38 Weeks Maternity Shoot

I'm currently at 38 weeks, so close! It's kind of perfect timing for Mother's Day to join all the mamas out there. I'm feeling all sorts of emotions from being excited to anxious, scared to smiling, and of course just nervous about the whole day when it all comes. I'm also feeling unsure about how our future would look like, my relationship with my husband, how my business will be, my identity...etc. Just all sorts of thoughts but looking through these amazing images from my dear friend Ashley Bee from our recent maternity shoot, it's calming and can't help but think deng Beyonce got nothing on me. :)

Of course, I had to wear this oversized paper flower crown to represent! I sooooo loved the poppy fields and it was the perfect spot for us since I just love them flowers. We also did a quick photoshoot at this cute coffee shop since the hubby loves coffee. The Press Espresso has the cutest little hanging garden outside, makes me dream out our home patio! Thank you Ashley Bee for capturing this crazy time of our lives and thank you Sharon Park for beautifying me! They are both my favorite friendors to work with.

Our next post may have a baby boy... any minute now...

38 weeks ♥ sarakim

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Giveaway with GWS

Our new 2017 collection is out and we're doing a giveaway with a lucky reader from Green Wedding Shoes. Check out our feature and enter to win a headpiece from our new collection!

I had a lot of fun picking out the perfect lace trims for our new veils. These are all hand cut and sewn with high quality tulle and lace. This cathedral length veil is probably one of my favorites. We also have a few different styles, lengths, and a gorgeous blush colored veil available in our Veil section

We also have a few back necklace designs available. These are seriously the perfect little accessory for brides and their back detail! We also loved working with some of our favorite talented friendors, check out their work below! From calligraphy works to our amazing florist and our amazing videographer from the video above! We love them all!

bridal accessories: Handmade by Sara Kim // photography: Ashley Bee // coordinator: A Blissful Soiree // makeup: Sharon Y Park // hair: E2 Beauty // videography: Kapsule // wedding dress: Gretchen Dawley // florals: Rekindle Creative // calligraphy: Chasing Linen // ring box: The Mrs. Box

Giveaway ♥ sarakim

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Let's Make Flowers at West Elm

We got invited to host our paper flower workshop in LA. We had so many amazing students who would drive far distances to attend our workshops mostly in Orange County and so for our LA folks, we went to West Elm LA this past weekend. First off, I could live in this store!! I would love to refurnish my whole studio with West Elm furniture, who wouldn’t?! 

We got to use their gorgeous tables and chairs along with vases for our paper flower sample centerpiece. It was a great turn out and we had so much fun seeing all the different flowers being made in LA. 

For those who haven’t made it to our workshops yet, you should know your kit includes a practice packet for class with take home packets of paper and a bow hairpin as our workshop party favors. We also include all the materials such as scissors, glue, hot glue guns, and color pencils. Come join us on our next paper flower workshop - here.

Thank you all for coming out and making flowers with us at our very first LA workshop. Check out all our students flowers with hastag- #letsmakeflowers. If you want to make any suggestions on improving our classes, suggested dates, or a type of class you’d like to see from us, email us at info@handmadebysarakim.com 

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West Elm ♥ sarakim

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Featured on GWS

Yay, we have been featured on Green Wedding Shoes and we are hosting a giveaway with them along with discounts exclusively for GWS readers so please check out the post here!

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First, I would like to thank all the amazing vendors that collaborated with us and made this collection even more perfect. I love these behind the scene photos because without these people, weddings would not nearly be as beautiful! Sadly, we didn’t get any photos of the most important people who makes everything run smoothly, our coordinator and stylist. I really recommend all brides to take the time and invest in a wedding planner/coordinator. Please view all these amazing people listed below~ 

This cathedral length veil is probably my favorite from this collection. There are lots of hand sewn chiffon flowers with pearl embellishments. These are also my top favorite headpieces. I definitely wanted several statement pieces along with simple pieces that would still capture the perfect look. Below, I also brought some paper flowers along and they were the perfect prop!

We also had an amazing videographer capture some of our favorite moments, please view below. 

