{Something Old to Something New} Clutches {January 2016}

This past month I was honored with the opportunity to create gifts for three daughters made from their mother’s wedding dress.

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate your wedding dress or veil into a special gift, contact Angela at info@ao3designs.com.



Teal & Gray Wedding Color Scheme

Teal and white wedding color scheme

Photo by Leo Druker

I love working with brides to create a custom wedding bag she can’t find anywhere else.  This time our bride chose the light ivory silk {KNOT} Clutch and she wanted a little pop of teal.  We matched up her wedding color to a silk in the same hue and added it to the inside ruffle fan of the clutch design which worked beautifully!… And it matched her man’s pocket square perfectly!

Here are a few more custom bags we designed around the color teal blue.

IMG_2674{Something Old to Something New} ALICE Clutch


IMG_3209{ALEXIS} Clutch – In teal silk and nude


Glitter {CHEVRON} Clutches – Custom see similar here

DSC_0003The {PAPILLON} Clutch

{Something Old to Something New} – 2014 Wedding Season – Part 2

Recently a mom contacted me about making our {Something Old to Something New} custom wedding bags for her two daughters, both of which were getting married soon. She wanted to make three bags; one for each of her daughters and one for herself, all three from her old wedding dress. She also had us design a special hairpin which was also decorated from the fabric of her wedding dress.

She chose two of our {ALICE} clutches and one {ALEXIS} clutch for herself and her two daughters. The results were absolutely gorgeous and we could not have been more happy to be a part of the process.

If this is something that you would like to do for your own wedding, please contact Angela at info@ao3designs.com

{Something Old to Something New} – 2014 Wedding Season – Custom Bridal Handbags

Another very busy wedding season at {AO3} Designs! Lots of great dresses are showing up from our brides, which are destined to become custom bridal handbags for their wedding day.

Getting married soon and looking for a unique and special way to carry on the wedding day tradition of “Something old, Something New” ? We can make a custom bridal handbag using a family member’s wedding dress that they wore on their wedding day… Our custom handbag service we call {Something Old to Something New} is a great way to carry on the tradition.

For more information, contact Angela at info@ao3designs.com

“Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

-Traditional English folklore wedding day rhyme.


Something Old, Something New


Dress for a Custom Bridal Handbag



Gem embellished clutches

Just arrived! A clutch that well, in our opinion, signifies spring… Sparkly Swarovski crystal embellishments, bright stripes and velvety florals. The perfect plus one to any warm weather soirée! And it comes in three color ways or you can customize the bag to suit you. Find them at our shop http://www.ao3designs.etsy.com