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Spring blossoms, lace and just the right amount of sparkle…

Debuting our Spring 2012 designs just in time for those spring and summer weddings ♥

 

Seraphina Clutch

Gardenia Clutch

Love Letters Clutch

Cherry Blossom Clutch

Antoinette Clutch

Frosted Fleur Clutch

Moonlit Bow Clutch

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As per usual, starting my day with the morning “news”…

And by that I mean checking in with my favourite celebrity gossip blogs, fashion and beauty sites for the latest buzz and trends. So I’m browsing, clicking and scrolling when something catches my eye. It’s not often that I stumble upon anything bridal on these sites (unless it’s worshiping and dissecting Kate Middleton’s dress of the year) but here I am admiring some truly beautiful wedding gowns that are the epitome of the classic American bride.

Similar to what we do, Veronica Sheaffer specializes in custom, made-to-order dresses.  Her classic silhouettes are a throw-back to the glamour and simplicity of the 40s, 50s and 60s, carried out with decadent taffeta, silk and lace.

To die for.

 

Lierre Dress & English Garden Clutch

 

Gardenia Dress & Chiffon Ruffles Clutch

 

Camelia Dress & Ribbon Belt Clutch

 

Tuliipe Dress & Rosettes Clutch

Calling all Vancouver brides-to-be and their entourages!

Davie & Chiyo will be at the first annual Bridal Party with clutches to see, touch and fawn over in-person. Forget the hustle and bustle of over-crowded and cookie-cutter bridal shows, this exclusive and intimate event will be held at none other than Vancouver’s own Hollyburn Country Club in the heart of the British Properties. There will be cocktails and appies, and we’ll have clutches for sale and samples for ideas so you can place your own custom order right there at our booth. Best part is that if you RSVP, you’ll gift a gift bag with tons of goodies from our fellow vendors and you’ll walk right in with your entourage for free!

Date:  Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hollyburn Country Club
Address: 950 Crosscreek Road, West Vancouver

Click here to RSVP to the Bridal Party Facebook page and see you at the party!

With the 2011 wedding season almost underway (fittings, bridal bootcamps, seating plans and all of those “last minute” finishing touches), we love to look to our past Davie & Chiyo brides and bridesmaids for inspiration. Romantic moments, pre-wedding day hilarity, beaming brides… we want to see it all!


So to make this an annual event, we’re asking for photos for our second annual Calling All Davie & Chiyo Brides photo contest. It’s as easy as pie to enter (or maybe even easier – whoever came up with that saying probably meant eating the pie, not baking it). Just send us a wedding day photo of you with your Davie & Chiyo clutch by Sunday, April 10th, 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick our three favourites, which will be handsomely rewarded with a $50 Davie & Chiyo gift certificate to be used on our website or Etsy shop.

Please email your entries to lauren@davieandchiyo.com with the subject line, Davie & Chiyo Photo Contest.

So get cracking on those wedding albums and good luck!

PS. If you entered our contest last year, only new photos (ones that were not previously entered into the contest) will be considered.

Watch out bridal bigwigs, Anthropologie has now added bridal into the mix! The retailer of all things whimsical and sweet in fashion and decor has opened the virtual doors of BHLDN.

“Inspired by the Dutch word for “to keep,” as well as countless tales from family and friends of the extraordinary weddings they’d been part of, we began dreaming up something new.

Be you. Be loved. BHLDN”

 

 

This bridal boutique is anything but cookie cutter. Dreamy shifts,  charming frocks and out-of-the-ordinary gowns grace its virtual pages. And even if you’re not on the market for THE dress, their selection of inspired cocktail dresses is perfect for an evening out with your (perfect) prince charming.

I couldn’t help but style some of my favourites with a few Davie & Chiyo clutches…

Tiered Tulip Gown & All About A Bow Clutch

 

Origami Pleated Dress & Chiffon Ruffles Clutch

 

Beribboned Dress & Custom Dupioni Silk Bridal Clutch Set

 

Starburst Pleated Shift & Pretty Pleats Clutch with Chiffon Brooch

 

Filigree Cupcake Dress & Sexy With Lace Clutch

 

Twirled Sweetheart Dress & Roses and Roses Clutch

 

Limoncello Lace Dress & Pretty Pleats Clutch with Custom Brooch

 

Starburst Pleated Shift & Golden Peacock Clutch

 

L’Appel Palette Dress & Moonlit Bow Clutch

PS. You can stop holding your breath, they ship internationally!

