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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 | ♥ Leave a Comment!

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

Burlap Ring Pillow Ideas

Posted December 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

We love the burlap ring pillow collection at Duryea Place Designs. Have you seen it yet? If not, you’re in for a real treat today: we’re sharing a few of our favorites AND we’re giving one away! Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding, vintage, shabby chic, or countless other wedding themes, this ring pillow is the finishing touch to your ceremony decor. Read on to begin…

Burlap Ring Pillow Collection

1. Pink English Rose

This pink and lace ring bearer pillow is one of my favorites from the collection. I love English roses, and this one features a big bloom in pink right on the front. The touch of lace is beautiful, too.

burlap ring pillow with lace and pink flower

7 Ceremony Program Mistakes to Avoid

Posted December 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Are you having a ceremony program at your wedding? If so, don’t miss today’s post: we’re sharing some common wedding program mistakes to avoid. A wedding program is are not a requirement, but it can be a fun addition to your decor. A ceremony program is also a handy tool for guests, as it provides additional information about your ceremony. In this post, we’ll share ceremony program ideas and seven common ceremony program mistakes to avoid. PLUS, we’re offering a ceremony program printable for FREE! Read on to get started…

Ceremony Program Mistakes to Avoid

Make sure your wedding programs are a hit with guests! Here are seven ceremony program mistakes you’ll want to avoid…

Mistake #1: Going with the grain.

We’ve seen the traditional ceremony program done a million times before, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own personal twist! Remember, your wedding is unlike anyone else’s… make every handcrafted wedding detail personal + unique. For instance, check out this booklet ceremony program that reads, ‘I’m a Fan‘. It’s a fan style, so you can include tons of information in it, guests can use it to cool off, and it’s anything but boring.

wedding program ideas - cute booklet idea

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers to Try

Posted October 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

When you’re decorating your ceremony or reception space, don’t overlook your chairs. Chair covers can add a chic, stylish touch to your overall decor. To inspire your decor, we’ve rounded up seven stylish wedding chair covers for your ceremony, reception, or bridal shower. Which style is your favorite?

1. Custom

These chair covers were customized to fit the ceremony chairs. I love their half-slip sheer design and flower accent.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers (photo: marianne wilson)

Wrap That Bouquet! 10 Creative Ways to Do It

Posted October 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

Hello, lovelies! How will you wrap the stems of your bouquet? You probably haven’t thought about it yet, but a bouquet wrap is a fun + easy way to incorporate your personal style. To inspire yours, we’ve rounded up ten creative (+ handmade!) bouquet wrap ideas to inspire your perfect wedding look. Read on to see more… and enter for a chance to win one your very own!

Bouquet Wrap Ideas

A bouquet wrap can be made from various materials. A few of our favorites include lace, burlap, or ribbon, just to name a few.

Bouquet Wrap Ideas (via Emmaline Bride) - bouquet wrap by The Lonely Heart

Flower Girl Trends She’ll Actually Like

Posted September 20, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 52 Comments

Hello, hello! Emma here… and I’ve got to say… flower girls don’t get much attention on wedding blogs or in magazines. Ring bearer bow ties? All over the place. Bridesmaid gift ideas? Thousands. Well, at Emmaline Bride we think the flower girl is not only adorable but an important part of your wedding day. To prove it, we’ve rounded up our favorite flower girl trends she’ll actually like. No itchy dresses, boring baskets, or awkward hair accessories here, folks. We’ve brought forth some incredible handmade wedding finds to inspire your flower girl gift shopping. From tote bags to a comfy sweater, you’ll find it all right here. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Had & Harps for your chance to win a free flower girl dress! How’s that for crossing off another to-do from your list? It’s all inside…

Flower Girl Trends

First, let’s talk about how much we love when the flower girl and ring bearer hang out (+ are having fun — a must!) Mustache props + a ‘time to cut the cake’ pennant? Perfect.

Flower Girl Trends She'll Actually Like via Emmaline Bride (cut the cake pennant by the ritzy rose)

8 Fresh Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas

Posted September 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 68 Comments

Hello, loves! If you’re planning a rustic wedding, do not miss today’s post! We’ve showed you amazing rustic wedding decor ideas in the past, but today we’re sharing some fresh new finds from PNZ Designs! Plus, we’ve teamed up with Nicole (owner of PNZ Designs) to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free $75 gift certificate towards anything in the shop! Ready to score some freebies? Read on to find out more…

Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas

1. Rustic Ring Box

Instead of a ring pillow, how about a ring box? This box is sweetly adorned with wood hearts that read, ‘With This Ring, I Thee Wed’. Your ring bearer can carry this tiny box instead of a pillow and you can re-use it as a safe place to hold your rings (temporarily).

8 Fresh Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas - ring box (by PNZ Designs, photo: Melania Marta Photography)

8 Creative Ways to Hold Your Ring

Posted September 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Hi loves! So, over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging with my awesome Mom and Dad and catching up. One of the things we talked about was how my parents met each other and their engagement. My Dad said that from the moment my Mom put his wedding ring on his finger, he has never taken it off. Ever. Like, not even when he had to have stitches in his hand and he told the doctor, sorry, this ring is staying on. (They had to put tape over it.) Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever? That’s certainly something you don’t hear very often, especially when people take their rings off daily for washing or to use cleaning products. And, as a side note, his ring cost $81 and still looks great thirty-eight years later. That’s amazing. For those of you who do take your ring off (and you’d like a secure place to temporary hold it), we’ve rounded up a few creative ring holders we know you’ll love. These ring holders can be used as a ring bearer ‘pillow’ and as a temporary holding spot at your sink afterward. Plus, you can even win one for free thanks to the lovely Elycia Camille. These make great gifts, too! Enjoy!

8 Creative Ring Holders

1. Ring Holder Flower Dish

First, check out this unique ring holder set inside a dish. I love this one because it not only has a easy place to hold your ring, but it can be custom-stamped with your names, too. By Miss Pottery.

8 Creative Ring Holders (ring dish by Miss Pottery)

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