Posted November 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments
Every couple has a unique story to share: what’s yours? Today we’re reminding you to take a step back from wedding details for just a moment. How did you meet? How did he propose? What’s your unique story? Getting back to basics and remembering why you’re getting married is a fantastic way to put the focus back into your day. In today’s post, we want to hear YOUR story! Plus, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Stephanie of Geezees to give away a special gift to one lucky reader for sharing his or her story. Read on to find out more…
Posted November 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 36 Comments
Burlap wedding decor is versatile and can be used in many different wedding themes. Burlap is readily available and inexpensive, too. For instance, you can use burlap to make a table runner (check out this DIY burlap table runner and monogrammed burlap table runner) for your reception. Or, use it to make chair sashes, ceremony bows, an aisle runner, or pew cones. (See 50 burlap wedding for more!) One of my favorite uses of burlap, though, is when it is used as a banner or bunting. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite burlap wedding banners from the lovely Stephanie of Belle Amour Designs. One of her banners reads ‘Thank You’ and can be used in a wedding photo and later printed as your thank you card. Or, draw attention to your head table with a ‘Mr and Mrs’ banner at your seats. A ‘Love Is Sweet’ banner can be used to decorate a cake table or dessert bar, while a ‘cards’ banner is perfect for your card box. We’ve teamed up with Stephanie to give away one of these burlap wedding banners to one lucky reader. Which one would you select?
Burlap Wedding Banners
1. Love Is Sweet
Posted October 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Have you thought about how you’ll decorate your reception tables yet? To inspire your upcoming event, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite wedding tablecloth ideas and styles. Wedding tablecloths or table runners bring texture, color, and even a thematic touch to your event. Which style is your favorite?
Wedding Tablecloth Ideas
Modern wedding? Sequins are the finishing touch! Gold and silver are popular choices, but consider colorful options like pink or navy blue, too.
Posted September 23, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
You’ve seen paper flowers for weddings, but you’ve never seen them actually used in a Real Wedding… until now! We’re pleased to share an exclusive first look of Sami & Isaac’s Real Wedding which features paper flowers throughout. Get inspired for your wedding with five tips to achieve a chic, tailored look with paper flowers, all (except poms, made by Sami herself) handmade by Chantal of Dragonfly Expression. Photographs (except photos in #5) courtesy of De Nueva Photography. The best part of paper flowers in weddings? You get to keep the beautiful bouquets forever! No tearful toss-away for you! Get inspired in 3…2…1…
Paper Flowers for Weddings
Sami & Isaac are one of the cutest couples ever, don’t you think?
Posted August 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 569 Comments
Brides: want to save money on wedding flowers? You’ve come to the right place! Weddings can be expensive and flowers are one of the priciest items on the list. When you consider bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and corsages, the price can really add up. Read on to find out five ways to save money on wedding flowers PLUS enter for a chance to win FREE flowers for your wedding, a $750 value offered exclusively to our readers by Curious Crafts! It’s all inside…
Posted July 23, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Kraft paper (brown paper commonly used in paper bags) is a surprisingly chic wedding accent. Whether you’re planning a rustic, woodland, vintage, or modern wedding, a few kraft wedding ideas and accents will fit right in. We’ve rounded-up sixteen kraft wedding finds to inspire you… read on to see which finds made the cut!
Kraft Wedding Ideas
Every cohesive wedding begins with a themed invitation. Here’s one kraft wedding invitation that effortlessly combines modern and rustic chic. It even offers a matching guest book, as seen below.
