Monthly Archives: February 2013

Style Thursday: Super Chic Bridal Pantsuits

Are you dreading the idea of lugging a 25-pound dress on your wedding day? Don’t like dresses at all? Favor a more masculine look on your special day? Well, for those of you who would much rather skip the dress, but still retain that “bridal” look, I’ve got some great bridal pantsuit inspiration as well as straight off the runway finds I know you’ll love.

From Vera Wang to Roberto Cavalli, white/ivory pantsuits are a super chic way to be authentically you on your wedding day. Stay true to you and enjoy every moment feeling relaxed and comfortable in your wedding ensemble.

Bridal Pantsuits- Real Brides

Bridal Pantsuits 2

Bridal Pantsuit 3

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Wedding Wednesday: Red and Blush Garden Inspiration

Happy Wedding Wednesday! What have you done for your wedding today? Me, I’m working on flowers made from the pages of “Pride and Prejudice” and watercolor painting them in a gradient blue from navy to sky. I’m really happy with how they are turning out. I’m one of those “don’t reveal too much” kind of brides, so you’ll have to wait until after June 8th to see them. 🙂

Today, I have some red and blush inspiration based on one swoon worthy gown by Jillian from their 2013 Sterlizia Collection. Gowns with print are fast becoming a trend and I have a feeling that we will see more of them at Spring Bridal Market. I love that so many designers are embracing what many brides want: a gown beyond the typical and this gown is anything but ordinary!

Take a peek and let me know if you have any requests for next Wedding Wednesday.

Red and Blush Garden

Tip or Trend Tuesday: Trend: Garlands

Bridal Guide’s 2013 trend list is out and one trend I not only love myself, but am seeing more and more of as of late: garlands. Garlands are great for decor and signage such as identifying the guest book table to a lovely backdrop for your sweetheart table. What I love about them is the texture, dimension and flexibility of display as opposed to your typical sign. They can adorn the chuppah, decorate the staircase, hang from chandeliers, or mark the aisle. Today, I have some of my favorite garlands via Pinterest and I hope you enjoy!

Wedding Garlands Ceremony

Reception Garlands

Wedding Cake Garland

Wedding Garland Signs

Monday’s Finding: Oscar Inspired Bridal Fashions

Last night’s Oscar red carpet saw some definite hits and misses. Okay, I’m going to get snarky here for a mo’. In my opinion, the major miss of the night was Anne Hathaway’s worst dressed trifecta in Prada: pointy nipples, too much side boob, and ill placed jewelry. Sure, there were others that were disheveled and dumpy, but I guess I expect more from Anne and the side boob trend is super tacky.

However, there were several ladies that stood out in trendsetting wedding worthy inspired frocks that I just have to show you. Check out the board below for the style I feel can easily translate in to gorgeous bridal looks and then keep scrolling for some current bridal designs that speak to their Oscar counterparts: Amy Adams with her feathered ball gown by Oscar de la Renta, Zooey Deschanel with her vintage inspired floral embroidered frock, Shaun Robinson in a crisp black and white gown, Jessica Chastain in her gold classic Hollywood styled gown by Giorgio Armani, Charlize Theron in a beautifully structured white peplum dress, Kristen Stewart’s lace sheath with a tulle train by Reem Acra, Alicia Vikander in an on-trend long sleeved gown by Elie Saab, Kristen Chenoweth in Tony Ward, and winner of the Best Actress Award…Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture.

Oscars 2013- Bridal Inspiration

Feathered Ball Gown and Floral Embroidery

Oscar Wedding Dress Inspiration- Black & White and Gold

Oscar Inspired Wedding Dresses- Peplum and Lace w/ attached train

Oscar Inspired Wedding Dresses: Blue and Black Ball Gowns

Bridal dress
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Wedding ball gown
weddinginspirasi.com

Sleeveless dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Lace bridal dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Jill Stuart wedding ball gown
weddinginspirasi.com

Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012-2013
weddinginspirasi.com

Oscar Inspired Wedding Dresses Clean and Simple

Bridal ball gown
abigailwrightdesigns.com

Bridal dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Floral print dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/23/13