Since becoming the resident blogger for an Etsy-er, I have become Etsy obsessed! I love all things Etsy and before I head out to buy a new piece for my wardrobe or apartment, I’m always sure to consult Etsy first. You can get amazingly unique pieces that you can almost be certain won’t be worn by someone else at the party.

The same goes for bridal. You can get beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces that are lovingly handcrafted, and since they aren’t carried at every bridal boutique in town, they’re sure to be showstoppers.

Wedding Style Magazine seems to be on the same page (no pun intended) with their “For the Love of Etsy” spread, which features our Ivory Rosa Iceberg Clutch. If you’re loving this clutch, stop by the Wedding Style Bridal Show being held at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, CA on March 20, 2011. You can enter for a chance to win this clutch as well as all of the other Etsy items in the spread.

Click here to for more info on the Wedding Style Bridal Show.



Thanks to 4leafclover we have our first Etsy frontpage of 2011!

And as promised, we’re giving away a clutch to celebrate. 4leafclover chose the oh so luxurious Tiered Rose Clutch in Creme Brulee:

A free clutch!?!?

Yes! For every treasury with a Davie & Chiyo clutch that makes it to the Etsy frontpage, we’ll reward that Etsy-er with a Davie & Chiyo clutch of their choice. It really doesn’t get any sweeter than that! So include us in as many treasuries as frequently as you’d like.

We also have a few tips to get you to that frontpage a little faster:

  • Good photography is essential. Clear, well-lit and color-balanced photos with compelling compositions are more apt to garner clicks from shoppers.
  • A consistent color palette can serve to tie the pieces together.
  • Provide a range of price points
  • Use alternates! When a Treasury List is promoted to the homepage, it includes the four hidden alternate items. On the homepage, items are removed when they sell and the alternate are moved up into view.
  • Provide a varied collection of items. We rarely promote all-one-type-of-product Treasury Lists to the frontpage.  That said, if you’re using the Treasury Lists to promote your Team’s art form, or you’re just plain interested in only earrings, go for it! Not all Treasury Lists are made with the homepage in mind, and this is a good thing.
  • Double check that everything is handmade or properly categorized as vintage or supplies.
  • Double check that sellers you’re featuring have good feedback.
  • Themes and puns are a fun and creative way to organize a list.
  • Give a boost to interesting items from new sellers or items with low views from the back pages of the categories.
  • Make sure no artist is represented more then once on a given Treasury List. (We avoid featuring the same seller twice on a single homepage.)

It’s that time of year again…

Brides are off  to bootcamp shedding those holiday pounds for the big day, fittings are underway and it’s all about the details. We’re ecstatic that bridal season is beginning (although we’re not losing any weight over it) and we’re kicking it off with a sweet little deal for all our brides, maids of honor and bridesmaids to be:

30% off all Davie & Chiyo bridal clutches!

And in true Davie & Chiyo tradition, we’ve got a few new designs under our belt for 2011. Think romantic lace, ruffles, rosettes and pearls!

We’ll be featuring this promotion on both our website and our Etsy shop. Clutches will already be discounted on our website and you can use the discount code “BRIDALBASH30” on Etsy when checking out any clutch in our “Wedding Clutch” section.

The 2011 Bridal Bash will run from Jan 24 – 31, 2011, so don’t miss out!

I first introduced you to i heart vanilla bean back in August when Jinnger featured our Tiffany Bow Clutch as her “#2 Wedding Inspiration”. We managed to inspire her again but this time with her latest “Thursday Purse Day” feature.

Clearly, Jinnger is hooked on Davie & Chiyo!

Click here to see the full post.

I know the holidays are over and everyone is glum and feeling sorry for themselves with the post-holiday blues but it’s time to snap out of it!

Spring is on the way and we have our first Spring 2011 preview – something blue! (Think crisp spring blue, and not that gloomy blue cloud that you’ve been living under for the past week.) This spread does a fresh take on the traditional “something blue” (no more Grandma’s blue hanky) and opts for more glittery, lush and scandalously sexy options. (Think “something blue” that only your husband-to-be will get to see… *wink*)

Our luxurious Dreams Clutch is set to be featured in the pages of Today’s Bride, Canada’s top selling bridal magazine, in a dreamy shade of baby blue. The chiffon clutch, reminiscent of clouds on a blue bird day, is so light and airy it could almost float away. Uuuhhhh, I can almost smell the spring breeze now…

Pick up your copy on newsstands now or click here to get your very own Dreams Clutch.

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