They emailed me the PDF and then I got to do my own thing with it and picked out paper with one of my bridesmaids and just printed them off at kinkos.
The sweater I wore was ordered on Etsy too, from a shop called Luvingly Made. I gave her all my measurements and she made a custom sweater. I like that she was a fellow Washingtonian too, all in the spirit of the Pacific Northwest! I got my bridesmaids jewelry from one of my favorite Etsy jewelry shops:Sparkle Farm. She actually gave me a discount since I've shopped there quite a few times for other gifts and myself.
What do you think? Jason and I have decided that Claire's bouquet is definitely one of our favorites of the year, it's just so wonderfully unique and I love that she'll be able to keep it since the flowers are already dried.