Category Archives: yellow

Monday’s Finding: Tablescape Inspiration

Today I thought I would post some of my favorite tablescapes I have pinned as of late. I’ve got just about every style of wedding represented: glam, classic, goth, shabby chic, vintage, modern, etc. We are talking some major inspiration for your own reception decor. For those of us (like myself) on a tight budget, you can use these ideas and pick one or two details to focus on, find ways to DIY, substitute more expensive materials with budget friendly ones, or borrow the color scheme and still come off with a gorgeous tablescape your guests will love. So without further ado…EYE CANDY!

Tablescapes 1

Tablescapes 2

Tablescapes 3

Tablescapes 4

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Wedding Wednesday: Request: Beauty and the Beast

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good mini-holiday. Our was pretty low key, but I did keep up the tradition my late Mom and I had of watching “Gone With the Wind” on New Year’s Day. While she may not have been there physically, it was a nice night of watching our mutually favorite movie and happy memories.

Today’s Wedding Wednesday is a request from a reader based on Beauty and the Beast. I came up with three different version and I hope you like them, Becca!

Beauty and the Beast Pastel

Beauty and the Beast Red and Gold

Beauty and the Beast Red and Yellow

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Yellow Bridal Gowns

The popularity of colored bridal gowns is on the rise. Many design houses are producing, red, black, pink, blush, and blue designs that are gorgeous! With this rise in popularity, it can often take just one celebrity wedding for a new bridal trend to take off. Thanks to Amber Tamblyn (formerly of General Hospital and recently of House M.D.) golden gown she wore for her wedding to fellow actor, David Cross (most notably of Arrested Development), yellow bridal gowns are the latest trend in bridal fashion. I fully expect to see a lot more sunshine colored gowns at Spring Bridal Market next year.

For the time being, here are some gorgeous yellow bridal and designer gowns from butter to neon to tide you over until next Bridal Market or to take to your own designer (ahem…Etsy has several and I’ll be posting yellow gowns from some extremely talented Etsy designers on Friday). Aren’t they just a whole lot of beautiful?!

Yellow Bridal Gowns 1

Chiffon gown
neimanmarcus.com

Gown
neimanmarcus.com

Style LZ3251
jlmcouture.com

Naeem khan
zimbio.com

Yellow Bridal Gowns 2

Friday’s Favorites: Etsy treasuries: from fireside to gorgeous gowns

This week’s Friday’s Favorites takes us from fabulous fireside garland decor to some of my handpicked bridal gown favorites. As always, it’s coordinating Etsy treasuries based on this past week’s posts. Support individual artisans and vintage sellers, especially as the holiday season grows close. I hope you all have a great weekend!

‘Fireside Wedding: Garlands’ by ravengrrl

Garlands perfect for your fireside wedding decor


Black & Caramel LACE Gothic …

$9.99

9 Foot 26 Tassel Garland for…

$34.00

Red Garland Wedding ( woodla…

$30.00

White wedding garland. weddi…

$40.00

All You Need Is Love – Handm…

$32.00

Fairy Princess … diy tissu…

$20.00

Two Garlands Of Purple Heart…

$36.00

HAPPiLY EVER AFTER Wedding B…

$25.75

Wedding garland,floral garla…

$89.50

CUSTOM Wedding Banner / Shab…

$70.00

Fall Flowers Autumn Decor Fa…

$12.95

Wedding Garland Upcycled Pap…

$34.00

Vintage Hankie Garland Bunti…

$50.00

40% Off SALE – LIMITED TIME …

$16.50

Rainbow-Colorful-Felt heart …

$13.00

WEDDING Pinwheel Pennant Gar…

$35.00

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‘Fruity Wedding Accessories’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Bouquet – Faux Fruit …

$100.00

6 Fruit Basket favors with r…

$9.90

Summer Fruit Wedding favours…

$3.25

Blackberry Merlot Mulled Win…

$10.00

FALL HARVEST Wedding Card M…

$80.00

12 FARM FRESH BERRY Baskets-…

$5.00

Personalized ring bearer rin…

$22.00

Wedding Bouquet – Sun-Kissed…

$95.00

Chuppah/Wall Hanging: Sukkah…

$600.00

Washington Apple Save the Da…

$40.00

Unique Wedding Favor, Peach …

$7.50

Fruit of the Vine Papercut K…

$200.00

25 Strawberry Favor Boxes. …

$39.00

A Perfect Pair wedding cake …

$50.00

Glitter Keylime Cufflinks :F…

$35.00

Pomegranate Table Numbers -…

$22.50

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‘Springtime Palette: Mint and Pink’ by ravengrrl


