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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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Wedding Wednesday: Denim and Khaki Inspiration

Before I begin with introducing today’s inspiration board, I must ask for your thoughts and prayers for my beautiful Colorado. We are burning and the fires are like nothing ever seen before.


The High Park Fire (highly publicized last week) continues to burn and is 65% contained. The Waldo Canyon fire is also of epic proportions and doubled in size last night with 32,000 people evacuated thus far. It is threatening populated areas of Colorado Springs and has destroyed many homes. I know that there are many fires elsewhere and ask that you continue to pray for those as well. Thank you to all of those who are fighting theses fires (some in CO are fighting fires while they have already lost their own homes) and I wish for your safety and that Mother Nature would lend a helping hand. Thanks all!

For today’s Wedding Wednesday, I have an inspiration board for a casual rustic wedding with the bride wearing a gorgeous ruffled skirt paired with a cute button down denim jacket. It was this photo that inspired the board and I found some great denim accents to tie the theme all together. When using denim, I recommend a light hand in it’s application and pairing it with slightly more formal touches to bring balance to denim’s casual nature. I’ve been a long time fan of using raw cotton as part of rustic florals and the little puffs of cotton here bring a bit of whimsy to the whole affair. I hope you enjoy the board and if you are leaning towards a rustic country wedding, consider the possibilities that a touch of denim can lend to your fete.

Denim Wedding

Mesh dress
$223 – shoplesnouvelles.com

Jeans
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Modern Barn Wedding
somethinggreenevents.blogspot.com

Nutfield Weaver
nutfieldweaver.blogspot.com

bouquet
lauryllane.com

inspiRAID
inspiraid.blogspot.co.uk

These are a few of my…Friday’s Favorites

Morning! Today’s Friday’s Favorites roundup brings you everything from burlap and lace details to Jane Austen Regency era inspiration to some incredibly sexy statement back gowns. Once again, you can find unique handmade items that fit any wedding theme on Etsy. When planning your wedding, keep individual artisans and small businesses in mind. You’ll find great wedding details that will have your guests wowed.

‘Favorite Things: Burlap and Lace’ by ravengrrl


Love Letters, Upholstered wo…

$36.50

Burlap Ruffles & Lace Table …

$27.99

VINTAGE LACE on BURLAP weddi…

$37.00

Square lace save the date

$2.75

Wedding Card Box / Birdcage …

$65.00

Rustic ring pillow in vintag…

$30.00

Wedding headpiece hairpiece …

$28.00

Burlap and Lace Flower Mobil…

$45.00

Burlap Off White and Cream L…

$110.00

Feedsack, Burlap and vintage…

$36.00

100 Silverware Pockets for W…

$125.00

Burlap and Lace Bouquet Wrap…

$30.00

Burlap and Lace Invitations …

$5.50

Flower Girl Basket handmade …

$29.95

Album or Guest book-Burlap a…

$99.00

Wedding Bridal Bouquet in Bu…

$139.00

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‘Wedding Backdrops’ by ravengrrl


Wedding & Event Backdrop Bac…

$750.00

Wedding Backdrop Decoration …

$65.00

Purple, Plum & Silver (with …

$175.00

Orange Sorbet Fabric Backdro…

$65.00

Blue and Green Mod Print Pho…

$150.00

Wedding Backdrop – Tissue Ga…

$200.00

Velvet Swagged Curtain Photo…

$700.00

Beach wedding decor, sea she…

$24.00

Garland Daisy chain DIY tis…

$8.00

Tulle pom pom garland. Pinka…

$120.00

Custom nail and thread lette…

$60.00

Burlap backdrop streamer, 5&…

$95.00

Ceremony Banner, Altar Backd…

$475.00

Taupe Super Large 50×38 Ruff…

$48.00

Southern Country Shabby Barn…

$115.00

Berries and Cream … tissue…

$30.00

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‘Mr. and Mrs. Darcy: Regency Wedding Theme’ by ravengrrl

I can never get enough Jane Austen and this is the theme I will be using for my own wedding although not strictly Regency period.


Handsewn pure silk velvet re…

$450.00

Austen-tatious Wedding Invit…

$30.00

Pride & Prejudice Silhouette…

$13.00

Gold Regency – Jane Austen I…

$575.00

Regency Medallions Beadwoven…

$200.00

Romantic Lavender Bouquet – …

$75.00

Luxurious Vintage Hand Held …

$120.00

Jane Austen PEARL,CRYSTAL an…

$75.00

Aqua French Knotted Silk Reg…

$20.00

Pride and Prejudice Bunting …

$22.00

Bridesmaid Gift Box, Wedding…

$6.00

Exquisite Honey Flower Fasci…

$40.00

Regency Tailcoat And Breeche…

$425.00

Set of 5 Vintage Jane Austen…

$6.25

novel wedding confetti hand …

$5.00

Men’s Victorian / Edward…

$245.00

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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

Burlap Wedding

I know what you’re thinking, “burlap at a wedding?” If you are wanting a rustic look for your wedding, consider burlap as a design element. As the following set shows, burlap can be beautiful.

What Would the Wedding Planner Do?

A few people have asked me, “Kristen, what would YOU do if you were getting married again?” or, “What’s your style with regard to weddings.” Personally, I love things that are rustic and a bit Victorian. Don’t get me wrong, I love putting together classic traditional weddings, themed events, etc. However, for me I like to keep it natural, lacy, and a bit fairy like. So, for all of you who have asked, this is what I would do if I were to get married again (note the Louboutin heels that are just to DIE for).

To love and to cherish sign: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GoJumpInTheLake

Ringbearer pillow and lighted twine ball: http://tickledpink.typepad.com/brideblog/2009/06/a-natureinspired-wedding.html

Moss tablescape with candles: http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2010/02/09/rustic-moss-and-wood-tablescape/

Place setting: http://eventdecorator.com/blog/

Barn photo: found via Google images. Location unknown.

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