3 Tips for a Better Sweetheart Table

One of my favorite modern reception trends is a sweetheart table. A sweetheart table is an alternative to the traditional head table, where your entire wedding party sits together. If your wedding party is too large or your reception space doesn’t allow for a head table, a sweetheart table may be right for you. It’s also a great option if you want to just, you know, sit with your new spouse and enjoy one-on-one conversation during dinner. It’s quite romantic.

sweetheart table loveseat
photo: onelove photography via style me pretty

In this post, we’ve rounded up three tips to inspire you. And we want to know: are you going to have a sweetheart table or head table?

Sweetheart Table Tips

Every sweetheart table should have these three things:

1) A comfy set of chairs — or better yet, a loveseat

loveseat sweetheart table
photo: kristen joy photography via wedding chicks

2) Cozy pillows

sweetheart table with pillows
photo: katie lopez photography via style me pretty

And those are sequined and lovely, but we also think a more personalized option is a good fit. Like these handmade pillows we spotted over at LaRae Boutique:

by larae boutique

Besides, they’ll look adorable at home in your room after the big day — and you know we love dual-purpose decor!

3) A stunning backdrop

Guests are going to be taking a lot of photos of the happy couple. Make sure your backdrop looks great!

stunning paper flower backdrop sweetheart table
photo: onelove photography via ruffled

Or this:

sweetheart table with backdrop

photo: kristyn hogan, event design: cedarwood weddings via style me pretty

What If I Want Both?!

If you want a sweetheart table AND a head table, you’re in luck: we found this happy medium with a little bit of both.

sweetheart table head table combination
photo: steve steinhardt

Tell us: are you having a sweetheart table? Why or why not?

xo
-E.

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These Flower Vase Favors are Brilliant — Here’s Why

When we received this question from bride-to-be, Amy, we couldn’t wait to share what we found with you! Here’s her question, submitted to us on the Ask Emmaline inbox:

Hi Emmaline! I am looking for wedding favors that can also add to our decorations. I was thinking of giving flowers since we’re having a bohemian rustic wedding and we’ll be using wildflowers throughout. Do you have any advice on how to give flowers as favors? What container to use, how big they should be, etc.? Thanks!

We love the idea of giving flowers as favors, Amy! It’s a thoughtful gift guests can actually use, which is our favorite kind of favor! When giving flower favors, be sure to provide a small glass or bottle. A tag is also appropriate, so guests know they’re favors and should be taken home. They should also be kept fresh before placing on tables — and when it comes to the flowers you pick, anything goes! On our quest for the perfect flower favors, these flower vase favors from JoBlake came to mind. We love ‘em because they are essentially THREE wedding details in one: they’re 1) favors, 2) place cards, and 3) decorations. Talk about a time (and money) -saver! Individually, they’re lovely decor pieces; in a group, they’re visually stunning! Plus, they can be used for your wedding reception or bridal shower. Take a look:

Flower Vase Favors

flower vase favors
by joblake

We love these because they’re handmade + chock full of love. Joanna, the designer, even made these for her own wedding. TIP: She said her mother-in-law stored her flowers in the fridge and put them out in the vases the day of the wedding to keep them fresh.

place card escort card
by joblake

flower vase favors with tag

by joblake

by joblake

flower vase favors in jars

by joblake

Lovely! You can find out more about these favors and take a closer look in the shop.

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Thanks for your question, Amy, and we hope this helped to answer your questions. If you’re a bride-to-be (or a bridesmaid, MOH, mom of the bride, etc.) and need advice, we’re here to help! Just submit your question here.

xo
-E/

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Giveaway: Win a Lace Bridal Robe!

Happy Monday, loves! We are so excited to be back in action for a new week of wedding inspiration! How was your weekend? What did you do? I had a fantastic weekend filled with warmer weather (finally), a nice walk with the jogger and Baby Andrew, TONS of cleaning of our house from top to bottom, and even rented a movie with the hubby. And as the cool spring air is lofting through our Emmaline Bride office this morning, we can already tell today (and all week, according to our favorite weatherman) is going to be BEAUTIFUL.

To kick off this beautiful new week, we’ve teamed up with the lovelies over at Walkin On Air to offer this beautiful lace bridal robe to one lucky reader. You may remember this gorgeous robe, as we mentioned it recently in this honeymoon post. And now you could win it for FREE> Get the full scoop below! And, hey, while you’re at it, please be sure to share this post with a friend using the Facebook / Twitter sharing buttons at the bottom of this post. Sharing = good karma points. I swear.

Lace Bridal Robe

This white lace bridal robe has scalloped edges and a white polyester taffeta lining. It is perfect for wearing while getting ready on your wedding day. It makes a great bridal or bridesmaid gift and can be worn on the honeymoon — and ever after, too! For this robe, one size fits most and according to the shop the measurements of this robe cannot be changed or customized. The measurements are as follows:

Measurements:

> bust: 40 inches
> robe length: 35 inches (lining measures 33 inches)
> sleeve length: 15 inches
> sash length: 69 inches

Check out these gorgeous photos:

lace-bridal-robe

by walkin on air

by walkin on air

lace bridal robe

by walkin on air

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 4/27/15-5/3/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Lace Bridal Robe from Walkin On Air
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $59 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E,

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