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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Reception Lounges

In the past year or two, reception lounges with their casual setting aside from the buffet and dance floor have become increasing popular at weddings. Bride Tide is predicting that the reception lounge popularity will increase in 2013 and lounges are definitely on trend. Personally, I love them. They provide a great option for your guests who either don’t want to dance, those who are taking a break from getting their dance on not just for rest, but for mingling and conversation without the noise of the dance floor and sans the stiff dining chair. There are ways to create a lounge for every theme, budget, and guest total. Here are some of my faves from around the ‘net.

Modern Wedding Lounge

Rustic Wedding Lounge

Vintage/Garden Reception Loungs

Glam/Classic Reception Lounge

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Wedding Wednesday: Purple Geometric Inspiration

Yesterday, I introduced you to the geometric trend with assorted bits and bobs of inspiration. Today, I wanted to put together a cohesive geometric inspired board with some classic wedding elements. The board is centered around this gorgeous purple Tony Ward gown with a rectangular neckline and square and rectangular paillettes.

I hope you enjoy the set!

Geometric Inspiration

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Geometric

This past week, E! launched a new section called, “The Trend.” It’s basically their roundup of the latest and greatest fashion trends to hit the streets and one of the biggest current fashion trends are geometric patterns from subtle circles to bold and colorful triangles. As with any fashion trend, it doesn’t take long for it to hit the bridal world and I have some cool geometric trend inspiration for you today.

A great way to apply the geometric trend is to start with your wedding dress. Consider a tone on tone geometric print such as this fashion forward dress from Teresa Helbig:

Then, move on to other details such as this fun octagon shaped invite:

A cool modern palette combined with bold shapes such as in this cake, is sure to give your fete a crisp clean look:

Enjoy the extra bits and bobs I have for you below and stay tuned for a great geometric inspiration board on tomorrow’s Wedding Wednesday!

Geometric Wedding Trend 1

Geometric Wedding Trend 2

Geometric Wedding Trend 3

Saturday’s Latest: Pink bridal gowns and the latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you know Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were wed last weekend in Italy. The buzz has been all about Jessica’s gorgeous Giambattista Valli pink bridal gown. Just in case you haven’t seen it…here ya go.

If you are considering a pink gown for your own wedding, consider a design from one of the members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Many of our designers and vintage purveyors have gorgeous pink gowns from Champagne to Bubblegum. In addition, most of them can create a custom design just for you! Here are some great pink gowns in a variety of styles: boho, vintage, 50s, classic, Great Gatsby style, etc. In addition, I have a roundup of great new bits and bobs from the team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 10/27/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out some of the team’s newest finds and creations.


Boutonniere, Purple Satin Ro…

$14.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

Marie Antoinette Lavender an…

$80.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

silvery lavender silk lace s…

$185.00

Wedding Cake flavored rim su…

$3.95

Popcorn – old fashioned popp…

$8.00

Popcorn – old fashioned popc…

$8.00

Swans , Decorative 3D Gift -…

$15.00

Flower Girl Tutu Dress–Vint…

$135.00

Made to Order Custom Details…

$375.50

KETUBAH Ketubahs – Custom Ke…

$165.00

1920s Flapper Great Gatsby A…

$320.00

Two Dozen of French Macarons…

$44.00

Ninotchka-Weddings Bridal Fa…

$159.00

Keys and Locks Pattern Cotto…

$30.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Color Blocking and Blush and Ivory Treasuries

It’s almost the weekend! I’m super duper excited for Sunday as Mr. Wondermous and I are going to see Dead Can Dance. Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard are amazing and I’m thrilled that they reunited. I’ve been a fan for a long time, but haven’t been able to see them live until now. I can cross this one off my bucket list. On with today’s favorites!

This week’s favorites based on this week’s posts have some gorgeous handmade and vintage items that will knock your proverbial socks off! Couples that like bright vibrant color will love the color blocked aqua and green treasury and for those who like more subdued color, the blush and ivory treasury is also full of great bits and bobs from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Team. Enjoy and don’t forget that you aren’t limited to what you find in the big box stores. Support individual artisans and vintage purveyors and have an awesome weekend!

‘Color Block: Aqua and Green Wedding’ by ravengrrl

Current trend in the wedding world: color blocking


Color Block Modern Wedding I…

$2.95

OLIVIA – Gold Wrapped – Sea …

$28.00

Cool Green and Teal Blue Gla…

$34.00

Paper Flower Bouquet – Blue …

$120.00

Wedding Garter – Ivory Lace …

$35.00

Turquoise bridesmaid gown

$190.00

bridesmaid blue classic two…

$190.00

Blue & Green Feather Boutonn…

$8.00

Wedding Guest Book Box – Blu…

$68.00

1″ Pastel Blue and Gree…

$8.00

Wedding Table Setting Decora…

$40.00

Cake Stand in Pastel Aqua Bl…

$80.00

Liberty of London Bunting – …

$25.00

Aqua and Apple Green Wedding…

$35.00

Set of 10 Handmade Aqua Blue…

$69.95

Blue and Gree Painted Vases …

$40.00

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‘Blush and Ivory Wedding Bits and Bobs: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

A collection of blush and ivory wedding accessories featuring the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


LEAH Touch of Lace Wedding I…

$712.50

Shoe Clips Ivory / White Hyd…

$39.50

Ring Bearer Pillow and Flowe…

$185.00

Peach Blush and Ivory Bridal…

$141.00

Enchanted Wedding Ribbon Wan…

$63.00

Natural Wedding Bouquet – Ro…

$80.00

Layered Teatime Clutch : Blu…

$76.00

Blush Bridal Hair Fascinator…

$60.00

Ruffled Romance – Classic & …

$14.65

Wedding Shoes snowflakes and…

$250.00

Victorian Wedding Bouquet, U…

$477.00

Wedding Garter Set an Heirlo…

$40.00

Blush Bridal Bib Necklace- C…

$75.00

8 CUSTOM Marie Antoinette fa…

$250.00

Lace Ring Bearer Pillow – Iv…

$52.00

WHISPER ON A BREEZE – Bridal…

$79.00

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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Color Blocking

Many of us know how color blocking in fashion can make a very bold statement by putting two or more colors next to one another. Fashion has been embracing color blocking once again and the technique is making its way in to the wedding world.

Long gone are the days when, “what are your colors” almost always included white and one other color. Couples now are looking to make statements with their decor providing their guest with more than a ceremony followed by a reception. Today’s couples are looking to provide an experience and many times an artistic one. Color blocking is a great way to put some bold color and excitement in to your wedding experience.

Check out these great color blocking palettes and perhaps consider color blocking with your favorite colors for your own wedding.

Color Block Wedidng

Wedding Wednesday: Tangerine Tango and Ultramarine Green

If you love bright crisp colors, then today’s inspiration board should be right up your alley. Earlier this month, Pantone (the leader in color theory and development) released their Fall 2012 color report based on New York Fashion Week. The report showed a bit of a departure from the typical fall colors of basic brown, dark orange, mustard yellow, and raisin. What Pantone presented are beautiful rich bright color mixed with two beautiful neutrals:

In the coming weeks, Wedding Wednesday will feature inspiration boards based on this fabulous color palette. We start with the color Pantone predicts will be the hottest for fall: Tangerine Tango. I have mixed Tangerine Tango with Ultramarine Green to create a bright and modern inspiration board. Stay tuned for a month of Wedding Wednesdays filled with color!

Tangerine Tango and Ultramarine Green Wedding