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Friday’s Favorites: Etsy Treasuries inspired by this week’s posts: Fairies, Goths, Bouts and Toppers that are nom!

TGIF! Definitely looking forward to the weekend. Got some plans for tomorrow that will hopefully include a new tattoo. I’ll be sure to post it if all works out.

This week’s favorites presents a small change to the format. Instead of always doing exactly what was covered in the blog, Friday’s Favorites will be inspired by the week’s blog posts. For instance, Monday was all about they myriad of alternative bouquets available, but it’s Friday’s Favorites counterpart is about alternative boutonniers. I hope you enjoy the change and all of these great Etsy finds!

‘Alternative Boutonnieres’ by ravengrrl


Rustic wedding Boutonniere-R…

$15.00

CROWN Hops, Wheat, Beer Cap …

$23.00

SALE VOLE or TURRITELLA Seas…

$9.95

Winter Wonderland Boutonnier…

$13.00

Alice in Wonderland Hearts P…

$18.00

love is key . boutonniere . …

$17.00

Steampunk Buttonhole Boutonn…

$33.00

Nautical Themed Groom or Gro…

$8.50

Yellow and Gray Guitar Pick …

$23.95

Hunting Boutonniere Pheasant…

$8.50

Red Butterfly Wedding Bouton…

$18.00

Brown Cones Boutonniere – Ve…

$18.00

Lilac Pinwheel Wedding or Pr…

$3.00

Halloween Wedding Boutonnier…

$24.00

Button boutonniere package -…

$75.00

Wedding Boutonniere Swarovsk…

$40.00

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‘Edible Wedding Cake Toppers and Decor’ by ravengrrl


Edible Autumn flowers, fall …

$38.00

Sugar Gumpaste 5 inch White …

$40.00

edible sugar snowflakes whit…

$18.00

Steampunk Octopus Wedding Ca…

$60.00

Ombre Edible Butterflies in …

$29.95

Edible Wedding Couple Cake T…

$69.99

2 Bride & Groom Chocolate To…

$15.00

Tangled Tower Cake Topper

$300.00

Lollipops “U and Me&quo…

$24.00

Fondant Monogram Wedding Cak…

$35.00

Hydrangea Cake Topper Packag…

$29.00

150 Edible GOLD Oak, Maple a…

$45.00

Sugar Gumpaste Peacock Blue …

$99.00

Pair of Fondant Bubble Bee B…

$25.00

Edible Game Tiles (32) and 4…

$115.99

gumpaste,sugar,edible,cake t…

$45.00

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‘Black Bridal Style’ by ravengrrl


Black Wedding dress bridal g…

$575.00

Black Wedding Dress

$529.00

Black Wedding Dress Gothic W…

$1650.00

Raven Bustier Wedding Gown…..

$520.00

Simple Black Feather Sash Wi…

$32.00

Modern Bridal Black Dress Sa…

$76.00

Vera Wang Inspired Wedding D…

$55.00

Black Wedding Sash Belt Blac…

$38.00

Victorian silk bridal bolero…

$84.95

LOVE DOTS Bridal black lace …

$82.00

Black Velvet Bolero Jacket, …

$95.00

Alternative wedding dress Bl…

$299.00

Custom Made Maggie Sottero I…

$775.00

ENYA Handmade Floral Romanti…

$199.00

Speakeasy Dress by Kambriel …

$275.00

Custom size black and white …

$285.00

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‘Autumn Fairy Wedding ‘ by ravengrrl


Custom Made Hand-embroidered…

$278.00

Autumn Flower Headband Casca…

$70.00

Fall Wedding Bouquet, Autumn…

$145.00

Autumn Leaf and Berry Man Wr…

$52.00

Autumn Sunset Tutu Dress – S…

$65.00

Autumn Country Chic Flower G…

$28.00

Custom Autumn Leaves Monogra…

$25.00

Rustic Moss Ring Pillow

$20.00

Dress / digital print dresse…

$59.99

red tone ox copper oak tree …

$9.00

Copper rust Butterfly Ear Wi…

$12.75

Poison Apple Lollipop – Appl…

$10.00

AUTUMN WEDDING GARLAND-rusti…

$13.50

Woodland Bliss – Modern Rust…

$3.50

Moss Wire HEART Table Center…

$28.00

mini pumpkins-12 Fairy Garde…

$1.99

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Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Yummy Edibles and Roundup

Today’s latest features some yummy stuff from the team. From edible favors to sweets table favorites, our bakers and candy makers have got some great treats that your guests are sure to love. Don’t forget to check out our latest creations and finds featured in the treasury after the slide show. Have a fabulous weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: 11/10/2012’ by ravengrrl


