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Ribbons on the Backs of Chairs: Do This, Not That

Posted August 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Do you love the look of ribbons on the backs of chairs, but you a) don’t want to spend hours doing it, and you b) don’t want to spend gobs of money on ribbon that will, essentially, be used for mere minutes? You’ve come to the right place! I love the look myself, but you won’t catch me cutting, knotting, and tying ribbons to the backs of over fifty-some backs of chairs. As Sweet Brown would say, Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, try this easy wedding hack: tie ribbons on the backs of chairs IN THE LAST ROW ONLY. Makes sense, no?

ribbons on the backs of chairs





Shortest Wedding Program Ever (+ FREE Printable)

Posted August 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Sometimes it’s better to be short, sweet + totally to the point. For instance, this ceremony program tells guests pretty much what they already expect… but in a fun, celebratory, let’s-get-this-party-started sort of way. “Music starts. We get married. Everyone parties.” We love little details like these. Take a closer look and get a FREE printable sign for your ceremony!

short wedding ceremony program





9 Romantic Wedding Ceremony Readings (from Books)

Posted August 8, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Yesterday we talked about wedding vow mistakes to avoid, whether you’re writing your own vows or reciting traditional ones. On a similar topic, we received a question from Anna, who wanted to know about wedding readings for the ceremony. She writes, “I’m planning my wedding and we’re going over the ceremony right now. We are supposed to pick wedding readings, but I wanted wedding readings from books, since our wedding is book themed. Do you have any favorites you would recommend?” Great question, Anna! We do have a handful of wedding readings to recommend. Find out which romantic wedding readings from books (mostly classic literature plus two modern finds) will be perfect for your ceremony…

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8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid (+ Giveaway #8!)

Posted August 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments

Vows, vows, vows. They’re one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and nerve-wrecking). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Carryn of Golden Silhouette to offer a beautiful vow keepsake you will want NEED to own. It’s all here and it’s #8 in our fabulous 31 Wedding Giveaways series! Enjoy!

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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.







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