Posted August 20, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Happy Saturday! I can always tell it’s the weekend when I leap out of bed eager to get crafting. (Is it because I’m an active member of Create Every Day? Must be.) Today I am planning to make a burlap table runner for my bistro table on the front porch. There’s a neighbor down the street who sets up an entire vignette, so to speak, on her front porch. It always looks so warm and inviting. Of course, I can’t curl up on her Adirondack chair and curl up with a good book – that would be weird. So, I’m making my own. ;) I’m starting with a table runner, adding a vase full of flowers, a lantern, some comfy chairs, and throw pillows. I want to make it a nice little reading nook to sit and drink coffee in the morning. I very much enjoy sitting on my porch when it rains, too – it’s one of those little pleasures in life. But, there’s no rain today – there’s a big blue sky full of sunshine which is fantastic because my cousin is getting married today! Happy wedding day to Erin + John and to all of the brides and grooms tying the knot today! Enough about me and my ramblings, let’s get to the post, shall we? Today we’re featuring these adorable mason jar tags. These terrific little tags take my love (ok, obsession) for the thrifty jars to an entirely new level. Not only do I love them because they’re colorful and completely charming, but they’ll coordinate nicely should you use mason jar centerpieces throughout your event, too. Your initials are placed onto the front of the jar along with your wedding date for complete customization. The tags are handcrafted and stamped with a polka dot and brown theme, which works well in any season. I love the linen colored twine! Mason jar tag measures 1.75″ x 2.75″. Take a peek…
Posted August 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Good afternoon, lovelies! Are you having a fun Friday so far? We’re finishing up our posts for today with this beautiful wedding favor spotted at Katie’s Something Sweet. We love cameos AND we love cookies, so when we spotted these incredible cameo cookies we had to share them immediately. I’m not sure what I (Emma here!) love most about these cookies: the cameo, the pretty blue color, the ingredients (vanilla shortbread – YUM!), or that they are handmade lovingly with two hands and not a factory. This is the sweetest little gift for your guests and makes perfect wedding favors! Take a peek…
Posted July 13, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 13 Comments
Just when you thought you had seen all of the possible desserts-in-a-jar combinations, a fun idea comes along to make you smile. These incredible smores in a jar cakes will delight guests of all ages and they are easy-to-DIY (get the full how-to scoop here). I’m not sure if I love this because a) it is a genius idea, b) it is less messy to eat than a traditional smore, or c) last weekend I did tons of camping and bonfire-ing, consuming yummy s’mores along the way. OK, all of the above! This yummy cake in a jar will make a unique wedding favor your guests will always remember (+ immediately enjoy!).
Posted June 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
I woke up this morning with a serious sweet tooth, likely the result of cupcakes enjoyed at a wedding last night. It was the most incredible cupcake tower with three different flavors – one strawberry, the second was caramel, and the third was chocolate mousse. YUM. You had to be quick on the draw – guests were going nuts over them (myself included). The top of the cupcake tower had a faux layer cake with peonies on top. It was quite lovely. Anyway, my sweet tooth has inspired me to post this DIY rose cookies tutorial which I may even try out tonight. It looks like a fun, easy-to-diy treat perfect for bridal showers and, of course, wedding receptions. You can use different food coloring to match your own decor… which I love. So… without further adieu, take a peek:
Posted June 2, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
We found the most perfect + affordable bridal shower favors your guests will love: candy necklace favors! Place in a fancy jewelry box and tie with a bow. Darling! This works especially well for a candy themed bridal shower.
