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.

xo
-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

Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

Beecher Island Wedding #realwedding #wedding

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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Be My Bridesmaid Scratch Off Cards

We are so excited to share these bridesmaid scratch off cards with you from new Featured Artist, Inklings Paperie! You’ll be seeing a lot of Lindsay’s work around these parts, especially when it comes to bridal shower paper goods. But first… we saw these scratch off cards newly added in The Marketplace and couldn’t resist sharing them. If you want to ask your girls to ‘Be My Bridesmaid’, this is one adorable way to do so.

Bridesmaid Scratch Off Cards

be my bridesmaid scratch off cards

And we haven’t forgotten about your groomsmen! Tell them to ‘Suit Up':

be my groomsmen scratch off cards

You can find more cards like these (and a ton of lovely paper goods) over at Inklings Paperie.

We have a Real Wedding coming up later today, so stay tuned! You can chat with us on Twitter, if you’d like, in the meantime!

xo
-E.

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Where to Find Converse Wedding Shoes? – Ask Emmaline

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! When Sheila saw a Real Wedding with the groom wearing some insanely awesome Chucks, she knew she had to surprise her groom with them. She asks,

My fiance is a laid-back guy and for our wedding we’re definitely going more casual on attire. He loves to wear his ‘Chucks’ (Converse shoes) everywhere he goes; they’re pretty much his signature look. For our wedding, I wanted him and the groomsmen to wear Converse wedding shoes, but I have no idea where to find custom ones that I saw on Pinterest. Help!

Great question! We worked with Sheila to find the exact pair she was looking for, but couldn’t find the original link. However, we do know of an amazing place to find Converse wedding shoes at an awesome price. Our Featured Artist, Blake of BStreetShoes, is that place and he offers tons of custom hand-painted Converse wedding shoes, along with Nike, Vans, and even TOMS wedding shoes. Here are some of the new Converse styles he recently added to his shop.

Converse Wedding Shoes

converse wedding shoes

converse wedding shoes

And how about these white ones for you? ;) Cute, am I right?

converse wedding shoes

just married white converse wedding shoes

Where to Buy Converse Wedding Shoes

You can order your shoes here, where you’ll find tons of wedding shoes and custom ideas.

xo
-E.

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