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Kraft Wedding Ideas That Work

Posted July 23, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Kraft paper (brown paper commonly used in paper bags) is a surprisingly chic wedding accent. Whether you’re planning a rustic, woodland, vintage, or modern wedding, a few kraft wedding ideas and accents will fit right in. We’ve rounded-up sixteen kraft wedding finds to inspire you… read on to see which finds made the cut!

Kraft Wedding Ideas

Every cohesive wedding begins with a themed invitation. Here’s one kraft wedding invitation that effortlessly combines modern and rustic chic. It even offers a matching guest book, as seen below.

Kraft Wedding Ideas That Work (via - invitation by Crafty Pie

Hanging Spheres: The Hottest New Decor Trend

Posted June 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Move over, poms – there’s a hot new decor trend in town! I’ve seen hanging spheres before (also called hanging string balls, but ‘spheres’ has a nice ring to it, no?) but I’ve never seen anything quite like these from The Find Sac. A & I have been discussing how we plan to update our backyard this summer. We recently hung these, I excitedly put our patio set and hot red umbrella out for the season, and I jokingly asked him 99 questions about pergolas yesterday. (I secretly just want something chic onto which I can display lanterns, poms, hanging spheres, and these for entertaining.) Anyways, all this outdoor planning has got me thinking about new trends for outdoor weddings. Paper poms and paper lanterns have been popular for years and have undoubtedly opened the door for fresh ideas yet to come to fruition. I’ll never tire of the aforementioned party decor, but I’m ready for something new. You, too? Read on for four reasons why they’re the hottest new thing in town for weddings, showers, and outdoor entertaining this summer…

hanging spheres (by the find sac, photo by ee photography) via Emmaline Bride

Succulent Wedding Ideas

Posted June 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

If you’re looking for unique succulent wedding ideas for your reception, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been an admirer of these sweet little plants ever since I spotted my first one. I like them because they’re small, so they take up little room, and they require very little care (so even people with more of a black thumb versus green can handle ‘em!) You may have seen succulents all over the wedding scene, especially in the past few months; these plants have become a permanent fixture in the wedding industry – and for good reason. As favors, succulents make an excellent option because they’re an eco-friendly gift to give (and, who wouldn’t want to receive a sweet plant to take home?) As centerpieces, they’re re-usable, so you can enjoy them in your home (and give them to friends and family) after the wedding is over. I’ve seen succulents used as centerpieces, favors, bouquets, boutonnieres, and even hair accessories. Read on to see some of our favorite succulent wedding ideas PLUS we’re answering a new ‘Ask Emmaline’ question sent to us from Marie. She asks, “Dear Emmaline, I love succulents, but can’t find anywhere near my home where I can buy them in bulk. Any suggestions?” Marie – we have a great solution for where to buy succulents in bulk… and it’s cheaper than you think! Read on to find out more…

Succulent Wedding Ideas

First, let’s take a look at the first of our findings: the succulent wedding bouquet. This is quite the statement piece!

1. Succulent Wedding Bouquet

succulent wedding bouquet (by bohemian bouquets, photo by d'avelo photography)

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

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