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Friday’s Favorites: Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek…Floral Headpieces and Gowns!

Happy Friday! What will you be up to this weekend? Me, I’ll be snuggled up on the couch in front of the fireplace with Mr. Wondermous. The kiddo is up the mountain at Grandma’s and will be frolicking in the snow and skipping across Grandma’s frozen lake. I’m looking forward to nearly three days without stepping on a Lego…lol.

Today I have two treasuries for you. Both are sneek peeks in to what the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will be presenting as part of our annual show here on the Belle Memorie blog, beginning March 18th. I am just so proud of all the amazing vintage finds and one of a kind handmade creations our talented team has to offer you this year. Check out these swoon worthy gowns and fabulous floral headpieces! Stay tuned for the show on the 18th and next week will present more peeks in to what the team has been up to. Have a great weekend!

‘Floral Bridal Headpieces: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Flower Crown plum Wo…

$36.95

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31

Cherry Blossom Head Wreath -…

$36

White Floral Crown with Rhin…

$20

Sunshine and Slate Billy Bal…

$32

Vivienne Headdress

$115

Lucky Sparkles Fascinator

$65

Fall Autum bridal hair fasci…

$58

Romantic Wedding Crown of Bl…

$350

White Orchid Fascinator

$36

20% OFF Bridal Headband Cham…

$36

Fanny Silk Flower Butterfly …

$420

SUPER SALE Tropical Hair Pie…

$35

French Lilac Head Piece – Wo…

$65

Flower Headpiece – Crown Fas…

$60

Pink Petal Headpiece, Flower…

$357

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek: Gowns!’ by ravengrrl


Champagne Gold Sequins Weddi…

$329

GARDENIA Bridal Gown

$2090

Plus Size Wedding Dress, sat…

$1299

SALE Wool Grey Fantasy Coat …

$752.5

Sweetheart Neckline & Zipper…

$899

Modest Scoop Neck Champagne …

$454.95

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress R…

$280

Princess Philipa wedding dre…

$950

Rockabilly Pin Up Custom We…

$289

wedding dress “Antoinet…

$1895

KC Bambi one-of-a-kind corse…

$925.95

Betty – Vintage Style Tea Le…

$395

Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown …

$1650

Iridescent Silver Crystal Pa…

$395

Wedding dress vintage 1930s …

$435

An endearing emerald green s…

$265

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Wedding Wednesday: Red Velvet Vintage Inspiration

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by that deliciousness known as “red velvet.” It’s red, it’s chocolately (if done right…like my Grandmother’s), and that cream cheese frosting is SO worth the extra workout minutes to burn it off. I’ve got a pretty little naked red velvet cake and one gorgeous confection of a wedding dress to complement it. I hope you like it and the Red Velvet Caketini recipe!

Red Velvet Caketini

Red Velvet Vintage Inspiration

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: Tattooed Details, Gorgeous Gowns, and My Etsy Wedding Finds

Woot! It’s almost the weekend! On the agenda for my weekend: tux shopping with Mr. Wondermous and finishing up our Save the Dates (I will post them once I know my guests have received them). Speaking of my wedding, I thought I would show you that yes, I do in fact support the individual artisans and vintage purveyors of Etsy in the planning of my wedding. I’m putting my money where my mouth is. My wedding purchases from Etsy shops thus far:

Veil: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brendasbridalveils
Butterfly Swarovski beads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Abundance74
Gorgeous guest book pen: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sprinkles101
Vintage croquet set: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pastoria
Vintage drawer (for escort cards): http://www.etsy.com/shop/LivingLolaStyle
Millinery pearl flower stamens: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GSboutique
Millinery pearl flower stamens, velvet flowers and leaves: http://www.etsy.com/shop/32NorthSupplies
British buttons: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyButtonBuddy
Butterfly chalkboard stand: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrabApplCreations
Bridal butterfly bolero: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Chuletindesigns
Purple peony hair clip: http://www.etsy.com/shop/stellasjewelry
Jane Austen Guestbook: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lacegrl130
Vintage lace clutch: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fancylady6
Milk Glass vase: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CandicesCorner
Milk Glass goddess bottle: http://www.etsy.com/shop/UncommonCollectibles
Cinnabar butterfly pendant: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jingjingdesign

Now, on with Friday’s Favorites! I know you will love these great Etsy finds based on this week’s posts. I adore the bird nest bouquet for a woodland themed wedding and the art deco gown by Natasha Von is completely swoonworthy. Enjoy these treasuries and have an awesome weekend!

