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Gorgeous Ceremony Backdrops: Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday all! I’m spending mine consolidating my inspiration pics and getting the look of mine and Mr. Wondermous’ wedding down. You would think it would be easy for a former planner and designer to narrow down choices and make some solid decisions…haha…no. I think it may be my Libran indecision coupled with the fact that I have created and have seen so many different ways of incorporating our theme (Jane Austen inspired) that my mind just sort of goes…duh. It’s much easier for me to be decisive for clients than it is for myself. Thankfully, Mr. Wondermous is involved in the planning and isn’t afraid to speak up when I act like a Magpie (Oooh shiny! Let’s do that!)

For today’s Wedding Wednesday, I have a variety of gorgeous ceremony backdrops that I hope will lend a spark of inspiration for your own wedding. If you’ve settled on a theme and/or color scheme, these might help you execute what I refer to as “the framework.” I like to think of a ceremony backdrop as one big picture frame with you and your love in the center of it all. When making your decision about ceremony decor, take a step back and look at your backdrop with you in it and a nice frame around the edges. Does it look like something you’d want on your living room wall or on your fireplace mantel? If so, go for it. If your eye can’t fix on it and it distracts from or competes with you as a couple, you might want to reconsider.

I hope you enjoy these bits of inspiration. Drop me a comment and tell me about what you are planning for your ceremony. Take care!

Ceremony Backdrops 1

Ceremony Backdrops 2

Ceremony Backdrops 3

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 16, Decor and More (1 of 4)

Good morning and welcome to Day 16 of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show! Today is all about decor and a bit more. From centerpieces to toasting flutes to bunting, the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team has it. On with the show!

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Enter our giveaways (Deadline is 4/21):









Apples Modern Art


Ay Mujer!


Beautiful Bliss


Blue Pearls

Brad Goodell

Bragging Bags: Morgan Hill Designs

Break The Record

Create and Adorn

Crossroads Cottage

Dazzling Expressions

Divine Chair Design

Duryea Place Designs

Ceremony Aisle Decor- Alternatives to Flowers and Pew Bows

Traditionally, outdoor weddings almost always means a little floral arrangement hung on a shepherd’s hook with tulle draping down both sides of the aisle. In the same vein, indoor weddings typically mean a pew bow with the same tulle draping down both sides of the aisle. If you are not a traditional couple or just want to incorporate something a bit different in to your ceremony decor, then this set is for you. I hope it inspires you to think of your own special little touch for your ceremony.