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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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Sunday Surprise: Princess Ball Gowns in Every Size: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Today’s Sunday Surprise is an Etsy treasury full of gorgeous ball gowns available in EVERY size. Petite brides and plus size brides looking for their dream princess ball gown, can often find the search a bit daunting. There is a notion in the industry that these two size ranges are hard to fit or that this silhouette is unflattering to them. Therefore they make limited styles for both, sometimes to the exclusion of ball gowns in their size. Here comes the amazingly talented designers of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team to the rescue!

Each of these gowns can be made to measure. If you want poof…you got it! Don’t let your size (be it a 00 or a 32) or the opinions of others (however well intentioned) keep you from your dream dress. Check out these gorgeous offerings and take a peek at these designers shops. If you like what you see, send them a message and get your dream dress rolling!

‘Princess Ball Gowns: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl

Pooftastic bridal gowns in every size.


Vera Wang Inspired Tulle Wed…

$470.00

Cotton Wedding Dress One Sho…

$1900.00

Long Wedding Gown Wedding Dr…

$290.00

Princess Wedding Gown Stripe…

$950.00

GORGEOUS Princess Ball Gown …

$2499.00

LeAnn – Vintage Inspired Bri…

$625.00

Rennaissance – Handmade Bead…

$2800.00

Beautiful Beige Tulle Autumn…

$459.96

The Secret Boutique Custom F…

$499.00

Romantic Wedding Dress Custo…

$845.00

Lady Catherine

$5000.00

All Black Cyber Gothic Forma…

$150.00

Strapless Corseted Wedding G…

$1998.00

AURORA

$1950.00

Plus Size Wedding Dress luxu…

$1899.00

Sweetheart Neckline & Zipper…

$899.00

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In Memory: Manuel Mota, Creative Director of Pronovias

The bridal design world has lost one of its greats. Manuel Mota, Creative Director of Pronovias has passed. He was the Creative Director of Pronovias (a family run bridal design house) for 23 years. Under his direction, Pronovias became the worldwide design force that it is today. To honor him, I have put together a slide show of some of Manuel’s 2013 collection. May Manuel’s loved ones find peace and comfort at this time. May you rest in peace Manuel and your legacy live on. You will be missed.

Monday’s Finding: Eye Candy: Gorgeous Antique Bridal Gowns

Today’s Monday’s Finding is pure eye candy. If you love antique textiles, handmade lace, beautiful bustles, or previously loved articles of wonder, you are going to LOVE this post. Seriously, I even made myself SQUEE! when I pulled this post together.

I love antique textiles and fashion. I can spend hours upon hours perusing such sites as vintagetextile.com and antiquedress.com. Very few current gown designers nowadays use such exquisite fabric, beading, pleating, handmade lace, and intricately detailed materials and techniques any more. Each dress is a work of art, many bespoke and unique to the bride for which they were created. One of the gowns below even comes with pictures and the marriage certificate of the bride!

So, here is a gathering of 12 gorgeous antique gowns. Perhaps you might consider purchasing one of these wearable works or as inspiration for your own bridal ensemble. Enjoy!

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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

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Style LZ3251
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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Straight From the Runway: Bows from head to toe

What’s trending in bridal wear? Bows, dahling, and I’ve got some great examples for you today. At both Spring and Fall Bridal Market this year, bows were out in full force. From subtle details to bold and beautiful, bows were definitely on designers minds. Today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday features a variety of ways to incorporate the bow trend in to your bridal look. I hope you enjoy and have a great day!

Wedding Dress Bows 1

Wedding Dress Bow 2

Wedding Dress Bow 3

Bridal Headpieces Bow

Bridal Bow Jewelry and Shoes

Bridal Bow Bouquet Clutch Jacket Gloves

Stunner Thursday: Bridal Market NY: My faves and WTF?

Well, we have reached the end of my coverage of Bridal Market NY. Did you find any faves among my picks? I sure did and then some. This time around there were some pretty stellar examples of both and more WTF? picks than usual. So, let’s end our day by sharing my favorites: Yes, my favorite designer Claire Pettibone is represented per usual; a gilt wonder; the perfect Cinderella dress; an ode to old Hollywood sporting a statement bow neckline; and Project Runway’s Austin Scarlett. These gowns will leave you saying, “WTF?” Yellow neon…all yellow neon; tulle beach coverup; I hope she’s wearing spanky pants, because that hem is about to reveal a bit too much; that’s where my blue satin comforter went; it should be a train, not a tail, and is that an old magazine DIY project I made in Girl Scouts?

Bridal Market NY Faves

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