Real Wedding Features!!!

Wedding Collectibles Real Wedding Features

Ruffled Handcrafted Sonora Wedding

Real Wedding Featured on Ruffled. Photo By: Joleen Willis

We are so excited to announce that we are now taking submissions for real wedding features on our blog. We love working with brides and now we want to see the final event. By submitting to be featured you will not only inspire us as we develop products, but also soon-to-be brides as they are delving into their wedding planning and accessorizing journey.

What We Are Looking For

  • Brides that love their wedding and want to share their favorite aspects and vendors with other brides!
  • If you strayed from tradition or were creative in a particular aspect of your wedding decor we want to know about it! Continue reading

Love is in the Air: Using Heart Symbolism

 Love is in the Air <3

The heart shape being associated and used to represent love -more particularly romantic love- starting in the 15th century and became popular by the 16th century. Now the concept of love and deep emotion cannot really be separated from the heart shape. The heart is the symbol of love.

Wedding Collectibles Double Heart Cake Top

Wedding Collectibles Double Heart Cake Top

With weddings being all about love, it is more than likely that a heart or two will show up in your wedding decor and accessories. Using heart symbols at your wedding is an effortless way to bring in romance, butterfly feelings, and googly-eye gazing into your wedding.

My Love Stylized Heart Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles My Love Stylized Heart Cake Topper

With your wedding cake topper being at one of the keystones of wedding traditions, a heart cake topper can be a perfect way to showcase that heart symbolism. Continue reading

Engaged on Valentine’s Day?

Ruffled Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Ruffled Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Engaged on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s day is typically a holiday that people see as a dividing holiday; those in love and those that are not. This is has always been something that makes me sad because the heart and sole of Valentine’s day is to celebrate love. It doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic love either. Everyone loves and is loved by someone somewhere. Be it a best friend, a family member, or a significant other. This concept of enjoying and celebrating love is what makes Valentine’s day so wonderful, romantic, and a perfect day to pop that big question.

 

 

Ruffled Dreamy Valentine’s Day

Ruffled Dreamy Valentine’s Day

If you watch that Facebook feed you may find that so many couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day. It isn’t unoriginal and it doesn’t take away from your engagement. Think about how excited you are right now. Now think about the idea that hundreds or more other women are just as excited as you are. Is it not amazing to think that there are so many women and couples that are happy and excited and not weighed down right now? And you get to be a part of it! Continue reading

A Little Birdie Wedding Cake Topper

A Little Birdie Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles Porcelain Owl Pair Figurines Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles Porcelain Owl Pair Figurines Cake Topper

Love Birds. Twitterpation. Sit’n in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Being in love is described in so many different ways and among those, metaphors of love birds will come rearing forward every time and they work great for wedding themes and decor. Bird wedding cake toppers work great with so many different wedding styles and seasons.

Wedding Collectibles Vintage Ivory Dove Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles Vintage Ivory Dove Cake Topper

Doves, of course, have special symbolism, As a religious symbol it represents the spirit of God, but it is also representative of purity, trust, and love. The above cake topper is elegant and richly embodies the flight of new love.

Wedding Collectibles "I'll Look Out For You" Owl Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Collectibles “I’ll Look Out For You” Owl Wedding Cake Topper

Owls can add everything from vintage, storybook, country, to even a little bit of wacky fun. The owl is one of those birds that are thought of as being as adorable as they are wise. Owl cake toppers are perfect for outdoor garden weddings and compliment that twilight atmosphere as the sun goes down and your dance under the stars. There isn’t a better who to help you say “I do” (I had to do it.) Continue reading

Gifts That Help Couples Go From Wedding to Home

Weddings are wonderful and being invited to celebrate with a happy couple is an honor. Part of being a good wedding guest will be to give a gift (within your means of course) that the bride and groom will appreciate and love. There are a lot of different types of wedding presents you can give; such as funny gifts like corny couples board games, wedding day wedding gifts like the traditional bridal handkerchief or helping pay for a specific part of the wedding, and then there are the gifts that help the bride and groom build their home together. Within this last category there really are two types of home building gifts you can give – the utilitarian and of use gifts or the more aesthetic home decor type gifts. So let’s ask this question: Does a toaster make a house feel like a home or does a throw pillow?

Here are some gifts that we feel help couples build their home.

