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

Posted August 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

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?

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1 purple wedding dress | via wedding dress fantasy
2 ceremony flowers | via michelle lindsay photography
3 purple bouquet | via
4 bridesmaid clutches | aristocrafts
5 purple wedding heels | walkin on air
6 purple bridesmaids photo | via
7 purple mason jars | beach blues
8 ring | oh kuol
9 purple string decor | via
10 purple wedding invitations | beacon lane
11 necklace | oh kuol
12 flower girl dress | beane and co
13 purple wedding escort cards | company forty two
14 purple wedding cake | via brandon kidd

Giveaway: Win a Pair of Purple Wedding Heels!

Of all of these amazing finds, the purple wedding heels are my favorite! Ironically, they’re today’s giveaway item! Thanks to the lovelies over at Walkin On Air, one lucky Emmaline Bride reader will walk away with a pair of these purple heels for her wedding!

purple wedding heelspurple wedding heels (giveaway!) by walkin on air

o Prize: Purple Heels with Ivory Lace by Walkin On Air. Available in US sizes 6-10. Heel height: 2.75″.
o Enter between 8/5/14-8/11/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/12; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $69; no cash value
o Free shipping included anywhere!
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo
-E.





7 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

Posted August 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

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

tying the knots

2. I’ve Been In Love With You for _x_ Days

Solve for x. Don’t worry, Paperlaced will help you figure out the exact number of days. Use this card to send a love note to your groom!

ive been with you for days via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

paperlaced

3. Book Page Bouquet

Faux flowers that last forever can be infinitely sweeter than fresh flowers that wilt. We love paper bouquets, like this one from Diddlebug.

book page bouquet via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

diddlebug

4. Floral Save the Date Cards

Floral prints steal my heart, pretty much anytime I see them. This new save the date from Olive Berry Paper is a new personal favorite!

floral save the date cards via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

olive berry paper

5. Garden Wedding Invitation

Planning a garden wedding? Keep things sweetly simple + elegant with these invites from Sparkvites.

wedding invitation garden via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

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6. Bridal Shower Tea Party Invite

Need bridal shower inspiration? This tea party themed invite from Serendipity Beyond Design is a pretty touch for a feminine fete.

bridal shower tea party invitations via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

serendipity beyond design

7. Lovestruck Bridal Shower Games (Printable)

And, what is the number one entertainment at a bridal shower? Games, of course! Paper Street Press offers these printable bridal shower games that are anything but ordinary.

bridal shower printable games via 10 Amazing Handmade Paper Decorations

paper street press

To see more handmade paper decorations…

Want to see more? Head over to The Marketplace to be inspired! Warning: you’ll probably want to buy everything. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

xo
-E.





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

Posted July 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 13 Comments

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

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bouquet wrap

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Customize your bouquet with a rhinestone bouquet wrap

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2. Add heirlooms

If you have heirloom brooches or vintage hat pins from your grandmother, mother, or special member of your family, you can incorporate them into your bouquet design. Just bring them to your florist and ask if they’ll incorporate them to your design.

3. Make your own bouquet

One surefire way to customize your bouquet is by making it yourself! You can have complete customization about what sizes, colors, and types of blooms are added. Plus, you can be very specific on cost. You can do it customize your bouquet for less if you buy wholesale wedding flowers and/or buy flowers in bulk. If you buy flowers that are in season and are in bloom all year around (like roses as one example), you’ll save even more! Not sure how to make your own bouquet? It’s easy to learn! Check out this DIY boho wedding bouquet we shared or get inspired with these DIY bouquet ideas made by real brides.

4. Add a personalized charm

These bouquet charms can be personalized with your initials and the wedding date, as well as a custom stone. We spotted them over at juliethefish designs.

