EYM stands for Elizabeth Y. Messina, aka, budget conscious bride that got married in spring of 2014. During the planning process, like most brides, I set a budget for my wedding and set out to stay within that budget. But holy cow do the details add up! I fell in love with my wedding dress and the beautiful crystal rhinestone belt that the bridal salon helped me pair with it. The problem; the bridal belt was so unbelievable expensive that it blew my budget completely out of the water. Determine to have the exact look, I tracked down the same exact rhinestone trim, used a relative's wholesale license to buy all the supplies... and made the bridal belt myself. I had so much fun doing it, I started an Etsy shop with affordable bridal belts, garter, and hair pieces without sacrificing quality. In Spring 2015, I was so busy making customized bridal accessories that I was able to leave my 'big girl' job at an engineering firm, and pursuing my passion full time.
Q&A With Elizabeth Messina
- Favorite Part of the Wedding Planning Process: My personal favorite part of the wedding planning process was picking out my wedding dress (I think like most girls!!) Its the moment you have been waiting for since you were a little girl and years of watching "Say Yes to the Dress" prepared me for the wedding dress shopping experience (haha). I still ended up with something totally different than what I thought I would pick, but I loved everything about when I stepped out and my family's reaction was everything!
- Favorite Part of a Wedding: That split second moment right before the doors open to the aisle! On one side of the door, its such a special moment for the bride and her dad, and on the other side of the door everyone is just waiting in such anticipation (especially the groom) to see her!!
- Favorite thing about bridal style: I love that e y person's vision for bridal is different and unique to them! When people ask me, "what do you think..." my answer is always that this is the one day that it doesn't matter what anyone else but you think! I mean, I probably wouldn't let me best friend walk down the aisle in something absolutely terrible, but than again if she loves it, who cares!
- Favorite Piece in the 2015 Collection: I truthfully don't have one favorite. I have one of every style in my own closet that I use to bling out my everyday outfits. Sometimes I go really bold, like with the EYM B019 or sometimes, its just some subtle sparkle with the EYM B027
I want all brides to be able to have their dream wedding look with high quality, crystal rhinestone accessories (most the time, the same one that you buy at the highest end bridal salon) at a price point that is affordable. We hope we can be part of making you, or someone you know feel like their most beautiful self on their wedding day!
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