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Friday’s Favorites: This week’s posts…Etsy style

This week’s favorites: Something Blue for you; cake stands from vintage to rustic; black and gold wedding glam; ring bearer style, and ring pillow alternatives. Support individual artisans and vintage purveyors through your wedding purchases to make your fete a one of a kind event!

‘Something Blue For You’ by ravengrrl


Something Blue Rhinestone Br…

$120.00

Something Blue Bridal Heels …

$215.00

Wedding or Dress- Something …

$22.00

Something Blue Personalized …

$20.00

Something Blue with Red Hear…

$99.00

Something Blue Wedding Jewel…

$79.00

Bridal Hair Pin: GORGEOUS Vi…

$92.00

Royal Blue French Beaded Gla…

$7.00

Wedding Garter Navy and Rega…

$40.00

SALE Silk Bow-Navy-Bridal Cl…

$52.50

Navy Blue with Black Stripe …

$34.00

Something Blue single pearl …

$8.00

Something Blue, Happily Ever…

$15.00

Something blue brooch bouque…

$75.00

Handmade Genuine Swarovski C…

$355.00

Rhinestone Wedding garter / …

$39.99

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‘Wedding Cake Stands’ by ravengrrl


Vintage Fine China Cake Stan…

$60.00

Custom Wedding Cake Stand – …

$70.00

14″ Pink Cake Stand / V…

$140.00

Hobnail Milk Glass Wedding C…

$98.00

Pier style cake stand for na…

$95.00

Heart shape cake stand – woo…

$35.00

THE 20″ STUMP Rustic Wo…

$79.99

Custom Carved Wooden Wedding…

$275.00

14″ Champagne Gold Diam…

$109.95

SALE SALE SALE Wedding Cake …

$99.00

18″ Round, Silver & San…

$325.00

Extra Large 20″ Wedding…

$198.00

16″ x 6″ Mad Hatte…

$40.00

Cake Stand Rustic Wedding Wo…

$105.00

Glass Cake Stand / Dessert S…

$28.00

Custom Made Purple Satin wit…

$67.00

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‘Black and Gold Wedding Glam’ by ravengrrl


Elegant Traditional Black an…

$3.25

Black and Gold Wedding Champ…

$125.00

Wedding Centerpiece, Wedding…

$39.00

Modern Black Gold Wedding Rh…

$42.00

Gold Tapestry Cloth and Blac…

$390.00

Rustic Gold Black Wedding rh…

$75.00

Gold Velvet Bodice Wedding G…

$1195.00

Black and gold steampunk hat…

$125.00

Large Black/Gold Wedding Bir…

$55.00

Lace Fingerless Gloves: Bla…

$12.95

Black Silver 18K Gold Weddin…

$182.00

Candy Apple – Gold-White-Bla…

$7.50

Wedding Guest book – Gold, I…

$75.99

Gold Sparkle Garter, Black G…

$50.00

6 romantic black and gold pr…

$16.00

Elegant Holiday Wedding Flow…

$32.00

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‘Bling Security: Ring Bearer Attire and Alternative Ring Pillows’ by ravengrrl


Boys Linen Vest and Pant Set

$90.00

Ring bearer boys suit, vest,…

$66.00

The Little Gentleman Victori…

$62.00

Matching Suspenders

$18.00

Grey two piece suit fits tod…

$80.00

Heirloom Style Boys Suspende…

$62.00

Boys Ring Bearer Gray Seersu…

$100.00

Kids boy natural beige linen…

$90.00

Ring bearer horseshoe, weste…

$29.00

Vintage Embroidery Hoop Art …

$35.00

Ring Bearer Tray – Ring Bear…

$48.00

Halloween Wedding Ring Beare…

$20.00

Petite Moss Ring Bearer Pill…

$18.00

Hat Tip – Vintage Pillbox Ha…

$64.00

Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow A…

$55.00

GREEN GLITTER APPLE — Ring …

$24.00

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Saturday’s Latest: Welcome Sarafina Dreams and Team Roundup

Today, I’d like to welcome Sarafina Dreams to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team! I adore Janie’s classic lingerie designs in beautiful flowy fabrics. I have to say that my favorite piece is the oversized men’s shirt romper. I hope you enjoy Saragina Dreams and the latest from the team. 🙂

“Sarafina Dreams is the manifestation of all the lingerie designs constantly dancing through my mind. I love lingerie and have been in the business for years. It was my dream to have my own line and it’s so much fun to watch as each piece becomes a reality. I adore full sweeping gowns, silky nylon, silk knits and cotton. A lot of my inspiration comes from vintage 30’s and 40’s silhouettes and my love of global textiles. Fabric is always an inspiration. Besides my gowns and robes I also do custom and altered couture bridal petticoats. Etsy is a great place for me to be able to flourish as an artist and designer.” -Sarafina Dreams’ Etsy profile

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 1/19/13’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$75.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$59.95

Wedding bouquet photo charm….

