Category Archives: fall

Monday’s Finding: Tablescape Inspiration

Today I thought I would post some of my favorite tablescapes I have pinned as of late. I’ve got just about every style of wedding represented: glam, classic, goth, shabby chic, vintage, modern, etc. We are talking some major inspiration for your own reception decor. For those of us (like myself) on a tight budget, you can use these ideas and pick one or two details to focus on, find ways to DIY, substitute more expensive materials with budget friendly ones, or borrow the color scheme and still come off with a gorgeous tablescape your guests will love. So without further ado…EYE CANDY!

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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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Friday’s Favorites: Etsy Treasuries inspired by this week’s posts: Fairies, Goths, Bouts and Toppers that are nom!

TGIF! Definitely looking forward to the weekend. Got some plans for tomorrow that will hopefully include a new tattoo. I’ll be sure to post it if all works out.

This week’s favorites presents a small change to the format. Instead of always doing exactly what was covered in the blog, Friday’s Favorites will be inspired by the week’s blog posts. For instance, Monday was all about they myriad of alternative bouquets available, but it’s Friday’s Favorites counterpart is about alternative boutonniers. I hope you enjoy the change and all of these great Etsy finds!

‘Alternative Boutonnieres’ by ravengrrl


Rustic wedding Boutonniere-R…

$15.00

CROWN Hops, Wheat, Beer Cap …

$23.00

SALE VOLE or TURRITELLA Seas…

$9.95

Winter Wonderland Boutonnier…

$13.00

Alice in Wonderland Hearts P…

$18.00

love is key . boutonniere . …

$17.00

Steampunk Buttonhole Boutonn…

$33.00

Nautical Themed Groom or Gro…

$8.50

Yellow and Gray Guitar Pick …

$23.95

Hunting Boutonniere Pheasant…

$8.50

Red Butterfly Wedding Bouton…

$18.00

Brown Cones Boutonniere – Ve…

$18.00

Lilac Pinwheel Wedding or Pr…

$3.00

Halloween Wedding Boutonnier…

$24.00

Button boutonniere package -…

$75.00

Wedding Boutonniere Swarovsk…

$40.00

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‘Edible Wedding Cake Toppers and Decor’ by ravengrrl


Edible Autumn flowers, fall …

$38.00

Sugar Gumpaste 5 inch White …

$40.00

edible sugar snowflakes whit…

$18.00

Steampunk Octopus Wedding Ca…

$60.00

Ombre Edible Butterflies in …

$29.95

Edible Wedding Couple Cake T…

$69.99

2 Bride & Groom Chocolate To…

$15.00

Tangled Tower Cake Topper

$300.00

Lollipops “U and Me&quo…

$24.00

Fondant Monogram Wedding Cak…

$35.00

Hydrangea Cake Topper Packag…

$29.00

150 Edible GOLD Oak, Maple a…

$45.00

Sugar Gumpaste Peacock Blue …

$99.00

Pair of Fondant Bubble Bee B…

$25.00

Edible Game Tiles (32) and 4…

$115.99

gumpaste,sugar,edible,cake t…

$45.00

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‘Black Bridal Style’ by ravengrrl


Black Wedding dress bridal g…

$575.00

Black Wedding Dress

$529.00

Black Wedding Dress Gothic W…

$1650.00

Raven Bustier Wedding Gown…..

$520.00

Simple Black Feather Sash Wi…

$32.00

Modern Bridal Black Dress Sa…

$76.00

Vera Wang Inspired Wedding D…

$55.00

Black Wedding Sash Belt Blac…

$38.00

Victorian silk bridal bolero…

$84.95

LOVE DOTS Bridal black lace …

$82.00

Black Velvet Bolero Jacket, …

$95.00

Alternative wedding dress Bl…

$299.00

Custom Made Maggie Sottero I…

$775.00

ENYA Handmade Floral Romanti…

$199.00

Speakeasy Dress by Kambriel …

$275.00

Custom size black and white …

$285.00

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‘Autumn Fairy Wedding ‘ by ravengrrl


Custom Made Hand-embroidered…

$278.00

Autumn Flower Headband Casca…

$70.00

Fall Wedding Bouquet, Autumn…

$145.00

Autumn Leaf and Berry Man Wr…

$52.00

Autumn Sunset Tutu Dress – S…

$65.00

Autumn Country Chic Flower G…

$28.00

Custom Autumn Leaves Monogra…

$25.00

Rustic Moss Ring Pillow

$20.00

Dress / digital print dresse…

$59.99

red tone ox copper oak tree …

$9.00

Copper rust Butterfly Ear Wi…

$12.75

Poison Apple Lollipop – Appl…

$10.00

AUTUMN WEDDING GARLAND-rusti…

$13.50

Woodland Bliss – Modern Rust…

$3.50

Moss Wire HEART Table Center…

$28.00

mini pumpkins-12 Fairy Garde…

$1.99

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Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Yummy Edibles and Roundup

