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50 Best (+ Cheap!) Mason Jar Ideas

Posted April 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 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?

mason jar ideas - mason jar drinking glasses with handles (photo by Anne Skidmore)

photo: anne skidmore

How to Decorate with Wedding Garland

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!

How to Decorate with Wedding Garland (garland by Dancing Mooney via

5 Handmade Wedding Cake Stands

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

Handmade Wedding Cake Stands (by Roxy Heart Vintage via #handmade #wedding

Vintage Wedding Silverware

Posted February 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! Last weekend, we attended a bridal show (you can read about it here) and we brought dozens of handmade items along with us. A few of these items were by handmade artisan Wooden Hive and made quite the impression in our vintage wedding pavilion. We were happy to hear how many brides were gravitating towards this vintage look and it was amazing to hear how many wanted a set of custom forks, a cake server, and other vintage wedding silverware personalized for their own big day. Today we’re sharing a few of these vintage wedding silverware pieces with you to inspire your own look, whether your wedding will be chock-full of vintage finds or you’re looking to add a little shabby chic to your reception. Read on for more…

Vintage Wedding Silverware (photo: sassyfras studios, forks: wooden hive) via

Vintage Inspired Tablescape: Lavender

Posted December 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Good morning, lovelies! I spotted this amazing tablescape and had to share it… immediately. This vintage inspired tablescape would be perfect for either a bridal shower or a wedding. I love the pop of lavender – both the color and the sprig placed on the plate – and the lace ties the vintage look together perfectly. The metal place ‘cards’ are my favorite touch, and since it would take plenty of bridehours to make 100+ metal place ‘cards’, I think this works best for the bride and groom’s seats. This entire vintage inspired tablescape is gorgeous and one of my favorites to date. Styled by The Stylish Soiree, captured by Love Life Studios and spotted via Style Me Pretty.

vintage inspired tablescape - lavender

photo by love life studios

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Top 10 Reusable Wedding Decorations

Posted November 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello, loves, and Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. I (Emma here!) love Mondays in particular since we get to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration and launch a new giveaway (details on that coming up next!) This weekend, I had the honor of signing copies of my new book in lovely Northville, Michigan at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro. I wanted to extend my gratitude to those who came out to visit me and purchase a copy. It was wonderful to see your smiling faces!

To kick off the brand new week, we’re talking about reusable wedding decorations. Instead of buying decorations to be thrown away after your wedding, consider reusable wedding decorations meant as keepsakes in your home. To show you what we mean – and provide plenty of inspiration! – we’ve compiled ten favorite new finds. Read on to see which decorations made the list + find how we recommend using ‘em. Enjoy!

Reusable Wedding Decorations

1. Bride + Groom Custom Illustration Print

Who wouldn’t love a custom illustration made in their image? This find is one of my favorite illustrations to date. At the wedding, display on an easel for guests to view upon entering the reception; after the big day, frame and display in your love nest. Illustrated with love by Barbara Szepesi Szűcs Illustrations

reusable wedding decorations - illustrated print

The Hottest New Trend in Cake Toppers

Posted November 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

We’ve been talking lately about the hottest new wedding trends for 2013 (such as bird-themed ideas, and mint inspiration). Today, we’re projecting the hottest trend to hit the cake table: positionable, made-in-your-image personalized cake toppers! You may have seen personalized toppers before, but you’ve never seen figurines quite like these. Handcrafted with love and care, the folks at Dream Cake Toppers bring you personalized cake toppers made in your image with custom attire, hair, eyes, and skin color. PLUS, these can be positioned in any way AND made into a bobble head. We project these cake toppers to be a hot selling item for 2013 weddings… read on to find out more + grab yours while they last! Enjoy!

personalized cake toppers

6 Wedding Invitation Mistakes (+ How to Avoid Them)

Posted November 1, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Hi, loves! Happy November! If you’ve been itching to cross one huge to-do off of your list, consider it done! Selecting your wedding invitation is a big step in the planning process, and we want you to cross it off your list with confidence. Today we’re bringing you six of the most common wedding invitation mistakes to avoid to avoid a disaster, with everything from selecting an invitation to deciding your budget – even assembly and postage. You may even save some money in the process! Read on to find out more PLUS see how you can score an exclusive limited offer for FREE, thanks to our pals at MagnetStreet. Enjoy!

