Category Archives: rustic

Wedding Wednesday: Gold and Dusty Purple Woodland Inspiration

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by a gorgeous bouquet by Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team Member, Amore Bride.
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Isn’t that gorgeous?! It’s such a beautiful fall color combo with the muted gold and dusty purple, that I wanted to borrow the combo and use it for a spring woodland inspiration board just for you all. I hope you enjoy it and that it’s come to you a bit early since tomorrow I will be waiting for the conversion of this blog to my own domain at bellememorie.com!

Stay tuned for more Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team goodness starting on Monday, March 18th where we will be presenting the Third Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show!

Purple and Gold Woodland Wedding

‘Gold and Dusty Purple Woodland Wedding’ by ravengrrl


bridal bouquet woodland Wint…

$120

wedding tiara, Rustic bridal…

$40

Bridal Wedding Garter Set in…

$75.99

Sterling silver woodland med…

$178

Gold Dipped OAK LEAF PENDANT…

$8

Bird wedding cake topper in …

$60

Jewel Tone Wedding Garland, …

$35

Fall Flower Girl Basket with…

$25

Secret Squirrel tie. Men’…

$30

50 real dried leaves-Purple …

$15

Lichen Moss Ribbon – Rustic …

$12

Wedding Shoes teal Mother of…

$235

Steampunk Purse, Butterfly, …

$237

Woodland Tree Wedding Invita…

$2.5

Purple Dragonfly Boutonniere

$20

Blackberry Merlot Mulled Win…

$10

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Monday’s Finding: Ten Fab DIYs

Well, it’s Monday and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my kiddo back from his Grandma’s house. He had a great time up in the mountains and even helped build a snow fort on the lake. My little snow beast is on the right.
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I spent my weekend working on one of my favorite DIY wedding projects: my paper flowers made from pages of Pride and Prejudice. So, since I’m in the DIY spirit, I thought I’d show you some recent DIY finds via Pinterest. My personal fave are the recycled tin cans…gorgeous! Enjoy and I’d love to know if you are doing any DIY projects for your own fete.

DIY Wire Hangers
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Tissue Box Flower Vase

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Super Cute Invites
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Anthropologie Inspired Monogram Trees
Handspun - DIY Tree (Image 2 collage)

DIY Yarn Garland
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Burlap and Vintage Patterned Paper Programs
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Giant Paper Flower Centerpiece
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DIY Miu Miu Heels

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Mixed Media Recycled Can Vases
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Pom Pom Flower Bouquet
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Pic sources are via the project’s respective site.

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/23/13

‘Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/23/13’ by ravengrrl


Ivory Lace Bridal Headband, …

$47

Crochet Wedding Barefoot San…

$15

Lace Bridal or Baby Shower I…

$16.75

Yellow margarita salt – colo…

$3.25

Vintage Mens Suit Teal w/Oxb…

$72

Vintage Red Mens Vest Brocad…

$34

Mens White Wide Tie 1950’…

$21

Clip on Suspenders Vintage E…

$16.99

Unity Candle Set, Wedding De…

$200

Rose Candle Unity Set, Weddi…

$190

Organic Spice Pillar, Slate …

$90

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$50

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$35

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$38

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$15

Monogram Personalized Weddin…

$45

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‘Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/23/13 #2’ by ravengrrl


Seashell Shell Ring Bearer B…

$35

Personalized Ring Bearer Bow…

$29

White Lace Bridal Bolero in …

$35

Flower brooches, made from s…

$11.95

Petite bouquet, Flower Girl …

$35

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$120

Silver Sequined Bow Bridal H…

$62

Large Organza Flower Brooch,…

$16

White Lace Bridal Wrist Char…

$25

Gray Roses with Yellow Origa…

$120

Shell Seashell Ring Bearer W…

$17

Wood Chalkboard Tree Slice R…

$25

Blue SWAROVSKI crystal & rhi…

$35

Dazzling Flower Shape Headpi…

$35

Greem SWAROVSKI crystal & rh…

$29

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$41

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Monday’s Finding: Gorgeous Budget Friendly Candle Decor

Are you on a squeaky tight budget with little to add to your ceremony and reception decor? Well, today I’ve got some budget friendly candle decor inspiration to help you out. Even if budget isn’t an issue and things like allergies or you just aren’t a flower person, these aisle and table ideas are simply gorgeous!

You can have a beautiful wedding and not spend a ton of money. As a wedding and event planner, I’ve worked with a vast range of budgets and with all of them, my first “go to” spot for decor details was the local thrift stores. If you love the looks of clear glass, milk glass, wrought iron, then definitely get thrifting. You can find a great many items like tea cups, vintage jars, and fab bits of rustic wrought iron to hold your candles.

