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…
Posted August 8, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 42 Comments
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Hello! Happy Wednesday! We’re kicking off the morning with wedding inspiration in the form of sweet silhouette cake toppers. If you’re shopping for a cake topper, resist the urge to grab the first one you can find from a store shelf. Instead, take it one step further by selecting a handmade cake topper made in your image and likeness. Meet Simply Silhouettes, makers of anything but average cake toppers. These silhouette cake toppers are handcrafted from your submitted photo and made in your unique image. And, the fun doesn’t stop there… you can win one of these silhouette cake toppers for FREE – TODAY ONLY! Read on for details…
Posted August 6, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Good morning and Happy Monday! Get ready to be inspired because we’re bringing you a ton of handmade wedding ideas, inspiration, and brand new finds all week long! First up on our list is an incredible line of wooden cake toppers by Better Off Wed. These original, custom made wooden cake toppers are crafted with wood and completed with a protective matte finish. If you’re looking for the perfect topper that will last long after the cake is cut, you’ve come to the right place… we’ve even selected eight of our favorites to get you started. Which one would be perfect for you?
8 Wooden Cake Toppers to Obsess Over
What makes these cake toppers so obsess-worthy? For starters, when is the last time you’ve seen a cake topper carved from wood? Likely never. Secondly, this isn’t a flimsy cake topper made to last for an evening; it’s handcrafted from wood for a sturdy, long-lasting keepsake. Finally, this isn’t a cake topper you can pick up at the store: it’s handmade just for you.
1. Ampersand Love
Made from rich mahogany, this cake topper features a sweet pink ampersand between the couple’s name.
Posted July 6, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Feels-Like-Tuesday-But-It’s-Really-Friday to you! Brides, are you looking for the most amazing wedding guest book that will make you smile for years to come? We found it! Now you can capture your wedding party in sweet cross stitching thanks to the folks at French Knot Weddings. This cross stitch wedding party guest book (say that three times fast) represents the likeness of your wedding crew, complete with custom cross stitched dresses, hairstyles, and more. A wedding date and “My Whole Heart, My Whole Life” (or other favorite thirty-character phrase of your choosing) can be included at the bottom for total personalization. You can use the blank pages to fill with guests’ signatures and well wishes, paste polaroid photos from your photo booth, scrapbook your wedding planning adventure, or fill it with photos from your engagement shoot or wedding day. Read on to see more…
Cross Stitch Wedding Party Guest Book
Posted June 7, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
There are two things we love about handmade cake toppers: one, they dress up your cake in a thematic way, and two, they can be re-used later as a keepsake decoration or anniversary cake topper. One type of cake topper we especially love are bird cake toppers particularly handmade + in bright, brilliant colors. These nature-inspired bird cake toppers by Dances With Clay are handcrafted in clay and painted in your choice of color to tie into your palette. Read on to see a few of our favorites by Kathy, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace…
Posted June 4, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
HAPPY MONDAY! We hope you had an awesome weekend! We’re delighted to be back in the office with a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration to share… and we have so much planned for this week. Today, we’re highlighting unique ring pillow styles. There are countless ways to rock your ring pillow down the aisle + tie in your personal style without breaking the bank. Don’t overlook this simple wedding day accessory: read on to find out seven unique ring pillow styles we love to help jump-start your inspiration!
Unique Ring Pillow Styles
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Hand-woven ring pillows by Forever Sweethearts are high-quality handmade (+ hand-woven) at its finest. Stephanie hand-weaves each satin ribbon for the top and trims it with white lace. This style is our favorite from their shop in crisp snow white satin ribbon. Love!
Posted June 1, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
HAPPY FRIDAY! Today, we’re showing you how to combine your love for succulents with an item you may have lying around your garage. This brilliant twist on a traditional planter uses regular bricks, succulents, votive candles, and a little elbow grease to create picture-perfect planters ready for placement at your wedding (or patio). Read on to find out about DIY Brick Succulent Centerpieces + find out how you can make yours in a weekend!
Posted May 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
The number one sign of a fun wedding reception? Guests dancing, laughing, and celebrating until the very last song. If you want your reception to last, add candles to your planning checklist. Candles will create a romantic atmosphere and function as additional light throughout the evening. We spotted these beautiful soy candles by the folks at Luminology and we love them for two reasons… read on to find out more!
Posted May 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Happy Wednesday! Get ready to put a big ‘ol smile on your face because these felt cake toppers by AdoraWools will give you the warm + fuzzies. Abigail, shop owner and designer, creates these needle-felted animal cake toppers with sweet little details like miniature veils, hearts with monograms, and sailboats or canoes as props. If you’re looking for a wedding cake topper unlike any other, you’ve come to the right place!
Posted May 21, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Good morning, lovelies: Happy Monday! We’re kicking off a new, oh-so-sweet week of handmade wedding inspiration and we’re starting with a DIY + FREE Printables. What could be better? I (Emma here!) love decor that does double-duty as wedding decor and home decor after the big day. Today’s artful DIY Photo Letters project fits the bill: it will personalize your wedding space and display nicely in your love nest afterward. Oh, and did I mention: this project costys less than $10! Read on to find out the full scoop…
Posted May 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Good Morning, loves! Today, we’re diving into the whimsical collection of vintage wedding cake stands by our friend Lisa Marie of High Tea for Alice. Lisa Marie creates some of the most incredible vintage wedding cake stands ever – and, she’s a total sweetheart. It’s no surprise, then, that her cake stands fly off the shelves – figuratively speaking, of course, as this china is quite delicate – and brides become regular clients even after the big day. If you’re planning a vintage wedding and want to add the perfect touch, consider one of these vintage wedding cake stands for your big day. Use as a dessert-topped centerpiece for each table, display two or three on your cake table as a cupcake holder, or use as a display piece. After the wedding, gift remaining stands to loved ones as a keepsake or display in your home: it even makes an elegant jewelry stand. Read on to see some of our favorite vintage wedding cake stands we know you’ll love…
Posted May 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Happy Monday! When Michaels asked us to feature a DIY wedding project for our lovely readers, we were ecstatic to participate! Not only do we love wedding DIY inspiration, but Michaels is one of our favorite craft stores for DIY supplies and wedding inspiration. This store has it all: accessories, favors, décor, and so much more: you can’t help but get inspired the minute you walk through those doors. Today, we’re showing you how to make DIY chalkboard flower pots with nature-inspired flair just in time for your summer wedding. Read on for the full how-to tutorial…