Take 5 → Vintage Summer Wedding + Creative Ideas

It’s time for a fun new series at Emmaline Bride! Be sure you’re following along so you don’t miss any inspiration along the way.

When we spotted these vintage Real Wedding details captured by Justin & Mary and designed by mStarr Event Design, it was the bouquets (from Petal Floral Design) that first caught my eye. Then it was the escort cards, and those chic centerpieces, and the boutonnieres! So, today we’re kicking off a brand new series every Monday called Take 5, where we bring you five stunning ideas from one single real wedding. We’re all about the details here (especially handmade ones!) at Emmaline Bride, so we know you crave creativity as much as we do. For our first feature, we’re sharing five unique ideas including a naked wedding cake, a decorative way to hold wedding cards, a reception table to dream of, and more. We even threw in two bonuses just because we couldn’t help ourselves. ;) Enjoy!

Vintage Summer Wedding

1. These bridesmaid dresses

… and those bouquets!

bride and bridesmaids

photo: justin & mary

2. This inventive card drawer, instead of a card box

Cute idea — and reusable, too.

card drawer

photo: justin & mary

3. This naked wedding cake

I like the flowers on top, in lieu of a traditional cake topper.

naked wedding cake

photo: justin & mary

4. The head table

Just the right amount of everything: flowers, taper candles, a draped ceiling and romantic lighting. Perfection.

reception seating

photo: justin & mary

5. The unique bookmark escort cards

The calligraphy on these bookmarks is everything!

photo: justin & mary

Bonus Finds

The groom’s socks as your “something blue”

Fun idea — and one we haven’t seen done before.

something blue groom socks

photo: justin & mary

And the outdoor games, like corn hole

Lawn games are a terrific idea, especially for entertaining guests during cocktail hour or before dinner. You can get custom corn hole games here.

photo: justin & mary

There are dozens more — see the original Real Wedding here.

xo
-E.

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Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Happy Monday, loves! We are kicking off the new week with a giveaway from My Little Chickadee Creations! You’ve seen their work featured at EB before, like when we talked about these just last week. This shop offers handmade coasters, trivets, ornaments, and magnet favors. This week, you could win $50 to spend on anything your little heart desires! Use it towards your favors, gifts for your wedding party, or even a gift for your new home. This shop is fantastic because there’s something for everyone: you’ll find a design that perfectly suits your bohemian, rustic, seasonal, nautical, beach, or modern themed wedding (including others). Plus, custom designs are welcome — and you know we love that! Here are some ideas on what you can get with your gift certificate, along with the full details + entry form below. Good luck!

nautical anchor coasters big

sailboat coasters

If I had to choose, I’d pick a set of four coasters, like these pine trees. They match this painting that Andrew and I have — and most of our decor is nature-inspired.

pine tree coasters

Or these really cute bicycle built for two coasters. I can’t wait to get some serious bike riding in this summer.

bike coasters

What would you pick if YOU won the $50 gift certificate?

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 5/4/15-5/10/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to My Little Chickadee Creations
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Winner pays shipping on products purchased with gift certificate
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Enter below!

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Grand Exit Idea → Bride and Groom on Scooter

How will you make your grand exit at your wedding reception? You’ve heard of a limo, a town car, maybe even a horse-drawn carriage… but what about a scooter? This bride and groom did it — and we love the photo that was captured!

Bride and Groom on Scooter

Bride and Groom on Scooter | Photo: Ross Harvey

photo: ross harvey

Bride and Groom on Scooter | Photo: Ross Harvey

photo: ross harvey

spotted at love my dress

Have a fabulous weekend, loves. And be sure to check out some of our archived posts to keep you inspired, like ideas for the Bride, our favorite Bridesmaid ideas, and Decor, along with Real Wedding examples. That’ll keep you planning all weekend long. We’ll be back Monday morning to kick off another week full of handmade ideas, creative finds, handmade, giveaways, and more. Be there!

xo
-E.

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Colorful Druzy Necklaces

Happy Weekend, loves! We wanted to pop in with this gorgeous find we spotted over at Starletta Designs. I looove druzy jewelry, especially when the piece pops with pretty colors. That’s why these colorful druzy necklaces caught my eye! I like the pink best, but that mint is a lovely color, too. Which color is your favorite?

Colorful Druzy Necklaces

colorful druzy necklaces | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaid/colorful-druzy-necklaces/

by starletta designs

druzy necklaces | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaid/colorful-druzy-necklaces/

by starletta designs

colorful druzy necklaces | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaid/colorful-druzy-necklaces/

by starletta designs

You can find out more about these necklaces here.

xo
-E.

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