Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday’s Favorites: Sleeved Wedding Gowns Treasury

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the weekend. We are having some great weather here in CO and I hope to take advantage of it. Please keep those affected by the North Fork Fire in your thoughts and prayers. The memorial service for the elderly couple killed in the fire is today and my sympathies go out to their loved ones.

In addition, this is the one-year anniversary of the passing of my amazing, wonderful, beautiful, and fantastic Mom. Words can’t express how close we were and how much I miss her. I know she is free from the pain she experienced as cancer took over her body and is in heaven rejoicing. Those left here on earth definitely feel the void left by her absence. I love you Mommy!

Now for today’s Friday’s Favorites: sleeved bridal gowns from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Sleeved Selections from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Vintage lace Modern Tea Leng…

$850.00

Ivory Satin Modest Wedding D…

$295.00

Venice Lace Dress, Ivory wit…

$340.00

1960’s White Short Sleev…

$115.00

Love-in-Paris

$5800.00

Adele Bridal Gown, Full 3/4 …

$698.00

Ellie–2 Piece, Lace and Cot…

$685.00

Firefly Wedding Dress Maxi M…

$180.00

Wedding dress with 1930s Vin…

$445.00

Vintage Princess 1940s/1950s…

$365.00

Marie – Vintage Inspired Wed…

$725.00

Laurier Fairy Wedding Gown i…

$139.00

SWANLAKE, gorgeous feather d…

$4500.00

Ivory Ghost Bride Gown by Ka…

$295.00

ON SALE ‘Hepburn’ – …

$989.00

YOLANDA

$1995.00

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This is just a little sneak peak in to the extremely talented bridal gown creators and vintage purveyors you will find on Monday, April 2nd here on the Belle Memorie blog as the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team launches the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show. From bridal gowns to attendants gifts, you can find them all over the coming weeks.

FEATURING GIVEAWAYS FROM:

Hopscotch Couture

This gorgeous necklace

“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

$50 Gift Certificate

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

20 yards of personalized ribbon in either 3/8″ or 5/8″ wide

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

$30 Gift Certificate

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

$25 Gift Certificate

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

This personalized necklace

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Tatty Chic

These gorgeous earrings!

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Sash Couture

Tea Length Infinity Dress in the color of your choice! S, M, or L

Sash Couture provides customers with the opportunity to design their own dresses and the chance to own an item of clothing that is truly unique and suited to their tastes. Shauna’s World was founded in July 2008 by the Austrian entrepreneur, Dagmar Klosenski and lounged into “SASH COUTURE” in 2010 with 2 new dressmakers on board: Beverly and Bonnie. Although the style of a dress varies greatly from customer to customer, the high level of quality is consistent. Please feel free to contact us for any request. Dagmar and Beverly are professional Designer and Dressmaker and we use professional equipment.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

Belle Memorie Blog

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Monday, Monday, MONDAY! Etsy Virtual Bridal Show

FEATURING GIVEAWAYS FROM:

Hopscotch Couture

This gorgeous necklace

“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

$50 Gift Certificate

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

20 yards of personalized ribbon in either 3/8″ or 5/8″ wide

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

$30 Gift Certificate

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

$25 Gift Certificate

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

This personalized necklace

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Tatty Chic

These gorgeous earrings!

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Sash Couture

Tea Length Infinity Dress in the color of your choice! S, M, or L

Sash Couture provides customers with the opportunity to design their own dresses and the chance to own an item of clothing that is truly unique and suited to their tastes. Shauna’s World was founded in July 2008 by the Austrian entrepreneur, Dagmar Klosenski and lounged into “SASH COUTURE” in 2010 with 2 new dressmakers on board: Beverly and Bonnie. Although the style of a dress varies greatly from customer to customer, the high level of quality is consistent. Please feel free to contact us for any request. Dagmar and Beverly are professional Designer and Dressmaker and we use professional equipment.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

Belle Memorie Blog

Wedding Wednesday: Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES!

Are you looking to have a unique handmade touch to your wedding, but can’t seem to find what you are looking for in the average wedding shops and sections of run of the mill craft or big box stores? Do you like the look of handmade items, but are not in to the whole DIY thing? Fear not! I bring you to the fabulous and wonderful world of Etsy!

