Hand Made With Love

I love this time of year! Not only because of the holidays but this is the time of year when I get to make hand crafted accessories for brides. I started Pretty Bride Shop because I saw a need for brides to be able to get the accessories of their dreams. It all started with one head piece for a friend, and since then I have had the honor to create veil’s Garters, flower girl baskets and even a jumping broom kit in addition to feather fascinators. Today I would love to share some of my favorite pieces and why I love making each piece tailored to each bride. 

My first veil for 2014 has turned out to be a very special piece. I met with the bride, Linzy a few months ago. As soon as she began to tell me about her wedding, my mind began to race with designs for her. She is my kind of gal, her style is very boho, fresh, girly, southern with a vintage flair. As I got to know her, she began to tell me about how her grandmother is growing the flowers for the wedding and how excited she is. How amazing is that? to have your grandmother not only arrange the flowers for your wedding, but to grow them! As soon as I heard that, I knew we had to incorporate pieces of her grandmothers jewelry into her veil. Below are a few sneak peaks of the supplies that I used for her veil and of the veil itself. Her wedding isn’t until Spring 2014, so you will have to wait to see her wedding photos. I am so thrilled to have been able to make this very Special veil for such a lovely southern bride! 

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Here are some of the supplies used for Linzy’s veil 

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Here is a sneak peak of Linzy’s veil 

As soon as I get photos from Linzy’s wedding, I will share her amazing veil made with love just for her. 

I would love to showcase some of last years creations: 

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I made this sassy birdcage veil/ flower hair piece for Katie. Katie had a Mad Men Themed wedding. 

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I made La June a Super fun feather flat hat! I had so much fun making her hat for her Tiffany’s themed wedding. 

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Finally, I will leave you with Heather’s flower Head piece. I loved matching the flowers from Heather’s dress for her head piece. I would not have thought of making the flowers the way that the dress maker had made them. This flower headpiece was a piece that forced me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow as a designer. 

Thank You for reading today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it! 

Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime! 

xox,

Nicol

 

Finishing Touches

ImageToday I want to talk about the importance of a brides finishing touches. Yesterday I stopped by an new bridal shop in Denver, Emma and Grace, with a friend. The shop is such a beautiful shop with a really beautiful inventory of dresses. While we were speaking with the owner, she was walking us through her top selling dresses. My friend asked her if she tells brides what are the most popular? I thought this was a great question! All brides want to feel special and they want to have a one of a kind wedding. The owner of the shop had the best answer. She spoke on how every bride is different and it is how they finish the look that will make them one of a kind and truly bring out the brides personal style. I couldn’t agree more! 

One of my guilty pleasures is to look at the celebrity magazines and look at the “Who Wore It Better” pages. I think I love looking at these types of articles because it shows how important the finishing touches are to an overall look.It’s the little details that can make or break an outfit, like accessories, makeup and hair. This is why I started Pretty Bride Shop. I believe that the little details will be what will help a bride show case her personal style on her big day even if she is wearing the most popular dress. 

Thank you for reading today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it!

Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

Check out out recent project: http://rkthb.co/28007

xox,

Nicole 

Shrug It!

One of the most exciting things a gal can do is open the latest wedding magazine to find the latest wedding fashions. As the years go by, the bridal fashions depicted in the new wedding magazines can range from classic to a little too racy for a church service. If you have fallen in love with a dress that you may not feel completely comfortable in while getting married in the church, but you have to have it because you love and  it fits you perfect;  there is a solution for you. Shrugs are one of the trending wedding accessories because you can have the best of both worlds. You can look church appropriate for your ceremony and let loose at your reception.

Here are some great shrugs:

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Pine Cone Cabin

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Alex Bridal 

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Style Made Here

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White Fashion 

There are so many different styles of shrugs. There is bound to be one that fits your personal style. I found all of these on Etsy!

Thank you for reading today’s style tip! Have a great day!

XOX,

Nicole Ramirez

Stop by the Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

Introducing Pretty Beatrice

 When I was a little girl one of my elementary school choir concert costumes was a flapper outfit. I can remember the excitement I had as my mom was putting the finishing touches on my costume. I absolutely had to wear that flapper costume; I wanted to wear it every day! Ever since then I have been a little obsessed with the 20’s fashions. which is why,  one of my favorite head pieces I have ever made is pretty Beatrice.

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When I first made this piece I didn’t think it would need the black gem. Boy, was I wrong! It makes the piece the beez knees! I was hunting around my organized mess of an apartment and ran across this black clip on earring that didn’t have a matching earring. I bought these earrings about 5 years ago at a thrift store in Long Beach Ca. I believe that I lost the earring on a Vegas trip, but anyway, I absolutely loved this earring so much that I saved it. I believe that it was meant to be on this head piece all along. 

you can find this piece at http://www.etsy/shop/prettybrideshop. 

Jewels

Like a lot of ladies out there, I love anything that sparkles! Lately I have had this craving to make jewelry. I have always wanted to try to design and create Pretty jewels. Three days ago I picked up some supplies and went to town. Turns out, I love designing jewelry, which is why the Pretty Bride Shop will be launching our new line of very pretty jewels next week. Check out some of the designs.

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This is the first Bracelet that I made. I love it so much I had to give it away as a free gift on the Pretty Bride Shop Facebook fan page!

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I wanted to have a simple yet smashing. I Love these earring because they can be warn by a bride on her big day and even on the days after their big day! 

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These were inspired by the 1950’s. I wanted a retro feel, but appropriate for today’s fashions.

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These earrings are just girly fun! Who wouldn’t want pink heart shaped locket earrings??

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Pearls with a summertime twist with Lovely vintage coral charms. I love pearls! 

 

If you like these beauties check out the Pretty Bride Shop on Etsy next week, http://www.prettybridshop.etsy.com. 

 Have a great weekend!