Ahh, Tuesday … time for our weekly Vendors We Heart post! I love having the opportunity to introduce you to new and fabulous vendors each week! Today we have the oh-so-charming Haily from the Etsy shop Forever Darling! Haily hand makes lovely ring boxes, adorable boutonnieres and charming corsages for weddings. As a recent bride herself, Haily knows the importance of communicating with her couples to design the perfect items for their wedding day. More about Haily below …
What inspired you to start your business?
I am a graphic designer by profession, and started up my shop this winter. I was married just last fall and a lot of the items in my shop came from the inspiration of my own wedding. I just couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for and so I took my design experience into my own hands for a new purpose; weddings! I came to the realization that I really enjoyed creating special things for my wedding and maybe there were people out there who would want to purchase the things I have made. I love knowing that the things I sell have such a special end purpose and I am always wishing I could be a fly on the wall at the weddings my products go to. I love creating custom orders, and having recently been a bride, understand the person who has a vision in mind of exactly what they are looking for and I’m always happy to work with customers to make their items just right for their wedding.
My shop currently specializes in boutonnieres and ring bearer boxes. As a designer, my passion is color. You can see that throughout my shop, and my focus is on creating color schemes that make sense to modern brides and open up the possibilities for today’s weddings which run the gamut of styles.
What options for customization do you offer?
I can customize most things in my shop. I specialize in custom colors for really any of my ring bearer boxes. I’ve tried to give brides lots of options with my boutonnieres too. If you don’t see your color, just contact me and we can figure out how to get that perfect shade of green or that one particular yellow that you have had such a hard time finding!
If you could give one tip to couples who are planning a wedding, what would it be?
I think my advice would be to find simple small ways to make the day reflect you. There are so many details to think about in your wedding, but it’s those little things that make it yours!
What is something that most people don’t know about your biz/you?
I am actually a graphic designer as a profession and I love creating and admiring illustration. My shop has come out of my love of all things creative and has given me a really wonderful way to work with my hands to create something meaningful for one of the biggest days of our lives.
What is your one must-have item/product/tool to have on-hand when you’re working?
I do so much work with my hands to create the items in my shop. They are truly my most useful tool. I love to get in there and get my hands dirty. My typical nail polish color is usually unrecognizable by the end of a day working. I just try to put all of myself into each item I make.
If you had to choose one word to describe yourself/your business what would it be?
Thankful! I am so glad that I have the opportunity to sell my items to brides. I know that my work is appreciated and often cherished in the days ahead. For this I am so grateful.
5 Things that make you happy?
My husband Kevin who is my biggest cheerleader (I hope I’m not offending him).
My Boston Terrier Birdie and my French Bulldog Winnie
The reaction of someone really enjoying something I’ve made
I love the little things in life like a great meal or a walk, curling up on the couch with my husband and a sewing project, but I also love an adventure!
Opening Forever Darling Shop has been that for me and I have really enjoyed the ride so far!
Here are a few of the delightful items from the Forever Darling Shop.
Like what you see? … Tomorrow we have a Forever Darling giveaway here on WedLoft so be sure to check back to enter for a chance to win!