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Wedding Wishing Trees: Favors + Guest Book in One!

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[D]o you love dual-purpose wedding decor like I do? Emma here and you might remember these chic flower vase favors we talked about yesterday as wedding favors, place cards, AND decor. Pretty amazing, right? Today we’re back to share another dual-purpose idea: wedding wishing trees! They serve as your favors and guest book in one (plus, they’re so pretty as decor, too). These wishing trees are handmade by Simply Mad Weddings and we think they’re a truly brilliant idea. Read on to see more…

Wedding Wishing Trees

The wedding wishing trees from Simply Mad Weddings shimmer and sparkle. Each one is made of a hard plastic with a sturdy base, so it won’t tip over easily. It measures 32″ tall and can be customized in either light rose gold glitter or silver glitter, whichever coordinates best with your decor. On the tree, you can hang ornaments — also from Simply Mad Weddings — which serve as favors for guests. The ornaments are available in different shapes like starfish, hearts, stars, etc., to coordinate with your wedding theme. The tree also serves as a guest book because when a guest takes an ornament as a favor, they leave a wish (written on a tag and hung on the tree in place of the ornament). After the wedding, the newlyweds are left with sweet, handwritten wishes by guests; guests get to take home a ornament favor to enjoy for years to come. It’s a win-win!

Wedding Wishing Trees | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-wishing-tree/

by simply mad weddings

by simply mad weddings

wishing tree instructions | Wedding Wishing Trees | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-wishing-tree/

You can choose ornaments to tie into your wedding season, too! We spotted leaves for fall or snowflakes for winter:

by simply mad weddings

You can find out more about these wedding wishing trees at Simply Mad Weddings.

What do you think of wedding wishing trees?

Will you be trying out this idea?

xo
-E.

Fun Decor Idea → Large Wooden Name Signs

Large wooden name signs will add a personal touch to your decor! Get inspired below. Also, you’ll find daily inspiration with our feed.

[H]i + Happy Friday! So, I’ve been meaning to ask you: how are you planning to decorate your reception space? What is the one thing that is going to tie it all together? I spotted these large wooden name signs over at Narwall and I’m obsessing a little over them. Whether for your backdrop at your ceremony, as wall art at your reception, or as a cute prop for your wedding photos, these wood name signs are the finishing touch. And afterward, you can re-use it as wall art at home. These signs are laser etched in wood and painted with your choice of color. And it’s not limited to ‘names’ alone. Take a look!

Large Wooden Name Signs

This script-y version is my favorite style from the shop.

via narwall

Here’s another example using a different font, which is also very nice:

Large Wooden Name Signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/large-wooden-name-signs/

via narwall

You aren’t limited to your names, either: instead, you can choose a custom phrase. For instance, “You Are The Best Thing” is one they’ve created as inspiration. An I happen to love it.

via narwall

via narwall

But you don’t have to stop there: request a favorite quote or song lyric and have it turned into a one-of-a-kind statement piece for your decor. And then after the wedding, display it at home. I’d hang mine in my patio on the garage wall so it could be illuminated at night. We hung these white lights up along the roof of the garage, all the way up to the peak. I can’t wait to sit out on the patio as many nights as possible this summer. Play corn toss, have a bonfire, sit at the table and listen to music. Ah, summer can’t come soon enough!

Anyway, what do you think of this decor idea? Would you re-use yours at home afterward? I think that’s such a great use of wedding funds well spent. Share your thoughts below! Oh, and you can find out more right here.

xo
-E.

Utterly Charming Wedding Silverware Sets

Need a perfect cake server? What about a pair of forks for your Big Day — and beyond? Or maybe even a coffee spoon that is yours and yours alone? You’ll find vintage wedding silverware sets and more all right here! But first, did you get your copy yet?

[H]ave you been properly acquainted with Wooden Hive yet? If not, get ready to be because we’re sharing a handful of our favorite vintage wedding silverware pieces today! Kerrie, the owner of Wooden Hive and its lead designer, is amazing: not only is she a talented artisan, but she’s sweet as can be, too. And you can tell she’s really passionate about what she does because she’s always adding new silverware to her wedding collection and homewares, too, like, ‘Love Coffee’ or ‘My Ice Cream Spoon’. Whether you need a pair of silverware for your sweetheart table or a cake server for your cake cutting (and for anniversaries for years to come), this is one place you will love. Take a look at a few of our handpicked favorites today and get ready to add ’em to your list!

