Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wedding Wednesday- Pink and Lavender Cameo Inspiration

This week’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by a beautiful cameo I found on Etsy via Etsy Lush (curates the best of Etsy in to one spot). The title of the cameo is “Two Sisters,” but I saw it in a different light. I see it as two brides, in love with all that each other are and will become as they affirm their love before family and friends.

So for those couples that see themselves as “Two Brides” or for those looking for lush, soft pastel and rose filled wedding, I celebrate your love and hope to provide you with a bit of inspiration for your own special day.

Cameo: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73218638/twin-sisters-twins-two-ladys-with-bird?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=two+sisters+cameo&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Two Brides

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trends: Origami

Good morning. Today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday is a trend that I have been noticing in the realm of wedding and event decor (and even clothing), the Japanese art of origami. The art of origami began in the 17th century at the latest. References to paper folding go back as far as 905 CE. In the past year or so, I have noticed origami details popping up in weddings, birthdays, and other social events.

Whether you DIY your origami (1,000 cranes) or purchase ready made pieces, it’s a trend that allows for bright pops of color, intricate detail, and modern clean lines. Here is a treasury filled with beautiful origami pieces you can purchase and an inspiration board to help you in how to utilize origami in the design of your special event.

‘Origami Trend’ by ravengrrl

Illustrating the current origami trend in weddings and events.


Paper Kusudama Origami Flowe…

$165.00

Wedding favors – colorful or…

$6.00

Origami Cherry Blossom Branc…

$45.00

Silk Origami Butterfly Weddi…

$12.00

50 Personalized Message Orig…

$35.00

Bridal Hair Comb with pearl …

$29.00

Pink Origami Crane Lily Brid…

$110.00

40pc Origami Pattern Paper B…

$9.99

Origami Party Garlands – Fav…

$30.00

Pleated Origami Bolero in Re…

$198.00

Large Kusudama – Blue/Green …

$40.00

Origami Lotus Flower decorat…

$6.50

Paper flower bouquet in cand…

$29.00

Butterscotch and Carmel Pyra…

$3.00

Origami Flower Stud Earrings…

$30.00

Origami flower string light …

$50.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Origami bunting and cranes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loulita/3106359854/in/set-72157603783977259/

Trends: Origami

Monday’s Finding: Halloween Wedding Treasury

You wouldn’t know it by going outside (nearly 100 degree heat most of the summer here in CO), but very soon, Fall will be upon us. If you’re like me, I relish the drop in temperature, the leaves changing color, and let’s not forget, Halloween!

When it comes to Halloween weddings, many couples go over the top with an orange and black palette complete with a haunted house and others go very subtle using things like white pumpkins and a color scheme that doesn’t involve orange and black. I have put together a treasury that I think is a bit in the middle of these two ideals. You can add a flair for the traditional Halloween macabre to your day and still have an air of elegance about it. My personal favorite in this treasury are the wine bags. What’s yours?

‘Halloween Vintage Inspired Nuptials ‘ by ravengrrl

Featuring items with a slightly vintage look and feel.


Autumn Halloween Wedding Tab…

$15.00

Black and Red Spiderweb Hall…

$35.00

Halloween Vintage Skeleton W…

$12.00

CUSTOM – Ceramic Bouquet Cha…

$14.00

dia de los muertos wedding d…

$28.99

Til Death Dia de Los Muertos…

$15.00

Punkin Pie Limited Edition J…

$25.00

Paper Shoe Favor Halloween S…

$4.50

Gothic Halloween Black Earri…

$75.00

Primitive Halloween Crow Lan…

$12.00

Black Gothic Fascinator – Tr…

$105.00

Printable Steampunk Wedding …

$55.00

Copper & Steel Blue Bustle G…

$700.00

RESERVED LISTING- Ornate Sku…

$65.00

Raven Black Feather Flower B…

$85.00

Wedding Cake Toppers Folk Ar…

$350.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Sickiepoo

Ugh, migraine, stomach bug, and a cold. Seriously body, pick one and one only! Will be off blog today.

Saturday Surprise: Tattoo Cakes

I must apologize for the lack of banter. I was awoken this morning by geese fighting over pond territory. Just one of those moments that only happen when it’s a bajillion degrees out and you have a non-airconditioned place. Denver is along the migratory path for Canadian Geese and some have decided to stay. HONK! HONK!

