November 19, 2009

Things I Love Thursdays: Bethany Lorelle Accessories

Posted in Things I Love Thursdays: Bethany Lorelle Accessories tagged , , , , at 8:02 am by Dory

This is a new one for me. I absolutely love little details, such as a feather headband, a beautiful clip, or a vintage-inspired necklace. As you can tell from the pictures, this did not match the style or feel from my wedding, but I still adore it.

Bethany Moritz is the designer for Bethany Lorelle, and they are the most beautiful pieces. I did not know about her until I found that one of my college friends is a model for her. Despite that connection, I absolutely LOVE her pieces. Here is just a taste:

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April 17, 2009

Finally a Winner!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 6:23 pm by Dory

And after taking a break before the big day, I am so happy to come back as a married gal!

I know there is a LONG overdue winner needed for the PuffPastry Giveaway. I am so happy to say that Janil is our winner. Here is her post:

janil said,

FAntastic work and difficult choice!!! I love all of them… I choose Silver Tray of Cake, Cookies and Pastries necklace because I have to do it, but it’s really hard decide for only one!!!

Thanks for the chance!!!!

Janil, I will forward your email on, and you will be contacted soon! Congrats on winning!

March 16, 2009

PuffPastry Giveaway

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 6:45 pm by Dory


I was very excited for the last giveaway, and I wanted to start another one as soon as possible. I found Vivien of PuffPastry through the last giveaway, and I immediately began trying to figure out which one I wanted. They just look so delicious!

Here is what she has written to all the BrideSaver readers:
“Hi BrideSaver Readers! I love making cute sweet rings and necklaces, sewing ballgowns and quirky skirts, taking lots of pictures for my Flickr and eating candy. Lots of candy. I also spend more hours than I should looking for items to heart on Etsy and buy for my wedding. It’s nice to meet you!

Dory is hosting a giveaway on this blog. The lucky winner will get a $10 gift certificate to use in my store To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite item in my shop is. Dory will pick the winner randomly. Everyone else who enters the contest can use the coupon code “BRIDE20″ to get 20% off their order (not including shipping) until April 15, 2009. Good luck everyone!”

So you heard her! To enter, just leave a comment telling us what your favorite item in Vivien’s shop is. You will not be held to getting that item if you win.

To enter another time, just leave me a comment that you subscribed to this blog.

To enter yet another time, simply post in another message board, forum or other blog (even in the comments) about this blog. Leave the link in the comments section and you’ll have another entry!


Thanks, Vivien! I can’t wait to see the response for this one.

February 2, 2009

Pearls are a Bride’s Best Friend?

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 4:01 pm by Dory

I’ve heard that pearls are considered to be unlucky for the bride to wear on her wedding day, but I’ve met very few brides who actually agree with this superstition. Pearls can be as classy or as trendsetting as you want, and to me, there’s nothing more wonderful than a row of pearls.

I remember when I got my first pearls: my grandmother got me a necklace with 11 pearls on it (it was my 11th birthday). She told me that she would give me another pearl for every birthday I had. Well, that never actually happened, but it started my love for those beautiful white treasures. When Tim and I went on a cruise during college, he got me my first (and only) row of pearls, and I knew that I would be wearing that necklace on our wedding day.

When thinking about what my bridesmaids would be wearing, I knew I wanted some kind of pearl necklace for them. I thought I would first just buy one from online, but I quickly found out that most online retailers only sell glass pearls, and if I was buying a necklace for my girls, I wanted it to be real. There were a few places that sold them for $50 a piece, but that would have been out of my budget. So I decided to make them.

I went to a local bead store and bought three strings of pearls, wire, crimps, clasps and Swarovski crystals. All in all, each necklace was about $30! I’m so happy with how they turned out:


If anyone would like for me to make these for them as well (or other variations), just let me know!