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Vendor Love — The Patchwork Pearl

Happy Wednesday!

I’m blessed I get to meet some amazing people doing a job that I love and meeting Linda was one of those times. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year through an amazing group of women entrepreneurs that I belong too. We met for lunch a ways back to discuss how I can bring her amazing talents of quilting to my clients and the wedding world.

What is “The Patchwork Pearl” you may ask?

It’s a site that shares longtime quilter, Linda Pearl’s love of all things quilting with people everywhere.

“Organize your life around your dreams, and watch them come true.”

What a truly inspiring tagline she has and words to live by.

If you know me, you’ll know that I can’t sew to save my life and why I am in utter amazement of the creations someone can create with a needle & thread. It blew me away!

Linda creates a Celebration Quilt that marks a life event incorporating a traditional idea into a modern way through fabric. What a great way to begin your life as a newly married couple with an heirloom that you’ll be able to pass down to the next generation. Linda created this quilt for her oldest son’s wedding and you can see pictures from his wedding, but did you notice the squares that surround them? Their guests were able to handwrite something special for them that they will have forever.  

She’s extremely talented and I just love what she can do with fabric. Check out the different patterns she can craft with those talented fingers of hers!

She can pretty much create anything you want with the right fabric. Rumor has it she’s working on something “Downton Abbey” related. 🙂

Did I mention how much I just love what she can do? I hope you enjoyed my introduction to quilting. It certainly is an art & talent to be able to create such exquisite beauty through fabric.

What a great idea for a personalized wedding gift! Make sure you check out her site and follow her on Facebook. Tell her I sent you!

Cheers!
~Tracy

Vendor Love — MLMart

Happy Monday!

I had a fabulous weekend of relaxation & helping out my friend/colleague Detailed Engagements with her table design for a great fundraising event, CHaD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock), to help raise money at their Storybook Ball. We designed our table based on the book, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and it looked spectactular & yummy! I’m looking forward to the pictures since I completely forgot my camera to take pretty pictures of it!

Anyway, now onto the main event of this blog…spreading the vendor love!

If you could’ve seen my expression and awe when I came across MLMart in my Facebook newsfeed, you’d think I was nuts! A friend of mine posted one of his pictures on her wall & I was just so captivated by his talent. So, being a bit obsessive about some things, I just stalked his page scrolling down and down looking at his work because I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

Here’s a little sneak peak of what he does….

Isn’t it just unbelievable!! How does he do it, you ask? Simple, really, or it is to him at least! He takes a high resolution digital photo, blows it up to really see the details & replicates it on paper with a pencil.
Before
After
Did I mention he is AMAZING!? If you hadn’t figured out by now, I’m pretty passionate about his work. I just absolutely love it and want to share it with the everyone I can!
So, in my excitement, I just HAD to have one! I decided for my upcoming anniversary, I would have him do one for me. The hardest part was picking the picture, but I think I picked the right one. Mind you, I LOVED the digital picture that my other BFF Jeff Turner @ Black Thumb Studio took to begin with…..
So, when I saw this, I was COMPLETELY blown away by it…. 
This really is just raw talent that you don’t come across everyday! Let me tell you, it looks even more striking in person & I was a very happy girl when I saw it!! 🙂
As I mentioned before, I’m VERY excited about his talents, that I’ve decided to add this unbelievable talent as free gift to my clients when they book my Luxury Coordination service. It’s such a unique & personalized way for me to say thank you to my couples. 
If you haven’t already, check out his work here! Even if you’re not one of my clients & want one, I’m happy to share and he’d be happy to have you as one of his clients!
~Cheers!

Handpainted Glasses by Danni

Happy Monday!

I hope all the Dad’s out there had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday, I know I sure did with my dad & awesome father in law!

Anyway, on to some of the exciting things I want to share with you. Who doesn’t love something handmade or hand painted? I certainly do, since I can’t draw or paint to save my life! I have no problem admitting that I’m envious of the people who can do either.

So, when my friend/old job contact, Jocelyn told me about her sister in law, Danielle, I knew I had to meet her. After the virtual intro, I set up a meeting with Danielle to discuss how we can work together to get her talents into the wedding world. We met at my favorite Massachusetts/New Hampshire Starbucks to chat. After chatting & enjoying a yummy Double Chocolate Chip frappuccino, I decided to have her make me a few different types of glasses. That way, when my clients are looking for unique, personalized gifts, so I can immediately show these beauties to them.

What I forgot was, I had her make me a wine glass with my logo on it….

She literally captured all the details of my logo! I was beyond excited when I saw it and I can’t wait to have my first glass of wine in it! 🙂

Sorry, was so excited about it, that I couldn’t wait to share it! Now, check out the others she created…

Of course, I had to have her create one for my other favorite kind of cocktail…

And, I couldn’t forget about those handsome guys & beer drinkers….

Isn’t her talent amazing! Want her to create something beautiful for you’re wedding? Send her an email here to get something unique made! Just don’t forget to tell her I sent you!
~Cheers!