Fairytale Wedding Ring Beare…

$25.00

Mossy Driftwood Ring Bearer …

$20.00

Beach Wedding Sand Dollar R…

$12.00

Wedding Ring Bearer, Nest, W…

$35.00

Wedding bouquet photo frame …

$7.99

Wedding Invitations Box Choc…

$16.00

Wedding Invitations Box Blac…

$11.00

6 Bridesmaids Mini Caftan Dr…

$175.00

PetalMetal Memory Magnet Boa…

$12.00

Peach Blush Shabby Chic Back…

$80.00

Bling Bling

$80.00

Fabric Flower Tutorial PLUS …

$9.00

Eco Groom – Mens Gift Set – …

$26.95

Wedding Guest Book Register …

$20.00

Cherry Blossom Double Flower…

$100.00

Monogrammed Mini Sugar Cooki…

$24.00

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Monday’s Finding: 10 of my favorite styled shoots and real weddings

Happy Monday! Well, tomorrow is election day in the US and I cannot wait for the ads, the posts, the negativity, etc. to end. Get out there and vote your heart and conscience whatever that may be. Each of us has a variety of state and local decisions to make and whether you feel you are affected or not by the presidential race, your state and local issues will definitely be felt. So, get out there and vote if you haven’t already.

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve come across some styled shoots and real weddings that have become some of my favorites. From a gorgeous take on Alice in Wonderland to a dark and awesome DIY Halloween wedding, there is a ton of inspiration in these ten shoots and weddings. I hope you enjoy!

Recycled Bride: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

Photography by Adrienne Gund: http://www.adriennegundeblog.com/

Before the Big Day: Marie Antoinette Hen Party

Photography by Lucy Greenhill Photography: http://www.lucygphotography.co.uk/


Green Wedding Shoes: Traveling Musician Wedding Shoot

Photography by Erin of Papered Heart Photography: http://www.paperedheartphotography.com/

Sweet Violet Bride: Garden Styled Shoot

Photography by Megan Robinson Photography: http://megan-robinson.com/

Le Magnifique: Sunstone Winery Shoot

Photography by: Jose Villa Fine Art Weddings: http://josevillablog.com/

Love My Dress: The Amazing Wedding of Hannah and Henry at Aynhoe Park

Photography by Jay Rowden: http://www.jayrowden.com/

Love My Dress: Zita Elze ~ Unique and Enchanting Wedding Flowers

Photography by Julian Winslow Photography: http://www.julianwinslow.com/


Green Wedding Shoes: Harry Potter Wedding Inspiration

Photography by Abby Grace Photography: http://www.abbygracephotography.com/

DIY Bride: Elegant Halloween DIY Wedding

Photography by Two Birds Photography: http://twobirdsphoto.com/html_ver/

The Knotty Bride: Gothic Wilderness Inspiration

Photography by Izzy Hudgins Photography: http://www.izzyhudgins.com/

Friday’s Favorites: Wheat, Rose Gold, and Black and White Plaid Details and Gorgeous Bridal Jackets

Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans for this Halloweekend? Tomorrow, Mr. Wondermous and I are taking the kiddo up to Longmont for the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration followed by a trip to one of our favorite farms, Berry Patch Farms, to get pumpkins and enjoy their Harvest Festival. I know it will be loads of fun and I’ll do my best to take some pics and post them.

In other news, Belle Memorie is now on Tumblr! If you’d like to see more of wheat inspires me, head over to: http://bellememorie.tumblr.com/ and take a look.

This past week was full of wedding gorgeousness and it’s my pleasure to show you how you can take my inspiration boards and find similar great handmade and vintage items via Etsy. Enjoy!

‘Wheat Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous wheat themed wedding details perfect for an Autumn wedding.


Fall, Autumn Harvest Wheat W…

$30.00

Wheat Monogram Initial, Pers…

$265.00

Devotion Bouquet – Weddings …

$120.00

Wheat headband or tiara

$39.00

Wheat Bouquet

$28.00

Green Wheat Boutonniere

$19.00

Vintage Diamond Wheat Engrav…

$1680.00

Wheat Fall Wedding Invitatio…

$8.50

Golden Wheat Lace Fingerless…

$30.00

rustic wedding hair accessor…

$85.00

5 microfiber groomsmen silks…

$135.00

Summer Sun Bridal Bouquet

$85.00

harvest wheat boutonniere, a…

$18.00

Wheat Penny Cuff Links – Sil…

$10.49

Wedding ring set – recycled …

$198.00

10 Wheat Party Favor Soap

$15.00

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‘Rose Gold Wedding’ by ravengrrl

A collection of rose gold jewelry, colored accessories, and a gorgeous short bridal gown.