Pink Wedding Dress with High…

$749.00

pale pink flower head wreath…

$140.00

Bridal Necklace, Wedding Nec…

$55.00

Wedding bridesmaid dress in …

$250.00

Marie Antoinette Mint and Pi…

$75.00

shabby chic wedding bag/wris…

$37.00

Shabby Chic Lace Cottage Wed…

$189.00

Mint Tie Dye Groomsmen Tie- …

$55.00

Shabby Chic Wall Backdrop (P…

$160.00

200 Silk Rose Petals MINT IV…

$7.95

Vintage pink blush bow clip …

$15.00

7 Pom Poms – Pure & Sweet Ti…

$25.50

Garden Flower Tea Length Wed…

$39.20

ribbon wrapped glittered pos…

$4.50

Printable Minty Script Invit…

$30.00

Bridal Garter Set- MissBetti…

$85.00

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‘Hand Picked: A few of my favorite bridal gowns’ by ravengrrl


CUSTOM COLOR Go Ask Alice Co…

$455.00

Custom Made Slant Asymmetric…

$178.00

The Rebellion and Decorum We…

$375.00

Haute Couture Corset Gown -R…

$1575.95

Wedding dress

$450.00

Handmade Wedding Dress Mini …

$899.99

Strapless Vintage Style Silk…

$650.00

Romantic White Lace and Tull…

$498.00

Ivory Annie Wedding Gown Sil…

$995.00

Custom size black and white …

$285.00

ONE OF A KIND ivory wedding …

$299.90

SALE Hunger Games Wedding Dr…

$750.00

Champagne Lace Wedding Dress…

$775.00

Poppy

$1400.00

Vintage floral COTTON two-to…

$487.00

Bohemian Ecru Wedding Gown B…

$600.00

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Slight Change of Plans: Marriage Equality and a Sunshine Filled Shabby Chic Board

Last night as I stayed up awaiting the results of Colorado’s Senate Bill 2 aka Civil Union Act, I tried to maintain a glimmer of hope that it would pass. However, conservative members of the House did their best to filibuster the bill and unfortunately at 11:00 pm both parties announced that the bill was dead and they had reached an impasse. I’m angry and heartbroken all at the same time. Angry that “the Republican leadership called the recess after Democrats and two members of the Republican caucus formed an effective majority, and offered a motion to halt a Republican filibuster in order to force a debate on the bill.” -http://outfrontcolorado.com/ofcblog/news/dead-civil-union-act-dies-after-it-fails-to-have-debate/. Brokenhearted for my friends and loved ones who are unable to declare their love and commitment in an equal fashion as a heterosexual couple.

In this country, we have a constitutional separation of church and state. Unfortunately, there are many in our government and our country who choose to ignore it and force their religious definitions of marriage on the rest of us. In my opinion, when governments started charging to marry, the religious notion of marriage no longer applied. However, we have many in this country who ignore equal protection under the law and the separation of church and state. Why should you care who someone marries?

My disappointment and anger over this issue almost prompted me to make the blog black today and not post the board I worked on last week. It just so happens that my inspiration board, has a picture of two gorgeous brides. I had not planned on making an issue of it, just publishing a yellow shabby chic wedding inspiration board that just happened to have a same sex couple in it. However, I realized that today I could stand in support of the GLBTIQ community and demand EQUALITY!

Here is a link to prior posts on marriage equality, which include links to marriage equality statements that you can include in your programs or have read at your own wedding.

Today I stand with my GLBTIQ community and demand equality! Demand the separation of church and state! Demand that our government provide equal protection under the law!

With that said, here is the inspiration board I planned for today. It’s not a political statement and was never intended to be so. In my opinion, marriage is marriage and there wasn’t a need to make a special point that instead of one bride and a groom, I chose to include a pic of two brides. LOVE IS LOVE!

Wedding Wednesday Yellow Shabby Chic

Friday’s Favorites: Love is Sweet, Liquor is Quicker, Rustic Brights, and Anglophile Style

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the weekend. Hoping to get my insomnia under control and going to see a friend’s band play on Saturday. Tonight I have my kiddo and I think we are going to watch Hugo along with Mr. Wondermous. Has anyone seen it yet? I’ve heard good things and can’t wait to see it.

As per usual, Friday’s Favorites features Etsy treasuries that correspond to themes and boards presented earlier on in the week. This weeks posts presented me with four opportunities to peruse Etsy in order to find you great things with which to execute this week’s themes: Love is Sweet, Liquor is Quicker, Rustic Brights, and Anglophile Style. Take a gander at them and I send you hopes for a lovely weekend!

