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Friday’s Favorites: Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek…Floral Headpieces and Gowns!

Happy Friday! What will you be up to this weekend? Me, I’ll be snuggled up on the couch in front of the fireplace with Mr. Wondermous. The kiddo is up the mountain at Grandma’s and will be frolicking in the snow and skipping across Grandma’s frozen lake. I’m looking forward to nearly three days without stepping on a Lego…lol.

Today I have two treasuries for you. Both are sneek peeks in to what the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will be presenting as part of our annual show here on the Belle Memorie blog, beginning March 18th. I am just so proud of all the amazing vintage finds and one of a kind handmade creations our talented team has to offer you this year. Check out these swoon worthy gowns and fabulous floral headpieces! Stay tuned for the show on the 18th and next week will present more peeks in to what the team has been up to. Have a great weekend!

‘Floral Bridal Headpieces: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Flower Crown plum Wo…

$36.95

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31

Cherry Blossom Head Wreath -…

$36

White Floral Crown with Rhin…

$20

Sunshine and Slate Billy Bal…

$32

Vivienne Headdress

$115

Lucky Sparkles Fascinator

$65

Fall Autum bridal hair fasci…

$58

Romantic Wedding Crown of Bl…

$350

White Orchid Fascinator

$36

20% OFF Bridal Headband Cham…

$36

Fanny Silk Flower Butterfly …

$420

SUPER SALE Tropical Hair Pie…

$35

French Lilac Head Piece – Wo…

$65

Flower Headpiece – Crown Fas…

$60

Pink Petal Headpiece, Flower…

$357

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek: Gowns!’ by ravengrrl


Champagne Gold Sequins Weddi…

$329

GARDENIA Bridal Gown

$2090

Plus Size Wedding Dress, sat…

$1299

SALE Wool Grey Fantasy Coat …

$752.5

Sweetheart Neckline & Zipper…

$899

Modest Scoop Neck Champagne …

$454.95

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress R…

$280

Princess Philipa wedding dre…

$950

Rockabilly Pin Up Custom We…

$289

wedding dress “Antoinet…

$1895

KC Bambi one-of-a-kind corse…

$925.95

Betty – Vintage Style Tea Le…

$395

Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown …

$1650

Iridescent Silver Crystal Pa…

$395

Wedding dress vintage 1930s …

$435

An endearing emerald green s…

$265

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Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


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


Pastel Peach Lace Bridal Bol…

$35

Wedding Unity Candle Set, Un…

$190

Rose Candle Unity Set, Eco L…

$180

Silver Sequined Bow Wedding …

$59

Dusky pink and ivory handmad…

$11.95

Amber color SWAROVSKI crysta…

$29

Purple SWAROVSKI crystal & p…

$29

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$17

Large Men’s Vest Waistco…

$32

Button-on Suspenders Vintage…

$24.99

Tall Men’s Blazer 40XL V…

$42

Tall Men’s Blazer 40XL V…

$48

Peacock bird SWAROVSKI cryst…

$39

Wedding bouquet photo charm …

$9.99

Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

ivory bridal wrap in merino …

$220

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Friday’s Favorites: “I Do Garlands” and “All a Flutter Over Red and Blush”

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to do your best TGIF happy dance! ‘Twas a longish week for me as I am not only working to provide you with the normal fabulous content I present to you (I’m modest…yep), but I’m finishing up the final details of this blog’s heart and soul: The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show!

Yes, dear readers, it’s that time of year. The time where the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team takes over the blog for two weeks as we present our best handmade wedding creations and super fab vintage wedding finds to help you bring that one of a kind “authentically you wedding do!” This is our third year and I couldn’t be prouder of this little project. From just 100 shops that I personally invited, to last year’s team creation, and this year’s 440 shops, I know that you will hit the bridal mother load when it comes to finding everything from original couture gown creations to unique ever so trendy garlands to spruce up your event space. March 18th is the day to mark on your calendar for the beginning of the show!

So, this week’s favorites are a treasury of fabulous on trend garlands from many Etsy vendors as well as a treasury all a flutter with a blush and red butterfly theme. Enjoy the treasuries and most of all, remember that this wedding planning stuff, it supposed to be fun!

‘I Do Garlands’ by ravengrrl


Blue Wedding Garland Backdro…

$150

Eco Wedding Garland Decorati…

$38

Spring and Summer Paper Bunt…

$9.5

Wedding Garland Fall Bunting…

$18

32ft LONG READY to SHIP Trop…

$16

SALE Paper Garland, RED HEAR…

$12

Vintage Hankie Bunting – Wed…

$50

Wedding Garland Paper flower…

$120

Rustic Wedding Garland Eco F…

$34

Fabric and Flower Wedding Ga…

$36

FALL WEDDING GARLAND-pennant…

$34.2

WEDDING GARLAND BURLAP

$128

Ivory Wedding Garland – Tull…

$50

Gold Glitter and Purple Pape…

$12.95

Black White Damask Wedding G…

$22

The Petite Glam Scallop Garl…

$16

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‘Blush and Red Butterfly Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Floor Length Backless Chiffo…

