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8 Ways to Have More Fun With Your Table Numbers
(+ Giveaway)

Brides: do you want your table numbers to be more creative than others? You’ve come to the right place! Get inspired with eight unique table number ideas you haven’t seen before. Plus, enter for a chance to win a set of wedding table numbers from Shine Wedding Invitations

1. Make Table Numbers from Baby Photos.

Use photos from the age that corresponds to the table number.

table numbers using baby photos

Shop Til You Drop: $75 Gift Card (Giveaway#27)

If you’re thinking about decor for your reception, it’s time to count your lucky stars: we’re giving away a sweet $75 gift card to one lucky reader as Giveaway #27 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways Series for August! We’ve teamed up with the always-so-lovely Jennie of Duryea Place Designs to offer a $75 gift card towards anything your little heart desires in her shop. Since none of us here at EB can win, we’ve done the next best thing: rounded up some of our favorite finds that YOU, as a matter of fact, have the opportunity to win! So, grab a huge cup of coffee (my intake has been especially high since we talked about this) and get ready to shop til you drop. Enjoy!

gold ampersand via $75 Gift Card Giveaway!

31 Giveaways: #26 — Rustic Card Box

Are you ready for another amazing giveaway? Today we’ve teamed up with the lovely Lauren of LoRustique to offer this rustic card box to one lucky reader. If you’re planning a rustic, vintage, or shabby chic wedding, this card box will fit the bill. It is made with wood and is distressed with white paint for that old, been-sitting-in-an-antique-shop look and has a piece of lace embellished on the front. Take a closer look:

rustic card box front

Wedding Card Box Suitcase

One of our favorite parts of handmade weddings? The decor! There are so many creative twists on traditional items that we’ve been finding lately. We especially love when artists make keepsake-quality items you can use long after the wedding is over. For instance, this wedding card box suitcase over at PNZ Designs can be used to hold cards from guests, guest book notes, or pop open the suitcase and use it as a creative escort card display. The front is embellished with your monogram, etched in wood and stained to perfection. Love, love, love.

wedding card box suitcase

Fingerprint Heart Art Made from YOUR Fingerprints
(+ Giveaway #9)

Happy Friday! Our giveaway series this month has been pretty awesome so far! I mean, at any given moment there are five or more items being given away to the coolest people on the planet (our dear readers) + handmade by the best artists in the biz! Does it get any better than that? Anddd…. we have another wonderful giveaway up our sleeve! Have you seen this unique fingerprint heart art made from your fingerprints? It’s a pretty neat idea by Flutterbye Prints that can be used as a wedding gift and/or a guest book alternative. This isn’t any fingerprint art, though: unlike others, this is made from your ACTUAL fingerprints. You send ‘em in and Amie turns them into beautiful works of art! Read on to see some examples and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!

Fingerprint Heart Art

fingerprint heart art

DIY Ring for a Kiss Cowbell

When it comes to getting the bride and groom to kiss, nothing is more adorable (and thematically fitting for a rustic, western themed wedding) than the ring for a kiss cowbell. When we spotted it and saw just how easy it was to DIY, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. If you are a bride who prefers a cowbell to clanking of wine glasses, you’re in luck with this feature! Read on to see what you need to make the must-have wedding decor for summer + fall rustic weddings (and how it’s made in under 5 minutes). Enjoy!

Here’s the inspiration…

ring for a kiss cowbell

31 Giveaways: #7 – Thumbprint Tree Guest Book

If you’re looking for a guest book that is handmade, interactive, and will last forever in your home, look no further! We love this thumbprint tree guest book by The Ink Lab, spotted at a recent Real Wedding shown below (photos by the lovely Diana Daley). What we love most about this thumbprint guest book tree is how colorful it is: the couple chose to use multiple shades of ink for the thumbprints. (P.S. If you’re using ‘em, don’t forget these and a wastebasket.) It turned out beautifully! We’ve teamed up with the guest book tree’s designer, Heather, to offer a FREE thumbprint tree guest book to YOU, one of our lucky Emmaline Bride readers. Will it be you? Toss your name in the hat for a chance to win! (It’s #7 in our awesome 31 Wedding Giveaways series all August long!)

Thumbprint Tree Guest Book

Thumbprint Tree Guest Book

14 Stunning Purple Wedding Ideas (+ Giveaway #5!)

Haven’t you heard? Orange isn’t the new black, purple is! (Speaking of, I have yet to finish Season 2 of OITNB. What did you think of it, dear friends? Tweet at me.) There are so many incredible purple wedding ideas out there, inspired by scent (lavender), flowers (lilac or orchid), or particular themed designs (such as peacock). Purple pairs brilliantly with hot pink or lime green for a bold wedding, or grey for a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. In today’s post, we’re sharing a round-up of fourteen stunning purple wedding ideas including a gorgeous pair of heels (+ your chance to win ‘em!), insanely pretty jewelry (all of which I added to my own wish list, thankyouverymuch), a purple wedding dress, and a purple wedding cake which seems too pretty to eat (but you know I’d eat it anyway ‘cos, duh, it’s still cake). Let’s get down to business, shall we?

purple wedding dress

7 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

Have you popped into The Marketplace lately? Holy wow, it’s bursting at the seams with lovely handmade items! We’ve picked seven handmade paper decorations to share with you today including an illustrated wedding program, a sweet card to give your groom, a creative bouquet alternative, and more! Find out which items made a lasting impression…

What’s Hot in The Marketplace

1. Illustrated Wedding Program

We start with this illustrated program, so beautiful it deserves to be framed after the wedding. By Tying the Knots.

illustrated wedding program via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet (+ Win!)

Hi, loves! It’s time for another giveaway, but first… have you ever wondered how to customize your bouquet? You can add a personal, handmade spin to nearly every area of your wedding, so why not do the same to your bouquet? Whether you’ve selected fresh floral blooms or a handmade, last-forever bouquet, we’re going to show you how to customize it. Read on to find out four creative ways to customize your bouquet PLUS enter for a chance to win one of them by SparkleSM!

4 Creative Ways to Customize Your Bouquet

1. Wrap it up

Bouquet wraps come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and types, but we’re quite partial to the rhinestone kind! They’re sparkly and handmade and perfect for the bride’s bouquet. These rhinestone bouquet wraps are handmade by SparkleSM.

Customize your bouquet with a crystal bouquet wrap