My long time readers know that I am an uber fan of this handmade and vintage haven. I enjoy supporting individual artisans and vendors not just for the look of handmade without me losing fingerprints to my glue gun, but also for the good feeling that comes along when one’s purchase means supporting someone you can actually put a face to. Don’t get me wrong, there are some finds to be had in traditional wedding shops and sections, but there is nothing compared to the feeling handmade items can give to your nuptials.

You may wonder, “How can I find all that I need on Etsy?” From your bridal gown to attendant gifts, Etsy has just about everything but the venue to help you plan your wedding with bits and bobs that are uniquely yours. Many shops do custom work, such as the bolero jacket I just purchased for my own wedding. If you are concerned about purchasing something you haven’t seen, I can tell you that my jacket is far above anything I could have found in just about any bridal salon and encourage you to take the time to look at feedback from a shop’s customers prior to purchasing. For my jacket, all I did was send in my measurements and when it came to my door, it was perfect!

I’ve put together three treasuries for you to get a sense of the wide variety of wedding themes and color palettes that Etsy can accommodate. In addition, all of the shops in these treasuries are featured in the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show coming to the blog on April 2nd (great shops and fabulous giveaways!).

Have a lovely day all!

Shabby Chic Vintage– These are items that Mr. Wondermous and me are considering for our own wedding.

‘Plan a Wedding on Etsy…Yes, you can!’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.


Custom Made Hand-embroidered…

$178.00

MR & MRS Burlap and Lace Ban…

$30.00

Steampunk Pocket Watch – Dar…

$39.99

DAY Cravat Victorian Ascot T…

$20.00

Mr and Mrs Forks for the Bri…

$25.00

Lisa’s Flower Girl Baske…

$21.95

Grapevine and moss bird’…

$24.50

Vintage style trunk card box…

$75.00

Sugar Doilies, Sugar Lace, E…

$90.00

The Chameleon Convertible G…

$205.00

Shabby Chic Moss and Glass C…

$25.00

Vineyard Wedding Bouquet Wra…

$54.00

Snow Covered Branches – Vint…

$24.00

25 DISTRESSED TAGS-WEDDINGS-…

$50.00

Robins Nest Ring, wool felt …

$20.00

Vintage Style French Elegant…

$6.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Dark Romance

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Dark Romance’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.


Black wedding gown black bus…

$1299.99

Midnight Romance- Gothic Wed…

$175.00

Custom Wedding Tiara, Handcr…

$325.00

Romantic Gothic Victorian Sw…

$150.00

Shoe Clips Black Feathers Rh…

$66.00

Red and Black Jacquard Basti…

$125.00

BLACK BEAUTY Wedding Bouquet…

$100.00

Gothic Bridal skirt, floor l…

$150.00

Metallic Damask Square – Lay…

$4.50

Scarlet Ohara Mini Candle ch…

$42.00

Vampire – OOAK Art Doll Wed…

$120.00

3 PAPER RED HEARTS Trio Love…

$15.00

10 Silk Red Rose Pomanders

$180.00

Custom Made Wedding Card Box…

$70.00

Cake Server And Knife Hand B…

$49.99

With Love Heart Wish tree/Gi…

$6.75

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Classic Blush and Bashful Quick, name the movie I’m referencing. Hint: armadillo red velvet groom’s cake.

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Classic blush and bashful’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.


Romantic Pink Wedding Dress …

$659.00

Bridal Brooch Bouquet Jewele…

$350.00

Bridal Mini Hat Creamy Blush…

$240.00

Pink champagne glass drops

$42.00

Wedding Garter Set – Light P…

$45.00

Black and Blush Pink Damask …

$3.99

Blush Flower Girl Tutu Dress…

$97.00

Bridal Clutch as seen on sty…

$56.00

BIRDCAGE-Vintage Inspired De…

$60.00

ELSA Floral Lace Soft Peach …

$189.00

Clarissa, Pink Pearl & Gold …

$18.00

Exquisite 48″ Parisian …

$150.00

Once Upon A Time, Wedding Fa…

$12.50

Paris Wedding Card Box – Wed…

$50.00

Enchanted Wedding Ribbon Wan…

$63.00

Watermelon BubbleGum – Nost…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Yet another friendly reminder: The Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show hits the blog this coming Monday, April 2nd. We have some fabulous giveaways! Spread the word!

FEATURING GIVEAWAYS FROM:

Hopscotch Couture
“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Just added today:

These gorgeous rhinestone and pearl earrings!

