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Friday’s Favorites: Candlelight and Red Velvet Beauties from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Sorry for the late post folks, it’s been a wacky sort of day. However, I think you will find it worth the wait.

Call me old fashioned, but I still love the unity candle ceremony. It brings two families together with active participation from both sides and who can resist the warm romantic glow of candlelight? This week I featured candlelit decor and to add to it, here are some super gorgeous unity candle sets and holders from the best of Etsy. There are a few beauties in that treasury from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Forest Candle Studio, Henna Swirls, Pure Beauty Art, and Shabulous Chandeliers.

Speaking of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, today’s other treasury features swoon worthy red velvet creations and vintage finds all from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

Enjoy the Etsy goodness, have a great weekend, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for the latest and greatest from the team!

‘Two Become One: Unity Candles’ by ravengrrl


Modern Unity Candle

$22.00

Rose Wedding Candles, Unity …

$225.00

Rustic Wood Wedding Unity Ca…

$45.00

Unity Candles

$30.00

Wedding Unity Candle Set – R…

$58.95

Unity Candle, Autumn Leaves …

$75.00

Wonderful Wedding unity cand…

$74.00

Crystal Unity Pilar candle a…

$82.95

Handmade Rustic Wedding Unit…

$35.00

Unity Candle Set Square Pers…

$42.00

Damask Black White Tradition…

$50.00

Western Barn Twine Rope Wedd…

$50.00

Chocolate and Caramel Unity …

$65.00

Unity Candle Holder in White…

$78.00

Square PERSONALIZED Unity Ca…

$59.99

Wedding Unity Candle Holder …

$85.00

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‘Red Velvet Nuptials: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Red Velvet Caramels

$16.00

Vintage inspired red white a…

$39.95

Red Velvet Bow Sparkly Cryst…

$41.00

The George- Our velvet bowti…

$38.00

Red Velvet Morgane Gown by K…

$195.00

Silk Velvet Clutch/Purse/Bag…

$85.00

Bracelet Fingerless Gloves B…

$45.00

Red Velvet Cape Red Riding H…

$375.00

Wedding Journal, Diary, Gues…

$52.00

Red Velvet and Charcoal Grey…

$90.00

Valentine Red-Velvet Ribbone…

$65.00

Love -Handmade Red Clutch Ba…

$63.00

Vintage 1950s Hat – Red Fur …

$58.00

Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow Ru…

$29.95

Scarlett (red velvet) – Impo…

$34.00

Vintage 1960s Red Velvet Boa…

$130.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Red Velvet Vintage Inspiration

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by that deliciousness known as “red velvet.” It’s red, it’s chocolately (if done right…like my Grandmother’s), and that cream cheese frosting is SO worth the extra workout minutes to burn it off. I’ve got a pretty little naked red velvet cake and one gorgeous confection of a wedding dress to complement it. I hope you like it and the Red Velvet Caketini recipe!

Red Velvet Caketini

Red Velvet Vintage Inspiration

Saturday’s Latest: New Bridal and Groom Attire and Weekly Roundup From the Team

Today’s post is going to be short but sweet on commentary. I’m still a bit out of commission, getting better, but a little loopy on meds. So, without further ado, I’d like to welcome our newest Etsy shops to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team! Check out these gorgeous gowns, handsome kilts, and handmade ascots. Come back tomorrow for the last installment of gift ideas from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Sneak Peek: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show’s Newest in Attire’ by ravengrrl

A peek of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show team’s newest in bridal and groom attire as well as show participant’s attire.


Edwardian Titanic Era Silk L…

$1150.00

Late 1920s Silk Lace Wedding…

$525.00

New Ascot Tie Cravat. Gray…

$33.00

Ascot Tie Cravat. cotton.Bri…

$32.00

FLORENCE Bridal Gown

$1750.00

BOHEME Bridal Gown

$1650.00

Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…

$799.00

Satin A-line One Shoulder Fe…

$699.00

wedding dress “ORCHIDS&…

$2000.00

wedding dress “Amazon&q…

$2030.00

Fairytale-style Ball or Wedd…

$1135.00

Bohemian Unique Mermaid Gown…

$650.00

Hand-Sewn in Scotland Bespok…

$395.00

Hand Sewn in Scotland Tartan…

$40.00

Anime Steampunk Tuxedo

$1425.00

Retro Double-Breasted Suits-…

$1325.00

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’s Latest and Greatest 12/8/12’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Jewelry, Bridal cuff…

