Today I asked four of my best friends to all be my maid of honour! These four women are incredible in their own ways, undeniably beautiful, and will all make beautiful brides as well to their loving partners.
Asking them to be my maid of honours was a scary step to take as I’ve had crippling anxiety, and grew up in an oppressive household that made getting close to people virtually impossible, and daunting to say the least. I wasn’t really that close to anyone during high school but since making my way through the world on my own terms, I was blessed to cross paths with these four women who turned into family.
I wanted to do something special to ask them to be my maid of honours. I have always been one to be a little extra, so I teamed up with several AMAZING brands to spoil these women like they deserve.
Below is a list of the jaw dropping products I included in my invitation boxes to my maid of honours, why I chose them, and what’s great about these products! All of the brands, and items chosen were handpicked by myself as they are things I genuinely love, and approve of.
Custom "Maid Of Honour" Wooden Boxes from Bridal Box Co
Why I Chose This: I wanted my invitation boxes to be the upmost luxurious experience possible for my friends, and an important detail is the packaging. I've seen Bridal Box Co boxes several times on Instagram, always full of beautiful items that I am sure the recipients were delighted to receive. One look at their website, and their affordable price point let me know that this was the perfect case for my gifting!
Why This Is Amazing: Bridal Box Co boxes are all handcrafted by the beautiful Bijour in the hills of Byron Bay. Boxes can be customised, with custom message hand carved to add the personal touch to your gift. Bijour creates not only bridal invitation boxes, but also boxes for the best man, matron of honour, groomsmen boxes, and also gift boxes!
Custom Satin Robes from Threads Embroidery
Why I Chose This: It’s a beautiful touch to have the classic satin robes customised for the big day! Every woman will be getting ready together on my wedding day, so why not go the extra mile to make her day as special as my own?
Why This Is Amazing: These robes are handmade right here in Australia! You can choose to alter the text, the font, font size, embellishments, the length, and the colours.
Full Makeup Haul from INIKA Organics:
Why I Chose This: As said in my makeup review of INIKA Organics, these makeup products allow you to create a ethereal everyday makeup look without a guilty conscious! All the products are generously packed in sleep packaging, applies so smoothly without fallout, and smells incredible as it is all-natural!
Why This Is Amazing: Did I mention it’s all natural?! All of the makeup is 100% vegan, all natural, halal, and cruelty free! It’s also make here in Sydney.
Custom Compact Mirrors from Alexa Lane
Why I Chose This: I wanted to include products that my maid of honours would be able to transition into their own weddings. I had these compact mirrors customised to say “soon to be [insert future last name] as a testament to the loving relationships they are in. It’s been so heartwarming to plan all of our weddings, and to know that they can get ready with this little custom mirror that reminds them of their happy future makes me happy to.
Why This Is Amazing: Just like the robes, these compact mirrors are completely customisable!
Why I Chose This: What woman doesn’t love scented candles?! There’s nothing quite like setting the mood like a deliciously scented candle that creates a spine tingling aroma. During wedding planning, it’s easy to become embroiled in all the stress, and forget about the intimacy of what you’re doing. I didn’t want anyone to momentarily lose the spark while planning my wedding so I included these to help set the mood.
Why This Is Amazing: Jaye Niemi is an incredible Australian made company that makes vegan, and cruelty free products that are made of essential oil based fragrances and natural dyes.They are so popular that they have a large number of international customers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Maldives and Indonesia even though they currently we don't ship internationally. If you don’t see anything on their website 100% what you want, they accept custom orders where you can create custom fragrances for big and small events.
‘Boracay’ Fake Eyelashes from Ardell Lashes
Why I Chose This: I’m planning to have my wedding on the beautiful Boracay island so what better way to add some glam to a makeup look than these themed eyelashes?!
Why This Is Amazing: Ardell Lashes has arguably the largest range of fake eyelashes without compromising quality for quantity. They stock fake eyelashes for all eye shapes, occasions, and style variations so you can always have the fluttery lids we see in movies!
Miracle Gel Nail Polish from Sally Hansen
Why I Chose This: It's all in the finer details honey! I wouldn't want to say "I Do", and have him put a wedding ring on a hand with chipped nail polish! The Sally Hansen "Miracle Gel" range comes in 79 stunning colours so I can perfectly match my outfit to an appropriate nail polish shade!
Why This Is Amazing: Don't you hate when your nail polish chips when you're doing even the least strenuous thing? Well, Miracle Gel by Sally Hansen is life proof as it's long-lasting, chip resistant, and doesn't require any UV light for salon quality nails.
Leather Notebook from Eccolo
Why I Chose This: Planning a wedding is going to be a whole lot of hard work so I'm going to need the help of all of my maid of honours to help! These Eccolo planners are chic, lightweight, and perfect for compiling all the little details we'll need to make my big day a good day.
Why This Is Amazing: When you want something leather, and quality made you always gone for Italian leather. Eccolo products are all hand crafted in Florence, and Venice so you'll get the best of an Italian Made design.
Organiser Sticky Notes from C.R Gibson
Why I Chose This: As just mentioned, wedding planning is a difficult thing. There's a lot of vendors you'll have to consider for each element of your wedding so you'll need something to help navigate through all your notes. Enter: stick notes!
Why This Is Amazing: Look at all of these cute designs! C.G Gibson is stocked in hundreds of stores, with certain stores selling custom designs, and they also create custom designs for everyday consumers too!
Glasses from Zero UV
Why I Chose This: I am a huge fan of the beautiful people that work at Zero UV. I've had a long relationship with them, and believe that they sell a huge collection of different styled glasses at an extremely small price point. By stocking such a huge range, they provide everyone the opportunity to find a pair of glasses that really reflect their personality at a fraction of the cost of other retailers.
Why This Is Amazing: Not only does Zero UV sell fabulous glasses, all glasses provide full eye protection against harmful UVA & UVB rays, meets United States ANSI z80.3 Standards, and complies with European CE Safety Compliance Standards.
Why I Chose This: When I imagine my wedding day, I see people lounging on the beach wearing flowing dresses, and sipping on copious amounts of rum. Rum is the staple of a beach holiday, so why not start the celebrations early?
What This Is Amazing: WHO DOESN'T LIKE RUM?!
Bouquet from Stylish Blooms
Why I Chose This: Stylish Blooms is actually my local florist! This shop is always brimming with fresh blooms that give off the most ethereal smell when you're near.
What This Is Amazing: All of the flowers are delivered fresh from local markets, and flower growers so you'll neve have to worry about quality. As Stylish Blooms is small family business, they truly care about each customer, and tend to custom orders with love.
Let me know in the comments which brand, or products you loved the most!
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