Rose Gold ring, Diamond wedd…

$1480.00

14k Rose Gold and African Bl…

$699.00

Men’s 14K White and Rose…

$675.00

Lacy Tea Rose Wedding Set, r…

$1378.00

JENNY Wedding Belt Bridal Be…

$168.00

SALE-Light pink gold embroid…

$18.00

Wedding Polymer Clay flower …

$45.00

Wedding Bridal Fascinator Ch…

$45.00

Blush pink and gold hand dye…

$40.00

Limited Edition – ANOUSCHKA …

$79.00

SALE free shipping Beautiful…

$500.00

Rose Gold Sequin Bridal Shru…

$155.00

NEMA crystal bib necklace

$94.00

Real Leaf Jewelry, Double Co…

$48.00

Champagne Peach Earrings Pin…

$39.00

INNOCENT ROSE, Earrings, ros…

$489.00

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‘Black and White Plaid Wedding Bits’ by ravengrrl


Necktie, Plaid Neckties, Men…

$26.00

Plaid Wedding Invitations

$4.00

SALE 20 Percent Off Clutch F…

$53.60

Bohemian Ruffled Bolero. Wed…

$32.50

mens WIDE PLAID ring sterlin…

$90.00

Punk Rock Girl

$65.00

Pretty Plaid Bow Necklace-cl…

$18.95

Mens Bow Tie – Black/White/…

$19.50

Pleated Wristlet Purse Plaid…

$30.00

110mm flower corsage brooch …

$5.50

Grey Plaid with Black Medal …

$12.50

VICTORIAN PARASOL in Low Lus…

$39.50

Tartan Silver Cufflinks

$82.00

Black And White Plaid Silk O…

$56.00

Black Tartan and Charms Brac…

$31.99

Grey Plaid Groomsmen Liquor …

$20.00

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‘Gorgeous Bridal Jackets’ by ravengrrl


Modern Bridal Alencon Lace &…

$349.00

Bridal Floral Bolero Jacket …

$235.00

LUNA champagne dupioni silk …

$104.00

Ivory long sleeve lace brida…

$99.99

Tulle and Satin Wedding Shru…

$495.00

Vest, Bolero, Wrap Bridal Iv…

$185.00

Custom Made Victorian Lace J…

$178.00

White Faux Fur Bridal Jacket

$89.99

Leather Jacket Bolero Steamp…

$559.00

Enchanted Summer Bittersweet…

$85.00

Bridal Ruffle Bolero with Be…

$95.00

Oriana Ruffle Victorian Brid…

$165.00

Fairy Tale Satin Bolero Shru…

$60.00

Silver gray feather faux fur…

$49.99

LOVE DOTS Bridal black lace …

$82.00

Victorian red blue silk cout…

$44.95

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Monday’s Finding: Wheat Wedding Details

Before I delve in to today’s post, I want to honor a man who I greatly admire and have been inspired by in my personal life: Russell Means. He passed this morning after a battle with throat cancer on his ranch in South Dakota with his family by his side. He is walking with the Great Spirit and his ancestors now. Such a great man and an inspiration. May the work he did here on earth blossom and lead to the restoration and preservation of indigenous culture.

Today’s finding is all about the beauty and symbolism of wheat as wedding details and decor. What I love about wheat is that it has a long tradition of celebrating the Fall season without being too kitschy and theme oriented as well as being symbolic of the fruition of love and prosperity. It was even tucked in to a bride’s veil to ensure the couple’s ability to have children and to thrive financially. It’s golden hue and rough texture is perfect for a vintage or rustic wedding, particularly for a barn, ranch, or field wedding venue. Here are some beautiful examples of wheat wedding details perfect for your Fall wedding:

Wheat Wedding

Wheat Wedding 2

Friday’s Favorites: Etsy treasuries: from fireside to gorgeous gowns

This week’s Friday’s Favorites takes us from fabulous fireside garland decor to some of my handpicked bridal gown favorites. As always, it’s coordinating Etsy treasuries based on this past week’s posts. Support individual artisans and vintage sellers, especially as the holiday season grows close. I hope you all have a great weekend!

‘Fireside Wedding: Garlands’ by ravengrrl

Garlands perfect for your fireside wedding decor


Black & Caramel LACE Gothic …

$9.99

9 Foot 26 Tassel Garland for…

$34.00

Red Garland Wedding ( woodla…

$30.00

White wedding garland. weddi…

$40.00

All You Need Is Love – Handm…

$32.00

Fairy Princess … diy tissu…

$20.00

Two Garlands Of Purple Heart…

$36.00

HAPPiLY EVER AFTER Wedding B…

$25.75

Wedding garland,floral garla…

$89.50

CUSTOM Wedding Banner / Shab…

$70.00

Fall Flowers Autumn Decor Fa…

$12.95

Wedding Garland Upcycled Pap…

$34.00

Vintage Hankie Garland Bunti…

$50.00

40% Off SALE – LIMITED TIME …

$16.50

Rainbow-Colorful-Felt heart …

$13.00

WEDDING Pinwheel Pennant Gar…

$35.00

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‘Fruity Wedding Accessories’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Bouquet – Faux Fruit …

