Posted June 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 33 Comments
Brides: you’re making a grand entrance at your ceremony, but what about a grand exit? A ceremony exit is an opportunity to engage guests as you walk down the aisle for the first time as a married couple. Traditionally, guests would toss rice at the bride and groom; today, though, rice is on the outs. I’ve heard this is because rice can harm birds when ingested, but Snopes reports that it is a slip-and-fall hazard for guests. To stay on the safe side, skip rice and opt instead for one of these creative ceremony exit ideas. We’ve gathered up nine of our favorite ideas to inspire you today including a few that aren’t tossed (which means couples in all ceremony venues can participate!) PLUS, we’re announcing the next prize in this week’s giveaway lineup! You won’t want to miss it…
Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! If you’re planning your wedding ceremony, this is a must-read post. And, if you’re not planning your ceremony yet, this is a must-bookmark post. (Hit Ctrl + D to save it for later!) We’re answering one of the most-asked ceremony questions: are wedding programs required? That’s what bride-to-be, Lindsay, wanted to know when she asked us:
“Dear Emmaline, My wedding is in September and I’m still planning my ceremony. Are wedding programs required? Do I really need them? Will guests even notice? I’m on a budget, so I want to make sure I’m spending money wisely. Thanks for your help!”
Great question, Lindsay! The answer to this question depends on what’s right for your specific event, but we’re here to help! Read on for the answer to Lindsay’s question, see our list of pros and cons, and get inspired with handmade wedding programs (plus one clever alternative)…
Posted May 23, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Good morning, beautiful! Grab your coffee or tea and get ready to kickstart your day with Emmaline Bride! Today we’re sharing three unique ring pillow alternatives for your wedding ceremony. There’s nothing wrong with the traditional ring pillow – in fact, we love traditional ring pillows – but sometimes your ceremony requires a specific thematic touch. These ring pillow alternatives showcase three different wedding themes: modern, vintage, and rustic. Read on to find out more…
Ring Pillow Alternatives
Ring Pillow Alternatives #1: The Dish
First, we have this lovely hand-painted ring bearer dish. A ring bearer dish is one of our favorite ring pillow alternatives because it can hold your jewelry even after the wedding day. This ring pillow alternative is our pick for a modern wedding theme. This beautiful dish is handmade by Magic Brushes Workshop.
Posted May 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: whether you’re reciting traditional vows or personalizing your own, you’ll love this sweet idea: your personalized wedding vows as wall art! B is for Brown can turn your sweetest, most heartfelt (and sometimes hilarious) vows into a personalized wedding vow keepsake, suitable for framing and displaying in your home after the big day. This is a fantastic gift idea even if you’re reciting traditional vows at your wedding; instead, you can have these custom vows printed up and displayed at your reception for guests to read. And, while these vows will encompass your deep, sincere feelings, don’t be afraid to include a few fun and personal details, like “I promise not to hog the remote”, “I’ll try not to steal the covers”, or “I promise to sip your cocoa first to make sure it isn’t too hot for you”. One of my favorites: “Try to remember to turn down the volume on the TV when it gets too loud”. It’s fun to personalize your own! If I had to choose one, mine would say, “I promise to cover you in a blanket when you fall asleep on the couch”. I asked my husband to contribute his and his answer was… “I promise to rub your feet when you’ve had a long day.” (I know. He’s a total charmer.) OK, we’ve shared ours… what would yours say?
Posted April 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! One of the many, many reasons I (Emma here!) love handmade weddings is the use of sustainable, re-usable decor. Take flowers for example: you love their bright colors and fresh aroma, but what happens after the wedding is over? All florals and boutonnieres are tossed in the trash! What if you could have an alternative that lasts forever instead? Today, we’ve found it! We’re showing you some of the most incredible paper flower bouquets we’ve ever seen by The Little Red Button, a sweet handmade shop that provides paper flower bouquets, paper boutonnieres, paper flower corsages, and more for weddings. This handmade alternative lasts forever and can be re-used in your home as chic decor. These bouquets are even more incredible in person (Atlanta brides may remember this at the Bridal Extravaganza), if you can even believe it! Read on to find out more about these paper flower bouquets and get inspired for your handmade wedding! Enjoy!
