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Something Sparkly: Vatne Designs New Website

I totally love when someone takes a huge leap and starts out on an incredible business venture. Even better is watching that person grow and flourish throughout their journey. I’ll be switching up my blogging schedule a bit once the new brand hits, and Fridays will be dedicated to sharing news and updates from myself and sponsors. I cannot wait to end my weeks on a note that is encouraging and uplifting to other hard working creatives! So today you should probably hustle on over to the brand new Vatne Designs! Neallie is an incredible jewelry and accessories designer, such a sweet soul and someone I’ve been honored to watch as she consistently goes after the things she loves in business and life. With a brand spankin’ new website to show off her already successful business, a new beauty and skin care studio appropriately dubbed Oh So Pretty, and an incredibly popular line of accessories for brides and beyond, I’m just bursting at the seams with pure happiness for her.

One of the greatest things about Neallie’s new studio space is not only can clients meet Neallie for spa services or skin care advice and guidance, but they can meet with her to design custom pieces for their big day or as gifts for others. And to celebrate all of the goodness happening with Vatne Designs and Oh So Pretty there’s a 20% discount extended to you on any online purchase or order. Just enter HEYGORG at checkout until November 30th and you can stock up on holiday gifts or even something sparkly for yourself. And before I forget lemme tell you that there will be something totally gorgeous from Neallie’s line in the Hey Gorgeous Swag Bag being gifted to one lucky reader next month. Yeah one of these pretty bags is going to be just filled with all the things I absolutely love. Stay tuned for more details on that giveaway during launch week!

Oh So Pretty is located in Bellingham, WA. Are there any readers of Hey Gorg living around there? :)

Happy Friday, blogettes! I’m off to a full day of appointments and floral mock ups xoxo Photos by Sheila Carson

The Wedding Chicks {Free Printables}

Who doesn’t love the Wedding Chicks, right? So if you’ve yet to learn that they have the most adorable and FREE printable wedding stationery available then you need to move your little butt over there pronto. For all you paper lovers out there who can’t afford to spend a bundle on paper products this is the place for you! And if you just happen to love pretty paper then chances are you’ll find something here to obsess over, too. Above are gorgeous hand drawn Bride and Groom signs by Loft Life Press and to the right, the newest customized monogram to hit the site, adorned with paper airplanes. So sweet and fresh!

In addition to signage, monograms and favor labels the Wedding Chicks also offer Save the Dates and invitation suites you can customize, download for free and then print as you please. Talk about an incredible way to save hundreds of dollars in the invitation department! Above are my top two faves; that sweet “We Smell The Same” fox save the date from Shh My Darling to the left and the antlers inspired invitation, which I’m thinking could lend to a new trend, on the right. Remember the mustache trend from last two years? I’m telling you, antlers are it for next.

So tell me, how rad is it that you can score free goodies over at the Wedding Chicks? Are you a fan? xoxo

Vatne Designs Shop Giveaway {Earrings}

Happy Monday, beauties! Is it seriously April already? I feel like just yesterday it was February and we were blogging about Valentines Day. But today to kick off the season I have another fantastic giveaway from Vatne Designs Shop. They just launched their spring collection filled with delicate and sweet details perfect for everyday wear; sterling silver, 14kt gold and the most amazing mint color are a few consistent details you’ll see throughout the line. Oh and a little sparkle of course :)

You’ll have to check out the Vatne Design Shop for more pretties but I’m loving this silver necklace below and those gorg minty beaded hoop earrings! Isn’t mint a new trendy color for weddings this year? I swear I’ve seen it everywhere online and in stores lately as spring pieces start to fill in. These pieces would be absolutely perfect for a summer wedding or party!

Neallie, the super sweet artist behind all of Vatne’s designs is offering up a pair of Swarovski rhinestone earrings to one lucky winner (check them out here, in the bottom lefthand photo). The winner will be able to choose between a pearl, rhinestone or mint crystal center. To enter leave a comment below and make sure you’re a fan of both Vatne Design Shop and HGE over on facebook. The giveaway will remain open until April 9th and a winner will be announced at random. Also be sure to use the generous 20% off shopping discount code SPRING at checkout if you’re interested in doing some shopping!

All photos by Sheila Carson Photography.

Fine and Fleurie Giveaway {Hair Accessory}


Silk, sparkle and the perfect amount of sexiness, That’s sort of how I describe this mini bridal hat made by the ridiculously talented Jess of Fine and Fleurie. It was the star performer in our most recent New Year’s Eve inspiration shoot but today I am offering it up for one lucky reader here. All you need to do is leave a comment below and become a fan of Fine and Fleurie over here on facebook. And if you really want this number to be on your pretty little head like now, then you can rack up a few extra entries by tweeting about the giveaway and leaving an extra comment below to let me know. The giveaway will be open until February 1st giving you all tons of time to get your entries in. Next Friday I’ll announce the lucky winner!


Check out the Fine and Fleurie etsy shop for more loveliness over here. Sparkle on, blogettes xoxo

Wedit {A New Approach to Wedding Videography}

I know some of you may be le tired of all this wedding videography talk but wait! I have good stuff here today. You know those brides and grooms who when asked whether they’ve hired a wedding videographer, say “Nope, we think Uncle Tim can catch the ceremony on his videocamera just fine”?  Because in actuality they really are A-Ok with Uncle Timmy’s videography skills? Well Wedit is the most perfect solution for these kinds of couples. They offer a fun and fuss-free way to share your big day memories. Enter the marvelous and super sweet Shawna and Mick. Remember these uber good looking lovebirds?

Well they fell head over heels for Wedit and their simple philosophy to big day memories. By using the 5 HD cameras you are sent in the mail prior to your wedding day, you and your guests are in charge of capturing the footage you want and deem to be important. Wedit then carefully selects a reputable editor to work one on one with you to piece togther a video that represents you best. I have an August bride and groom also working with WedIt and think it’s an incredible and affordable videography route for couples who prefer this approach to videography. Or even better, for couples who originally didn’t make room in their budget for an actual team of videograpers.

From Shanwa, the beautiful bride above and a happy Wedit customer: When my husband and I began planning our wedding we agreed that our priorities were food & photography. We didn’t want to dismiss the importance of videography but we were not prepared to spend a fourth of our budget on the well known local vendors. After a few emails & meetings with lesser-known options, we decided to halt the search, as it wasn’t going to be worth spending the money if we weren’t going to be happy with the product. And then I saw an add for Wedit; what a cool idea! Our wedding vision was to be intimate from the start – only our closest friends and family so what better way to make a video than to have your guests capture the moments? 

I got in touch with the Wedit team to come up with a way that I could use their services in Canada. Brett was so helpful and thank god (once again) for Rhi being amazing & willing to do anything for us, she had the cameras shipped to her & brought them to Toronto. Our guests had such a blast with the cameras, nobody put them down! We have our ceremony shot from 5 angles, so many amazing moments and smiling faces that only one videographer could never have captured. The Wedit team is helpful, responsive and work very hard to make their clients happy all for a great price. We are almost done editing our full-length video and are IN LOVE with the highlight video, it really is our perfect day so brilliantly captured & edited.   

What do you guys think of Shawna and Mick’s video and the Wedit philosophy? For those of you that simply couldn’t afford a fancy videographer for your big day would you of considered a sevrice like Wedit? Does this seem like a way to really get a guests perspective on your big day? For more information visit the Wedit site here where you can see more wedding trailers! Thanks to Assaf for the above photo. Make today marvelous bloggies. Happy Thursday xoxo