Category: decor

How to Use Mirror Signs at Your Wedding

Move over, chalkboard! Well, we still love our beloved chalkboards but mirror signs are taking center stage at weddings as a chic alternative. A mirror can be hand-lettered with a paint pen (like these, which have a fine point) to add an extra dose of pretty to your ceremony or reception space. We’ve seen them used as welcome signs for guests, we’ve seen a mirror in lieu of a paper program, as a bar menu, and more. Today we’re sharing how to use mirror signs at your wedding with five unique finds. Plus, we found a few other mirror inspired decor we know you’d love. Check it all out below…

Use wedding mirror signs as decor at your wedding | photo: cyrience | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by coastal calligraphy, photo: cyrience

Wedding Mirror Signs

1. Use a mirror to welcome guests

A simple mirror and paint will do!

Use a mirror and paint to welcome guests to your wedding.  Photo: Rylee Hitchner | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: rylee hitchner via style me pretty

This sign ties in the couple’s travel-inspired theme, too.

This welcome sign features the couple's travel theme | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

2. Use a sign to share your ceremony details.

No need for paper programs!

Skip a paper program and use a mirror sign instead! | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by the lovely glass jar

3. A sign can be used to show guests to their seats.

At the reception, a mirror sign can be used as a seating chart. Here are two examples:

Please Be Seated mirror sign | photo: charlie juliet | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: charlie juliet via style me pretty

mirror sign for your wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

4. Use a sign to draw attention to a special bar.

Having a cigar or scotch bar for the gentlemen? A mirror sign will really make it POP.

cigar bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

scotch bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

5. Or, use a sign to draw attention to special beverages at your bar.

This is especially fitting if you have a signature beverage or cocktail.

This decorative bar mirror is one of our favorite wedding mirror signs!  It's ideal for displaying a signature cocktail. | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by sugar and chic shop

A simple ‘cheers’ is a good fit, too!

Cheers wedding mirror signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: harwell photography via style me pretty

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And, I just couldn’t help but mention these additional finds we spotted. This gold ampersand mirror sign will look fab as part of your decor; mirror coasters are a cute touch for your sweetheart table! From Hop Studio.

by hop studio

I love this monogram mirror cake topper…

monogram gold mirror cake topper

by lovey dovey darling

… and these mirror table numbers.

handpainted table number mirrors

What do you think of these wedding mirror signs? Do you like mirror decor? Or, do you prefer chalkboards? Tell us below!

xo
-E.

Take 5 → Vintage Summer Wedding + Creative Ideas

It’s time for a fun new series at Emmaline Bride! Be sure you’re following along so you don’t miss any inspiration along the way.

When we spotted these vintage Real Wedding details captured by Justin & Mary and designed by mStarr Event Design, it was the bouquets (from Petal Floral Design) that first caught my eye. Then it was the escort cards, and those chic centerpieces, and the boutonnieres! So, today we’re kicking off a brand new series every Monday called Take 5, where we bring you five stunning ideas from one single real wedding. We’re all about the details here (especially handmade ones!) at Emmaline Bride, so we know you crave creativity as much as we do. For our first feature, we’re sharing five unique ideas including a naked wedding cake, a decorative way to hold wedding cards, a reception table to dream of, and more. We even threw in two bonuses just because we couldn’t help ourselves. ;) Enjoy!

Vintage Summer Wedding

1. These bridesmaid dresses

… and those bouquets!

bride and bridesmaids

photo: justin & mary

2. This inventive card drawer, instead of a card box

Cute idea — and reusable, too.

card drawer

photo: justin & mary

3. This naked wedding cake

I like the flowers on top, in lieu of a traditional cake topper.

naked wedding cake

photo: justin & mary

4. The head table

Just the right amount of everything: flowers, taper candles, a draped ceiling and romantic lighting. Perfection.

reception seating

photo: justin & mary

5. The unique bookmark escort cards

The calligraphy on these bookmarks is everything!

photo: justin & mary

Bonus Finds

The groom’s socks as your “something blue”

Fun idea — and one we haven’t seen done before.

something blue groom socks

photo: justin & mary

And the outdoor games, like corn hole

Lawn games are a terrific idea, especially for entertaining guests during cocktail hour or before dinner. You can get custom corn hole games here.

photo: justin & mary

There are dozens more — see the original Real Wedding here.

xo
-E.

