Friday, November 23, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale Starts Early!

Many of you have asked about a Black Friday deal. Normally I just do Cyber Monday, but I decided to start early....

Check out shopjaxiebridal.etsy.com for belt options:
Model: Angelisa Benetiz, Makeup: Sabrina Northern
Photographer: Olga Thomas of Chic Wedding Photography


READY, SET, SHOP!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Featured Wedding: Melissa + Mark


Melissa wanted something simple and understated. I did a veil for her along with a small feather hairpiece and a little bling in the center. She looks absolutely stunning and I just LOVE the pic of her and Mark walking back up the aisle. SO sweet!

Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com

Also check out my Etsy page: www.shopjaxiebridal.etsy.com

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NOW AVAILABLE IN MADISON:




Monday, November 5, 2012

Featured Wedding: Amanda + Kenn


Amanda was so excited to work out the details of her wedding and accessorize with Jaxie from the day she got engaged. She wanted to look fabulous but also was very attentive to her bridesmaids style as well. The cuffs were a must as well as a chic set of earrings. You may recognize some of these gorgeous girls from the Milwaukee Bucks Energee dance team!  

If you are looking to order affordable earrings to go along with your cuffs, I can provide great options. I have access to the best wholesalers in the country!

                     Here are a couple more of my fave shots of the day....

 
Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Something Elegant in Madison...

Jaxie has taken over the Madison area! Check out Jaxie belts at Marah's Elegant Bridal in Mount Horeb. Try on a large selection of bridal belts from the current collection as well as pieces from the 2013 collection. 


To set up an appointment, click HERE

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Featured Wedding: Kristi + Joe


Kristi was really great to work with, I have known her for years and she came to me with her dress and said she needed a belt for her winter wedding. She was extremely open to styles and really wanted something to give her that extra added sparkle. She also wanted a statement hairpiece to go along with her look. We chose a blinged out feather option that tied the entire look together!

To purchase this belt, click HERE!
  Product photography by: Chic Wedding Photography
Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Featured Wedding: Megan + Bryan


Megan has been a Jaxie fan for years, so shortly after she was engaged, she knew she wanted custom Jaxie pieces for herself and her girls! They did a Mexico destination wedding and had amazing vibrant colors. I love showing a pop of ivory coloring if the girls have a bright dress. Megan wanted to dazzle, so she opted for a gorgeous flower bling hairpiece which I think was perfect:

Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Featured Wedding: Michelle + Dominic

Photography by: Champagne Studios

Michelle came to me with a specific style in her mind. She wanted a classic look with a pop of black. She admitted she purchased a piece on Etsy from another store but wasn't happy with it. So she came to me asking if I could rework it to make a piece she truly could love. I think we nailed it! I loved seeing the pics after her wedding to see how the whole theme tied in together. The pics are fabulous and remind me of a hollywood wedding!

Here is one of my FAVE pics of the day:



Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Featured Wedding: Casey + Jake


Shortly after Casey found her dress, she emailed me and knew the look she was going for. She wanted classic elegance. Nothing overly glitzy, but she definitely wanted the glam! So I created a multi-strand pearl necklace for her along with pearl cluster earrings. She also wanted statement pearl necklaces and earrings for her girls to play off of her jewelry. I love being able to see everything come together the day of the wedding! Casey married my cousin Jake and it was an absolutely amazing day. They were married at The Villa Terrace over looking Lake Michigan. The details they put into the wedding were amazing. 

Here is one of my FAVE pics of the day with their daughter Quinn:
To see the whole set go to The Salty Peanut's Facebook Page: Click Here

Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Featured Wedding: Kourtney + Jeremy

Photography by: Picturesque Photography

Kourtney contacted me loving the "Jaxie Cuffs" and we were able to collaborate with colors and brooch styles. When she said the girl's dresses were a dark charcoal and flowers were a range of purples, I immediately thought a light silver would be amazing. Cuffs are a great bridesmaid gift because it is something they will actually wear again... and they definitely make a statement walking down the aisle. 

