Monthly Archives: September 2012

Anne Hathaway’s Gorgeous Gown

Well, Anne Hathaway married her love, Adam Schulman this weekend and pics (blurry pics) of her gorgeous gown and veil have surfaced. She chose a flowy lace off the shoulder Valentino gown. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see better pics of her wedding look!

September 29, 2012 – Source: FameFlynet Pictures via Zimbio

September 29, 2012 – Source: FameFlynet Pictures via Zimbio

September 29, 2012 – Source: FameFlynet Pictures via Zimbio

Sunday Surprise: Blingtastic Wedding Baubles from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Sunday Surprise. So, this week I wanted to highlight some major bling courtesy of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Check it out and I’ll see you tomorrow!

‘Blingtastic Wedding Baubles- Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous shiny baubles courtesy of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Amazing Wedding Necklace, ne…

$1270.00

The Annemarie crystal brooch…

$975.00

SARAH BELT– Beaded Bridal B…

$298.00

Vintage Style butterfly Brid…

$310.00

24 pcs of Swarovski 6mm Roun…

$17.00

Handmade Genuine Swarovski C…

$335.00

Wedding Barefoot Sandals Swa…

$90.00

Bridal Hair Comb, Pearl brid…

$39.00

Crystal Bridal Bracelet

$65.00

Rhinestone Unity Candle Set

$70.00

15% off Sale Art Deco Headpi…

$272.00

Bridal Jewelry Wedding Earri…

$145.00

Lillybuds The Lavish Silver …

$595.00

Bridal Jewelry Set,Bridal St…

$199.00

Crystal Bridal Belt – Ophel…

$225.00

Bridal Clutch – Bridal Bouqu…

$96.00

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Saturday’s Latest: A Boxed Event and the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Happy Weekend! On today’s Saturday’s Latest, I am featuring Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team member, “A Boxed Event.” Several months ago, Khalilah had me take a peek at her “travel box” concept and I thought it was brilliant! I’m thrilled that “A Boxed Event” joined the team and I would ask you to please pay Khalilah’s shop a visit for her truly unique and novel concept, the “travel box.”

What’s a “travel box?” A “travel box” is an affordable wedding and event design concept that includes all you need to make your wedding sparkle sent right to your door as well as virtual planning assistance. From designing and creating a gorgeous beach themed reception decor to build a well coordinated candy bar, Khalilah’s got you covered.

“Khalilah O. is the Eco Chic Event Stylist at A Boxed Event and creator of The Travel Box as well the celebrity wedding writer for The Green Bride Guide. I’m a mom, wife, pup lover and addicted to scuppernong grapes. The vision & heart in creating The Travel Box is so that anyone and everyone can celebrate life’s special events …with a little help.”

Here’s the latest creations and findings from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team:

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’s latest and greatest: 9/29/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out the latest finds and creations from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show team.


Vintage Mens Charcoal Gray W…

$74.00

3 Piece Vintage Mens Suit -4…

$82.00

Bridal Wreath – Bridal Headb…

$32.00

Bridal Wreath – Bridal Headb…

$75.00

Satin Lingerie-Sexy camisole…

$45.00

TheNicole: Eco-chic Message…

$707.92

Champagne wedding shoes, Cus…

$225.00

Wedding Guest Book alternati…

$50.00

Cotton Boll Boutonniere – Na…

$18.00

Wedding Decoration, Wedding …

$39.00

Laser cut favor box – “…

$2.68

Bridal Headband- Wedding Ha…

$27.00

Paper Flower Bouquet – Ivory…

$168.00

Pure Cotton – SPIDER WEB – D…

$22.00

Handfasting cord in black, w…

$165.00

Made to Order Custom Details…

$362.00

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‘Bridal Gowns from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


