Category Archives: glam

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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Tip or Trend Tuesday: Trend: Lavish Florals for Hair and More

Today’s trend comes from Bride Tide’s 2013 trend list…lavish florals. From breathtaking floral headpieces to swoonworthy tablescapes, this trend can be summed up in two words, “eye candy.” So, today I bring you enough floral eye candy to make your eyes glaze over in a stupor of georgeousness (yes, I just went the made up word route). I know you are going to find a great deal of inspiration in these luxe floral creations. Enjoy and by all means…indulge yourself!

Lavish Florals 1

Lavish Florals 2

Lavish Florals 3

Lavish florals 4

Lavish flowers 5

Lavish Florals 5

Friday’s Favorites: This week’s posts…Etsy style

This week’s favorites: Something Blue for you; cake stands from vintage to rustic; black and gold wedding glam; ring bearer style, and ring pillow alternatives. Support individual artisans and vintage purveyors through your wedding purchases to make your fete a one of a kind event!

‘Something Blue For You’ by ravengrrl


Something Blue Rhinestone Br…

$120.00

Something Blue Bridal Heels …

$215.00

Wedding or Dress- Something …

$22.00

Something Blue Personalized …

$20.00

Something Blue with Red Hear…

$99.00

Something Blue Wedding Jewel…

$79.00

Bridal Hair Pin: GORGEOUS Vi…

$92.00

Royal Blue French Beaded Gla…

$7.00

Wedding Garter Navy and Rega…

$40.00

SALE Silk Bow-Navy-Bridal Cl…

$52.50

Navy Blue with Black Stripe …

$34.00

Something Blue single pearl …

$8.00

Something Blue, Happily Ever…

$15.00

Something blue brooch bouque…

$75.00

Handmade Genuine Swarovski C…

$355.00

Rhinestone Wedding garter / …

$39.99

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‘Wedding Cake Stands’ by ravengrrl


Vintage Fine China Cake Stan…

$60.00

Custom Wedding Cake Stand – …

$70.00

14″ Pink Cake Stand / V…

$140.00

Hobnail Milk Glass Wedding C…

$98.00

Pier style cake stand for na…

$95.00

Heart shape cake stand – woo…

$35.00

THE 20″ STUMP Rustic Wo…

$79.99

Custom Carved Wooden Wedding…

$275.00

14″ Champagne Gold Diam…

$109.95

SALE SALE SALE Wedding Cake …

$99.00

18″ Round, Silver & San…

$325.00

Extra Large 20″ Wedding…

$198.00

16″ x 6″ Mad Hatte…

$40.00

Cake Stand Rustic Wedding Wo…

$105.00

Glass Cake Stand / Dessert S…

$28.00

Custom Made Purple Satin wit…

$67.00

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‘Black and Gold Wedding Glam’ by ravengrrl


Elegant Traditional Black an…

$3.25

Black and Gold Wedding Champ…

$125.00

Wedding Centerpiece, Wedding…

$39.00

Modern Black Gold Wedding Rh…

$42.00

Gold Tapestry Cloth and Blac…

$390.00

Rustic Gold Black Wedding rh…

$75.00

Gold Velvet Bodice Wedding G…

$1195.00

Black and gold steampunk hat…

$125.00

Large Black/Gold Wedding Bir…

$55.00

Lace Fingerless Gloves: Bla…

$12.95

Black Silver 18K Gold Weddin…

$182.00

Candy Apple – Gold-White-Bla…

$7.50

Wedding Guest book – Gold, I…

$75.99

Gold Sparkle Garter, Black G…

$50.00

6 romantic black and gold pr…

$16.00

Elegant Holiday Wedding Flow…

$32.00

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‘Bling Security: Ring Bearer Attire and Alternative Ring Pillows’ by ravengrrl


Boys Linen Vest and Pant Set

$90.00

Ring bearer boys suit, vest,…

$66.00

The Little Gentleman Victori…

$62.00

Matching Suspenders

$18.00

Grey two piece suit fits tod…

$80.00

Heirloom Style Boys Suspende…

$62.00

Boys Ring Bearer Gray Seersu…

$100.00

Kids boy natural beige linen…

$90.00

Ring bearer horseshoe, weste…

$29.00

Vintage Embroidery Hoop Art …

$35.00

Ring Bearer Tray – Ring Bear…

$48.00

Halloween Wedding Ring Beare…

$20.00

Petite Moss Ring Bearer Pill…

$18.00

Hat Tip – Vintage Pillbox Ha…

$64.00

Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow A…

$55.00

GREEN GLITTER APPLE — Ring …

$24.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Jane Austen Inspired and Plum and Gray Dark Romance

Today’s Friday’s favorites via Etsy touch on the Jane Austen inspired theme of my own wedding, which was posted on Monday and the Dark Romance theme that was Wedding Wednesday. Two beautiful treasuries full of fabulous Etsy creations and finds. Please don’t forget that the best way to find unique wedding details is to utilize sites like Etsy to connect you with independent artisans and vintage purveyors. I have found and continue to find great finds for my own June wedding. Enjoy the treasuries and your weekend!

