Category Archives: 20s

Tips or Trends Tuesday: 2013 Wedding Trend: Old World Glamor

Number eight on Bride Tide’s 2013 Wedding Trends list, “A return to elegance.” The past few years have seen the rise of vintage wedding style, shabby chic details, and lots of DIY fetes. On the boards and especially on Pinterest, I’ve notice that couples are beginning to post lots of glam inspiration. Sara, of Burnett’s Boards says, “…2013 brides will draw inspiration from old world glamour with cinematic and literary influences like The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, Downton Abbey, and A Royal Affair. I expect to see decadent fabrics, corsets, ornate lace details, metallics, costume jewelry, and more formal receptions. This trend is already being reflected on red carpets and runways around the world and I can’t wait to see it find its way back into weddings again!” – Sara, Burnett’s Boards

I agree with Sara and I wanted to provide you (especially those newly engaged over the Winter holidays), a jump start on your own glam wedding ‘do. Enjoy the boards and I’d love to hear what your ideas are for your own weddings. Drop me a comment/request and I’ll be happy to put together some inspiration for you and post it on an upcoming Wedding Wednesday. 🙂

20s and 30s Wedding Dresses

Victorian and Rococo Wedding Dresses

20s, 30s, Victorian, and Rococo Bridal Headpieces

20s, 30s, Victorian and Rococ Wedding Jewelry

20s, 30s, Victorian, Rococo Wedding Cakes

1920s Wedding

30s Wedding

Victorian Wedding

Rococo Wedding

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Friday’s Favorites: Top 10 Favorite Posts of 2012 and New Year’s Eve Wedding Inspiration

Welcome to Friday! Today’s Friday’s Favorites takes a wee departure from its regular format to bring you a lovely New Year’s Eve wedding inspiration board and your top 10 favorite posts of 2012 (based on views). It’s been a great year here at Belle Memorie and next year is shaping up to be a good one as well. Look for some big changes in the coming months as I seek to expand and redesign the blog in order to bring you the very best the wedding world has to offer. Thanks so much to all of you for your follows and likes. It thrills me to no end that so many people are inspired and informed by my work. So, without further ado, some serious eye candy!

New Year's Eve Blush and Gold

10. Real Wedding: Tana Marie and Bear’s Pirate Themed Fete: Reception and Wrap Up

Photography by Eric Murphy of Piscean Dreams Photography

Photography by Eric Murphy of Piscean Dreams Photography

9. Titanic Destination

8. DIY Liquor Infusions

Photography by Evan Sung for The New York Times. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/dining/03tipsy.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&_r=2&

Photography by Evan Sung for The New York Times. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/dining/03tipsy.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&_r=2&

7. Steampunk Wedding Attire

6. French Country Wedding

5. Fairy Woodland Magic

4. Inspiration Board: Watercolor: Peach and Purple

3. Burlesque Lingerie Bridal Shower

2. Simple And Sweet Marriage Proposal Ideas

1. Creating a Fabulous Candy Buffet and Sweets Table

Stunner Thursday: Three Glitzy New Year’s Bridal Ensembles

Oh my goodness how time flies! Can you believe we are already approaching 2013?

Today I have three gorgeous and glitzy bridal ensembles perfect for a New Year’s wedding. Inspired by the glitter and thrill of fireworks, these looks are all about sparkle and shine. If you got engaged over the holiday or are looking to ring in 2014 with a New Year’s wedding, use the magic and glitz of the season to inspire your own wedding day duds. From black and silver to blush and rose gold to yellow gold art deco beauty, I hope this glamorous bling filled looks inspire you!

New Years Wedding Style 1

Oversized handbag
lordandtaylor.com

Zebra Bloom Fascinator
anthropologie.com

Aiguille Gown
bhldn.com

Black Diamond Drop
jewelrydesigns.com

drop shadow
polyvore.com

Post-it note
polyvore.com

drop shadow
polyvore.com

New Years Bridal Ensemble 2

New Years Bridal Ensemble 3

Monday’s Finding: Eye Candy: Gorgeous Antique Bridal Gowns

Today’s Monday’s Finding is pure eye candy. If you love antique textiles, handmade lace, beautiful bustles, or previously loved articles of wonder, you are going to LOVE this post. Seriously, I even made myself SQUEE! when I pulled this post together.