Check out a close up of this fab pic by Picturesque Photography:




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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Featured Wedding: Jen + Tim



Jen and Tim's wedding was near and dear to my heart. I was there the night the two of these love birds met at good ole Flannery's in Milwaukee. I have been able to watch their relationship and love for each other grow over the past few years and when Jen came to me telling me she wanted to be a Jaxie bride, I was overjoyed! 

When she was going over colors, I told her how much I LOVE pops of ivory off of bright color tones. The blue dresses and the ivory cuffs for her girls were perfection:




This is one of my FAVE shots from the day... straight out of a magazine! Congrats to you two... wishing you a lifetime of love and laughter... and tall children! :)



The bride also wanted a cuff for herself to remember her big day, here are some shots of Jaxie in Europe on their Honeymoon :





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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Create a Custom Heirloom Piece with Jaxie!

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue....

These are 4 items a bride thinks about when preparing for her big day. Before my grandmother, Ann, passed away, she said to me she had costume jewelery she wanted to pass down to me. I was extremely touched and cherish the items she gave to me. Many of my brides have had similar situations... heirloom jewelry from their family they want to find a use for.

I love when brides come to me and say they have a piece they want to re-purpose, I can sit down with my brides and design a look that compliments their style. Old brooches, earrings, necklaces and even rosaries have been inspiration for some of my Jaxie heirloom pieces. Check out a few of my fabulous collaborations:





I have also created pieces from trimmings from a bride's wedding dress, this way you can have a piece of your big day added to the heirloom piece:


If you are interested in creating a piece that you can pass on for generations to come, contact me! I look forward to sitting down with you and creating a meaningful piece you'll adore.  

For more real brides check out my facebook page: Jaxie and contact me for more info: info@shopjaxie.com


*** I also do Skype or email consultations for people who reside outside of the Milwaukee area***




Friday, August 3, 2012

Featured Wedding: Megan + David


Photography By: Bellow Blue

Megan was so fun to work with, she came to me and said her inspiration was Carrie Bradshaw's bird hairpiece from the Sex and the City Movie:

Although Megan LOVED the dramatics of the piece, she wanted to dial it down a bit. She had a cluster of birds she wanted me to incorporate along with lace and netting, this piece definitely made a statement. I also coordinated colors from her flowers for her bridesmaids with a touch of bling.

"Thank you again for creating wonderful pieces for my wedding that fit the theme" - Megan





Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Featured Wedding: Erica + John

Photography By: Manning Photography

Erica wanted a vintage inspired look with a modern twist. I am all about the feathers with her hairstyle, they graze the top of the head and give that extra touch of femininity when walking down the aisle. 

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Featured Wedding: Maren + Craig

Photography By:  Valo Photography

Maren was so fun to work with because she was not afraid to take risks. She wanted to be a couture bride with an oversized hairpiece and birdcage veil, which I am SO for! It is your wedding day, your one day to do whatever you want, go glam! She was so confident in her fashion decisions and it definitely shows through the pictures.

Here is another great shot of her hairpiece:

Check out more pics from Maren and Craig's wedding featured on



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Monday, July 16, 2012

Personalized Wedding Favors

I was to a wedding this weekend for my cousin Jake and they had the most adorable wedding favors at each place setting for their guests: Mason Jars with handles to enjoy their specialty drink.





Here are some other fabulous ideas posted by Martha Stewart Weddings:

Rosemary Olive Oil

To create this Italian specialty, place a few snips of herbs in an empty bottle, pour in olive oil, cork, and seal with clip art. Materials: Specialty Bottle 
8.5-oz "Boston" glass bottle with cork.


Raspberry Vodka

Mixing these totable potables is as easy as whipping up fruit-infused booze, pouring it into bottles, and tying on a recipe for a Rasmopolitan cocktail.
Materials: Specialty Bottle 12.5-oz "Woozy" glass bottles.

