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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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Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Hey all! Today is a short post as I am headed up to the mountains for a Halloween bakeathon with friends and family at my son’s grandmother’s house where he’s been all week. I’m having kiddo withdrawals and must get to my little man. Have a great weekend everyone!

‘Latest and greatest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: 10/06/12’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Invitations Damask B…

$7.75

Wedding place cards and tabl…

$1.00

1960s 1970s Intime Peignoir …

$135.00

1950s Ivory Juliana Nightgow…

$78.00

1970s Babydoll Nightgown Set…

$88.00

1950s Ivory Strapless Bra, R…

$75.00

1950s Ivory Satin Slippers, …

$69.00

Brides Tides Dress Strapless…

$95.00

Lace bridal headband, ribbon…

$43.00

Bridal Guest Book – Ivory La…

$45.00

pearl crystal headband – fre…

$49.00

tiffany blue pearl cluster n…

$16.00

pearl dangle earrings – sing…

$12.00

Men’s necktie Skull tie …

$25.00

Diamond and Pearl Flower Wed…

$40.00

Cuff Bracelet, Lace Jewelry,…

$27.00

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Friday’s Favorites: This Week’s Roundup Etsy Style

Happy Birthday to Me! I woke up to breakfast in bed, prezzies, and most of all a very sweet voice mail from my kiddo who’s at his grandma’s until Sunday. He and I have been playing a bit of phone tag today, so hopefully we’ll be able to chat in person.

I’ve got some great Etsy treasures that go along with this week’s posts. We are fast approaching the holiday season and I encourage you to support individually owned businesses and artisans not just with your wedding shopping, but with your holiday purchases as well. Handcrafted and quality vintage presents abound at sites like Etsy and Wedzu and I’m sure you will find fabulous wedding details you just won’t find anywhere else. Take care and have a great weekend.

‘Rustic Pumpkin Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Vintage Autumn Pumpkins Wed…

$50.00

Chalkboard pumpkin. Pumpkin …

$55.00

Crows with Pumpkin and Sunfl…

$60.00

Pumpkin Wedding Table Center…

$38.00

Wedding or Fall Pumpkin Deco…

$24.00

Natural White Pumpkin Basket…

$33.00

FALL WEDDING, Here Comes the…

$34.99

Burlap Pumpkin – Chocolate B…

$34.99

fabric pumpkins – afternoon …

$40.00

WEDDING FAVORS -Goat Milk So…

$1.50

Jack O’ Lantern lollipop…

$10.00

Beautiful Fall Pumpkin Tags

$5.50

Rustic Prim Pumpkin Placecar…

$3.50

Personalized Kraft Favor Bag…

$17.50

Rustic Fall Wedding Perfect …

$48.00

Fabric wedding invitation wi…

$100.00

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‘Cinderella Fairy Tale Wedding’ by ravengrrl


FAIRYTALE Wedding Signs with…

$82.95

Cinderella Glass Slipper Fav…

$20.00

Satin Wedding Ribbon Wands -…

$48.25

Glass Pumpkin Place card Hol…

$2.92

Cinderella Inspired Blue Wed…

$1150.00

Wedding Votive Candle Holder…

$8.00

Large Silver Glittered Pumpk…

$38.00

Cinderellas Wish… crystal,…

$710.00

Cinderella Breathe Ever Afte…

$1375.00

Cinderella inspired pink ele…

$12.00

Cinderella’s Carriage to…

$180.00

CINDERELLA, Pearl Bridal Nec…

$116.00

Cinderella’s Clutch bag …

$210.00

Something Blue Bouquet Charm…

$3.99

The Cinderella

$3.50

Deposit on Tiffany blue broo…

$160.00

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‘Beyond the Ordinary White Wedding Shoes’ by ravengrrl


Pearl mixed 3X4X5 mm Classic…

$189.00

Dazzling Silver and Crystals…

$205.00

Platform Shoes 3 3/4 Inch Bl…

$150.00

Wedding Shoes Vintage Weddin…

$160.00

Wedding shoes, Swarovski Enc…

$245.00

Something TIFFANY BLUE SOLE …

$98.99

Destiny – Bridal Barefoot Sa…

$72.00

Sexy Bling Glam Crystal Wedd…

$359.99

Bridal White Shoes Crystals

$198.00

Rachel Wedding Shoes, Bridal…

$205.00

Something Blue Bridal Shoes

$60.00

Crystal Bridal Shoes by Kris…

$160.00

Bridal Ballet Flats Bridal B…

$185.00

Wedding Shoes snowflakes cry…

$250.00

Handmade Wedding Bridal Plat…

$108.00

Custom Wedding Shoes — Whit…

$205.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Feather Details, Bouquets, Pink and Purple Ombre, and Great Gatsby Style

Whew! Been feeling pretty crappy today, so I apologize for the lack of intro for today’s post. However, despite my usual witty banter 😉 I do have some fabulous finds from Etsy. I hope you have a great weekend and please drop by tomorrow where I will have a feature on A Boxed Event that provides affordable wedding design via their ingenious Travel Box, as well as an update from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Au Naturale Neutral Feather Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Hair Accessory, Flora…

$75.00

NATURAL FALL BEAUTY – Fall F…

$135.00

Elegant Wedding Boutonniere,…

$18.00

Wedding Pen Rustic Natural Q…

$20.00

Feather bouquet in natural c…

$75.00

IndianRustic Wedding Invitat…

$5.95

Retro Black and white feathe…

$55.00

Shabby chic ivory clutch, b…

$49.99

Flower Girl Basket- Woodland…

$48.00

FEATHER TABLE RUNNER

$175.00

Tawny bronze and black feath…

$68.00

Nature Bird Nest Feather Inv…

$30.00

Natures Forest Collection – …

$26.00

Country romantic soft creamy…

$257.20

Black Natural Feathers Earri…

$18.00

Caroline – Kate Middleton St…

$59.99

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‘Know Your Bouquet Types: What style will you choose?’ by ravengrrl


Bridal bouquet made with fre…

$59.00

Wedding Flowers – Bridal Bou…

$200.00

bridal bouquet grape vine wr…

$115.00

Wedding Bouquet real touch c…

$110.00

Brooch wedding bouquet Somet…

$75.00

Bridal Bouquet with Pewter a…

$399.00

Unique orchid pomander brida…

$105.00

Peacock Bridal Bouquet In Yo…

$195.59

Flower Girl Bouquet – Flower…

$68.95

vintage bride bridal bespoke…

$275.00

Ivory Peacock Feather Cascad…

$250.00

Victorian Tussy Mussy

$20.00

paper flower wedding bouquet…

$150.00

Bridal Pink Glamelia Bouquet

$135.00

SAMPLE SALE 60% OFF – Leah -…

$19.99

WINTER WONDERLAND – White Fa…

$155.00

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‘Ombre Wedding: From Pink to Purple’ by ravengrrl


Large Bridal Bouquet in Pink…

$74.00

NEW Rachel Pale Purple Ombre…

$5.00

Ombre Floral Wedding Invitat…

$10.00

Ombre Shamballa Bracelet wit…

$58.00

3yds Purple Lavender Pink Om…

$2.75

New Aubergine Lavender Ombre…

$27.00

20″ Ombre Hair, Tie dye…

$169.00

Felt Garland: Purple Ombre C…

$12.00

Purple Ombre Bunting Wedding…

$15.00

Ombre Purple Wedding Invitat…

$3.00

Pink Ombre Cupcake in a Jar …

$60.00

Ombré Crystal Necklace and …

$50.00

French Country Home,Dorm,Dis…

$23.00

lace necklace -MATILDE- (omb…

$42.00

Purple Ombre Butterfly Heart…

$30.00

Bridesmaid Ruffle Clutch – T…

$50.00

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‘Great Gatsby Style for the Bride and Groom’ by ravengrrl


Deco Bridal Cap Beaded Ribbo…

$225.00

Authentic Antique Deco Era S…

$68.00

Deco Goddess Pearl and Cryst…

$168.00

Juliet Cap Bridal Head Dress

$600.00

White Poppies , Paillettes …

$1975.00

Incredible Sparkling Flapper…

$315.00

1920s wedding dress / vintag…

$985.00

Jean Harlow Marabou Coat Hol…

$225.00

Tuxedo / Vintage Tuxedo 2 Tw…

$125.00

Retro 1920s Style Vests

$248.00

White Art Deco Steampunk Spa…

$55.00

Antique 20s Mens Coat / Tuxe…

$220.00

1920s Art Deco 10k Gold Cuff…

$395.00

1920’s Art Deco Sterling…

$195.00

Vintage Art Deco Camphor Gla…

$150.00

SALE – Art Deco rhinestone v…

$75.00

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