Wedding Collectibles “LOVE” Plates Set

Help the bride and groom get ready to be hosts! One of the first things couples have a tendency to like to do after moving into their new place and new life is to invite in family and friends to celebrate. It is likely that unless they received party platters and serving dishes for wedding gifts that they will be prepared. While these may not be an item that is out on display all of the time, they are a great home builder and a step up from their first house party treats being served on paper plates! Another gift we have that is on a similar thread is a party glassware set or a cake plate. These types of gifts always come in handy, but tend to be hard to justify buying when you are on a newlywed budget, making it a perfect gift to give! Continue reading

Sprucing Up the Aisle Runner

Sprucing Up the Aisle Runner

1) Personalization

Personalized Burlap Aisle Runner with Equestrian Monogram

Wedding Collectibles Personalized Burlap Aisle Runner with Equestrian Monogram

Making the aisle you walk down personal to you for your wedding day is a great way to really make that ceremony all about you and your love. Some couples may feel a little lost in all of the traditions, so adding personal touches really are key to making something as traditional as walking down the aisle a completely unique to you experience. Some ways to do this is to order a runner with your names or initials on it, or to even write out your love story from the first day you met all the way down to “I Do”. However you choose to do it, be sure to pay attention to the tone of your wedding. For example, a hand written -though adorable- love story may not hold up its own in a more formal environment. Continue reading

Why Wedding Emergency Kits are a Necessity

Pros and Cons of Buying a Wedding Emergency Kit or Making One

Minimergency Kit for Bridesmaids - Champagne Glitter

Whether you buy a pre-made kit or create your own, a wedding emergency kit is definitely a must have for the wedding day. If you are putting together your own, you will need to have a worst-case-scenario session in which you make a list of all of the emergency items you will need. This could end up inducing stress and will also most likely lead to leaving out a lot of essentials. Buying an Wedding Emergency Kit can end up being more convenient, will ease the stress of that worst case scenario, and could end up leading to some fun! I guess a con could be that it would be less customizable to you and your particular concerns, but you can often find kits specific to your role in the wedding (ie. bride, groom, bridesmaid, mother, etc) and can at the very least be a great place to start. Plus, they are really really cute! Continue reading

Say “I Do” Everyday Forever

 Say “I Do” Everyday Forever

Marriage is a commitment. Whether you see it as death till you part or for time and all eternity, marriage is a commitment of love, loyalty, sacrifice, forgiveness, compassion, and trust. While the wedding day is a huge and special event (as it creates a huge industry of wedding products and services), it is only the beginning. This realization is something many new brides relish in theory. It adds to the lofty romance. However, it creates a different kind of romance for couples that have been married for 15,25, and 50 years. Once you have been together for that long, and have lived that commitment, marriage and the promise of marriage takes a new meaning. Couples should never stop realizing how much they love each other and should never stop celebrating the life they have together. That is why Wedding Collectibles provides beautiful products for not only soon-to-be brides, but also for wedding anniversaries for those couples that are choosing to celebrate their love once again.

50th Pearl Rose Cake Top

Just like for newlyweds, there is a large selection of anniversary wedding cake toppers that can please any celebrating couple. The above is the “50th Pearl Rose Cake Topper” and it helps create that romantic and classy look that easily represents the kind of timeless love a couple of 50 years would recognize. Continue reading

Why You Need Bridal Bouquet Accessories

Why You Need Bridal Bouquet Accessories

Purple Handmade California Wedding

Ruffled – Purple Handmade California Wedding

1) Flowers are great, but do they glitter? -Okay, so that might seem ridiculous, but there is an important point to be made here. Flowers are beautiful and if your wedding is focusing on simple decor, then you probably won’t want any accessories that will be very showy, but adding small accessories or a little bit of dazzle to your bouquet can add a dimension that will personalize your wedding bouquet and look great in your wedding photos.

French Bistro Inspired Wedding at Prairie Productions

Style Me Pretty – French Bistro Inspired Wedding at Prairie Productions

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Special Touch Flower Girl Baskets

 

 Special Touch Flower Girl BasketsStern Grove Wedding

As one of the first to walk down the aisle, the flower girl is one of the first introductions to your wedding party look, so what you put your flower girl in can work to help set the tone. Flower girl dresses can be made to look like mini versions of the bridesmaid dresses, the wedding dress, or can be its own unique design that is in those wedding colors or wedding theme. One accessory that a flower girl can’t go without is her flower basket! Like her dress, there are a variety of different designs you can choose from, but don’t let yourself get too locked in to a typical flower basket and have some fun with it!

Flower Girl Basket with Embroidered Sheer Trim & Bows

So, what are some options?

Taupe Pleated Silk Flower Basket

This flower basket (Taupe Pleated Silk Flower Basket) is not one that is necessarily out of the basket thinking, but it offers a put together look that will add style to your wedding. Continue reading