posted on July 29, 2011 3 Comments
Move over, chair sash – there’s a new decoration dominating the wedding scene! Chair ribbons – a favorite of ours here at Emmaline Bride – are becoming a popular wedding decor option. We think it’s because they are easy-to-DIY, add instant whimsy AND incorporate punchy pops of color. Use chair ribbons for weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers, birthday parties… anything, really! It’s easy to do and requires plenty of ribbon, scissors, and a little prep time. Simply add similar shades of ribbon to the backs of chairs by tying them onto the top rung. Add a few different types of ribbon fabric to add an added element of texture. If you’re short on time (and, perhaps ribbon) use the chair ribbons for the head table or exclusively for the bride and groom chairs. I love this idea so much – now if only we could decorate all the chairs in the office this way… hmmmm….
posted on July 29, 2011 7 Comments
Happy Friday, lovelies! Was this the fastest week ever? We spotted the cutest DIY mini wedding cake ever seen comprised of vanilla cake, strawberries, whipped cream, and fondant. YUM! This looks like the perfect sized cake for the head table. And, to make things even easier – this cake is DIY! Learn how to bake your own via the link below…
posted on July 28, 2011 3 Comments
If you’re wondering how to choose a wedding band, you’ve come to the right place! Selecting the perfect wedding band for you is easier if you keep in mind four key elements: design, lifestyle, comfort, and quality…
posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments
lovelies groom! Yes, we’re kicking off an exciting new series today highlighting a few of our favorite handmade wedding items for the groom + his ‘men. We always feature finds for the bride and now it’s the groom’s turn. Our first round-up today features bow ties for the groom and groomsmen in a variety of different patterns, styles, and colors. Every man ought to have a bowtie (or two) in their collection and handmade bow ties are a great place to start! If your groom isn’t exactly bow-loving, neckties are also available! Take a peek at seven of our favorite styles:
posted on July 27, 2011 1 Comment
I love the idea of a bridal hair bow, but I’ve found that many look either too small and understated, too kid-like, or a bit over the top. At the risk of pulling a Goldilocks, I’d venture to say that this vintage bridal bow is “just right”. This vintage bridal bow headband – named “Sunday Romance” – is handmade by White Truffle, maker of swoon-worthy accessories. This particular piece features a vintage 1940′s rhinestone brooch, secured onto a handmade white tulle bow. The bow is attached to a comfortable silver headband for a no-muss, no-fuss bridal hairstyle and measures 8″ from end to end. This bridal bow is bound to make you look fabulous on your wedding day and ever after.
posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments
When you begin planning your wedding centerpieces, keep an eye out for accessories that offer multi-functionality. Accessories which offer dual functions will reduce your centerpiece set up time dramatically and eliminate clutter on your tables. This is especially useful when planning an outdoor wedding reception, as tables are typically smaller in size and space is limited. One of our favorite decor pieces which offers dual functionality is this rustic burlap candle holder + vase combination. By day, this burlap vase displays floral bouquets beautifully (tip: use wildflowers for added whimsy!). By night, replace the flowers with votive candles for a romantic glow at your reception site. The vase is re-purposed with handmade details by Sweet C’s Designs. It is wrapped in burlap and tied with jute ribbon for a rustic look. The vase can be customzes with small initials, a fleur de lis, a custom quote, or your wedding day for a personalized touch.
posted on July 27, 2011 5 Comments
Good Morning! To kick off the AM, we’re talking about superheros among us. Everyone has a hero in his or her life; some are lucky enough to even have a “superhero” – the highest ranked of the heros. I am lucky to have a superhero and it is my husband. He offers up the best advice and support on a daily basis, makes me laugh so hard I cry at least once per day and he makes the most delicious grilled cheese and turkey sandwiches. He is my best friend! (What else could a girl ask for?) So, we want to know: who is your hero? Is it your best friend? Your loved one? Do you have a superhero – and is it your groom-to-be? We hope so! If it is, turn the sweet sentiment into a superhero photo op. Have your groom wear a superman t-shirt underneath his tuxedo or suit. (P.S. most guys already own a Superman t-shirt; just dig through his closet, I swear it’s in there somewhere!) Have the groomsmen each wear a different superhero t-shirt under their tuxes or suits, too. Then, have the bridesmaid assist in this awesome superhero photo op…
posted on July 26, 2011 3 Comments
Hold on to your veils, lovelies – this is one awe-inspiring gown! We have featured a few of Claire LeFaye‘s gorgeous gowns in the past, but the floor length version of “Pocket Full of Posies” is our new favorite from her collection. This wedding gown with ruffles is a silk chiffon dream with a drapey, fabulously flattering fit. It features a soft silk chiffon corset with two layers of romantic ruffles at the top right bust. Hand-sewn roses (the posies, if you will) cascade in an arc from the top left to the bottom of the right side waist and is my absolute favorite detail. I’m not sure you’d want to take this gown off at the end of the night… it looks fabulous AND comfortable to wear, too. But, enough about the details… you’ve gotta see it for yourself!
posted on July 26, 2011 1 Comment
If you’re looking for a whimsical cake topper you can display after the wedding day, look no further! These adorable cake topper birds by Cinnamon Birds are perfect. I think our favorite part of these beautiful birds are the accessories. Check out some of the options available below such as a bridal veil, top hat, flower bouquet, crown, a string of pearls, and more!
posted on July 25, 2011 7 Comments
With wedding day balloons abound, Nick and Ella celebrated their San Francisco wedding at the historical Old Mint. Nick and Ella incorporated beautiful details and added their own symbolic elements into making their destination wedding absolutely perfect. Their photographer Jennifer Wiley from JWiley Photography captured the wedding day fun from start to finish.