Announcement Avante garde bridal bouquets of metal and alternative wedding accessories. For the unconventional bride. Custom and bridal party orders. All designs copyrighted world wide.
Avante garde bridal bouquets of metal and alternative wedding accessories. For the unconventional bride. Custom and bridal party orders. All designs copyrighted world wide.
Amber has been a full-time metals artist for about 10 years. A few years back, she got a request to make a metal tree-topper for the Festival of Trees here in Boise. After some experimenting with wire, crystals, glitter, etc, she came up with a fun & funky lightweight design out of aluminum - it was perfect for the large tree! A few months later whilst visiting with a gallery owner, she immediately informed Amber that it was a wedding bouquet...
So, on a whim, Amber decided to make up a couple more "bouquets" and decorate them with gems in more wedding-themed colors. She listed them on Etsy - and the rest is history!
RefineriiBridal has shipped bouquets all over the world for all kinds of weddings - everything from Gothic to traditional(ish) - and fashioned new bouquets from copper, painted metal and in many customized options as well!
Amber has been so busy with designing and making custom trophies (see her new Etsy shop RefineriiStudio for a look, as well as the blog at www.Refinerii.net), that in 2014 Tonya took over making the original bouquets as well as designing new ones. A number of exciting new Avant Garde creations have been added and more are in the works. Custom orders are always welcome - if you have an idea and would like it made especially for you, just ask!
Tonya Kopp and J. Amber Conger
Designer And Maker, Wedding Boutique Curator, Creator
I am a full time artist. I make things out of metal - anything from delicate jewelry to monumental-scale public art!
Accepted payment methods
I do not pay for tracking, insurance or delivery confirmation. If you desire any of those services, please convo me prior to purchase as I will need to adjust the shipping and handling fee associated with the listing. For expedited or overnight shipping please also convo me prior to ordering. Overnight shipments shipped via FedEx.
Please be aware that orders shipped outside the US via USPS require additional time to clear customs - sometimes several weeks or more. This is beyond my control, so plan accordingly if you are ordering from another country. If you need an item by a certain day, expedited shipping via FedEx does offer guaranteed delivery time frames.
The shipping costs you pay on Etsy only covers the cost for me to send the item to you. Any VAT, customs or declaration fees/taxes or additional charges added on by your country are solely your responsibility. I cannot anticipate them and it is illegal for me to attempt to help you circumvent or avoid such fees.
Once international orders are shipped and leave the US it becomes the responsibility of your country to ensure the item is delivered. There is no way for me to track any package outside the US and I cannot be responsible for another country's delivery services. Please verify all shipping addresses to ensure they are correct.
It is your responsibility to know the customs policies for items that are not accepted in your country. If a shipment is opened by customs and the contents confiscated, I will not be financially responsible for your loss and will not issue a replacement or refund.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Every item in RefineriiBridal is made by hand from unique materials. Every bouquet, every pomander, every boutonnière is created individually and each requires as much effort and expense in its making as the item made before or after it. They are priced accordingly and everyone who orders gets the same price. This is not mass production.
I make appropriate attempts to work within budgets for bridal parties of three or more wanting a bouquet and multiple accessories, but do not offer "deals" for large purchases. That mindset is for big box retailers who are able to leverage discount pricing through bulk purchase negotiations, not artisans who craft each piece separately. I do not have the same margins to work within and do not devalue the shop trying to accommodate unreasonable pricing expectations.
Custom orders are very much welcome! I enjoy the opportunity to create something special and the pleasure of helping someone bring their own vision to life. I am always happy to modify existing shop items to suit personal taste as well. Any modifications (other than those listed as choices in the item descriptions) must be discussed prior to ordering as they may impact the price of materials or my time to make them. Orders placed on regular items with notes asking for modifications that have not been agreed upon beforehand will be refunded immediately. All ordering is handled through Etsy convos in order to insure that both parties understand exactly what is expected.
Rush orders may be arranged in the US with a 15% surcharge. Please convo me with your specifics.
Estimates on price for custom or bridal party orders are valid for 30 days. If an order is not placed within that time frame, a new estimate is necessary before purchase can be made.