We Love! February 2013

Your day, your way — handcrafted and customizable is the way to make it happen.

From sophisticated to just plain fun, we love these locally made items, designed to add a unique and personal twist to all your special-day festivities!

1. Capture the Magic
Celebrate your unique journey as a couple in created-just-for-you Story of Your Life artwork by this renowned artist, commissioned by the White House and featured on national TV. Hand-painted ornaments, $50; prices vary on memory canvases and story boards.
Seton McGlennon, Cary

2. Shining Moments
Put the sweet in your sweetheart neckline and bridal updo with handmade jewelry in sterling silver. Necklace with freshwater pearls, crystal quartz and Swarovski crystals, $66.50; “Cotton” pearl earrings with Swarovski crystal balls, $28.50.
Beautimous Beads, Downtown Cary

1. Just for You
These custom poster prints are created using photos of your engagement, honeymoon or wedding venue. Complete with your names and oh-so-important date, for unique art to enjoy happily ever after. 20 x 30-inch poster on quality matte paper, $200.
JGalDesigns, Cary

2. Poms Up
Add fun to your festivities with these fresh and fluffy tulle poms, handmade to order in your choice of 11 colors, including wedding white. Available in three sizes, and in mixed sets; individual poms start at $3.
Simply Samantha B, Cary

3. Very Vintage
Hand-stamped and hand-cut, these delights feature 1960s dress patterns to add vintage charm, from centerpieces to goodie bags. Available in numerous bride/bridesmaid styles. Set of 10 bags, $25; 12 tags, $36; 10 note cards with envelopes, $20.
Lulu Sandbar, Cary

4. Warm & Fuzzy
Offer a mug of cheer to the happy couple, with Mister and Missus hand-crocheted, button-up mug cozies. Or, treat yourself! Available in buff acrylic, shown here, or your choice of color and message. Set, $25.
KnotWork Shop, Apex

5. Props!
Share happy thoughts, or let your guests go wild! Customizable photo props of stiffened felt are available in 20-plus colors, solo or in sets. “I do” bubble, $6.95; top hat, $4.95; Sly Smile lips, $3.95; Newlywed Kit, $30.95.
Maro Designs, Holly Springs

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