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Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Today I have a plethora of goodness from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. So, without further ado, four fantastic treasuries full of wedding bits and bobs to make your day uniquely you.

‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #1’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bouquet and memorial…

$8.99

Wedding bouquet charm. Cranb…

$8.99

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$115.00

silk lace chuppah (made-to-o…

$780.00

Fingerless Bridal Gloves: Wh…

$27.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$38.00

Brown Handmade Tulle Lace Co…

$37.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$52.00

Lace Pocket – Simple Wedding…

$4.99

With Love Wedding Invitation…

$4.99

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$9.99

Lace – Bridal Shower Invitat…

$3.99

Wedding Hair Flower Headband…

$52.00

Thank You Wedding Favor Tags…

$24.00

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$25.00

Personalized Wedding Ornamen…

$150.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #2’ by ravengrrl


Boutonniere, Turquoise Satin…

$12.00

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$41.00

Brown Handmade Tulle Lace Co…

$37.00

Wood Wedding Placecard Holde…

$95.00

Sugar Starfish Seashell Bobb…

$19.00

Ivory Flowery Headpiece / H…

$60.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$85.00

Lace Bib Statement Necklace …

$40.00

Wedding Jewelry, Brilliant S…

$40.00

Wedding Hair accessory made …

$32.50

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Princess Marie Antoinette Iv…

$75.00

Marie Antoinette Ivory and P…

$75.00

White Net Tulle Stole Shawl …

$75.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #3’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

ORANGE, Large Organza Flower…

$13.50

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$30.00

Petite bouquet, Flower Girl …

$32.00

Wedding seating chart. Const…

$45.00

Flower Girl Kissing Ball, Po…

$28.00

Ring Bearing Pillow: Unusual…

$38.00

Black Handmade Cotton Lace C…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$43.00

Purple Vanda Bouquet, Bridal…

$65.00

Monogram Mesh – Modern Weddi…

$7.99

Frame – Elegant Wedding Invi…

$6.99

Lace – Elegant Wedding Invit…

$4.99

Large Elegant Ivory Feather …

$29.50

COCO Glitter and Lace Weddin…

$675.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #4’ by ravengrrl


Unity Candle Set, Wedding Ce…

$200.00

Rose Candle Unity Set, Pilla…

$170.00

Mint Origami Crane Rose Brid…

$120.00

Wedding Ring Pillow – Satin …

$39.00

Succulent Bridal Bouquet, Ru…

$150.00

Wedding Invitation Penthouse…

$3.50

PDF crochet pattern – heart …

$4.90

3 tier Cake Stand Honey Bun…

$95.00

Extra Large Gumpaste Flower…

$100.00

Bridal jewelry set, Bridal b…

$84.00

Seed Paper Invitations custo…

$250.00

Wedding Decorations/Receptio…

$100.00

Wedding Reception Candy Bar/…

$10.00

DIY printable wedding altern…

$20.00

Wedding Card Box and Banner …

$229.00

White Medieval Wedding Dress…

$615.00

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Style Thursday: fibo & clo: A shoe lovin’ review

I was recently contacted by the folks behind fibi & clo sandals to see if I’d like to review their gorgeous creations. Now, many of you know that I’m mobility impaired due to arthritis and fibromyalgia. So, shoes and how they fit and support are pretty key for me. Well, fibi & clo’s sandals are more than just eye candy, they are darn comfortable too.

Before I do my review, a little bit about fibi & clo:
” It was May 2009, and AnaLiza had just returned from visiting family in Texas. While brunching with friends in NYC’s West Village, she was already missing home. Even though living in New York was her dream, she yearned for an idea that would get her home without getting in the way of a career she loved.

As the conversation turned to shopping and fashion, an idea suddenly sparked. What if she developed a line of sandals that she could take to Texas for trunk shows – like Tupperware parties, but with shoes? “I realized what a great time I was having at brunch, and that an atmosphere where you are surrounded by friends and food is not only perfect brunching atmosphere, but also perfect for shopping. It would also bring me home more often,” gushes Alba. Just like that, fibi & clo was born.

AnaLiza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and a Master’s Degree in Advertising. She is an Associate Creative Director at ArnoldNY advertising agency. She currently lives in Manhattan with her two cats, fibi and clo.”
https://fibiandclo.com/about.aspx

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This is the “Black Cascade” pair that I was sent and the pics really don’t do them justice. The bling factor is high making them perfect for a wedding day look. The stones are bright, clear, and well set (yep, I picked at them to simulate the sort of beating they might take during a typical 10 hour wedding day). Unlike most sandals, the sole is flexible and moves with you making for a comfortable wear. There are no strap attachments directly under the foot, which in other such sandals can cause great discomfort or even blisters. In addition, the strap behind the ankle keeps the shoe secure to the foot and eliminates that “flip flop” sound that often can accompany similar sandals. Who wants to “flip flop” their way down the aisle?

