Category Archives: GLBT

Saturday’s Latest: Voluptuously Hip and Weekly Roundup From the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Happy Weekend! This week’s Saturday’s Latest features a new addition to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Team: Voluptuously Hip. Voluptuously Hip features handmade lingerie, including bras, (custom orders welcome, all sizes AA-HH 28-44) panties, and swimwear.

Here is a bit about Voluptuously Hip and about the owner, Ruth:
“I grew up on a small farm in northern Ontario, were all the ladies in the family were talented and creative. They were knitters, quilters and crocheters. They made the most beautiful quilts, sweaters hats, mittens and so much more.So I was taught to sew at a very young age. I loved sewing, I’d make aprons, pants, jumpsuits, pretty much anything. As I got a bit older I got away from sewing for awhile. But not for long.

When I had children, I got back into sewing, I made my kids Halloween costumes, coats, dresses, pants, pajamas, anything they wanted. So one day when my daughters and I were out shopping, for fabric, we came across some bra patterns.I had never dreamed of making my own bras! My bras were so expensive, I’m an odd size, a G34, so they are hard to find, the selection slim, and quite costly, and I still needed to alter the straps (cause they were always too long) when I got it home. So I bought the pattern and the things I needed to make my own bra. Within no time, I had put together my own bra!! Loved it, started sewing myself a new bra everyday. Then I made my daughters little bras, and my girlfriends bras. Then I made matching panties. One day my niece said to me “You should sell on Etsy!” And here I am! 🙂

Now I make Lingerie, Swimwear, Bras and Panties.
I want to add a men’s line.
I want to add a new Etsy Store with clothing, womens dresses, coats, skirts, pants etc. etc
I want to quit my day job and become a full time Etsy seller.
Selling my beautiful OOAK creations!
I love when people email me their compliments.
I love making and creating beautiful unique things!
The part I love most is, the things I have created are going all over the world!”

Here is a sampling of the gorgeous lingerie that Ruth has for sale in her shop. Please consider Voluptuously Hip for your honeymoon lingerie! Remember, Ruth can make one of a kind unique to you lingerie and swimwear that you won’t find on anyone else.

Now for the weekly roundup from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest and Greatest Week of 8/18/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out the latest offerings from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Elegant Purple Ranunculus Wr…


Red Coral Pearl Wedding Hair…


Shiny bridal tiara headband …


Origami Crane Lilies, Yellow…


One-of-a-kind Criss Cross Pl…


Fairy Wings Lollipop – Black…


Wedding Chair Cover for Chia…


Vinca Bohemian Gown – Custom…


Bluebird Wedding Decor – Vin…


Wedding Guest Book Box, pape…


Vintage 50s Pinup Dress-Full…


Day of the Dead WEDDING CAKE…


Sky Captain Airplane Robot a…


Bridesmaid Clutch – Bridesma…


Antique Wedding Forks Cottag…


Candle Chandelier handcrafte…


Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Monday, Monday, MONDAY! Etsy Virtual Bridal Show


Hopscotch Couture

This gorgeous necklace

“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

$50 Gift Certificate

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

20 yards of personalized ribbon in either 3/8″ or 5/8″ wide

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

$30 Gift Certificate

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

$25 Gift Certificate

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

This personalized necklace

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Tatty Chic

These gorgeous earrings!

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Sash Couture

Tea Length Infinity Dress in the color of your choice! S, M, or L

Sash Couture provides customers with the opportunity to design their own dresses and the chance to own an item of clothing that is truly unique and suited to their tastes. Shauna’s World was founded in July 2008 by the Austrian entrepreneur, Dagmar Klosenski and lounged into “SASH COUTURE” in 2010 with 2 new dressmakers on board: Beverly and Bonnie. Although the style of a dress varies greatly from customer to customer, the high level of quality is consistent. Please feel free to contact us for any request. Dagmar and Beverly are professional Designer and Dressmaker and we use professional equipment.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

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Wedding Wednesday- Pink and Lavender Cameo Inspiration

This week’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by a beautiful cameo I found on Etsy via Etsy Lush (curates the best of Etsy in to one spot). The title of the cameo is “Two Sisters,” but I saw it in a different light. I see it as two brides, in love with all that each other are and will become as they affirm their love before family and friends.