Today’s latest features some yummy stuff from the team. From edible favors to sweets table favorites, our bakers and candy makers have got some great treats that your guests are sure to love. Don’t forget to check out our latest creations and finds featured in the treasury after the slide show. Have a fabulous weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: 11/10/2012’ by ravengrrl


Fairytale Wedding Ring Beare…

$25.00

Mossy Driftwood Ring Bearer …

$20.00

Beach Wedding Sand Dollar R…

$12.00

Wedding Ring Bearer, Nest, W…

$35.00

Wedding bouquet photo frame …

$7.99

Wedding Invitations Box Choc…

$16.00

Wedding Invitations Box Blac…

$11.00

6 Bridesmaids Mini Caftan Dr…

$175.00

PetalMetal Memory Magnet Boa…

$12.00

Peach Blush Shabby Chic Back…

$80.00

Bling Bling

$80.00

Fabric Flower Tutorial PLUS …

$9.00

Eco Groom – Mens Gift Set – …

$26.95

Wedding Guest Book Register …

$20.00

Cherry Blossom Double Flower…

$100.00

Monogrammed Mini Sugar Cooki…

$24.00

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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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Monday’s Finding: Wheat Wedding Details

Before I delve in to today’s post, I want to honor a man who I greatly admire and have been inspired by in my personal life: Russell Means. He passed this morning after a battle with throat cancer on his ranch in South Dakota with his family by his side. He is walking with the Great Spirit and his ancestors now. Such a great man and an inspiration. May the work he did here on earth blossom and lead to the restoration and preservation of indigenous culture.

Today’s finding is all about the beauty and symbolism of wheat as wedding details and decor. What I love about wheat is that it has a long tradition of celebrating the Fall season without being too kitschy and theme oriented as well as being symbolic of the fruition of love and prosperity. It was even tucked in to a bride’s veil to ensure the couple’s ability to have children and to thrive financially. It’s golden hue and rough texture is perfect for a vintage or rustic wedding, particularly for a barn, ranch, or field wedding venue. Here are some beautiful examples of wheat wedding details perfect for your Fall wedding:

Wheat Wedding

Wheat Wedding 2

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’s latest and a Hallowedding Treasury

Happy Weekend! Here’s the latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team and a Hallowedding Treasury filled with great accessories, gowns, etc. from the team as well. Enjoy!

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest 10/20/12’ by ravengrrl

Fabulous creations and finds from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Vintage Clear Rhinestone Cho…

$24.95

large pearl earrings – 14mm …

$20.00

ivory pearl cluster necklace…

$17.00

ivory pearl necklace – ivory…

$12.00

Wedding Shoes — Capri Blue …

$165.00

Wedding Shoes — Ivory Weddi…

$325.00

Wedding Shoes — Blue Weddin…

$185.00

Wedding Shoes — Turquoise …

$185.00

Wedding frame charm. Freshwa…

$7.99

Personalised bride and groom…

$150.00

FEATHER PADS Peacock Blue …

$6.50

Whimsical White Flower Topia…

$35.00

1950s White Long Nightgown, …

$36.00

Pearl and silver cufflinks w…

$275.00

Feathers Table Number Holder…

$69.00

Burlap Wedding Bouquet with …

$150.00

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‘Hallowedding: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Bits and bobs for your Halloween wedding.


Halloween wedding decoration…

$40.00

Spider Necklace Halloween We…

$68.00

HALLOWEEN Wedding Cake Serve…

$54.99

Gothic Jane Austin Backless …

$365.00

Malice

$75.00

Skelly Crow wedding cake top…

$60.00

Halloween decoration,Cake St…

$12.00

Coffin Lasercut Favor Box

$2.50

LOVE for Eternity Skeleton B…

$95.00

Halloween Jewelry Skeleton N…

$18.95

Colored cocktail sugar – Hal…

$12.95

1 Chocolate Skull: Au Natura…

$7.50

Purple Wedding Dress Custom …

$629.00

Paper Circle Halloween Garla…

$12.00

Fall wedding invitation with…

$100.00

SKULL – Ceramic Bouquet Char…

$14.00

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