A Milwaukee Engagement Session >> POTD

Milwaukee engagement session with awesome couple

It’s Thursday! This very Milwaukee engagement session is our photo of the day. The photo taken by Andy from Andy Stenz Photography is one of a kind. This adorable couple loves Milwaukee and likes to show it!

Milwaukee Engagement Session

Do you love Milwaukee too? If you’re planning your own Milwaukee engagement session, these might make your photos stand out!

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8 Incredible Handmade Engagement Rings

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If you’re shopping for the perfect engagement ring, don’t forget about handmade engagement rings! A handmade engagement ring is custom-made just for her, can be personalized with accents that she’ll love (like a twig-style band, a uniquely shaped stone, or a particular gemstone instead of a traditional diamond), and is made with two hands. If the search for the perfect engagement ring is underway, you’re sure to find an incredible one in today’s post: we’re sharing eight beautiful designs by Kristin Coffin! Take a peek at what she’s been working on in her studio…

Handmade Engagement Rings

So, what makes handmade engagement rings different from the others? For starters, you can request custom designs, swap certain stones for others (artisan willing), have unique band detailing (like twigs, which we’ll show you below), and it is made just for you by two hands. That’s pretty incredible. Here’s Kristin’s studio just to give you a glimpse of the work that goes into each piece.

On to the list!

1. Halo

diamond halo engagement ring

2. Emerald Cut Moissanite

emerald cut moissanite twig engagement ring

3. Moissanite with Twig Style Band

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4. Pear Shaped Sapphire

pear shaped sapphire engagement ring with twig band

5. Budding Twig Diamond Ring

budding twig diamond engagement ring with twig style band

6. Diamond with Twig Band

diamond ring with twig band

7. Princess Cut Moissanite

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Bands, Alternative Stones + More!

You can see more at Kristin Coffin. If you love handmade and want to see more engagement rings, visit these! We work with an incredible team of handmade artisans in our exclusive Handmade Wedding Shop.

xo
-E.

Rustic Chic Arizona Wedding: Leah + Chase

This rustic chic Arizona wedding was wonderful! Leah and Chase’s wedding earlier this year was at the Shenandoah Mill in Gilbert, Arizona. Sarah from Hagerty Photography captured their rustic chic wedding and all of its details. Some of the handmade DIY details included chalkboard seating numbers, candy favors, and table photo frames. See all the love…

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Rustic Chic Arizona Wedding

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rustic chic arizona wedding bride and groom first look at Shenandoah Mill

rustic chic arizona wedding bride and groom kissing at Shenandoah Mill

Shenandoah Mill wedding with DIY rustic seating cards

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rustic chic arizona wedding bride and groom at the Shenandoah Mill

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rustic chic arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill with bride and bridesmaids in red dresses

rustic chic arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill with bride and groom

rustic chic DIY arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill with wedding card table and photos

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rustic chic DIY arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill, groom with groomsmen

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rustic chic arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill, red groomsmen socks, wedding cupcakes

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Rustic Chic DIY Vintage Wedding Hagerty Photography Sterling Weddings cupcake table, seating numbers chalkboard

rustic chic arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill guitar player table setup

rustic chic arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill, personalized photo guest book

Rustic Chic DIY Vintage Wedding Hagerty Photography Sterling Weddings photo booth decorations, wedding table decorations

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bride and groom kiss at Gilbert, Arizona wedding

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gilbert arizona wedding guests play bocce ball, bride and groom dance

rustic chic DIY arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill bride and groom dance

rustic chic arizona wedding at Shenandoah Mill

rustic chic DIY wedding at Shenandoah Mill wedding rings

rustic chic DIY wedding at Shenandoah Mill cupcake table, bride and groom cutting

Other wedding vendors and details:
The Hip Booth
Sterling Weddings and Events

Like what you’ve seen? Check out this Arizona wedding photographer Hagerty Photography. You can see Sarah’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Hagerty Photography. All rights reserved.

Cute Wedding Cupcake Topper >> Photo of the Day

This cute wedding cupcake topper can add flair to your day’s desserts. Handmade by Emmaline Bride Artist PinkCherryMama, these cute wedding cupcake toppers can be made to order. Great for any event, the toppers can be customized to fit your color and font!

Cute Wedding Cupcake Topper

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Want to make your own cupcakes? Make mini cupcakes quick and easy with a Babycakes Cupcake Maker.