$35.00

Design Your Own Bridal Brace…

$47.50

Sophisticated Venetian lace …

$47.00

Handmade Brooch Wedding Bouq…

$250.00

HOLIDAY SPECIAL silk bridal …

$178.50

Wedding bouquet photo frame …

$7.99

Wooden “Last Rose of Su…

$40.00

Romantic Wedding Ring Pillow…

$50.00

Bridal Bouquet Rhinestones …

$150.00

A Vintage Wedding Cake Serve…

$54.99

Vineyard Wedding Invite Temp…

$75.00

Wine bottle candle holders

$7.50

New Year’s Eve Kisses //…

$28.00

Teal Sea Shell Bridal Bouque…

$86.00

GOOSE COQUILLE Feathers, An…

$5.95

DIY Pinwheel Invitation Kit …

$15.00

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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: Wheat, Rose Gold, and Black and White Plaid Details and Gorgeous Bridal Jackets

Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans for this Halloweekend? Tomorrow, Mr. Wondermous and I are taking the kiddo up to Longmont for the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration followed by a trip to one of our favorite farms, Berry Patch Farms, to get pumpkins and enjoy their Harvest Festival. I know it will be loads of fun and I’ll do my best to take some pics and post them.

In other news, Belle Memorie is now on Tumblr! If you’d like to see more of wheat inspires me, head over to: http://bellememorie.tumblr.com/ and take a look.

This past week was full of wedding gorgeousness and it’s my pleasure to show you how you can take my inspiration boards and find similar great handmade and vintage items via Etsy. Enjoy!

‘Wheat Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous wheat themed wedding details perfect for an Autumn wedding.


Fall, Autumn Harvest Wheat W…

$30.00

Wheat Monogram Initial, Pers…

$265.00

Devotion Bouquet – Weddings …

$120.00

Wheat headband or tiara

$39.00

Wheat Bouquet

$28.00

Green Wheat Boutonniere

$19.00

Vintage Diamond Wheat Engrav…

$1680.00

Wheat Fall Wedding Invitatio…

$8.50

Golden Wheat Lace Fingerless…

$30.00

rustic wedding hair accessor…

$85.00

5 microfiber groomsmen silks…

$135.00

Summer Sun Bridal Bouquet

$85.00

harvest wheat boutonniere, a…

$18.00

Wheat Penny Cuff Links – Sil…

$10.49

Wedding ring set – recycled …

$198.00

10 Wheat Party Favor Soap

$15.00

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‘Rose Gold Wedding’ by ravengrrl

A collection of rose gold jewelry, colored accessories, and a gorgeous short bridal gown.


Rose Gold ring, Diamond wedd…

$1480.00

14k Rose Gold and African Bl…

$699.00

Men’s 14K White and Rose…

$675.00

Lacy Tea Rose Wedding Set, r…

$1378.00

JENNY Wedding Belt Bridal Be…

$168.00

SALE-Light pink gold embroid…

$18.00

Wedding Polymer Clay flower …

$45.00

Wedding Bridal Fascinator Ch…

$45.00

Blush pink and gold hand dye…

$40.00

Limited Edition – ANOUSCHKA …

$79.00

SALE free shipping Beautiful…

$500.00

Rose Gold Sequin Bridal Shru…

$155.00

NEMA crystal bib necklace

$94.00

Real Leaf Jewelry, Double Co…

$48.00

Champagne Peach Earrings Pin…

$39.00

INNOCENT ROSE, Earrings, ros…

$489.00

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‘Black and White Plaid Wedding Bits’ by ravengrrl


Necktie, Plaid Neckties, Men…

$26.00

Plaid Wedding Invitations

$4.00

SALE 20 Percent Off Clutch F…

$53.60

Bohemian Ruffled Bolero. Wed…

$32.50

mens WIDE PLAID ring sterlin…

$90.00

Punk Rock Girl

$65.00

Pretty Plaid Bow Necklace-cl…

$18.95

Mens Bow Tie – Black/White/…

$19.50

Pleated Wristlet Purse Plaid…

$30.00

110mm flower corsage brooch …

$5.50

Grey Plaid with Black Medal …

$12.50

VICTORIAN PARASOL in Low Lus…

$39.50

Tartan Silver Cufflinks

$82.00

Black And White Plaid Silk O…

$56.00

Black Tartan and Charms Brac…

$31.99

Grey Plaid Groomsmen Liquor …

$20.00

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‘Gorgeous Bridal Jackets’ by ravengrrl


Modern Bridal Alencon Lace &…

$349.00

Bridal Floral Bolero Jacket …

$235.00

LUNA champagne dupioni silk …

$104.00

Ivory long sleeve lace brida…

$99.99

Tulle and Satin Wedding Shru…

$495.00

Vest, Bolero, Wrap Bridal Iv…

$185.00

Custom Made Victorian Lace J…

$178.00

White Faux Fur Bridal Jacket

$89.99

Leather Jacket Bolero Steamp…

$559.00

Enchanted Summer Bittersweet…

$85.00

Bridal Ruffle Bolero with Be…

$95.00

Oriana Ruffle Victorian Brid…

$165.00

Fairy Tale Satin Bolero Shru…

$60.00

Silver gray feather faux fur…

$49.99

LOVE DOTS Bridal black lace …

$82.00

Victorian red blue silk cout…

$44.95

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Friday’s Favorites: Etsy Treasuries: Delicate Baby’s Breath, Ravishing Red, Memento Mori, and Bridal Headwear for Short and Sassy Hair

