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.


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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 scalloped lace bridal robe is made with a white polyester taffeta lining.

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:


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

Check out these gorgeous photos:


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!


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Hipster Engagement Session: What does one look like?

What does a hipster engagement session look like? Imagine a hip couple, picnic blanket, guitar, record player, and a throwback style that ties it all together. This styled shoot photographed by Sandra from White Ivory Photography has it all. Sandra tells us, “A bucket list of love, a romantic dinner with heart shaped grilled cheese and plenty unique details create this Willamette Valley styled proposal shoot with some hipster flare. This concept shoot was styled by A Vintage Soiree out of McMinnville, Oregon. The daring duo of A Vintage Soiree did not forget a single element. I love all the textures and retro details they used to make this hipster shoot indelible. The best part of it all was working with everyone including our models. We had an amazing venue at the Bayou Golf Course and Mansion in McMinnville.”

couple on picnic blanket for styled engagement session| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

Hipster Engagement Session

picnic basket| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

floral arrangements in blue bottles| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

will you marry me chalk board sign with couple| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

will you marry me chalk board sign| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

couple proposal by chalkboard sign in styled shoot| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

couple picnic pavilion| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

heart shaped cheese sandwich  | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session on picnic blanket| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session with Frank Sinatra and Billy Holiday record album | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session | Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

hipster engagement session with mason jar cookies| Photo: White Ivory Photography | via

Styled Session Vendors:
Styling & Rentals – A Vintage Soiree
Venue – Bayou Golf Club and Mansion
Florals – Red Berry

If you enjoyed this California wedding and you’re looking for your photographer, visit White Ivory Photography! You can check out Sandra’s preferred California wedding photographer listing in our wedding vendor guide.

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Bohemian Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

While I (Emma here!) love wedding themes of all kinds, a bohemian theme has become my new favorite. A bohemian (or boho) wedding is free-spirited. Whimsical. It’s chock-full of charming details like bouquets of wildflowers and dream-catchers and floral crowns. I’ve taken my love for boho charm into my own home, where I’ve pieced together some nature-inspired finds like curtains with a branch pattern and an airy, open weave, gold feather decals leading up the stairway, and wall art. I have some plans to make a giant dream catcher, but more on that later. And I never thought I would like this, but I do — and now I’m trying to figure out how to make it work at our office. Hmmmm.

Today we’re talking about bohemian bridal shower ideas with tribal, feather-y and arrow inspired details. If you’re planning a shower for a bride-to-be who loves free-spirited and nature-inspired finds, this may be the perfect theme for her. This can also be adapted to a wedding reception (of course), as well as a bachelorette party. Ooh, a boho bach party — that sounds fun, too. Maybe we’ll do one of those coming up in the next week or two. Today we’re sharing just a handful of finds to get you started and to see if this theme is right for you.

On to the inspiration!

Bohemian Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

First, start with an invitation. We love this one spotted at Paper Street Press:

floral tribal bridal shower invitations

by paper street press

For decor, include a photo wall like this, filled with favorite photos of the bride, her bridesmaids, and the happy couple:

photo wall for boho bridal shower

via free people, photo: sarah loven

And you see that skull? It’s a bull skull. It’s also wildly popular as decor for this theme. If you’re like me and don’t really want the real deal, there are some surprisingly chic alternatives. Like this!

white faux taxidermy

See? Totally faux.

You can decorate the space with charming wall art (there’s a ton on Etsy), like this pretty find from Little Emma’s Flowers (maybe I’m biased because of the name?):

little emmas flowers

via little emma’s flowers

And a hanging floral monogram with the bride’s first name:

floral monogram buff babies shop

by buff babies shop

Have guests find their seats with these chic feather place cards…

feather place card - sepiasmiles

by sepiasmiles

… drape this tribal ‘love’ garland on the wall or hang outdoors from a tree…

by vintage green limited

… and invite guests to take a flower for their hair.

a flower for your hair

photo: joyeuse photography

Guests will go nuts for these cute cookies…

bull skull cookies SogisHoneyBakeshop

by sogi’s honey bakeshop

… and these tribal arrows, used as decor anywhere you wish. I think they’d look cute as a cake topper.

decorative arrow

by sepia smiles

Have a ‘make your own dreamcatcher’ station…

diy dreamcatcher station

via hwtm

… and then have guests settle in to their seats for some fun bridal shower games.

bridal shower games

by paper street press

Dress up the bride’s chair like this, with ribbons:

ribbon bride chair

via wedsociety

And add some charming centerpieces and decor items, like these:

glitter centerpieces + feathers by buff babies shop, arrows: sepia smiles, dreamcatcher by kari widener, tribal garland by la creme boutique

These are just a few of our favorite bohemian bridal shower ideas, but there’s hundreds more, which we’ll be covering in posts to come. What do you think of this theme?


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