$7.99

Handmade Boutonniere, Rustic…

$10.00

Plantable Wedding Seed Favor…

$0.20

Vineyard Wedding Invite Temp…

$75.00

Blue Turquoise Purple Weddin…

$98.35

Burlap Lantern Glass Jars …

$65.00

MC wedding bouquet – the ROY…

$650.00

Wedding Pillow Hand embroide…

$80.00

Purple and Silver Filigree F…

$17.00

Wedding Jewelry, Full Set, E…

$75.00

Invitation Pocketfold Letter…

$4.40

SALE LARGE Rainforest 8 Pinw…

$30.00

STEFANA Wedding Crowns-Ortho…

$85.00

Brown feather fascinator lea…

$66.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Maids, Gents, and French Country Style

Happy Weekend! This week’s favorites include three great Etsy Treasuries: Bridesmaids dresses, Groomsmen accessories, and a collection of beautiful French Country wedding bits and bobs in pink and green. If you are looking for more, take a peek at this past week’s posts that Friday’s Favorites are based on. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

‘Sure to Love ‘Maids Dresses’ by ravengrrl

Bridesmaids dresses your maids are sure to love.


Custom make Vintage A Line W…

$177.00

Bridesmaid Dress With 3/4 Sl…

$145.00

Enchantment Dress, Navy Lace…

$239.00

Beach Wedding Bride Bridesma…

$159.00

50’s rockabilly dresses,…

$159.00

Custom Bridesmaids Dresses

$150.00

mix bridesmaid dresses / R…

$99.99

Brown and Blue Floral Cotto…

$130.00

One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dres…

$137.00

Beach Sweetheart Sleeveless …

$123.00

Black bridesmaid dress with …

$190.00

A-line One Shoulder Mini Taf…

$99.00

EXELLE Mocha Lavender Floral…

$230.00

Infinity and convertible wra…

$145.00

Vintage inspired bridesmaid …

$95.00

Soft Chiffon Strapless Bride…

$79.00

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‘Handsome Gents: Groomsmen’ by ravengrrl

Groomsmen accessories


Latte Pure Linen Men Suit

$240.00

Groom Men’s Wedding Neck…

$74.00

Wedding Mens Necktie John Fo…

$51.00

Classic Blue Beige Stripes M…

$54.00

Custom Vest, Printed with Yo…

$90.00

Custom Cravats and Ascots

$38.00

Original Crochet Bow Ties

$12.00

6 damask wedding neckties. G…

$162.00

Smart Kid – Men’s Adjust…

$30.00

6 silkscreened wedding neckt…

$135.50

Fall Necktie Set, Wedding Ne…

$60.00

Freestyle Bowtie for Men Lim…

$28.99

New Ascot Tie Cravat. Elegan…

$30.00

Skull & Crossbones black bow…

$18.00

Custom Set of Vintage Grooms…

$225.00

Black Dragonfly Silk Brocade…

$38.00

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‘French Country Wedding in Pink and Green’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Invitation Set of 10…

$52.00

Custom Vintage FRENCH GARDEN…

$61.95

Green Metal Basket-Metal Wir…

$14.95

Vintage pink blush bow comb …

$20.00

Wedding Ring pillow exquisit…

$103.00

Wedding Thank You Tags, Pink…

$0.75

Wedding Favor Cones, French …

$2.15

Pink Shabby Chic Birdcage. W…

$49.99

Bridal hair piece – LEONA d…

$39.00

LOVE BANNER hand made french…

$20.00

French Macarons – Custom by…

$18.00

Mint Green French Easel / Co…

$20.00

Marie Antoinette Style pumps…

$60.00

Summer necklace made of drea…

$30.50

Ready to Ship – Wedding Cake…

$88.00

Je t’aime I love you – R…

$27.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Provencal Style Inspiration

Light and breezy, sunlit, pastels, chippy paint, aged furniture, lichen covered stone walls, airy draperies, aromatic herbs drying in wavy glass windows, pottery sitting on open shelves, honey bees buzzing about in the garden, these are just a few aspects of Provencal style. Whether you are planning a destination wedding at a French countryside chateau or a local outdoor Provencal inspired fete, today’s Wedding Wednesday inspiration is perfect for you.

