Since everyone here at Handfastings Magazine is basically obsessed with handfasting cords, we thought it highly appropriate to begin at the beginning. We discovered the most beautiful hand-dyed ribbons at Hanah Silk.
What makes these ribbons so unique are the beautiful hand-dipped colors and color combinations that seem to dance across the silk. Their descriptive color names are catchy: "Leaves Turning," "Mossy Rock," and "Raven" are enough to entice a handfasting officiant to braid a thousand cords.
Look for a full-feature editorial in a future issue of Handfastings Magazine.
Where to find:
M&J TRIM, www.mjtrim.com
Who wants to set up for a wedding ceremony by lighting candles with a boring old match? If beauty and elegance are important to your rituals, why not use an impressive Social Light decorative lighter? The company touts them as "The best looking refillable utility lighters ever," and we agree! Add this to your list of unofficial magical tools. Go to www.sociallighters.com to find a store nearest you.
Your friends have been with you thick and thin. You chose them to be your bridesmaids because you cherish their friendship. So of course you want to give them meaningful bridesmaids gifts to thank them for being there for you once again, this time on your special day.
You can truly show them you care by giving your BFFs some inspiring, delicately designed silver and pewter jewelry from a conscientious company: YANA. YANA stands for "You Are Not Alone," whose company's inspiring mission is about being there for others.
In addition to jewelry, they sell cute graphic tees, hats, hoodies and more. YANA donates a percentage of their proceeds to the YANA Foundation, which supports or recognizes people, initiatives and organizations that need assistance and/or practicing YANA's mission. Give back to your bridesmaids, your closest friends and loved ones, by giving them the gift of YANA and let them know you'll always be there for them. YANA's online store launches early September. Go to www.YANAcares.com to learn more.