6 Wedding Invitation Mistakes (+ How to Avoid Them) via Emmaline Bride

Illustrated Cake Topper

Posted October 29, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Good morning, loves! Happy Monday! I (Emma here!) hope you had an amazing weekend! Many people loathe Mondays, but I love ‘em: it’s the start of a brand new week of wedding inspiration AND we launch a new giveaway at Emmaline Bride (plus we reveal last week’s lucky winner!) We’re kicking off the morning with an adorable illustrated cake topper made to look like you and your fiance, complete with a custom personalized pennant banner. Cute, right? Read on to see images from this item by the lovely Liddabits

10 Lovely Wedding Banners for Decoration

Posted October 26, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Happy Friday, loves! Today we’re showing you decorate areas of your reception or ceremony space with wedding banners. A wedding banner is one of the easiest ways to add a personalized, decorative touch. In your ceremony space, use a wedding banner at the entrance or as a backdrop; at your reception, wedding banners can decorate a cake table, head table, or draw attention to your guest book table. You can also use a wedding banner for your save the date cards as a prop (with your wedding date or names). We’ve hand-picked ten handmade wedding banners to inspire you, each of which can be customized to suit your style and your color palette. Read on to see which ten made the list…

Wedding Banners

1. Mr. and Mrs. Striped Banner

mr. and mrs. wedding banners

Top 10 Wedding Cupcake Wrappers

Posted September 18, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Happy Tuesday! If you’ve been craving cupcakes as I have this week, you’ll appreciate this round-up of wedding cupcake wrappers sans those pesky cals. Cupcake towers are a popular choice for brides who want to ditch the traditional tiered idea – or, who want to incorporate a little added sugar to their dessert table… and dressing ‘em up is half the fun! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked wedding cupcake wrappers to inspire your cupcake creations. Read on to see which wrappers made the list… then go out and get yourself a cupcake pronto. I know I will! Enjoy!

Top 10 Wedding Cupcake Wrappers

1. Lace Cupcake Wrappers

Made with real lace, these cupcake wrappers will make a dramatic addition to your decor! By Bailey Mama 5.

wedding cupcake wrappers

10 (Easy!) Ways to Decorate with Acorns

Posted September 5, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

If you’re planning a fall wedding, chances are you’ve considered a few accents to tie into your decor. A few fall favorites that come to mind are autumn leaves, pumpkins, apples, pine cones, and… acorns! Today we’re showing you ten fun ways to decorate with acorns using handmade finds like boutonnieres, favor bags, a bridal headpiece, garland, and more! Read on to get inspired after the jump PLUS check out an easy DIY centerpiece idea you can complete in minutes! Enjoy!

Library Card Catalog Guest Book

Posted August 29, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

If you’re planning a book themed wedding, this is the guest book alternative for you! We spotted this unique card catalog guest book at Cut the Cake Designs – and we love it! This vintage library card catalog drawer will remind you of simpler times (when you had to do a little work before finding the book). It’s a small size, which means it can fit in easily on nearly any display table at your wedding. Guests take a card, fill out a handwritten note, and ‘file’ it away for viewing later. If you request addresses on the cards, sending thank you notes will be a breeze – and you’ll always have addresses for holidays and birthdays after the big day. Read on for more…

card catalog guest book

25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

Posted August 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Good morning + Happy Wednesday! We hope you grabbed a gigantic cup of coffee today (or tea) because we have quite the read for you today! This is one of those posts that inspired me (more than usual) while writing it, so I sincerely hope it does the same for you. (Be sure to pin it for re-reading later!) First things first… if you’re planning a wedding reception with assigned tables, you’ll need an escort card display. Escort cards inform your guests where they’ll be seated… so, rather than roam around from table to table to find their name, they’ll easily grab their card, a drink, and have time to mingle before sitting down for dinner. Escort cards may have been a bit basic in the past, but thanks to handmade artisans (+ photographers to capture their work!) escort cards are in a decor class all their own! Today, we are sharing twenty-five of the best escort card ideas to save you time, energy, and give you a much-needed jolt of inspiration to kick start your day. And, whether you’re planning a rustic, vintage, nautical, or otherwise themed wedding, we’ve got you covered. So, if you’re ready to be inspired… let’s begin! (*Note: to purchase or see details on any items below, click on the link below the photo)

25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

1. Carnation Escort Card Display

Carnations were once a filler flower, but not any more! Score a lush setting for your escort cards (+ save a little money) with carnations, bunched together in a pretty hue like so…

escort card ideas - carnations

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