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Turtle Love Co.

I’d like to introduce you to Turtle Love Co.! This wonderful website curates a collection of handmade designer jewelry from independent artisans. Think Etsy, but with dedicated customer service and a consistent shopping experience. They offer wedding bands, engagement rings, necklaces and earrings for yourself or your bridesmaids!

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Most of Turtle Love Co.’s handcrafted jewelry is made with recycled materials and in accordance with eco-friendly production practices. So whether you’re looking for a wedding band, a statement necklace or everyday pearls, TLC has jewelry you can feel good about.

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Turtle Love Co. engagement rings are NOT what you’ll find at the mall. Each ring is designed and handmade by an independent artisan, not a factory. You can find beautiful sapphire, white topaz, black diamond, and stunning gemstone engagement rings on this one-of-a-kind website.

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Sweet Beach Wedding

This charming wedding comes all the way from Brazil. Sharon is a wedding photographer whose work I’ve been following for quite sometime now, and when I saw her own wedding photos I jumped at the chance of sharing them with you. Even more exciting was to hear that she’s been reading Ruffled for wedding inspiration. Woo!

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From the bride, Sharon: Fernando and I met on April 2008 while I was shooting his brother’s wedding. We joked around with each other, but nothing else. At the time I was dating someone else and never imagined what was about to happen! We saw each other again around the time I was delivering his brother’s wedding album and exchanged online chat usernames. We started to talk to each other and only six months after his brother’s wedding we had our first kiss. We’ve been together ever since. Then we got engaged, bought an apartment and set the date for Valentine’s Day. (in Brazil, Valentine’s Day is June 12).

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Our wedding was very simple but full of love. I made pretty much everything myself. From the invitations to the decor, from the bouquet to the menus. My mother made the brigadeiros (Brazilian mini chocolate candy) that are the best in the world! My friends helped fold the 1000 paper cranes (or tsurus), that the Japanese folklore says we get a wish for each 1000 origami cranes.. We had a Celtic ceremony, a ritual connected with nature that includes everyone in the bridal party (in Brazil, the padrinhos). Fernando and I each read a letter saying what the other means to us and it was very emotional. Get married at the beach was a dream and I am very happy to have pursued it till the end. We feel very connected to nature and the ocean.

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The reception was simple and the photobooth was very popular. At the end of the night Fernando and I danced to a choreographed Can’t take my eyes off of you by Damien Rice. We had fireworks and my little brother, Allan, played a song on the violin as a surprise for me :)

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indie brazil wedding

Wedding Vendors: (Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Photography: Fernanda Petelinkar of Fernanda e Sharon Fotografia de Casamento / Videography: Cana Video Production / Catering: Buffet Sweet Pepper / Wedding Dress: handmade and designed exclusively by Fafi Vasconcellos / Wedding Shoes: Emporio Naka / Photobooth and Favors: Fotocabine / DJ: Fernando Barbi / Event Design: Papillon Eventos






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Deadline Extended!

Before we start the day I wanted to let everyone know we are extending the deadline to submit your DIY projects. Some people had trouble sending me images or sent files that were a bit too small, so we’re giving everyone an extra week for you to wrap up your projects, resend images and if you’re feeling adventurous, squeeze in an additional project. Go ahead and finish up writing the instructions, taking photos or pulling up the folder with larger files. Then email your project(s) to amanda (at) ruffledblog.com with images (need to be at least 600px wide), instructions and a list of materials. The project can be anything related to weddings – anything from table numbers to boutonnieres, we’ll be covering it all!

 ruffled diy wedding contest

Wanna squeeze in another entry or need ideas to participate? Be sure to follow Ruffled on Twitter or Facebook for tips on projects and categories that haven’t been covered…yet. We will be choosing our favorite entries and we will start posting them later this week. Be prepared for DIY overload. We’ll be posting an avalanche of super cute projects.

Once all selected entries have been published, our panel of judges made up of seasoned DIY pros will select finalists will each select a finalist based on creativity, budget, originality and level of difficulty (or how easy it is for others to execute the project). Everyone around the globe is welcome to enter.

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