 

Honey Wedding Favors

These hand-assembled wedding favors look good enough to eat -- and lucky for your guests, that's exactly what they're for. Individual vials of high-quality honey, wrapped with bee-decked bands, make for a sweet ending.
Materials: Bee Raw honey, $5 per 1-oz vial. Clearbags "Crystal Clear" boxes FB38. Nashville Wraps natural fine wood filler FWE14.


For the entire post check out: Martha Stewart DIY Wedding Blog

Featured Wedding: MaryBeth + Steve

Photography By: Red White & Green Photography 

MaryBeth was getting married on the beach and wanted a soft flower for her hair but a statement piece for her neck. I custom made a pearl necklace for her by twisting some pearls and adding a vintage inspired brooch. I love the whole vibe of her wedding and she looked amazing!

Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Featured Wedding: Sarah + Michael

Photography by: Hanle Productions 
Sarah was incredibly sweet, she had a winter wedding inspired by vintage glam. My first thought, feathers and bling! She was on the same page and loved the oversized look, it gave her that extra touch of softness to her hair!


Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com
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A Sketch to Remember!

There are so many gown preservation companies that will turn your dress into a framed piece of art. Although the excitement of seeing your dress in a frame is cool in the beginning, it will surely fade away. As you stand there in your storage area and stare at it wondering... what was I thinking?

Immortalize your dress and display it proudly with a fresh sketch from Brooklit Bride!


























































Brooke is amazingly talented and really makes your big day come back to life. MEN: Listen up, this is a great anniversary gift for your bride.
Check out her fabulous Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrooklitBride


 Who is Brooke? Get to know her:


I'm a night owl who loves traveling, laughing until it hurts, and fabulous doodles of course! Creativity has always been an essential part of me and who I am at the core. Whether I'm designing, decorating, or simply doodling in the margins of a notebook. I've been an Artist ever since I could hold a crayon, only it's taken me 29 years to own that title and say it proudly without any timidity or fear of sounding pretentious.

I am a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I majored in Fashion Design with an Art Specialization. I have worked in the fashion industry, wardrobe for television and theater, styling, art direction and product design and development. I opened an Etsy shop a few years ago because fashion and drawing were passions of mine that I had not been doing enough of in recent years. My shop has been successful and brought me many great freelance opportunities.

I started Fabulous Doodles to journal what I'm working on, what inspires me, and to archive fashion illustrations, both from my collection and new discoveries. For fashion illustration fans or the budding illustrator, I hope you enjoy my blog and say hello, because I love comments! -Brooke (or Brooklit as mom calls me!)

Contact Email: Fabulousdoodles@gmail.com
Check out her blog: http://fabulousdoodles.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Featured Wedding: Christine + Dan

Photography by:Lindsay Pape

Christine is my cousin, so when she got engaged we were all very excited for her and dan. She immediately came to me and said "I finally get to be a Jaxie bride!" She was very laid back with choosing a hairpiece for her big day, she wanted something that made a statement and trusted me to just go with it. She was married in Hawaii and made such a stunning bride! We are so happy to have Dan as an additional "cousin" to our family. 

Check out this touching video from their big day:


Christine + Dan // Highlights from RYSTAR ★ DIGITAL on Vimeo.

Looking for a custom piece?
Contact me for more info: info@shopjaxie.com
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Featured Wedding: Holly + TJ

Photography by: Front Room Photography

I have known TJ and Holly for a couple years. When Holly found her dress, she immediately contacted me and said, "I found my dress and a Jaxie belt will go perfect with it!" She really wanted to customize her dress so we concepted together and I made a belt for her mixing 2 popular belts, "Renee" and "Elizabeth"
 I was invited to attend the wedding and she looked absolutely stunning! 
Both TJ and Holly are lucky to have found each other because 
they are absolutely perfect together! 

Interested in customization? email me: info@shopjaxie.com
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