Hello, hello! Happy Saturday! Welcome to the 3rd issue of the Emmaline Bride Weekend Edition. So, what’s hot this weekend? In a word: EVERYTHING. It’s stifling outside. The wedding world is also mirroring the heat wave, as we’ve found TONS (I repeat, TONS) of amazingly hot new ideas to try. The Weekend Edition at Emmaline Bride is a visual handmade wedding round-up of our favorite wedding ideas, inspiration, DIYs, beauty tips, and more from around the web. We know your handmade wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt because it’s the weekend… so, neither do we. :) Check back every weekend to see brand new visual wedding inspiration to kick start your planning into full weekend mode. This week, we’ve found some incredibly HOT heels, eco-friendly earrings, a signature drink, a popsicle + cocktail combination to cool off guests, a pastel do-it-yourself cake, a DIY ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid’ idea, a fresh manicure tutorial, homemade pore strips, the cutest ring bearers ever, and MORE! So, let’s get started, shall we? Enjoy!
Handmade Wedding Round-Up – July 7, 2012
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Serve up some icy refreshments with these unique, oh-so-fun watermelon mojito popsicles! Perfect for hot weather like this (provided you have access to a huge freezer so they don’t melt away):
Get the delish tutorial at Sugar & Charm Blog.
Or, keep guests cool with yummy frozen refreshments! Try a frozen ginger lemonade with this full recipe by Martha Stewart Weddings (photo by Laurie Frankel):
Minimalist Earrings (+ Eco-Friendly!)
We’re in love with the unique collection of jewelry by Twice Creations, new Featured Artisan in The Marketplace. This handmade wedding jewelry is sustainable and made of ingredients like nuts and berry seeds. Amazing!
These heels are incredibly cute + fun! We spotted them (photo by Fresh In Love Photography) and the bride says they were sooo comfortable, too. She mentions they’re from BHLDN but we don’t see them on the site anymore. Boo. (If anyone knows where to buy ‘em, please let us know so we can update this.)
Gorgeous Dress + Detailing
When shopping for the perfect wedding dress, keep an eye out for unique details… like these gorgeous embellished sleeves and open back down by Carol Hannah.
Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
Don’t just ask bridesmaids! Give them a pretty gift, like this DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid gift box via Something Turquoise:
And, we love these rings by Dreaming Tree Creation as bridesmaid gifts on the wedding day. This is personalization at its finest:
Wedding Braid Hairstyle
Rock the aisle with something other than a traditional up-do… try this braided style that stays put, even in humidity! Via LouLou Magazine (image credit: Imaxtree).
DIY Fabric Peonies
Make your own fabric peonies with this tutorial spotted at Creature Comforts Blog. They’ll look great as part of your tablescape…
For the Ring Bearers
Are you kidding me? Striped bow ties AND suspenders! The ultimate in ring bearer style (and adorableness). Photo by Ryan Ray Photo.
Pastel Wedding Cake
Making your own wedding cake or looking for sweet inspiration? Sweetapolita shows you how to make this pastel swirl cake complete with video tutorial!
How to Make Your Own DIY IPad Wedding Photo Booth
Click here for the remaining steps.
Harry Potter Bridesmaids
Totally loving the idea of turning your obsession (like a favorite book series) into a super-cute photo op with your bridesmaids, like so:
Photo by Live It Out Photography.
DIY Homemade Pore Strips
Ever wanted to make your own DIY handmade pore strips? Now you can thanks to a tutorial by the lovely The First Lime.
Try something new on your nails this week with this gold leaf manicure spotted at The Beauty Department:
Get the full how-to here.
Ceremony Mason Jar Decor
Does it get any prettier than this? Place a bouquet of flowers in a mason jar and suspend from a (secure) ribbon for chic, seasonal-savvy ceremony decor. Spotted here via Style Me Pretty with photo by Chrisman Studios.
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HAPPY WEEKEND! Meet us back here Monday morning as we dive into another fun week of handmade wedding inspiration!