‘Vintage and Vintage Inspired Wedding Worthy Couture’ by ravengrrl


RARE 50s Couture Rhinestone …

$2500.00

Ballets Russes , Art Deco Fa…

$4350.00

Couture Fall 2013 Evening Go…

$875.00

Magnificent RARE SHOWGIRL Bo…

$3000.00

1960’s Peach Evening Gow…

$450.00

stunning vintage ceil chapma…

$500.00

Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…

$799.00

Ballgown – formal dress

$800.00

Wedding Dress : Vintage Bron…

$595.00

INCREDIBLE Rare Late 1920s E…

$669.00

Vintage evening gown,black l…

$285.00

Vintage Rose Sequined Bob Ma…

$650.00

1950’s White Silk Tulle …

$300.00

Vintage California COUTURE E…

$425.00

Vintage 1950s/ 60s Gold Flor…

$340.00

Pronovias Costura Barcelona …

$350.00

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‘For the Birds: Bird themed wedding’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Bouquet Jewelry for S…

$44.00

Bird Wedding Table Markers

$13.00

2 centerpieces with Bird’…

$33.90

LOVE NEST BOUTONNIERE . Bird…

$16.00

10% OFF Bridesmaid gifts,6 s…

$171.00

Wedding Guest Book Destinati…

$85.00

Wedding shoes twitter blue b…

$239.00

Wedding Bird Cake topper – B…

$75.00

Muslin Favor Bags – Stamped …

$12.50

15 PC FAIRY Woodland FANTASY…

$415.00

Bird nest ring pillow

$35.00

Bird Gift Tags – Creme Flora…

$4.50

Tree Themed Love Bird Folded…

$7.30

Feathers wish tags paper fea…

$5.50

No. 8 / WEDDING CAKE TOPPERS…

$19.95

Rustic Outdoors Themed Weddi…

$10.00

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‘Creepy Crawly Halloween Wedding’ by ravengrrl


White Spider Web Wine Glasse…

$50.00

Vintage 1920s Gatsby Wedding…

$42.00

Spider Necklace Black Widow …

$110.00

Unity Candle Halloween Spide…

$42.00

Two Twistedly Wicked Corner …

$69.00

Black Glittery Spider Web Th…

$40.00

Black and White Spider Web T…

$25.00

Paper Circle Halloween Garla…

$12.00

Spiderweb Butterfly Motif Ve…

$27.00

Insects spiders flies centip…

$10.50

Sterling Silver Spider Cuffl…

$65.00

Pure Cotton – SPIDER WEB – D…

$22.00

Mini bridal veil, tulle head…

$65.00

Dazzling Denise Beaded Spide…

$10.00

Romantic spiderweb shawl – S…

$235.00

Spider Necklace Halloween We…

$68.00

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‘Celebrate Your Ink: Tattoed Themed Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Favor Bags – SET OF 10 Rocka…

$15.00

Mr and Mrs tattoo – hand-pai…

$20.00

Little Beau Neck Tie Black a…

$12.00

Tattoo Sparrow True Love- En…

$24.00

Fake Cupcake Faux Cupcake Re…

$10.75

Tattoo Inspired Letterpress …

$75.00

Sparrow Necklace with Red Cr…

$15.00

SET OF 25 Rockabilly Vegas …

$25.00

SAMPLE Koi Tattoo Wedding In…

$3.00

Koi Tattoo Punk Wedding Gift…

$15.95

Fish Pocket Mirror – Turquoi…

$5.00

men’s cotton necktie – c…

$47.00

Ocean blue Anchors Away Invi…

$50.00

Custom Wedding Temporary Tat…

$2.60

Hand Stitched Anchor Ivory F…

$1.50

6 oz Stainless Steel Flask -…

$17.95

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Wedding Wednesday: 50s Diner Theme

Today’s Wedding Wednesday inspiration comes from the iconic image of the 1950s diner scene. Be you an avid Rockabilly fan or simply love the fashion and aesthetic of the era, this board is right up your alley! Featuring a red, white, and blue palette along with circle skirts and an old fashioned jukebox, this theme is sure to bring a nostalgic smile to your guest’s faces.

Skip the cake and go for a diner staple: pie! A pie buffet featuring diner favorites such as apple, cherry, lemon meringue, and chocolate cream pies will be a big hit and a step outside the traditional cake box. Recycle old soda bottles in to vases and add some simple and sweet florals to match your color scheme. As for the menu, keep it old school with a twist with a french fry station full of toppings and various seasonings and a slider bar with mini cheeseburgers with sophisticated flavors such as blue cheese and bacon.

