Hi, loves! I have to say, I think we’ve officially seen it all. Have you heard of / seen this rug aisle runner trend? It’s interesting.
Oh, and I say interesting when I don’t know what to think.
I’ve really tried, you guys. But I just don’t get it. I just don’t like it. There, I said it. It’s not for me. Not to mention, it’s such a tripping hazard.
via twofold LA
So, here’s what I think: aisle runners deserve to be grand. Elegant. Full-length. Throw rugs deserve to be thrown around. Messy. Unkempt. Sometimes they’re luxuriously soft, delightful for warming under your feet while sipping on a hot cup of tea. They’re also the first place I look for Geppetto and Shadow when and the first place they go when throw rugs are fresh outta the dryer. Maybe it’s just me, but I just don’t see this being a trend that’ll stick around: I like throw rugs as throw rugs, not aisle runners.
I do, however, admire those who think outside the box like this. Maybe I just haven’t seen THE ONE that’s enough to win me over.
And hey, every wedding trend isn’t for everyone. That’s what makes weddings so fun and diverse and unique.
Enough about me. I’m passing this on to our trusty readers:
What do YOU think?
VOTE: Rug Aisle Runner
So, what says you? Do you like a rug aisle runner or do you think throw rugs belong at home? I already told you what I think; now it’s time to hear from you!
What happens when you bring doors outdoors? Gorgeousness prevails, that’s what! We love wedding backdrops with doors, one of our most favorite ceremony detail. The more weathered + vintage-y the doors are, the better! To prove that wedding backdrops using doors is a stellar, always-trending idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of ‘em. Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post!
Wedding Backdrops with Doors
1. Outdoor Ceremony Setup
2. Happily Ever After
3. Vintage Doors in Soft Colors
4. Beach Wedding Ceremony Backdrop with Doors
5. Woodland Wedding
6. Rustic Backdrop with Doors
7. Vintage Doors for Wedding Ceremony
8. Winter Ceremony Backdrop Idea Using Wreaths
9. Outdoor Ceremony
10. Fall Wedding Backdrop with Doors
11. Breathtaking Door as Entrance
12. Dark Weathered Look
13. Weathered + Rustic Ceremony Doors
14. From This Day Forward
What do you think of wedding backdrops with doors? Which one is your favorite?
Are you looking for chic ceremony decor? Just use hanging mason jar vases! But first… you have to admit that mason jars have pretty much taken over the wedding world. We’ve seen our beloved pint-sized jars used as drinking glasses, projects and insanely creative mason jar ideas, and we’ve even seen a plastic version of mason jars for non-glass venues. That’s how much they’re loved. Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline question from Marie, who asks, “I’m hanging mason jar vases for my ceremony aisle. What size should I use?” Read on to find out…
Hanging Mason Jar Vases
The right size for hanging mason jar vases is 16 oz (1 pint). This is the perfect size mason jar because your flowers and the amount of water you will need won’t make these jars too heavy to hang. We recommend hanging them from the back of each chair along the aisle (use a heavy wire and pliers around the base to create a loop; secure tightly and hang from a chair back).< Note: if you are making mason jar hanging vases, you'll want to make sure you use these. It will keep your flowers looking perfect all day long./p>
photos above via classic creations
If you prefer, you can display your chic mason jar hanging vases from shepherd’s hooks along the aisle way. Want to make your own? Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make hanging mason jar flower vases.
Hope it helps, Marie!
Do you have a question? Just Ask Emmaline! Our team is happy to address your wedding issues + save you unnecessary stress. Submit your wedding questions here!
When you’re picking out wedding programs, you may not have considered why rolled wedding programs are more useful and sometimes even easier than traditional booklet programs or fan wedding programs. In this post, you’ll find out seven surprising reasons why rolled wedding programs are more useful than other wedding programs of its kind. Plus, take a look at one of the prettiest rolled wedding programs we’ve seen yet in brilliant blue watercolor by Paper Street Press. Enjoy!
Rolled Programs for Your Wedding
We’ve seen plenty of wedding programs come and go, but rolled wedding programs are a style that stick around.
Roll Up Wedding Programs
1. They’re short + sweet.
A roll up wedding program is one page in length (front-and-back), which means it gets straight to the point. Everything fits all on one sheet.
2. They offer a pop of color.
These rolled wedding programs (by Paper Street Press) are printed on two-sides. This allows for a bright burst of color to show, even when the programs are all rolled up.
3. They’re easier to display.
Since rolled up wedding programs roll up to a nice small size, you can place them upward in a basket and it won’t take up much room at all.
4. Guests won’t miss them.
As mentioned with the pop of color, these are so striking that guests won’t be able to walk past without grabbing one.
6. They’re lightweight.
It’s one less heavy thing that needs to be transported to the ceremony!
7. They stay put.
Unlike wedding program booklets, rolled wedding programs have a piece of ribbon or twine attached so they won’t be flapping in the wind.
5. They’re usually less expensive.
Since they’re printed on one sheet and tied with baker’s twine, they require less materials to be made. Sometimes this means less money paid by you, which means you can stretch that wedding budget even further.
Rolled wedding programs are in right now, soaring past wedding fans and wedding booklets, which have been in the forefront in wedding program styles for the past few years. Brides are going back to basics, with rolled up programs being one of the big trends we’re projecting for 2015.
So… will you be using rolled wedding programs? If not, what type of wedding programs are you using instead? Share your wedding details below!
We love the many amazing reactions we see from new couples after the ceremony. Once it’s official, you bet you’ll be ready to celebrate. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite moments, selected as today’s Photo of the Day: the groom fist pump.
Planning a rustic wedding? You’ll want to pick decorations that will emphasize your selected theme. For instance, for a handmade touch, select an Etsy rustic ring pillow alternative such as a ring box or wood slice instead of a traditional ring pillow. We’ve rounded up seven rustic ring pillow alternatives we spotted on Etsy — specifically, PNZ Designs — to inspire your themed wedding day. Enjoy!
Etsy Rustic Ring Pillow Alternatives
1. Rustic Wood Slice Ring Pillow Alternative
One of my favorite alternatives? A rustic wood slice! I love this one.
2. Round Ring Box with ‘Love Never Fails’
3. Ring Bearer Box with ‘Love’
4. Wood Ring Box with Monogram
5. Rustic Ring Boxes: ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom’
6. Antler Ring Box
7. Rustic Jewelry Box
You can find more Etsy ring pillow alternatives in our very own handmade wedding Marketplace! We’re the handmade wedding blog and we love, love, loooove handmade everything.
It’s time for Photo of the Day! Today we’re showcasing this pink peony aisle decor. The light green chair sashes complement this hot pink peony color beautifully, wouldn’t you say?
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?
Just cut your ribbon the length from chair back to slightly-longer-than-the-ground; knot the top. Add several ribbon strands to the back of each chair all along the last row. Now all you have to do is pick out the perfect colors. These are pretty amazing, but I’m quite partial to light pink, peach, and mint. Feel free to mix + match textures such as satin ribbon and this or your favorite white lace fabric trim.