Category Archives: purple

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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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: 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

Monday’s Findings: My favorite pins for my own wedding

My long time readers know that I get my “Monday’s Finding” material from Pinterest. If you haven’t joined Pinterest yet, I highly recommend it (especially for those planning a wedding). It’s a great way to clip and save inspirational ideas without reverting to Kindergarten cut and paste collages (lol). I’ve collected a great deal of ideas for my own wedding, as well as inspirational bits and bobs for you. Here’s the link to my Pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/bellememorie/.

I thought that for today’s Monday’s Finding, I’d share some of my pins for mine and Mr. Wondermous’ wedding coming up in June. We have a plum, navy, ivory and gold color palette inspired by my favorite book, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen with a bit of Anglophile loveliness that both myself and Mr. Wondermous love. Feel free to comment and share your own favorite pins. Without further ado, my faves:

My Wedding Inspiration Board

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: Winter Wedding Goodness: Etsy Treasury Roundup

So, US folks, how did your Thanksgiving go? Mine was great. Amazing food (I’m in charge of Turkey, gravy, and pies) and wonderful family made the day wonderful. This year I tried that bacon wrapped turkey that has made its rounds on Pinterest and it was the best turkey I’ve ever made and the gravy was heavenly. My kiddo actually ate all of the turkey that was on his plate for the first time ever. He has requested a bacon covered turkey for next year…lol.

Today’s Friday’s Favorites is FULL of great Etsy finds. As you plan your wedding and looking to the holiday season, consider skipping the big box stores and shop from the convenience of your home to support individually owned businesses. Enjoy!

‘Winter Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates’ by ravengrrl


Under the Tree – Wedding In…

$1.35

Winter Wedding Invitations s…

$4.00

Winter Wedding Invitation ha…

$4.00

Snow Berries Winter Wedding …

$80.00

Pretty Pine Cone Holiday Win…

$2.50

Winter wedding invitations C…

$100.00

Winter Wedding in Watercolor…

$50.00

Evergreen Bough Winter Weddi…

$4.65

Event Invitations – Winter W…

$20.00

Rustic Wedding Invitation Su…

$25.00

Sparkling Red and White Sno…

$24.99

Winter Snowflake Eco Friendl…

$5.00

Whimsical Winter Penguin Cou…

$18.00

100 Snowflake Save the Date …

$32.00

100 Woodland Save The Date/…

$95.00

Save the Date Engagement Rin…

$25.00

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‘Winter Wedding Cake Toppers’ by ravengrrl


Mr and Mrs Snowman Winter We…

$50.00

Winter Wedding Cake Topper T…

$82.00

Winter Wedding Cake Topper ,…

$40.00

Love Bird Cake Topper, Winte…

$36.99

Winter Wedding Cake Topper -…

$25.00

Christmas Holiday Sugar Gump…

$40.00

Wedding Cake Topper, White L…

$62.00

rustic wedding cake topper p…

$35.00

Snowflake Wedding Cake Toppe…

$30.00

Custom Keepsake Wedding Cake…

$190.00

Personalized Winter Wedding …

$60.00

Skiers Wedding Cake Topper

$40.00

2 transparent acrylic plexi …

$26.00

Fabric Cake Bunting Decorati…

$8.00

Winter Weddings Red Penguins…

$35.10

5 inch – Crystal Snowflake A…

$50.00

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‘Purple and Silver Winter Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Iridescent Silver Crystal Pa…

$395.00

Purple Faux Fox Bridal Wrap

$35.99

Purple Wedding Purse Frosty …

$68.99

Couture headpiece/ fascinato…

$361.00

Amethyst Purple Crystal Silv…

$195.00

Deposit on an heirloom purpl…

$310.00

Boutonniere Aubergine Purple…

$25.00

Purple Silver And White Rhin…

$3.40

Snowflake Winter Wonderland …

$6.00

Christmas wine glasses, 2 sn…

$24.00

Purple, Plum & Silver (with …

$175.00

READY TO SHIP-Silver Wedding…

$174.00

Custom make Vintage Wedding …

$169.00

Silver gray fabric flower be…

$25.00

Wedding gift ideas pashmina …

$25.00

Locket, Silver Locket,Purple…

$79.99

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