Customize your bouquet with a just love bouquet charm

juliethefish designs

Customize your bouquet with a custom wedding bouquet charm

juliethefish designs

Giveaway: Customize Your Bouquet with a Wrap

Now that you’ve learned some creative ways to customize your bouquet, it’s time to win one! We’ve teamed up with the lovely SparkleSM to offer a beautiful rhinestone bouquet wrap to one lucky reader. Get the full scoop below!

o Enter between 7/23/14-7/29/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Custom designed and hand sewn, the Emme rhinestone crystal bouquet wrap is the perfect final touch to highlight your bridal bouquet! The Emme design (shown in image below) measures 5″ long, and can be tied either vertically or horizontally depending on the size of the bouquet and overall look.
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/30; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $55; no cash value
o Shipping cost responsibility of winner
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Photo of Prize

sparkle bouquet wrap

Entry Form

Good Luck!
xo
-E.

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Win This → Luxe Handmade Wedding Bouquet

Posted July 17, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Brides: do not miss this post! Do you love the idea of a custom handmade wedding bouquet that a) looks amazing, b) lasts forever, and c) is free? Now’s your chance to get all three! We’ve teamed up with Curious Floral to offer an exclusive luxe handmade bouquet giveaway to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This bouquet — as shown in the photo below — is made from sola flowers, preserved casipa, preserved babies breath, faux dusty miller, tallow berries, and raw cotton with a rustic twine finish on the stem. It’s simply gorgeous! Read on to find out more…

Luxe Handmade Wedding Bouquet

medium handmade wedding bouquet

Get a glimpse of this handmade wedding bouquet from other views. If you like the ring box, it’s from PNZ Designs.

handmade wedding bouquet

luxe handmade wedding bouquet

Isn’t it gorgeous? Talk about decor that does double-duty– on your wedding day and in your home forever. Now I wish I had one on my desk!

Handmade Bouquet Giveaway

Now that you’ve seen this gorgeous handmade wedding bouquet, it’s time to enter for your chance to win. The full details are below. Use the entry form for your chance to enter. Good luck!

o Enter between 7/17/14-7/23/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Medium keepsake handmade wedding bouquet. Made from sola flowers, preserved casipa, preserved babies breath, faux dusty miller, tallow berries, raw cotton with a rustic twine finish on the stem
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/24; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $145; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

Love this? Be sure to check out other amazing handmade wedding items in The Marketplace. You can also design your perfect handmade wedding bouquet at Curious Floral.

xo
-E.





Dahlia Centerpieces: Pink + Gold

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

Spotted: dahlia centerpieces, the loveliest flower arrangement in season right now! With soft petals of pink, these delicate flowers look fantastic when paired with gold vases, as shown here…

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rebecca arthurs photography via brides

Dahlia Centerpieces:  Pink + Gold

photo: kim fox via brides

Dahlia Centerpieces

What do you think of dahlia centerpieces? Will you be using this decor?

xo
-E.





Gold Table Numbers

Posted July 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Whew, we’ve been finding quite the beautiful finds lately. These handmade finds are really inspiring me to throw a soiree, particularly one with ornate gold table numbers like these! We saw them at Shine Wedding Invitations and couldn’t wait to share them. We love how the gold table numbers coordinate beautifully with their invitation suite, too! There’s nothing easier than picking paper goods all at once: everything looks coordinated (and you have less to worry about!) Read on to see these…

Ornate Gold Table Numbers

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To see more about these (and other lovely designs), visit Shine Wedding Invitations, Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride! See more in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.





Decorating Your Reception Hall? Try This Easy Trick!

Posted July 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m going to just go ahead and admit it: today’s feature is so gorgeous that I am considering a total revamp of our office with this easy decorating trick slathered EVERYWHERE. And then all over my bedroom. And bathroom. (Okay, I don’t think my husband would want to live in a paper flower forest, but one can dream, right?) Anyways, today we’re sharing one easy trick to decorating your reception hall. Every bride wants her reception hall to look its very best on the big day. And, let’s be honest: some reception walls can be pretty boring. Well, it’s time to dress them up. And, I promise once you see this paper flower backdrop from Dragonfly Expression, you won’t be able to un-see it… and that means you’ll want to ensconce your entire reception site with it. And that’s not a bad thing. See why…

white paper flower wall for decorating your reception hall

Decorating Your Reception Hall

A paper flower backdrop is one easy trick to decorating your reception hall. It covers evenly, can be used on one wall (or adjoining walls), and adds instant elegance to any room. While paper flower backdrops can come in a variety of colors, I especially like this one in white because it makes everything else around it POP without looking too busy.

white flower backdrop for decorating your reception hallcake with paper flower backdrop

Here’s a close-up of the flowers:

white paper flower wall for decorating your reception hall

Find Out More

Ready to find out more? Start decorating your reception hall today with Dragonfly Expression. Chantal would be delighted to speak to you about your wedding and help with decorating it! She makes it so easy — she does all the hard work and makes paper look so unbelievable! She’s a sweetheart to work with, too. Click here for her shop.

