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I first became infatuated with Megan Hamilton when I was searching for a unique and memorable wedding gift to give my mother. When I came across the idea of a custom wedding dress sketch, I knew that I had finally found what I had been searching for. I ended up giving my mother a sketch that had her wedding dress next to my own, and decided to get sketches created for my matrons of honor as well. With different design options to choose from, I couldn’t think of a better keepsake to give a special family member, future mother or sister-in-law, a bride or groom to be, or even to give or receive as an anniversary gift. Megan Hamilton is so talented, her work has been featured in The Knot,  and has also created the logo for a Mississippi Bridal Boutique
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Now you an also get custom iPhone and iPod cases, honeymoon totes, note cards, cake toppers not to mention she designs some beautiful headpieces as well. Be sure to follow Megan on Pinterest, Follow her on Facebook, Check out her ETSY store and read her blog!

These days, there seems to be endless amount of ways that couples meet. There are the childhood crushes, the high school sweethearts, the college lab partners, the relationship that began with a blind date, a Facebook message, or through a mutual friend… whatever the situation, the list goes on.  And with every new relationship, there are sure to be special locations that play a huge part in the story of the relationship as well. Why not recognize these special places with mementos for your home, or items to add to your ETSY Wedding Registry.

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 1). Grey Skies Blue | 2). Felix Street Studio | 3). Here and There Shop

4). Love and Whiskers | 5). Love, California 6). Hattie Rex

7). Words Work Prints | 8). Perrodin Supply Company | 9). Modbox
10). Wandering Fables | 11). Be Timeless

The place you met, the state you wed, the island you honeymooned or the location you were engaged; what way do you plan to recognize, display or share these special places?

Besides loving many of the aspects of local stationary designer, Cheree Berry’s wedding, I love the little gift that Darcy from Martha Stewart Weddings gave her on her wedding day.  I have eyed that gift since the day I bought the recent issue of “Martha Stewart Weddings.”


(How can you not love her bouquet, too. More on that another time.)

I mostly love the idea of having handkerchiefs made for my bridemaids (cue to the girls, ignore this post) and have them embroidered with their monogram or something meaningful to them. I REALLY love the idea of finding a different vintage handkerchief for each of them, one that represents their personalities.


I haven’t thought too much about what I plan on getting them (okay, maybe I have, a little), but when I find little ideas like this, it really makes you thing beyond the whole “Here is a piece of jewelry for being in my wedding” gift. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because there isn’t. Most everyone that knows me, knows I am sentimental, so I want to make sure my gifts to my girls really mean something.

What would you get your bridesmaids? Have you found any fun ideas?