Looking for a bit more bang for your buck? Give those pieces a new life with a fresh coat of paint, glitter, or decoupage:

Or, simply use them as is. Whatever you choose, you can have a beautiful wedding on any budget and candles are guaranteed ambiance for a lot less money than flowers. Speaking of less money…check out your local Catholic supply store for great deals on candles from votives to tall candles in a jar. I used to purchase mine by the case and they were a lot cheaper on the budget than getting them at the grocery store. In addition, this amazing gem of a shop has great candles in bulk and just about everything else for your wedding too: Sav on Crafts.

Well, without further ado…ceremony and reception candle decor inspiration:

Wedding Ceremony Candle Decor

Candles Reception

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: Etsy Finds: Geektastic Nuptials and Boho Beachiness

Welcome to another week of Friday’s Favorites, where I round up the week’s posts with great Etsy Finds. This week for Monday’s Finding we had geeky wedding details and Etsy has plenty of wedding geekery. Then, we had a boho beach inspiration on Wedding Wednesday and I found some gorgeous beachy bits and bobs, including a gorgeous bridal gown. I hope you like this week’s finds and enjoy your weekend!

‘Geektastic Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

Doctor Who (my fave), Star Wars, Zombies, and Robots


Doctor Who – Tardis Boutonni…

$24.00

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS W…

$9.00

police box tardis style doct…

$48.50

Doctor Who inspired TARDIS t…

$25.00

Star Wars Ring – Sterling Si…

$325.00

Star Wars Wedding Cake Toppe…

$32.00

I love you I know cufflinks

$40.00

Padme Amidala Picnic Dress C…

$880.00

Size Medium ivory Moss and T…

$395.00

Zombie Wedding cake topper s…

$50.00

Chocolate Zombie Brains

$6.00

Zombie Brain Garter

$22.50

Silver and Gold Robots in Lo…

$75.00

Bridal Bouquet Steampunk Wed…

$275.00

Gray and Silver ‘Tinman&…

$19.95

Hand Drawn Ink Guest book Ar…

$55.00

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‘Boho Beach Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Beach Wedding Dress. Cottage…

$418.00

Victorian Bridal Headband, P…

$135.00

Beach Wedding Necklace and e…

$290.00

White Mother of Pearl Barefo…

$35.00

Pastel Sea Urchin, Coral, Pe…

$118.00

Sea Urchin Cufflinks – Pink

$44.00

4 silk neckties, groomsmen m…

$144.00

KELVANN — Nautical Shell, S…

$14.00

taupe whisper pink & cream c…

$160.00

Seahorse Wedding Cake Topper…

$50.00

Whimsical Bohemian Beach Wed…

$125.00

Beach Wedding Invitations In…

$13.50

Beach Wedding Candle- Soy W…

$18.00

Mason Jar Lanterns Beach The…

$50.00

Beach Wedding Decoration – S…

$85.00

SHOES OPTIONAL with your nam…

$49.95

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Wedding Wednesday: Boho Beach Inspiration and Some Great Beachy DIYs

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I’m curious as to what you are all working on for your wedding today? Me, I’m making flowers from pages of Pride and Prejudice to go in bouquets and decor. It’s always fun to learn a new crafty skill!

Today’s post is for those planning a beach/destination wedding with boho flair. If you have been coveting all of those beautiful beachy waves for your wedding day tresses, try putting together your own sea salt spray (courtesy of Organic Authority)rather than spending top dollar for the same thing at a much greater salon product price. This will also give you a chance to try out the look prior to your hair trial, just to be sure it’s exactly what you want.

Looking for a unique sweetheart table design for your reception on the sand? Apartment Therapy has a great little tutorial that’s perfect for you and your love to have a bit of you time, while still enjoying the company of your guests.

I’ve also included a gorgeous DIY pebble necklace kit from the Etsy shop, “What the Funk?“, a tutorial for some fun sandy shadowbox table numbers by ChillyBear on Wedding Bee’s DIY forum and DIY beach terrarium kit from Theresa’s Plants & More Store.

I hope you enjoy today’s post! Let me know what you think or if you have any personal inspiration board request.

DIY Sea Salt Spray for boho beach tresses

How to pitch a Boho Beach tent, perfect for use as a sweetheart table.

DIY beach pebble necklace kit. A great gift for your maids!

A DIY beach terrarium kit to set off your table decor.

Beachy shadowbox table number DIY.

Boho Beach Style Wedding