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Richmond Bride staffers share their picks for products and services that didn't quite fit into a story or photo spread but are still worth sharing.
After selling her letterpress stationery business two years ago, Sue Corrall has re-entered the bridal industry with Design Corral ( designcorral.com ). The graphic design firm works directly with clients through stationery stores including industry giant The Wedding Library. Corrall, a former art director for Martha Stewart Weddings with more than 15 years in the industry, can customize a range of invitations. "It's really about branding a wedding or an event," she says. "That's what a lot of brides want — the same look for everything, across the board." —Jessica Ronky Haddad
Keep warm memories of your special day alive when you send guests home with these flavor-
some wedding favors — customizable, hand-stamped coffee packets from Apropos Roasters ( aproposroasters.com , $270 for 100 packets). Eco-friendly and tied with twine, these thoughtful gifts include enough coffee for a 12-cup brew. —Courtney Crane Dauer
In their Westover Hills basement studio, Ryan and Sarah Parker of Milk & Honey Luxuries ( milkandhoneyluxuries.com ) make gifts with a message. Among them are pairs of hand-stamped, silver-plated forks, with one marked "i do" and the other "me too." Ryan says, "We troll the countryside looking for silverware sets." —Tina Eshleman
David Rohrer, co-owner of WPA Bakery ( wpabakery.com ), enjoys creating non-froufrou desserts, including wedding cakes. "I don't do fondant," he says. When a bride requested a vanilla sponge cake with cream-filled layers, Rohrer was up for the challenge. "This cake was a favorite of Queen Victoria," he says. However, he had to make one modification: Instead of whipped cream, he opted for whipped buttercream because the cake would be on display for several hours. —Susan Winiecki