Monthly Archives: August 2012

Apologies

Hello All,

I have been a bit under the weather this week and I apologize for the lack of posting. I will resume posts on Saturday, but will be on vacation September 4-10.

Friday’s Favorites: Won’t you be my maid? Early Fall Palette and Something Blue

Yay weekend! Go weekend! I’m looking forward to a great weekend! Tomorrow night I’ll be getting some more ink on me as a memorial to my Dad and Sunday a trip up to one of my favorite parks, Lair O’ the Bear in Morrison, CO (near Red Rocks). Should be lots of fun time spent with Mr. Wondermous and my kiddo.

Now, for this week’s favorites! This week I have some great Etsy finds for bridesmaid and even groomsmen invites, a gorgeous early Fall palette of Victorian Lilac and Cranberry Red, and finally some lovely something blue bits and bobs. I hope you enjoy them and have an awesome weekend!

‘Can’t Say “I do” Without You’ by ravengrrl

Fabulous wedding party invites for your most important day.


Six Be My Bridesmaid Invitat…

$67.00

Boxed Jewel – “Will You…

$42.00

6 PIECE SET Bridesmaid Card,…

$18.95

Set of 6,Gold Feather 14k Go…

$222.00

Be My Bridesmaid – Champagne…

$16.00

Set of 4: Unique Will You Be…

$60.00

Will You Be My Bridesmaid To…

$50.00

Will You Be My Bridesmaid pe…

$6.00

Will you be my Bridesmaid Ca…

$7.00

Will you be my bridesmaid la…

$16.00

Will You Be My Bridesmaid – …

$7.55

Will you be my bridesmaid ca…

$20.00

Will You Be My Best Man/Groo…

$6.00

I mustache you a question……

$4.25

Will You Be My Groomsman Gro…

$20.00

Will You Be My Best Man. Coo…

$20.00

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‘Red and Dusty Purple Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Purple n Red Sensation TuTu …

$20.00

Renaissance Bead Embroidered…

$275.00

Handmade Fabric Flower Weddi…

$90.00

50 Assorted red violet and p…

$10.00

Fawn- A chic boho spring cro…

$25.00

Fabric Cake Bunting Decorati…

$8.00

Red Hat Ladies beware wrappe…

$25.00

20 pc. set Wedding Flowers. …

$229.00

Bridesmaid Necklaces, Amethy…

$42.00

Josephine Wedding Invitation…

$6.00

Christmasinjuly – Wedding ca…

$67.00

Set of 5 – bridesmaids neckl…

$90.00

Made to Order Shabby Chic Vi…

$25.00

deep red and purple treasure…

$32.00

Hair bridal accessories,Crys…

$44.00

Wild Wonka Limited Edition J…

$27.00

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‘Something Blue’ by ravengrrl


Custom Brocade Something Blu…

$225.00

Something Blue – Something B…

$15.00

Something Blue Bridal Tattoo…

$3.00

Something Blue …baby blue …

$275.00

Oval Bouquet Locket, Somethi…

$10.99

Something Blue I Do Me Too V…

$6.00

Something Blue Tiny Padded F…

$8.00

Bridal garter “somethin…

$6.99

Something Blue (or Black or …

$79.00

Swarovski Hair Comb, Wedding…

$130.00

Something Blue Wedding Hanki…

$22.00

Wedding Dress Label…your s…

$14.99

Weddings Garter Set A Rhapso…

$75.00

Trio Pearl Bridal Hair Pins …

$24.00

Custom Ring, El Medano Porce…

$52.00

THONG PANTY BRIDAL Ivory/Blu…

$34.99

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Stunner Thursday: Something Blue Beauty

Something borrowed…something blue…as the saying goes. Have you thought about how you are going to integrate your something blue in to your wedding? Why not incorporate it in to your bridal beauty plans? From a peekaboo highlight to your mani/pedi and even a temporary tattoo, here are some fun ways to integrate your something blue in to your bridal beauty:

Something Blue Beauty

Green makeup
pursebuzz.com

Makeup
eyemakeuptipsforblueeyes.com

polish fixation: July 2012
polishfixation.com

TORONTO WEDDING PLANNER A WHOLE LOT OF BLUE
torontoweddingplanner.mybigday.ca

polish fixation: July 2012
polishfixation.com

Pedicure ~Experiment~
miniblog.create-magical-nails.com

The Arthur Company Salon
thearthurcompanysalon.com

Wedding Wednesday: Victorian Lilac and Cranberry: Beginnings of Fall

Here in Colorado, the weather is beginning to change and the first signs of brilliant color are starting to nip at the leaves. Today’s inspiration is a color palette perfect for the end of summer and beginning of fall. It all started with the amazing gown featured in the board (if you know of the designer, could you please let me know?). It’s dusty hue is nearly a neutral and adding a brighter color along side of it, make the colors pop. I hope you enjoy this floral filled classic bit of inspiration! 🙂

Victorian Lilac and Cranberry

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Bridal Party Invitations

So, you’re engaged and are thinking about who you want by your side on what will likely be the best day of your life. Do you call up your besties on the phone, take them out to dinner, or do you go all out and let your creativity do the talking? For many of us (like myself), we are just so excited to be engaged that we blurt it out in conversation. Traditionally, taking your potential attendants out for a bite to eat and making a formal verbal invitation or a formal written invitation is customary. Why not take it one step further and come up with a way to ask your besties in a way that will jump start the memory making?

