Posted April 30, 2013 | ♥ 2 Comments
Do you love mason jars? Are you looking for the best, most creative mason jar ideas for your handmade wedding, home, or just because? You’ve come to the right place! In the past, we’ve talked about mason jar escort cards, smores in a jar, mason jar gift ideas — even mason jar mistakes to avoid. Today, though, we’re bringing forth an entirely new batch of mason jar ideas + inspiration from all across the web. Many of these ideas are DIY projects, while others are handmade by talented artisans across the globe. Some mason jar ideas are taken from Real Weddings to inspire your own perfect wedding day look with a homespun, mason-jar-inspired charm. So, go ahead and order a set of mason jars (these are my favorite — but they’re limited edition!) because after seeing this list you’re going to want to get right to work. So, without further adieu, read on to see which mason jar ideas made the list. Which one will you create?
Posted April 30, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
Are you planning a handmade wedding that’s a little bit whimsical and a whole lotta fun? This post is for you! Embroidered wedding ideas have been popping up all over the place and we’re loving the new-fashioned finds. Today’s new-fashioned embroidery features brilliant pops of color and pretty patterned fabric (like polka dots, chevron, and striped lines) and isn’t limited to an embroidery hoop alone. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up eight embroidered wedding ideas by Danielle of The Merriweather Council, an expert in embroidered arts. Each of these items is handmade and designed to be enjoyed at your wedding – and beyond! – in your home. As Danielle puts it, “When your wedding is over (sad face), you can keep these hoops and display them in your home (happy face!).” We couldn’t agree more! Read on to find out more… and, as always, we hope you enjoy!
Embroidered Wedding Ideas
1. Embroidery Hoop Table Decor
Embroidered hoop art is one sure-fire way to personalize your space.
Posted April 29, 2013 | ♥ 140 Comments
Want to win a FREE custom wedding monogram for your wedding? Do you love wedding decor you can re-use in your home after the big day? You’re in luck: this week, you can win a custom wedding monogram from the lovely shop of Pinwheel Fair! One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a FREE 15″ unfinished custom wedding monogram made of wood and personalized especially for the winner. Display your custom monogram at your wedding reception and re-use afterward as home decor. Read on to find out more about this week’s handmade wedding prize and find out how you can win! Good luck!
Posted April 29, 2013 | ♥ 3 Comments
Brides: Skipping the veil? Looking for a little boho-inspired wedding style? Look no further: we’ve found the hottest new 2013 wedding accessory you’ll want to get your hands on: a hair crown! Wedding hair crowns – also known as hair wreaths – make a lovely alternative to a wedding veil and can complement many wedding hairstyles. And, we give wedding hair crowns bonus points for being able to accomplish a boho-inspired style with low-key maintenance AND an elegant bridal “look”. To inspire your search for the perfect hair crown, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest new styles by the lovely Acute Designs. Regina is a woman of many talents (she’s the shop owner, designer, and model!) and we’re honored to share these pieces from her new 2013 bridal collection. Read on to see why we’re loving these wedding hair crowns + get inspired for your upcoming wedding. And, thank you to Anna Delores Photography who captured the beautiful images below. Enjoy!
Posted April 26, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
Mint? Peach? Ivory? Champagne? How do you choose a wedding color palette to suit your unique style? Today we’re showing you how to choose a wedding color palette with five of the best wedding color palette resources. Your wedding is all about color and it’s easier to find a perfect color palette than ever before! Read on to get inspired with the five best wedding color palette resources, find out how you can score FREE custom color swatches sent straight to your door, add a few new websites to your radar, and more! Enjoy!
