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VW Bug + Surfboard Ring Pillow

Posted June 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hi, lovelies! If you’re planning a beach wedding, hold on to your hats: we’ve found a ring pillow you won’t want to miss! This surfboard ring pillow is one of our favorite beach ideas to date! It features a vintage-inspired Volkswagen bug with a surfboard on top of the roof where the rings are secured with a ribbon. We spotted this awesome find over at By The Seashore, a shop with an endless array of beach wedding accents and home decor with a seaside vibe. (You may recall these beach wedding centerpieces… and who could forget these seashell covered letters?) Read on to see the surfboard ring pillow up close…

Surfboard Ring Pillow

Here is the ring pillow in ivory…

Surfboard Ring Pillow





Custom Ring Dish: Giveaway!

Posted May 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Happy Monday, loves! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration with a new giveaway. We’ve teamed up with Elycia Camille to offer a custom ring dish, one of our favorite ring pillow alternatives, to one lucky reader. The ring dish is handmade with durable earthenware clay and customized with text and dates of your choosing. A ring dish is used instead of a ring pillow at your ceremony; then, it is reused at home as a creative place to hold your ring. Want a chance to win one? Read on to get started!

i do ring dish





9 Beach Ceremony Blunders to Avoid

Posted April 22, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Happy Tuesday! We received an Ask Emmaline question recently from bride-to-be, Sarah. She asks, “I’m planning a beach ceremony. Do you have any pointers?” Great question! A beach ceremony is a beautiful location for your nuptials but requires a little pre-planning to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. To help, we’ve compiled a list of nine beach ceremony blunders to avoid. Read on to find out more…

9 Beach Ceremony Blunders to Avoid (via EmmalineBride.com) - photo: eric boneske





Aisle Decor Idea: Hanging Paper Flowers

Posted April 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Spotted: a chic, totally-ready-for-spring aisle decor idea! These mini hanging paper flowers are crafted from paper card stock. They’re lightweight enough to be displayed from a chair back with a single ribbon strand and can be customized in your wedding color palette. By Dragonfly Expression.

mini pomanders flower aisle decor





3 Most Popular Unity Ceremony Ideas

Posted March 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

Well, we’ve gotta say, our Ask Emmaline inbox is blowing up! We love reading your wedding questions… like this one that comes from bride-to-be, Megan. She writes, “We want to do a unity ceremony at our wedding. Is there more than one type?” Fantastic question! Today we’ll show you three of the most popular unity ceremony ideas and tell you how they work. Let’s begin, shall we?

Unity Ceremony Ideas

The three most popular unity ceremony ideas are the sand ceremony, the unity candle, and the wine ceremony. Each of these unity ceremony ideas are used to show a couple’s partnership and is usually performed after the vows have been read.

1. Sand Ceremony

For a sand ceremony, you’ll need three containers (two the same size, one larger) and sand. At the ceremony, two containers are filled with sand; the larger container in the middle is empty. The bride and groom then pour their containers of sand into the center container to mix the two together as a sign of their unity. This is an especially fitting idea for beach weddings.

Sand Unity Ceremony (photo: michelle gardella) - Unity Ceremony Ideas





Stepping Stones for Bridesmaids

Posted March 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Question: what should you do when your ceremony takes place outdoors (on grass) and bridesmaids are wearing heels? You could issue a wedges / flats only rule (but that’s no fun) OR you can add stepping stones for bridesmaids! We vote for the latter. Stepping stones give bridesmaids a designated place to stand and keeps their heels from sinking into the grass. Regular stepping stones will work just fine, but then we spotted heart-shaped stepping stones and, well, see for yourself…

Stepping stones for bridesmaids make it easy to wear heels and stand at the ceremony (without digging into the grass).  These heart shaped stepping stones are even more adorable! Get the DIY to make your own.





8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows

Posted March 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Are you looking for a chic ring pillow for your wedding? Want something that’s chic, handmade and perfect for the spring or summer? We’ve found eight of ‘em! Recently I popped into Laura Stark Jewelry & Bridal Accessories Studio and I love her collection of linen ring pillows. These are ideal for your wedding and will add to the beautiful decor in your home, too! Read on to see which eight linen ring pillows we’ve hand-picked to share with you today… and tell us which one is your favorite!

Linen Ring Pillows

1. Something Blue

This light blue linen ring pillow has white embroidery lace. It is just the perfect touch for your ceremony and adds “something blue” in an instant.

light blue lace ring pillow via 8 Chic Linen Ring Pillows





Fun Idea: Infographic Wedding Program

Posted March 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

We have seen some fascinating wedding programs in the past (like these wedding programs and these, just to name a few), but this is a first! Introducing the Infographic Wedding Program, a brilliant idea put into beautiful design by B is for Brown! This infographic program will keep your guests entertained with charming, informative facts about your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on to find out more…

Infographic Wedding Program

This unique program reads like an infographic, which gives your guests background information on you as a couple, the wedding planning process, and more. It also provides information on family, bridal party members, and the ceremony. I love this program has a modern feel to it… and I love the section dedicated to wedding planning. It gives a pie graph of how much he/she planned, along with a bar chart that shows how many dresses were tied on, how many feet of bunting was made, and how many calls were made to the MOH (Maid of Honor), among other things. Plus, you can totally customize this to suit your own style and your wedding! Love, love, love.

Infographic Wedding Program





8 New Ceremony Accessories – The Marketplace

Posted February 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Earlier this week, we talked about 10 perfect paper goods for your wedding using hand-picked finds from The Marketplace. Since we had such a positive response from all of you, we’re sharing another sampling of items from the shop! Today we’re focusing on ceremony accessories and decor finds, including a sign, ring dish, totally adorable flower girl shoes, earrings for you, a program, and more! And, we want to know… which one is your favorite?

Wedding Ceremony Accessories

1. Ceremony Sign

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, a ceremony sign is a must! We love this one.

ceremony wedding sign - 8 Perfect Ceremony Accessories





12 Clever Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas

Posted January 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: today we’re helping you tackle one important to-do on your wedding list. Bride-to-be, Michele, sent us the following question: “What does the ring bearer carry? Are ring pillows still ‘in’? Do you know of any other ring bearer pillow ideas or alternatives?” Great question, Michele! While the traditional ring pillow is the most popular (and classic) option, there are other ring bearer pillow ideas we’re happy to share with you. When picking out your ring bearer pillow, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Read on to find out what the tips are, get inspired with twelve clever ring bearer pillow ideas, and tell us what YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle!

12 Clever Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas + Alternatives (via EmmalineBride.com)







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