$100.00

6 Fruit Basket favors with r…

$9.90

Summer Fruit Wedding favours…

$3.25

Blackberry Merlot Mulled Win…

$10.00

FALL HARVEST Wedding Card M…

$80.00

12 FARM FRESH BERRY Baskets-…

$5.00

Personalized ring bearer rin…

$22.00

Wedding Bouquet – Sun-Kissed…

$95.00

Chuppah/Wall Hanging: Sukkah…

$600.00

Washington Apple Save the Da…

$40.00

Unique Wedding Favor, Peach …

$7.50

Fruit of the Vine Papercut K…

$200.00

25 Strawberry Favor Boxes. …

$39.00

A Perfect Pair wedding cake …

$50.00

Glitter Keylime Cufflinks :F…

$35.00

Pomegranate Table Numbers -…

$22.50

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‘Springtime Palette: Mint and Pink’ by ravengrrl


Pink Wedding Dress with High…

$749.00

pale pink flower head wreath…

$140.00

Bridal Necklace, Wedding Nec…

$55.00

Wedding bridesmaid dress in …

$250.00

Marie Antoinette Mint and Pi…

$75.00

shabby chic wedding bag/wris…

$37.00

Shabby Chic Lace Cottage Wed…

$189.00

Mint Tie Dye Groomsmen Tie- …

$55.00

Shabby Chic Wall Backdrop (P…

$160.00

200 Silk Rose Petals MINT IV…

$7.95

Vintage pink blush bow clip …

$15.00

7 Pom Poms – Pure & Sweet Ti…

$25.50

Garden Flower Tea Length Wed…

$39.20

ribbon wrapped glittered pos…

$4.50

Printable Minty Script Invit…

$30.00

Bridal Garter Set- MissBetti…

$85.00

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‘Hand Picked: A few of my favorite bridal gowns’ by ravengrrl


CUSTOM COLOR Go Ask Alice Co…

$455.00

Custom Made Slant Asymmetric…

$178.00

The Rebellion and Decorum We…

$375.00

Haute Couture Corset Gown -R…

$1575.95

Wedding dress

$450.00

Handmade Wedding Dress Mini …

$899.99

Strapless Vintage Style Silk…

$650.00

Romantic White Lace and Tull…

$498.00

Ivory Annie Wedding Gown Sil…

$995.00

Custom size black and white …

$285.00

ONE OF A KIND ivory wedding …

$299.90

SALE Hunger Games Wedding Dr…

$750.00

Champagne Lace Wedding Dress…

$775.00

Poppy

$1400.00

Vintage floral COTTON two-to…

$487.00

Bohemian Ecru Wedding Gown B…

$600.00

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Saturday’s Latest: A Fab New Etsy Find For the Stretched Lobed Bride: Arksendeavors and Weekly Team Roundup

I am super duper excited to show you that even us stretched lobed brides can find gorgeous bridal ear wear. I’m currently at 1/2″ and working toward 1″ all due to Arksendeavors. When I first got engaged, I knew that my selection of ear jewelry would be just about nil. I searched high and low for a pair of wedding worthy plugs via my go to shops and none had anything that could stand up to my Mom’s triple strand of pearls. I had resigned myself to naked ears on my wedding day, that is until I came across Arksendeavors.

Arksendeavors is run by Amanda, who started experimenting with resin to create special occasion plugs for those of us with modified lobes. When I took a peek at Amanda’s shop, I was so excited and relieved that someone out there was thinking of us non-conformist brides. In fact, I am actually stretching my ears further, because I now know I can find beautiful plugs that will complement my Mom’s pearls.

From pearls, to crystals and cameos, Arksendeavors has your lobes covered!

Here’s the latest and greatest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 10/13/12’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Headband – Shabby chi…

$18.00

Wedding Invitations Black Re…

$7.50

Wedding Invitations Box

$13.50

Wedding table numbers coral …

$4.00

Bling Cake stands

$70.00

Wedding Guest Book Destinati…

$85.00

Beautiful Beige Tulle Autumn…

$459.96

17 pcs Wedding Bridal Bouque…

$209.99

Wedding reception card holde…

$122.00

Bridal Crystal Headband- Vi…

$120.00

Jack O’ Lantern lollipop…

$10.00

Mimosa Fleur- handmade Brooc…

$228.00

Dia de los Muertos Calavera …

$16.99

Handfasting cord in seafoam …

$165.00

Brush embroidered French Mac…

$60.00

Pretty Pink and Peach Leathe…

$60.00

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