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Friday’s Favorites- Etsy goodness based on this week’s posts: Loving the vintage cake toppers!

Happy Friday! My apologies on the lateness of this post. I have been battling a wicked migraine for most of the day and it is gladly dissipating. Mr. Wondermous was so wonderful to come home and take care of me and the kiddo. This is one of the reasons why I’m SO marrying that man this coming June!

Anyhoo, today’s favorites as always are based on this week’s posts and my favorite finds are all of these beautiful and cute vintage cake toppers. If you are having a vintage wedding, a vintage cake topper will bring that added bit of detail to your overall theme. After all, the cake is often the center of your reception and one of the biggest details your guests will remember after the party is over.

Then, I have a selection of handmade and vintage yellow gowns a la Amber Tamblyn. Yellow bridal gowns are definitely trending be it a 1950s tulle confection to a canary hued bit of couture.

Next, is a collection of whimsical woodland deer themed wedding bits and bobs. Merry Mint’s woodland pink invites are a delight and a bit different from the traditional woodsy hued creations.

Finally, we have a good bit of men’s fashion both vintage and bespoke. I must give a little shout out to Machete & Sons as they have supported the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show since its inception. Not to mention, they are one of my local faves when it comes to exceptionally tailored traditional suiting as well as suits perfect for a theme wedding.

So, I hope you enjoy and support these individually owned shops. Tomorrow I will have a preview of this year’s NEW Etsy Virtual Bridal Show vendors. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers’ by ravengrrl


SALE Vintage Wedding Cake To…

$8.95

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper …

$65.00

60s Wedding Cake Topper Vint…

$16.00

Wedding Cake Topper, Fifties…

$55.00

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper

$125.00

1930’s Wedding Cake Topp…

$32.00

Gorgeous Vintage Wedding Cak…

$9.99

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper …

$20.00

Vintage 1950s Wedding Cake T…

$34.00

Wedding Cake Topper Pottery …

$28.00

Vintage Lladro wedding figur…

$50.00

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper …

$40.00

Sweet Chic 1920s Wedding Ca…

$74.99

Vintage Wilton Bride and Gro…

$30.00

Vintage Delft Blue Wedding C…

$19.00

Kokeshi wedding couple, wedd…

$15.35

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‘Wedding Dresses Full of Sunshine’ by ravengrrl


Soft Yellow Silk Wedding Dre…

$390.00

Dress Creme Lase Mustard …

$99.99

Spring Yellow Ada Wedding Dr…

$499.00

The Burning Berta maxi dress…

$189.00

Princess Wedding Gown Stripe…

$950.00

Sunshine Yellow Polka Dot Ro…

$109.00

Vintage Sunset Glow lace & T…

$139.00

Blake–Canary Satin Faced Si…

$1265.00

Yellow Beaded Three Layer Go…

$250.00

Vintage 1960s 1970s Golden A…

$98.00

Ruffled Mustard Love Heart S…

$689.00

Strapless Yellow Retro Style…

$300.00

Alternative corset wedding g…

$395.00

Vintage 1960s Pale yellow po…

$139.00

Mandy in lace–Custom-Made

$175.00

15% Off Birthday Sale 1930s …

$200.60

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‘Oh Deer! Deer Themed Woodland Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Oh Deer Woodland Monogram We…

$20.00

Wedding favor bags, muslin, …

$50.00

Deer Gold Plated Wax Seal St…

$18.00

woodland wish tags, gift car…

$9.60

Stag Bobby Pin – Silver Deer…

$25.00

Holiday Sale 20% Woodlands D…

$20.00

Deer Track Wedding Band or N…

$57.00

Stag Cufflinks – Sterling Si…

$210.00

Gold Deer Antler

$24.00

Holiday Decor Forest Reindee…

$36.00

Forest Full of Love, Deer We…

$68.00

6 Winter Deer Lollipops: Woo…

$14.00

Wedding Place Card Favors, 5…

$50.00

Hair Stick Fork Comb Natural…

$92.00

100 Custom Buck & Doe Deer S…

$150.00

Wedding table decoration – a…

$100.00

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‘Beyond the Rental: Masculine Wedding Attire’ by ravengrrl

Because groom’s deserve to have new wedding duds too.


