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Friday’s Favorites: Top 10 Favorite Posts of 2012 and New Year’s Eve Wedding Inspiration

Welcome to Friday! Today’s Friday’s Favorites takes a wee departure from its regular format to bring you a lovely New Year’s Eve wedding inspiration board and your top 10 favorite posts of 2012 (based on views). It’s been a great year here at Belle Memorie and next year is shaping up to be a good one as well. Look for some big changes in the coming months as I seek to expand and redesign the blog in order to bring you the very best the wedding world has to offer. Thanks so much to all of you for your follows and likes. It thrills me to no end that so many people are inspired and informed by my work. So, without further ado, some serious eye candy!

New Year's Eve Blush and Gold

10. Real Wedding: Tana Marie and Bear’s Pirate Themed Fete: Reception and Wrap Up

Photography by Eric Murphy of Piscean Dreams Photography

Photography by Eric Murphy of Piscean Dreams Photography

9. Titanic Destination

8. DIY Liquor Infusions

Photography by Evan Sung for The New York Times. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/dining/03tipsy.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&_r=2&

Photography by Evan Sung for The New York Times. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/dining/03tipsy.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&_r=2&

7. Steampunk Wedding Attire

6. French Country Wedding

5. Fairy Woodland Magic

4. Inspiration Board: Watercolor: Peach and Purple

3. Burlesque Lingerie Bridal Shower

2. Simple And Sweet Marriage Proposal Ideas

1. Creating a Fabulous Candy Buffet and Sweets Table

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Steampunk Week: Friday’s Favorites: Steampunk Awesomeness from Etsy

Happy Friday! This week’s Friday’s Favorites wraps up Steampunk Week with some great Steampunk offerings from the best of Etsy. I just LOVE the groom’s boutonniere! Check out the genius table numbers too!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a feature on the super fun earring offerings from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Team’s own Mod Ice Cream and the latest creations and finds from the team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Butterfly Steampunk Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

If you love Steampunk style, consider a Steampunk theme for your wedding. There are SO many awesome artists here on Etsy doing great Steampunk themed work!


Stripe Taffeta Steampunk Fro…

$350.00

Steampunk Wedding Flower Bou…

$18.88

Instant Steampunk – Tick-Toc…

$140.00

Butterfly Cufflinks Gold & S…

$64.95

Butterfly Bride – Steampunk…

$48.00

Steampunk Chelsea Boots Blac…

$78.00

Corseted White and Black Got…

$925.00

Steampunk Tribal Crystal and…

$100.00

Steampunk Wedding Guest Book…

$80.00

Butterfly Steampunk Ring Sil…

$17.95

BOND TOGETHER unusual Weddin…

$215.00

Satin Bridal Bouquet Black a…

$150.00

Steampunk Wedding Invitation…

$5.00

Vintage Busts – Going to the…

$59.00

Industrial Decor Copper Pipe…

$55.00

vintage metal springs – five…

$39.99

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Steampunk Week: Stunner Thursday: Accessories

If you’ve been following the blog this week, you’ll find a bunch of great Steampunk inspiration and bits and bobs for your own Steampunk themed wedding. Steampunk is the marriage of Victorian aesthetic and science fiction such as literature by Jules Verne. For today’s post, I have some great Steampunk accessories to show you, even for the menfolk! I hope you enjoy and stay tuned tomorrow for fabulous Steampunk wedding favorites from Etsy.