Beautiful photos above by Laura Clarke; styling by Lisa Ho via Style Me Pretty

xo,
-E.





DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

Posted July 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Remember when we showed you this beautiful DIY corn toss game for a July wedding? Well, turns out it’s pretty easy to make yourself. If you want to make a DIY corn toss game for the July 4th holiday (or for your wedding in any custom color!), now’s your chance! Read on to find out what you need to make your own corn toss game with a few simple supplies…

DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

photo: julie harmsen

DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

You will need…

DIY Corn Toss Game for July 4th

Supply List

o corn toss board set (already spackled and sanded!)
o blue painter’s tape (1.41-Inch by 60-Yard for nice stripes)
o krylon duo paint and primer in red
o krylon duo paint and primer in blue
o krylon duo paint and primer in white (not shown)
o bold white paint pen
o waterproof wood sealer
o bean bags

How To

1.) Since the corn toss board set is already spackled and sanded (!), you won’t need to do it yourself. Sweet. Move on to step 2.

2.) To make red-and-white stripes on the board, apply painter’s tape by applying a strip of tape vertically to sections across the board. Once your striping is in place with tape, spray white paint over the board avoiding the painter’s tape.

3.) Wait 24 hours to ensure paint is dry and adhered firmly to the board. Remove the tape. Apply new tape to the white sections, leaving the non-painted stripes visible. Spray red paint in the remaining sections, again avoiding the painter’s tape. (You can get some on it, but it makes the lines cleaner if you’re not spraying all over the place.) When dry, remove the tape.

4.) Carefully paint the top-back portion of the board in blue (see image at top of page). Allow to dry.

5.) Use your ultra-cool paint pen to add any personalized touch (initials? ‘4th of July’? ‘______ Family’? Do it up.)

6.) Cover the entire thing with waterproof wood sealer by using a regular ol’ paintbrush. Once it’s dry, you’re ready to play! Grab these bean bags for a more festive touch.

Pssst. Do You Need One Right Now?

Need the corn toss board, like, yesterday? No sweat: you can make one here. Or, you can order one all pre-made and stuff here. It even comes with a case + free shipping so you can get it in time for a tournament with friends. Just sayin’. Happy corn-tossing!

See? So easy. BRB, going to make my own…

xo
-E.

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Tassel Garland: What It Is + Where to Find It

Posted July 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

What’s the hottest new wedding trend in decor? Tassel garland! And where can you find it? Ellenor Shop! We spotted these festive tassel garland strands there and we love what we found. These particular tassel garlands are made with lightweight plastic (not than tissue paper), which means it’s less fragile than tissue, more durable for multiple uses/parties, and waterproof. We spotted amazing combinations: hot pink + gold. Black tie tassels. Plum tassel garland with sparkly accents. Hang ‘em up as a photo booth backdrop, decorate your cake table, draw attention to your sweetheart table, or use as decoration anywhere you see fit. Also makes a lovely accent for your bridal shower or bachelorette party. Read on to see our favorites…

hot pink gold tassel

I’m considering this one (above) for our office! It’s the perfect color combination

black tie tassel garland

plum tassel garland

blues tassel garland

creamsicle tassel garlands

gold tassel garlands

festive tassels

And, just in time for the 4th…

patriotic tassels

Want more tassel garland combinations?

Like what you see here? Head on over to Ellenor Shop for more + tell Loralie that Emmaline Bride sent you! She’s super-sweet to work with.

xo
-E.

