Handmade Weddings

Indie Detroit Wedding Ring Showcase June 28

I’m very excited to be a part of Indie Detroit Wedding Ring, an online resource for DIY-minded brides and grooms. After my wedding, I realized how hard it is for folks not connected to the crafting world to find independent business owners who focus on local goods or making goods on their own. My co-horts, Carey Gustafson (of Glass Action and Handmade Detroit) and leader Angela Ficorelli (of Moving Beauty) felt the same way, too. And it’s not just weddings – there’s a real need for DIY party assistance, from supplies to ideas, for folks in Detroit.

This year we’re building up our database and looking to highlight fantastic area makers and business owners. To get us started, we’re hosting a small showcase at Flip Salon in Ferndale on June 28. The event is free of charge – we’re just looking to meet other folks who want help creating their DIY wedding.

I’m also pleased to share that Windham Fabrics has graciously donated fabric for our guest thank-you gifts! These handmade totes, made by yours truly, will be given to the first 25 folks that evening. They’re great for stashing the business cards and flyers you’ll be picking up that evening! I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how to make them for yourself, too. Why not use them for out-of-town guests, gift bags for attendants, etc.?

Make sure to follow along on Facebook as well as RSVP for the Showcase.

Our Handmade Wedding: The Paper Goods

When I thought to myself, “I can’t WAIT to design our own wedding invitations!” I had no idea how time goes into the process. Luckily we had the wonderful brains and expertise of Perfect Laughter, Dennis and Christina Jacobs. I’ve known the Dearborn husband-and-wife design team for a few years now thanks to the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. When it came time to decide who would make our wedding paper goods, Nick and I didn’t even think of anyone else. (more…)

Our Handmade Wedding: The Crafts

We received our wedding photos not too long ago and have been spending a lot of time going through all of the great shots. (That’s something you don’t realize will take a LOT of time to enjoy!) Starting today, and for the next few days, I’m going to share my favorites from our wedding last December at The Henry Ford. During the wedding planning process I shared a few posts on the handmade things I’d been scheming. With all of our photos on deck, here’s what we saved for the big day in terms of crafts. (more…)