Posted March 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re looking for beautiful flower girl baskets, you won’t want to miss this post! Yesterday we showed you these dresses for your flower girl and today we’re pairing them with beautiful rustic flower girl baskets. I (Emma here!) have been a fan of Jennie’s work at Duryea Place Designs for awhile now, and her newest collection of rustic flower girl baskets has positively stolen my little handmade heart. I’ve hand-selected seven of my favorite rustic baskets to share with you today and I hope you one of these is the perfect find for your ceremony. PLUS, if you love a basket but want a custom color, just ask – Jennie welcomes custom orders! Read on to be inspired…
Posted January 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
If you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, we’ve found the perfect accessory for your flower girl. This whimsical moss flower girl basket by Susabella features a handmade ceramic tile (2.25″) with a monogram and your wedding year. The monogram is attached to the basket with wire, which means it can be removed and reused as your First Christmas ornament. (We love!) Read on for more…
Posted October 30, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves! When planning your ceremony, don’t miss out an an opportunity to showcase your hand-picked details with your guests: the ceremony music, wedding party, readings, special guests, a thank you to guests for coming, and more. Wedding programs make the ceremony extra special for guests, giving them a glimpse into the wedding ceremony before it begins. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite new wedding programs to inspire your day with styles to suit any ceremony. Read on to see which new programs made the cut… and share your favorite!
1. Ceremony Fan Programs
Hot day? Cool off guests with ceremony programs on sticks to ‘fan’ guests.
Posted October 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, this post is for you! We are pleased to welcome the lovely Laura of Gathered as one of our newest Featured Artisans. Laura’s handmade shop is packed full of vintage charm. She is an expert in bridal bouquet wraps and ring pillows, which we’ll be sharing with you today. These vintage ring pillow are incredible and unlike any we’ve seen… find out why you’ll want to grab one – and soon! – after the jump!
Posted May 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Love confetti? Who doesn’t? Well, maybe the person that has to clean it up. Regardless, confetti is fitting for life’s greatest moments such as birthdays, weddings, showers, and yes, bachelorette parties. To make your own DIY confetti favors, Sam of Ashore has cooked up a clever DIY tutorial intended for bachelorette confetti favors (she made these for her friend’s party). We think her result product is pretty amazing… and, we especially love the label: “In the Event of Spontaneous Celebration”. Read on to get the full how-to scoop!
Posted March 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off another fun-filled handmade wedding week with a fun idea for your ceremony: wedding flags. These celebratory wedding flags make a great alternative to throwing rice or confetti (particularly if you’re tying the knot indoors where throwing things is prohibited). Place one of these wedding flags on each guest’s seat and instruct guests to wave them as you process down the aisle. These adorable flags are chock-full of charm with sentiments such as “Sweet Love”, “Hooray!”, “Yay!”, and “Oh Joy!”. These wedding flags are spring or summer wedding ready in bright, cheery shades of orange, yellow, and hot pink. Read on for more…
Posted January 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 12 Comments
Love the first look wedding idea for a photo, but unable to agree on whether or not to save the first glimpse for the aisle walk? Fair enough: today, we’re bringing you a brilliant solution. This sentimental, suitable-for-instant-framing first look wedding idea captures the bride and groom reading a love letter written for the wedding day. Can you see + feel the 8593584398 emotions captured in this single photograph? We’re all teary-eyed over here just looking at it! (spotted via North Carolina Charm via Pinterest)
Posted October 4, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Imagine if your ring pillow could do double duty as decor after your wedding. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your ring pillow for years rather than for one single day? Today, we’re showcasing six handpicked heirloom quality ring pillows by Sophie & Mo, a handmade shop that specializes in shabby chic wedding accessories. Bette-Ann, shop owner and designer, puts her heart into every pillow she creates and coins them her “gems”. Her ring pillows are made with true heirloom quality prints, vintage-inspired patterns and fabrics with embellishments you won’t find anywhere else. After your wedding day, place your ring pillow on display in your love nest (on your bed, sofa, etc.) to treasure for years. Read on to see why these ring pillows are unique and find out how to buy yours. Enjoy!
Posted August 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Instead of pulling a crumpled up piece of paper from your pocket, consider writing your love notes in a wedding vow book. These booklets make a beautiful keepsake for years to come. Each booklet measures 3 x 4 inches with ‘His Vows’ or ‘Her Vows’ written on each. The wording has been letter pressed on textured white linen stock in gray. The corners are rounded, each booklet is hand cut, hand pressed, hand folded … handmade just for you by Blush and Beau.