Travel Themed Wedding Cake Topper

Spotted: a travel themed wedding cake topper so sweet we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! This fantastic (+ totally handmade) topper is made in your image and sculpted in clay. If you’re a jet-setting couple or planning a travel themed wedding, this is the cake topper for you! Check out the cute map and passport…

travel themed wedding cake topper

travel themed wedding cake topper

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Travel Themed Wedding Cake Topper

Love this? You can find out more about it via The Rosemarry Toppers.

xo,
-E.

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Mini Heart Stud Earrings

Spotted: a pair of mini heart stud earrings so adorable you’ll have to scoop them up for yourself! These sweet little heart studs, spotted over at LilyEmme Jewelry, are perfect for everyday (and wedding day!) wear. According to their website, these earrings are, “so light you won’t remember you’re wearing them until someone compliments you on how cute they are!” We love that.

sterling silver heart earrings by lilyemme jewelry via emmalinebride.com

sterling silver heart stud earrings by lilyemme jewelry via emmalinebride.com

mini heart stud earrings by lilyemme jewelry via emmalinebride.com

mini heart stud earrings lilyemme by lilyemme jewelry via emmalinebride.com

Mini Heart Stud Earrings

Made of recycled sterling silver and measure just a tad over 5mm. Tiny… and an affordable price, too! Only $25. Grab a pair now before they’re gone!

xo,
-E.

DIY Rustic Place Setting

We spotted this gorgeous DIY rustic place setting and we love how easy it is to re-create this look. So, today we’re showing you how it’s done with a simple tutorial and supply list so you can wow your guests at your wedding reception, engagement party, or bridal shower! Let’s get started, shall we?

diy rustic table setting

DIY Rustic Place Setting

DIY Rustic Place Setting

supplies

o white or ivory napkins
o jute twine
o shipping tags
o black marker (I love these)
o sprig of your choice (i.e. parsley, evergreen, lavender, etc.)

how to

1. Fold napkin into a rectangle.

2. Write guest’s name on luggage tag with marker.

3. Thread a piece of twine through the tag; wrap twine around napkin and knot.

4. Slide sprig under the twine.

See? So easy!

(Photos: m & j photography via style me pretty)

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

What Should the Ring Bearer Wear? – Ask Emmaline

Hello, loves! It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question. This question comes to us from Monika who asks, “My nephew will standing up in our wedding as the ring bearer. However, I have no idea what to pick for attire. What should the ring bearer wear?” Great question, Monika! Read on to see a few examples of what the ring bearer should wear with inspiring outfits from Beane & Co. Enjoy!

What Should the Ring Bearer Wear?

So, what should the ring bearer wear? When in doubt, look to your groomsmen. The ring bearer should coordinate with their look, at least within the same level of formality. If your wedding is more formal (a classic/traditional theme, for instance), a ring bearer suit is a popular choice. This can include a dress shirt, jacket, and necktie or bow tie.

ring bearer plaid pants and bow tie with suit jacket (via What Should the Ring Bearer Wear)

For a less formal look (a beach wedding, as an example), the ring bearer should wear more casual attire (like a linen shirt, lightweight jacket, bow tie, suspenders, and shorts, weather permitting).

ring bearer suit jacket with button down shirt and shorts (via What Should the Ring Bearer Wear)

If your wedding is outdoors and you prefer a no-jacket look, he can wear dress pants with suspenders and a bow tie.

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Or, a vest with a bow tie and a coordinating hat.

ring bearer vest with bow tie and matching plaid hat (via What Should the Ring Bearer Wear)

This look works for nearly any wedding theme: a long sleeve dress shirt, necktie, and vest.

ring bearer vest with necktie and dress shirt (via What Should the Ring Bearer Wear)

And, if the groomsmen are wearing a suit and tie or tuxedo, the ring bearer should coordinate. Here’s a charming example:

ring bearer suit white jacket black pantsring bearer three piece suit (via What Should the Ring Bearer Wear)

We hope this helped to inspire his look! If you have any additional questions, let us know in the comments area below. If you liked these outfits above, you can order them (or see more) at Beane & Co., Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

xo,
-E.

5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters

Are you planning a shabby chic wedding? Then you won’t want to miss these gorgeous shabby chic wedding garters spotted over at Etta August! These soft, ultra-feminine shades, silk detail, and rosettes are ideal for your shabby chic or vintage inspired wedding. Since you can pick from a variety of colors, there’s bound to be one for every bride. However, if you don’t find one you’re head-over-heels for, you can have one custom-made just for you (one of the many reasons why we love handmade!). Read on to see which wedding garters we hand-picked for this feature and enter for a chance to win one of your own!

Shabby Chic Wedding Garters

1. The Emma

Up first, we have the ‘Emma’. I promise I didn’t pick it to be at the top because of its name (well, okay, half-promise). I love this color… and the rhinestone detail is the perfect touch.

mint silk wedding garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

2. The Charlotte

Is yellow your favorite shade? The Charlotte garter is made with layers of georgette ribbon and a handmade rosette. Shown in Lemon Chiffon and featured with a peony bloom.

yellow silk garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

3. The Adelaide

The Adelaide garter is created with a bouquet of handmade silk georgette roses in blush, peony, and lemon chiffon. Band is blush lace. This garter measures 1″ wide.

silk garter with roses via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

4. The Clementine

The Clementine garter is shown with blush, orchid, and lilac colors in an ombre style.

silk garter in blush orchid and lilac via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

5. The Blythe

If you love a bit of bling, the Blythe is right for you. This soft lace garter features a georgette silk bow and rhinestone brooch. Shown in gilded rose.

blythe silk garter via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

Shabby Chic Wedding Garter Giveaway!

