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Friday’s Favorites: This week’s posts…Etsy style

This week’s favorites: Something Blue for you; cake stands from vintage to rustic; black and gold wedding glam; ring bearer style, and ring pillow alternatives. Support individual artisans and vintage purveyors through your wedding purchases to make your fete a one of a kind event!

‘Something Blue For You’ by ravengrrl


Something Blue Rhinestone Br…

$120.00

Something Blue Bridal Heels …

$215.00

Wedding or Dress- Something …

$22.00

Something Blue Personalized …

$20.00

Something Blue with Red Hear…

$99.00

Something Blue Wedding Jewel…

$79.00

Bridal Hair Pin: GORGEOUS Vi…

$92.00

Royal Blue French Beaded Gla…

$7.00

Wedding Garter Navy and Rega…

$40.00

SALE Silk Bow-Navy-Bridal Cl…

$52.50

Navy Blue with Black Stripe …

$34.00

Something Blue single pearl …

$8.00

Something Blue, Happily Ever…

$15.00

Something blue brooch bouque…

$75.00

Handmade Genuine Swarovski C…

$355.00

Rhinestone Wedding garter / …

$39.99

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‘Wedding Cake Stands’ by ravengrrl


Vintage Fine China Cake Stan…

$60.00

Custom Wedding Cake Stand – …

$70.00

14″ Pink Cake Stand / V…

$140.00

Hobnail Milk Glass Wedding C…

$98.00

Pier style cake stand for na…

$95.00

Heart shape cake stand – woo…

$35.00

THE 20″ STUMP Rustic Wo…

$79.99

Custom Carved Wooden Wedding…

$275.00

14″ Champagne Gold Diam…

$109.95

SALE SALE SALE Wedding Cake …

$99.00

18″ Round, Silver & San…

$325.00

Extra Large 20″ Wedding…

$198.00

16″ x 6″ Mad Hatte…

$40.00

Cake Stand Rustic Wedding Wo…

$105.00

Glass Cake Stand / Dessert S…

$28.00

Custom Made Purple Satin wit…

$67.00

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‘Black and Gold Wedding Glam’ by ravengrrl


Elegant Traditional Black an…

$3.25

Black and Gold Wedding Champ…

$125.00

Wedding Centerpiece, Wedding…

$39.00

Modern Black Gold Wedding Rh…

$42.00

Gold Tapestry Cloth and Blac…

$390.00

Rustic Gold Black Wedding rh…

$75.00

Gold Velvet Bodice Wedding G…

$1195.00

Black and gold steampunk hat…

$125.00

Large Black/Gold Wedding Bir…

$55.00

Lace Fingerless Gloves: Bla…

$12.95

Black Silver 18K Gold Weddin…

$182.00

Candy Apple – Gold-White-Bla…

$7.50

Wedding Guest book – Gold, I…

$75.99

Gold Sparkle Garter, Black G…

$50.00

6 romantic black and gold pr…

$16.00

Elegant Holiday Wedding Flow…

$32.00

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‘Bling Security: Ring Bearer Attire and Alternative Ring Pillows’ by ravengrrl


Boys Linen Vest and Pant Set

$90.00

Ring bearer boys suit, vest,…

$66.00

The Little Gentleman Victori…

$62.00

Matching Suspenders

$18.00

Grey two piece suit fits tod…

$80.00

Heirloom Style Boys Suspende…

$62.00

Boys Ring Bearer Gray Seersu…

$100.00

Kids boy natural beige linen…

$90.00

Ring bearer horseshoe, weste…

$29.00

Vintage Embroidery Hoop Art …

$35.00

Ring Bearer Tray – Ring Bear…

$48.00

Halloween Wedding Ring Beare…

$20.00

Petite Moss Ring Bearer Pill…

$18.00

Hat Tip – Vintage Pillbox Ha…

$64.00

Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow A…

$55.00

GREEN GLITTER APPLE — Ring …

$24.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Chanel: White, Black, and Gold Inspiration Board

When the pics of Chanel’s pre-Fall 2013 collection hit my inbox, my jaw dropped and I knew that I had to do a board inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s opulent white and gold creations. Even at 79 years of age, Mr. Lagerfeld continues to inspire and create amazing works of art that fly in the face of tradition, yet echo a bit of timelessness.

So, how did I translate this amazing couture ensemble in to a bit of inspiration for you? Think chandeliers dripping with crystals, tons of candlelight, and floral garlands hanging from a ceiling of starlight. I hope you enjoy!

Black, Gold, and White Wedding- Chanel

Antique ring
etsy.com

Candlelight {Wedding Details}
alowcountrywedding.blogspot.com

Wedding Wednesday: Dark Romance

My household has a raging case of the cooties (all three of us are sick), so please forgive me for the lack on commentary. This week’s Wedding Wednesday is a gorgeous pairing of dark gothic hues and romantic floral and feather details. I hope you enjoy it!

Dark Romance

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

Wedding Wednesday: My Big Fat Gothic Glam Wedding Post

I wish to thank you all for your kind words for my sister and myself. We have been through a lot in the past two years and I am very thankful that we have each other to lean on. Your words mean a great deal to us and may you all be blessed for your kindness.

Today I have a HUGE post for you. You all know I’m an old goth at heart and I have found some great gothic glam wedding bits over the past couple of weeks that I wanted to share with you. So, without further ado, here ya go!

Gothic Ball Gowns

Red dress
weddingdressfantasy.com

Green dress
weddingdressfantasy.com

Wedding Lady Purple Wedding Dress Ideas
southernweddingladybug.blogspot.com

Galleries
fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Rami Kadi Couture 2012-2013
weddinginspirasi.com

Gothic Mermaid and Fit n Flare

Gothic Sheath and High/Low Wedding Dresses

Gothic Bridal Shoes

Dolce & Gabbana suede booties
$830 – farfetch.com

Rocha
$235 – theoutnet.com

Aldo heels
aldoshoes.com

KG Kurt Geiger red pumps
$63 – johnlewis.com

Iron Fist stiletto heels
$57 – newlook.com

Velvet pumps
sinistersoles.com

Heel sandals
$87 – garmentquarter.com

Wedge heels
modcloth.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Gothic Wedding Menswear

Gothic Bridal Bouquets

Gothic Boutonniere

Gothic Wedding Invitations

Gothic Wedding Cakes

Red and Black Gothic Wedding

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

R. Jack Balthazar
rjackbalthazar.com

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

gothic bridal shoot
boho-weddings.com

Gothic Wedding 2

Midnight in the Garden of Evil
midnightinthegardenofevil.blogspot.com

night notes and wine spills
benchrisman.blogspot.com

gothic bridal shoot
boho-weddings.com

Frederic S. Durbin’s Weblog
fredericsdurbin.wordpress.com

Black and White Gothic Wedding

Wedding Wednesday: Turn of the Century Goth Inspiration

Hello and welcome…to “This Old Goth.” Well, this old goth has what I believe to be a gorgeous turn of the 20th century gothic wedding inspiration. Spats, cameos, and a gorgeous bustle dress were the cornerstones for the board. I hope you enjoy it!

Turn of the Century Goth

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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