Adult Flynn Rider Wedding Co…

$900.00

Anime Steampunk Tuxedo

$1425.00

Gold Tapestry Cloth and Blac…

$390.00

Hemp Guayabera Shirt, Cuban …

$118.00

Custom Made to Order 3 piece…

$549.99

Ready to ship Black blazer w…

$195.00

Cat jacket – japonese lining

$60.00

The Michael Suit

$1199.00

Hand-Sewn in Scotland Bespok…

$395.00

Hand-Tailored White Tie Atti…

$1335.00

Black dress Mens Kurta Cotto…

$29.99

Medieval Renaissance Noble W…

$236.00

Short Circuit geek tie. Anti…

$30.00

Wedding Mens Bow Tie Yoshio …

$42.00

Wood Bow Tie – For Weddings

$32.00

Men skull necktie, Copper ti…

$25.00

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Monday’s Finding: Au Naturale Neutral Feather Details

Well, Happy Monday! Over the weekend, I went with Mr. Wondermous to pick out his wedding attire and that for the groomsmen. I still find it a bit unnerving when such vendors try to defer to me as if I’m going to tell Mr. Wondermous what to wear. I found my self reminding the sales associate that this was his thing and that he is the one making the decision. I know that a lot of brides tend to pick what their groom and his folks will be wearing, but I hope that is beginning to change. All in all it was a good experience and Mr. Wondermous found exactly what he was looking for. With that said, on with the post!

Today’s Monday’s Finding is inspired by the first glimpses of Fall. The weather is growing cooler, the leaves are starting to change, and the birds are making their way south. The birds, in their travels, are leaving behind little gifts of feathers for us to treasure. So, today’s finding is all about incorporating those little gifts (natural feathers) in to your wedding fete. Whether you are going woodland rustic, or feathered glam, these bits of inspiration are sure to get your gears turning. Enjoy and have a great week!

Natural Feather Wedding

Wedding Wednesday: Ivory and Blush Peacock Inspiration

Welcome to Wedding Wednesday! This week’s inspiration board began with the amazing gold peacock dress pictured below. If you know the designer of this dress, can you please let me know so that I can be sure he/she receives appropriate credit. Typically when you think of a peacock themed wedding, the color palette consists of the colors found on the indigo peacock: blues, greens, and gold. However, there are a variety of peacocks that feature ivory, cream, and gold: the cameo peacock. Here is a pic of what one of these beautiful coffee and cream colored fowl.

So, if you are in love with the idea of a peacock themed wedding, but want to take a step outside the box, consider a cameo color palette. I hope you enjoy this different take on a peacock themed wedding and find some inspiration within. Personally, I love it!

Ivory and Blush Peacock Wedding

Steampunk Week: Monday’s Finding: Masculine Steampunk…Elevated by Prada

How was your weekend all? Mine was nice and quiet as I begin on a memory book of my Dad for his memorial and on fabric flowers for my own wedding. The memory book is presenting itself to be a bit emotional and humorous all at the same time. My favorite page I created is that of the love between my mom (who passed just last year) and dad. There are a plethora of pics of them doing the whole PDA kissing thing. So, I picked three or four just to add a bit of humor to the project. My parents were together 49 years and their love for each other was evident throughout all of those years. Enough about me, let’s start Steampunk week with a gorgeous collection from Prada.

For Fall/Winter 2013, Prada has jumped on the Steampunk trend with a well executed passion. This men’s collection is gorgeous from head to toe and lends itself to a streamlined, Steampunk influenced wedding fete. Did I mention that Gary Oldman modeled this collection? That man just makes me swoon. Other celebrities such as Willem Dafoe, Tim Roth, Jamie Bell, and Garrett Hedlund. The collection takes the best bits from Steampunk such as high collared waistcoats, chocolate brown coats, and goggle inspired eye wear.

When I came across the link to this collection on Pinterest a few days ago, I knew I had to feature it. For a couple looking to have a Steampunk influenced wedding that is not too cosplay, this collection is perfect for the groom and masculine attendants in your wedding party. This week, the blog will feature all things steampunk…stay tuned! So, without further ado, here is a glimpse in to Prada’s Fall/Winter 2013 menswear collection:

Steampunk Elevated

Friday’s Favorites: From Steampunk to Rustic Denim

Happy Friday! I am SO looking forward to this weekend. I’ll be working on more bouquets for my Etsy shop as well as taking new photos that will do my bouquets justice. Crossing my fingers that I will get a sale or two in the next week.

This week’s Friday’s Favorites takes us from Steampunk to racy lacy gowns sure to grab some major attention. I hope you enjoy my finds and as always, please consider buying from individual artisans and businesses. There’s just nothing like a great bit of vintage and the character of handmade goods. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Steam-fueled Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous Steampunk wedding finds from invites to cake topper.