Provencal style is definitely in when it comes to 2013 weddings. It evokes the popular vintage style of 2012, but subdued and with a bit more white space to relax the eye. I like to think of it in terms of Coco Chanel’s quote about looking in to a mirror before heading out the door and removing one accessory. Vintage inspired details, but not to the point where every surface has bits and bobs all about. It’s nature driven relaxation at its finest.

Today I have a gorgeous inspiration board for you and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Provencal Style Inspiration

Friday’s Favorites: Jane Austen Inspired and Plum and Gray Dark Romance

Today’s Friday’s favorites via Etsy touch on the Jane Austen inspired theme of my own wedding, which was posted on Monday and the Dark Romance theme that was Wedding Wednesday. Two beautiful treasuries full of fabulous Etsy creations and finds. Please don’t forget that the best way to find unique wedding details is to utilize sites like Etsy to connect you with independent artisans and vintage purveyors. I have found and continue to find great finds for my own June wedding. Enjoy the treasuries and your weekend!

‘Jane Austen Inspired Wedding’ by ravengrrl


1960s jane austin style wedd…

$485.00

Wedding Bridal Flats, Womans…

$225.00

Jane Austen Wedding PEARL,CR…

$75.00

Empire waist wedding gown wi…

$2158.00

vintage romance inspired fab…

$268.00

Bridal Robe Wedding Lingerie…

$175.00

Victorian Crochet Drawstring…

$36.00

white wedding hair flower wr…

$85.00

Hand Written Note – Inspired…

$6.00

Jane Austen Muslin Favor Bag…

$12.50

Wedding Decoration. 12 Jane …

$38.00

Vintage Wedding Programs – M…

$5.00

Pride and Prejudice Wedding …

$100.00

vintage book page paper flow…

$10.00

Regency Style Silk Vest

$248.00

Pride and Prejudice Bunting …

$22.00

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‘Dark Romance: Plum and Gray Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Infinity Wedding Dress in &q…

$720.00

Plum Grey Wine Purple Millin…

$249.00

Plum and Lavender Champagne …

$800.00

Pale Oyster Gray Mantilla We…

$178.00

Mûre: A flower girl head wr…

$34.00

Tulle Flower Girl Tutu Dress…

$87.00

bow tie and suspenders for t…

$35.00

Tailored Garden Ring Pillow …

$80.00

Purple and Gray Decorative O…

$6.00

Wedding Guest Book Hipster B…

$100.00

Swan Lake Pansy Maxi Octopus…

$98.99

Boutonniere Aubergine Purple…

$25.00

Eggplant Purple and Platinum…

$30.00

Sparkle-1105 Wedding, Bridal…

$45.00

Euphrasie Long Lace Fingerle…

$42.00

Hand Painted Champagne Flute…

$42.00

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Monday’s Findings: My favorite pins for my own wedding

My long time readers know that I get my “Monday’s Finding” material from Pinterest. If you haven’t joined Pinterest yet, I highly recommend it (especially for those planning a wedding). It’s a great way to clip and save inspirational ideas without reverting to Kindergarten cut and paste collages (lol). I’ve collected a great deal of ideas for my own wedding, as well as inspirational bits and bobs for you. Here’s the link to my Pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/bellememorie/.

I thought that for today’s Monday’s Finding, I’d share some of my pins for mine and Mr. Wondermous’ wedding coming up in June. We have a plum, navy, ivory and gold color palette inspired by my favorite book, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen with a bit of Anglophile loveliness that both myself and Mr. Wondermous love. Feel free to comment and share your own favorite pins. Without further ado, my faves:

My Wedding Inspiration Board

Friday’s Favorites: Bridal Bow Trend, Beyond the Ordinary Escort Cards, and Blush Pink

Well, we’ve made it another week. Here at Belle Memorie headquarters it’s been a doozy: I’ve had a flare up in my Fibromyalgia and our building is getting a new roof. It looks like my body is going to cooperate with my weekend plans, which is definitely a blessing. As for the roof, crossing my fingers that it will be done today…please…pretty please let it be done today. Thankfully, I don’t have to pay for it…lol.

