Pink Poppy Bridal Accoutrement, including jewellery and hair pieces are inspiring, ethereal and, best of all, created here in the Kootenays! Jackie and Tammy, both from the Castlegar area, love to photograph, craft and create. They have come up with a treasure in Pink Poppy and Kootenay Wedding is thrilled to feature their talent. Here's more about the Faces Behind Pink Poppy:
We met as photographers and become great friends who just love to create. It's like we think almost the same. We are inspired by vintage, textures and just unique things we come across. During winter we decided to join together and put our goodies out there. Our long term goal is to have a studio, both for photography and our little Pink Poppy business, perhaps 2011 will bring something exciting.
We offer all sort of hand made goodies. Gorgeous vintage inspired hair pieces that can be anything from bridal to photography props to just wearing and loving them! Hand designed girls dresses, crochet tuques, baby blankets, jewellery and our new [items] will be revealed very soon.....the hint is vintage china! Think Tea Party.
Jackie: It's funny because we have both been crafting for years. But I think photography brought out something special. I know personally, that my kids have been my inspiration for EVERYTHING. I am truly blessed to have them and my husband.
Tammy: I have been crafty since I was little and have always liked to make stuff. As soon as all of my friends starting getting married was the go-to girl. The I got into photography and that just made it all come together.
We are based out of the West Kootenay area, but we can ship our products almost anywhere.
We create fabulous hair pieces, but would LOVE to do an entire wedding party's accessories! Boutonnieres for the boys, and fabulous hair pieces and/or necklaces for the ladies! I know we would both LOVE to be wedding designers.....but don't think the area really supports it right now. But if anyone out there loves our style......give us a shout! We have 2 heads FULL of ideas.......
Right now we operate out of both of our homes, creating separate at times, but together often. Our BIG plan is to have one main studio space at Jackie's home, where we can work on Pink Poppy goodies, as well as a photography studio. Perhaps a store one day if things go well.......ahhhh. It's so exciting!
AND A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOU!
Jackie: I bite my nails....trying to quit. Sing in the car, really, REALLY loud when my kids are not with me (very rare, which might be why I sing so loud). I met my husband at my old work [dental hygienist].... hockey player+broken teeth+dentist office=happily ever after.
Tammy: I hate public speaking of any sort and like to behind the scenes, that’s why this works so well for us because Jackie can handle the public stuff...I even made her do more of this question/answer stuff...lol.