Wedding Wishing Trees: Favors + Guest Book in One!

Have you fallen head over heels for handmade weddings? Us, too! Check out The Marketplace for the latest.

Do you love dual-purpose wedding decor like I do? Emma here and you might remember these chic flower vase favors we talked about yesterday as wedding favors, place cards, AND decor. Pretty amazing, right? Today we’re back to share another dual-purpose idea: wedding wishing trees! They serve as your favors and guest book in one (plus, they’re so pretty as decor, too). These wishing trees are handmade by Simply Mad Weddings and we think they’re a truly brilliant idea. Read on to see more…

Wedding Wishing Trees

The wedding wishing trees from Simply Mad Weddings shimmer and sparkle. Each one is made of a hard plastic with a sturdy base, so it won’t tip over easily. It measures 32″ tall and can be customized in either light rose gold glitter or silver glitter, whichever coordinates best with your decor. On the tree, you can hang ornaments — also from Simply Mad Weddings — which serve as favors for guests. The ornaments are available in different shapes like starfish, hearts, stars, etc., to coordinate with your wedding theme. The tree also serves as a guest book because when a guest takes an ornament as a favor, they leave a wish (written on a tag and hung on the tree in place of the ornament). After the wedding, the newlyweds are left with sweet, handwritten wishes by guests; guests get to take home a ornament favor to enjoy for years to come. It’s a win-win!

Wedding Wishing Trees | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-wishing-tree/

by simply mad weddings

by simply mad weddings

wishing tree instructions | Wedding Wishing Trees | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-wishing-tree/

You can choose ornaments to tie into your wedding season, too! We spotted leaves for fall or snowflakes for winter:

by simply mad weddings

You can find out more about these wedding wishing trees at Simply Mad Weddings.

What do you think of wedding wishing trees?

Will you be trying out this idea?

xo
-E.

Fun Decor Idea → Large Wooden Name Signs

Large wooden name signs will add a personal touch to your decor! Get inspired below. Also, you’ll find daily inspiration with our feed.

Hi + Happy Friday! So, I’ve been meaning to ask you: how are you planning to decorate your reception space? What is the one thing that is going to tie it all together? I spotted these large wooden name signs over at Narwall and I’m obsessing a little over them. Whether for your backdrop at your ceremony, as wall art at your reception, or as a cute prop for your wedding photos, these wood name signs are the finishing touch. And afterward, you can re-use it as wall art at home. These signs are laser etched in wood and painted with your choice of color. And it’s not limited to ‘names’ alone. Take a look!

Large Wooden Name Signs

This script-y version is my favorite style from the shop.

via narwall

Here’s another example using a different font, which is also very nice:

Large Wooden Name Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/large-wooden-name-signs/

via narwall

You aren’t limited to your names, either: instead, you can choose a custom phrase. For instance, “You Are The Best Thing” is one they’ve created as inspiration. An I happen to love it.

via narwall

via narwall

But you don’t have to stop there: request a favorite quote or song lyric and have it turned into a one-of-a-kind statement piece for your decor. And then after the wedding, display it at home. I’d hang mine in my patio on the garage wall so it could be illuminated at night. We hung these white lights up along the roof of the garage, all the way up to the peak. I can’t wait to sit out on the patio as many nights as possible this summer. Play corn toss, have a bonfire, sit at the table and listen to music. Ah, summer can’t come soon enough!

Anyway, what do you think of this decor idea? Would you re-use yours at home afterward? I think that’s such a great use of wedding funds well spent. Share your thoughts below! Oh, and you can find out more right here.

xo
-E.