Well, I’m looking forward to a bit of hopefully real snow in Denver tonight and tomorrow. I’m hoping that 30% chance ends up being a few inches. We’ve had our first snow already, but none of it survived past noon the same day. I’d love to put on my snow gear and have a snowball fight with my kiddo. Now, on with the show!

This Friday’s Favorites has SO many great wedding details I can hardly stand it. Of course, this old goth’s heart skips a beat with the Memento Mori treasury, but I think my favorite is the gorgeous red bridal gown from Avail & Company (an Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team Member). Here it is in all of its glory:

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Take care and have a great weekend!

‘Baby’s Breath Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Bouquet of snow white…

$85.00

Head Wreath of Baby’s Br…

$65.00

perfecta baby’s breath b…

$19.00

White dried baby’s breat…

$32.00

Silver Babys Breath Bridal C…

$75.00

Louie Cut Copper Baby’s …

$65.00

10 Wedding Favors with Baby&…

$20.00

Baby’s Breath Square Nec…

$48.00

Rose on a Stem Ring in 14kt …

$1370.63

Bridal Hairpins – Pair of Ba…

$75.00

BABY’S BREATH Tags, on L…

$4.95

Natural Wedding Bouquet – Ro…

$80.00

Babys Breath Necklace- 14k G…

$86.00

Rustic Chic Gypsophila and B…

$78.00

Set of 5 Rustic Boutonnieres

$30.00

Candle Votives – Baby’s …

$30.00

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‘Red Bridal Style’ by ravengrrl


Red Chiffon Dracula’s Br…

$300.00

Red Long Silk Dress Ceremony…

$389.00

Silk hand painted summer eve…

$350.00

Rococo dress black red

$890.00

CHERRY Deep red Bridal Boler…

$93.00

Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown …

$1650.00

Moulin Red Smoldering Temptr…

$699.00

Pin Up Red Polka Dot Sweethe…

$280.00

PLEATED Sash in Brick Red, 2…

$45.00

Red Wedding Shoes Sexy Heels

$168.00

Bridal PERFECT SET, RED Crys…

$279.00

Red Beaded Bridal Sash, Vint…

$225.00

Red Hat, Silk Flower Hat, Bi…

$119.95

Red Pleated Satin Bridal Clu…

$49.00

Red Bridal, Bridal Hair Comb…

$55.00

Red Scalloped Veil Serged Ed…

$125.00

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‘Memento Mori Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Victorian Anatomy Skull Meme…

$38.00

Memento Mori

$30.00

Black Garter – Gothic Death …

$16.00

Wedding Cuffs. Gothic Wrist …

$18.00

Ceramic Ring Bearer Mini Pla…

$22.00

All is Vanity Victorian Came…

$179.00

Legendary Steampunk Goblin K…

$260.00

Skeleton – Stick Pins – Cors…

$15.00

Silver Skull Wedding Ring Se…

$550.00

LAURA real human tooth red a…

$50.00

Crucifix Coffin ring holder

$6.00

Baroque Elegance Skull Invit…

$3.50

2 Bride & Groom Chocolate To…

$15.00

Leatherette and Lace Gothic …

$70.00

Brooch, Pearl, Feather, or C…

$75.00

HUMAN SKULL SCULPTURE: life-…

$57.75

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‘Bridal Headpieces and Veils Perfect for Short Hair’ by ravengrrl


Grecian pearls lace laurel l…

$95.00

The Kate – Crystal and Petal…

$220.00

Bridal Headpiece, Leaf and B…

$58.00

Bridal Veil – Birdcage Veil …

$55.00

1920s Bridal Headpiece, Vint…

$68.00

Minnie – Wedding Hair Piece,…

$210.00

Bridal Headpiece – Floral He…

$193.00

Grecian Headpiece, Bridal Ha…

$79.00

Teardrop Bridal Headpiece wi…

$200.00

Champagne Bridal headpiece, …

$149.00

Women’s Bridal Ivory Hea…

$75.00

Bridal Statement Hair Comb -…

$75.00

Tulle mini blusher veil – Br…

$38.00

Bandeau Veil, Birdcage Blush…

$32.00

Bridal Veil, Birdcage Veil, …

$95.00

Wedding Veil, Bridal Veil an…

$145.00

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