Posted May 25, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
Few things are cuter than macarons. (Well, maybe this is cuter. But that’s about it.) In the realm of wedding desserts, macarons are the belle of the ball. If you’re thinking macaron wedding favors are so last season, I beg to differ. These little treats pack a perfect punch of color for favors and can be used for weddings, bridal showers, tea parties… the possibilities are endless. I predict macarons are going to stick around for awhile, so let’s enjoy them, shall we? If you’re presenting macaron wedding favors for guests, you may wish to consider presenting them in a clever packaged box or wrap we spotted at Sparkles Kitchen, one of our favorite little macaron shops. The lace covered macaron boxes may be my favorite, but the macaron pops are equally adorable. Take a peek at a few hand-picked inspirations…
Posted May 24, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 18 Comments
What’s more fun than yummy cheesecake? Cheesecake in a jar, of course! It’s clear that I have a bit of an obsession with anything in a jar these days (such as bubbles, cookies, cherry pie, ice cream + candles to name a few…) and cheesecake is no exception. The best part of cheesecake has to be the fruit pairings. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… you name it, I love it. This would make a tasty dessert favor to serve to guests (place jars on ice to keep ‘em chilled!) and even more fun as part of a cheesecake-in-a-jar bar. Have plenty of fresh fruit and granola pairings for guests to choose their own toppings. YUM!
Posted May 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We love these handmade lavender sachets for bridal shower favors because they smell a-mazing, they offer a pretty scent for your clothing drawer, are essential for de-stressing (lavender is used in aromatherapy products and is known for its soothing properties) and they are made with love + care. These sachets by The Blooming Thread measure 4 inches square with a linen top and lavender oil beads inside.
Posted May 5, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
We spotted this fun new candy favor and had to share. If you’re obsessed with skeleton keys, wait until you see what we’ve just uncovered! We have fallen in love with fun (+ functional) edibles in the past, but this skeleton key candy necklace may be our new favorite. It is perfect for bridesmaids and fun for favors! By Andie’s Specialty Sweets, our favorite little handmade bakery! Take a peek…
Posted May 3, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
There is this cute little historic village nearby holds an annual peach festival every Labor Day weekend. The streets are positively filled with local farmers selling peaches, peach jam, peach pies – you name it. This historic village was built in 1838 and it is chock-full of charm right down to its name: Romeo. (I know. It’s adorable.) This town is filled with historic farmhouses, barns, apple ciders + mills, and some of the friendliest, down-to-earth residents you could ever meet. I was reminded of this charming village after catching a glimpse of March + Redge’s Real Wedding, photographed by Rachel Thurston. This shabby-chic + countryside inspired wedding portrays tons of unique DIY details including one of the most charming rustic wedding favors I’ve ever seen: peaches! Take a peek:
Posted February 4, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Personalized, hand-stamped stones make beautiful eco-friendly favors, place cards, table numbers, and more. Your guests can reuse by placing in a garden after the wedding; that’s more than you can say about the plastic junk you find at big box chains! By The Papery Nook.
Posted November 23, 2010 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
I have never been to Las Vegas, but hope to go someday. My only knowledge of the city stems from friends’ stories, the movies “The Hangover” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, the tv show “Pawn Stars”, and songs like ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’, by Brandon Flowers, which is really quite amazing. (In fact, his entire album ‘Flamingo’ is so good. Give it a listen.) You know what else is amazing? These custom matchboxes spotted at DippyLuLu, a perfect favor whether you are getting married in Las Vegas, planning a L.V. themed event, or just happen to really, really love them. Once I spotted them, I knew I had to share them with you! And, as it turns out, the favor I always hold on to years after weddings is matches. One can never have too many… not to mention really fun ones, like these. Bright, colorful, custom, and yes, handmade. Love. ♥
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We’re super excited to share our newest Featured Artist, Ashley Pahl Designs! Based near Chicago, Ashley designs adorable stationery and custom art, with inspiration from “nature, geography, and lacy things”.
If you are looking for a fun way to present your wedding favors, consider these must-have muslin bags! These bags feature butterflies, lace, and woodgrain – and can be re-used by guests after the wedding (we love less waste!)
Check out some of our favorites below, and check out her work being shown in our marketplace soon!
And, if you are looking for even more woodgrain to go with your bags, check out these coordinating finds: