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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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Stunner Thursday: Great Gatsby Style

The 1920s are back and many couples are loving the Great Gatsby style of that era. On today’s Stunner Thursday, I have some great examples of Great Gatsby style for both brides and grooms. From gorgeous finger waves to boater hats, you are sure to find a bit of personal style inspiration for your own 20s influenced fete.

Great Gatsby Style 1

Great Gatsby Style 2

Gatsby Style 3

Friday’s Favorites: Tattooed Details, Gorgeous Gowns, and My Etsy Wedding Finds

Woot! It’s almost the weekend! On the agenda for my weekend: tux shopping with Mr. Wondermous and finishing up our Save the Dates (I will post them once I know my guests have received them). Speaking of my wedding, I thought I would show you that yes, I do in fact support the individual artisans and vintage purveyors of Etsy in the planning of my wedding. I’m putting my money where my mouth is. My wedding purchases from Etsy shops thus far:

Veil: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brendasbridalveils
Butterfly Swarovski beads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Abundance74
Gorgeous guest book pen: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sprinkles101
Vintage croquet set: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pastoria
Vintage drawer (for escort cards): http://www.etsy.com/shop/LivingLolaStyle
Millinery pearl flower stamens: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GSboutique
Millinery pearl flower stamens, velvet flowers and leaves: http://www.etsy.com/shop/32NorthSupplies
British buttons: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyButtonBuddy
Butterfly chalkboard stand: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrabApplCreations
Bridal butterfly bolero: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Chuletindesigns
Purple peony hair clip: http://www.etsy.com/shop/stellasjewelry
Jane Austen Guestbook: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lacegrl130
Vintage lace clutch: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fancylady6
Milk Glass vase: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CandicesCorner
Milk Glass goddess bottle: http://www.etsy.com/shop/UncommonCollectibles
Cinnabar butterfly pendant: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jingjingdesign

Now, on with Friday’s Favorites! I know you will love these great Etsy finds based on this week’s posts. I adore the bird nest bouquet for a woodland themed wedding and the art deco gown by Natasha Von is completely swoonworthy. Enjoy these treasuries and have an awesome weekend!

‘Vintage and Vintage Inspired Wedding Worthy Couture’ by ravengrrl


RARE 50s Couture Rhinestone …

$2500.00

Ballets Russes , Art Deco Fa…

$4350.00

Couture Fall 2013 Evening Go…

$875.00

Magnificent RARE SHOWGIRL Bo…

$3000.00

1960’s Peach Evening Gow…

$450.00

stunning vintage ceil chapma…

$500.00

Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…

$799.00

Ballgown – formal dress

$800.00

Wedding Dress : Vintage Bron…

$595.00

INCREDIBLE Rare Late 1920s E…

$669.00

Vintage evening gown,black l…

$285.00

Vintage Rose Sequined Bob Ma…

$650.00

1950’s White Silk Tulle …

$300.00

Vintage California COUTURE E…

$425.00

Vintage 1950s/ 60s Gold Flor…

$340.00

Pronovias Costura Barcelona …

$350.00

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‘For the Birds: Bird themed wedding’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Bouquet Jewelry for S…

$44.00

Bird Wedding Table Markers

$13.00

2 centerpieces with Bird’…

$33.90

LOVE NEST BOUTONNIERE . Bird…

$16.00

10% OFF Bridesmaid gifts,6 s…

$171.00

Wedding Guest Book Destinati…

$85.00

Wedding shoes twitter blue b…

$239.00

Wedding Bird Cake topper – B…

$75.00

Muslin Favor Bags – Stamped …

$12.50

15 PC FAIRY Woodland FANTASY…

$415.00

Bird nest ring pillow

$35.00

Bird Gift Tags – Creme Flora…

$4.50

Tree Themed Love Bird Folded…

$7.30

Feathers wish tags paper fea…

$5.50

No. 8 / WEDDING CAKE TOPPERS…

$19.95

Rustic Outdoors Themed Weddi…

$10.00

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‘Creepy Crawly Halloween Wedding’ by ravengrrl


White Spider Web Wine Glasse…

$50.00

Vintage 1920s Gatsby Wedding…

$42.00

Spider Necklace Black Widow …

$110.00

Unity Candle Halloween Spide…

$42.00

Two Twistedly Wicked Corner …

$69.00

Black Glittery Spider Web Th…

$40.00

Black and White Spider Web T…

$25.00

Paper Circle Halloween Garla…

$12.00

Spiderweb Butterfly Motif Ve…

$27.00

Insects spiders flies centip…

$10.50

Sterling Silver Spider Cuffl…

$65.00

Pure Cotton – SPIDER WEB – D…

$22.00

Mini bridal veil, tulle head…

$65.00

Dazzling Denise Beaded Spide…

$10.00

Romantic spiderweb shawl – S…

$235.00

Spider Necklace Halloween We…

$68.00

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‘Celebrate Your Ink: Tattoed Themed Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Favor Bags – SET OF 10 Rocka…

$15.00

Mr and Mrs tattoo – hand-pai…

$20.00

Little Beau Neck Tie Black a…

$12.00

Tattoo Sparrow True Love- En…

$24.00

Fake Cupcake Faux Cupcake Re…

$10.75

Tattoo Inspired Letterpress …

$75.00

Sparrow Necklace with Red Cr…

$15.00

SET OF 25 Rockabilly Vegas …

$25.00

SAMPLE Koi Tattoo Wedding In…

$3.00

Koi Tattoo Punk Wedding Gift…

$15.95

Fish Pocket Mirror – Turquoi…

$5.00

men’s cotton necktie – c…

$47.00

Ocean blue Anchors Away Invi…

$50.00

Custom Wedding Temporary Tat…

$2.60

Hand Stitched Anchor Ivory F…

$1.50

6 oz Stainless Steel Flask -…

$17.95

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Saturday’s Latest: Great new creations from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team!

Well, our team has been very busy over the past few weeks creating and finding great wedding bits and bobs to help you create an authentically you fete. From one of a kind handmade veils to fabulous vintage suits and ties, the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team has got you covered! Take a peek at our latest and greatest and enjoy. 🙂

‘Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 9/15’ by ravengrrl


rose quartz flower headband …

$100.00

steampunk wedding tiara – vi…

$59.00

steampunk wedding tiara – vi…

$59.00

Stunning Wide Silk Tie. Mens…

$18.50

Mini bridal tulle veil, unus…

$65.00

Bridal mini hat fascinator, …

$67.00

Waist length bridal tulle ve…

$75.00

Lacy crystal bridal hair pin…

$20.00

Bridal Shower Wedding Invita…

$7.00

Wedding Invitations Peacock …

$9.25

Custom Made to Order Bikinis…

$65.00

Custom Made to Order Bras Pa…

$90.00

Wedding Signing Pen / Guest …

$18.00

Pink Cassette MixTape Night …

$59.00

MixTape Cassette Tape Lighte…

$440.00

80s 90s Retro Rock n Roll Mu…

$59.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest: From the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 9/15’ by ravengrrl


Vintage Tweed Jacket. Mens G…

$44.00

Houndstooth Vintage Pants Re…

$22.00

Vintage Italian Silk Tie Men…

$38.95

Handsome Hunter Green Suit. …

$69.00

Beach Destination Wedding St…

$34.00

Pearl Nautilus Flower Girl B…

$87.00

22 inch Wedding Cake Stand, …

$90.00

14 inch Wedding Cake Stand -…

$50.00

Wedding Signing Pen / Guest …

$26.00

Wedding Signing Pen / Guest …

$26.00

Wedding Invitations Winter W…

$6.75

Pleated Blue Clutch…Unique…

$53.00

Mixed Cotton Bridal Bouquet …

$75.00

Super Sweet and Charming Cus…

$360.00

10,000 Year Old Cufflinks in…

$145.00

Wedding Pearl Hair Comb, Bri…

$49.00

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Saturday’s Latest: Voluptuously Hip and Weekly Roundup From the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Happy Weekend! This week’s Saturday’s Latest features a new addition to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Team: Voluptuously Hip. Voluptuously Hip features handmade lingerie, including bras, (custom orders welcome, all sizes AA-HH 28-44) panties, and swimwear.

Here is a bit about Voluptuously Hip and about the owner, Ruth:
“I grew up on a small farm in northern Ontario, were all the ladies in the family were talented and creative. They were knitters, quilters and crocheters. They made the most beautiful quilts, sweaters hats, mittens and so much more.So I was taught to sew at a very young age. I loved sewing, I’d make aprons, pants, jumpsuits, pretty much anything. As I got a bit older I got away from sewing for awhile. But not for long.

When I had children, I got back into sewing, I made my kids Halloween costumes, coats, dresses, pants, pajamas, anything they wanted. So one day when my daughters and I were out shopping, for fabric, we came across some bra patterns.I had never dreamed of making my own bras! My bras were so expensive, I’m an odd size, a G34, so they are hard to find, the selection slim, and quite costly, and I still needed to alter the straps (cause they were always too long) when I got it home. So I bought the pattern and the things I needed to make my own bra. Within no time, I had put together my own bra!! Loved it, started sewing myself a new bra everyday. Then I made my daughters little bras, and my girlfriends bras. Then I made matching panties. One day my niece said to me “You should sell on Etsy!” And here I am! 🙂

Now I make Lingerie, Swimwear, Bras and Panties.
I want to add a men’s line.
I want to add a new Etsy Store with clothing, womens dresses, coats, skirts, pants etc. etc
I want to quit my day job and become a full time Etsy seller.
Selling my beautiful OOAK creations!
I love when people email me their compliments.
I love making and creating beautiful unique things!
The part I love most is, the things I have created are going all over the world!”

Here is a sampling of the gorgeous lingerie that Ruth has for sale in her shop. Please consider Voluptuously Hip for your honeymoon lingerie! Remember, Ruth can make one of a kind unique to you lingerie and swimwear that you won’t find on anyone else.

Now for the weekly roundup from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest and Greatest Week of 8/18/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out the latest offerings from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


Elegant Purple Ranunculus Wr…

$16.00

Red Coral Pearl Wedding Hair…

$6.00

Shiny bridal tiara headband …

$65.00

Origami Crane Lilies, Yellow…

$60.00

One-of-a-kind Criss Cross Pl…

$278.00

Fairy Wings Lollipop – Black…

$10.00

Wedding Chair Cover for Chia…

$60.00

Vinca Bohemian Gown – Custom…

$249.00

Bluebird Wedding Decor – Vin…

$14.00

Wedding Guest Book Box, pape…

$90.00

Vintage 50s Pinup Dress-Full…

$75.00

Day of the Dead WEDDING CAKE…

$40.00

Sky Captain Airplane Robot a…

$299.99

Bridesmaid Clutch – Bridesma…

$46.00

Antique Wedding Forks Cottag…

$50.00

Candle Chandelier handcrafte…

$250.00

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