Find more handmade details for your wedding in our marketplace.

Custom Wedding Chair Signs from Susabellas

One easy way to save your space at your wedding reception is with a pair of custom wedding chair signs. It’s more of a formality, really, since no one is going to steal the bride and groom’s seats. But, it is a cute idea nonetheless that can eliminate any chair confusion and add a decorative touch that will look great in your wedding photos. Check out a few custom wedding chair signs we spotted over at Susabellas, with one that has me humming a little Jack Johnson on this beautiful Wednesday morning…

custom wedding chair signs

Which one is your favorite? I like the ‘Better Together’, and the ‘Est.’ one is cute, too. These look incredibly well-made. These cute chair signs are from Susabellas, in case you want to grab a set of your own. Love handmade finds like these? You’ll adore the Handmade Wedding Shop! ♥

What will your chair signs say?

xo
-E.

75+ Creative Wedding Table Names

We get it, wedding table numbers might not be your thing. You crave different. You’re searching for something unique. Well, darling, you’ve come to the right place! Wedding table names are more interactive; guests will spark conversation immediately upon entering your reception. In this post, you’ll find the ultimate list of wedding table names so you can incorporate your own personal, heartfelt touches into your handcrafted wedding. Which wedding table names are your favorite? Which ones would you absolutely never pick? What would you add to the list?

Wedding Table Names

1. Significant dates (when you met, when you got engaged, etc.)

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2. Married couples in your family that have meaning to you
3. First date locations
4. Different types of wine (merlot, chardonnay, etc.)

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5. Movies you’ve seen together or favorite movie couples

rose and jack from titanic

i’ll never let go, jack

6. If you went to college together, names of buildings on campus
7. Capitals
8. Places you’d like to travel together in your future
9. Photos of you at particular ages corresponding to that table number (Age 1 = Table 1)

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10. Book titles
11. Favorite Married TV Show Couples


that cory + topanga tho

12. Names of favorite poems
13. The word Love translated in different languages
14. Map coordinates of significant places
15. Places where family members have traveled from to attend
16. Cities you’ve traveled together

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17. Sports teams or names of athletes
18. Streets you’ve lived on
19. Sporting venues or sporting events
20. Types of flowers

poppy watercolor wedding table names

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21. Famous landmarks
22. Rivers
23. Names of parks
24. Types of botanical plants
25. Spices (ideal if you’re a couple who loves to cook together)
26. Cheeses (goes well with a wine themed wedding)
27. Favorite romantic comedies
28. Best romantic moments in film
29. Seasons
30. Favorite song titles

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31. Song titles from one central band (i.e. The Beatles)
32. Butterflies
33. Trees
34. Plants
35. Kings and Queens
36. Presidents
37. Names of favorite albums
38. Names of favorite rock bands
39. Favorite board game titles
40. Favorite movie titles
41. Names of famous monuments
42. Favorite poets
43. Superheroes
44. TV or book characters
45. Favorite authors
46. Famous places you’d like to visit
47. Favorite classical music piece
48. Desserts
49. Cocktails
50. Colors
51. Favorite tv shows

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this might be my favorite of the wedding table names! don’t seat me at gunther.

52. Beers or breweries
(*EB TIP: if you’ve visited breweries, save a coaster and incorporate it into your table number design)

53. Transportation
54. Restaurants
55. Favorite foods
56. Sports
57. Cocktails
58. Animals
59. Slang from a particular era (rad, retro, right on, etc.)
60. Subjects in school
61. Nicknames you have for each other
62. Cake icing flavors (salted caramel, buttercream, etc.)
63. Candy Bars
64. Cookies
65. Video Game Characters
66. Coffee blends
67. Types of Tea
68. Patterns (Quatrefoil, Chevron, Plaid, etc.)
69. Bond movies
70. Pies
71. Favorite actors or actresses
72. Safari animals
73. Names of Pets
74. Fish
75. Instruments
76. Names of wineries
77. Cartoon characters
78. Gemstones
79. Real (or Fictional) Places on TV (Pawnee, Indiana, anyone?)

+ literally hundreds more. Pick something that has significant meaning to you as a couple. Once you find it, you’ll know!

What wedding table names would you add to the list?