Wedding Silverware Sets

by wooden hive

bride groom forks

by wooden hive

by wooden hive

For the country-loving western wedding couple:

by wooden hive

country boy country girl spoons

by wooden hive

Oh, and I’m loving these ‘I Do’ and ‘Me Too’ forks. These are great as anniversary gifts, too. (I forget, what year is ‘handmade’ for the anniversary gift? I think it’s #1 through #100.)

by wooden hive

Lovin’ on these cake servers:

by wooden hive

And, you know that I would be all about these coffee spoons, just because. I literally just ordered a print that says this because, coffee.

but first coffee spoon

by wooden hive

And these, especially this ‘good morning handsome’ spoon for Andrew. You see, he always rushes to make the coffee first so he can bring me a cup. And then he says, “Honey? Want cream with that?” And I say, “Yes, please” and he brings it over. And then he says it’s too hot so I might want to wait a minute, as he sets it down to cool on the side table. Now, that’s love.

by wooden hive

To see more (and there’s a whole lot to love!), head over to Wooden Hive and tell Kerrie that Emmaline Bride sent you!

xo
-E.

18 Chic + Ultra-Stylish Statement Cake Toppers

You’re going to love these statement cake toppers we’ve gathered for you today! But first, make sure you’re following us on Facebook so you stay in the loop!

[D]o you want a cake topper? Wait, let’s rephrase that: do you want a gorgeous cake topper that’ll make a big statement at your wedding? Well, you’re going to love what we’ve found today! We’re sharing these crush-worthy statement cake toppers from Better Off Wed and I’ll bet you’ll find one you absolutely love. Take a look…

Statement Cake Toppers

mr and mrs cake topper | statement cake toppers via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/statement-cake-toppers/

by better off wed

by better off wed

just married cake topper | statement cake toppers via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/statement-cake-toppers/

by better off wed

hashtag cake topper | statement cake toppers via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/statement-cake-toppers/

by better off wed

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12 Wedding Photo Props That’ll Try to Steal the Spotlight

Hooray — it’s time to get festive with fun wedding photo props! Take a look at today’s post and be sure to follow along on our Facebook page, too.

[W]hen it comes to fun wedding photo props, Liddabits Design Shop is one of the places we love to go. That’s because just like Liz’s fun and bubbly shop, she is just as sweet in person as she is via email! And we’ve ordered product from her in the past, so we know her work is top-notch. I adore her work, but I’m especially smitten over her wedding photo props. They add just the perfect pop of festive cheer to your event, whether it be your bridal shower, bachelorette party, ceremony, or reception. Take a look and let us know which one you love most… I’ve got my eyes on #4…

yay celebration flag | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

Fun Wedding Photo Props

1. This cute + custom banner for your save the date photos

save the date banner | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

2. This ‘Here Comes Your Girl’ sign for the flower girl to carry

here comes your girl photo prop sign | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/
by liddabits

3. These ‘yay’ and ‘yippee’ flags guests can wave during your grand exit

yay flag | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

4. These amazing drink flags that I want, even if just for my morning coffee

yay celebratory drink flags | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

And these. I want them all.

by liddabits

5. This adorable ‘last fling before the ring’ bachelorette party prop

last fling before the ring | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

6. These amazing ‘yay’ gift tags that will fight your cake for wedding photo spotlight

yay tag | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

7. This festive cake topper

oh happy day cake topper | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

And this one, too…

mr and mrs wedding cake topper | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

8. These I’m His Mrs / I’m Her Mr photo prop signs

im her mr im his mrs photo props | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/
by liddabits, photo: kelsey lauren photo

9. Um, this custom hashtag prop because it rocks

wedding hashtag sign | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

10. This ‘hooray’ banner for your shower

hooray banner | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

11. This ampersand photo prop

ampersand heart photo prop | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

12. This thank you prop for your wedding…

Snap a photo at your wedding holding this prop, then print your thank you cards with this photo on them. Guests will adore it.

thank you photo prop bride and groom | Fun Wedding Photo Props | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/fun-wedding-photo-props/

by liddabits

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So, tell us: which of these wedding photo props have stolen your little handmade heart? I’m telling you, those drink flags, you guys. Those drink flags!

There’s even more to love in the shop. Go check it out!

xo
-E.

42 Bride and Groom Chair Signs (PHOTOS)

Looking for wedding chair signs for your big day? You’ve come to the right place! This is a HUGE roundup of decorative handmade chair signs we know you’ll love. But don’t let the fun stop there: subscribe + stay in the loop!

[M]ove over, boring chairs: it’s time for fun, totally creative wedding chair signs to take center stage! It’s Monday and we know you need a serious kick in the you-know-what for inspiration. You’ve been lazying around watching Netflix all weekend, no? Well it’s time to get serious and start crossing more to-do’s from your list. Today we’re talking about bride and groom chair signs and unique chair sign ideas. Today’s round up of (count ’em!) forty-two amazing ideas are sure to get those creative juices flowing. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Wedding Chair Signs

1. These gold bride and groom chair signs for mod couples

bride and groom chair signs cute | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

2. These signs in Italian

It means, “To Have” and “To Hold”

to have, to hold (in italian) chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

sugar and chic shop

3. These geometric beauties

geometric wedding chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

4. These chair signs made from your silhouettes

silhouette bride and groom chairs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by from kelly with love