This week’s Friday’s Favorites features lots of beautiful bow detailed wedding dresses and gorgeous blush pink dresses for your maids, uniting two of the biggest trends in bridal. In addition, some great unique escort cards and escort card displays and blush/antique pink wedding accessories that you won’t find in an ordinary bridal shop.

There are a lot of folks committing to purchase handmade artisan gifts for their loved ones this year and as a bridal expert, blogger, and bride, I can’t say enough good things about taking that same commitment with your wedding. As I have said time and time again, buy handmade, there’s nothing like it!

‘Escort Cards and Holders’ by ravengrrl


Unique Wedding Escort Card F…

$4.50

Vintage Tag Escort Cards in …

$315.00

Wedding Escort Card Holder F…

$75.00

Message in a bottle Escort C…

$145.00

CUSTOM PRINTED Raffle Ticket…

$1.25

Place Cards, Cream Sola Flow…

$2.00

ESCORT CARD Vintage Printabl…

$15.00

Escort Cards – Wedding

$50.00

Rosette D’Or – 50 Custom…

$80.00

76 Place Card / Name Card / …

$76.00

Escort Card Holders – SET OF…

$20.00

Vintage Style Heart shaped S…

$31.75

Beach Wedding Escort Cards o…

$50.00

Wedding Escort card holders …

$123.00

Pinwheel Wedding Escort Card…

$100.00

Escort Cards Wedding Recepti…

$40.00

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‘Bridal Bow Fashion’ by ravengrrl


70% Off – 22″ READY TO …

$463.79

Plus Size 1950s ‘Elise&#…

$325.00

Custom Made Wedding Dress –…

$745.00

Sweet Romance Wedding Gown

$350.00

melody/wedding gown/women cl…

$410.00

Balloon Back Bow Wedding Dre…

$800.00

Beach Wedding Dress with Swe…

$395.00

Vintage Lace Wedding Dress B…

$379.00

Satin side bow ” clip o…

$129.00

Bridal Sash, Wedding Belt, W…

$110.00

Bowed sash, rhinestone bow w…

$85.00

12 Colors Choices Huge Overs…

$60.00

Wedding Bolero, Shrug, Jacke…

$220.00

Audrey Silk Ruffle Wedding B…

$179.00

Noble -White Wedding Capalet…

$38.00

BRIDAL SHRUG wedding bolero …

$75.00

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‘Blush: Antique Pink Wedding Accessories’ by ravengrrl


Cyber Monday Etsy Water Lil…

$99.00

Pink sash, Pink bridal belt,…

$40.00

Wedding Shoes — Antique Pin…

$175.00

Bridal Pearls Necklace,Fresh…

$150.00

Bridesmaid Jewelry, Blush Pi…

$14.00

Custom Fabric Flower Bouquet…

$125.00

Pink and Grey Vintage Rose B…

$5.50

Antique Locket, Wedding Lock…

$172.00

Shabby Chic Wedding Invitati…

$50.00

ELLA- Blush Pink and Grey Cu…

$30.00

Engagement Sale Antique Whit…

$216.75

Wedding Place Cards, The Ver…

$1.50

groomsmen boutonniere, embel…

$15.00

Wedding Garter set: Pink Ruf…

$32.95

Pink Sugar Bridal Ballet Fla…

$195.00

Antique Pink & Ivory feather…

$400.00

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‘Blushing Bridesmaids’ by ravengrrl

Blush bridesmaid dresses and necklaces


Sweet Pink SILK Ruffles dres…

$193.00

Angel Peach Alice in Wonderl…

$46.80

Dress Romantic Bridesmaids …

$99.99

Vintage Chiffon Dress One Si…

$59.99

Light Pink Blush Petal Hem A…

$248.00

mismatched bridesmaid dresse…

$99.99

Vintage Wedding Dress One Si…

$159.00

complete set hippie wedding …

$450.00

Pink Blush Maxi Dress With B…

$129.00

Custom Bridesmaids Dresses

$150.00

Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Gue…

$89.00

Pretty Pink Halter Dress

$155.00

Champagne, Blush, Rose Pearl…

$34.00

Clover Necklace : Blush

$21.00

Beaded Flower Necklace – Blu…

$40.00

Feather Necklace – Real Feat…

$19.95

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