Vendor Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Mon Amour Boutique (CLOSED)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | by Newlywed | Labels: , , |

We may each have our own good luck keepsakes to have with us on our wedding day, but there are a few that are pretty popular. There’s a cute little diddy to remind us of them:


“Something Old,
Something New,
Something Borrowed,
Something Blue.”

But there’s a line that’s often forgotten:
“A sixpence in her shoe.”

Why a sixpence? Well, according to Scottish lore, a groom used to put a silver coin under his shoe for good luck. It became a Victorian tradition with the bride putting a sixpence in her left shoe to represent wealth and financial security.
This is a tradition I hadn’t heard of until I came across Aimee’s shop, Mon Amour Boutique, on Etsy. Specializing in sixpence cards for brides, Aimee is bringing the sixpence tradition back into fashion. Aimee sent me a lovely handmade sixpence card. The cards come with a sixpence coin attached and can be custom made with your colors. With the rhyme to remind of the lucky items, it makes a cute personal gift for the bride on her wedding day…or if you just want to give yourself a little bit of good luck! And maybe down the line, it can be something to pass on to your daughter on her wedding day. Introducing Aimee from Mon Amour Boutique!

What made you decide to sell sixpences as keepsakes?
This past summer I married my best friend Christopher . When my bridesmaids threw me a surprise bridal shower, I was gifted with my own sixpence from one of my girls. The idea of having something to pass down to my daughter on her wedding day really struck a chord with me. I am all about meaningful traditions. Thus, the idea of sharing this tradition with other brides inspired me.
What else do you make and sell?
I also create handcrafted ‘Will you be my bridesmaid? ’ or ‘Thank you for being my bridesmaid’ cards. Most of us think long and hard about those we want with us on our most important day, so why not ask them or thank them in a meaningful way for standing with us. The cards can be personalized and make a great keepsake for your girls.

What sparked your interest in making wedding items?
Other than loving everything to do with weddings? I specifically loved the idea that working with brides would allow me to create items that reflect the unique personalities and styles of each individual.

What else can we expect to see from you in the future?
I am working on a collection of handcrafted non-floral boutonnieres. I have come to realize they are a lot of fun to make and the creative possibilities are just about endless.

What is the best advice you can give to brides on their wedding day?
Don't think you have to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful wedding! There are so many great websites and blogs out there that offer unlimited DIY projects, freebies, and cost saving tips. Joining a wedding blog was the best thing I could have done. Not only did I receive a lot of inspiring tips and ideas, I formed a lot of great relationships with brides I now consider friends.

Links where we can find out more of your work:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MonAmouRBoutique/300593497717?ref=ts


GIVEAWAY:
Aimee has been gracious in giving one lucky winner a sixpence card in colors of their choice!


THE RULES:
1) Go to Mon Amour Boutique on Etsy and comment on your favorite item for one entry! This is mandatory! Contestants who do not do this will be disqualified. Remember to leave your email address or some way to contact you with each entry!
You can add more comments to increase your chance to win if you do the following (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):

2) Become a new follower of this blog (1 entry)
3) Are currently a follower of my blog (2 entries or 2 separate comments!)
4) Become a facebook fan of “I Do” Budget Weddings (2 entries or 2 separate comments)
5) Become a facebook fan of Mon Amour Boutique. (2 entries or 2 separate comments)
6) Blog about the contest and include a link to the giveaway. You must also include a link to Mon Amour Boutique’s Etsy shop in your post (3 entries or 3 separate comments)
7) Buy anything from Mon Amour Boutique (5 entries or 5 separate comments)
8) Follow “I Do” Budget Weddings on Twitter (1 entry)
9) Tweet on this giveaway and include a link to this giveaway in your tweet. (1 entry)

The deadline to enter this contest is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (PST). A winner will be randomly chosen and announced the following day. Good luck! (This giveaway is closed)
* Don’t forget, you can still enter to win a set of handmade tile coasters from Coaster Creations!

48 comments:

*M* said...

I am a current follower!

*M* said...

Another current follower entry.

*M* said...

Became a fan of Mon Amour Boutique on facebook.

*M* said...

Second entry.

*M* said...

My favorite item is the Green Lace Sixpence Card.

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Shanna said...

I love the Black and White Lace Sixpence Card!

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Shanna said...

Already follow!

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Shanna said...

Already follow!
Second entry!
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Shanna said...

I'm a FB fan!

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Shanna said...

I'm a FB fan!
Second entry!
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Shanna said...

I'm a FB fan of Mon Amour Boutique.

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Shanna said...

I'm a facebook fan of Mon Amour Boutique.
second entry.

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natfrack said...

I am a follower.

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natfrack said...

I am a fan of I Do on facebook.

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natfrack said...

I am a fan of I do

Second Entry

natfrack said...

I am a fan of mon amour on facebook

natfrack said...

I am a fan of mon amour on fb

second entry

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Jeanie said...

I like the Lavender Lace Sixpence Card!

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Jeanie said...

I'm a current follower!

Vanessa said...

I love the Purple Wedding Day Boutineers. My theme incorporates feathers and my colors are purple so it's perfect!

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Vanessa said...

I became a new follower of your blog!

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Vanessa said...

I blogged about this giveaway!

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Aimee said...

My favorite is the tiffany and co sixpence. what a cute idea! Thanks!

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Naazia said...

i love the tiffany and co sixpence!

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Miss Love said...

I love the bridesmaid thank you cards in Aimee's etsy site. I actually ordered a set in purple for my bridesmaids already.

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Miss Love said...

I follow this blog. mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

As I mentioned previously, I have purchased 6 bridesmaid thank you cards from Aimee's Etsy shop. mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

I am following you on twitter. mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Nicole-Lynn said...

Great giveaway! My favorite item in the shop is the Bridal Suite Signs! Very cute.

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Current follower

Entry 1

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Current Follower

Entry 2

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Natasha said...

I love everything in the store! I have purchased 3 sixpence already and 5 bridesmiad cards and they are gorgeous!

Kailin said...

Love this blog!!! I'm a new follower.

Love all the designs, hard to choose.

Diana said...

The teal and brown lace is my favorite!

Maria said...

love the sixpence card. it completes the saying! :)

jakiesmom said...

i love the red and black sixpence card
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Marci said...

I love the Yellow Sixpence Card with Mulberry Flower.
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Marci said...

follower (june_spirit2628)
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Marci said...

follower 2 (june_spirit2628)
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Ginger said...

I like the teal and purple lace sixpence card.

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Ginger said...

Already a follower.

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Ginger said...

Already a follower.

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Ginger said...

Already a facebook fan, not sure if that counts.

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Ginger said...

Already a facebook fan, not sure if that counts.

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Ginger said...

I'm a fan of Mon Amour.

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Ginger said...

I'm a fan of Mon Amour.

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Miss Love said...

I am a facebook fan of Mon Amour Boutique.

Goldilox74 said...

LOVE these boutonnieres http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41445340 --- as I am having a purple wedding and think they are WAY too adorable!!!!

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