KC Bambi one-of-a-kind corse…

$925.95

Off White Pleated Satin Dre…

$75.00

White lace dress wedding cot…

$160.00

Corseted White and Black Got…

$925.00

Vintage 1950s Couture White …

$355.00

Vintage 1960s beaded jeweled…

$155.00

Ivory Lace Wedding Gown with…

$675.00

Vintage Re embroidered Lace …

$1275.00

Beach Wedding Dress with Swe…

$395.00

Firefly Wedding Dress Maxi M…

$200.00

50% Deposit, “Adele&quo…

$399.00

ODETTE

$2100.00

SERIOUS SAMPLE SALE was 1800…

$400.00

T25-Tree Dress—Light grey …

$1800.00

Mina Gown Mina Red Dress Dra…

$1999.99

Grace Kelly Inspired Chiffon…

$2950.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Feather Details, Bouquets, Pink and Purple Ombre, and Great Gatsby Style

Whew! Been feeling pretty crappy today, so I apologize for the lack of intro for today’s post. However, despite my usual witty banter 😉 I do have some fabulous finds from Etsy. I hope you have a great weekend and please drop by tomorrow where I will have a feature on A Boxed Event that provides affordable wedding design via their ingenious Travel Box, as well as an update from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Au Naturale Neutral Feather Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Hair Accessory, Flora…

$75.00

NATURAL FALL BEAUTY – Fall F…

$135.00

Elegant Wedding Boutonniere,…

$18.00

Wedding Pen Rustic Natural Q…

$20.00

Feather bouquet in natural c…

$75.00

IndianRustic Wedding Invitat…

$5.95

Retro Black and white feathe…

$55.00

Shabby chic ivory clutch, b…

$49.99

Flower Girl Basket- Woodland…

$48.00

FEATHER TABLE RUNNER

$175.00

Tawny bronze and black feath…

$68.00

Nature Bird Nest Feather Inv…

$30.00

Natures Forest Collection – …

$26.00

Country romantic soft creamy…

$257.20

Black Natural Feathers Earri…

$18.00

Caroline – Kate Middleton St…

$59.99

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‘Know Your Bouquet Types: What style will you choose?’ by ravengrrl


Bridal bouquet made with fre…

$59.00

Wedding Flowers – Bridal Bou…

$200.00

bridal bouquet grape vine wr…

$115.00

Wedding Bouquet real touch c…

$110.00

Brooch wedding bouquet Somet…

$75.00

Bridal Bouquet with Pewter a…

$399.00

Unique orchid pomander brida…

$105.00

Peacock Bridal Bouquet In Yo…

$195.59

Flower Girl Bouquet – Flower…

$68.95

vintage bride bridal bespoke…

$275.00

Ivory Peacock Feather Cascad…

$250.00

Victorian Tussy Mussy

$20.00

paper flower wedding bouquet…

$150.00

Bridal Pink Glamelia Bouquet

$135.00

SAMPLE SALE 60% OFF – Leah -…

$19.99

WINTER WONDERLAND – White Fa…

$155.00

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‘Ombre Wedding: From Pink to Purple’ by ravengrrl


Large Bridal Bouquet in Pink…

$74.00

NEW Rachel Pale Purple Ombre…

$5.00

Ombre Floral Wedding Invitat…

$10.00

Ombre Shamballa Bracelet wit…

$58.00

3yds Purple Lavender Pink Om…

$2.75

New Aubergine Lavender Ombre…

$27.00

20″ Ombre Hair, Tie dye…

$169.00

Felt Garland: Purple Ombre C…

$12.00

Purple Ombre Bunting Wedding…

$15.00

Ombre Purple Wedding Invitat…

$3.00

Pink Ombre Cupcake in a Jar …

$60.00

Ombré Crystal Necklace and …

$50.00

French Country Home,Dorm,Dis…

$23.00

lace necklace -MATILDE- (omb…

$42.00

Purple Ombre Butterfly Heart…

$30.00

Bridesmaid Ruffle Clutch – T…

$50.00

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‘Great Gatsby Style for the Bride and Groom’ by ravengrrl


Deco Bridal Cap Beaded Ribbo…

$225.00

Authentic Antique Deco Era S…

$68.00

Deco Goddess Pearl and Cryst…

$168.00

Juliet Cap Bridal Head Dress

$600.00

White Poppies , Paillettes …

$1975.00

Incredible Sparkling Flapper…

$315.00

1920s wedding dress / vintag…

$985.00

Jean Harlow Marabou Coat Hol…

$225.00

Tuxedo / Vintage Tuxedo 2 Tw…

$125.00

Retro 1920s Style Vests

$248.00

White Art Deco Steampunk Spa…

$55.00

Antique 20s Mens Coat / Tuxe…

$220.00

1920s Art Deco 10k Gold Cuff…

$395.00

1920’s Art Deco Sterling…

$195.00

Vintage Art Deco Camphor Gla…

$150.00

SALE – Art Deco rhinestone v…

$75.00

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Stunner Thursday: Great Gatsby Style