Tatty Chic

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

Belle Memorie Blog

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Coming April 2nd

FEATURING GIVEAWAYS FROM:

Hopscotch Couture

This gorgeous necklace

“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

$50 Gift Certificate

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

20 yards of personalized ribbon in either 3/8″ or 5/8″ wide

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

$30 Gift Certificate

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

$25 Gift Certificate

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

This personalized necklace

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Tatty Chic

These gorgeous earrings!

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Sash Couture

Tea Length Infinity Dress in the color of your choice!  S, M, or L

Sash Couture provides customers with the opportunity to design their own dresses and the chance to own an item of clothing that is truly unique and suited to their tastes. Shauna’s World was founded in July 2008 by the Austrian entrepreneur, Dagmar Klosenski and lounged into “SASH COUTURE” in 2010 with 2 new dressmakers on board: Beverly and Bonnie. Although the style of a dress varies greatly from customer to customer, the high level of quality is consistent. Please feel free to contact us for any request. Dagmar and Beverly are professional Designer and Dressmaker and we use professional equipment.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

Belle Memorie Blog

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Sleeved Gowns and a Royal Visit

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. She and other members of the royal family have been out and about with the people making appearances at a variety of charities, public events, etc. When John and Frances (an engaged couple in Manchester) heard the Queen was going to be in Manchester at the same time as their wedding, they thought they would send her an invite, not expecting the Queen would actually show. So, how cool is it that Queen Elizabeth, along with Prince Phillip, popped in on their wedding?

Here’s a link to the article that features a video of the encounter:
Queen Elizabeth stuns bride and groom by accepting invite

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past year, you’ve likely heard that brides everywhere are flocking to bridal stores looking for classic, sleeved bridal gowns to mimic the Sandra Burton for Alexander McQueen (RIP) gown that the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day. The wedding fashion world began working on copies of the Duchess’ gown the second she stepped out of the car that ushered her in to royalty.

Now, rather than bore you with the umpteenth collection of copies and look alike gowns, I thought I would explore the sleeve trend in bridal from all sides. Designers presented a variety of sleeved gowns at Fall Bridal Market. From cap sleeves to full-length sleeves, the Duchess sparked a trend that is leading the bridal fashion world away from the nearly endless strapless options and providing us with a variety of sleeve lengths for those who want to show a little or a lot. Here are some of my favorites:

LONG SLEEVES

Bridal- Long Sleeves

MID-LENGTH and 3/4 SLEEVES

3/4 sleeves


CAP/SHORT SLEEVES

short/cap sleeve bridal gowns

Friendly Reminder:

FEATURING GIVEAWAYS FROM:

Hopscotch Couture
“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Monday’s Finding: My Real Engagement Party

Well, they say good things come to those who wait. Last night my keyboard port decided to die and I’ve been waiting for the new one to come home with Mr. Wondermous. So, as dinner comes  to those of us on Mountain Time and I have a hungry boy to feed, my narrative is going to be a bit short.

Mr. Wondermous and me decided to keep the Dia de los Muertos theme going for our engagement party. We had a blast at our local Latino market finding new and (for me) beloved foods and treats to share with our guests. It was a great night full of family and friends.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography.
Catching a moment before guests arrive.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography (paper flowers and skull mask photos by me).
Our mantel ofrenda, papel picado (strung across the ceiling), and skull butterflies (the wings are from a butterfly garland I made for my mom’s memorial service.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography.
Feeling the love and laughter of the evening.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography (candy pic, sign pic by me).
Sweet table full of some of our favorite Latino candies and Tres Leches cupcakes I made for guests (along with Mexican Chocolate). We thought we’d include a small pic or two from our engagement session. I was really excited about the roll of skull ductape and Mr. Wondermous apparently loved him some wafer cookies.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography.
My kiddo doing air guitar, his “girlfriend,” Erin, Baby Daddy hamming it up with our friend Kyle and goofing my kiddo’s best buddy, me and my beautiful kitty, and my good friend Tana Marie and me…”We’re getting married bitches!”


Photos by me and pic of my mom’s ofrenda by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography.
My mom’s special ofrenda with one of Papery Nook’s beautiful luminaries Sara created for my mom’s memorial.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography.
With friends and family.


Photos by Eric Murphy, Piscean Dreams Photography (photo of zombie sugar skull, and novios by me).
Remaining decor. I love my Day of the Dead Tree (ornaments and garland made by me) and my vintage velvet sombreros.

Well, I’m off to feed my kiddo. I hope you all have a great night!

