Monday, November 21, 2011

lovely little finds

Wedding Edition
In the process of preparing for my brothers wedding I had a lot of people asking me about the gifts I would be getting them. While I took the easy way out for the bridal shower gift and stuck to the registry, I opted for something more personal and special for the bachlorette and wedding gifts. 

I first stumbled upon the image above via Pinterest (what's new?) and knew immediately this is what I wanted to get them for their wedding gift. I contacted the seller, Stephanie through her ETSY shop and we got right to work. While I loved the impact the canvas in the picture made it was a little out of my price range so I asked if she could possibly cut the height in half to better fit my budget. Stephanie was a total pleasure to work with and was more than accommodating. 

She immediately posted a custom listing for me and I sent her over the lyrics to the song I wanted on the canvas. ("Bubbly" by Colbie Calliat because it is the couples "song"). 

After I purchased my custom listing I received my proofs about 10 days later. Here are two of the three different proofs Stephanie sent me via e-mail.

After choosing one and asking her to tweak a few things she sent me over a mock up of the canvas, which was a great visual for me as a buyer. 

My canvas was printed, shipped, and received in under two weeks from that date. (And not to mention my shipping for such a large item was only $15!) Stephanie was a dream to work with and was more than open to any ideas or suggestions I had. She has so many different ideas in her shop that you can use as a starting point for any project. 

Print wedding vows, house rules, a favorite quote, a photo collage, song lyrics, bible verse, or anything else you can think up! Perfect gift for the holidays coming up, especially with the DISCOUNT Stephanie is offering to my readers! 

10% OFF with the promo code LOVELYGZ10 from now until Friday November 25th @ Midnight. 
So don't wait on this one lovelies!

Shop Geezees Art HERE!

Plum Pretty Sugar 

I believe I first found out about Plum Pretty Sugar through one of my favorite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes forever ago. I remember thinking how beautiful and special the robes were and how if I was getting married I would want to wear one of those robes on my wedding day. So naturally (and because my brothers fiancĂ© and I literally love ALL the same things) I got her one of their gorgeous robes to wear on her special day. 

Since we traveled to NYC for the bachlorette trip I bought a gray pashmina scarf from Target and wrapped it in that, tied with a bow. She loved it so much she even brought it along to her Hawaiian honeymoon. I can't wait to see pictures of her in it. 

Plum Pretty Sugar was absolutely lovely to work with. They made me feel like their number one customer and went above and beyond my expectations. The quality of the robe and the beautiful fabric were perfect in every way. For something a little different than your usual sexy lingerie (which is hard to pick for someone else anyway) Plum Pretty Sugar is the way to go. And without the typical "bride" or "mrs" that many robes have, this is something that looks and feels timeless.

Shop Plum Pretty Sugar HERE.


  1. ok seriously i LOVE these art work pieces. friends of ours have one in their living room and it's HUGE. it has the lyrics from "september" and it's so cute. i think this is the best idea for a wedding gift! annnnd yes i am totally from north east ohio! how fun!!!

  2. Thank you, thank you for your kindness. We are so glad she loved her robe! Goodness! Meci, merci :)


  3. Lyndsey, the canvas with lyrics is awesome! I'm totally ordering one...if I can get it shipped to Germany ;)