‘Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/23/13’ by ravengrrl


Ivory Lace Bridal Headband, …

$47

Crochet Wedding Barefoot San…

$15

Lace Bridal or Baby Shower I…

$16.75

Yellow margarita salt – colo…

$3.25

Vintage Mens Suit Teal w/Oxb…

$72

Vintage Red Mens Vest Brocad…

$34

Mens White Wide Tie 1950’…

$21

Clip on Suspenders Vintage E…

$16.99

Unity Candle Set, Wedding De…

$200

Rose Candle Unity Set, Weddi…

$190

Organic Spice Pillar, Slate …

$90

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$50

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$35

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$38

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$15

Monogram Personalized Weddin…

$45

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‘Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/23/13 #2’ by ravengrrl


Seashell Shell Ring Bearer B…

$35

Personalized Ring Bearer Bow…

$29

White Lace Bridal Bolero in …

$35

Flower brooches, made from s…

$11.95

Petite bouquet, Flower Girl …

$35

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$120

Silver Sequined Bow Bridal H…

$62

Large Organza Flower Brooch,…

$16

White Lace Bridal Wrist Char…

$25

Gray Roses with Yellow Origa…

$120

Shell Seashell Ring Bearer W…

$17

Wood Chalkboard Tree Slice R…

$25

Blue SWAROVSKI crystal & rhi…

$35

Dazzling Flower Shape Headpi…

$35

Greem SWAROVSKI crystal & rh…

$29

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$41

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Friday’s Favorites: Candlelight and Red Velvet Beauties from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Sorry for the late post folks, it’s been a wacky sort of day. However, I think you will find it worth the wait.

Call me old fashioned, but I still love the unity candle ceremony. It brings two families together with active participation from both sides and who can resist the warm romantic glow of candlelight? This week I featured candlelit decor and to add to it, here are some super gorgeous unity candle sets and holders from the best of Etsy. There are a few beauties in that treasury from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Forest Candle Studio, Henna Swirls, Pure Beauty Art, and Shabulous Chandeliers.

Speaking of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, today’s other treasury features swoon worthy red velvet creations and vintage finds all from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

Enjoy the Etsy goodness, have a great weekend, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for the latest and greatest from the team!

‘Two Become One: Unity Candles’ by ravengrrl


Modern Unity Candle

$22.00

Rose Wedding Candles, Unity …

$225.00

Rustic Wood Wedding Unity Ca…

$45.00

Unity Candles

$30.00

Wedding Unity Candle Set – R…

$58.95

Unity Candle, Autumn Leaves …

$75.00

Wonderful Wedding unity cand…

$74.00

Crystal Unity Pilar candle a…

$82.95

Handmade Rustic Wedding Unit…

$35.00

Unity Candle Set Square Pers…

$42.00

Damask Black White Tradition…

$50.00

Western Barn Twine Rope Wedd…

$50.00

Chocolate and Caramel Unity …

$65.00

Unity Candle Holder in White…

$78.00

Square PERSONALIZED Unity Ca…

$59.99

Wedding Unity Candle Holder …

$85.00

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‘Red Velvet Nuptials: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Red Velvet Caramels

$16.00

Vintage inspired red white a…

$39.95

Red Velvet Bow Sparkly Cryst…

$41.00

The George- Our velvet bowti…

$38.00

Red Velvet Morgane Gown by K…

$195.00

Silk Velvet Clutch/Purse/Bag…

$85.00

Bracelet Fingerless Gloves B…

$45.00

Red Velvet Cape Red Riding H…

$375.00

Wedding Journal, Diary, Gues…

$52.00

Red Velvet and Charcoal Grey…

$90.00

Valentine Red-Velvet Ribbone…

$65.00

Love -Handmade Red Clutch Ba…

$63.00

Vintage 1950s Hat – Red Fur …

$58.00

Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow Ru…

$29.95

Scarlett (red velvet) – Impo…

$34.00

Vintage 1960s Red Velvet Boa…

$130.00

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Style Thursday: The Braid Trend: Plaits for every length

Braids…from braided bangs for those with short hair to long fishtail plaits, it’s the trend on just about every 2013 bridal trends list. I’ve got two dozen lovely ‘dos for the bride looking for a traditional updo to waterfall braids for the boho lovers out there, and since this is me…you know I’ve got some edgier looks for us alternative folk. Have some fun with your look and don’t forget to schedule that hair trial!

Long Hair- Braid

Braid Up do

Short braids

Edgy Braids