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17 Fun Cake Toppers You Wish You Had

Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Modern, fun-loving brides: this post is for you! Emma here… and I’ve gotta say, I love cake toppers of all shapes and sizes, but cut-out cake toppers with words are my absolute favorite! Instead of the traditional ‘Mr + Mrs’, monogram, or wedding date, think outside the box with phrases like ‘Eat Cake‘, ‘In This Forever‘, ‘Best Day Ever‘, ‘For Like Ever‘, or even, ‘Whoop Whoop‘. I mean, it’s the biggest day of your life, so you might as well spell out how you feel about making it official! We’ve browsed the interwebs and searched high + low to find the best cake toppers around. See which toppers made the cut and tell us which one you love!

Fun Cake Toppers: Cut Out Words

1. Eat Cake Topper

Eat Cake | fun cake toppers in words

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2. In This Forever Cake Topper

in this forever | fun cake toppers in words

from the owl

3. Oh Happy Day Cake Topper

oh happy day | fun cake toppers in words

liddabits

4. Best Day Ever Cake Topper

best day ever | fun cake toppers in words

better off wed

5. Hooray Cake Topper

hooray | fun cake toppers in words

emily steffen

6. And So The Adventure Begins

and so the adventure begins | fun cake toppers in words

from the owl

7. Happily Ever After Cake Topper

happily ever after | fun cake toppers in words

papertreats

8. For Like Ever Cake Topper

for like ever  | fun cake toppers in words

oh dier

9. Whoop Whoop Cake Topper

whoop whoop | fun cake toppers in words

oh dier

10. Celebrate Cake Topper

celebrate | fun cake toppers in words

emily steffen

11. Yay Cake Topper

yay | fun cake toppers in words

liddabits

12. Finally Cake Topper

finally | fun cake toppers in words

better off wed

13. We’re Gettin’ Hitched Cake Topper

we're getting hitched | fun cake toppers in words

marked moments

14. We Did Cake Topper

we did | fun cake toppers in words
communicake it

15. Cheers Cake Topper

cheers | fun cake toppers in words

alexis mattox design

16. Love Cake Topper

love | cake toppers in words

emily steffen

And, my personal favorite (though not actually wedding specific)…

17. Treat Yo’ Self Cake Topper

treat yo self | cake toppers in words

oh dier

I think Donna + Tom would agree, no? :)

* * *

Now that you’ve found the cake topper, it’s time to pick the cake. Take a look at these naked wedding cakes, try your hand at a DIY wedding cake, try a cake alternative like pavlova or pancakes, and then read these 7 wedding cake mistakes to avoid so it goes off without a hitch. AND, if you’re having an outdoor wedding, find out how you can protect your wedding cake from the elements.

xo
-E.

Which cake topper is your favorite?

Tell us with a comment below! We’d love to hear from you. True story.

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Easy (+ Cheap!) DIY Wine Bottle Candles

Posted June 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! You know that feeling when you stumble upon something so incredibly cool and you say, wow, why didn’t I think of that? I had one of those a-ha moments today when I spotted wine bottle candles. If you’re planning a wine themed wedding or you just happen to love go gaga over wine, this is the find for you! These wine bottle candles are awesome on three levels: they’re a) easy, b) cheap to make, and c) they look fantastic. Plus, they’re sure to delight your guests and will be an instant conversation piece. Read on to find out more…

wine bottle with cork candle via DIY Wine Bottle Candles

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Wine Bottle Candles

Wine bottle candles are exactly what they sound like: candles that use wine bottles as a vessel. Since you (or someone you know) probably has wine bottles sitting around, waiting to be recycled, gather them up and the cost will be even more inexpensive. Basically, all you need is a favorite wine bottle, one of these, and a match to light it. You can use these wine bottle candles as chic centerpieces — I especially like the idea of lining them across the center of a long rectangular reception table.

wine cork candles via DIY Wine Bottle Candles

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See? They wine cork candles are quite basic really…

wine cork candle set via DIY Wine Bottle Candles

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… and yet, they’re such an awesome idea.

wine cork candles set via DIY Wine Bottle Candles

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You can grab a set of these for your next dinner party to try ‘em out! I know I’m grabbing a set right after I publish this post to the interwebs…

There’s more coming up next, so you should stay tuned! In the meantime, stalk our Pinterest boards.

xo
-E.

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