I love antique textiles and fashion. I can spend hours upon hours perusing such sites as vintagetextile.com and antiquedress.com. Very few current gown designers nowadays use such exquisite fabric, beading, pleating, handmade lace, and intricately detailed materials and techniques any more. Each dress is a work of art, many bespoke and unique to the bride for which they were created. One of the gowns below even comes with pictures and the marriage certificate of the bride!

So, here is a gathering of 12 gorgeous antique gowns. Perhaps you might consider purchasing one of these wearable works or as inspiration for your own bridal ensemble. Enjoy!

Antique Wedding Dresses 1

Antique dress
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Antique Wedding Dresses 2

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antiquedress.com

Antique Wedding Dresses 3

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antiquedress.com

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Antique Wedding Dresses 4

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antiquedress.com

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Antique Wedding Dresses 5

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antiquedress.com

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antiquedress.com

Antique Wedding Dresses 6

Saturday’s Latest: New Bridal and Groom Attire and Weekly Roundup From the Team

Today’s post is going to be short but sweet on commentary. I’m still a bit out of commission, getting better, but a little loopy on meds. So, without further ado, I’d like to welcome our newest Etsy shops to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team! Check out these gorgeous gowns, handsome kilts, and handmade ascots. Come back tomorrow for the last installment of gift ideas from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Sneak Peek: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show’s Newest in Attire’ by ravengrrl

A peek of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show team’s newest in bridal and groom attire as well as show participant’s attire.


Edwardian Titanic Era Silk L…

$1150.00

Late 1920s Silk Lace Wedding…

$525.00

New Ascot Tie Cravat. Gray…

$33.00

Ascot Tie Cravat. cotton.Bri…

$32.00

FLORENCE Bridal Gown

$1750.00

BOHEME Bridal Gown

$1650.00

Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…

$799.00

Satin A-line One Shoulder Fe…

$699.00

wedding dress “ORCHIDS&…

$2000.00

wedding dress “Amazon&q…

$2030.00

Fairytale-style Ball or Wedd…

$1135.00

Bohemian Unique Mermaid Gown…

$650.00

Hand-Sewn in Scotland Bespok…

$395.00

Hand Sewn in Scotland Tartan…

$40.00

Anime Steampunk Tuxedo

$1425.00

Retro Double-Breasted Suits-…

$1325.00

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’s Latest and Greatest 12/8/12’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Jewelry, Bridal cuff…

$35.00

Design Your Own Bridal Brace…

$47.50

Sophisticated Venetian lace …

$47.00

Handmade Brooch Wedding Bouq…

$250.00

HOLIDAY SPECIAL silk bridal …

$178.50

Wedding bouquet photo frame …

$7.99

Wooden “Last Rose of Su…

$40.00

Romantic Wedding Ring Pillow…

$50.00

Bridal Bouquet Rhinestones …

$150.00

A Vintage Wedding Cake Serve…

$54.99

Vineyard Wedding Invite Temp…

$75.00

Wine bottle candle holders

$7.50

New Year’s Eve Kisses //…

$28.00

Teal Sea Shell Bridal Bouque…

$86.00

GOOSE COQUILLE Feathers, An…

$5.95

DIY Pinwheel Invitation Kit …

$15.00

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Saturday’s Latest: Pink bridal gowns and the latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you know Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were wed last weekend in Italy. The buzz has been all about Jessica’s gorgeous Giambattista Valli pink bridal gown. Just in case you haven’t seen it…here ya go.

If you are considering a pink gown for your own wedding, consider a design from one of the members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Many of our designers and vintage purveyors have gorgeous pink gowns from Champagne to Bubblegum. In addition, most of them can create a custom design just for you! Here are some great pink gowns in a variety of styles: boho, vintage, 50s, classic, Great Gatsby style, etc. In addition, I have a roundup of great new bits and bobs from the team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 10/27/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out some of the team’s newest finds and creations.


Boutonniere, Purple Satin Ro…

$14.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

Marie Antoinette Lavender an…

$80.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

silvery lavender silk lace s…

$185.00

Wedding Cake flavored rim su…

$3.95

Popcorn – old fashioned popp…

$8.00

Popcorn – old fashioned popc…

$8.00

Swans , Decorative 3D Gift -…

$15.00

Flower Girl Tutu Dress–Vint…

$135.00

Made to Order Custom Details…

$375.50

KETUBAH Ketubahs – Custom Ke…

$165.00

1920s Flapper Great Gatsby A…

$320.00

Two Dozen of French Macarons…

$44.00

Ninotchka-Weddings Bridal Fa…

$159.00

Keys and Locks Pattern Cotto…

$30.00

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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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