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  • A little about me….

    I am married to my sweet husband of 13 years and we have 3 beautiful crazy children (Hannah Lynn 9, Lily Ann 7, and Andrew Micah 4). I love Jesus and I am so thankful for His grace in my life. My glass is always "half full" not "half empty." You will find a Starbucks cup on my desk almost daily- I justify that it is to keep me going when burning the midnight oil:) I am a girl who loves pretty things and I'm inspired by color, fabric, design, photography, and handmade. I love to sew and my glue gun and iron are always hot. I can't not is a passion! I am an Athletic Trainer (Sports Medicine) by trade. I love sports and I love medicine. I played basketball through college and always wanted to enter the medical field, so sports medicine was a natural fit. You would never think that I grew up with a love for art and crafting, but that has always been there too...thank you grandma and my sweet mom (aka- my head seamstress).

    I absolutely LOVE what I do this little business (along side my hubby)! You can read our love story below:) This blog is mostly dedicated to my amazing clients and their love stories....I am a hopeless romantic! You will also find some of my favorite things as well as a bit about my everyday crazy life with my 2 belles, 2 beaus, and this business!

    Amy XO

Inn at Park Winters Styled Shoot

We know you will absolutely fall in love with this styled photo shoot! We love everything about it: the pretty flowers, handsome couple, amazing photography, and incredible venue…so blessed to be a part of this day:)

Nicole Dianne’s photography is stunning and we were so honored they chose to wear our pink and navy plaid freestyle bow tie.

- Featured in February on Wedding Chicks Blog. Check it out!


J.T. & Heidi Geren

J.T. & Heidi have known each other since they were 16. Love didn’t come right away but after senior prom they became inseparable and continued to date through college. Once J.T. proposed, they started planning their beautiful wedding!

“I spent the next 14 months planning our wedding. It was very important to me that I planned the wedding and added lots of handmade touches to it. My mom made all of the bridesmaid’s dresses, table runners, and bows. My dad made the corn hole game. I painted special touches on everything. We had a lot of fun planning the wedding but it was lots of work! I love how everything turned out. We had perfect weather for our outdoor ceremony. It was definitely the best day of our life!” -Heidi Geren

J.T. is wearing our turquoise stripe seersucker bow tie. We made his groomsmen custom turquoise neckties to match!

Ceremony and Reception: Payne Corley House, Duluth, GA
Photography: CWF Photography
Flowers: Stylish Stems
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Bride’s Dress: Affordable Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Made by the bride’s mother
Groomsmen’s Ties, Father’s Ties, Ring Bearer’s Bow tie, Groom’s Bow tie: The Belle and the Beau
All other details: Handmade by the bride and her mother

The Handmade Bride

We are thrilled to share with you a one of a kind bridal shop that just opened in Ottawa, Canada. Meaghan Brunetti is the owner of this charming boutique, where everything is handmade for your special day. She chose to feature our shop in her store! Check out her video.

“The Handmade Bride is an indie wedding shop in the charming neighborhood of New Edinburgh in Ottawa. We are on a mission to inspire you to customize your wedding through bold, creative and fun products handcrafted by independent artisans. Our vision is to promote handmade, eco-friendly wedding items crafted by individual designers and artisans as an alternative to mass produced products.

The shop boasts many local artists’ work, from stationery to decorations to unique accessories like custom bow ties and eco-bouquets, as well as bridal gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses with a vintage whimsy and retro flair. Most everything is customizable to your taste and budget; we are devoted to helping you create the wedding you want.”- Meaghan

Meaghan Brunetti
The Handmade Bride Inc.

Justin & Victoria

Justin & Victoria chose to have their special day held in the Dumbo district of Brooklyn, New York. Love this modern wedding.   Justin is wearing our solid black skinny necktie and the groomsmen are in yellow.

Ceremony Site: Brooklyn Bridge Park / Reception Venue: reBar DUMBO, Brooklyn / Photographer: Julie Pepin Photographer / DJ: Duane Harriott / Floral Design: Santos Floral Design / Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Sunshine NYC / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company / Officiant: April Gismondi / Hair + Makeup: Dvir Salon, Salon Entourage, Jennifer Ann Cosmetics / Hotel: NU Hotel, Brooklyn / Dress: Marchesa Notte / Groom’s Suit: J Crew / Neckties: The Belle and the Beau / Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: J.Crew / Wedding Rings: Catbird NYC / Bride: Bario Neal, Blanca Monros Gomez / Groom: Bittersweets NYC / Bride’ Hairpiece: Untamed Petals / Jewelry: Vale Jewelry, Kritt Jewelry, Family heirloom / Day of Coordinator: Rebecca Carlo / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Save the Dates: Fine Sara


Dan & Lindsay

Dan & Lindsay had a gorgeous wedding everyone will surely remember. It was the perfect mix of pretty rustic  & vintage charm. Dan & his groomsmen are sporting freestyle bow ties from our preppy plaid collection.

Lindsay filled us in on the other vendors they used for their big day.

Special shout outs!

Wedding Venue – Rubies and Rust Wedding Barn, Belle Plain, MN

Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace, Queensland, Australia    

Photographer –Brandon Werth Photography, Minneapolis, MN

Catering – Kafe 421, Minneapolis, MN

Cupcakes – Cocoa & Fig, Minneapolis, MN

Groom and Groomsmen – yours truly

Bridesmaids flower pin/hair pin – Etsy

Guest Book – Etsy

Wedding Wine Box (ceremony) – Etsy

Bridal Headband – Etsy

Wedding Mad Libs – Etsy

Bridesmaid Thank You Gifts – Etsy

Groomsmen Thank You Gifts – Etsy