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Style Thursday: Ring Bearer Style and Ring Pillow Alternatives

Looking for some cool duds for your ring bearer? I’ve got a few ideas traditional tux and non-traditional attire that is sure to get your guests “awwwing” over your little guy. In addition, some great ring pillow alternatives to add that extra bit of thematic detail to your special day.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the weekly roundup featuring creations and finds from the best of Etsy!

Ring Bearer Style 1

Ring Bearer Style 2

Ring Pillow Alternatives

Tips or Trends Tuesday: With This Ring

Are you wanting to carry on the tradition of having a ring bearer, but are looking for something unique and beyond the typical? You’re not alone. Many brides love the idea of a cute kiddo making his way down the aisle, but yawn at the traditional wedding ring pillow. Here are some great ideas for ring pillows as unique as you and your beloved.

Trend: Ring Pillow Alternative

‘With This Ring’ by ravengrrl

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Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Monday’s Finding on Tuesday: Memorial Day and Tea Cup Ring Pillows

Well, I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. I come from a military family and Memorial Day is a special time of reflection and gratitude for me. My father spend nearly 24 years as a highly respected Cryptologist in the Navy (heck, he even got to help the British government), my sister almost 11 years in the Army (she earned medals for her role in the invasion of Panama), my nephew is currently in the Air Force, both of my uncles were in the Army (82nd and 101st), and my grandfather was in the Army as well. I take this time to be grateful for all of men and women in uniform that have passed and to those currently in service. In addition, I give a big thank you to the spouses and families, for they too sacrifice so that their loved ones can serve their country.

I want to bring special attention to a charity known as the American Widow Project. The American Widow Project has dedicated itself to sharing the stories of the estimated 3,000 military widows of the nearly 6,000 service members who have died since 2001 as well as those that occurred prior. “While the service member’s sacrifice is acknowledged, many simply forget or fail to recognize the sacrifice of the spouse who is now left a widow of war. Oftentimes the invisible wounds of military widows are disregarded due to age or a simple lack of knowledge and understanding. The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter………Military Widow to Military Widow.” –http://www.americanwidowproject.org/about/. Please go to their website to learn more and donate if you are able.

Now, on to Monday’s Finding…on Tuesday. This week’s Monday’s Finding is an Etsy vendor that I featured on the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show (slideshow posted at the end of this post), Enchanted Bouquets. Enchanted Bouquets specializes in amazingly beautiful paper bridal and attendant bouquets. When revisiting Amber’s shop over the weekend, I found that she has started making wicked cute ring pillows out of tea cups! I knew I had to share them with you and I greatly appreciate Amber’s willingness for sharing her work on my blog.

FYI: I have sought permission from this vendor to use her photos of her work as Etsy does not allow photos to be clipped. Please do not use this photo for personal gain or copy the design presented. This product is the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of the artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both highly unethical and in some cases is a violation of copyright law (this means you Urban Outfitters!).

For a mod/vintage wedding, this aqua and lime color combo would go quite well.

This teacup is perfect for a shabby shic fete.

For an elegant garden affair, this teacup is perfect.

Aren’t they fabulous? I love them and I’m really considering getting one for my own wedding. Oh, and in case you missed it, here is Enchanted Bouquet’s slide show from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show:

Stay tuned later in the day for Tips and Trends Tuesday!

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Littlest Attendants

Welcome to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show with links for readers to donate to 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

While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Parties by Kristen is not affiliated with Wish Upon a Wedding in any other capacity and is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Parties by Kristen is not affiliated with Etsy or the vendors featured and is not an official representative of Etsy or of each of these vendors. I am simply a fan of these artists/vendors and a volunteer with a passion for what I do and for organizations I have chosen to donate my time and finances to. 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.

The first artisan in this category for Ring Bearers and Flower Girls is Aphrodite’s Canvas. “With Aphrodite’s Canvas I incorporate romantic images with the beauty of nature. Greens, browns, rust etc. I believe every color ignites emotion, and I appreciate them all.” “The ring disc was perfect for our rings and for our wedding style. Best part is we can use it again in the future as an ornament or simply displayed as a memento of our wedding.”

Next, is Diana from White Thistle Bridal Designs. “I love all fabrics especially silks and anything that sparkles. Sewing has always been where I could bring to life my ideas and thoughts (whether great or not). I love the unusual and unique, so you just might find something in my shop that makes you pause or do a double take. Enjoy!” “I went back and forth looking at different sellers before deciding on this pillow! I’m so glad I did because this pillow is AMAZING! Deana was a pleasure to work with and shipping was very fast! Can’t wait for my nephew to use this pillow at my wedding! You will not regret buying from Deana!”

