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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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Wedding Wednesday: Summertime is here! Mint Chip Inspiration

Whew! It’s the first day of Summer and it is hot here in CO. Yesterday it was 91 degrees at 9am. Today, we are getting a wee break and at this moment it’s a comfy 68 degrees. In addition to the heat, we have several major wildfires burning and I ask that if you could take a moment and pray in your own way for the firefighters who have been working so hard at getting containment and those who have lost their homes. The rest of us may be dealing with smoke in the air, ash falling on our freshly washed cars, and the loss of the view of our beloved Rocky Mountains, but that all pales in comparison with what those who have lost their homes and possessions are going through.

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by one of my favorite summertime treats: mint chip ice cream. I’m totally craving a bit today and thought that it would be a great summer wedding palette. Below you will find a mint and chocolate brown inspiration board and I wanted to include the recipe for the signature drink: Ginger Mint Lemonade. I hope you enjoy and stay cool!

Mint Chip Inspiration

Friday’s Favorites: Let Them Eat Cake, Neutral Vintage, and Bridal Beauty

This week’s Friday’s Favorites features some great cake toppers and cake accessories, a neutral vintage palette, and bridal beauty along with some great gifts for your bridesmaids. Buying from Etsy artists and vintage purveyors will not only allow you to permeate your wedding with details that are authentically you, but also to support individually owned businesses and their families. Have a wonderful weekend all!

‘Wedding Toppers: Rustic to Kitsch’ by ravengrrl

From rustic bunting, Bigfoot, to a super glam brooch topper, these are some of my favorite cake toppers.


Wedding Cake Topper Rustic H…

$39.00

Hearts Wedding Cake Topper. …

$28.00

Wood Cake Topper – Cake Topp…

$22.00

Love and Music Wedding Cake …

$24.00

SMALL 4″ Champagne or c…

$25.00

Neutral tone Antique Inspire…

$60.00

Vintage / Wedding Cake Toppe…

$7.95

Wedding Cake Topper- Brooch …

$300.00

Cake topper love never die S…

$250.00

Wedding Cake Toppers – Large…

$39.00

Medium Custom Wedding Cake T…

$80.00

Custom paper wedding dolls, …

$25.99

Same Sex Wedding Cake Topper

$45.00

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper

$35.00

Custom Acrylic Silhouette We…

$50.00

Custom Designed and Hand Scu…

$275.00

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‘Let them eat cake’ by ravengrrl


Milk Glass Cake Stand / Vint…

$80.00

12″ CYPRESS Wedding Tr…

$35.00

18″ Mahogany Diamond We…

$144.95

Personalized Wedding Cake St…

$140.00

Wedding Cake Stand- Shabby C…

$49.99

Crystal chandelier wedding c…

$250.00

12″ Round cake stand – …

$200.00

Pink Depression Glass Vintag…

$49.00

Mr. Mrs. Wedding Forks Just …

$115.00

Wedding Cake Set Cutter Serv…

$25.00

Rustic Burlap Wedding Cake S…

$33.50

Vintage Silver Cake Knife an…

$22.50

Mika Couture Swarovski Weddi…

$149.99

Sea Glass Pie Server made wi…

$24.00

Gorgeous LEAF design Silver …

$45.00

Bon Appetit Magazine.DeNatur…

$18.00

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‘Brown and Ivory Vintage Inspiration’ by ravengrrl

Chocolate brown, ivory, and gold make for a beautiful neutral color palette.


Ivory Romance – Rustic, Chic…

$6.00

Brown Bird Cage Wedding Card…

$65.00

Custom Embroidered Wedding D…

$36.00

Maple Cocoa Earrings – Brown…

$28.00

Bird Garland / Banner – Peti…

$19.50

Table runner Tullle coffe t…

$15.00

500 Tiny Hearts – Rustic Wed…

$10.00

Rustic Escort Cards for your…

$15.00

Necktie Brown Plaid Silk Tie

$18.95

Set of 5 Bridesmaid Jewelry …

$144.50

Dark Chocolate Brown Clutch …

$46.00

Floor Length Chocolate Brown…

$229.00

SERIOUS SAMPLE SALE was 1700…

$350.00

Ivory / Gold Fall Brooch Bri…

$350.00

Wedding Wedges — Ivory Sati…

$195.00

Golden Brown Tone Fascinator…

$70.00

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‘Bridal and Wedding Party Makeup and Accessories’ by ravengrrl


Pink Roses Clutch purse bag …

$17.00

Personalized Bridesmaid Gift…

$27.00

monogrammed makeup bag, pers…

$16.00

quilted bag, cosmetic bag, b…

$14.00

READY TO SHIP Make-up Brush …

$16.50

Handmade Wooden Makeup Brush…

$35.00

Lightly Distressed Teak Brus…

$48.00

Bridesmaid Gift Mineral Make…

$36.25

All Natural Mineral Makeup K…

$97.00

Handmade Wood hand Mirror bi…

$60.00

Set of 4 Custom Pocket Mirro…

$16.00

Gingham Rusty Heart Vanity P…

$30.00

Get this look 4 pc set (Cand…

$19.99

Get this look 3 pc set (Bad …

$14.99

NATURALLY SWEET collection -…

$15.00

VINTAGE BEAUTY Collection -…

$20.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Neutral Toned Romance

It’s the middle of the week, the point where we make it up the hill and “weeeee!” our way down to the weekend. Here’s a bit of “squee” to get you over hump day and make that beeline toward the weekend. Who could resist a pile of otters? Really…they are SO cute.

Okay, time for this week’s Wedding Wednesday. Neutral tones are fast making their way towards becoming a trend in wedding color palettes. The popularity of Pippa Middleton’s white maid of honor dress at the Royal Wedding of her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, has led toward the rise of whites and creams for the wedding party and many couples choosing to go for a clean natural and neutral toned fete.

This week’s post was inspired by the gorgeous bridal hairstyle model featured in the set. Her beautiful skin and natural flower enhanced updo call for a color palette to enhance and complement her beauty. Chocolate brown, ivory, and cream come together for a romantic vintage inspired theme that combines caramel colored roses, lots of hanging votives, and an amazing Badgley Mischka gown are sure to inspire the couple seeking to embrace the romance of the natural world. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!

Neutral Palette