What’s Hot This Weekend – July 28th Edition

Hello, hello! Happy Saturday! We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful end-of-July weekend. If you’re an avid Emmaline Bride reader, you know that on Saturdays we mix it up a bit with a handmade wedding round-up of inspiration we love from around the web. We know your wedding planning isn’t put on hold because it’s the weekend… and since you don’t quit, neither do we. This week, we’ve gathered up TONS of inspiration including a glorious wedding cake (with sugar peony on top), a rustic cake topper, DIY ideas, a handmade wedding game, a gorgeous garter, a chic DIY hairstyle, and more to continue your wedding planning inspiration. Read on to see what’s hot this weekend + enjoy!

wedding cake peony on top

Handmade Wedding Round-Up – July 28th

Sometimes a wedding cakexpert (cake-spert, if you will) comes along and you forget all other cakes. That cakexpert is Hello Naomi and this week we’re crushing on this amazing two tiered wedding cake. This design – complete with the sweetest sugared peony topper we’ve ever seen and lace edging along the bottom – takes the cake this week.

two tier wedding cake with peony

Forever + Always Cake Topper

Speaking of cakes, our favorite accessory for wedding cakes is absolutely the cake topper. While the two tiered wedding cake above already boasts an incredible peony flower, most cakes arrive topless. This cake topper is one of our favorites and reads, ‘Forever and Always’. By Figs and Ginger.

handmade wedding - forever and always cake topper

Lacy + Deep V Gown by Claire Pettibone

We spotted a link to Claire Pettibone’s collection on Pinterest, but we didn’t stop there; have you seen her collection recently? Holy cow, Claire, you’ve outdone yourself. This gown – named Haviland – is our hand-picked favorite this week and boasts a v neckline, a deep v back, lace, and more. See details here.

handmade wedding - claire pettibone gown (style: haviland)

Granny Smith Apple Escort Cards

A green wedding gets sweeter with thematic details, like these granny smith apple escort cards spotted at The Knot – Australia (photo by Jen Good Weddings and Portraits). Totally DIY-able, too.

handmade wedding - granny smith apple escort cards

Fun and Games

Give guests something to do between the ceremony and dinner with these creative wedding crossword puzzles by B is for Brown. We love.

handmade wedding crossword puzzle
handmade wedding crossword puzzle

DIY Candle Stakes

Make a glowing walkway in an instant with these DIY candle stakes spotted at A Subtle Revelry.

diy candle stakes

Handmade Wedding Garter

Still on the lookout for the loveliest garter? We found one you might love… we do!

handmade wedding bridal garter
handmade wedding bridal garter

Keep Calm & Marry On

We may have seen just about as many of those ‘Keep Calm’ posters to last a lifetime. However, this clever twist made its way into our little handmade-loving hearts and maybe yours, too. By Wren Bird Arts.

handmade wedding - keep calm and marry on handkerchief

Short Haired Lovelies

Finally, if you have shorter hair but you still want an adorable wedding day up-do, take a cue from one of our favorite hairstylists, Kate at The Small Things Blog. Her ideas are amazing! Grab the full tutorial here for this short hair updo.

short hair updo

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That’s all for today, loves! Check back bright + early Monday morning as we kick off another fabulous week of handmade wedding inspiration! In the meantime, check us out on Twitter and subscribe to our blog here. Also, be sure to check out our OTHER blog, which highlights one gorgeous handmade wedding item per day (M-F) in The Marketplace! It’s called ‘The Daily Find’ and can be found here.


Have a beautiful weekend! xo


-E.

P.S. Need a great date idea for the weekend? Check out our list of 50 Best Fun (+ Cheap!) Date Ideas… you’re sure to find one you’ll love to try out today!

P.S.S. Did you enter this week’s giveaway yet? HURRY – it ends Sunday!

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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" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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  • http://www.aHeapeofLove.com/our-progress/ Brianne Heape

    Ahhhh I love Kate from the Small Things Blog. Her hair tutorials are easy to recreate & she seems to have such a great personality & style.