Friday, September 30, 2011

Well Wed 2011 Magazine feature

By: Jessica Robinson

We did the most amazing shoot (with the most amazing group of industry leaders) back in May at the Collinsville Axe Factory.  Thanks to some pretty fabulous people!

Cookie Creatives by Jennifer/Candace Jeffery Photography/Larissa Lake Make-up/Camille's Bridal/DL Video Productions/Lovely Cakes/Lamothe's Sugar House/Go Against the Grain

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall-inspired shoot

By: Jessica Robinson

Several times a year we work on styled shoots to inspire newly engaged couples.  Our ideas are brewing and coming to life right now.  I thought I'd give you a glance at what our incredible (and I do mean INCREDIBLE) team of industry leaders are putting together.
         (Zoe Clark Cakes)

          (Etsy vendor: Kathy Pierson)

Here is our team of industry leaders:
JCF Events

Candace Jeffery Photography
Emily's Catering Group
Larissa Lake Make-up
Cookie Creatives
Lovely Cakes
New England Country Rentals
DL Video Productions
LOCATION: Rock Hall, Colebrook Connecticut

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vatne Designs

By: Jessica Robinson

We LOVE accessories!  The perfect piece of jewelry or accessory can add so much interest to your wedding day attire and grab even more attention.  We asked Neallie Walvatne of Vatne Designs a few questions to help us learn more about her INCREDIBLE accessory line.

                                                                   (images by: Sheila Carlson Photography)

what inspired you to the jewelry line?
I have a background working within the bridal industry, and fabulous memories to go with that career. After staying at home with my little ones for a couple years I began to miss the creative outlet that my job offered me so I decided to start up on my own. I am so glad that I did, and I absolutely love that my little creations become a part of the biggest and most special day of people's lives.
what inspires your designs?
I have always been drawn to soft creamy colors and all things sparkly. I try to create timeless pieces that are more than just a seasonal trend, but offer brides lots opportunity to be worn after the wedding.
what makes your designs different from others?
Each and every pieces of my jewelry is hand crafted by me, specifically for each bride. I love to offer custom options and design according to my bride's vision, to make each piece the perfect one for them. Using high quality materials and Swarovksi rhinestones and pearls, I pay close attention to every tiny detail before I package up each piece, and send them on their way.

what is the price range of your designs?
My prices currently range from $30 to $220, affordable for brides of all budgets.

how will a bride be able to get her hands on your jewelry?
My online jewelry shop is the best way for brides to view my entire collection. I do sell to some beautiful retail locations as well, and they can be found on my store listings page. Many of my jewels are also sold on Wedzu, a wonderful array of handcrafted wedding items from independent designers.

what is your goal with your design line?
I would love to see Vatne Designs grow to include a line of baubles and bling for wedding decor. For now I am having a ball meeting wonderful wedding professionals, participating in styled shoots, and creating jewelry and accessories for brides and their bridal parties.

Is there anything else that you think our readers would be interested to know?
My blog is a wonderful site to view real weddings, styled shoots and custom creations. I love to receive photos from my brides, and it is so fun to see their long awaited big day, and to share it with others. Follow me on facebook for giveaways and special discounts.