Thursday, September 25, 2014

American Made Voting Raffle!

Friends of Bleu de Toi, we need your votes! BDT Handmade is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made contest. Ten winners will be chosen out of thousands of finalists. One of those winners will be an "Audience Choice" selection, based on the number of votes that company receives. We would love to win this award! We are currently at roughly 3000 votes (which is great!) but we still have some work to do. View our voting page here.

If you help us out, you can win a FREE medium-sized guestbook of your choice! Here's how it works. Vote for us on our Martha Stewart page, then head over to our "Rafflecopter" link to enter our raffle. The raffle assigns you points for certain actions: if you "like" us on Facebook, for example, you get 1 point. If you voted for our Martha Stewart page (we're relying on the honor system), you get 5 points. So voting gets you more raffle points! Here's the best part! You can vote for us on Martha Stewart every day, AND you can enter our raffle every day. So the more you vote, the more you enter the raffle, the higher your chances to win a free beautiful guestbook! Our raffle will be open as long as the competition voting is open (through October 13th.) Thanks so much for your support of Bleu de Toi!


This (or any!) BDT guestbook could have your name on it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dara and Andy: Backyard Beauty

Dara and Andy did not need to search hard for the perfect wedding venue: it was right in their own backyard, at Dara's family home in New Jersey. Behind her home, rolling green hills, hay fields, and a picturesque barn provided a stunning yet simple backdrop to their special day.





As befits a backyard wedding, guests ate bbq and homemade cake and played lawn games. We love the homey and intimate feel of this event!

Dara and Andy complimented their country wedding with the popular Bleu de Toi Twisted Oak guestbook. We hope it continues to remind you of your beautiful day!


Markow Photography shot these lovely images. To see more of Andy and Dara's wedding, check out the gallery at Wedding Chicks

Please also visit our Martha Stewart American Made Profile and vote! http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/92706/crafts/bleu-de-toi-
We are a finalist in the Crafts/Celebrations category and can only win with your support! Voting closes Oct. 13. Please vote everyday!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Anne and Ross: Georgetown Wedding

One of our favorite guestbook customizations requests is when couples ask us to draw their beloved pet into their picture. We got to do that for Anne and Ross, who married at the gorgeously modern Ritz Carlton in Georgetown and gave their wedding several fun touches that centered around Bridgett, their beautiful bull terrier.

Bridgett walked Anne down the aisle, topped the wedding cake, and even showed up on Ross's cufflinks!




The Ritz Carlton, with its industrial brick and clean lines, provided the perfect backdrop for Anne and Ross's sleek wedding decor. Metallic silver met accents of blue and orange. Strung lights complimented the spare space. We especially love the silver animals adorning their reception tables and the bold cheeriness of their orange florals.



For their Bleu de Toi guestbook, Anne and Ross chose the "Custom Couple Balloon" with a drawing of Bridgett added in! 


Thanks so much to Jessica Schmitt Photography for these lovely pictures. To see more of Anne and Ross's wedding, check out Jessica's blog. 

Please also visit out Martha Stewart American Made Profile and vote! http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/92706/crafts/bleu-de-toi-
We are a finalist in the Crafts - Celebrations category and can only win with your support! Voting closes Oct. 13. Please vote everyday!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kirsty and Alec: English Countryside Wedding

Kirsty and Alec were married at the charming and historic Tythe Barn in the Oxfordshire countryside. Built in the 14th century, this estate includes a Manor House and, of course, the authentic thatched-roof barn with its original wood beaming.





For Kirsty and Alec's custom Bleu de Toi guestbook, we drew the Tythe Barn itself! Guests left multi-colored fingerprints on the "lawn" in front of the barn. The result is a whimsical piece of art, with the fingerprints reminiscent of a field of wildflowers, or wedding confetti, or butterflies, or any other colorful, joyful thing. 




We love how this project turned out! Congratulations on your lovely wedding, Kirsty and Alec! We really enjoyed working on this special custom piece.




Please also visit out Martha Stewart American Made Profile and vote! http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/92706/crafts/bleu-de-toi-
We are a finalist in the Crafts - Celebrations category and can only win with your support! Voting closes Oct. 13. Please vote everyday!