I hope you enjoy today’s board and remember to keep your fete authentically you!

50s Diner Wedding

Sun dress
$195 – jaeger.co.uk

Bride tee
bridalpartytees.com

Vera Rose
greenweddingshoes.blogspot.com

Girls Gone Bloggin’: July 2011
girlsgonebloggin.blogspot.com

Wedding Wednesday: “Up” up and away! “Up” inspiration

While puttering around on Pinterest yesterday, I found this little meme:

I have to say that I agree. The love story in Disney’s “Up,” is so beautiful it doesn’t need words. It’s a love of two true soul mates and a love that grows even when one passes on. Ellie lives on in Carl’s heart and that love is so strong, that Carl in the twilight of his years fulfills the dream that he and Ellie shared. What a beautiful and tear jerking love. A love that can only inspire others to dream of a love that transcends time.

So, today’s Wedding Wednesday is a bit of inspiration for an “Up” themed wedding. You can take bits and pieces or the whole enchilada an apply it to you and your loves special day.

‘Up Inspired Wedding’ by ravengrrl

The love story of Carl and Ellie required no words in it’s depiction in the movie, “Up.” Here are a few things to get you started on your, “Up,” themed wedding.


Disney Pixar’s Up Vintag…

$4.95

UP cupcake toppers fondant d…

$20.00

SALE 40s chantilly lace ivor…

$200.00

Adventure Book Inspired by t…

$65.00

Balloon house decoration sty…

$20.00

Disney/Pixar “UP” …

$20.00

Our Adventure Book Title Pag…

$3.00

Buy 2 and get FREE SHIPPING …

$19.00

Disney Pixar’s ‘Up&#…

$5.99

Vintage 40s dress / 1940 Cal…

$225.00

Rainbow. Felt flowers. Handf…

$30.00

1950s Brown Stripe Tweed Sac…

$55.00

Carl and Elie with Balloons …

$125.00

RESERVED (for mnknox) Guest …

$77.00

Vintage Wax Bridal Bouquet 1…

$225.00

Customizable Celebration Wre…

$30.00

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Up themed wedding

Theme Thursday: Sailor Jerry Wedding

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins went around the world for nearly a decade courtesy of the Navy after a nomadic life of freight train hopping where he learned the basics of the tattooing . In his time at sea, he grew to love naval culture and the tattoos that often went hand in hand with the sailor aesthetic. Settling in Hawaii and setting up shop in Honolulu where he tattooed thousands of sailor and taught the trade to apprentice, Ed Hardy.

The “Sailor Jerry” aesthetic is one of defined lines, bright colors, and bold designs. Today’s Theme Thursday is for the couple that embraces the “Sailor Jerry” look and lifestyle. It’s been a fun one to put together and I hope you enjoy it.

‘Sailor Jerry Gets Married’ by ravengrrl

Sailor Jerry inspired for a tattoo themed wedding


Rockabilly Wedding Invitatio…

$70.00

Tattoo Flash Sailor Jerry Fl…

$10.00

The Pirate Pin Up ………….

$125.00

Ooak Vintage Charm bracelet …

$35.00

Till Death Do Us Part, Weddi…

$100.00

His and Hers Heart Tattoo Co…

$86.00

JUST MARRIED Tattoo Style Ba…

$16.95

Tattoo Flash Art Purse with …

$28.00

Sailor Jerry Stewed Screwed …

$27.00

chunky cocktail BLUE stone r…

$24.00

100 Custom Classic Temporary…

$151.00

Tattoo Sparrow True Love- En…

$24.00

Shoes,Bridal,Wedding Red tat…

$150.00

Vintage Tattoo Cupcake Toppe…

$36.00

6 oz Stainless Steel Flask -…

$17.95

Framed Embroidery Sampler Tr…

$75.00

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Inspiration Board Sources:
Bouquet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamball/sets/72157626909290790/
Cupcake Favors/Place Cards: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67546319/fake-cupcake-faux-cupcake-retro?ref=sr_gallery_30&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=tattoo+wedding&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
Red Bandeau Birdcage Veil: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72125116/birdcage-veil-bandeau-style-in-red-color?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=red+birdcage+veil&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

Theme Thursday: Sailor Jerry Wedding