Here is the final part of the Bridal Gowns section. I hope you have enjoyed all of these gorgeous dresses and hopefully one that speaks to you. If you are wary about ordering a custom dress, I can assure you that you won’t be sorry. Check out a shop’s feedback and see how many satisfied customers they have. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, even if it’s a bit non-traditional. Work with the shop and trust that they are experts at what they do. I ordered my own wedding jacket from an awesome Etsy vendor. I gave her my measurements and when it arrived, perfection.
I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.
In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding” is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org
Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.
Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.
Giveaway! Today’s giveaway comes from C. R. Boggs Designs. “C.R.Boggs Designs was created out of the love of Vintage and Haute Couture styles. Many hours have been spent researching Old Hollywood and Vintage Bridal pieces that have become inspirations for many of my pieces. Each design is an original and although i may make a similar piece upon request, each piece is an original and no two are just alike. Everyday brings a new thought or inspiration for my works. I specialize in couture styles and relish using vintage jewelry, lace, and gems of all types.” -Etsy Profile
This shop has generously donated a $30 gift certificate and all you have to do is check out the C. R. Boggs Designs shop and post your favorite item in the comments section of this post. To earn extra entries: Like Belle Memorie on Facebook and post a separate comment saying you did; Tweet “The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team presents the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: bellememorie.wordpress.com” and enter a separate comment with the link to your tweet. That’s three chances to win, so go forth and earn those entries! UPDATE: We have decided that all giveaways will have a deadline extension to the end of show on April 21st!