Boca Raton, FL – (May 2015) – While RegistryFinder.com helps gift givers purchase practical and much-needed items for future brides and grooms, founder and etiquette expert Cheryl Seidel is also a proponent of creative, outside-the-box gift ideas—such as custom mosaic dress sculptures, an upcoming trend in bridal gifting. Now, Seidel is giving one lucky bride-to-be the chance to win her own customized mosaic dress sculpture, valued at $4,500-$6,500, by partnering with mosaic artist Shelly Hamill for an upcoming RegistryFinder.com contest.
As recently showcased on her “Ask Cheryl” blog on Huffington Post, mosaic dress sculptures are one-of-a-kind pieces of art comprised of various materials, such as ceramic, glass and stone, created to forever immortalize the bride’s wedding dress. Parents have commissioned these intricate mosaic sculptures to present as a surprise gift to the bride on her wedding day.
“These art pieces are such a unique and thoughtful way to ensure that memories from the big day last far beyond the ceremony and reception,” says Seidel. “What bride wouldn’t be thrilled with this surprise gift on her wedding day?”
Artist Shelly Hamill specializes in custom mosaic dress sculptures. The Colorado artist and former wedding planner says that this is a popular gift choice for parents because the wedding day goes by in a flash with very little left to show for the event afterward.
“The cake gets eaten, the music gets played, the flowers die, and presumably the wedding dress is worn only once,” Hamill says. “The tile mosaic wedding dress sculpture is a way to enjoy that dress over and over again every day. It is a unique, lasting piece for many generations to enjoy.”
The intricacy of Hamill’s delicate work is unmatched: she is able to reproduce even the smallest details—down to decorative flowers and textures—as well as incorporate personal inspirations, such as the bride’s wedding china. Shelly’s delicate attention to detail and quality results in a 3-6 month turnaround time for commissioned sculptures. To date, her unique mosaic dress sculptures have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States, Bermuda and Mexico.
The sweepstakes will begin on May 1st, 2015 and end at 11:59PM on October 1st, 2015. All interested participants with an online wedding registry must sign up at RegistryFinder.com using the contest form. Additional entries will be awarded when the couple’s guests, friends, or family use RegistryFinder.com to search for their wedding registry to purchase a gift. Bonus entries are also given for sharing the contest or following @RegistryFinder on Twitter and Pinterest. Additional entries increase, but do not guarantee, the likelihood of winning. The one lucky winner will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the contest. Shelly will work directly with the winner to create the mosaic dress sculpture of her dreams, which will take between 4 and 6 months to complete.
To sign up for your chance to win or to learn more about the contest, please, visit www.RegistryFinder.com/Blog/Dress-Sculpture-Sweepstakes
RegistryFinder.com is an intuitive search engine that helps gift givers quickly and easily find online registries for weddings, baby showers, graduations and more. Created by gifting etiquette expert Cheryl Seidel in 2012, RegistryFinder.com streamlines the gift-giving process by instantly providing the user with direct links to the recipient’s registries. The site has affiliate relationships with more than 25 major retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Seidel, a mother of two with more than 22 years of marketing experience, is an etiquette expert who regularly writes about registry and etiquette tips on her blog at RegistryFinder.com. The Floridian is active in her community and donates 10 percent of profits from RegistryFinder.com to charities that help children. For more information, visit www.registryfinder.com.
About Shelly Hamill
Having an eye for art from a very young age, Shelly Hamill began her artistic career early on. A passion for beautiful things and preserving the essence of that beauty led Hamill to begin her work with mosaics. Currently she creates dress designs and then applies mosaic designs to them using ceramic tile, mirrors, china and more to create feminine and graceful pieces. Her passion, says Hamill is to break up “images into fragments and put them back together in a new way with texture.” For more information on Shelly, please visit www.ShellyHamill.com.
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