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White Damask Guest Book — Giveaway #28

Posted August 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

We’ve talked about chalkboard, wood grain guest books, metallic guest books, and a unique rustic guest book idea. However, it’s been awhile since we’ve shown a traditional guest book, no? For our classic, elegant brides-to-be, this damask guest book is made for you! It’s handmade. Beautifully crafted. Made with love. Made to order. It is covered in a stunning raised (textured) white damask design atop natural lokta paper for an organic look and feel. It is tied together with a white satin ribbon, which can be customized in your choice of color. I guess the question on our minds is, why wouldn’t you want to win this? It’s Giveaway #28 and it’s gorgeous with a capital G. Read on to find out how you can get your hands on this damask guest book by the sweet, always-inspiring Red Otter Creative

white damask guest book





7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

Posted August 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m not lying when I say that coffee ranks pretty high up there in my list of my favorite things. From espresso to cappuccino to Keurig blends (like this, my latest obsession) to pumpkin-spice fall flavors coming out next month, I’d say that coffee is a fascination. Earlier I told our Twitter followers about the funny thing I almost did this morning so you can imagine that coffee is a pretty wonderful start to my everydays. It wakes me up, smells heavenly, and it’s the juice that keeps me going, going, going. So when I saw wedding coffee bar ideas popping up on our Pinterest boards, I knew I had to turn this into an inspiration post. Because, when you get down to it, coffee and weddings are both pretty amazing; add in a few handcrafted touches and the result is awe-inspiring. If you’re a coffee-addict like me, you’ll love these seven things every wedding coffee bar NEEDS to have. Enjoy!

7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs

1. A Stunning Display

First, you need a central table where guests can help themselves to coffee. This is one of my most favorite setups to date:

wedding coffee bar via 7 Things Every Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have





Fun Idea: Wedding Advice Mad Libs

Posted August 22, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

If your guests are a fun group of partygoers (like ours were), they will certainly appreciate this interactive idea! We spotted these wedding advice mad libs over at Cami’s Paperie and love the creativity behind it. Instead of a traditional guest book (where guests write their names and a short ‘congrats!’, guests fill out the mad libs card — WITHOUT PEEKING! — and the result is hilarious memories and priceless sentiments from your most favorite people. You can then hole-punch the sides and arrange in a binder or place in a scrapbook to re-read the hilarity for years to come. Check them out!

Fun Idea:  Wedding Advice Mad Libs





8 Most Creative Wood Wedding Signs

Posted August 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question, this time from bride-to-be, Sarah. She says, “I am having a rustic outdoor wedding and love the idea of a welcome sign or direction signs for our ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for unique wood wedding signs that might work?” Actually, we happen to have a whole lotta love for wood wedding signs — the shabbier + more rustic, the better! To keep it simple (and not overwhelm you), we’ve hand-picked eight wedding signs to share today. Which one is your favorite?

Wood Wedding Signs

1. This Way, That Way

this way, that way via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal





Ask Emmaline: “Head Table for Large Wedding Party?”

Posted August 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Good morning and happy, happy Monday to you! We’re so excited to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration with you. We’re kicking it off, in fact, with one of the latest Ask Emmaline questions. It came to us from Michele who asks, “I’m having a large wedding party and need a head table idea on how to arrange everyone. I don’t want to split the group, but I have no idea how to make it work. I’d rather not have a separate sweetheart table, since we want to sit with our wedding party. Any idea on a head table for large wedding party? Thanks!” Great question, Michele! And, it couldn’t have come at a better time. We recently saw this Real Wedding where the couple had a beautiful head table, ideal for a large wedding party. The couple was able to be surrounded by the entire party without splitting the group. Take a look!

Head Table Idea for Large Wedding Party

In this photo, you would think the couple is sitting at their own table…

Head Table for Large Wedding Party





How to Setup a Margarita Bar and Wow Your Guests

Posted July 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Want to setup a margarita bar and totally impress your guests? You’ve come to the right place! A margarita bar wedding setup is pretty easy to do, really, which makes us wonder why everyone isn’t doing it. Oh, and by the by, you can do this without alcohol and it will be just as delectable (and kid-friendly). Read on to find out more… PLUS, enter for a chance to win something that will be essential in making your margarita bar a success!

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Wedding Alcohol Calculator

Posted July 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Happy Weekend, loves! We always love to find helpful infographics that can help you plan. If you’re wondering how much alcohol you’ll need (and how to stock the bar), this wedding alcohol calculator will help! This infographic will tell you how much you’ll need to buy for 25, 50, or 100 guests at a wedding. More guests? Just multiply. Take a look…

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How to Toss the Garter at a Wedding

Posted June 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Grooms: now this is how to toss the garter at a wedding! Place it over a football and have the gentlemen go long. Now, obviously, you won’t want to toss the garter like this indoors (I can only imagine the accidents that would occur if someone misses), but outdoors? Tent wedding with nearby grassy open field? Game on. This idea is especially perfect if hubby-to-be is a football fan. Or, feels sheepish about flinging lingerie across a formal room to male friends, family, and coworkers.

How to Toss the Garter

How to Toss the Garter at a Wedding





Awesome Idea: Life Size Jenga — Over 4 ft Tall!

Posted June 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, and we bet you just can’t wait to kick off the weekend. So, what better way to do so than with a fun post about our favorite lawn game! Life size Jenga (also known as a Tumble Tower) is a fun way to pass the time between cocktail hour and dinner. This life size tumbling tower — a shockingly 4ft tall version of the tabletop wood block game — will be the topic of conversation because something this ridiculously awesome can’t help but make a statement. And, who doesn’t love Jenga? (I think Jenga is fun for all ages, except this version… which I bought and surprisingly hated it. It literally explodes at random intervals and you spend most of the time just re-stacking the darn thing.) Find out where you can buy this huge tumbling tower and take a peek at one in action!

lifesize jenga





12 Most Romantic Night Wedding Ideas

Posted June 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’ve been admiring night wedding ideas lately and each one I stumble upon is lovelier than the last. So, I decided, enough is enough: time to share ‘em! If you’re planning an outdoor nighttime wedding or night wedding ceremony this summer, you need to add these ideas to your list and put them to good use. Bookmark this post (CTRL+D), tweet it, and pin it for later. It’s packed to the gills with awesome. Ready to be inspired? Let’s go!

Night Wedding Ideas

1. A Candlelit Sweetheart Table.

Ah, so romantic…

candlelit sweetheart table - perfect for a night wedding







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