Steampunk Bridal Accessories

The Steampunk Bride’s Wedding Gown, part 1
thesteampunkbride.blogspot.com

The Steampunk Bride’s Wedding Gown, part 1
thesteampunkbride.blogspot.com

Hair accessory
pinterest.com

Steampunk Bride
jaderosedesigns.blogspot.com

TwoBackFlats
twobackflats.blogspot.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Steampunk shoes

Pumps
pyramidcollection.com

Victorian boots
ladiesemporium.com

Heel boots
infectiousthreads.com

High heel shoes
secret-oktober.com

Gothic boots
demonia.co.uk

Ballet flat shoes
goodgoth.com

Victorian shoes
yournextshoes.com

Victorian shoes
yournextshoes.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

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Steampunk Week: Wedding Wednesday: Inspiration

On today’s Wedding Wednesday, I got a bit creative with the layout of the inspiration board. I’m curious as to what you all think. Do you like this sort of a format or do you prefer the formats I’ve used in the past? Leave me a comment with your opinion or drop me a line: bellememorieco@gmail.com.

For today’s inspiration, I found some seriously cool bridal accessories and an amazing dirigible cake. Seriously, those shoes just about make me swoon! If you’re considering a Steampunk wedding, consider a loft/warehouse type venue. It will give your fete a bit of an industrial feel and will put a big exclamation point on your Steampunk design. How about a wishing tree made of metal branches and tags in the shape of cogs, washers, bolts, etc. for your guests to write their well wishes for you and your love? For the groom? Think Victorian ascots and cutaway coats or go literal with a bespoke Steampunk design (stay tuned for Friday’s Favorites for some great designs on this front). Keep your color palette neutral and ad bits of metallic accents for an authentic Steampunk vibe. Most of all? Have fun with this them and make it yours! I hope you enjoy the set.

Steampunk

Steampunk Week: Tips and Trends Tuesday: Trend: Steampunk Bouquets and Bouts

So, what did you think of yesterday’s post? I love that collection!

Today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday is all about the current Steampunk trend we are focusing on this week. The ultimate bridal accessory: the bouquet and for the groom: the boutonniere. Here’s a great little collection of Steampunk inspired bouquets and bouts to get your gears turning:

Steampunk Bouquets and Bouts

Steampunk Week: Monday’s Finding: Masculine Steampunk…Elevated by Prada

How was your weekend all? Mine was nice and quiet as I begin on a memory book of my Dad for his memorial and on fabric flowers for my own wedding. The memory book is presenting itself to be a bit emotional and humorous all at the same time. My favorite page I created is that of the love between my mom (who passed just last year) and dad. There are a plethora of pics of them doing the whole PDA kissing thing. So, I picked three or four just to add a bit of humor to the project. My parents were together 49 years and their love for each other was evident throughout all of those years. Enough about me, let’s start Steampunk week with a gorgeous collection from Prada.

For Fall/Winter 2013, Prada has jumped on the Steampunk trend with a well executed passion. This men’s collection is gorgeous from head to toe and lends itself to a streamlined, Steampunk influenced wedding fete. Did I mention that Gary Oldman modeled this collection? That man just makes me swoon. Other celebrities such as Willem Dafoe, Tim Roth, Jamie Bell, and Garrett Hedlund. The collection takes the best bits from Steampunk such as high collared waistcoats, chocolate brown coats, and goggle inspired eye wear.

When I came across the link to this collection on Pinterest a few days ago, I knew I had to feature it. For a couple looking to have a Steampunk influenced wedding that is not too cosplay, this collection is perfect for the groom and masculine attendants in your wedding party. This week, the blog will feature all things steampunk…stay tuned! So, without further ado, here is a glimpse in to Prada’s Fall/Winter 2013 menswear collection:

Steampunk Elevated

Friday’s Favorites: From Steampunk to Rustic Denim

Happy Friday! I am SO looking forward to this weekend. I’ll be working on more bouquets for my Etsy shop as well as taking new photos that will do my bouquets justice. Crossing my fingers that I will get a sale or two in the next week.

This week’s Friday’s Favorites takes us from Steampunk to racy lacy gowns sure to grab some major attention. I hope you enjoy my finds and as always, please consider buying from individual artisans and businesses. There’s just nothing like a great bit of vintage and the character of handmade goods. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Steam-fueled Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

Gorgeous Steampunk wedding finds from invites to cake topper.


