Category Archives: theme wedding

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

Wedding Wednesday: My Big Fat Gothic Glam Wedding Post

I wish to thank you all for your kind words for my sister and myself. We have been through a lot in the past two years and I am very thankful that we have each other to lean on. Your words mean a great deal to us and may you all be blessed for your kindness.

Today I have a HUGE post for you. You all know I’m an old goth at heart and I have found some great gothic glam wedding bits over the past couple of weeks that I wanted to share with you. So, without further ado, here ya go!

Gothic Ball Gowns

Red dress
weddingdressfantasy.com

Green dress
weddingdressfantasy.com

Wedding Lady Purple Wedding Dress Ideas
southernweddingladybug.blogspot.com

Galleries
fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Rami Kadi Couture 2012-2013
weddinginspirasi.com

Gothic Mermaid and Fit n Flare

Gothic Sheath and High/Low Wedding Dresses

Gothic Bridal Shoes

Dolce & Gabbana suede booties
$830 – farfetch.com

Rocha
$235 – theoutnet.com

Aldo heels
aldoshoes.com

KG Kurt Geiger red pumps
$63 – johnlewis.com

Iron Fist stiletto heels
$57 – newlook.com

Velvet pumps
sinistersoles.com

Heel sandals
$87 – garmentquarter.com

Wedge heels
modcloth.com

Solid border
polyvore.com

Gothic Wedding Menswear

Gothic Bridal Bouquets

Gothic Boutonniere

Gothic Wedding Invitations

Gothic Wedding Cakes

Red and Black Gothic Wedding

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

R. Jack Balthazar
rjackbalthazar.com

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

Kristin Banta Events
projectwedding.com

gothic bridal shoot
boho-weddings.com

Gothic Wedding 2

Midnight in the Garden of Evil
midnightinthegardenofevil.blogspot.com

night notes and wine spills
benchrisman.blogspot.com

gothic bridal shoot
boho-weddings.com

Frederic S. Durbin’s Weblog
fredericsdurbin.wordpress.com

Black and White Gothic Wedding

Wedding Wednesday: Red and Aqua Dala Horse Inspiration

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I’m taking a break from all of our Denver snow to bring you a fun inspiration board based on Dala horses. The Dala horse (Swedish: Dalahäst) “has been around for many centuries, and probably was created by Swedish woodcutters in the province of Dalarna near Mora. During the long winters, these lonely men would spend their evenings away from their families, and passed their time by carving little toys for their children.” – http://www.svenskhyllningsfest.org/dala-horse.html . Over the years, it has come to be a symbol for the Swedish community in welcoming others to their towns and homes.

I adore these little horses as they are a nod to my maternal heritage and I like the message they convey: welcome and hospitality. What a great little idea to center one’s wedding around! So, if you like them as much as I do, here is a complementary color palette perfect for incorporation these little creations.

Dala Horse Wedding

Monday’s Finding: Traditional Red and Green Winter Wedding Details

If you celebrate and LOVE Christmas, or are partial to the traditional red and green winter holiday look, how about a Christmas themed wedding? I’m talking red, green, gold, silver, evergreens, pine cones, poinsettias, snow, and lots of glitz and glitter! Here are a bunch of traditional Christmas and Winter wedding details to spark your imagination.

If you are serious about planning a traditional red and green fete, consider being first in line on the 26th to take advantage of holiday decor sales. The money you save just might be worth getting up at the crack of dawn and braving the masses. 😉

Christmas Wedding Details

Online Proofing
invitationconsultants.com

DIY Wedding Snow Globe
pleasenotepaper.com

Christmas Wedding Details 2

Christmas Wedding Details 3

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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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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Stunner Thursday: Fairy Bridal Style From Head to Toe

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” -Oberon, by William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream

No other piece of literature or theatre quite captures the essense of the fairy real like Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” I have adored it since the first time I saw it performed as a middle schooler. From that moment on, I was fascinated by all things fairy and at nearly forty, I still am.

So, if you are looking for some Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding inspiration or are planning a fairy themed wedding, I have some gorgeous gowns, headpieces, makeup ideas, wings, and shoes to inspire you. Let your imagination run wild and I hope you find some ideas for your own fairy inspired wedding fete.

Faery Style 1

Bridal gown
bhldn.com

Dress
lillyella.blogspot.com

Dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Tiered dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Hippie dress
weddinginspirasi.com

Faery Style 2

Faery Style 3

Faery Style 4

Faery Style 5

Park lane
irregularchoice.com

Bridal shoes
myglassslipper.com

Platform sandals
shoeocean.com

Ankle strap sandals
$185 – theiconic.com.au

Beaded shoes
yoox.com

Mollini stiletto high heels
$145 – theiconic.com.au

Ivanka Trump
myglassslipper.com

Alexander mcqueen shoes
thelovelyroom.com

Prada heels
styletalks.net

Solid border
polyvore.com

Faery Style 6

Faery Style 7