Meet a Wedding Ring Designer in Seattle, WA: Emma Parker & Co. (7)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Tim Andre of Emma Parker & Co., based in Seattle, Washington! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

We started Emma Parker & Co. to be a completely different kind of jewelry retailer. Our focus was to make the experience as meaningful as the purchase. Having worked in traditional jewelry retail, I knew exactly what the jewelry industry lacked…a fully customer driven experience. Simply put, we wanted to provide our customers with the most amazing, enjoyable, and pressure free buying experience possible, the highest quality of products, and the best customer service (by far),  all priced reasonably without big store markups.

The philosophy we operate on is very simple: “At the end of the day, we are consumers too. We have to go out and shop for the things that we need and want everyday, just like our customers. We are looking to get good value, and to be well treated at the stores we shop, and that is the attitude that we show to our customers every single day. We treat every purchase as if WE were the customer. If we sell a great product, but deliver a poor experience, how are we helping our customer? Likewise, if we provide exceptional service and experience, but deliver a poor product, we are not caring for our customers the way we would want to be cared for in their position.”

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Behind the Scenes of the Charleston Bridal Show (8)

Today we’re joined by Kathy Baxley-Stewart of The Charleston Bridal Show. Kathy is going to give us a behind the scenes peak of the show and share her experience in putting a bridal show together! Enjoy:

I’m Kathy Baxley-Stewart. I have owned and produced The Charleston Bridal Show since 2007. I actually came to own this business sort of on a fluke, as I like to say. I previously was the Event and Teaching Ministries Coordinator for a large church here in Charleston. I organized many meetings, picnics, bbq’s, retreats, etc. as well as secured the curriculum for the adult Sunday School classes of the church. Starting to feel as though I was being called to do something more, I had a friend that mentioned to me that she had seen a wedding business listed in the local newspaper that was for sale.

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Wedit_True Photography Weddings

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Sarah Brithinee, the CEO of Wedit, and innovative company that specializes in DIY wedding videography! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I was born and raised in Michigan, but spent 5 years in Los Angeles studying and working in the fashion industry. I moved back in 2011 and was hired to do the marketing for Wedit. Both of my parents own their own businesses so being the first hire on the Wedit team was really exciting to me. I always knew I was meant to be an entrepreneur; it was just a matter of time. In 2012 I took over Wedit and became the CEO. It was an opportunity I knew I couldn’t turn down. In the past 3 years I’ve learned so much about running a business, being a leader, surrounding yourself with the right people, and being true to yourself, your product, and your clients. I’ve built the culture of Wedit to be one where every person on the team enjoys coming to work. That might be the thing I’m most proud of.

Wedit is a DIY wedding video company where the guests take fun and candid footage using 5 handheld cameras we send to them. When the cameras are returned to us, we upload all of the footage in an online account and also offer editing services.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Fort Lauderdale, FL: Rent My Wedding (1)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Marie Kubin, Founder & CEO of Rent My Wedding, a unique company offering  nationwide event rentals! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and now live in Miami. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial streak, and planning my wedding set the ball in motion for my company. I decided to take the plunge four years ago and change my career path from law practice to wedding rentals. It has been an amazing experience, and I am thrilled that Rent My Wedding is now a leading provider of rental products across the U.S. Rent My Wedding provides easy and affordable do-it-yourself wedding rentals. Clients place their orders online, and we deliver everything to their door. Afterwards, clients put everything back in the box and send back using a pre-paid shipping label. We offer free shipping both ways on all rentals, anywhere in the continental U.S. Rental products include uplighting, monogram lighting, starry night lighting effects, water effect lighting, cake and centerpiece spotlights, chair covers, sashes, pipe & drape, DJ equipment, and more.

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Here at WeddingLovely, we work with a number of amazing wedding vendors (nearly 2,600 worldwide, in fact!) There are always a few standout vendors we want to highlight on our specialized directory homepages as well as here on the blog — so without much ado, here are the featured vendors for the month of January!

faye and co: weddinginvitelove

Faye & Co : Wedding Stationer : Pennsylvania : WeddingInviteLove

Sweet Thing : Wedding Bakery : WeddingCakeLove

Sweet Thing : Wedding Bakery : California : WeddingCakeLove

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Featured Vendor: Dream Day Invitations
With DreamDay Invitations online purchasing system, ordering first quality wedding invitations has never been easier. We offer every bride a complete wedding invitation and stationery service, with our comprehensive range of our gorgeous designer created designs, our technically advanced website that gives instant 3D images of your chosen design, and allowing you the flexibility of complete editing and text changes to suit every wedding occasion. We will professionally print, with or without guest names, and despatch your wedding invitations to you within few days, taking the hassle out of purchasing your wedding invitations and leaving you time for other important aspects of your wedding planning.

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I am so happy to share today’s interview with Stacy of Hello Cupcake, LLC. I met Stacy last year at a WeddingLovely meetup in San Francisco and she is SO SWEET and ambitious. When I learned that she launched her own boutique wedding industry Public Relations firm, I knew we had to share it with our vendors. If you are looking for help marketing yourself, look no further – we bring you Stacy! :)

Hello Cupcake PR

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Since starting my company Hello Cupcake in 2008 I’ve joked that I’m in a serious relationship with my printer. Yes, it’s true that we spend many hours together, we fight, we makeup and we continue to learn how to work better as a team. But in all seriousness my business is multifaceted and has two main operating functions. Hello Cupcake Creations is my paper line with wedding invitations, party decor and cards – it’s my creative outlet. Hello Cupcake Public Relations is my main focus and is a boutique wedding industry Public Relations firm.

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woodland papercuts featured invitation vendor on weddinginvitelove

I’ve loved Naomi’s work with Woodland Papercuts for so long. Not only does she hand-make amazing papercuts (for invitations, calendars, and more), she was also one of the donators to our first WeddingInviteLove giveaway (sending not one, but two handmade papercuts because the first package got lost in the mail).

For these reasons and more, Woodland Papercuts is our featured vendor on WeddingInviteLove this week — congratulations!