Category Archives: couture

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

Candlelight {Wedding Details}

Tips or Trends Tuesday: 2013 Wedding Trend: Old World Glamor

Number eight on Bride Tide’s 2013 Wedding Trends list, “A return to elegance.” The past few years have seen the rise of vintage wedding style, shabby chic details, and lots of DIY fetes. On the boards and especially on Pinterest, I’ve notice that couples are beginning to post lots of glam inspiration. Sara, of Burnett’s Boards says, “…2013 brides will draw inspiration from old world glamour with cinematic and literary influences like The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, Downton Abbey, and A Royal Affair. I expect to see decadent fabrics, corsets, ornate lace details, metallics, costume jewelry, and more formal receptions. This trend is already being reflected on red carpets and runways around the world and I can’t wait to see it find its way back into weddings again!” – Sara, Burnett’s Boards

I agree with Sara and I wanted to provide you (especially those newly engaged over the Winter holidays), a jump start on your own glam wedding ‘do. Enjoy the boards and I’d love to hear what your ideas are for your own weddings. Drop me a comment/request and I’ll be happy to put together some inspiration for you and post it on an upcoming Wedding Wednesday. 🙂

20s and 30s Wedding Dresses

Victorian and Rococo Wedding Dresses

20s, 30s, Victorian, and Rococo Bridal Headpieces

20s, 30s, Victorian and Rococ Wedding Jewelry

20s, 30s, Victorian, Rococo Wedding Cakes

1920s Wedding

30s Wedding

Victorian Wedding

Rococo Wedding

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

Green dress

Wedding Lady Purple Wedding Dress Ideas


Rami Kadi Couture 2012-2013

Gothic Mermaid and Fit n Flare

Gothic Sheath and High/Low Wedding Dresses

Gothic Bridal Shoes

Dolce & Gabbana suede booties
$830 –

$235 –

Aldo heels

KG Kurt Geiger red pumps
$63 –

Iron Fist stiletto heels
$57 –

Velvet pumps

Heel sandals
$87 –

Wedge heels

Solid border

Gothic Wedding Menswear

Gothic Bridal Bouquets

Gothic Boutonniere

Gothic Wedding Invitations

Gothic Wedding Cakes

Red and Black Gothic Wedding

Kristin Banta Events

R. Jack Balthazar

Kristin Banta Events

Kristin Banta Events

gothic bridal shoot

Gothic Wedding 2

Midnight in the Garden of Evil

night notes and wine spills

gothic bridal shoot

Frederic S. Durbin’s Weblog

Black and White Gothic Wedding

Saturday’s Latest: New Bridal and Groom Attire and Weekly Roundup From the Team

Today’s post is going to be short but sweet on commentary. I’m still a bit out of commission, getting better, but a little loopy on meds. So, without further ado, I’d like to welcome our newest Etsy shops to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team! Check out these gorgeous gowns, handsome kilts, and handmade ascots. Come back tomorrow for the last installment of gift ideas from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Sneak Peek: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show’s Newest in Attire’ by ravengrrl

A peek of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show team’s newest in bridal and groom attire as well as show participant’s attire.

Edwardian Titanic Era Silk L…


Late 1920s Silk Lace Wedding…


New Ascot Tie Cravat. Gray…


Ascot Tie Cravat. cotton.Bri…


FLORENCE Bridal Gown


BOHEME Bridal Gown


Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…


Satin A-line One Shoulder Fe…


wedding dress “ORCHIDS&…


wedding dress “Amazon&q…


Fairytale-style Ball or Wedd…


Bohemian Unique Mermaid Gown…


Hand-Sewn in Scotland Bespok…


Hand Sewn in Scotland Tartan…


Anime Steampunk Tuxedo


Retro Double-Breasted Suits-…


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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’s Latest and Greatest 12/8/12’ by ravengrrl

Wedding Jewelry, Bridal cuff…


Design Your Own Bridal Brace…


Sophisticated Venetian lace …


Handmade Brooch Wedding Bouq…


HOLIDAY SPECIAL silk bridal …


Wedding bouquet photo frame …


Wooden “Last Rose of Su…


Romantic Wedding Ring Pillow…


Bridal Bouquet Rhinestones …


A Vintage Wedding Cake Serve…


Vineyard Wedding Invite Temp…


Wine bottle candle holders


New Year’s Eve Kisses //…


Teal Sea Shell Bridal Bouque…




DIY Pinwheel Invitation Kit …


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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Yellow Bridal Gowns

The popularity of colored bridal gowns is on the rise. Many design houses are producing, red, black, pink, blush, and blue designs that are gorgeous! With this rise in popularity, it can often take just one celebrity wedding for a new bridal trend to take off. Thanks to Amber Tamblyn (formerly of General Hospital and recently of House M.D.) golden gown she wore for her wedding to fellow actor, David Cross (most notably of Arrested Development), yellow bridal gowns are the latest trend in bridal fashion. I fully expect to see a lot more sunshine colored gowns at Spring Bridal Market next year.

For the time being, here are some gorgeous yellow bridal and designer gowns from butter to neon to tide you over until next Bridal Market or to take to your own designer (ahem…Etsy has several and I’ll be posting yellow gowns from some extremely talented Etsy designers on Friday). Aren’t they just a whole lot of beautiful?!

Yellow Bridal Gowns 1

Chiffon gown


Style LZ3251

Naeem khan

Yellow Bridal Gowns 2