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Wedding Wednesday: Antique Pink With a Hint of Mint

Today’s Wedding Wednesday centers on this gorgeous gown from Valentino’s 2013 Resort Collection. While not a “wedding dress” per say, I know there are many brides out there looking for something colorful and vintage inspired for their bridal ensemble. I hope you enjoy it! If there is anything you’d like to see on the blog or an inspiration board theme or color palette, please let me know and I’ll be happy to put something together on the blog. bellememorieco@gmail.com. ‘Til tomorrow!

Wedding Wednesday- Antique Pink and mint

Wedding Wednesday: Springtime Palette: Mint and Pink

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today I have an inspiration board for those of you planning Spring weddings: the on trend mint paired with a lovely pastel pink. Mint is making its way toward the top of the trending color charts and when paired with an equally hued pink, you have the makings of a timeless color palette.

Mint and Pink


Draped dress

Yes I’m Pretty Short

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

My Sweet & Saucy

Style Me Pretty

Wedding Wednesday: Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES!

Are you looking to have a unique handmade touch to your wedding, but can’t seem to find what you are looking for in the average wedding shops and sections of run of the mill craft or big box stores? Do you like the look of handmade items, but are not in to the whole DIY thing? Fear not! I bring you to the fabulous and wonderful world of Etsy!

My long time readers know that I am an uber fan of this handmade and vintage haven. I enjoy supporting individual artisans and vendors not just for the look of handmade without me losing fingerprints to my glue gun, but also for the good feeling that comes along when one’s purchase means supporting someone you can actually put a face to. Don’t get me wrong, there are some finds to be had in traditional wedding shops and sections, but there is nothing compared to the feeling handmade items can give to your nuptials.

You may wonder, “How can I find all that I need on Etsy?” From your bridal gown to attendant gifts, Etsy has just about everything but the venue to help you plan your wedding with bits and bobs that are uniquely yours. Many shops do custom work, such as the bolero jacket I just purchased for my own wedding. If you are concerned about purchasing something you haven’t seen, I can tell you that my jacket is far above anything I could have found in just about any bridal salon and encourage you to take the time to look at feedback from a shop’s customers prior to purchasing. For my jacket, all I did was send in my measurements and when it came to my door, it was perfect!

I’ve put together three treasuries for you to get a sense of the wide variety of wedding themes and color palettes that Etsy can accommodate. In addition, all of the shops in these treasuries are featured in the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show coming to the blog on April 2nd (great shops and fabulous giveaways!).

Have a lovely day all!

Shabby Chic Vintage– These are items that Mr. Wondermous and me are considering for our own wedding.

‘Plan a Wedding on Etsy…Yes, you can!’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.

Custom Made Hand-embroidered…


MR & MRS Burlap and Lace Ban…


Steampunk Pocket Watch – Dar…


DAY Cravat Victorian Ascot T…


Mr and Mrs Forks for the Bri…


Lisa’s Flower Girl Baske…


Grapevine and moss bird’…


Vintage style trunk card box…


Sugar Doilies, Sugar Lace, E…


The Chameleon Convertible G…


Shabby Chic Moss and Glass C…


Vineyard Wedding Bouquet Wra…


Snow Covered Branches – Vint…




Robins Nest Ring, wool felt …


Vintage Style French Elegant…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Dark Romance

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Dark Romance’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.

Black wedding gown black bus…


Midnight Romance- Gothic Wed…


Custom Wedding Tiara, Handcr…


Romantic Gothic Victorian Sw…


Shoe Clips Black Feathers Rh…


Red and Black Jacquard Basti…


BLACK BEAUTY Wedding Bouquet…


Gothic Bridal skirt, floor l…


Metallic Damask Square – Lay…


Scarlet Ohara Mini Candle ch…


Vampire – OOAK Art Doll Wed…




10 Silk Red Rose Pomanders


Custom Made Wedding Card Box…


Cake Server And Knife Hand B…


With Love Heart Wish tree/Gi…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Classic Blush and Bashful Quick, name the movie I’m referencing. Hint: armadillo red velvet groom’s cake.

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Classic blush and bashful’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.

Romantic Pink Wedding Dress …


Bridal Brooch Bouquet Jewele…


Bridal Mini Hat Creamy Blush…


Pink champagne glass drops


Wedding Garter Set – Light P…


Black and Blush Pink Damask …


Blush Flower Girl Tutu Dress…


Bridal Clutch as seen on sty…


BIRDCAGE-Vintage Inspired De…


ELSA Floral Lace Soft Peach …


Clarissa, Pink Pearl & Gold …


Exquisite 48″ Parisian …


Once Upon A Time, Wedding Fa…


Paris Wedding Card Box – Wed…


Enchanted Wedding Ribbon Wan…


Watermelon BubbleGum – Nost…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Yet another friendly reminder: The Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show hits the blog this coming Monday, April 2nd. We have some fabulous giveaways! Spread the word!


Hopscotch Couture
“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Just added today:

These gorgeous rhinestone and pearl earrings!

Tatty Chic

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

Belle Memorie Blog

Wedding Wednesday: Titanic Destination

Couple to be hitched at largest Titanic attraction

This is the sort of headline that makes someone like myself go, “SQUEE!” Immediately my mind goes in to overdrive and I can’t keep myself from the brainstorm that ensues. Must…design…must…plan…must utilize this spark of inspiration. Titanic Belfast is sure to become a destination spot for couples looking for an meticulously authentic late Edwardian fete. Each area is a nearly exact replica of the RMS Titanic, which was built in Belfast (hence the exhibition and creation of the Titanic Quarter in Belfast Harbour).

Can you picture your ceremony on the steps of the Grand Staircase?

With a reception in the Gallery just beyond the staircase?

With all of this beautifully historical scenery, who couldn’t resist the glamour and romance of that bygone era? So, I give you my inspiration board for a Titanic inspired wedding perfect for a location such as Titanic Belfast.

Titanic Edwardian

For the love of Etsy: Ellana Couture

I am a HUGE fan of Etsy. If you are looking for unique one of a kind items for your wedding, then I highly recommend supporting the artisans and vendors of Etsy. My first artist to feature on Etsy is wedding attire vendor, Ellana Couture. Ellana Couture features really great vintage inspired wedding gowns and accessories. A big thanks to Ellana Couture for permission to not only feature them on this blog, but also to utilize their photos.