Steampunk Wedding Dress Goth…

$495.00

MADE TO ORDER Steampunk insp…

$350.00

Brown and Black Tooled Faux …

$525.00

Full Steampunk with Leather …

$400.00

Set of 12 Mini Twirlable Wed…

$12.00

Alice in Wonderland Inspired…

$3.00

Vintage Steampunk Wedding In…

$6.39

Steampunk wedding ‘Pocke…

$38.00

Antique Gold Clock Hands Ste…

$50.00

Steampunk Boutonniere – Groo…

$24.00

Steampunk Victorian Rail Chi…

$38.00

Metal Wedding Bouquet–a Ste…

$225.00

Old Time or Western Version …

$229.00

Steampunk Ring Pillow – Hand…

$38.00

Steampunk necklace, Couture …

$267.00

Edible Chocolate Candy Gears…

$127.50

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‘Heirloom Bridal ‘ by ravengrrl

From brooch bouquets to garters accented with gorgeous jewelry. You are sure to find that these pieces will be handed down through the generations.


Brooch and Jeweled Bouquet -…

$200.00

SALE – Bridal bouquet CANDY …

$355.00

Brooch and Satin Bouquet… …

$300.00

Amelia Sparkling Hand Tied H…

$320.00

Bib Pearl Necklace- Statemen…

$595.00

HUGE Brooch OR Hair Comb, Vi…

$87.99

Edwardian Bride EXLUSIVE Sig…

$250.00

Heirloom Double Strand Butte…

$325.00

Bridal Garter made of Gold L…

$47.00

Bridal Garter Set in White P…

$81.00

WEDDING Garter SET- Vintage …

$120.00

Wedding Garter Set in Vintag…

$85.00

Teardrop Rhinestone and Pear…

$90.00

14k Gold Vintage Goddess Cam…

$295.00

Custom Engraved Family Crest…

$295.00

Rhinestone Brooch Vintage As…

$155.00

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‘Blue Jean Wedding’ by ravengrrl

Blue and tan for a rustic casual wedding.


shabby chic Stretch denim an…

$20.00

Custom Wedding Photo Album B…

$38.00

Distressed Wooden Letters, C…

$67.00

Denim Ring Bearer Bow Tie Fo…

$18.00

Romantic style Denim Flowers…

$64.95

Clutch – Bridesmaid Clutches…

$20.00

Paper flower and denim weddi…

$300.00

Texas Blue Bonnet real press…

$43.00

Shabby Chic Country Denim & …

$25.50

Wedding First Dance Lyric Pa…

$69.80

Denim Blue Fabric Bird

$28.00

Woodland wedding Handmade Se…

$70.00

Pale Blue Denim Yellow Gingh…

$40.00

Special Event or Wedding Inv…

$20.00

Classic Blue Beige Stripes F…

$54.00

Blue Bird Tags – Two Colored…

$3.75

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‘Ooh la lace!’ by ravengrrl

These bridal designs are definitely true statement pieces for the bride who loves lace, but that wants to really challenge the status quo.


Custom Made Hand-embroidered…

$278.00

Custom make Vintage Beach We…

$309.00

Custom make Vintage Wedding …

$249.00

Pink Lacen Bohemian Wedding …

$650.00

Romantic dress, gorgeous fre…

$595.00

Belinda-Strapless Silk Lace …

$275.00

LAURA ivory wedding dress (…

$499.99

White Lacen Assymetric Chiff…

$450.00

Hippie Beach Wedding Gown

$695.00

Vintage 70s The Fashion Plac…

$35.00

Lace Wedding Dress Vintage R…

$1400.00

Joleen – Vintage Inspired La…

$675.00

Customized ivory lace brida…

$168.00

Custom Wedding Shoes — Ivor…

$375.00

Swarovski Crystal – Black & …

$200.00

Bella7289 Wedding Shoes Lace…

$220.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Denim and Khaki Inspiration

Before I begin with introducing today’s inspiration board, I must ask for your thoughts and prayers for my beautiful Colorado. We are burning and the fires are like nothing ever seen before.


The High Park Fire (highly publicized last week) continues to burn and is 65% contained. The Waldo Canyon fire is also of epic proportions and doubled in size last night with 32,000 people evacuated thus far. It is threatening populated areas of Colorado Springs and has destroyed many homes. I know that there are many fires elsewhere and ask that you continue to pray for those as well. Thank you to all of those who are fighting theses fires (some in CO are fighting fires while they have already lost their own homes) and I wish for your safety and that Mother Nature would lend a helping hand. Thanks all!

For today’s Wedding Wednesday, I have an inspiration board for a casual rustic wedding with the bride wearing a gorgeous ruffled skirt paired with a cute button down denim jacket. It was this photo that inspired the board and I found some great denim accents to tie the theme all together. When using denim, I recommend a light hand in it’s application and pairing it with slightly more formal touches to bring balance to denim’s casual nature. I’ve been a long time fan of using raw cotton as part of rustic florals and the little puffs of cotton here bring a bit of whimsy to the whole affair. I hope you enjoy the board and if you are leaning towards a rustic country wedding, consider the possibilities that a touch of denim can lend to your fete.