So for those couples that see themselves as “Two Brides” or for those looking for lush, soft pastel and rose filled wedding, I celebrate your love and hope to provide you with a bit of inspiration for your own special day.


Two Brides

Wedding Wednesday: Love and Pride

Before I jump in to Wedding Wednesday, I want to address the reader who initiated me in to the world of hate mail. Yep, I have officially arrived as I got my first bit of hate mail regarding the blog and regarding my stance on marriage equality in particular. If you do not like my stance on marriage equality, I’m not holding you hostage nor am I changing my business or personal opinions to reflect your bigotry and hate. I will continue to support my community and fight for equal rights for those I care about and love. If you don’t like it, move along. I return you to my regularly scheduled post.

On today’s Wedding Wednesday, is a jeweler that I became aware of back when “First Comes Love” debuted on Logo a few years ago, Love and Pride. “Love and Pride is the first high-end designer jewelry online destination for people who believe in equality, diversity and tolerance. Our jewelry collections include engagement, commitment, wedding and anniversary rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, watches and other accessories for women and men. Sometimes romantic, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical…always captivating.” -

Love and Pride has beautiful jewelry no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity. It’s stylish, well executed, and by purchasing from Love and Pride, you can make a difference as Love and Pride donates proceeds from their sales to organizations such as the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign. -

The first board shows a sample of Love and Pride’s wedding jewelry. The second are pieces that make a statement and for many of them, the proceeds go to support specific charitable organizations and campaigns. The last board is just a few of my personal favorites. Please visit and support Love and Pride.

Wedding Wednesday Love and Pride

Wedding Wednesday Statement

Wedding Wednesday Personal Faves

RT @gaywedding: How to get married in New York

RT @gaywedding: New blog post – how to get married in NY (answering special same-sex marriage questions):

Congratulations New York!

Tonight I watched history being made with 45,000 plus other people watching online coverage of the New York Senate’s vote for marriage equality. As you may know, the bill passed and marriage equality came to the people of New York. Tonight I pray that the history in New York will signal our White House and our country that equal rights are for everyone. I am so very proud of the GLBTIQ community, our freedom fighters, and our allies. I shed many tears of joy tonight and I rejoice with New York. The fight is not won yet and I encourage and pray that America will choose love and equality.

Congratulations NY

Wedding Wednesday: Rugged and Classic

Welcome to day three of Masculine Gender week! All this week I will have posts that are related to the masculine gender whether you consider yourself a “groom” or a “bride.” I’ll be using the words “groom” and “groomsman” to refer to those who identify with the masculine gender for convenience’s sake. Please know that I will be featuring ALL types of grooms no matter their sexual orientation and identity. If you are a reader of this blog, you will know that I believe that anyone who loves and wishes to make a formal commitment of that love are celebrated here.

This Wedding Wednesday we are celebrating masculinity with an Etsy Treasury filled with rugged Wedding details and an inspiration board with a natural color palette of sage and brown. I’m curious to know what you all think about the features thus far. I’d love it if you’d drop me a comment!

Etsy Treasury: Bromantic Wedding Details

Blue Leaf Eucalyptus Bowl
Copper Candlesticks
White Birch Boutonneire
Birch Bark Unity Candle Set
Bird’s Nest Cake Topper
Whiskey Toasting Bar
Western Chic Mr. and Mrs. Signs
Leather Guest Book
Large Escort Card Holder
Chalkboard Napking Ring Holders
Mustaches on a Stick
Rustic Wood and Candle Centerpiece
Leather Twisty Goblet
Thumbprint Guestbook/Signature Tree
Last Chance to Run Sign
Wooden Charger Plates

Inspiration Board: Sage and Brown Ruggedness

Mod shoes

A Mountain Bride: June 2010#