So, would I purchase a pair of these myself or recommend them to you? Yep, sure would! I am very impressed by the quality of the shoe combined with it’s very affordable price (around $50 and perfect as a thank you for your bridesmaids too). I wore them all day and they supported my foot. I didn’t have to take them off in order to replace the shiny shoes with the not so shiny comfortable shoes, a little ritual I typical have to do with some of my pretty shoes due to my ankle and foot issues. Heck, I was experiencing some edema from my activities the day prior and the sandals were still comfortable. These sandals definitely get two thumbs up.

You can get your own blingtastic pair of fibi & clo sandals at their online shop, from a fibi & clo Sales Representative, or become a Sales Representative yourself. Don’t forget about your bridesmaids!

Please note: I received a pair of fibi & clo’s sandals to review at no cost to me. I have not been compensated for this review.

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Show time is almost upon us!

It’s that time of year again. That time where the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team takes over Belle Memorie for a week or so for our annual Virtual Bridal Show! It’s our third year and we have some great new shops as well as some old favorites participating…over 450 shops! So, for those of you newly engaged and looking for one of a kind wedding wares and the best in vintage finds, no need to search high and low, just drop on by March 4th and have the bridal show brought to you!

Here is this week’s round up of the latest creations and finds from the team:

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest 2/9/13’ by ravengrrl


Wood Wedding Placecard Holde…

$95.00

Sugar Starfish Seashell Bobb…

$19.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$85.00

Ivory Flowery Headpiece / H…

$60.00

ORANGE, Large Organza Flower…

$13.50

Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

Princess Marie Antoinette Iv…

$75.00

Marie Antoinette Ivory and P…

$75.00

Beach Wedding Barefoot Sanda…

$18.00

White Net Tulle Stole Shawl …

$75.00

Lace Bib Statement Necklace …

$40.00

Wedding Jewelry, Brilliant S…

$40.00

Wedding Hair accessory made …

$32.50

Assorted Isomalt jewels, iso…

$9.00

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Style Thursday: Pride and Prejudice: Modern Regency Style

Who’s your Darcy? Colin Firth or Matthew Macfayden?

Or, do you go way back when to David Rintoul or Laurence Olivier?

David Rintoul as Mr. Darcy. Source: http://www.myprideandprejudice.com/characters/

David Rintoul as Mr. Darcy. Source: http://www.myprideandprejudice.com/characters/

Whomever your favorite onscreen Darcy (mine is Colin Firth), you are sure to wow your Mr. Darcy with these modern Regency, “Pride and Prejudice” styles.

Modern Regency Style

Empire
colincowieweddings.com

Empire
colincowieweddings.com

Empire
colincowieweddings.com

Regency Style Jewelry and Shoes

Stella McCartney multi colored pumps
$450 – harveynichols.com

Mimco flat shoes
$205 – mimco.com.au

Pointy-toe pumps
shopruche.com

Vintage opal ring
georgianjewelry.com

Diamond pearl necklace
georgianjewelry.com

Moonstone jewelry
georgianjewelry.com

Swarovski necklace
swarovski.com

Fallon
outblush.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Regency Style Hair

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Emerald Treasury and Roundup

If you’ve been ready any wedding blogs this month, then you know that Emerald is 2013’s color of the year. So, in addition to our regular latest and greatest roundup from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, I have an Emerald treasury featuring items from our team members. I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

‘Pantone’s Emerald: Wedding via the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Emerald Green Wedding Shoes

$122.00

Emerald Green Wedding Flower…

$17.00

Bridal Choker Necklace,Victo…

$289.00

PEACOCK EMERALD Green Weddin…

$89.99

Bridal Hair Accessories,Hair…

$39.00

Emerald Green 50 Craspedia l…

$37.50

DESTASH 5 Paper Hearts Vinta…

$20.00

Wedding Shoes — Emerald Gre…

$375.00

Wedding Hair Combs,Bridal Ha…

$55.00

An endearing emerald green s…

$255.00

The Secret Boutique Emerald …

$499.99

Emerald and pearl jewel encr…

$300.00

Meteorite Ring inlaid in Pla…

$1976.00

SALE-Silk Bow-Emeral Green-B…

$52.50

EDIBLE Butterflies The Origi…

$9.95

Swarovski Pearl Bridal Neckl…

$148.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 1/5/12’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Headband Fascinator: …

$39.00

Wedding Fascinator, Bridal H…

$43.00

Unique Party Favors – gourme…

$2.95

Unique Winter Wedding Favors…

$2.95

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$78.00

Wedding Shoes/Flip Flop/Wedg…

$38.00

Sunset – Abandoned Vintage B…

$36.00

Bridal Sash with Organza and…

$195.00

renaissance faire braids med…

$154.00

Glass Hanging Terrarium Jumb…

$37.00

Custom Wedding Cake Toppers …

$130.00

DIY exquisite paper flower k…

$49.95

Butterfly Brooch, Antique Br…

$28.00

Mother of the Bride Pearl St…

$35.00

Boxed Luxury Wedding Invitat…

$15.00

Rose pink bow hair clip

$10.00

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Saturday’s Latest: Welcome to Celestial Dresses and Anjay’s Designs, Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team Roundup

