Handcrafted Beach Wedding and Starfish Decor

Valparaiso, Indiana

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About BeachWeddingsByBree

Sales 539
On Etsy since 2011

Landlocked Beach Lovers United

As land locked beach lovers living in Utah we had always wanted to do something to keep us connected to our beloved beach. After seeing the beachy creativity of the locals on our honeymoon to the Bahamas in 2011, we combined Clint's business mind and my creative one to try our hand in the handmade business world.

Clint found the suppliers and learned the basics of candle making, after much trial and error and some terribly clogged drains, I perfected the art of shell candle and handmade soap creation. We sold our products at local farmers markets one summer and Clint convinced me to start an Etsy shop.

That was August 2011 and since then we have had two kids, moved from Utah to Phoenix, Arizona and finally to Valparaiso, Indiana where we currently run the shop. With Clint busy with grad school in Phoenix and a full time job as a brand manager now here I pretty much run the shop solo...during nap time. Its my connection to the beach and the ocean, two things I will always love and someday be close to again!

Thanks for stopping by!


Shop members

  • Bree

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping...etc.

    Born and raised in San Diego, I love the beach, the ocean, and all things tropical. With a busy toddler and baby at home, designing and creating my Beach Wedding products is my favorite nap time activity!

  • Clint

    Business Planning, Marketing, Pricing

    Big company brand manager by day, Etsy businessman by night, Clint is a soccer loving, hardworking husband and daddy. He runs the business aspects of the shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 9, 2015
Welcome to Beach Weddings by Bree, formerly My Windansea, your stop for handmade beach wedding decor and natural shell candles. I'm a full time mom running this shop between naps, playtime and outings.

We recently moved from Phoenix to Valparaiso, Indiana. I make all of my items in my home. I am the real-deal, USA home-made goodness! Thanks for supporting me! I welcome custom orders and look forward to working with you!

Please review my shop policies and contact me with any questions.
Returns and exchanges
I do all in my power to make sure that your items arrive safe and sound. I pack them securely and ship them with care. I do all I can to get you the best, highest quality items, made by me with care, for the lowest prices.

As such, I aim to please my customers but have a strict return policy on all of my handmade and natural goods.

Please note that I use natural sea shells, starfish, sand dollars, and raffia. They are not perfect shells, starfish, sand dollars or raffia and are not all the same size, shape or color as the items pictured in the listings. When ordering multiples of a single item, the natural piece of the item will not match the others in the order exactly. They will have natural imperfections, discolorations and markings straight from Mother Nature. The uniqueness of each item gives it character and a truly natural style. I will not give refunds on orders because they do not match the shell, starfish or raffia pictured or because they shell, starfish, sand dollar or raffia is imperfect.

Note about COLORS:
Please also keep in mind that colors appear differently on different computer screens. The ribbon or wax color may not be exactly what you saw on your screen. If you need a ribbon color to be exact, please convo us and let us know the exact ribbon item# from your local Michaels, Joanns or Hobby Lobby so we can discuss pricing for that particular ribbon. If you need exact wax colors, please order a sample.

Any refunds or exchanges will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis and must be handled within 48 hours of delivery of our product to you.

I cannot be held responsible for damage to the items that occurred once they got to you. All of my items are handmade and will not endure rough handling.

***I cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.***
I do have a delivery confirmation on each package so there will be proof of delivery. As a courtesy to my customers, if at the fault of the USPS, the package is lost and not delivered, I will split the cost with the customer, returning 50% of the amount paid for the items and shipping to the customer, keeping 50% to cover my costs as I did my entire part in fulfilling the order.
I accept PayPal payments and credit card payments made through PayPal. I also accept e-checks through PayPal but wait to ship until the check clears, this can take anywhere from 3-5 days.

I tax orders from Indiana.

Payment must be made within 24 hours or the order will be cancelled.

If you have questions, please contact me.
I pack and ship all items myself. All items are shipped within the US via USPS First Class or Priority Mail depending on weight.

I list shipping to the US and Canada on each listing. I also ship to other countries so please message me to get a shipping quote.

I seek to use the most cost effective shipping methods in getting my products to you. Some of my larger candles are quite heavy so shipping may seem expensive at first glance. The best way to save on shipping is to order multiple items at once.

CANADA: Orders under 4lbs are shipped First Class International, heavier packages are shipped Priority International.

USA: I ship smaller items using USPS First Class mail which arrives in 3-5 business days. Larger items or heavier orders are shipped USPS Priority mail which arrives in 1-3 business days.

**If you would like your item shipped a certain way please let me know. Extra charges may apply**

I can also Express mail your order for an additional fee. Message me so I can set up a custom listing with Express shipping.

I wrap all items in recycled newspaper, newsprint or bubble wrap and cushion the box with newsprint, newspaper or packing peanuts. I use USPS Priority packing boxes to ship large items and either new or recycled boxes for the smaller First Class packages.

I get a delivery confirmation on each* package so that we know when it gets to you.
(*exception: Delivery confirmation is not available for first class international)

WHEN I SHIP (Processing time):

All ready made seashell candles and glass bottle collections are shipped within 1-2 weeks. Starfish beach wedding hangers, hair clips and boutonnieres are shipped within 2-3 weeks of order. All custom orders, modifications to original listings, etc. will be shipped according to current sales volume or "ship by" date on the listing. Please contact me for more precise shipping estimates.

Orders of multiples of a single item or custom orders are shipped according to the agreement we make when setting up the order. In these cases, the "ship by" date will be listed in the custom listing description.

If you are interested in ordering multiples or having a custom order created for you, be sure to convo me to arrange the details.

***I cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.***
As a courtesy to my customers, if at the fault of the USPS, the package is lost and not delivered, I will split the cost with the customer, returning 50% of the amount paid for the items and shipping to the customer, keeping 50% to cover my costs.

Items damaged during shipping will be handled on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that all items are *handmade*. Each item has its own unique characteristics, that is what makes handmade goods special. I also use real, natural sea shells, no two are exactly alike. Items will not match the posted picture exactly.

I welcome custom and wholesale orders. Contact me to set up your order today!

I know you will love each of my unique products made just for you!