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5 New Handmade Wedding Finds from The Marketplace

Have you popped into The Marketplace lately? It’s the number-one source for the best handmade wedding finds and it is exclusive to Emmaline Bride. We work with the most amazing artisans on the planet! Today we’re featuring five of our favorite new finds, in case you missed them. We’ve found a gorgeous bridal hair pin, a lace wristlet for the bride, a delightful bird cake topper duo, a woodland invitation suite, and a pair of oh-so-cute shoes for the flower girl. Enjoy!

Handmade Wedding Finds

1. This bridal hair pin from Gadegaard Design

bridal hair pin photo - photo by tina liv, hair pin by gadegaarddesign
by gadegaard design, photo: tina liv

2. This white lace wristlet from Good Marvin

white lace wristlet by Good Marvin | via 5 New Handmade Wedding Finds - Emmaline Bride
by good marvin

3. This bird cake topper in green by Mave Crochet

wedding cake topper birds by Mave Crochet | via 5 New Handmade Wedding Finds - Emmaline Bride
by mave crochet

4. This woodland wedding invitation suite by Splash of Silver

woodland wedding invitation suite by splash of silver | via 5 New Handmade Wedding Finds - Emmaline Bride
by splash of silver

5. These adorable flower girl shoes from Bitsy Blossom

flower girl shoes with rosette by bitsy blossom | via 5 New Handmade Wedding Finds - Emmaline Bride
by bitsy blossom

Handmade Wedding Finds

If you want to see any of these in further detail, just click on the photo or the link underneath it. To see more inspiring handmade wedding finds, visit The Marketplace. There are new items added daily! ♥


10 Festive New Years Eve Wedding Ideas

Happy New Years Eve!

happy new year hats

photo: concept photography via the bridal detective

New Years Eve weddings have to be one of the coolest ideas ever. The date works on so many levels: it’s a chance to ring in the new year as newlyweds, an opportunity to throw the biggest NYE bash ever, and since the date usually falls on any day (not just a weekend), you can save money AND most of your guests have the next day off of work. Win, win, win. For a New Years Eve wedding, the color palette is usually white and metallic, like gold or silver; black is added as a sophisticated, elegant look. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite festive New Years Eve wedding ideas for you today. Which one is your favorite? I love the confetti shooter in #10!

New Years Eve Wedding Ideas

1. Sparkly Gold Bridesmaid Dresses

sparkly gold bridesmaid dresses for new years eve wedding

photo: jose villa via style me pretty

2. Bulb Centerpieces

bulb centerpieces new years eve wedding

photo: the youngrens via mod wedding

3. Bouquet Wrapped in Black Ribbon

new years eve wedding bouquet wrapped in black

photo: the youngrens via mod wedding

4. Resolutions as Table Numbers

resolutions as table numbers

pink lotus

5. Countdown Cookies

new years eve wedding cookies

photo: hetler photography via oh lovely day

6. New Years Party Props as Decor

photos: kristin vining via style me pretty

7. Cute Signage is a Must

photos:jamie lauren photography via wedding chicks

8. Photo Booth Props

new years eve photo props

the manic moose

9. A Red Carpet Photo Booth with Guests

red carpet photo booth wedding

photo: concept photography via the bridal detective

10. Confetti Poppers for Grand Exit

Is there anything more festive on a New Years Eve wedding than confetti? Have guests shoot confetti from these as you’re exiting your ceremony space (given your venue says its okay).

confetti shooters for new years eve wedding grand exit

photo: tamara lackey via blue sky charlotte

Are you planning a New Years Eve wedding? If so, next year it falls on a Thursday night with Friday being the holiday (and day off for guests!) so it makes an excellent wedding date.

Happy New Year from all of us at Emmaline Bride! We can’t wait for you to join us on Friday, January 2nd as we kick off this new year right. Bring your wedding planning notebook! We’re going to be getting down to some serious wedding planning business.


30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas

Hi loves and Happy Friday! Are you having a Happy Halloween so far? We hope so. I’ve already sampled plenty of candy. Skittles. Snickers. M&Ms. So far, so good. I have to make sure they taste good enough to pass out to Trick or Treaters, you know. I take candy quality control quite seriously here.