The 1920s are back and many couples are loving the Great Gatsby style of that era. On today’s Stunner Thursday, I have some great examples of Great Gatsby style for both brides and grooms. From gorgeous finger waves to boater hats, you are sure to find a bit of personal style inspiration for your own 20s influenced fete.

Great Gatsby Style 1

Great Gatsby Style 2

Gatsby Style 3

Wedding Wednesday: Pink to Purple Ombre Inspiration

Happy Hump Day! This week seems to be going by really fast. Perhaps it’s because I’m keeping busy as I am working on a reorganization and “spring” cleaning on my house and hoped to be done by the weekend. Likelihood of being done by Saturday? Ha ha…yeah, not going to happen. That’s okay though, my distraction (aka kiddo) makes up for it in cuteness.

Today’s Wedding Wednesday inspiration comes from one gorgeous gown from Atelier Versace Spring 2011. It runs a gorgeous ombre from pale pink to dark plum. Such a beautiful color palette that can easily be replicated in your own fete using the ombre effect from your bouquet to your cake. The key to using ombre in your wedding design is throwing in some solids here and there to keep the pattern from overloading the senses. Too much ombre can make a room so busy that the eye has nowhere to land. So, I hope you enjoy this bit of inspiration and that it gives your own creativity a spark.

Pink to Purple Ombre Wedding

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Tips: Know Your Bouquet Types

Decisions decisions…planning a wedding is full of them, even down to your bouquet. Do you want to go with a traditional round or hand-tied bouquet or do you want to wow them with a glamelia or biedermeier? Wait what? What in the world is a biedermeier and where is your Aunt Glamelia?

Today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday is all about the many types of bouquet shapes and beautiful examples of each. Go in to your floral appointment armed and ready to make an informed decision about your bouquet choice. From traditional to an out of the ordinary pomander or tussy mussy, I’ve got you covered!

Round
A round bouquet can be composed of one or many flowers typically using a bouquet holder. It’s larger than similar rounds (about the size of your head) like a posy or nosegay.

Hand-tied
For that just picked from the garden look, a hand-tied bouquet is a gathering of flowers hand-tied with a ribbon.

Asymmetrical
Flowers in an asymmetrical bouquet are longer on one side than the other.

Crescent
This bouquet has flowers that arc outward on both sides to create a crescent shape.

Waterfall/Cascade
This shape is made by draping flowers downward to create a waterfall or cascade effect.

Presentation
A presentation bouquet is made up of flowers with long stems so the bouquet can be carried in the bend of your arm.

Posy
A posy is a small round bouquet and can be loose or structured. Typically about half the size of a traditional round.

Tussy Mussy
This bouquet uses a small metal hand-carried vase.

Nosegay
Similar in shape and size to a posy, a nosegay has more greenery than flowers.

Biedermeier
A biedermeier bouquet consists of concentric rings of flowers with each ring being a specific type of flower.

Composite/Glamelia
This bouquet is made up of many flower petals that are attached together to form one giant flower.

Fan
The fan bouquet is simply a fan that has had flowers attached to it.

Muff
Typically used for winter weddings, a muff bouquet is made up of flowers attached to a muff.

Pomander
Also known as a kissing ball, a pomander is a tight ball of flowers attached to ribbon or a chain.

Wreath
A wreath bouquet is a bouquet typically created on a wreath form or formed from a circle of florals.

Ballerina
The ballerina bouquet is a round bouquet made up of or accented by tulle or netting with a few flowers.

Flower bracelet/Wrist
Similar to a wrist corsage, a flower bracelet typically is larger in scope with a variety of flowers.

Basket
A floral presentation in a basket that can be cone-shaped or take on the shape of the basket used to hold the flowers.

Scepter
A bouquet/creation in the shape of a large wand.