Real Lace Wedding Invitations in Classic Black

For a classic, traditional, or vintage wedding, you can’t go wrong with lace wedding invitations; they’re always a perfect fit. When we spotted these pretty lace-covered invites over at Lavender Paperie, we couldn’t resist sharing as our handmade wedding pick of the day. Instead of a lace texture or design on paper, these invitations are the real deal. Only real lace is used for the highest possible quality. The satin ribbon on the front is the finishing touch.

Wedding Invitations with Lace

These wedding invites are available in either black lace or ivory lace. Here they are in black:

Real Lace Wedding Invitations in Black Lace

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Real Lace Wedding Invitations in Black Lace

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Get These Real Lace Wedding Invitations

You can see more colors and styles at Lavender Paperie. There are so many gorgeous invitations in their shop — be sure to check out the laser cut invites, too!

xo
-E.

Barefoot Sandals for Beach Wedding

Planning a wedding on the beach? Wondering what shoes to wear for your beach wedding ceremony? We received this new question from bride-to-be, Sherry, who wrote us via our Ask Emmaline form. Since we knew it was a question other brides probably wondered, we are sharing the answer with you today. She asks…

“I’m planning a beach wedding and finally found my dress. Now I have no idea what kind of shoes to wear. What do you recommend on the sand?”

Great question! Since heels are nearly impossible on sand, we say skip the heels and save them for the dance floor. Instead, try on a pair of barefoot sandals, one of our favorite beach wedding footwear options! Of course, custom flip flops are awesome… and flats work, too… but barefoot sandals are a fun trend worth a try! They’ll also look great on your honeymoon while sipping on drinks poolside. Read on to see why we love this unique option and see some pretty finds from Mariposa Court. Enjoy!

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What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding

Barefoot sandals are one of our favorite types of beach wedding shoes. There’s no actual sole on these — just pretty jewelry gracing the tops of your feet. It looks like you’re wearing flip flops, but your feet are free to feel the sand. We spotted these barefoot sandals from Mariposa Court. We love ’em because they’re handcrafted right here in the USA. Plus, they’re durable enough to go swimming… just in case you want to toss them in your honeymoon bag, too!

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barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Barefoot Sandals - What Shoes to Wear for Beach Wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/barefoot-sandals/

barefoot sandals: mariposa court

Love these barefoot sandals?

Go get a pair from Mariposa Court! You can find out more in their shop, where you’ll also find some gorgeous boho-inspired jewelry. It’s worth the visit — promise!

P.S. We recommend wearing a pair of actual shoes for your reception, especially if it’s indoors. Bare feet + indoor venues + broken glass = :(

xo
-E.

21 Themed Wedding Guest Book Prints

We like a classic guest book, but we love guest book prints. A guest book is signed and put away, but a print is displayed in your home for years to come! A unique guest book also acts as an ice-breaker for guests, which means more guests will sign it. You’d be surprised how many guest books are hidden and end up with few signatures. (EB Tip: Be sure to place it on its own table and include a sign that reads, ‘Sign our guest book’. Include plenty of pens for signing along with any instructions, if necessary.)

Today we’ve rounded up an array of unique themed guest book alternatives to tie in your wedding theme from the lovely MDB Weddings. This shop has many whimsical wedding prints for every theme, every budget, and every size. Check out some of our handpicked favorites, below! P.S. If you want more ideas on wedding themes, check out the book.

Themed Wedding Guest Book Ideas

These guest books work differently than a traditional “book” style. Place one of these prints flat on a table with an instruction card asking guests to sign directly onto it (inside a balloon, heart, start, bunting flag, map, etc.) We recommend using these as your pens, since they won’t bleed through, they’re fine point for guests to write in small spaces and they won’t smudge. I swear by them for everything.

1. These hearts atop your engagement photo

This is a really cute way to utilize a favorite engagement photo.

Wedding Guest Book Alternative Print with Hearts Atop Engagement Photo | 21 Unique Themed Guest Book Alternatives via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/themed-guest-book-alternatives/

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2. This 1920s themed art deco style guest book alternative

Gatsby would approve.

1920s Themed Wedding Art Deco Guest Book Print | 21 Unique Themed Guest Book Alternatives via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/themed-guest-book-alternatives/

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3. This whimsical bunting banner print

This bunting flag design is ideal for rustic, woodland, or whimsical wedding themes.

Rustic bunting guest book alternative print | 21 Unique Themed Guest Book Alternatives via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/themed-guest-book-alternatives/

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4. This Harry Potter themed guest book print

Harry Potter Themed Wedding Guest Book | 21 Unique Themed Guest Book Alternatives via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/themed-guest-book-alternatives/

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5. This Beatles themed poster

The Beatles Wedding Themed Guest Book Alternative Print | 21 Unique Themed Guest Book Alternatives via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/themed-guest-book-alternatives/

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6. This map print featuring your home state or country

Wedding Guest Book Map | 21 Unique Themed Guest Book Alternatives via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/themed-guest-book-alternatives/

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7. These chic eyeglasses for a hipster wedding

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8. This Tangled themed guest book with sky lanterns

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Scroll Wedding Programs — Ceremony Details

What kind of wedding programs will you use for your ceremony? One of our favorite styles is the rolled wedding program, also known as scroll programs. Scroll wedding programs are printed with your ceremony information (including the date, names of couple and wedding party, songs, order of events, etc.), hand-rolled, and tied with twine. The ceremony programs are then placed in a basket near the entrance of your ceremony, so guests can take one as they find their seats. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked these scroll wedding programs from Paper Street Press as today’s handmade find of the day. They’re printed on high-quality paper and they’re also double-sided, which means you’ll see a pop of color (in your wedding color palette) even when the programs are rolled. What a great idea! Read on to see them…

Scroll Wedding Programs

Scroll Wedding Programs

programs by paper street press, photo: whyman studios

Scroll Wedding Programs

programs by paper street press

Scroll Wedding Programs

programs by paper street press

Scroll Wedding Programs

programs by paper street press

Where to Buy Rolled Wedding Programs

If you want to buy these programs (and to see other styles and paper goods), visit their shop.