Don’t forget to checkout the feature and enter our giveaway here- www.greenweddingshoes.com/the-2016-collection-from-handmade-by-sara-kim-a-giveaway

Vendors-
Photographer: Ashley Bee / @ashley3ee 
Coordinator: A Blissful Soiree /@ablissfulsoiree 
Stylist: Sage Event Planning / @sageeventplanning 
Makeup Artist:Sharon Park / @sharonypark 
Hair Stylist: E2 Beauty / @e2beauty 
Wedding Dresses: Bella Wedding Bridal / @bellaweddingbridal
Lingerie/Vintage Dress: Lavienne / @shoplavienne
Videographer: Tim Kang Films / @_timkang 
Rentals: Etablir Shop / @etablirshop 
Venue/location:Hudson Loft / @hudsonloft 
Florist: CA Florals / @california_floral 
Calligrapher: The Things Hannah Loves / @thethingshannahloves 

Giveaway ♥ sarakim

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Happy Valentine's Day

We’re hoping everyone is feeling loved today on Valentine’s Day. We wanted to share this special Valentine’s Day Paper Flower Workshop we had yesterday at La Salle HQ, home of Mon Voir- one of my favorite calligrapher. Our first time here in Costa Mesa and thank you all for coming, it was a sold out class since 3 weeks before!

We also made this giant heart wreath with paper leaves and paper flowers literally the day before the workshop just to make something extra special for Valentine’s Day. Thank you so much Chrystal from A Blissful Soiree for helping me build this! It was so big, I didn’t know how to put this in my car. 

I know Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day to love and feel loved but I think it’s a great reminder that love is awesome! 

Valentine’s Day ♥ sarakim

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Handmade at BHLDN

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season and a great start to 2015. We’re so excited to finally see Anthropologie’s wedding line, BHLDN’s spring 2015 collection launch and we’re even more excited to see Handmadebysarakim in their collection! Our headpiece is now available at BHLDN.

Oh, isn’t this gorgeous!!! The dress, shoes, flowers, chair, wall… and YAY, she’s wearing our headpiece! This is just too pretty! 

We’re so greateful we had the opportunity to work with BHLDN. We have personally been a fan of their store and styling! Now, seeing our headpiece in their new collection was a great start to 2015! Cheers!

BHLDN ♥ sarakim

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DIY Wedding Dress in the Making

I had so much fun re making this $20 prom dress I found thrifting at Goodwill. With some slight changes, I turned a simple white satin prom dress into a dreamy wedding dress. What do you think?

My first plan was to change the neckline from straight to a sweetheart line. I simply cut the middle and hand sewed it back shaping it into a heart. I then cut out the ribbon sash from the original dress. 

To change the dull bottom skirt part of the dress, I decided to sew layers and layers of tulle that I got for $5. I sewed it in a way where I bunched up the skirt just enough to get some volume and then I attached it to a ribbon sash with an applique in the center. 

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Voila! That’s our after result. Altogether I spent $30! It was such a fun little project and now I’m constantly on a lookout for some potential cream colored prom dresses thrifting or if any of you would like to donate any old wedding dresses, please let us know!!! 

necklace from handmadebysarakim ~

voila ♥ sarakim

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Let's Make Flowers Take 2

Just another recap from our recent paper flower workshop at Oh, Hello FriendStudio in Fullerton, CA. I was so excited when I was invited to host our paper flower workshop here. I remember the space being super cute from when I attended a calligraphy workshop there. If you haven’t been able to make it to our workshops yet, we have a few more dates coming up soon. Please check out our workshops page at www.handmadebysarakim.com/workshops or you can directly purchase tickets to our next workshop with OHF here

Don’t you love that brick wall! I also set up our giant paper flowers that were almost as tall as me with assorted paper flowers as our centerpieces. We also gave out some free bows so don’t miss out on our next workshop!

Thank you all for coming out and making flowers with me! Checkout some of our students pictures at #letsmakeflowers on instagram. View our past workshops here

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AND I present to you our new paper succulents! We will be featuring them in our next workshop and possibly have a workshop in the future with just paper succulents and potting them. Can’t wait to share with you all soon! I can’t even keep succulents alive!! They say you don’t need to water them often etc, but if you are like me, you will need these paper succulents that needs no watering. You can also directly purchase them here for party favors or just for your office. 

let’s make flower ♥ sarakim

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