Denim Wedding

Mesh dress
$223 – shoplesnouvelles.com

Jeans
pinterest.com

Modern Barn Wedding
somethinggreenevents.blogspot.com

Nutfield Weaver
nutfieldweaver.blogspot.com

bouquet
lauryllane.com

inspiRAID
inspiraid.blogspot.co.uk

Friday’s Favorites: Treasuries: Sticks and Stones, Mint Chip and More

Welcome to Friday’s Favorites. This week’s wrap up featuring Etsy treasuries will take you from fabulously rustic centerpieces to ultra glam bridal manis. I hope you enjoy and stay tuned tomorrow for the latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Have a great weekend!

‘Sticks and Stones’ by ravengrrl

Rustic decorative elements for your wedding day.


2ft long-Table OR Hanging Tr…

$50.00

DRIFTWOOD box BaSKET natur…

$42.00

Hand Sanded Manzanita Center…

$120.00

Tree branch centerpieces wit…

$6.00

Manzanita Branches 12-pack …

$45.00

SALE Decorated weathered bra…

$14.82

Tree Branch Candle Holders I…

$150.00

Branches Natural Red Birch 3…

$30.00

Rectangle Concrete Bowl with…

$45.00

Stone votive tealight candle…

$22.00

3 Sunflower Granite Candle H…

$19.00

Rustic Woodland Planter Box …

$28.00

Woodland Chic Stacked Pebble…

$23.00

Rock Tealight Candle Holder

$20.00

Felted wool pebbles for wald…

$52.50

Handmade Table Centerpiece /…

$38.00

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‘Handmade Wedding Invitations:Classic to Leopard and Everything In Between’ by ravengrrl

Handmade wedding invites with 3D embellishment, lace, and even pop ups.


Custom Handmade Wedding Invi…

$9.00

Vintage Calligraphy and Lace…

$6.50

Custom Handmade Wedding Invi…

$3.55

Handmade luxury DL wedding i…

$6.50

Handmade Leopard Wedding Inv…

$5.00

Tattoo Bride & Groom Sugar S…

$9.50

Modern Paintbrush Wedding In…

$2.00

Heart Wings Wedding Invitati…

$2.75

Wedding Invitations Vintage …

$4.00

Vintage Wedding Invitation H…

$7.00

Handmade Lock and Key Hole L…

$3.75

Vintage Lace Wedding Invitat…

$12.50

Custom Pop-Up Wedding Invita…

$900.00

Wedding Invitations – notebo…

$3.50

The Storybooklet Wedding Inv…

$10.00

Vintage Chic Wedding Invitat…

$5.50

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‘Mint Chip Inspiration’ by ravengrrl

Inspired by one of my favorite summer treats: Mint Chip ice cream.


Seafaring Siren Mint Green F…

$69.00

Mint lace dress vintage gree…

$150.00

Petite Filigree Mint Dangle …

$18.00

Green – Brown – Floral Neckl…

$64.95

Simply Lovely Pussy Willow B…

$10.00

Men’s Mint Green Stripe …

$16.00

Mint green/ Chocolate Vintag…

$4.99

Garden Bridesmaid Necklace -…

$180.00

The Reilly: rustic woodland …

$5.85

Ring Bearer Pillows Personal…

$28.50

Kiwi Lime Green Garden Rose …

$34.00

Set of 8// Wedding// Love// …

$3.00

SALE Paper garland, The BIRD…

$10.00

Merrie Mint Chocolate Ooey G…

$15.00

MINT Wedding Handfasting …

$18.00

Wedding cake topper A pair …

$117.00

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‘Wedding Mani’ by ravengrrl

Nail art, nail care, and gifts for your perfect wedding day mani.


Japanese Wedding 3d Nail Art…

$43.99

Artificial Nails- Rose Casca…

$15.00

Japanese nail art, romantic …

$19.50

Japanese 3D Nail Art Set – F…

$15.00

Natural Cuticle Balm

$4.00

Pink Sugar Nourish Cuticle O…

$5.95

Finger Fluff Cuticle Butter …

$12.00

Aloha Natural Manicure Pedic…

$10.00

SHEA N SILENT SNOB Clean Cas…

$18.00

Custom Personalized Monogram…

$5.95

Manicure Kit–Damask in Oran…

$11.99

Spa Gift Set with Free Shipp…

$89.00

tiny iridescent kawaii fake …

$3.50

Nail Wrap Art Decals For Acr…

$6.99

Very Chic Pink Vintage Rose …

$3.20

Ocean Breeze : Custom-Blende…

$7.00

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