Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bethany Lorelle giveaway!

Today's giveaway sponsor has reduced me to a little girl wanting to play dress up. Except instead of going through my mom's jewelry box, I want to raid Bethany Lorelle's.

So shiny! And sparkly! I love how her pieces seem contemporary and vintage at the same time-- and of course, absolutely romantic. Bethany Lorelle was kind enough to answer a few Bridal Bubbly questions.

What inspires you?  
I am  inspired by the heroines of Jane Austen (who felt the empowerment of their own inner beauty by adding a simple ribbon), 18th-century France (a time when even a short walk to the market was a reason to accessorize), and the decadent glamour of Old Hollywood (Hepburn).

How would you define your style?
My style is  whimsical, chic, and playful. I love to create pieces for the modern women who loves a little vintage flair.  My favorite pieces are the ones you can wear with a little black dress, or your jeans and a tee.  

What is your favorite product from your line? 
I love the one of kind pieces that I get to create.  The creations that are a combination of the clients aesthetic and my own imagination.  Each one is unique, just like each bride is unique; and just as I hope my work inspires brides to contact me, each bride inspires a new creation from me.

What do you like most about designing for brides?
What I love most about designing for brides is getting to know them.  Creating for one of the most important days in a woman's life is such a privilege.  I am always honored when brides approaches me to create for them.  It's truly a gift that they are giving me.  I love to make all my clients happy, but making a bride happy is like the icing on the cake of my job. It's such a beauitful time in a women's life.

What would be one piece of advice you'd give a bride?
Be You.  There is nothing that makes a bride more beautiful than when she is personifying her own style.  I feel a bride looks her best when the accessories serve to complement, rather than create, her inner beauty and glow.

Thanks for the interview, Bethany! Now for the best part: Today's giveaway winner will have her pick among two of Bethany's most popular pieces, seen below:

So which lucky reader is going to have to make a very hard choice between these two gorgeous accessories? To enter the drawing, email us at weddings@engagingaffairs.com with Bethany Lorelle in the subject line. Good luck, and thanks again to Bethany for this fantastic prize!

How to contact Bethany Lorelle:
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bethanylorelle
Website: http://www.bethanylorelle.com/

Mignonne Handmade Winner!

The winner of the Mignonne Handmade giveaway is NinjaPandaWedding.  Congratulations!  We can't wait to hear what fabulous accessory you choose!