Wedding Wednesday: Gold and Dusty Purple Woodland Inspiration

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by a gorgeous bouquet by Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team Member, Amore Bride.
Isn’t that gorgeous?! It’s such a beautiful fall color combo with the muted gold and dusty purple, that I wanted to borrow the combo and use it for a spring woodland inspiration board just for you all. I hope you enjoy it and that it’s come to you a bit early since tomorrow I will be waiting for the conversion of this blog to my own domain at!

Stay tuned for more Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team goodness starting on Monday, March 18th where we will be presenting the Third Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show!

Purple and Gold Woodland Wedding

‘Gold and Dusty Purple Woodland Wedding’ by ravengrrl

bridal bouquet woodland Wint…


wedding tiara, Rustic bridal…


Bridal Wedding Garter Set in…


Sterling silver woodland med…




Bird wedding cake topper in …


Jewel Tone Wedding Garland, …


Fall Flower Girl Basket with…


Secret Squirrel tie. Men’…


50 real dried leaves-Purple …


Lichen Moss Ribbon – Rustic …


Wedding Shoes teal Mother of…


Steampunk Purse, Butterfly, …


Woodland Tree Wedding Invita…


Purple Dragonfly Boutonniere


Blackberry Merlot Mulled Win…


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Tip or Trend Tuesday: Food Trucks…What, How, When, Where?

The trend up on the blogs, in the mags, and at bridal shows I have heard the most buzz about? Food trucks and their little bits of foodie goodness. It seems like everyone’s talking about how great they are, but how in the world do I find them? Do I use one truck or a few trucks? Do I want one for the meal or for a late night snack? Will my venue allow it? My venue allows them, but where do I put them? So much buzz and so many questions. Well, I think I’ve got some answers for you!

The how…Food trucks don’t work like venues, with listings on wedding sites and directories…yet. You have to know where to find them and that can take a bit of exploring…or does it? Like with most things nowadays, there’s an app (or two) for that! However, how good are those apps?

For the purposes of this post, I checked out a few of the more popular apps and none wowed me. Some were clunky to use, while others were incomplete in the coverage of many major cities, and those that were in cities I was familiar with, just didn’t return many trucks. I know Denver has more than three food trucks.

My best advice is to do a comprehensive Google search. The best way to get targeted results is to conduct your search as such, “food truck” and your city name. My first page of hits for Denver were filled with food truck gold. Lists sorted by food type with links to each truck’s Twitter accounts (most food trucks post their daily locations on Twitter no matter what city you are in. One site, Where is that food truck? even had a contact form one can send to the site with a specific food truck request for your event and they will pass your info on to the truck, making a food truck bride’s search much easier! No matter what city you’re in, you are bound to find food truck loving sites to point you in the right direction and help you cater your fabulous food truck fete.

Once you’ve gotten some ideas as to which vendors you would like to explore, pay them a visit…no, really pay. A food truck doesn’t operate like a caterer or banquet hall. Their income opportunities are not based on ambiance, wait staff, etc. They have to sell good food and sell it fast. So, don’t even think of asking for a free tasting from their menu. Get out there and get to their stop/s and get a sense of whether you like the food or not and as to how they respond to their customers when the line starts to mount. You want a vendor who can not only make great food, but that can keep his/her cool under pressure.

So, now that you’ve tasted from your list of truck/trucks and chosen your fave/s, here are some questions to ask the vendor before signing a contract.

  • Do you have a set menu that you stick with or do you customize it for an event?
  • How many people are you able to serve and what is the maximum time allowance to serve those people?
  • How do you keep food hot and/ or cold?
  • Do you charge a flat fee or per person?
  • Do you offer beverage service? Alcohol?
  • If you are going to use the trucks as stations: What other food trucks have you worked with or recommend to compliment your truck’s fare?
  • What are the city’s rules regarding food truck service for events?
  • If you are using the trucks for a late night snack: What’s the latest you  can serve? What foods do you recommend or caution against for late night snacks?
  • Do I need to obtain any permits or insurance to use your services?
  • Are there any limitations on where you can park?
  • Does the city permit such services at my venue? Some cities restrict the boundaries of where a food truck may go.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Are you considering a food truck wedding? If so, I’d love to hear about it and what you are planning to serve. Planned a food truck wedding? What was your experience at your wedding?

Change is a very good thing.

This coming Wednesday, the Belle Memorie blog will move to its own domain:! This will give me the ability to accept blog sponsors. For those on the ad waiting list and those who might be interested in advertising, I should have my media pack completed by the end of April and ads will begin posting the first week in May. Thank you so much to all of you who support Belle Memorie!

Monday’s Finding: Ten Fab DIYs

Well, it’s Monday and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my kiddo back from his Grandma’s house. He had a great time up in the mountains and even helped build a snow fort on the lake. My little snow beast is on the right.

I spent my weekend working on one of my favorite DIY wedding projects: my paper flowers made from pages of Pride and Prejudice. So, since I’m in the DIY spirit, I thought I’d show you some recent DIY finds via Pinterest. My personal fave are the recycled tin cans…gorgeous! Enjoy and I’d love to know if you are doing any DIY projects for your own fete.

DIY Wire Hangers

Tissue Box Flower Vase


Super Cute Invites

Anthropologie Inspired Monogram Trees
Handspun - DIY Tree (Image 2 collage)

DIY Yarn Garland

Burlap and Vintage Patterned Paper Programs

Giant Paper Flower Centerpiece

DIY Miu Miu Heels


Mixed Media Recycled Can Vases

Pom Pom Flower Bouquet

Pic sources are via the project’s respective site.

Friday’s Favorites: Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek…Floral Headpieces and Gowns!

Happy Friday! What will you be up to this weekend? Me, I’ll be snuggled up on the couch in front of the fireplace with Mr. Wondermous. The kiddo is up the mountain at Grandma’s and will be frolicking in the snow and skipping across Grandma’s frozen lake. I’m looking forward to nearly three days without stepping on a Lego…lol.

Today I have two treasuries for you. Both are sneek peeks in to what the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will be presenting as part of our annual show here on the Belle Memorie blog, beginning March 18th. I am just so proud of all the amazing vintage finds and one of a kind handmade creations our talented team has to offer you this year. Check out these swoon worthy gowns and fabulous floral headpieces! Stay tuned for the show on the 18th and next week will present more peeks in to what the team has been up to. Have a great weekend!

‘Floral Bridal Headpieces: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

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Cherry Blossom Head Wreath -…


White Floral Crown with Rhin…


Sunshine and Slate Billy Bal…


Vivienne Headdress


Lucky Sparkles Fascinator


Fall Autum bridal hair fasci…


Romantic Wedding Crown of Bl…


White Orchid Fascinator


20% OFF Bridal Headband Cham…


Fanny Silk Flower Butterfly …


SUPER SALE Tropical Hair Pie…


French Lilac Head Piece – Wo…


Flower Headpiece – Crown Fas…


Pink Petal Headpiece, Flower…


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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek: Gowns!’ by ravengrrl

Champagne Gold Sequins Weddi…


GARDENIA Bridal Gown


Plus Size Wedding Dress, sat…


SALE Wool Grey Fantasy Coat …


Sweetheart Neckline & Zipper…


Modest Scoop Neck Champagne …


Wedding Gown Wedding Dress R…


Princess Philipa wedding dre…


Rockabilly Pin Up Custom We…


wedding dress “Antoinet…


KC Bambi one-of-a-kind corse…


Betty – Vintage Style Tea Le…


Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown …


Iridescent Silver Crystal Pa…


Wedding dress vintage 1930s …


An endearing emerald green s…


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