This week’s post welcomes Celestial Dresses and Anjay’s Designs. Celestial Dresses is a great designer of detailed bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and special occasion dresses. My favorite part about Celestial’s dresses is the attention to detail and sparkle that makes their dresses unique in a sea of yawn. As for Anjay’s Designs, LOVE! Nature inspired engagement, wedding, and special ocassion jewelry like nothing you’ve ever seen. Me, I’m in love with their butterfly rings. I wonder if I can convince Mr. Wondermous to consider one for an anniversary ring?

As per usual, the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team has been busy creating beautiful items for your upcoming wedding. Don’t forget that when you buy directly from the artisan, you support sustainable businesses that contribute directly to their families and communities.

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: 12/15/12’ by ravengrrl


Wedding head piece, lace app…

$43.00

Holiday Sale – Long Elegant …

$20.00

14kt rose gold diamond leaf…

$1375.00

NEW Vintage Valerie’s Br…

$250.00

White Freesias and Hydrangea…

$90.00

Cake Sillouhette Stationery …

$15.60

Love Photo Prop Sign – Mouli…

$28.00

The Sand Dollar

$10.00

Custom Wedding Shoes — Ivor…

$325.00

Egg plant short sleeve satin…

$59.99

Formal Gold & Turquoise Shor…

$219.00

Ready to Ship: Gold Lace Up …

$99.00

Wedding Toasting Champagne F…

$24.00

Sparkling Romance Ketubah

$169.00

100 Custom Map Postcards – C…

$240.00

Ring Bearer Pillow- Bridal P…

$120.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Red Snowflakes, Pantone Emerald, and Blingy Shoes

Today’s Friday’s Favorites is full of shine, sparkle, and glitter! From snowflakes to bedazzled shoes, you’ll find lots of Etsy goodness that reflect this past week’s posts.

‘Red Snowflake Winter Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Christmas Red Bridal Shrug W…

$35.00

Christmas Wedding Flower Cro…

$42.00

Winter Red and White Snowfla…

$25.00

Winter Wedding Red Bridal Sh…

$135.99

Scarlet & Ivory Ice and Snow…

$285.00

Wedding Invitations (Set of …

$200.00

Rhinestone Snowflake Recepti…

$50.00

Let it Snow Red Silver Snowf…

$42.00

Painted Glasses – Hand Paint…

$52.00

Christmas Garland – Snowflak…

$9.00

Fabric Cake Topper – Bunting…

$8.00

Peppermint Bark White and Da…

$1.25

Snowflake Jewelry, Winter We…

$39.95

Winter Wedding Boutonniere, …

$12.00

Red Bow Tie in Silk Dupioni

$50.00

Silver Snowflake Cufflinks, …

$120.00

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‘Pantone Emerald Wedding Bits and Bobs: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

A roundup of fabulous emerald creations by the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


An endearing emerald green s…

$255.00

Vintage paisley fabric weddi…

$4.00

Emerald and pearl jewel encr…

$300.00

emerald gemstone tiara – lar…

$119.00

Wedding Shoes — Emerald Gre…

$145.00

Swarovski Pearl Bridal Neckl…

$148.00

Wedding bouquet photo charm….

$7.99

Emerald Boutonniere

$15.00

Sale 5 Paper Hearts Vintage …

$21.25

Bridal Hair Pins,Green Hair …

$39.00

PEACOCK EMERALD Green Weddin…

$89.99

Shoe Clips Peacock Feather. …

$41.50

Satin Button Bouquet with Br…

$365.00

Custom make Vintage Chiffon …

$239.00

24 pcs of 6mm Swarovski Emer…

$12.00

Shades of Green Clutch/ Emer…

$46.00

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‘Blingtastic Bridal Shoes’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Shoes -Flat Crystal …

$240.00

Swarovski Crystal Bridal Wed…

$160.00

Marie Antoinette Bridal Heel…

$295.00

Y. Jaiselle Crystal Wedding …

$300.00

Peacock Feather Bridal Heels…

$215.00

Wedding Shoes Peacock feathe…

$290.00

Shinning crystal shoes for W…

$129.00

Tiffany Blue Custom Bridal S…

$135.00

Haute couture luxury ladies …

$259.00

Bridal Shoes Purple Eggplant…

$145.99

Swarovski Crystal Shoe Stras…

$1200.00

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Encr…

$225.00

Sexy Bling Glam Crystal Wedd…

$359.99

custom made ivory satin crys…

$160.00

Bridal Shoe Clip-Crystal Jew…

$75.00

Wedding shoes, Swarovski Enc…

$245.00

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