Friday’s Favorites: Muertos, Noms, Paper, and Rats, Oh My!

Happy Friday! Got any exciting plans for the weekend? Mucho congrats to my readers who are getting married this weekend! I wish you and your love all the best and a lifetime of happiness together.

For those of us with future wedding dates, I have some great Etsy finds straight from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team all based on this week’s posts.

The Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show will be launching on this blog on April 2nd. Everything from bridal gowns to attendant gifts will feature amazing handmade and vintage wares from the members of the team. Oh, and this years…GIVEAWAYS! So, mark your calendars and this year the show is bigger and better than ever!

Have a lovely weekend!

‘Dia de los Muertos Wedding: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Fabulous finds from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Day of the Dead Wedding cake…

$60.00

Ceramic Ring Bearer Mini Dis…

$20.00

Red and Black Dia de los Mue…

$2.75

Papel picado screenprinted m…

$30.00

Dia de Los Muertos Decorated…

$18.00

Sugar Skull Toasting Wedding…

$24.00

Red and Pink Felt Flower Hai…

$8.00

Day of the Dead Wedding Cake…

$35.00

Distressed Sugar Skull with …

$3.00

Sugar Skull – Engraved Weddi…

$26.00

wedding necktie set X5 neckt…

$112.50

Papel Picado Banners TILL DE…

$23.00

Day of the Dead Gothic Skull…

$65.00

Skeleton Bride and Groom Wed…

$85.00

Day of the Dead Felt Bouquet…

$150.00

Wedding Guest Book Box, Cust…

$85.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Edible Favors: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Amazing edible favors featuring the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.


Mini Whoopie Pie Box Favors

$4.50

6 Gourmet Vanilla Marshmallo…

$5.95

Creme Brulee Lollipop

$10.00

Vintage Cameo Cookie

$42.00

City Cupcakes – Cupcake In A…

$6.00

SAMPLER: White Chocolate Mac…

$6.50

Edible Salted Caramel Weddin…

$270.00

No Gluten Pecan Pie Vegan So…

$10.25

Little Sticky Cakes

$25.00

3 Chocolate Victorian Keys: …

$6.60

Bacon Heart Wedding Favors (…

$40.00

White Rock Candy Blinged Lol…

$2.00

Mini Shortbread Wedding Cake…

$4.75

Edible wedding favors – movi…

$3.25

DIY Tea Bags (Complete Kit) …

$16.00

French Macarons in a Jar

$96.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Paper Wedding Bouquets: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous paper bridal bouquets


Midnight Romance- Gothic Wed…

$175.00

Hope for Japan Pink Cherry …

$150.00

Rustic Bridal Bouquet Paper …

$99.00

Wedding Bouquet In your choi…

$100.00

LUXE custom paper flower wed…

$450.00

Retro Yellow Turquoise and R…

$45.00

Prefect First Anniversary gi…

$36.00

CLEARANCE SALE Custom Purple…

$32.00

Rose Bridal Bouquet in Red, …

$180.00

Charming Purple Vintage Shee…

$148.00

Bridal Bouquet – 29 Handmade…

$60.00

Custom Paper Bouquet

$135.00

CLASSIC paper flower wedding…

$300.00

Paper Roses Bouquet Vintage …

$99.00

Ivory Encyclopedia Bouquet -…

$168.00

Paper Flowers Wedding Bouque…

$195.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

‘Rat Pack Inspired Bachelor Party/Wedding Attire’ by ravengrrl

A collection of 60s Rat Pak inspired vintage and handcrafted items from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.


Vintage 1960s JAZZ PIANO Swa…

$174.00

Groomsman Gift Pocketwatch -…

$39.99

Wedding Band with Meteorite …

$699.00

Tweed Fedora Hats

$198.00

The Mad Ave. Suit–Handmade,…

$1065.00

Necktie mens, airbrushed Car…

$30.00

Authentic Yellow Vinyl Cuffl…

$49.99

60’s Bronze Suit. 40R Sh…

$72.00

Black Tie Boutonniere – A Cl…

$13.00

Peacock feather bow tie. Sel…

$40.00

Vintage 1960s Necktie // Bro…

$20.00

Groomsmen’s Gifts Herrin…

$19.00

The Glasgow – Our big bow ti…

$42.00

Men’s Wool Hat/ Vintage…

$28.00

Elegant Feather Boutonniere …

$14.95

60s Mens Suit Herringbone Tw…

$125.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.