Do you need a wedding garter to complete your bridal look? We’re giving one an Adelaide wedding garter (shown below) thanks to the folks over at Etta August! Find out the full details below.

garter giveaway via 5 Shabby Chic Wedding Garters at EmmalineBride.com

Choose your custom colors from this palette:

color palette

About the Garter

A bouquet of handmade silk georgette roses in shades of blush, peony and lemon chiffon adorn a blush lace covered band. Adelaide measures 1″ wide. Etta August garters stretch to comfortably fit 15″-23″ around. Each garter is packaged in our lovely keepsake box.

Each Etta August garter is handcrafted using only the highest quality materials and methods. We begin by carefully selecting and hand dying fabrics, allowing us to create a range of gorgeous hues. Details like handmade flowers and delicate lace help define our line. Etta August accessories are truly bespoke and heirloom quality.

Details

o Enter between 5/7/14-5/13/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Adelaide wedding garter in custom colors of winner’s choice. Pick colors from Etta August’s color palette (above).
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/14; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $94 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo,
-E.

7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

Are you (or someone you know) popping the question soon and shopping for an engagement ring? Understandably, it may seem a bit overwhelming at first. After all, there’s so much time, energy, money, and thought that goes into picking the perfect engagement ring. What style does she like? How much should I spend? Where do I start looking? Should I look for custom handmade rings or buy from a large chain? Does she want a diamond or an alternative engagement ring? Today we’re sharing seven tips for picking an engagement ring to help you shop. Read on to find out more…

7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

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7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

1. Pay attention to the style and shape she likes best.

Besides knowing about the 4 C’s (cut, color, clarity, and carat), it is essential to know what shape stone she likes best. Some examples are pear, marquise, princess, emerald and round, just to name a few.

round engagement ring solitaire via 7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

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2. Don’t guess on a size.

If you don’t know her ring size and want to find out (without ruining the surprise), use one of these to measure a ring she already loves to wear. Don’t assume the size; it won’t fit.

3. Do your research before you buy.

Avoid shady jewelry stores or pawn shops. Read about jewelry stores online and find out other shoppers’ comments before making a purchase. Find out about financing options, the return policy, and make sure you always get a certificate of authenticity when buying a diamond. Make sure the retailer is GIA-certified. And, make sure the ring comes with a warranty.

white gold engagement ring via 7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

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4. Ask for her hand in marriage.

Ask her father for permission to marry his daughter. It means the world to her (and her family).

5. Don’t assume a custom ring always means more expensive (or difficult to do).

If she wants a custom ring (or you think a custom design suits her style best), don’t automatically assume it will cost too much. There are some fantastic custom rings in The Marketplace with artisans ready (and excited) to bring your design to fruition. For instance, if you have a family heirloom or vintage diamond you’d like to incorporate, a custom order is a great option. Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry says they love to incorporate vintage diamonds in lieu of a brand new diamond (it’s more eco-friendly) for a custom order. (Find out more about vintage diamonds here.) Here’s an example of a vintage diamond set in a beautiful brand new setting:

vintage diamond in new ring setting via 7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

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6. Buy what she wants.

It’s her ring and you want her to love it. She is, after all, going to be wearing it every day. Make sure you listen to what she wants and find a ring that suits her unique style and individuality.

7. Don’t become too obsessed with the size or cost.

What can you afford? Chances are you’ll have a certain budget in mind… stick to it. Don’t be pressured to get a certain size diamond or spend a certain amount of money. Love isn’t measured by the size of a diamond or the cost of it. Remember, the point of an engagement ring is the promise you make… and that is the most important part of all.

Now it’s your turn…

What engagement ring tips would you add to our list?

Tell us with a comment below!

Looking for engagement rings? Shop The Marketplace now!


-E.

Damask Clutch Purse (Giveaway!)

Hi, loves! Happy Tuesday! Are you ready for a brand new giveaway? We’ve teamed up with the lovely shop known as Oyeta to give away this beautiful gray and yellow damask clutch purse to one lucky EB reader. Find out more about this bag + enter for your chance to win!

Gray and Yellow Damask Clutch Purse (by Oyeta)

Damask Clutch Purse Giveaway

This beautiful yellow and gray damask clutch purse makes a great gift for your bridesmaid. There is a foam padded interior to protect your belongings (and keep its shape). The outer material is cotton with a black inner lining and magnetic snap closure.

Gray and Yellow Damask Clutch Purse (by Oyeta)Gray and Yellow Damask Clutch Purse (by Oyeta)Gray and Yellow Damask Clutch Purse (by Oyeta)Gray and Yellow Damask Clutch Purse (by Oyeta)

Enter for a chance to win!

o Enter between 5/6/14-5/12/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: gray and yellow damask clutch purse by Oyeta (as shown above)
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/13; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $21 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter


-E.

DIY Alert: Stamp Your Own Invitations

If you’d like to dabble in DIY invitations (but with a professional edge), we have the solution for you. Have you considered stamping your own invitations? Our friend Leela of NATIVE BEAR creates these amazing stamp your own invitation sets customized for your wedding day. Whether you’re looking to stamp your own invitations, save the date, or an entire invite suite (including a response card and return address stamp), you’ll find it here. Plus, the designs are totally stylish– I couldn’t pick a favorite because I love ’em all! And, they’re hand-carved… that’s handmade to the umpth degree. Take a peek at a few stamp your own invitations sets and tell us what you think…

Stamp Your Own Invitations

There are four designs we’ve picked to share today, beginning with a feather-inspired suite.

1. Feather Crest

Stamp Your Own Invitations by NATIVE BEAR

2. Vintage Lace Doily

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3. Whimsical Heart

Stamp Your Own Invitations by NATIVE BEAR

4. Simple Arrow

Stamp Your Own Invitations by NATIVE BEAR

To see more designs, stop by NATIVE BEAR.

xo,
-E.