Last week we had the incredible opportunity to fly our talents to Tecate, Mexico and assist with the
set-up, decor and coordination of Erika + Nate's beautiful March wedding. The draping, soft lighting and white flowers mixed with an evening bilingual vow exchange set a very romantic mood. This wedding was so inspiring ... we had to share a few of our personal photos! Enjoy.
Erika + Nate
This was a DIY favor idea crafted by one of the bridesmaids. It's simply a spray painted tin can, embellished with lace ribbon and a handmade fabric flower. The couple decided to fill these with a variety of Mexican candy for the children at each table to enjoy. These were so cute & such a hit!
Bitsy had the pleasure of custom making Erika + Nate's wedding invitations.
This was our very first time crafting wedding invitations in Spanish - such a fun challenge!
Thank you to Erika + Nate for letting us share photos of their lovely day!
We have fallen in love ... and must share why! The talents and beauty of Vatne Designs' custom made accessories and jewelry are incredible. From hand-crafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces to one of a kind floral hair pieces, you're sure to cherish your fabulous personalized creation. We had the special opportunity to chat with Neallie, owner of the Bellingham based business on how her wonderful journey with Vatne Designs began... below we share our interview.
Tell us how Vatne Designs was started?
"Vatne Designs started out and remains my creative outlet; I have been creating jewelry since I was young. I have a background working within the bridal industry where I used my creativity daily, and worked with brides and wedding professionals throughout the country. After staying home with my two boys for a few years I decided to start my own business and my immediate instinct was to create jewelry and accessories for brides. I have since expanded my line to include colors and styles, which can be worn day to night, for any and all occasions."
What inspires you?
"My inspirations come from simple timeless elements and soft shades of color. I design with the inspiration that brides want the memory of the Big Day to be accessible everyday. My creations can be worn out and about or to the most special of events. I am drawn to sandy hues and shady grays, these colors can be worn with absolutely anything!"
"Spun Sugar Suite is a fun and fabulous wedding blog that my close friend and I started together. Sheila is a talented photographer who amazes me constantly, and it was our mutual love for all things wedding that brought this blog together. We showcase amazing vendors, gorgeous weddings and engagements, fashion finds and wedding inspirations."
How does one order a lovely custom piece?
"My website vatnedesigns.com is a wonderful resource for jewelry lovers and brides. I offer many color options and custom lengths directly from my site. I welcome custom requests and I enjoy creating designs according to my customer’s vision."
To place a custom order or to view more work by Vatne Designs visit: www.vatnedesigns.com. Be sure to use the code BITSY20 by April 10, 2011 and receive 20% off your order!!