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5 Amazing (+ Easy!) DIY Wedding Ideas

Posted June 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hi, loves! If you’re a DIY-loving bride (pros and amateurs welcome!), you’re in for a treat today! We’ve rounded up five stylish + easy DIY wedding ideas to try. We’ve found a floral monogram (pretty much one of the prettiest things we’ve seen in awhile!), a pom backdrop, an amazing marquee, and more. If easy DIY wedding ideas are what you crave, you’ve come to the right place… and, I must say, these finds are pretty darn inexpensive, too. Ready to begin? Let’s go!

Easy DIY Wedding Ideas

1. DIY Floral Monogram

On the DIY love scale, I easily rate this project a 9/10, as in, I’m going to make this for my home immediately. All you need are letter like these, floral foam, flowers of your choice, and a few easy-to-find supplies.

diy floral monogram letter via Easy DIY Wedding Ideas





21 Inspiring Chalkboard Wedding Ideas

Posted June 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, lovelies! Happy, happy Friday! Emma here. A few years ago, chalkboards started sneaking into ceremony and reception decor across the globe. Before we knew it, engaged couples and wedding planners were all, ‘chalkboard all of the things!’, and chalkboard labels, bridesmaid chalkboard signs, table numbers, signs, menus, and chalkboard props for engagement photos became the norm. And, while it seemed like just a trend (you know, like mason jars), chalkboards stuck around! For good! Today, we’re bringing you a fresh supply of chalkboard wedding ideas that we know you’ll love. There are twenty-one handpicked finds in all that may surprise you, since they’re totally chic and elegant enough for your wedding day. We’ve found chair signs, cocktail napkins, favors, a welcome sign, save the date, invitation, photo booth backdrop, and much more… even a chalkboard wedding cake! (It’s quite amazing, to be perfectly honest.) So, if you’re hoping to be inspired today, you’ve come to the right place… let’s get started, shall we?

Chalkboard Wedding Ideas

1. Chalkboard Heart Sign (for Photo Props)

oh my darling chalkboard heart - this is a great prop for your #wedding!





Travel Themed Wedding Cake Topper

Posted May 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Spotted: a travel themed wedding cake topper so sweet we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! This fantastic (+ totally handmade) topper is made in your image and sculpted in clay. If you’re a jet-setting couple or planning a travel themed wedding, this is the cake topper for you! Check out the cute map and passport…

travel themed wedding cake topper





Metallic Guest Books

Posted May 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 17 Comments

Hi, loves! We’ve talked about the loveliness that is Alternative Journals before, but have you seen their metallic guest books? This collection is just one of the new metallic-infused items we’re digging from their shop. Read on to see a close-up of the metallic guest books and take a peek at metallic stationery in their store, including a set of thank you notes we’re giving away to one lucky reader

Metallic Guest Books





7 Fun Ideas for Polaroids at Weddings

Posted April 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 17 Comments

One of our favorite wedding ideas is the use of Polaroid cameras. Sure, they’re a throwback, vintage-inspired idea, but Polaroids are a consistent crowd-pleaser. Today we’re sharing seven fun ideas for using Polaroids at weddings including a polaroid guest book, a life-size Polaroid photo booth backdrop (use it for your wedding, bachelorette party, or outdoor party this summer!), a Polaroid cake topper, and more. We’ve also located the supplies you’ll need to make these a reality. And, to make this post even sweeter, we’re giving away a Polaroid-inspired find below. What is it? Read on to find out…

Polaroids at Weddings: 7 Fun Ideas

1. Polaroid Guest Book

Up first is the unique Polaroid guest book, an idea I wish I had known about for my own wedding.

Polaroids at Weddings - polaroid guest book





16 (Creative!) Wedding Hoop Art Ideas

Posted April 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Brides: what do you think about wedding hoop art? Embroidery hoops are a vintage-y inspired find, but they’re making waves in more modern weddings these days. With adorable monogramming, stitching, and whimsical artful touches, wedding hoop art is becoming quite a popular decor item (and gift ideas) for handmade-loving couples. We love the trend and today we’re sharing some of our favorite (read: most creative) wedding hoop ideas. Once we started our search for hoop art finds, we couldn’t help but share a plethora of them. So, without further adieu, let’s begin, shall we?

Wedding Hoop Art

1. Embroidered Chair Signs

bride groom chair signs wedding hoop art





Silhouette Chair Signs

Posted April 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

I’ll never know what it is that fascinates me so about chair signs. But, alas, I’ve found yet another that has stolen my heart. These gold-framed silhouette chair signs are all kinds of lovely, especially the gold framing and the black-and-white profile print. I would recommend these chair signs for a vintage wedding theme, particularly one that incorporates rich pops of gold. What I love most about these silhouette chair signs is the ability to use them again as charming home decor. How’s that for money well spent?

Silhouette Chair Signs

Silhouette chair signs can be used to reserve seats for the bride and groom.  These silhouette signs feature a stunning gold frame which adds an elegant touch. Photo by Olivia Smartt, signs by Crafted By Kerstin.





21 Unique Ways to Use Your Initials

Posted March 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

When you’re planning a handcrafted wedding chock full of personal details, your wedding initials are one accent not to be overlooked! You can use your wedding initials in a variety of ways, from the entry to your ceremony to the favors at your reception. You can even use your monogram as a unique guest book idea. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most unique uses for wedding initials including some you’ve probably never seen before. Which of these finds inspires you most? Will you be using your wedding initials in your decor?

Wedding Initials: 21 Unique Ways to Use Them

1. Large Over-sized Letters

A set of over-sized wood letters (you can find huge wood letters at Hobby Lobby) is all you need to show off your initials. Snap a photo, like this, and you can have it printed as thank you cards after the wedding.

The couple used their wedding initials as a photograph, which can be printed as thank you cards after the wedding. (photo: jasmine amber)





DIY Glitter Candle Holders

Posted March 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

We spotted these gorgeous (+ easy to do!) DIY glitter candle holders via Weddingstar and couldn’t wait to share them with you. If you need a fun + easy DIY to do this weekend, this is it! I’ve seen glitter candle holders done before, but none have resulted in such a gorgeous design worthy of your wedding centerpiece. With just a few simple supplies (you know, a little spray-on adhesive, gold glitter, and a few tealight luminaries) you can steal this look for your wedding centerpieces. I love the idea of pairing a trio of these glittery candle holders with a vase of fresh flowers. At night, they’ll look stunning with specks of gold glitter and romantic candlelight shining through.

DIY Glitter Candle Holders (via Weddingstar)





12 Insanely Gorgeous Flower Backdrops

Posted February 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments

Hi, loves! If your wedding ceremony (indoor or outdoor) or reception needs a statement piece, this is the post for you! Today we’re talking about flower backdrops for weddings, whether paper flower or fresh flowers are used. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twelve insanely gorgeous flower backdrops for ceremony, reception, or photo booth, each guaranteed to make your space POP! We’ve also teamed up with Posh Studios to give away a paper flower backdrop to one lucky reader! Let’s get to the creativity, shall we?

Flower Backdrops for Weddings

1. Crepe Paper Flowers

flower backdrops - crepe paper backdrop (lovely fest events, photo: cameron ingalls)







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