Candy/Sweets Buffet

‘Love is Sweet- Purple/Lavender, White and Silver’ by ravengrrl


Love is Sweet Wedding Shower…

$30.00

10 Muslin Favor Bags – Purpl…

$10.00

Elegant Purple Candy or Dess…

$20.00

Customizable Gray and White …

$5.00

upcycle/recycle photo or not…

$30.00

Blackberry Merlot Mulled Win…

$10.00

Lavender Fleur d’ Sel Ca…

$7.00

LoveLace Silver Candy Dish, …

$20.00

Honey Lavender Mallows – One…

$9.00

Apothecary Jar Pedestal Set

$50.00

White Camphor Glass with Sil…

$30.00

por mi amor champagne heart …

$14.00

Silver Cake Pops perfect for…

$24.00

organic blackberry-almond (b…

$29.00

Black Raspberry Fudge in a h…

$6.25

25 white chocolate dipped si…

$32.00

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Liquor is Quicker

‘Liquor is Quicker’ by ravengrrl


mid century barware genie bo…

$45.00

Jadite LIquor Bottle With St…

$18.00

Porcelain mirrored Jim Beam …

$30.00

TREASURY ITEM x 2 . rare bir…

$35.00

Liquor Bottle Heather Dew Bl…

$42.00

Vintage 4 Chamber/Compartmen…

$35.00

Vintage Liquor Decantor Coll…

$42.00

Vintage Altar Boy Liquor B…

$45.00

Mirrored Vintage Schenley Li…

$18.00

Vintage leather clad liquor …

$19.99

Delft Blue Holland Vintage C…

$35.00

Cobalt Blue Liquor Bottle

$20.00

Scroll Work Liquor Bottles S…

$110.00

Vintage Liquor Decanter Deep…

$15.00

Brown heart bottle, Paul Mas…

$22.00

Vintage Western Jim Bean Cho…

$20.00

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Rustic Pink and Yellow Wedding

‘Rustic Hot Pink and Yellow Nuptials’ by ravengrrl


Rustic Wedding Flower Girl B…

$25.00

Love Birds Wedding Cake Topp…

$34.00

Wedding Guest Book Box – H…

$68.00

Rustic Wedding Guest Book Pe…

$12.50

Wedding Boutonniere, Lapel P…

$15.00

Shabby Distressed Hot Pink 1…

$29.99

Love garland with fushia fel…

$30.00

Flower Crown Hot Pink Head W…

$31.95

Mustard Yellow Shabby Chic M…

$10.00

Cake Pops – Yellow with a to…

$53.00

Pink and Yellow Rose Hair Fl…

$32.00

Free Samples and 100 Jars fo…

$210.00

DIY bridal shower invitation…

$15.00

Sample Sale. Real Touch Roun…

$105.00

Pink Lemonade pink and yello…

$8.00

50 Wedding Wands Wood Christ…

$56.00

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Anglophile Wedding Style

‘Anglophile Wedding Style’ by ravengrrl


Letterpress Union Jack Coast…

$10.00

Wedding Sign Handpainted wed…

$29.99

handpainted union jack briti…

$55.00

STRONG INTUITION British hat…

$250.00

6x Lucky British Wedding Six…

$5.00

Union Jack Cufflinks – Briti…

$40.00

Union Jack Jubilee bunting -…

$24.00

England/British Silver coin …

$40.00

Union Jack British Flag Wrea…

$21.99

Tudor Rose Brooch or Hair Cl…

$40.00

It’s British Cupcake Kit…

$11.95

flask 12 oz, Distressed Leat…

$52.00

Heart of Britain Cake Stand …

$75.00

British Bunting Necklace

$12.00

Set of 3 Mum Flower Bobby Pi…

$7.50

Wedding Brooch Bouquet – Pat…

$375.00

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Wedding Wednesday: Pantone’s Colorstrology Color of the Day: Crocus

Happy Wedding Wednesday! This week’s installment is inspired by Pantone’s Colorstrology Color of the Day: Crocus. “…embodies the qualities of light and joy. Wearing, meditating, or surrounding yourself with Crocus motivates you to connect with others on a heart-level and keeps you from becoming too serious or intense.” -http://www.pantone.com/pages/MYP_mypantone/mypColorstrology.aspx

Using this hue as a basis for a Springtime color palette, I took some time to look at its namesake and was inspired to add both yellow and white as complementary colors to this lovely and bright purple.

As I look out my window, I see a winter wonderland of snow (we got about 18 inches the other day and about two more inches on Monday) with the sun shining overhead. I am grateful for “nature’s glitter,” but also look forward to the coming months as the snow melts and ceases, the ground is green once again, and beautiful crocus begin to peek their way out of the earth.

Place Setting: weddingchicks.com
Dress: Female Hysteria: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83441355/1950s-party-dress-50s-prom-dress?ref=sr_gallery_17&sref=&ga_search_query=50s+purple+vintage+dress&ga_order=undefined&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

Crocus and Yellow Weddings