5. These chair signs will get that song stuck in your head (in a good way)

i belong with you bride and groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

6. These chair signs are personalized with your new name

mr and mrs bride and groom chair signs personalized | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by to have to hold art

7. Or this monogram can tie you two together, literally

monogram chair sign bride and groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

8. This wood chair sign set is adorable

by lh calligraphy, photo: natalie franke

9. These script-y signs

bride and groom chairs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/ | via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by host and toast studio

10. These chair signs with engraving

the bride the groom chair | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by susabellas

11. These embroidery hoops are so cute, you should attached to a ribbon and hang on chairs

custom made embroidery hoop | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by stitch folks

12. And these!

embroidered mr and mrs chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by mama bleu designs

13. Or this!

custom emboidery hoop | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by stitch folks

14. These Gatsby inspired chair signs

mr mrs gatsby chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by z create design

15. This reclaimed wood sign is perfect for rustic-loving couples

just married barn wood sign | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by the lovely glass jar

16. These wood signs

bride groom chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by zcreate design

17. These signs in gold

mr mrs chair signs at head table | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by z create design

18. These chair signs for the nautical couple

captain and mate chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by z create design

19. These rustic-inspired chair signs with burlap and wood

mr mrs chair signs | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/

by borden specifics

20. These I love her, I love him chair signs

i love her i love him | via bride and groom chair signs http://emmalinebride.com/decor/bride-and-groom-chairs/
by the beeze knees

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12 Fun + Creative Wedding Reception Backdrops

Are you planning a lovely handmade wedding? Get tons of ideas here and here!

[I]f you’re looking for wedding reception backdrops — incredible, creative, and totally awe-inspiring backdrops — you’ve come to the right place! We’ve talked about backdrops in the past, including these creative ceremony doors and flower backdrops, which is still one of my favorite posts to date. Today, we’re honing in on wedding reception backdrops for use behind your head table, cake table, or as a photo booth wall. We’ve rounded up a mix of twelve unique finds from some of our favorite places. Ready to get started? Bring on the coffee (um, I’m rounding out my first pot as we speak. Hey, give me a break, I’m a tired mama!)

Bring on the inspiration!

Wedding Reception Backdrops

1. This huge heart backdrop

This would look stunning in your head table or sweetheart table photos. Or, have guests sign the little wood rounds as a makeshift guest book and hang it in your bedroom after the wedding. Love, love, love.

heart made of wood | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

via the pretty blog

2. This palette backdrop

Perfect for an outdoor photo booth.

strike a pose | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

via style me pretty

3. An exposed brick wall

One of our favorite looks is a modern exposed brick wall, which looks great as-is. Can you imagine lucking out with a wall like this?!

elegant brick wall backdrop | photo: theo milo | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

via style unveiled, photo: theo milo photography

If you’re lucky enough to have a wall like this at your reception, use it to your advantage as a backdrop.

left – via l. hewitt | right – via style me pretty

Go Faux: If you don’t have a real brick wall, go faux! You can use a backdrop support kit (we have a really inexpensive one, like this that works great) and faux brick fabric (like this from Spoonflower) draped from it. Or, if you have a spare wall, you can use removable faux brick wallpaper like this. It’s amazing and looks surprisingly realistic.

4. And this colorful fringe-y backdrop

Fun!

diy fringe backdrop | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

via oh happy day

5. This mod geometric backdrop (with DIY instructions)

You can make this one yourself here.

geometric backdrop | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/
via project wedding

6. This large tri-fold backdrop with custom wording

trifold wedding backdrop | photo: imago vita | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

via style me pretty, photo: imago vita photography

7. And this one with cut-outs of the bride and groom

Now guests can snap photos with the newlyweds while they’re off dancing their you-know-whats off. Oh and you can go get your own life-size cardboard cut-outs aka life size standees here.

backdrop with cut outs of the bride and groom | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/
via wedding chicks

8. This amazing gold sequin backdrop

This is so versatile — use it for your reception, shower, bachelorette party, New Years…

gold sequins | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/
via modern celebrations — p.s. love that dress? it’s from here

9. These hanging flowers

This hanging flower backdrop can go anywhere! It’s so pretty, indoors or out.

hanging flowers backdrop | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/
via blue orchid creations

10. This backdrop for an outdoor wedding

I love the green backdrop and those handmade pinwheels! Great idea — and you can get the full diy details here.

diy wedding reception backdrop | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/
via east coast creative

11. This barn door backdrop

Perfect for a country / rustic wedding.

rustic door backdrop | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

photo: birds of a feather photography via style me pretty

12. This ribbon backdrop is everything

This is so stunning! Wow, can my garage look like this?!

ribbon backdrop | Wedding Reception Backdrops via http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-reception-backdrops/

via coco cozy

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Your Turn:

What do you think of these wedding reception backdrops? Are you using a backdrop as part of your decor?

xo
-E.

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