Posted August 11, 2012 | 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Saturday! I hope while you’re reading this you’re enjoying a delightfully relaxing weekend. (Or, you’re tackling that wedding to-do list, equally awesome.) Today we’re bringing you The Weekend Edition at Emmaline Bride, our visual round-up of some of the best handmade wedding items, DIY ideas, beauty tips, Real Wedding inspiration, and more we’ve discovered this week. Since we know your wedding planning isn’t put on pause for the weekend (usually it goes into fast-forward mode), we don’t quit either. We’re here on Saturdays to bring you tons of handmade wedding inspiration to kick start your weekend into wedding planning mode. We think you’re going to LOVE what we’ve found this week… including pretty pink bridesmaid dresses, a shabby chic wedding cake table, a vintage necklace with something blue, a charming twist on the sixpence, miniature wedding pies, a (surprisingly chic) paper chandelier, rustic tree slices, and much more! Enjoy!
Handmade Wedding – The Weekend Edition
Planning a dessert bar at your wedding? Don’t forget to embellish those sweets with darling little details, like handmade wedding flags by Party Papers.
I Love My Bridesmaid Tote Bag
Love your bridesmaid? Show ‘em with one of these handmade wedding tote bags by Dream State. I love this font choice, too.
Shabby Chic Cake Table
Who says the cake table has to be boring? This cake table proves that your cake table can be just as elaborate as the head table itself. Search estate sales (try Estate Sales.net for sales near you this weekend!) for old pieces of furniture worth reclaiming. Then, paint a few coats to give it a fresh look. Reuse in your home after the big day. Two birds, one stone.
Dress up your reception site with this LOVE handmade wedding banner by My Cherry Tree. The banner measures approximately 20″ in length.
Skeleton Key Bridesmaid Necklace
Vintage brides: we spotted this unique skeleton key necklace by Love Montreal. It even has a touch of “something blue”.
Gifting to bridesmaids? Be sure to place in a decorative gift bag, like this skeleton key favor bag by Clementine Weddings.
Mini Wedding Pies
I read a card that made me giggle this week. It had a cat on the front with a cake in front of him that said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” But on the inside, it had the cat with pie and read, “But no one said anything about pie.” Mini wedding pies are my newest favorite trend in the food & drink category: they’re fanciful and oh-so-sweet.
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Sixpence in Her Shoe
We’ve all heard the adage, but when’s the last time you saw a bride pull off “something blue” and “a sixpence in her shoe” at the same time? This bride did it – and we love the results.
This lightweight paper chandelier by the lovely folks at Uncommon will look great in your outdoor venue. Plus, it’s super easy to hang!
Pink Silk Peony Clutches
Oh, heavens. I’m not sure what I love most about these handmade wedding clutches… the silk peony flower, the pop of pink, or the clutch itself! I want one. By Eclu.
I’m all over paper flowers, since I hate throwing away flowers and I am sad when they begin to wilt. Paper flowers, though, never wilt… in fact, they last forever. These white paper roses by Caramelos are perfect: I’d tie a place card tag with pretty ribbon and place one at each guest’s seat.
Rustic Tree Slice
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Which find is your favorite?
Enjoy the weekend + join us back here on Monday as we kick off another exciting week of handmade wedding loveliness. Don’t forget to sign up for this week’s AMAZING giveaway – it ends Sunday at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!
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