Anyway. Today we’re highlighting a unique yet memorable theme: a Halloween wedding! If you’re a bride who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, just add in a little and this theme is perfect for you! Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked Halloween wedding ideas for a fun – and surprisingly stylish – wedding theme. Enjoy!

halloween wedding ideas

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Halloween Wedding Ideas

1. Mr. and Mrs. (Frankenstein + His Bride) Coffee Mugs

Perfect for pumpkin spice coffee. Hot cocoa. Tea. Hot apple cider. YUM.

halloween wedding ideas via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from

by lenny mud

2. Halloween Wedding Bouquet

I love this orange and black Halloween wedding bouquet oh-so-much.

halloween wedding bouquet via 30 Amazing Halloween Ideas from EmmalineBride.comhalloween wedding bouquet via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

bouquet by all for love, L.O.V.E., photo by diana marie photography

3. Elegant Halo Headband

halloween wedding ideas

by bellas bowtique

4. Halloween Wedding Invitations

halloween wedding ideas

by jessica strayer design

5. Black Flower Lapel

halloween wedding ideas

by ethereal flowers

6. Halloween Houses as Decor

halloween wedding ideas

by rodica

halloween wedding ideas

by rodica

7. Halloween Ring Box

For a Day of the Dead wedding, perhaps?

halloween wedding

by bragging bags

8. Bow Tie + Suspenders for Groomsmen

halloween wedding via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by bebecha

9. Chic Paper Garland

orange paper garland via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by everly lane design

10. Hot Orange Heels

hot orange heels via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by paris xox

11. Orange and Black Striped Straws

orange and black striped straws via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by back to zero

12. Orange and White Striped Treat Bags

halloween wedding favor treat bags via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by oh la la paper

13. Orange and Black Clutch Purse

orange and black clutch purse via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by eclu

14. Halloween Inspired Garter

by seventh studio

15. Hair Accessory for the Girls

by wee gardens

16. Boutonniere for the Boys

halloween wedding boutonniere via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from

by tellable design

17. Escort Cards

halloween escort cards via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by shanna michele designs

18. Cuff Links for Groomsmen

halloween wedding cuff links via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by the lysine contigency

19. “Boo” Halloween Wedding Cupcake Toppers

boo halloween cupcake toppers via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by ms apple

20. Halloween Wedding Coaster Favors

by my little chickadee creations

21. Halloween Wedding Black Cake Stand

by adaura

22. Orange and Black Ring Pillow

by crafting4u

23. Halloween Wedding Bunting

by sugar owl design

24. Delectable Orange + Black Cookies

by the fancy lady gourmet

25. Orange + Black Necklace for Bridesmaids

by rustic gem

26. Cocktail Rim Sugars

by dell cove spice company

27. Printable Halloween Accents

printable halloween accents

by blush printables

28. Black and Orange Fringe Decor

orange and black fringe decoration via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from

by caramelos

29. Halloween Wedding Photo Booth Props

halloween photo booth prop

by whisker works

30. Black Chandelier

black chandelier

by uncommon

So, dish: which of these ideas is your favorite? I love those heels. And those mugs. And ALL OF THE THINGS. I just love Halloween, and how perfect that it falls on a Friday this year?


P.S. This is a re-post in honor of Halloween, originally posted in 2012. Still lovin’ it today. Happy Halloween!

Proposal Idea: The Marry Me Mug

Oh, you’re going to love this adorable idea. Since we just talked about wedding coffee bar ideas, I knew it was the perfect time to tie in this DIY marry me mug. If you’re going to propose soon, and need the best proposal idea ever, this is one of them! Introducing the marry me mug, a mug that has the words, ‘Marry Me’, written in the inside, at the bottom, so it is revealed after she is done drinking her beverage. I think it would go something like this: guy makes girl delicious cup of coffee. Girl sits on couch waiting for said coffee, cuddling up underneath an afghan. Guy brings coffee — one mug for him, the other is the marry me mug for girl — and they converse for a pretty solid amount of time. Girl drinks her coffee too slow, it’s too hot, and boy gets impatient. He’s sweating, nervous, but he also has to drink the hot coffee because otherwise she would wonder what’s up. With each sip, he gets nervous… when will she see it?

diy marry me mug


And there it is, ‘Will You Marry Me’ right on the mug. Girl sees it and suddenly realizes what is going on. She looks over at boy, kneeling, ring box in hand, telling her how awesome she is and why he wants her to be his wife and that everyone she loves is in the other room waiting to run out and surprise her. Balloons. Candles. Dessert. An impromptu engagement party. She takes photos with her cell phone and uploads them to Facebook. They give coffee favors to guests who attended, as sort of an inside joke. They start planning their wedding and live happily ever after.

See? So easy! ;)