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Friday’s Favorites- Etsy goodness based on this week’s posts: Loving the vintage cake toppers!

Happy Friday! My apologies on the lateness of this post. I have been battling a wicked migraine for most of the day and it is gladly dissipating. Mr. Wondermous was so wonderful to come home and take care of me and the kiddo. This is one of the reasons why I’m SO marrying that man this coming June!

Anyhoo, today’s favorites as always are based on this week’s posts and my favorite finds are all of these beautiful and cute vintage cake toppers. If you are having a vintage wedding, a vintage cake topper will bring that added bit of detail to your overall theme. After all, the cake is often the center of your reception and one of the biggest details your guests will remember after the party is over.

Then, I have a selection of handmade and vintage yellow gowns a la Amber Tamblyn. Yellow bridal gowns are definitely trending be it a 1950s tulle confection to a canary hued bit of couture.

Next, is a collection of whimsical woodland deer themed wedding bits and bobs. Merry Mint’s woodland pink invites are a delight and a bit different from the traditional woodsy hued creations.

Finally, we have a good bit of men’s fashion both vintage and bespoke. I must give a little shout out to Machete & Sons as they have supported the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show since its inception. Not to mention, they are one of my local faves when it comes to exceptionally tailored traditional suiting as well as suits perfect for a theme wedding.

So, I hope you enjoy and support these individually owned shops. Tomorrow I will have a preview of this year’s NEW Etsy Virtual Bridal Show vendors. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers’ by ravengrrl


SALE Vintage Wedding Cake To…

$8.95

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper …

$65.00

60s Wedding Cake Topper Vint…

$16.00

Wedding Cake Topper, Fifties…

$55.00

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper

$125.00

1930’s Wedding Cake Topp…

$32.00

Gorgeous Vintage Wedding Cak…

$9.99

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper …

$20.00

Vintage 1950s Wedding Cake T…

$34.00

Wedding Cake Topper Pottery …

$28.00

Vintage Lladro wedding figur…

$50.00

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper …

$40.00

Sweet Chic 1920s Wedding Ca…

$74.99

Vintage Wilton Bride and Gro…

$30.00

Vintage Delft Blue Wedding C…

$19.00

Kokeshi wedding couple, wedd…

$15.35

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‘Wedding Dresses Full of Sunshine’ by ravengrrl


Soft Yellow Silk Wedding Dre…

$390.00

Dress Creme Lase Mustard …

$99.99

Spring Yellow Ada Wedding Dr…

$499.00

The Burning Berta maxi dress…

$189.00

Princess Wedding Gown Stripe…

$950.00

Sunshine Yellow Polka Dot Ro…

$109.00

Vintage Sunset Glow lace & T…

$139.00

Blake–Canary Satin Faced Si…

$1265.00

Yellow Beaded Three Layer Go…

$250.00

Vintage 1960s 1970s Golden A…

$98.00

Ruffled Mustard Love Heart S…

$689.00

Strapless Yellow Retro Style…

$300.00

Alternative corset wedding g…

$395.00

Vintage 1960s Pale yellow po…

$139.00

Mandy in lace–Custom-Made

$175.00

15% Off Birthday Sale 1930s …

$200.60

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‘Oh Deer! Deer Themed Woodland Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Oh Deer Woodland Monogram We…

$20.00

Wedding favor bags, muslin, …

$50.00

Deer Gold Plated Wax Seal St…

$18.00

woodland wish tags, gift car…

$9.60

Stag Bobby Pin – Silver Deer…

$25.00

Holiday Sale 20% Woodlands D…

$20.00

Deer Track Wedding Band or N…

$57.00

Stag Cufflinks – Sterling Si…

$210.00

Gold Deer Antler

$24.00

Holiday Decor Forest Reindee…

$36.00

Forest Full of Love, Deer We…

$68.00

6 Winter Deer Lollipops: Woo…

$14.00

Wedding Place Card Favors, 5…

$50.00

Hair Stick Fork Comb Natural…

$92.00

100 Custom Buck & Doe Deer S…

$150.00

Wedding table decoration – a…

$100.00

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‘Beyond the Rental: Masculine Wedding Attire’ by ravengrrl

Because groom’s deserve to have new wedding duds too.