Posted June 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Move over, poms – there’s a hot new decor trend in town! I’ve seen hanging spheres before (also called hanging string balls, but ‘spheres’ has a nice ring to it, no?) but I’ve never seen anything quite like these from The Find Sac. A & I have been discussing how we plan to update our backyard this summer. We recently hung these, I excitedly put our patio set and hot red umbrella out for the season, and I jokingly asked him 99 questions about pergolas yesterday. (I secretly just want something chic onto which I can display lanterns, poms, hanging spheres, and these for entertaining.) Anyways, all this outdoor planning has got me thinking about new trends for outdoor weddings. Paper poms and paper lanterns have been popular for years and have undoubtedly opened the door for fresh ideas yet to come to fruition. I’ll never tire of the aforementioned party decor, but I’m ready for something new. You, too? Read on for four reasons why they’re the hottest new thing in town for weddings, showers, and outdoor entertaining this summer…
Posted June 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
If you’re looking for unique succulent wedding ideas for your reception, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been an admirer of these sweet little plants ever since I spotted my first one. I like them because they’re small, so they take up little room, and they require very little care (so even people with more of a black thumb versus green can handle ‘em!) You may have seen succulents all over the wedding scene, especially in the past few months; these plants have become a permanent fixture in the wedding industry – and for good reason. As favors, succulents make an excellent option because they’re an eco-friendly gift to give (and, who wouldn’t want to receive a sweet plant to take home?) As centerpieces, they’re re-usable, so you can enjoy them in your home (and give them to friends and family) after the wedding is over. I’ve seen succulents used as centerpieces, favors, bouquets, boutonnieres, and even hair accessories. Read on to see some of our favorite succulent wedding ideas PLUS we’re answering a new ‘Ask Emmaline’ question sent to us from Marie. She asks, “Dear Emmaline, I love succulents, but can’t find anywhere near my home where I can buy them in bulk. Any suggestions?” Marie – we have a great solution for where to buy succulents in bulk… and it’s cheaper than you think! Read on to find out more…
Succulent Wedding Ideas
First, let’s take a look at the first of our findings: the succulent wedding bouquet. This is quite the statement piece!
1. Succulent Wedding Bouquet
Posted April 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Do you love mason jars? Are you looking for the best, most creative mason jar ideas for your handmade wedding, home, or just because? You’ve come to the right place! In the past, we’ve talked about mason jar escort cards, smores in a jar, mason jar gift ideas — even mason jar mistakes to avoid. Today, though, we’re bringing forth an entirely new batch of mason jar ideas + inspiration from all across the web. Many of these ideas are DIY projects, while others are handmade by talented artisans across the globe. Some mason jar ideas are taken from Real Weddings to inspire your own perfect wedding day look with a homespun, mason-jar-inspired charm. So, go ahead and order a set of mason jars (these are my favorite — but they’re limited edition!) because after seeing this list you’re going to want to get right to work. So, without further adieu, read on to see which mason jar ideas made the list. Which one will you create?
Posted April 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, hello! Happy Monday to you all! (Oh, and in case you missed it this morning, be sure to check out this week’s brand new giveaway for your chance to win!) Today we’re talking about how to decorate with wedding garland. You’ve heard of wedding garland, you’ve seen countless types of garlands and buntings, and you may have even stood in a craft store with supplies to make your own. We have recently discovered Dancing Mooney‘s beautiful collection of handmade wedding garland and couldn’t wait to share it with you today. So, grab that afternoon cup of coffee (I’m currently obsessed with this blend) and prepare to be inspired with one of the easiest decorating accessories ever. And, it’s affordable, too! Enjoy!
Posted March 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about handmade wedding cake stands. The way you display your gorgeous wedding cake is important to your theme and can make or break your cake, especially if you plan to offer a variety of cakes (or cupcakes or pies) to guests. So, if you’re looking to be inspired and ready for a wedding cake solution, we’ve found it: read on to see five handmade wedding cake stands that will take your wedding cake to the next level!
Handmade Wedding Cake Stands
These gorgeous handmade wedding cake stands by Roxy Heart Vintage are made-by-hand, made to order, and completely custom for your big day. In this shop, you’ll find a unique solution to any of your wedding cake needs, whether you’re planning a rustic wedding and need a unique tree slice cake stand, need a chic space to show off your cupcakes, or a pedestal stand you’ll love to re-use after the wedding day.
1. Shabby Chic White Pedestal Cake Stand