Aren't these silk dupioni clutches from Third Willow Weddings adorable? I love how designer William Weethee combines vintage elements with starkly modern lines to create a lovely line of neo-traditional accessories. These would be wonderful for a bride or her many 'maids!
Each is designed and handmade in his Minneapolis studio - William kindly sent me the darling grey and white Garden Trellis clutch and I absolutely adore it!
I also have to share William's story of how he got into the wedding industry ... I love how it was such an organic transition:
I am an interior designer by day, but my current job is very much about project management and less about creativity now. So, a little over two years ago, I learned how to sew as something creative to do. After lovingly draping every available inch of our home in some sort of creative fabric creation, I moved on to something new. I made a bag from a pattern for a friend and it was so much fun. Although, I promptly tossed the patterns because I love a challenge and began designing my own. I made bags for everyone I know and finally a friend told me that I ought to sell them somewhere. And.....Third Willow was born. With Third Willow, I have been working thru my design and business process and perfecting my work and techniques. Finally, after a year and half of working with all kinds of designs and materials, I thought it finally time to launch my wedding line, called Third Willow Weddings. I LOVE working with silk and as a hopeless romantic, cannot get enough of making wedding inspired accessories. Weddings are perfect for me......everywedding has a dash of interior design, mixed with a dollop of fashion, and filled with human emotion and such happiness! The end result can be the perfect event that all will remember for years to come, and I truly love being a part of that process! I know, so cheesy, but so true!
Isn't that the best way to start a business? You can peruse William's wares here - enjoy!