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    What’s Hot This Weekend – July 21st Edition

    July 21, 2012  3 Comments

    Hello, hello! Happy Saturday + welcome to the Weekend Edition of Emmaline Bride! If you’re new to The Weekend Edition, it’s a bonus weekly round-up of our favorite handmade wedding ideas, trends, details, decor, beauty tips, DIYs, and more. We know your wedding planning doesn’t stop because it’s the weekend; and, quite frankly, neither do we! We’re constantly gathering up the best of the best on the web for your upcoming handmade wedding and today we’ve found TONS to inspire you. So, without further adieu, check out what we’ve found this week including a twist on embroidery hoops, an explosion of paper lantern loveliness, a killer eyeliner technique, a DIY hairstyle, and much, much more. Enjoy!

    handmade wedding table numbers embroidery hoops

    by the merriweather council

    Handmade Wedding – July 21st Edition

    Embroidery hoops are totally modernized thanks to Merriweather Council. Danielle takes a classic arts & crafts staple and turns it into a work of art suitable for your wedding reception. We love the whimsical fabrics and prints – and check out those ruffles!

    handmade wedding table numbers embroidery hoops

    by the merriweather council

    Paper Lantern Explosion

    Up next… if you’re a fan of wedding paper lanterns, look out: this looks like one incredible paper lantern explosion worth replicating!

    wedding paper lanterns in barn reception

    photo by tanya lippert via bridal guide

    wedding paper lanterns

    photo by tanya lippert via bridal guide

    A Must-Have Wedding Photo

    Recently, we talked about the top 10 most emotional wedding photos… this photo is also a must-have for your top ten bridal party photos. Love.

    bridesmaid phoot on wedding morning

    photo by whitebox spotted via pinterest

    Handmade Wedding Gown Love

    Looking for a handmade wedding gown? Check out the ‘Blue Flora’… and, holy wow, look at the back! (Gown by Joan Shum, photos by Kim Hayes Photography)

    handmade wedding gown with lacehandmade wedding gown by joan shum

    photo by kim hayes photography, gown by joan shum

    Colored Pencil Save the Date Printable

    We spotted this darling colored pencil themed save the date printable by Hermias Wishes. Bright, colorful… available in a broad spectrum of shades, too.

    handmade wedding save the date printable

    by hermias wishes

    Pebble Earrings

    These earrings have stolen our little handmade-loving hearts. The lovely Andrea Bonelli has done it again: these organic pebble stud earrings are pure perfection.

    handmade wedding pebble earrings

    by andrea bonelli

    DIY French Braid Bun

    This is a fun hairstyle to try out this weekend while running errands. Wear it to keep your hair up while you try on gowns, run to cake tastings, or just look cute strolling shops on Saturday. Grab the tutorial here – you bet I’ll be trying this one right away!

    handmade wedding hair:  diy braid bun

    by my shine project

    Handmade Wedding Cake Bunting

    The easiest way to dress up a wedding cake? Whimsical cake bunting! Try this by ReadyGo. We love it.

    handmade wedding cake bunting in coral, peach

    cake bunting by readygo

    Book-Inspired Decor

    Dress up your reception tables with book-inspired roses made from pages. By Book Craft.

    handmade wedding book page paper rose

    by book craft

    Mr and Mrs Signs

    These Mr and Mrs signs are notable for being adorable… and perfect decor for your love nest after the wedding. By Oh Dier.

    handmade wedding mr and mrs signshandmade wedding mr and mrs signs

    by oh dier

    Killer Eyeliner

    ‘Nuff said. Via here from Pinterest.

    how to apply eyeliner

    Yellow Card Box

    A gorgeous two-tiered yellow card box by Jamie Kim Designs proves that card boxes don’t have to be boring in white. Ask for a custom color to tie into your decor if yellow doesn’t match your palette.

    handmade wedding wedding card box in yellow

    by jamie kim designs

    Pretty Little Cake

    This pretty cake packs a mean pastel punch of color. We love the simple (+ sparkly) glitter heart. By Sprinklebakes.

    cherry vanilla layer cake

    by sprinklebakes

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    We hope you have a beautiful weekend! Meet you back here bright + early Monday morning for another gorgeous week of handmade wedding inspiration.

    Happy Planning!


    P.S. Hurry – this week’s giveaway ends Sunday night (11:59pm EST) – click here to enter for your chance to win!


    Emma Arendoski

    CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
    Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (Oct. 2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (Sep. 2014).

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    • http://fanciestrands.com Tammy/FancieStrands

      Emma you out did yourself this week. Gorgeous picks!

      • http://emmalinebride.com Emma@EmmalineBride

        Thanks, Tammy! That’s sweet of you. :) Have a great weekend.


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