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Wedding Wednesday: Purple and Lavender Glam

Today, I have one glamtastic bit of purple and lavender inspiration for you. When I came across this lavender gown, I knew I had to put a board together for it. Monochromatic decor is very on-trend for weddings this year (see the Winter edition of The Knot) and if you are a fan of purple, then this monochromatic glam inspiration is perfect for you.

In addition, I have some great lavender and purple bits and bobs from the participants of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show to get you started on all of that wedding shopping. Speaking of the show, this year’s show will debut here on the Belle Memorie blog on Monday, March 18th. This year it’s bigger and better than ever with over 440 shops and LOTS of custom and one of a kind finds to help you make your wedding just as beautiful as your love. So, mark your calendars and enjoy your day!

Purple and Lavender Wedding

‘Purple & Lavender Wedding: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Purple Wedding Shoes — Purp…

$183.75

Crystal Champagne Flutes Bea…

$99.99

Elegant wedding cake serving…

$69

handmade Purple wedding broo…

$450

Traditions White Damask on P…

$12

Purple and Silver Filigree F…

$17

Purple Boutonniere, Natural …

$15

Weddings, Wedding Decoration…

$39

Purple Wedding Dress Custom …

$629

Purple bottle wedding favors…

$19.5

Purple Beeswax Rose Taper Ca…

$45

Tutu Flower Girl Dress, Purp…

$165

Purple Wedding Card Box, Eng…

$119

VINTAGE FRAMED CHALKBOARD Ki…

$174

Damask Violet & Charcoal Lay…

$2

Custom make Vintage Beach We…

$109

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Friday’s Favorites: “I Do Garlands” and “All a Flutter Over Red and Blush”

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to do your best TGIF happy dance! ‘Twas a longish week for me as I am not only working to provide you with the normal fabulous content I present to you (I’m modest…yep), but I’m finishing up the final details of this blog’s heart and soul: The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show!

Yes, dear readers, it’s that time of year. The time where the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team takes over the blog for two weeks as we present our best handmade wedding creations and super fab vintage wedding finds to help you bring that one of a kind “authentically you wedding do!” This is our third year and I couldn’t be prouder of this little project. From just 100 shops that I personally invited, to last year’s team creation, and this year’s 440 shops, I know that you will hit the bridal mother load when it comes to finding everything from original couture gown creations to unique ever so trendy garlands to spruce up your event space. March 18th is the day to mark on your calendar for the beginning of the show!

So, this week’s favorites are a treasury of fabulous on trend garlands from many Etsy vendors as well as a treasury all a flutter with a blush and red butterfly theme. Enjoy the treasuries and most of all, remember that this wedding planning stuff, it supposed to be fun!

‘I Do Garlands’ by ravengrrl


Blue Wedding Garland Backdro…

$150

Eco Wedding Garland Decorati…

$38

Spring and Summer Paper Bunt…

$9.5

Wedding Garland Fall Bunting…

$18

32ft LONG READY to SHIP Trop…

$16

SALE Paper Garland, RED HEAR…

$12

Vintage Hankie Bunting – Wed…

$50

Wedding Garland Paper flower…

$120

Rustic Wedding Garland Eco F…

$34

Fabric and Flower Wedding Ga…

$36

FALL WEDDING GARLAND-pennant…

$34.2

WEDDING GARLAND BURLAP

$128

Ivory Wedding Garland – Tull…

$50

Gold Glitter and Purple Pape…

$12.95

Black White Damask Wedding G…

$22

The Petite Glam Scallop Garl…

$16

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‘Blush and Red Butterfly Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Floor Length Backless Chiffo…

$1200

Raspberry Bridal Bobby Pins,…

$10

Ruby Red Bridal Belt, Plaid …

$205

Bridal Necklace, Vintage, We…

$40.91

Red & Pink Butterfly Bouquet…

$55

Custom make Vintage Straples…

$89

Red Wine Pink And Light peac…

$38

Burgundy and pink Flower Gir…

$90

SALE Red Light Pink Butterfl…

$12

30 3D Wall Butterflies, Pape…

$45

Red Pink Ombre hand dyed Fab…

$40

Berry Surprise Combo Sparkly…

$7.8

30 Butterflies, 3 Lanterns, …

$65

Pink and Red Bridal garter,…

$30

Men’s Tie Pink and Red V…

$22.95

Mini Journal Handmade Refill…

$6.5

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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

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Today I have a plethora of goodness from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. So, without further ado, four fantastic treasuries full of wedding bits and bobs to make your day uniquely you.

‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #1’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bouquet and memorial…

$8.99

Wedding bouquet charm. Cranb…

$8.99

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$115.00

silk lace chuppah (made-to-o…

$780.00

Fingerless Bridal Gloves: Wh…

$27.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$38.00

Brown Handmade Tulle Lace Co…

$37.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$52.00

Lace Pocket – Simple Wedding…

$4.99

With Love Wedding Invitation…

$4.99

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$9.99

Lace – Bridal Shower Invitat…

$3.99

Wedding Hair Flower Headband…

$52.00

Thank You Wedding Favor Tags…

$24.00

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$25.00

Personalized Wedding Ornamen…

$150.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #2’ by ravengrrl


Boutonniere, Turquoise Satin…

$12.00

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$41.00

Brown Handmade Tulle Lace Co…

$37.00

Wood Wedding Placecard Holde…

$95.00

Sugar Starfish Seashell Bobb…

$19.00

Ivory Flowery Headpiece / H…

$60.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$85.00

Lace Bib Statement Necklace …

$40.00

Wedding Jewelry, Brilliant S…

$40.00

Wedding Hair accessory made …

$32.50

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Princess Marie Antoinette Iv…

$75.00

Marie Antoinette Ivory and P…

$75.00

White Net Tulle Stole Shawl …

$75.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #3’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

ORANGE, Large Organza Flower…

$13.50

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$30.00

Petite bouquet, Flower Girl …

$32.00

Wedding seating chart. Const…

$45.00

Flower Girl Kissing Ball, Po…

$28.00

Ring Bearing Pillow: Unusual…

$38.00

Black Handmade Cotton Lace C…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$43.00

Purple Vanda Bouquet, Bridal…

$65.00

Monogram Mesh – Modern Weddi…

$7.99

Frame – Elegant Wedding Invi…

$6.99

Lace – Elegant Wedding Invit…

$4.99

Large Elegant Ivory Feather …

$29.50

COCO Glitter and Lace Weddin…

$675.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #4’ by ravengrrl


Unity Candle Set, Wedding Ce…

$200.00

Rose Candle Unity Set, Pilla…

$170.00

Mint Origami Crane Rose Brid…

$120.00

Wedding Ring Pillow – Satin …

$39.00

Succulent Bridal Bouquet, Ru…

$150.00

Wedding Invitation Penthouse…

$3.50

PDF crochet pattern – heart …

$4.90

3 tier Cake Stand Honey Bun…

$95.00

Extra Large Gumpaste Flower…

$100.00

Bridal jewelry set, Bridal b…

$84.00

Seed Paper Invitations custo…

$250.00

Wedding Decorations/Receptio…

$100.00

Wedding Reception Candy Bar/…

$10.00

DIY printable wedding altern…

$20.00

Wedding Card Box and Banner …

$229.00

White Medieval Wedding Dress…

$615.00

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Style Thursday: fibo & clo: A shoe lovin’ review

I was recently contacted by the folks behind fibi & clo sandals to see if I’d like to review their gorgeous creations. Now, many of you know that I’m mobility impaired due to arthritis and fibromyalgia. So, shoes and how they fit and support are pretty key for me. Well, fibi & clo’s sandals are more than just eye candy, they are darn comfortable too.

Before I do my review, a little bit about fibi & clo:
” It was May 2009, and AnaLiza had just returned from visiting family in Texas. While brunching with friends in NYC’s West Village, she was already missing home. Even though living in New York was her dream, she yearned for an idea that would get her home without getting in the way of a career she loved.

As the conversation turned to shopping and fashion, an idea suddenly sparked. What if she developed a line of sandals that she could take to Texas for trunk shows – like Tupperware parties, but with shoes? “I realized what a great time I was having at brunch, and that an atmosphere where you are surrounded by friends and food is not only perfect brunching atmosphere, but also perfect for shopping. It would also bring me home more often,” gushes Alba. Just like that, fibi & clo was born.

AnaLiza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and a Master’s Degree in Advertising. She is an Associate Creative Director at ArnoldNY advertising agency. She currently lives in Manhattan with her two cats, fibi and clo.”
https://fibiandclo.com/about.aspx

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This is the “Black Cascade” pair that I was sent and the pics really don’t do them justice. The bling factor is high making them perfect for a wedding day look. The stones are bright, clear, and well set (yep, I picked at them to simulate the sort of beating they might take during a typical 10 hour wedding day). Unlike most sandals, the sole is flexible and moves with you making for a comfortable wear. There are no strap attachments directly under the foot, which in other such sandals can cause great discomfort or even blisters. In addition, the strap behind the ankle keeps the shoe secure to the foot and eliminates that “flip flop” sound that often can accompany similar sandals. Who wants to “flip flop” their way down the aisle?