$1200

Raspberry Bridal Bobby Pins,…

$10

Ruby Red Bridal Belt, Plaid …

$205

Bridal Necklace, Vintage, We…

$40.91

Red & Pink Butterfly Bouquet…

$55

Custom make Vintage Straples…

$89

Red Wine Pink And Light peac…

$38

Burgundy and pink Flower Gir…

$90

SALE Red Light Pink Butterfl…

$12

30 3D Wall Butterflies, Pape…

$45

Red Pink Ombre hand dyed Fab…

$40

Berry Surprise Combo Sparkly…

$7.8

30 Butterflies, 3 Lanterns, …

$65

Pink and Red Bridal garter,…

$30

Men’s Tie Pink and Red V…

$22.95

Mini Journal Handmade Refill…

$6.5

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Friday’s Favorites: Candlelight and Red Velvet Beauties from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Sorry for the late post folks, it’s been a wacky sort of day. However, I think you will find it worth the wait.

Call me old fashioned, but I still love the unity candle ceremony. It brings two families together with active participation from both sides and who can resist the warm romantic glow of candlelight? This week I featured candlelit decor and to add to it, here are some super gorgeous unity candle sets and holders from the best of Etsy. There are a few beauties in that treasury from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Forest Candle Studio, Henna Swirls, Pure Beauty Art, and Shabulous Chandeliers.

Speaking of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, today’s other treasury features swoon worthy red velvet creations and vintage finds all from members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

Enjoy the Etsy goodness, have a great weekend, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for the latest and greatest from the team!

‘Two Become One: Unity Candles’ by ravengrrl


Modern Unity Candle

$22.00

Rose Wedding Candles, Unity …

$225.00

Rustic Wood Wedding Unity Ca…

$45.00

Unity Candles

$30.00

Wedding Unity Candle Set – R…

$58.95

Unity Candle, Autumn Leaves …

$75.00

Wonderful Wedding unity cand…

$74.00

Crystal Unity Pilar candle a…

$82.95

Handmade Rustic Wedding Unit…

$35.00

Unity Candle Set Square Pers…

$42.00

Damask Black White Tradition…

$50.00

Western Barn Twine Rope Wedd…

$50.00

Chocolate and Caramel Unity …

$65.00

Unity Candle Holder in White…

$78.00

Square PERSONALIZED Unity Ca…

$59.99

Wedding Unity Candle Holder …

$85.00

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‘Red Velvet Nuptials: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Red Velvet Caramels

$16.00

Vintage inspired red white a…

$39.95

Red Velvet Bow Sparkly Cryst…

$41.00

The George- Our velvet bowti…

$38.00

Red Velvet Morgane Gown by K…

$195.00

Silk Velvet Clutch/Purse/Bag…

$85.00

Bracelet Fingerless Gloves B…

$45.00

Red Velvet Cape Red Riding H…

$375.00

Wedding Journal, Diary, Gues…

$52.00

Red Velvet and Charcoal Grey…

$90.00

Valentine Red-Velvet Ribbone…

$65.00

Love -Handmade Red Clutch Ba…

$63.00

Vintage 1950s Hat – Red Fur …

$58.00

Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow Ru…

$29.95

Scarlett (red velvet) – Impo…

$34.00

Vintage 1960s Red Velvet Boa…

$130.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Red Velvet Vintage Inspiration

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is inspired by that deliciousness known as “red velvet.” It’s red, it’s chocolately (if done right…like my Grandmother’s), and that cream cheese frosting is SO worth the extra workout minutes to burn it off. I’ve got a pretty little naked red velvet cake and one gorgeous confection of a wedding dress to complement it. I hope you like it and the Red Velvet Caketini recipe!

Red Velvet Caketini

Red Velvet Vintage Inspiration

Monday’s Finding: Gorgeous Budget Friendly Candle Decor

Are you on a squeaky tight budget with little to add to your ceremony and reception decor? Well, today I’ve got some budget friendly candle decor inspiration to help you out. Even if budget isn’t an issue and things like allergies or you just aren’t a flower person, these aisle and table ideas are simply gorgeous!

You can have a beautiful wedding and not spend a ton of money. As a wedding and event planner, I’ve worked with a vast range of budgets and with all of them, my first “go to” spot for decor details was the local thrift stores. If you love the looks of clear glass, milk glass, wrought iron, then definitely get thrifting. You can find a great many items like tea cups, vintage jars, and fab bits of rustic wrought iron to hold your candles.

Looking for a bit more bang for your buck? Give those pieces a new life with a fresh coat of paint, glitter, or decoupage:

Or, simply use them as is. Whatever you choose, you can have a beautiful wedding on any budget and candles are guaranteed ambiance for a lot less money than flowers. Speaking of less money…check out your local Catholic supply store for great deals on candles from votives to tall candles in a jar. I used to purchase mine by the case and they were a lot cheaper on the budget than getting them at the grocery store. In addition, this amazing gem of a shop has great candles in bulk and just about everything else for your wedding too: Sav on Crafts.

Well, without further ado…ceremony and reception candle decor inspiration:

Wedding Ceremony Candle Decor

Candles Reception

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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