Today’s Saturday Surprise goes back to Thursday’s post of a Sailor Jerry inspiration feature. In my search I found quite a few really cool tattoo cakes that I wanted to share with you. So, here are those awesome cakes:

Picture source: Board #1
Grey Cake: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakechester/4319972360/

Picture source: Board #2
From my favorite Chicago bakery, Green, Red, Orange cake: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebleedingheartbakery/2848425252/
Black and Grey tattoo cake with tissue flowers on top: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52199010@N03/4810775482/

Picture source: Board #3
Dragon tattoo cake: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2696010590068563375kYGPcr#

Favorite Things: Tattoo Cakes

Tattoo Cakes

tattoo cakes 3

Dream Finds Friday: Cupcakes: The pro look for the DIY’er

For this Dream Finds Friday, I’m featuring some seriously fabulous cupcake embellishments. If you are like me, you love cupcakes and you love to DIY. However, when it comes to executing beautiful and professional looking cupcake doo dads, you fall a bit short. Never fear, Etsy has you covered. With a vast array of options, you can still use your beloved family recipes (like my late Grandmother’s authentic buttermilk based Red Velvet -with almost no food coloring) for your cupcakes and present them in an upscale bakery manner.

‘Cupcake Embellishments For The DIY’er’ by ravengrrl

A sample of what Etsy artists/vendors have to offer for those looking to add a special touch to their cupcakes. Get the pro look for a DIY cost.


Hot Pink Hello Kitty Inspir…

$42.39

Sugar peonies ivory set of …

$14.00

Baby Pea in a Pod Fondant Cu…

$14.95

The Original EDIBLE BUTTERFL…

$9.95

Miniature Tea Party Edible F…

$25.00

Monster Cupcake Toppers

$24.00

Fondant party cupcake topper…

$12.00

Custom edible Angry Birds to…

$35.00

Fairy Dolls Cupcake Toppers …

$39.00

Edible Cupcake Topper Fondan…

$8.99

Alice in Wonderland Characte…

$25.00

White Chocolate Sand Dollars…

$24.95

Ninja Karate Cupcake Toppers

$28.00

Butterflies and Flowers Pret…

$15.00

Chocolate Filled Toadstools …

$30.00

SALE – Buy 200 get 100 Free …

$21.98

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

As I mentioned last week, all of my Dream Finds Friday posts will be items from Etsy. When you are finished here, please follow this link to Pocketful Of Dreams to find out what other dream finds are out there awaiting you this week.

Theme Thursday: Sailor Jerry Wedding

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins went around the world for nearly a decade courtesy of the Navy after a nomadic life of freight train hopping where he learned the basics of the tattooing . In his time at sea, he grew to love naval culture and the tattoos that often went hand in hand with the sailor aesthetic. Settling in Hawaii and setting up shop in Honolulu where he tattooed thousands of sailor and taught the trade to apprentice, Ed Hardy.

The “Sailor Jerry” aesthetic is one of defined lines, bright colors, and bold designs. Today’s Theme Thursday is for the couple that embraces the “Sailor Jerry” look and lifestyle. It’s been a fun one to put together and I hope you enjoy it.

‘Sailor Jerry Gets Married’ by ravengrrl

Sailor Jerry inspired for a tattoo themed wedding


Rockabilly Wedding Invitatio…

$70.00

Tattoo Flash Sailor Jerry Fl…

$10.00

The Pirate Pin Up ………….

$125.00

Ooak Vintage Charm bracelet …

$35.00

Till Death Do Us Part, Weddi…

$100.00

His and Hers Heart Tattoo Co…

$86.00

JUST MARRIED Tattoo Style Ba…

$16.95

Tattoo Flash Art Purse with …

$28.00

Sailor Jerry Stewed Screwed …

$27.00

chunky cocktail BLUE stone r…

$24.00

100 Custom Classic Temporary…

$151.00

Tattoo Sparrow True Love- En…

$24.00

Shoes,Bridal,Wedding Red tat…

$150.00

Vintage Tattoo Cupcake Toppe…

$36.00

6 oz Stainless Steel Flask -…

$17.95

Framed Embroidery Sampler Tr…

$75.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Inspiration Board Sources:
Bouquet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamball/sets/72157626909290790/
Cupcake Favors/Place Cards: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67546319/fake-cupcake-faux-cupcake-retro?ref=sr_gallery_30&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=tattoo+wedding&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
Red Bandeau Birdcage Veil: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72125116/birdcage-veil-bandeau-style-in-red-color?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=red+birdcage+veil&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

Theme Thursday: Sailor Jerry Wedding