I’ll start this blog post out with a little announcement: Gordon Bond, the groom from one of my favorite weddings at the Abraham Staats House in April, and the designer who made these amazing wedding invitations, is now custom designing wedding invitations! If you’re interested in contacting him to make some awesome invitations just for you, check out his new website – Custom Wedding Invitation Design by Gordon Bond – Custom Not Cliche.

Now, on to the Etsy Friday!

I’m super excited for my first beach wedding of the season tonight!  It’s been a rainy week here in New Jersey, but it looks like it’s going to be sunny with just some scattered showers today (*knock on wood*).  So, everyone, please put in some positive thoughts and good feelings to the weather today, and I hope that Jess and Kenny get a clear day so we can have the ceremony on the beach!  You’ll get to hear more about their ceremony next week.

https://i2.wp.com/ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.69755804.jpgSet of 3 Signs via Funki Folk Art

I just love these custom designed signs!  Perfect for a beach or outdoor wedding, where the wedding site may be slightly hard to find, and adds a cool, rustic touch.

https://i0.wp.com/ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.69673683.jpgYour Personalized Message in Sand via Capture Cape May

How cool is this!  They go down to the beach in Cape May, NJ, and write your message in the sand, photograph it for you, and send you the print.  For a beach wedding, this would be great to use as your thank you cards, decor at the venue, or even a great gift for the bride and groom!

https://i0.wp.com/ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.31312632.jpgBubbles Headpiece via Anca Pe’elme

This beautiful headpiece is made up of pearls, shells, and little clay bubbles – perfect for bringing the beach into the bride’s attire.

Marry Me in Paradise
via Bunny With a Toolbelt

This display stand for custom cake toppers is a lovely way to bring a tropical flare to the reception as well.  You can pick which bridal party figurines you’d like from her shop, too.

https://i1.wp.com/ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.57696801.jpgSeashell Bouquet via Chocolate Brooms & Bouquets

Love this seashell bouquet! Perfect for a destination wedding, as you can (very carefully) pack it in your suitcase.

https://i2.wp.com/ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.46417637.jpgShell Embellished Letters via Tropical Cottage

These letters would be GREAT to decorate an altar / table for the ceremony, or used at the reception, perhaps decorating the sweetheart table or on the escort or guestbook table.