Something trending in the great big world of weddings are bridal party invitations. From personalized boxes of chocolate to paper dolls or a fabulous handmade card, this trend is definitely one that I hope will become the norm. What a great way to establish your theme and make your party feel special than coming up with a creative way to ask them to be by your side. Here are some great examples of bridal party invites that are sure to make your bridal attendants feel special. I hope these can spark a bit of creativity and best wishes on your special day!

Bridesmaid Invitations

Monday’s Finding: Love Sweet Love

Well, I’ve been down in my back today, so much so that Mr. Wondermous had to get off work early to help me take care of the kiddo. The post I prepared got eaten by the Internet, so I have some of my favorite wedding pics of couples in love. The blog will be back at full tilt tomorrow, but I hope you enjoy these smile inducing pics. 🙂

love 1

love2

love3

love 4

love 5

Cameras and Chaos: turquoise
camerasandchaos.blogspot.com

Marry Me Ink
marrymeink.co.uk

Saturday’s Latest: Voluptuously Hip and Weekly Roundup From the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Happy Weekend! This week’s Saturday’s Latest features a new addition to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Team: Voluptuously Hip. Voluptuously Hip features handmade lingerie, including bras, (custom orders welcome, all sizes AA-HH 28-44) panties, and swimwear.

Here is a bit about Voluptuously Hip and about the owner, Ruth:
“I grew up on a small farm in northern Ontario, were all the ladies in the family were talented and creative. They were knitters, quilters and crocheters. They made the most beautiful quilts, sweaters hats, mittens and so much more.So I was taught to sew at a very young age. I loved sewing, I’d make aprons, pants, jumpsuits, pretty much anything. As I got a bit older I got away from sewing for awhile. But not for long.

When I had children, I got back into sewing, I made my kids Halloween costumes, coats, dresses, pants, pajamas, anything they wanted. So one day when my daughters and I were out shopping, for fabric, we came across some bra patterns.I had never dreamed of making my own bras! My bras were so expensive, I’m an odd size, a G34, so they are hard to find, the selection slim, and quite costly, and I still needed to alter the straps (cause they were always too long) when I got it home. So I bought the pattern and the things I needed to make my own bra. Within no time, I had put together my own bra!! Loved it, started sewing myself a new bra everyday. Then I made my daughters little bras, and my girlfriends bras. Then I made matching panties. One day my niece said to me “You should sell on Etsy!” And here I am! 🙂

Now I make Lingerie, Swimwear, Bras and Panties.
I want to add a men’s line.
I want to add a new Etsy Store with clothing, womens dresses, coats, skirts, pants etc. etc
I want to quit my day job and become a full time Etsy seller.
Selling my beautiful OOAK creations!
I love when people email me their compliments.
I love making and creating beautiful unique things!
The part I love most is, the things I have created are going all over the world!”

Here is a sampling of the gorgeous lingerie that Ruth has for sale in her shop. Please consider Voluptuously Hip for your honeymoon lingerie! Remember, Ruth can make one of a kind unique to you lingerie and swimwear that you won’t find on anyone else.

Now for the weekly roundup from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest and Greatest Week of 8/18/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out the latest offerings from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Elegant Purple Ranunculus Wr…

$16.00

Red Coral Pearl Wedding Hair…

$6.00

Shiny bridal tiara headband …

$65.00

Origami Crane Lilies, Yellow…

$60.00

One-of-a-kind Criss Cross Pl…

$278.00

Fairy Wings Lollipop – Black…

$10.00

Wedding Chair Cover for Chia…

$60.00

Vinca Bohemian Gown – Custom…

$249.00

Bluebird Wedding Decor – Vin…

$14.00

Wedding Guest Book Box, pape…

$90.00

Vintage 50s Pinup Dress-Full…

$75.00

Day of the Dead WEDDING CAKE…

$40.00

Sky Captain Airplane Robot a…

$299.99

Bridesmaid Clutch – Bridesma…

$46.00

Antique Wedding Forks Cottag…

$50.00

Candle Chandelier handcrafte…

$250.00

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