Sunflower Wedding Bouquets for Fall

The time is finally here: autumn. We can breathe in crisp cool air, drink pumpkin-spice coffees, watch the leaves change colors, go to the cider mill… oh, you know, all of those cliché fall festivities people secretly crave. Like me. You too? One of my favorite fall thing is to decorate our home with cozy details, deep rich hues, and heavy emphasis on sunflowers. I would go so far as to say I recently popped into my favorite craft store just to grab a bunch of these September blooms, possibly even for an upcoming feature (!) But I digress. Sunflower wedding bouquets are one of the most beautiful parts of a late summer / fall wedding and today you’re in luck. We’re sharing a handful of sunflower wedding bouquets to inspire you. Don’t be afraid to carry an entire bouquet of these gorgeous blooms… they go with every color palette and look rich + full with just a few stems bunched together. They’re affordable, too! Love, love, love.


I also love that sunflower wedding archway for the ceremony! What a lovely + whimsical touch.

Sunflower Wedding Bouquets

in order of photo

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Will you carry a sunflower wedding bouquet at your fall wedding?

xo
-E.

Hipster Styled Engagement Session >> POTD

This hipster styled engagement session might just be your sense of inspiration. If you’re hip, have a unique style, and like retro, than this photo of the day is for you! Sandra from White Ivory Photography captured this couple, while the photo shoot was styled by A Vintage Soiree. What items will you include in your engagement session? Let us know.

Hipster Styled Engagement Session

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8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

Your wedding is unlike anyone else’s, so why the pressure to wear a wedding veil like most brides do? Although a wedding veil is the traditional choice, it’s not the only choice for what you’ll wear in your hair. In fact, there are dozens of alternative wedding veil ideas that can be worn to accommodate any wedding theme, hairstyle, or personal preference. In this post, we’re sharing eight alternative wedding veil ideas from Tessa Kim‘s new collection for 2015. We’ve found eight totally unique alternative ideas that will inspire you to think outside the wedding veil. (P.S. If you love a wedding veil, but can’t decide between a veil or an alternative, do both: the bridal veil can be worn during the ceremony and the accessory piece can be worn for the reception. Boom. Solved.)

Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas

The most important thing to remember when selecting your wedding veil (or alternative) is to pick one that best suits your style. If it feels comfortable and flatters you, it’s the one. If not, move along: you’ll find the perfect choice for you eventually (just like your wedding dress!) Here are a handful of alternative wedding veil ideas below to inspire you.

#1 Wedding Headband

wedding headband | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#2 Wedding Hair Clip

gorgeous hair clip for bridal veil alternative | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#3 Bridal Cap

bridal cap | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#4 Bridal Headband

wedding headband | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#5 Bridal Hair Clip

beautiful bridal hair clip | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#6 Wedding Hair Crown

wedding hair crown | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#7 Headband

wedding headband | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

#8 Wedding Headwrap

bridal cap hair wrap | 8 Alternative Wedding Veil Ideas from Tessa Kim

You won’t believe the others! See more right here.

credits //

Photography: Deyla Huss

Location: Villa Catalana Cellars

Makeup/hair: Jennifer from Face Body Beauty

Styling: Petalos Design

Dresses: Elizabeth Dye

Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX

Isn’t this collection gorgeous? You can see more at Tessa Kim, Featured Artist in the Handmade Wedding Shop.

♥ Tell Us:

Which of these alternative wedding veil ideas is your favorite? Why?

I Can’t Wait to Marry You Card

I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday. And, I remember the night before the wedding, not being able to fall asleep because I just couldn’t wait to marry my husband. We kept things exciting by not chatting the day of the wedding, waiting until the moment when he saw my eyes meet his down the aisle for the first time. Although, now that I think of it, it would have been fun to stash a pair of these or sew on one of these or have the Best Man deliver an I Can’t Wait to Marry You card, like this one. Here’s what you do: fill it out the night before the wedding. Write down all of those emotional, heartfelt, totally honest things you’re feeling and write them down. Put them in the card. Sign it. Seal it. Bring it with you to the ceremony and have it hand-delivered by your Maid of Honor or Best Man. Seriously, he’ll love it. Wouldn’t you love it if he surprised you with an I Can’t Wait to Marry You Card?

I Can't Wait to Marry You Card

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Photo: Bradley Images.

This is another cute idea: the bride made a collage of photos that spelled out, “I Can’t Wait to Marry You” and surprised her groom the morning of the wedding. Via

I Can't Wait to Marry You Card

xo
-E.