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Friday’s Favorites: Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek…Floral Headpieces and Gowns!

Happy Friday! What will you be up to this weekend? Me, I’ll be snuggled up on the couch in front of the fireplace with Mr. Wondermous. The kiddo is up the mountain at Grandma’s and will be frolicking in the snow and skipping across Grandma’s frozen lake. I’m looking forward to nearly three days without stepping on a Lego…lol.

Today I have two treasuries for you. Both are sneek peeks in to what the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will be presenting as part of our annual show here on the Belle Memorie blog, beginning March 18th. I am just so proud of all the amazing vintage finds and one of a kind handmade creations our talented team has to offer you this year. Check out these swoon worthy gowns and fabulous floral headpieces! Stay tuned for the show on the 18th and next week will present more peeks in to what the team has been up to. Have a great weekend!

‘Floral Bridal Headpieces: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Flower Crown plum Wo…

$36.95

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31

Cherry Blossom Head Wreath -…

$36

White Floral Crown with Rhin…

$20

Sunshine and Slate Billy Bal…

$32

Vivienne Headdress

$115

Lucky Sparkles Fascinator

$65

Fall Autum bridal hair fasci…

$58

Romantic Wedding Crown of Bl…

$350

White Orchid Fascinator

$36

20% OFF Bridal Headband Cham…

$36

Fanny Silk Flower Butterfly …

$420

SUPER SALE Tropical Hair Pie…

$35

French Lilac Head Piece – Wo…

$65

Flower Headpiece – Crown Fas…

$60

Pink Petal Headpiece, Flower…

$357

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek: Gowns!’ by ravengrrl


Champagne Gold Sequins Weddi…

$329

GARDENIA Bridal Gown

$2090

Plus Size Wedding Dress, sat…

$1299

SALE Wool Grey Fantasy Coat …

$752.5

Sweetheart Neckline & Zipper…

$899

Modest Scoop Neck Champagne …

$454.95

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress R…

$280

Princess Philipa wedding dre…

$950

Rockabilly Pin Up Custom We…

$289

wedding dress “Antoinet…

$1895

KC Bambi one-of-a-kind corse…

$925.95

Betty – Vintage Style Tea Le…

$395

Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown …

$1650

Iridescent Silver Crystal Pa…

$395

Wedding dress vintage 1930s …

$435

An endearing emerald green s…

$265

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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!

Tablescapes 1

Tablescapes 2

Tablescapes 3

Tablescapes 4

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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Style Thursday: Dark Romantic Make Up

Today’s Style Thursday is a continuation on yesterday’s dark romance theme. Be you a gothic bride, are planning a Winter wedding, or just love dark ethereal make up, I’ve got some great looks for you today. This is the sort of make up I wear in my day to day life. I have always found beauty in the shadows and these looks can certainly be interpreted as such.

As you can see with these looks, some follow that strange beauty rule of having only one intense feature. In all honesty, If you want to have a heavy eye and a heavy lip, go for it! If you prefer to follow the rule, that’s okay too. Remember, it’s your face and you are the one who has to be satisfied with your look. Rules were meant to be followed, bent, and in some cases broken. 😉

If your budget allows, start looking for a make up artist to assist you with your wedding day look. If you are on a strict budget, many make up artists will do a consultation and show you how to DIY your make up. For those whose budget is squeaky tight, check out the department store make up counters. Many of them will do your make up for no cost or if you buy a product (your definitely going to want a lipstick).

The only thing I would caution you on is heavy glitter on your face. Sometimes the glitter flakes can show up as skin flaws in your photography. I’m a glitter lover and know how hard it is to restrain one’s love for pixie dust, especially when planning your dream day. So, before you go channeling Tinkerbell, talk to your photographer and see what he or she suggests. Many photogs can work with you to help you develop the best look for you and your photos.

So, take a peek and don’t forget to take a moment to soak all of this wedding planning in. Remember, this is supposed to be fun!

Dark Romantic Makeup 1

Dark Romantic Make Up 2

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

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
weddingdressfantasy.com

Green dress
weddingdressfantasy.com

Wedding Lady Purple Wedding Dress Ideas
southernweddingladybug.blogspot.com

Galleries
fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Rami Kadi Couture 2012-2013
weddinginspirasi.com

Gothic Mermaid and Fit n Flare

Gothic Sheath and High/Low Wedding Dresses

Gothic Bridal Shoes

Dolce & Gabbana suede booties
$830 – farfetch.com

Rocha
$235 – theoutnet.com

Aldo heels
aldoshoes.com

KG Kurt Geiger red pumps
$63 – johnlewis.com

Iron Fist stiletto heels
$57 – newlook.com

Velvet pumps
sinistersoles.com

Heel sandals
$87 – garmentquarter.com

Wedge heels
modcloth.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Gothic Wedding Menswear

Gothic Bridal Bouquets

Gothic Boutonniere

Gothic Wedding Invitations

Gothic Wedding Cakes

Red and Black Gothic Wedding

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

R. Jack Balthazar
rjackbalthazar.com

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

gothic bridal shoot
boho-weddings.com

Gothic Wedding 2

Midnight in the Garden of Evil
midnightinthegardenofevil.blogspot.com

night notes and wine spills
benchrisman.blogspot.com

gothic bridal shoot
boho-weddings.com

Frederic S. Durbin’s Weblog
fredericsdurbin.wordpress.com

Black and White Gothic Wedding

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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