Adult Flynn Rider Wedding Co…

$900.00

Anime Steampunk Tuxedo

$1425.00

Gold Tapestry Cloth and Blac…

$390.00

Hemp Guayabera Shirt, Cuban …

$118.00

Custom Made to Order 3 piece…

$549.99

Ready to ship Black blazer w…

$195.00

Cat jacket – japonese lining

$60.00

The Michael Suit

$1199.00

Hand-Sewn in Scotland Bespok…

$395.00

Hand-Tailored White Tie Atti…

$1335.00

Black dress Mens Kurta Cotto…

$29.99

Medieval Renaissance Noble W…

$236.00

Short Circuit geek tie. Anti…

$30.00

Wedding Mens Bow Tie Yoshio …

$42.00

Wood Bow Tie – For Weddings

$32.00

Men skull necktie, Copper ti…

$25.00

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Saturday’s Latest: Binding Ties and the Latest and Greatest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Today’s Saturday’s Latest is a feature on an Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team member whose work I have admired and I’ll be honest, coveted, for a good while. Many brides and grooms choose to have a handfasting ceremony as part of their nuptials (Mr. Wondermous and I will). Be they of Celtic ancestry, belong to an earth based religion, or a secular couple looking to incorporate a bit of long-standing tradition in to their wedding ceremony, the integral part of a handfasting ceremony are the cords that you and your love bind your hands with. It’s a moment that I feel requires the same attention to detail as your centerpieces and wedding day look. Finding all of the bits and bobs for your cord as well as the time it takes to weave all of them together can be a bit daunting. Why not have Claire of Binding Ties make you a breathtaking handfasting cord?

“I married the other half in a fantastic tiny ceremony on a remote beach in Scotland a couple of years ago. We didn’t want a church wedding, and didn’t like the rules that were dictated to us if we got married in a certified location like a stately home, so we had a Humanist ceremony, which meant we could pretty much write the rules ourselves. We had a fantastic time picking a location and planning the whole thing, and we included handfasting as part of the day (I fell in love with the idea after seeing the gorgeous moonlit ceremony in Braveheart years ago!). Trouble was, I really struggled to find any cords that were exactly what I wanted – handfasting has been something that’s been viewed as predominantly pagan until the last few decades, so most cords were a little too un-sparkly for my liking. So I decided to make my own, and a little while after that, Binding Ties was born!”

“Handfasting cords are part of an ancient Celtic wedding tradition, and the origin of the phrase ‘tying the knot’. I create high quality, luxury handfasting cords, as individual and as unique as you and your special day. Cords can be created from satin, silk, velvet, ribbon, lace, or elaborate braiding, or made using more ‘natural’, earthy elements such as leather, suede and cotton. I only use the finest elements, no cheap plastic beads or unravelling cords, and the ends of all strands are either treated to prevent fraying, or fixed into decorative caps which allow for further embellishment. You may only use your cords for one day, but I make them so they last a lifetime.”

Claire has recently begun creating garters as gorgeous and unique as her beautiful handfasting cords. She can even coordinate your garter or jewelry with your cord, giving it the same attention to beauty and detail that prior customers have raved about, “SO AMAZING! The detail and depth, I cannot even believe it! The pictures do it no justice at all. Thank you so much for helping with such an important part of our special day.” Watch the slide show for a taste of Claire’s luxe creations!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 11/24/12’ by ravengrrl


BBQ dry rub – Southwest Chip…

$3.00

BBQ seasoning – blackened ca…

$3.00

BBQ Rub – sweet mesquite bar…

$3.00

Steak seasoning – classic st…

$3.00

Wedding bouquet photo charm….

$7.99

Luxury garter in teal blue a…

$16.95

Marilyn Monroe Inspired Floo…

$550.00

silk lace wedding shawl, bea…

$220.00

silvery lavender silk lace s…

$190.00

Wrist Corsage, Sweet Pink Fa…

$17.00

Designer Baroque Pearl Neckl…

$395.00

Elegant Holly Boutonniere Ho…

$19.95

Wedding Invitations–Message…

$15.00

Ivory faux fur jacket shrug …

$99.99

Guest Book, Wedding Guestboo…

$125.00

Photo Save the Date

$5.00

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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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Monday’s Finding: Winter Save the Dates and Invites

This week the blog is all about Winter weddings. I thought I’d start the week off with some of my favorite Winter save the dates and invitations. Seriously, how cute are those snow dome save the dates?

You should send your save the dates about six to nine months prior to your wedding just to give guests a heads up. They are especially handy for your out of town guests that will have to make travel arrangements. As for invitations, you should ideally mail them out two months in advance (six weeks is the latest). Enjoy these faves of mine and come back the rest of this week for more winter wedding ideas.

Winter Save the Dates

Winter Wedding Invites