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Love a wedding wristlet but prefer the look of a clutch? Can’t decide which one to buy for your wedding? Don’t decide between the two… you can get both for the price of one! Today we’re showing you how it’s done thanks to the brilliant idea behind Keep Bags, the wedding wristlet and clutch purse in one handmade by Dana Cooper. Each Keep Bag features two removable bangles for wear as a wristlet; remove the bangles and your bag converts into a chic clutch style purse. And, since each of these Keep Bags is handmade, no one else’s will be quite like yours. So, if you’re on the hunt for a chic and stylish wedding wristlet bag, look no further: we’ve found a few we know you’ll love! Plus, we’re sharing a sweet story about a bride’s custom order in tribute to her mother. Read on for more…
Posted April 25, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
This rustic chic wedding photo shoot is great inspiration for the bride-to-be! This rousing photo session includes Ashley and Jordan, a stunning couple, at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville, GA. Ideas for the photo shoot came from photographer Sarah Todd, owner of Simply Sarah Photography. Sarah tells us, “The ideas for this shoot came from my love of rustic-chic weddings. I love the contrast of a gorgeous gown out in the woods against the natural elements. I chose Foxhall as our venue because of it’s beautiful gentle rolling landscape and the pretty barn that created the perfect backdrop for our session. All in all I think the images captured really showcase exactly what it is that our Southern Brides can’t get enough of!” What do you think?
Posted April 25, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
Writing thank you notes is probably not the first thing on your mind right now as you plan your wedding. However, writing thank you notes is a very important part of the planning process. If you get organized now, writing thank you notes after the honeymoon will be a breeze! Today we’re showing you ten shortcuts for writing thank you notes PLUS inspiring you with thank you notes by the beautiful Nostalgic Imprints. In this post, you’ll find inspiration for thank you notes, ideas to get organized, find out how to save time + money, and be on your way to enjoying more of your honeymoon after the big day. Enjoy!
Posted April 24, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: have you found the perfect dress but want to add a little something extra? A bridal sash is a welcome addition to any gown to add a pop of color, bling, or an heirloom detail to your dress in seconds. Today we’re showing you how to choose a bridal sash in three easy steps, along with inspiration from the lovely SparkleSM, an expert in the bridal sash industry. So, grab that huge afternoon cup of coffee (um, I recently discovered carrot cake coffee and I’m hooked!) – or tea – and read on to find out how to choose a bridal sash + get a dose of handmade loveliness after the jump! Enjoy!
Posted April 24, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, brides! Have you decided on your wedding favors yet? Today we’re sharing some macaron wedding favor inspiration thanks to the folks at Le Bonbon. But first… what is a macaron? A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection made of eggs, sugar (icing sugar and granulated sugar), ground almond or almond powder, and food coloring. Macarons have become all the rage in the wedding industry over the past few years, and we don’t see these sweet confections going anywhere soon. Read on for six reasons to use macarons as wedding favors PLUS find out where to buy ‘em. Enjoy!
Posted April 23, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
Welcome to this handmade laid-back wedding! Karis and Josiah’s wedding was everything they wanted it to be: stress free and laid-back. They tell us, “We wanted less of a party and more of a family gathering… a gathering filled with family and friends that wanted to share in our joy on our day. I didn’t want to choose colors or a theme that was too trendy. We chose a neutral color theme of grey, browns, and creams. The overall theme we wanted was handmade, homey, vintage, and romantic.” Karis and Josiah’s wedding was one that you’re sure to enjoy with stylish photography by Kaity Whitman from Photo Love Photography! Read on to see more…
Posted April 23, 2013 | ♥ 4 Comments
True or false: the guest book is an important detail of your reception. True! You will treasure a guest book (or guest book alternative) after the wedding to remember who shared in your special day. (Read more about why you need one). With so many fun + unique new guest book alternatives, today’s guest book is anything but boring… and today we’re making sure your guest book goes off without a hitch! Find out about seven guest book mistakes to avoid to ensure guests stop by your guest book (or alternative), sign in, and leave a memorable note for you to enjoy for years to come. We’ll also give you some tips on where to find delightful handmade wedding guest books, guest book alternatives, and guest book supplies for your wedding. PLUS, we’re offering a FREE printable guest book sign for you to print. Enjoy!
P.S. Isn’t this guest book gorgeous? We love it! By In Or Out Media.