Hello! Welcome to my wedding web store. My name is Gwen Leapaldt and I am the owner, operator, designer, and doer of all operations! I LOVE weddings and I LOVE crystals so my business is the perfect combination! I can't wait every day to get up and tend to business. When you love what you do...it's not a job!
HOW I GOT INTO THE BIZ
I was an IT Web Consultant in my 20+ year business career, however that industry tanked in 2005 due to the economy -- and at the same time my son was engaged to be married. I didn't have consulting work (and alot of time on my hands) so I took on the challenge of decorating his wedding. We had so much fun and success ---- it ended my IT consulting career!
I first began the business as an onsite custom decorator, participating in several of the Twin Cities Bridal Shows where I won top price for best designs. However after I fell off a ladder I decided to shift my business focus to online retail. I spend as much time as I can working on new and innovative crystal designs to offer as product options to newly engaged brides-to-be. I am also a professional pianist and watercolor artist, so often you will see the infusion of those talents into my wedding designs.
Having been involved with all the deadlines, costs, and challenges of planning and putting on a wedding (for my son), I TOTALLY understand the stresses and pressures. It is my business mission to make it easier for my customers to enjoy the planning, and to offer solutions to the same decorating challenges (or lack of products) that I encountered when I was trying to create "the wedding of their dreams"!
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
We sell both ready-made products and custom-designed decorations. I am very particular (fussy) about the quality and have rejected many products and materials that do not meet my expectations. My hand-crafted products are meticulously made to perfection, and I will sell only ready-made products of superior quality. I always inspect each item before I add it to my inventory.
HOW TO CONTACT ME
We can be reached 24/7 @ email@example.com, or at 612-810-5306 during business hours 9-5 pm M-F.
9 AM - 5 PM CST Monday - Friday. Offices will be closed on most holidays.
You can shop 24/7. On occasion updates to the website need to occur, but we try to do them during the wee hours of the morning so we don't interfere with a good shopping experience. All orders need to be placed online.
SHOWROOM & CATALOG
Please note that I do not have a showroom or catalog. Pickups are not possible. I live on a lake in Central Minnesota in the woods! And believe me when I tell you, you do not want to be anywhere near me in the winter months - it is sooooooooooo cold.
We regret any errors on this website regarding product and/or pricing, but cannot be held responsible for discrepancies. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information, we reserve the right to make corrections if an error does occur. Merchandise offered is subject to availability. Prices and rates are subject to change without notice. However we will make every effort to maintain these prices.