This March, I received an email from a girl named Sarah on Etsy. She requested a custom order including bridesmaid clutches, boutonnieres, a ring bearer pillow, and a few other small items. At the time, I was beginning to decline custom requests simply because they usually tend to involve much more time, effort, and stress than a regular order. (This is coming from a person who finds the simultaneous boiling of water for pasta and heating of pre-made spaghetti sauce stressful.) But for some reason, I decided to work with her on the custom order. And I am glad that I did. Sarah turned out to be so easy-going; she was a breeze to work with. She met her husband Jeremiah at Denver Seminary during their graduate studies and they got married this June. When she sent me pictures from the wedding just two short weeks after the big day, I was not only suitably impressed, (I haven't even framed a single picture of my own wedding from last June yet!) but I was also thrilled to see them. It was so rewarding to view some of our items in an actual wedding, and I loved getting to take a peek at their special day. Here are some of the pictures that she sent me:
Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Heiser! I hope you are basking in newlywed bliss!
I also have to thank Sarah for inspiring me to design my own clutches. Because it was so frustrating trying to find the perfect clutches to add the rosettes to, I started thinking about making my own clutches. (Previously I had been embellishing clutch bodies that I bought wholesale). Now I have the freedom to use whatever colors I wish (providing I can find the fabric!), and I can use fun prints for the lining! Here is a new bridal clutch I listed on Etsy today: