Here at Wanderable, we wholeheartedly believe in dreaming big. Our new friend, Nicole of Delovely Details, totally embodies this mantra by having turned her dreams into a reality. What started off as a fun hobby, quickly turned into a successful operation with her husband Drew by her side. Whether you’re looking for a personalized engraved hanger or a fancy-shmancy personalized stir stick, Delovely Details is your answer. These are the perfect customizable wedding gifts and can even be found on Etsy. So what are you waiting for? Check it out!
What’s the inspiration behind your company? How did it start?
My two best friends got married just a few months apart from each other. I was a bridesmaid in one and a maid of honor in the other. Having to be in two weddings, just a few months apart, can be costly. Two bridesmaid dresses, several showers, gifts, bachelorette weekends, it all adds up. When their wedding days came, I knew I wanted to give them something meaningful and special. Not having a whole lot of extra cash around, my husband and I used an old school woodburning kit to burn their new married names on hangers to hang their dresses on. It was a hit and everyone insisted that I start to sell them. The rest is, as they say, history.
What is your absolute favorite item on the website?
My favorite item on our website is the new stir sticks we have. I love that we can completely customize them, and they aren’t only for weddings. We brought custom stir sticks to all our family gatherings over the holidays, to baby showers, and to birthday parties. Even on nights where it’s just my husband and I, sometimes we will throw a stir stick in our drink just to make ourselves feel fancy.
How did you and your husband meet?
My husband, Drew, and I actually met while we were both attending high school, rival high schools to be exact. My best friend was dating one of Drew’s best friends. They introduced us and we just hit it off. Now they are married and we are married. We are one big happy family!
What is it like working as a husband/wife team?
Running a business and being married has made for a very interesting relationship. Unlike most people believe, we do not get tired of each other. If anything, it is completely the opposite. I think we crave more time together because even though we work together, we don’t get a lot of “couple-quality” time in. We make sure we understand that during certain hours of the day, we can be “business partners” but firstly, we are always “husband and wife”.
Do you travel a lot for work or for pleasure? What is your favorite place you have ever been?
So far, all of our traveling has been for pleasure. However, that’s actually going to change a bit this year, which is exciting. We try to plan a big vacation once a year and for the most part, it’s been to Europe. My absolute favorite place, probably has to be Positano. I can’t help but smile when I think back on it.
What destinations are on your bucket list?
What advice do you have for any aspiring dreamers/designers?
I think my biggest piece of advice is to follow your own path. That goes for traveling and designing. Let things inspire you, but create your own work. You’ll be much happier down a road you made than trying to navigate someone else’s.
What are you feeling/loving/reading right now?
I’m feeling really excited about upcoming trips we have planned! I’m loving all the amazing people I’ve met in my industry. I’m reading Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please. (She’s hilarious!)
If you could choose one of our Wanderable Experiences (we have over 2,800!) which one would it be and why?
My husband and I leave for UK and Ireland in less than 100 days! On our last trip to Paris, my husband surprised me with a professional photo shoot in front of the Eiffel Tower. The pictures from that shoot are my favorite souvenirs I’ve ever gotten from any place I’ve ever been! So I love that Wanderable offers photo shoots for some of their cities! I’d definitely sign up for a photo shoot in Dublin, Ireland!
What did we tell you? Are these not the greatest and most unique gifts? AND they are affordable. What more could you ask for? Keep Delovely Details in mind when picking out your next wedding gift or even birthday gift! We cannot wait to see what else Nicole and Drew have in store!