Starfish Wedding Invitation

Getting married on the beach this summer? It’s probably time to start shopping for your invitations. Here’s a new one that just popped up over at Whimsical Prints‘ shop! It’s a light blue starfish wedding invitation that we love for its modern, clean and simple aesthetic. If this shade of blue isn’t your thing, there are other colors available, too.

Starfish Wedding Invitation

starfish wedding invitation

starfish wedding invitation

You can see more invitations in The Marketplace, get this exact starfish wedding invitation, or peruse our beach wedding theme ideas for inspiration.

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Have a question? Comment? We’re here to help. Just leave your response below in the Facebook comment box (or the alternate box below that) and we’ll help you out in a jif.

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-E.

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Giveaway: Win an Infinity Bridesmaid Necklace!

Want to win something gorgeous this week? You’re in luck: we’re giving away this infinity bridesmaid necklace by Rustic Gem Jewelry to one lucky reader! This necklace is handmade, made-to-order, and measures 17″ in length with a 2″ extender. Since it’s a custom piece, you can choose gold (made with a 14k gold filled chain) or silver (made with a silver plated chain). While we love the color option shown, the winner can pick ANY COLOR teardrop from their shop!

Take a peek:

infinity bridesmaid necklace by rustic gem jewelry

Here are just a few other color options to give you some examples:

This one is my favorite:

infinity bridesmaid necklace by rustic gem jewelry

It’s a perfect “something blue” for the bride, too!

Giveaway

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 1/29/15-2/4/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 2/5/15.
o Prize: One (1) Infinity Bridesmaid Necklace from Rustic Gem Jewelry
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: $34 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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-E.

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Groomsmen Cigar Boxes? – Ask Emmaline

Hi, loves! We’re coming at you on this lovely Thursday morning with another Ask Emmaline question. If I said our inbox was overflowing, that would be the understatement of the year; keep those wedding questions coming! (Psst. We love ‘em!) Today we’re sharing a question related to your groomsmen gift giving needs. Here’s the question we received from bride-to-be, Sam.

Do you have any places where I can buy cigar boxes for groomsmen? We’re giving our groomsmen personalized gifts that will include music, gift cards, beer soap, cigars, etc., but I have no where to put it. Any idea where to find nice groomsmen cigar boxes for giving as a gift?

Groomsmen Cigar Boxes

Hey, Sam, great idea! Putting together a groomsmen box with some of his favorite things makes a fantastic gift. Honestly, no two groomsmen are the same, so why insist on giving the same gift to each?!

Anyway, you may remember this gift box we shared in the past; if that’s what you had in mind, you can grab custom groomsmen cigar boxes from Dazzling Expressions as one resource. These particular cigar boxes have mustaches on the front with the groomsman’s name laser engraved in the lower right-hand corner. It’s the perfect gift-giving box.

groomsmen cigar boxes

groomsmen cigar boxes

Ready to buy? Head over here and tell the lovely Isabel that we sent you! She’ll be delighted to work with you.

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-E.

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Beecher Island Wedding, Colorado: Kait + Joby

You’ll love Kait and Joby’s Beecher Island wedding in Colorado! Their wedding’s unique location, rustic chic details, and gorgeous scenery easily makes this one of our favorite Colorado weddings. The wedding photos you’re about to enjoy were captured by Emmy from Searching for the Light Photography, LLC. Emmy’s our newest preferred Colorado wedding photographer and we’re excited to share her work with you. Now more from the photographer and bride…

Beecher Island Wedding in Colorado:  Kait and Joby

Beecher Island Wedding

Emmy tells us, “Kait and Joby’s wedding was absolutely beautiful; every single detail had an deeper value to the bride and groom, which made it all the more beautiful. As a photographer who loves capturing the story, it can become tedious to capture every detail of the wedding. But capturing Kait and Joby’s wedding was so much fun because every detail meant so much to them. From the table runners being a piece of family history, to the venue being a piece of history in the couple’s hometown, to the potted plants reflecting their growing up in a small farm town, to the church pews sitting outside showing they loved the beauty of outdoors but loved community of people around them… everything perfectly fit Kait and Joby’s ‘high school sweethearts’ love story.”


Beecher Island Wedding

Kait tells us, “It was important to me that we get potted plants, instead of cut flowers, to enjoy all summer long! I always hate to see flowers die. I was also excited about the table runners, which were just long 2x12s (that actually came from Joby’s family’s barn that was torn down a year or so before). And the other thing that sticks out to me now is my bouquet. I originally did not want to carry a bouquet, but my mom insisted and picked out a florist for me—and I LOVED IT. I was so surprised, but I just kept staring into the bouquet that day, seeing all the beauty that surrounded us on our wedding day.”

Beecher Island Wedding

Beecher Island Wedding

Beecher Island Wedding

Why did you choose to get married where you did? “We chose Beecher Island for several reasons. A) We both grew up in the area, so it made sense to have our wedding there too. B) My parents were married there as well as my oldest brother and his wife. That meant a lot to us, as we admire and love both couples very much. C) It is a beautiful outdoor setting and just what we were looking for. Plus the cost to rent the whole place for three days was only $100!”

Beecher Island Wedding

Beecher Island Wedding

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Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

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Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

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Why was your wedding unique? “Because it was ours, of course! But I think what made it ours was primarily the location, the ceremony, and the auditorium. I think the location made all the difference, and I really ended up loving the wooden pews instead of white chairs. The ceremony was, of course, magical to me but especially so because of the thought we put into it. I spent our entire engagement (over a year) writing and tweaking my vows and at least six months thinking about what readings and traditions we wanted to include (or not include). And then, of course, the reception turned out to be more than I even imagined! The old building with brick walls and wooden ceiling was easy to work with, but I also loved how we incorporated chandeliers (and other such items) to make it feel more like a wedding. And of course, the food! We picked our favorite foods to feed our guests, so we, at least, liked it!”

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Where did you find your inspiration? “Pinterest! And my mom. She has always been an impressive planner, but she was more than impressive regarding our wedding. She had several ideas I never considered, and she certainly helped me cover the details—and the devil is in the details, I learned!”

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Other Colorado Wedding Vendors:

Dj: Tucker Louthan (friend)
Videographer: Molly Brown, Cinematique Films
Florist: Errington & Errington out of Burlington, CO
Caterer: Eldon Van Vickle (friend)
Bride attire: D’Annelli bridal, dress by Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaid Attire: Selected by bridesmaids
Groom’s attire: Jos A Bank
Groomsmen attire: selected by groomsmen
Rentals: PT Rentals out of Yuma, CO
Cake: Gwen Kleweno, friend
Stylist/Designer: n/a
Make-up / Hair: Cassandra Garza, Makeup | Tonya Trostel (Friend – hair)
Invitations: We used a Groupon from VistaPrint!
Honey Moon: Secrets Maroma Beach
Officiant: Cody Robertson, Friend

If you loved this Colorado wedding, than check out Searching for the Light Photography, LLC. You can contact Emmy by her business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

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