“Dear Emmaline, My niece is six years old and I want her to be my flower girl. She (and her mom) accepted, but now what? What does a flower girl do? Does a flower girl toss anything other than petals? What age is best for the flower girl? Thanks!”
Great question, Ashley (P.S. Six years old is a perfect age for a flower girl). Read on to find out what a flower girl does, the proper age for a flower girl, what she can toss, what to carry, and more!
Happy Friday! If you liked our round-up of 40 alternative wedding bouquets, you’ll also love these sola and fabric bouquets we spotted at The Sunny Bee! I was browsing Melissa’s shop the other day and couldn’t believe how many beautiful designs she’s recently whipped up for brides-to-be! I adore these sola and fabric flower bouquets because they’re completely custom and lovingly handmade, right down to the colors to coordinate with your wedding. What I love most is the fact they’ll never wilt, so you’ll always have a beautiful reminder of your wedding day! And since there’s no watering required, you’ll be able to keep them looking like new for years to come — even if you have a black thumb like me! ;) I kid. But seriously, my flowers just sprang up out of nowhere and now I’m scrambling to weed, feed, and get started on spring gardening even though it snowed just a few weekends ago. I’m not ready yet! But I digress… get ready for an explosion of gorgeousness with six handpicked bouquets I know you’ll love as much as I do…
Hi, lovelies! Emma here. There are LOTS of details worth DIYing for your wedding, while other projects are best left to pros. It all depends on your level of confidence, what you want to tackle, and how much time you allow yourself to complete the task. As an example, one project I would definitely leave to an expert is paper flowers — especially when they’re going to be used as a backdrop. This is likely because I’m quite impatient, I critique each cut and fold, and ask my husband 1000x, “Does this look right?” Ha. That’s why I was excited to find these paper flower backdrops from A Paper Event, where Jamie is whipping up some incredible designs. (And if you DO want to try your hand at DIY, you can order a template, where Jamie shows you how it’s done.) Each backdrop is custom-made for your event and is color-coordinated to match your wedding palette (or go with classic white!) Instead of spending hours cutting and folding and trying to replicate what she’s clearly mastered in her studio, let her take care of it — and enjoy a box full of beautiful paper flowers right at your door, ready to be transformed into your ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or as wall decor behind your head table, sweetheart table, cake table, or anywhere you see fit. You might even want to reuse them after the big day in your home — I know I would! Take a look at some of her latest creations…
If you’ve been following us for awhile, you know we love us some Harry Potter wedding inspiration! Our latest HP obsession? This Harry Potter guest book print! We spotted it at Arcadia Artistry, maker of awesome thumbprint guest book prints. Wait until you see the additional pieces to go with it!
Happy Wednesday! We’re excited to bring you Julianne and Dan’s Georgian Bay engagement session. Their recent e-session was captured by Toronto wedding photographer, Photography by Calin. Calin tells us, “This was one of the most fun engagement photo shoots I have done. The couple invited me to do their engagement at their cottage in Georgian Bay, located two hours from Toronto. I always suggest my couples to treat the shoot like a date where I just happen to be around and take photos. That make couples less camera aware and allows me to photograph more photo journalistic photos. After we arrived in Georgian Bay, we had lunch and walked by the docks, spent time downtown and headed to the cottage to enjoy a splendid Georgian Bay sunset. The champagne started flowing, which made for some fun shots.” See the photos in 3…2…1!
Maid of Honor: this one’s for you! We’ve talked about how to plan a beach bachelorette party and a hot pink and black bachelorette party (just to name a few)… and now we have a new theme to share! We’ll show you ideas on how to plan a champagne bachelorette party with top picks for venue, invitations, favors, party decor, bridal party tanks and tees, and more! Get ready to be inspired with over twenty hand-picked finds! Enjoy!
Do you dream of colorful wedding dresses instead of traditional white? We hear you! This year, colorful (aka non white wedding dresses) are all the rage. A gown in subtle grey, blush, or light blue are just a few of the colorful wedding dresses we’ve seen brides happily choosing over classic white or ivory.
Hey, grooms: this one’s for you! Are you having trouble picking out a wedding ring because you’re not a fan of “traditional” jewelry? Do you prefer rugged pieces to classic shiny bands? Then you’ll love these unique wedding bands we’ve found for men including some unconventional and rugged finds. (Just wait until you see the duck band wedding ring! It’s great for outdoorsmen.) Which one do you like best?
Hi, lovelies! You know that our favorite favors are edible ones, since guests ALWAYS enjoy them. If you’re looking for wedding or bridal shower favors your guests will definitely love, these jam jars from Miss Shelley’s will hit the spot! There are dozens of favor jars out there, but we’ve never seen jars as cute — or as custom — as these. Plus, based on the reviews we’ve read (from real brides), these jam favors are the tastiest around! Read on to see some examples…
If you’ve found the perfect wedding dress but you feel like something is missing, we have the solution for you: add a sash! A bridal sash (or belt) can accentuate your waist, add a personalized touch, and complete the look of your dress. Not all dresses need a sash, but some can benefit from one. I was browsing Laura Stark Designs the other day and was totally blown away by her beautiful collection of bridal sashes. Each one is totally custom-made with the bride in mind. Plus, there are so many styles to choose from! Since I can never seem to choose just a few, here are ten of my hand-picked favorites. Which one do you love?