We’ve had enough of the 3 am lines and stampeding for 60% off a flatscreen. This holiday season, we’re shopping small and local on November 30th to support Small Business Saturday.

 

Small businesses play an invaluable role in the economy and shopping small means you’re directly supporting someone’s livelihood. In return, you get their hard work, heart, and soul. What’s not to love about that?

 

If you’re in the midst of planning a wedding, or you know someone who is, here are some small businesses we’re loving right now.

Sweet Heather Anne Wedding Cakes

Sweet Heather Anne is a boutique cake studio that’s been serving up sweet treats and delightful desserts in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan since 2010.

 


Why we’re in love: Artistry and cake collide in every culinary creation. Can’t make up your mind on a cake? Enjoy a complimentary tasting of up to four cake flavors before meeting with a cake designer to craft your dream wedding cake vision. Pictured is Sweet Heather Anne’s Signature Macaron Cake, a beautiful 2-tier confection.

 

Bonus: Sweet Heather Anne is offering 20% off their entire online shop for Small Business Saturday.

Birch and Belle

Jenny Ross of Birch and Belle specializes in creating custom laser-cut birch wood items. Treat your guests to a personalized name place card at your rustic, outdoor wedding. Or snap up a wedding topper, wedding signage with stand, and table numbers.

 

 

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Why we’re in love: These pieces are sure to remain keepsakes long after the festivities come to a close. Your wooden wedding topper can add to your home decor, and custom name cards near each guest’s plate can serve double duty as wedding favors (that guests will actually want to take home!)

Bow & Arbour

Ready to be featured in your own wedding magazine spread? Designed and printed in Australia, these gorgeous magazines from Bow & Arbour are 200 pages of you and your partner, bound in a smooth and silky celloglaze cover that’s coffee table ready.

 

 

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The wedding zineⓇ is a contemporary take on a traditional wedding album. Bow & Arrow founder Sammy Blevin brings her educated eye for design to each custom piece and her husband James handles the business side of things. Together, this pair provides a completely unique product that captures the one and only essence of your wedding story.

 

Why we’re in love: You can choose to hand-select all your own photos or let Sammy sift through up to 1,500 of your wedding pictures and she’ll pick the best ones to tell your story. She’ll also artfully incorporate your vows, messages from cards, song lyrics, and any other text you provide to seamlessly weave together the story of your gorgeous day.

Ivelisse Designs Calligraphy

Calligraphy can lend a stunning, one-of-a-kind touch to your big day. Stephanie Ivelisse, of Austin, Texas-based Ivelisse Designs Calligraphy, will design and adorn your wedding details with handmade letters and swirls – from your invites to day-of details like place settings, menus, and more.

 

Ivelisse says she can customize any surface that’s fit for drawing. And if you’ve fallen in love with gorgeous Pinterest-worthy designs, that’s even better. She’ll work with you to bring your vision to life.

 

 

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Why we’re in love: Ivelisse’s calligraphed marble place cards are classic and elegant – something guests will want to bring home. And for a truly memorable twist on wedding favors, you can hire Ivelisse to create personalized calligraphy, live and onsite, for your guests at your reception.

The Dream Choice Wedding Photography

For couples who desire an eclectic and electric aesthetic for their wedding day photos, Los Angeles-based The Dream Choice Wedding Photography might be your go-to.

 

This husband-wife team offers true-to-color wedding and lifestyle photography and video services. Chris and Siouxzen immortalize your love story in dreamy editorial that captures the raw beauty of your big day.

 

 

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Why we’re in love: You have a vision for your wedding aesthetic, and you need the right photographer to capture it. That’s where Siouxzen and Chris can come in, especially if you want a new take on traditional wedding photos or videos. For example, if you want to commemorate your day using old-school Super-8 film, they have you covered.