So, would I purchase a pair of these myself or recommend them to you? Yep, sure would! I am very impressed by the quality of the shoe combined with it’s very affordable price (around $50 and perfect as a thank you for your bridesmaids too). I wore them all day and they supported my foot. I didn’t have to take them off in order to replace the shiny shoes with the not so shiny comfortable shoes, a little ritual I typical have to do with some of my pretty shoes due to my ankle and foot issues. Heck, I was experiencing some edema from my activities the day prior and the sandals were still comfortable. These sandals definitely get two thumbs up.

You can get your own blingtastic pair of fibi & clo sandals at their online shop, from a fibi & clo Sales Representative, or become a Sales Representative yourself. Don’t forget about your bridesmaids!

Please note: I received a pair of fibi & clo’s sandals to review at no cost to me. I have not been compensated for this review.

Friday’s Favorites: Etsy Finds: Geektastic Nuptials and Boho Beachiness

Welcome to another week of Friday’s Favorites, where I round up the week’s posts with great Etsy Finds. This week for Monday’s Finding we had geeky wedding details and Etsy has plenty of wedding geekery. Then, we had a boho beach inspiration on Wedding Wednesday and I found some gorgeous beachy bits and bobs, including a gorgeous bridal gown. I hope you like this week’s finds and enjoy your weekend!

‘Geektastic Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

Doctor Who (my fave), Star Wars, Zombies, and Robots


Doctor Who – Tardis Boutonni…

$24.00

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS W…

$9.00

police box tardis style doct…

$48.50

Doctor Who inspired TARDIS t…

$25.00

Star Wars Ring – Sterling Si…

$325.00

Star Wars Wedding Cake Toppe…

$32.00

I love you I know cufflinks

$40.00

Padme Amidala Picnic Dress C…

$880.00

Size Medium ivory Moss and T…

$395.00

Zombie Wedding cake topper s…

$50.00

Chocolate Zombie Brains

$6.00

Zombie Brain Garter

$22.50

Silver and Gold Robots in Lo…

$75.00

Bridal Bouquet Steampunk Wed…

$275.00

Gray and Silver ‘Tinman&…

$19.95

Hand Drawn Ink Guest book Ar…

$55.00

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‘Boho Beach Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Beach Wedding Dress. Cottage…

$418.00

Victorian Bridal Headband, P…

$135.00

Beach Wedding Necklace and e…

$290.00

White Mother of Pearl Barefo…

$35.00

Pastel Sea Urchin, Coral, Pe…

$118.00

Sea Urchin Cufflinks – Pink

$44.00

4 silk neckties, groomsmen m…

$144.00

KELVANN — Nautical Shell, S…

$14.00

taupe whisper pink & cream c…

$160.00

Seahorse Wedding Cake Topper…

$50.00

Whimsical Bohemian Beach Wed…

$125.00

Beach Wedding Invitations In…

$13.50

Beach Wedding Candle- Soy W…

$18.00

Mason Jar Lanterns Beach The…

$50.00

Beach Wedding Decoration – S…

$85.00

SHOES OPTIONAL with your nam…

$49.95

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Saturday’s Latest: Welcome Sarafina Dreams and Team Roundup

Today, I’d like to welcome Sarafina Dreams to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team! I adore Janie’s classic lingerie designs in beautiful flowy fabrics. I have to say that my favorite piece is the oversized men’s shirt romper. I hope you enjoy Saragina Dreams and the latest from the team. 🙂

“Sarafina Dreams is the manifestation of all the lingerie designs constantly dancing through my mind. I love lingerie and have been in the business for years. It was my dream to have my own line and it’s so much fun to watch as each piece becomes a reality. I adore full sweeping gowns, silky nylon, silk knits and cotton. A lot of my inspiration comes from vintage 30’s and 40’s silhouettes and my love of global textiles. Fabric is always an inspiration. Besides my gowns and robes I also do custom and altered couture bridal petticoats. Etsy is a great place for me to be able to flourish as an artist and designer.” -Sarafina Dreams’ Etsy profile

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 1/19/13’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$75.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$59.95

Wedding bouquet photo charm….

$7.99

Handmade Boutonniere, Rustic…

$10.00

Plantable Wedding Seed Favor…

$0.20

Vineyard Wedding Invite Temp…

$75.00

Blue Turquoise Purple Weddin…

$98.35

Burlap Lantern Glass Jars …

$65.00

MC wedding bouquet – the ROY…

$650.00

Wedding Pillow Hand embroide…

$80.00

Purple and Silver Filigree F…

$17.00

Wedding Jewelry, Full Set, E…

$75.00

Invitation Pocketfold Letter…

$4.40

SALE LARGE Rainforest 8 Pinw…

$30.00

STEFANA Wedding Crowns-Ortho…

$85.00

Brown feather fascinator lea…

$66.00

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