Etsy Eight: April

Emma Frankart Henterly

Etsy is a go-to resource for many couples planning their weddings. But did you know that you can shop handmade and local? Check out our top Etsy picks for this month, all from shop owners based right here in Columbus.

It seems we can’t go a month without including an invitation suite, and with the selection available, why would we want to? These simple, feather-motif invitations, in midnight blue and gold, have everything we want in a set. Trendy colors, boho details and best of all, the ability to self-print. That’s right, for $18, LettersandAlchemy will create your custom set of invitation and RSVP cards. (But they offer printing options too, if you’d rather go that route.)

Speaking of boho brides, we’re obsessed with the hair accessories from RosyroseStudio, like this hair vine. It’s $49 and can be worn as shown, or across the back of the head over an updo or other style for a fun accent. The gold metal wire design is accented with rhinestones and is the perfect for the laid-back bride or for the one who wants to ditch her veil post-ceremony, but still keep a bridal feel to her ’do.

Not into boho, you say? Then maybe this steampunk boutonniere from TheRitzyRose will suit you better. The purple and gold flower has a pearl center and purple rhinestones, plus a funky Roman numeral watch face and a dangling, working locket. At $36, it’s an ideal accessory for the discerning groom.

If you’re a steampunk bride, brace yourself; these Doctor Who-inspired kitten heel shoes will knock you off your feet! (Ugh, we know … that was terrible. #sorrynotsorry) This listing is for a custom order, but you can message HexHeartHollow directly for a pair of your very own. They’re on the pricey side at $245, and with price comes quality—they’re hand-painted, layered with heavy lace and adorned with ribbon, trim and charms.

In keeping with our blue theme is this navy and marsala invitation suite from unicaforma. The $20 list price acts as a deposit on your order; you will then work with the shop on your custom design, and the full invitation suite will be mailed to you once it’s completed. (That means no printing at home or sending files to third-party printers.) We especially love the pictured design, with the gold backing, but you can get these invites as a pocket suite, too. And please, we’re begging you—get the floral envelope liners. You won’t regret it.

Need a gift for your guitar-playing hubby? This stamped copper guitar pick will help him combine his love of you with his love of music. It reads “Love you to infinity” on the front, with “and beyond” stamped on the back. At only $16.50, this is affordable enough to pick up several to use as groomsmen gifts—don’t worry, SimplySpainDesigns will print the phrase of your choice on both sides.

For coordinating gifts for your ladies, we suggest this darling and delicate rose gold Ohio necklace. RedGiraffeDesigns—yes, the Short North shop is on Etsy—will stamp a heart, area code, initials or the word “Ohio” on it if you want, or you can leave it blank. The $30 necklace comes in three chain lengths.

Finally, it wouldn’t be an Etsy Eight post without a carrieklein creation. (What can we say? We’re obsessed.) This month it’s a beautiful vintage-inspired cake topper made from carrieklein’s signature paper flowers and leaves and a handmade and 1930s-style plaster couple. Both the couple and the flowers are hand-painted and customizable to your wedding colors and you and your fiancé’s hair, eye and skin color. The $325 price tag is well worth the effort and artistry that goes into this piece.

That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!