Steampunk Wedding Dress Goth…

$495.00

MADE TO ORDER Steampunk insp…

$350.00

Brown and Black Tooled Faux …

$525.00

Full Steampunk with Leather …

$400.00

Set of 12 Mini Twirlable Wed…

$12.00

Alice in Wonderland Inspired…

$3.00

Vintage Steampunk Wedding In…

$6.39

Steampunk wedding ‘Pocke…

$38.00

Antique Gold Clock Hands Ste…

$50.00

Steampunk Boutonniere – Groo…

$24.00

Steampunk Victorian Rail Chi…

$38.00

Metal Wedding Bouquet–a Ste…

$225.00

Old Time or Western Version …

$229.00

Steampunk Ring Pillow – Hand…

$38.00

Steampunk necklace, Couture …

$267.00

Edible Chocolate Candy Gears…

$127.50

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‘Heirloom Bridal ‘ by ravengrrl

From brooch bouquets to garters accented with gorgeous jewelry. You are sure to find that these pieces will be handed down through the generations.


Brooch and Jeweled Bouquet -…

$200.00

SALE – Bridal bouquet CANDY …

$355.00

Brooch and Satin Bouquet… …

$300.00

Amelia Sparkling Hand Tied H…

$320.00

Bib Pearl Necklace- Statemen…

$595.00

HUGE Brooch OR Hair Comb, Vi…

$87.99

Edwardian Bride EXLUSIVE Sig…

$250.00

Heirloom Double Strand Butte…

$325.00

Bridal Garter made of Gold L…

$47.00

Bridal Garter Set in White P…

$81.00

WEDDING Garter SET- Vintage …

$120.00

Wedding Garter Set in Vintag…

$85.00

Teardrop Rhinestone and Pear…

$90.00

14k Gold Vintage Goddess Cam…

$295.00

Custom Engraved Family Crest…

$295.00

Rhinestone Brooch Vintage As…

$155.00

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‘Blue Jean Wedding’ by ravengrrl

Blue and tan for a rustic casual wedding.


shabby chic Stretch denim an…

$20.00

Custom Wedding Photo Album B…

$38.00

Distressed Wooden Letters, C…

$67.00

Denim Ring Bearer Bow Tie Fo…

$18.00

Romantic style Denim Flowers…

$64.95

Clutch – Bridesmaid Clutches…

$20.00

Paper flower and denim weddi…

$300.00

Texas Blue Bonnet real press…

$43.00

Shabby Chic Country Denim & …

$25.50

Wedding First Dance Lyric Pa…

$69.80

Denim Blue Fabric Bird

$28.00

Woodland wedding Handmade Se…

$70.00

Pale Blue Denim Yellow Gingh…

$40.00

Special Event or Wedding Inv…

$20.00

Classic Blue Beige Stripes F…

$54.00

Blue Bird Tags – Two Colored…

$3.75

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‘Ooh la lace!’ by ravengrrl

These bridal designs are definitely true statement pieces for the bride who loves lace, but that wants to really challenge the status quo.


Custom Made Hand-embroidered…

$278.00

Custom make Vintage Beach We…

$309.00

Custom make Vintage Wedding …

$249.00

Pink Lacen Bohemian Wedding …

$650.00

Romantic dress, gorgeous fre…

$595.00

Belinda-Strapless Silk Lace …

$275.00

LAURA ivory wedding dress (…

$499.99

White Lacen Assymetric Chiff…

$450.00

Hippie Beach Wedding Gown

$695.00

Vintage 70s The Fashion Plac…

$35.00

Lace Wedding Dress Vintage R…

$1400.00

Joleen – Vintage Inspired La…

$675.00

Customized ivory lace brida…

$168.00

Custom Wedding Shoes — Ivor…

$375.00

Swarovski Crystal – Black & …

$200.00

Bella7289 Wedding Shoes Lace…

$220.00

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