Saturday, December 13, 2014

Local Vendor Alert! Wedding Gifts


Looking For Unique Thank You Gifts, Favors, and Accessories?
Designing Memories has recently interviewed
Local Shop Owner Deanna Spohn-Lincoln of Sunshine Blue Skies
to help our blog viewers discover new and special gift ideas!
What inspired you to open your gift shop?
Deanna is a fused glass artist and had been selling her art in the previous owner's shop. When the previous owner decided to retire Deanna decided to purchase it to make it her own and put her special touches on it.

What makes your gift shop a unique stop to buy gifts for a bridal party and parents?
Sunshine Blue Skies specializes in high quality home accessories, fine works of art by local artists, and clothing accessories. Finding that perfect gift of class and sophistication that you have been searching for will be easy considering the wide range of items available. All of the items sold in this shop are particularly unique and make great gifts! Sunshine Blue Skies will also put a special touch on your purchases by including their complimentary gift wrapping service.

Top Three Purchases Made By Brides:
1. Vietri Italian Pottery Serving Pieces
These lovely serving pieces are great to give as a gift or to purchase to use during future dinners with your soon-to-be husband. All pieces are handmade in Italy and are suitable for everyday use and special occasions.
2. Italian Glassware
Champagne flutes and wine glasses, handmade in Italy, are available in a variety of styles and are sure to set you apart from the rest!
3. Cocktail Napkins and Holders by Mariposa.
This combination of elegantly designed napkins and a both functional and decorative holder with themed napkin weight can add a subtle touch of sophistication to the bar or buffet at any wedding!
~Also check out the wide variety of jewelry, candles, scarves, and hand bags for inexpensive and impressive bridesmaids and mothers gifts!
Do you have any items that can be personalized?
 Yes. Peggy Karr Glass, handmade in the USA, can easily be engraved with a special message, name, or monogram. You can also personalize any of the Mariposa aluminum pieces, such as picture frames and serving platters, by having them engraved as well.

What kind of favor options do you offer?

Small candies that can be packaged in absolutely adorable handmade favor boxes, which are made and customized by a local artist. You may also purchase the boxes separately and fill them as you would like. Tea Forte teas are a wonderful crowd pleaser! Combine  a variety of tea with a sweet honey stick by placing them into a bag and tying it off with colorful ribbon in your wedding colors. Pear shaped candles are available in a variety of colors and are a unique favor option to offer guests.

See more about Deanna and her gift shop, Blue Sunshine Skies, in the
Designing Memories Bridal Magazine!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2015 Bridal Expo Schedule

Bridal Expo Schedule
We look forward to seeing you soon!

 January 8th
Lancaster Host
6 pm to 8 pm
meet and greet

January 11th
Reading Country Club
12 noon to 4 pm
~See our designer talents put to use at our booth
and the Holiday Inn of Morgantown's booth!

January 18th
Eden Resort
12 noon to 3 pm

January 25th
Holiday Inn of Morgantown
12 noon to 4 pm

February 22nd
Caldwell Consistory
12 noon to 4 pm

March 8th
1 pm to 5 pm
Also Attend...
Queen of Hearts Tea Party
Starts at 11:30am
Tickets need to be pre-purchased from Designing Memories for $12 per guest
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