‘Jane Austen Inspired Wedding’ by ravengrrl


1960s jane austin style wedd…

$485.00

Wedding Bridal Flats, Womans…

$225.00

Jane Austen Wedding PEARL,CR…

$75.00

Empire waist wedding gown wi…

$2158.00

vintage romance inspired fab…

$268.00

Bridal Robe Wedding Lingerie…

$175.00

Victorian Crochet Drawstring…

$36.00

white wedding hair flower wr…

$85.00

Hand Written Note – Inspired…

$6.00

Jane Austen Muslin Favor Bag…

$12.50

Wedding Decoration. 12 Jane …

$38.00

Vintage Wedding Programs – M…

$5.00

Pride and Prejudice Wedding …

$100.00

vintage book page paper flow…

$10.00

Regency Style Silk Vest

$248.00

Pride and Prejudice Bunting …

$22.00

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‘Dark Romance: Plum and Gray Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Infinity Wedding Dress in &q…

$720.00

Plum Grey Wine Purple Millin…

$249.00

Plum and Lavender Champagne …

$800.00

Pale Oyster Gray Mantilla We…

$178.00

Mûre: A flower girl head wr…

$34.00

Tulle Flower Girl Tutu Dress…

$87.00

bow tie and suspenders for t…

$35.00

Tailored Garden Ring Pillow …

$80.00

Purple and Gray Decorative O…

$6.00

Wedding Guest Book Hipster B…

$100.00

Swan Lake Pansy Maxi Octopus…

$98.99

Boutonniere Aubergine Purple…

$25.00

Eggplant Purple and Platinum…

$30.00

Sparkle-1105 Wedding, Bridal…

$45.00

Euphrasie Long Lace Fingerle…

$42.00

Hand Painted Champagne Flute…

$42.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Dark Romance

My household has a raging case of the cooties (all three of us are sick), so please forgive me for the lack on commentary. This week’s Wedding Wednesday is a gorgeous pairing of dark gothic hues and romantic floral and feather details. I hope you enjoy it!

Dark Romance

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

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Emerald Treasury and Roundup

If you’ve been ready any wedding blogs this month, then you know that Emerald is 2013’s color of the year. So, in addition to our regular latest and greatest roundup from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, I have an Emerald treasury featuring items from our team members. I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

‘Pantone’s Emerald: Wedding via the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Emerald Green Wedding Shoes

$122.00

Emerald Green Wedding Flower…

$17.00

Bridal Choker Necklace,Victo…

$289.00

PEACOCK EMERALD Green Weddin…

$89.99

Bridal Hair Accessories,Hair…

$39.00

Emerald Green 50 Craspedia l…

$37.50

DESTASH 5 Paper Hearts Vinta…

$20.00

Wedding Shoes — Emerald Gre…

$375.00

Wedding Hair Combs,Bridal Ha…

$55.00

An endearing emerald green s…

$255.00

The Secret Boutique Emerald …

$499.99

Emerald and pearl jewel encr…

$300.00

Meteorite Ring inlaid in Pla…

$1976.00

SALE-Silk Bow-Emeral Green-B…

$52.50

EDIBLE Butterflies The Origi…

$9.95

Swarovski Pearl Bridal Neckl…

$148.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 1/5/12’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Headband Fascinator: …

$39.00

Wedding Fascinator, Bridal H…

$43.00

Unique Party Favors – gourme…

$2.95

Unique Winter Wedding Favors…

$2.95

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$78.00

Wedding Shoes/Flip Flop/Wedg…

$38.00

Sunset – Abandoned Vintage B…

$36.00

Bridal Sash with Organza and…

$195.00

renaissance faire braids med…

$154.00

Glass Hanging Terrarium Jumb…

$37.00

Custom Wedding Cake Toppers …

$130.00

DIY exquisite paper flower k…

$49.95

Butterfly Brooch, Antique Br…

$28.00

Mother of the Bride Pearl St…

$35.00

Boxed Luxury Wedding Invitat…

$15.00

Rose pink bow hair clip

$10.00

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