“Bragging Bags is proud to offer Morgann Hill Designs, specializing in everything fabulous & unique for your upcoming wedding! We offer an array of eclectic collections including woodland, rustic, western, elegance, personalized, DIY, barn CHIC, beach cottage, vintage bride, and more.” “Gorgeous basket, looks just like the picture. It is going to be perfect for our rustic elegant Scottish wedding! Absolutely adorable!”

Next, we have Floral Accents. In addition to Floral Accents, the owner also has the shop Fascinating Creations and was featured in the Veils, Headpieces, and Hair Accessories section of the show. “I have been a floral designer for 15 years and love to create different designs. I look forward to working with you to help with your floral needs.” “Perfect ring bearer pillow for my sister’s wedding. It matched her colors and flowers beautifully. Everyone loved how different it was!”

Here we have Woomi, “I launched my collection on Etsy when I was living in New York, now I moved back to my home country Korea, I promise to continue to develop new styles. This shop is true reflection of my simple yet, whimsical and romantic aesthetic.” “I received my ring bearer pillow and it’s super cute! I’m glad I bought from woomi and I absolutely recommend!”

Next we have Garden Side Studio, “Garden Side Studio specializes in realistic silk bridal bouquets and wedding accessories of all styles and all budgets. Whether it’s bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, cake toppers, pew bows, ceremony arrangements, or ring bearer alternatives, there is something here for everyone.” “I fell in love with GardenSidestudio’s ring bearer bird’s nest and twig flower girl basket! I got to customize the color of the two speckled eggs in the nest and the color of the ribbon. She was happy to match the ribbon with my wedding colors 🙂 I would definitely buy from them again. These were made to order and were carefully packaged. Without my asking, she messaged me a picture of the nest and basket when she was done making them before I bought them to make sure I liked the result. She definitely loves what she does and it shows. Thanks Garden Side Studio!”

Jen of The Ritzy Rose says, “I am a designer from New York now living in Columbus, Ohio. In the spring of 2010, I married the man of my dreams, and I had a blast creating every aspect of our wedding. This process expanded my creativity and took me in many new directions. You can expect many of them to show up here.” Thanks for helping make the flags so personal with extra touches! they are exactly like what I imagined. I cant wait to share some pictures =).”

Modern Victorian was created by Velvet and Corley Hodges, a mother/daughter design team. Velvet is a decorative painter by trade and Corley is a young adult novelist. Their obsession for texture is reflected in their designs. They also share a love of fabric and frills which was bestowed upon them by their late grandmother. Thanks for your interest in their creative design!” “It’s gorgeous! Our flower girl is going to look so pretty carrying this! I didn’t notice in the picture, but there are beautiful burgundy rhinestones lining the top. Love it! Shipping was very quick and great communication. I’ll be sending pics as soon as I can. Thank you again!”

As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2011 Magazine, Olive and Fern crafts “lovely handmade Flower girl Dresses, perfect for a casual, destination, rustic…or outdoor Wedding.” “These are even more perfect in person! I have 5 little flower girls and they all love them! Olive and fern was so great to work with, and answered any and all questions so quickly! I highly recommend purchasing if you are interested! I will send pictures from my May wedding of the girls in their dresses. Thank you again…they are so perfect!!!”

Sweet Plume says, “Our Plume Collection dresses are perfect for weddings, special occasions, birthdays and more. I am always creating and if I don’t have a color scheme you are looking for, let me know, I will customize something in order to make you happy! Our Sweet Collection dresses are perfect for everyday wear! Full of ruffles, polka dots, flowers and more for your little girly girl!”

Next we have Beane and Company. “My shop concentrates on special occasion clothes for children. We do vintage inspired and current styles as well as wedding apparel for boys and girls. All items are custom made to suit your needs…Everything is handmade with care from quality materials. A lot of time and craftsmanship is put into each item. Since I do take custom orders, most everything can be done in another color or fabric. If you see a style you like but want to make design changes it is usually possible. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.” “We received the dresses today and could not be more pleased with the final product. They are made with a good quality fabric – fully lined with tulle and even the ribbon is constructed out of a really nice silk fabric. Excellent customer service, beautiful clothing, and would definitely recommend this person to any buyer.”

Bella Bean Couture says, “We specialize in wedding and special occasion designs. Please take a moment to browse our collection and hopefully you will find what you are looking for. Please contact us if you need a special color scheme to coordinate with your wedding. We LOVE special requests.” “I love love my dress for the flower girl! It is amazing and absolutely everything I was looking for!!! Faith you are fantastic! I could not have imagined anything else for my flower girl on my wedding day! I will send a pic soon!”

Finally, we have The Belle and The Beau. “I’m absolutely in love with this time of the year…new life, new growth, and color….If you can’t tell, I am all about color:) Spring is in the air….love too! Our busy wedding season is in full swing and we are accepting custom wedding orders.” “Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for!! Our ring bearer is going to look adorable. Thank you!”